• Mom on trial accused of killing 5-year-old with salt

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A confounding and heartbreaking murder case alleging that a mother purposely poisoned her 5-year-old son with salt and documented his decline on social media began Monday in the New York suburbs.

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  • Bodies, Vehicle Found in Georgia Search for Missing Craigslist Car Couple

    A suspect has turned himself in to authorities investigating the disappearance of a Georgia couple who vanished last week while going to meet someone to buy a vintage car

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  • Drone crashes at White House; hobbyist says it's his

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A two-foot-long drone apparently flown by a hobbyist crashed on the White House grounds Monday in an extraordinary, if unintended, breach that raised fresh questions about the president's security — and a growing threat from the sky.

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  • Texas teen in custody on suspicion of drowning three-month-old baby girl

    A 14-year-old Dallas girl was taken into custody on Monday on suspicion of drowning her 3-month-old relative while the baby girl's mother was away, police said. Police did not release names of those involved in the case or give details about the relationship between the teen taken into custody and…

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    Church of England consecrates first woman bishop (22 photos)

    The Church of England consecrated its first woman bishop on Monday, the culmination of years of efforts by Church modernizers to overcome opposition from traditionalists - one of whom briefly shouted a protest during the service. More than two decades after the Church allowed women to become…

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  • Sixth body found after fire at Maryland waterfront mansion

    (Reuters) - A sixth body was recovered on Monday from the rubble of a waterfront Maryland mansion destroyed by fire a week ago, and all the victims are believed to have been found, officials said. "All occupants are believed to be accounted for," the Anne Arundel County Fire Department said in a…

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  • 2 planes evacuated in Seattle, 3rd flight diverted to Dallas

    SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — Two planes were evacuated upon arrival at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Sunday due to what a spokesman called a "security concern."

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  • U.S. government unveils goal to move Medicare away from fee-for-service

    By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Monday unveiled an ambitious plan to control health costs by moving the $2.9 trillion U.S. health systems away from costly fee-for-service medicine, beginning with the Medicare program for the elderly and disabled. By the end of…

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  • First beheading under new Saudi king stirs attention

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Monday executed a man convicted of raping several girls in a case that has captured the kingdom's attention and marks the first beheading carried out under the newly enthroned King Salman.

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  • Boeing will be first to carry US astronauts to space

    Boeing will be the first commercial company to carry a NASA astronaut to space in July 2017 under a contract with the US space agency, followed by its competitor SpaceX, officials said Monday. NASA is funneling billions of dollars to both companies so that they can replace American access to the…

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    Girl dies after being found hanging from security bars at Fresno County home

    A 4-year-old girl is dead after family members say she tried to climb out a window with security bars on Sunday.

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  • Washington state mother accused of slashing throats of her three children

    A Washington state mother is facing attempted murder charges after she slashed the throats of her 6-month-old twins and their toddler older sibling, all of whom were expected to survive, Olympia police said on Monday. The mother, 28-year-old Christina Booth, told police in an emergency call on…

    Reuters
  • Zambia's new leader drops white vice president

    Zambia’s newly-elected President Edgar Lungu dropped vice president Guy Scott -- who was briefly Africa's only white leader -- from his administration when he announced his cabinet on Monday. As interim president since the death in office of Michael Sata in October, Scott had been the first white…

    AFP
  • Twins who became 'significant rats' to cartel await sentence

    CHICAGO (AP) — In the underworld of illegal drug trafficking, identical twins Pedro and Margarito Flores rose from middling Chicago dealers to partners of Mexico's most notorious cartel lord, eventually building a nearly $2 billion franchise that spanned much of North America.

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  • More than 40 Philippine police killed in clash with Muslims

    More than 40 Philippine police commandos were killed in an 11-hour firefight with Muslim rebels which erupted while they were chasing one of the region's most wanted militants, police said Monday. The clash -- which broke out despite a peace pact with the main rebel group -- was "the single largest…

    AFP
  • Five big myths about Samuel Adams in the History Channel series

    American TV viewers got to see part one of the History Channel's mini-series about Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty on Sunday night, and true to its word, the series was more fiction than fact.

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  • Dog gets 2nd chance in Utah after escaping death in Indiana

    KANAB, Utah (AP) — A dog is getting a new lease on life at a Utah animal sanctuary a month after escaping a worse fate in Indiana: being euthanized and having its cremated ashes mixed with those of its late owner.

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