• Outrage over 10-year-old Paraguayan pregnant by stepfather

    The case of a 10-year-old girl raped and impregnated by her stepfather has triggered outrage in Paraguay, where the health minister has blocked her from having an abortion. The girl's mother has been arrested for helping her partner, Gilberto Benitez Zarate, flee from the authorities after his…

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  • Woman seeks rescue from boyfriend in online pizza order

    AVON PARK, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida woman helped save herself and her children by sending a message in an online pizza order that asked employees to call 911 because she was being held hostage.

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  • Texas' top officer: Snoop Dogg a 'dope smoking cop hater'

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' chief law enforcement official called Snoop Dogg a "dope smoking cop hater" before reprimanding a state trooper who posed for a picture with the rapper, according to emails made public Wednesday.

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  • California approves first statewide seawater desalination rules

    By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California regulators on Wednesday adopted the first statewide rules for the permitting of seawater desalination projects that are expected to proliferate as drought-stricken communities increasingly turn to the ocean to supplement their drinking…

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  • The Fascinating Story Behind Why So Many Nail Technicians Are Vietnamese

    Most Americans recognize Tippi Hedren for her starring role in Alfred Hitchcock’s horror film The Birds—but among the Vietnamese American community, her reputation is for something a little more serious: being a cornerstone of the immigrant community's economy. Forty years ago, the Hollywood actor…

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  • Missouri woman pleads guilty in relatives' poisoning deaths

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman has admitted that she plotted with her mother to fatally poison her brother and father using antifreeze, and that she attempted to kill her sister the same way.

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  • 'Ultimate Survival Alaska' personality found dead in Alaska

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An outdoorsman and past character on National Geographic's reality show "Ultimate Survival Alaska" has been found shot dead, and Alaska State Troopers were investigating the case as a homicide.

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  • Rape added to murder and cannibalism charges against Indiana man

    A southern Indiana man who is facing a possible death penalty on charges that he killed his ex-girlfriend and ate part of her body has now been charged with raping her, an attorney representing the defendant said on Tuesday. The added charge against Joseph Oberhansley is intended to bolster the…

    Reuters
  • Third goal takes Barcelona tie beyond Bayern: Guardiola

    Barcelona (AFP) - Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola lamented his side's capitulation to a Lionel Messi-inspired Barcelona as the Catalans scored three times in the final 13 minutes to win the first-leg of their Champions League semi-final 3-0.

    AFP
  • Navy SEAL Workout Anyone Can Do: How It Came to Be

    While on deployment in the 1990s, Navy SEAL Randy Hetrick ran into a problem: How do you maintain a world-class level of physical fitness without anywhere to train? He tied a knot in the belt and threw it over the top of a door and started leaning back and lifting his body weight. Then, he dug out…

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  • Relative: Mom charged with killing daughter cared for her

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A woman charged with killing her adult daughter and dumping her body in a field raised three girls alone after her husband died and cared for her daughter very much, a relative said Wednesday.

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  • Why ISIS now has a 5-star hotel for its fighters

    Over the weekend, the Islamic State group released photos of the newly renovated Ninawa International Hotel, a five-star establishment in Mosul now open to fighters for the militant group. The revamping of the hotel also gives Westerners another glimpse into the Islamic State’s success at funding…

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  • Hezbollah fighters attack Syrian al Qaeda gathering along border

    Lebanese Hezbollah militants attacked a gathering of leaders of al Qaeda's Syrian branch and other insurgents in an area along Lebanon's eastern border with Syria on Wednesday, killing three of them, the group's television channel said. Shi'ite Muslim Hezbollah, a staunch ally of Syrian President…

    Reuters
  • There's an Unexpected Downside to More Kids Getting Free Meals at School

    The blurred lines between economic classes in the cafeteria have made it harder to determine the number of students who receive free or reduced-priced meals—the primary statistic used to determine the level of poverty in a school or a district. Jill Barshay, a columnist for education analysis…

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  • Tesla’s game-changing 7kWh home battery has a significant flaw

    Tesla recently unveiled its Powerwall battery system that aims to change the way we use and store energy in our homes. However, Bloomberg is reporting that the 7kWh Powerwall doesn’t yet work well with rooftop solar power sources, which could be a major issue for early adopters hoping to use it as…

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    The Trans-Pacific partnership (14 photos)

    President Obama is seeking negotiating authority to complete a 12-nation Trans-Pacific partnership trade deal. The legislation would give Obama congressional direction on what to include in the agreement. Once completed, Congress could only approve or reject the deal, not amend it. Rep. Paul Ryan,…

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  • Migrant misery continues as Italy backlash gathers force

    Italy's financial and customs police said Wednesday they had rescued 98 starving migrants who had been drifting in the Mediterranean for two days without food or water. The asylum seekers picked up overnight by the Monte Cimone patrol boat off Sicily had been at sea for a total of 12 days in a…

    AFP
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    Paris picture overlays (22 photos)

    It is already one of the world’s most iconic cities, but this incredible collection shows how much Paris has changed over the course of the past century. The collection, by French photographer Julien Knez, shows Paris in the 1940s against a backdrop of how the same places look today. Knez says he…

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