• B.B. King death probed as homicide after poison claim: coroner

    Las Vegas police have launched a homicide investigation into the death of B.B. King, a coroner's office said Monday, after the daughters of the blues guitar legend reportedly accused his aides of poisoning him. King died aged 89 on May 14 in Las Vegas, where he lived while he kept up a gruelling…

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  • Fighter Jets Scramble Following at Least 6 Reports of Threats to Passenger Planes, Officials Say

    At least six flights were impacted by threats at airports in New York, New Jersey and Boston today, according to airlines and law enforcement. An Air France plane was escorted to JFK Airport in New York City this morning after an anonymous threat was made against the flight, law enforcement…

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  • Cause of death of child in swing undetermined after autopsy

    BALTIMORE (AP) — An autopsy has been completed on a child who was found dead in a park swing as his mother pushed him, but the cause of death remains under investigation, police said Monday.

    Associated Press
  • Fatal cherry picker accident occurred during demonstration

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A cherry picker accident that left a man and a boy dead and injured three other children happened as the man was giving the neighborhood kids a demonstration of the elevated lift, authorities said.

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  • China to project its military further and stronger

    China said Tuesday it would project its military power further beyond its sea borders and more assertively in the air, defending the construction of artificial islands which sparked concern in Washington. The People's Liberation Army navy will put greater emphasis on "open seas protection" rather…

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    Storms and deadly floods hit Texas and Oklahoma (39 photos)

    Record rainfall wreaked havoc across a swath of the Plains and Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods in normally dry riverbeds, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people in Texas from their homes. Tornadoes struck, severely damaging an apartment complex in Houston, Texas. A firefighter…

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  • Bones in SF Bay Area found to be student missing since 1982

    FREMONT, California (AP) — Bones found in the San Francisco Bay Area are those of a Swedish exchange student who disappeared in the area in 1982, authorities said Monday.

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  • Man diagnosed with Lassa fever dies in US after Liberia trip

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey man died Monday evening after been diagnosed with Lassa fever — a frightening infectious disease from West Africa that is rarely seen in the United States, a federal health official said.

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  • Sharapova jeered off court, Murray breezes through

    Defending champion Maria Sharapova reached the French Open second round on Monday but was jeered by fans after she refused to carry out an on-court TV interview. Second-seeded Sharapova defeated Estonian Kaia Kanepi 6-2, 6-4 to set up a clash against Russian Fed Cup teammate Vitalia Diatchenko. "I…

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  • This light bulb costs less than $1 and fits in your wallet

    For just 89 cents, you can put a lightbulb in your pocket that will add a glow to summer gatherings -- and maybe even win you a bet or two.

    CNET
  • Somali militants attack Kenyan police, at least one dead

    By Humphrey Malalo and George Obulutsa NAIROBI (Reuters) - Islamist militants from Somalia attacked two police patrols in neighbouring Kenya on Tuesday, triggering a gun battle in a rural area hit by a string of cross-border raids, both sides said. Somalia's al Shabaab fighters said they had killed…

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    Kingsburg High School teens commit suicide just days apart

    Heartbreak in Kingsburg. Two high school students take their lives days apart. This just months after a sophomore is killed in a car crash.

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  • Couple missing 2 weeks in California drank rain, ate oranges

    WARNER SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — An elderly husband and wife stranded for two weeks in Southern California's high desert ate oranges and a pie and drank rain water that they collected in cups, but the 79-year-old husband died at some point before the couple's rescue, authorities said Monday.

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  • Full-house in Kiev bar inspired by Russian propaganda

    The title of the menu, "Long live Junta", and its Hitler-like caricatures of Vladimir Putin are some of the more benign gags at a new bar in Kiev packed nightly with crowds. Opened this month, the Karatel bar, whose name translates as "The Punisher", offers a tongue-in-cheek gastronomical take on…

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  • Man convicted in 1985 cult killings dies in Nebraska prison

    TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — A man who had spent three decades on Nebraska's death row for the 1985 cult killings of two people, including a 5-year-old boy, has died in prison, officials said Monday.

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  • Saudi executes 88th person this year, topping 2014 total

    Saudi Arabia on Tuesday carried out its 88th execution so far this year, surpassing the total for all of 2014 despite activists' concerns that trials are not conducted fairly. Activists are unable to explain specific reasons for the surge and officials have not commented.

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  • South African rhino survives horrific attack by poachers

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The rhino's rescuers gave her a name: Hope.

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  • Sudden Infant Deaths Linked to Elevation

    Babies who live at high elevations, those above 8,000 feet (2,438 meters), may face a slightly increased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, new research finds. "The absolute risk [of SIDS] remains very low, and … this is in no way a call to abandon residence [in] or visits to…

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