• KFC Is Going to Court to Dispel Rumors of GMO Spider Chickens

    KFC wants the world to know: There’s no such thing as an eight-legged, six-winged chicken. Apparently, the rumors have proved so persistent in China, where KFC is the largest fast-food purveyor of fried chicken, that parent company Yum Brands has filed suit against three companies, according to…

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  • After three decades on death row, Texas inmate set for execution

    By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas is set on Wednesday to execute Lester Bower, one of the longest-serving inmates on the state's death row who says he was wrongly convicted of killing four men in 1983 and has spent three decades trying to halt his capital punishment. Lawyers for…

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  • Lion kills American tourist driving in S. African park

    A lion leapt through a open car window and mauled to death an American tourist at a privately-run game park just outside Johannesburg on Monday, a park official said. "There was a car driving to the lion camp and the lion did come through the window and bite the lady," Scott Simpson, operations…

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  • Deaths of two children in Connecticut home deemed 'suspicious'

    (Reuters) - A 5-year-old boy and 7-year-old girl were found dead on Tuesday in a Connecticut home where gas was detected, and police were treating the deaths as suspicious, the Hartford Courant reported. A despondent 36-year-old woman was found outside the East Haven home and taken to the hospital…

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  • Russian missile maker: MH17 shot down by Ukrainian missile

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian maker of the Buk air defense missile system said Tuesday that it has concluded that Malaysian Airlines flight 17 was downed by an older version of the missile, which isn't in service with the Russian military but is in Ukrainian arsenals.

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  • These Are the Hardest States in America to Be LGBT

    Images of LGBT people across American society are more diverse: Caitlyn Jenner, the former Olympian, is one vivid example. The report also notes that nearly 90 percent of LGBT people live in states where their children aren’t legally protected from discrimination for having a LGBT parent. Nearly 60…

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  • Parents Welcome Daughters' Boyfriends Into The Family

    DEAR ABBY: We have two lovely daughters in their 20s. The older one lives with her boyfriend. They are expecting a baby soon. Our younger daughter lives with us, and she's planning on moving in with her boyfriend.We're an old married couple, and we're not sure how to treat our daughters'…

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  • 'Baby warehouses' put African infants at risk in Israel

    It is nap-time at Felizia's daycare centre, a squalid street-level flat in Tel Aviv where loud pop music drowns out the miserable cries of dozens of children and babies cooped up inside. Run by a corpulent Ghanian woman, it is one of dozens of unlicensed establishments which have sprouted up across…

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  • Beau Biden's Death: 5 Facts About Brain Cancer

    It's not clear what type of brain cancer Biden had, but in 2013, he had a small lesion removed from his brain, according to The New York Times. Some politicians thought Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden and former attorney general of Delaware, might be well enough to run for governor of…

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  • $1 million bail for California woman charged in road rage death of Navy officer

    By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A San Diego judge set bail at $1 million on Tuesday for a 25-year-old woman charged with murder in what police said was a road rage killing of a U.S. Navy special operations officer on a busy freeway. Darla Renee Jackson is accused of ramming her car into the…

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  • Bear killed after biting 2 people at Colorado campsite

    DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — People at a Colorado campsite fought off a bear that was later killed by authorities after it bit one man in the head and attacked another person, official said.

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    Chinese cruise ship sinks (43 photos)

    Divers on Tuesday pulled three people alive from inside a capsized cruise ship and searched for other survivors, state media said, giving some small hope to an apparently massive tragedy with well over 400 people still missing on the Yangtze River. The tally of those brought to safety stood at 15…

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  • Taiwan, Philippines coastguards in brief stand-off despite work on pact

    TAIPEI/MANILA (Reuters) - Coastguard ships from Taiwan and the Philippines confronted each other in rich fishing waters south of Taiwan last week, officials from the two sides said, in an incident that comes as they are working on a pact to resolve maritime disputes. In 2013, Taiwan recalled its…

    Reuters
  • Rhode Island couple charged in death of man under concrete

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island couple was ordered held without bail Monday in the killing of a Massachusetts man whose body was found under newly poured concrete at the couple's home nearly a month after he went missing.

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  • IS closes Iraq dam gates, sparking humanitarian fears

    Islamic State group jihadists have closed the gates of a dam in the Iraqi city of Ramadi which they seized last month, posing a humanitarian and security threat, officials said Tuesday. IS fighters have repeatedly attempted to control dams in Iraq, in some cases reducing the flow of water to areas…

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  • Russians weigh Gorbachev reforms that sank USSR 30 years on

    A few months after the politburo chose him as Soviet supremo in early 1985, Mikhail Gorbachev halted his cortege in downtown Leningrad for an impromptu walkabout that signalled change was in the air. Emerging from his government limousine, the then 54-year-old Communist party boss from southern…

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  • Obama to deliver eulogy for Biden's son

    US President Barack Obama will deliver a eulogy Saturday at the burial of Vice President Joe Biden's son Beau, who died of cancer aged 46. The White House said that memorial events for the former military lawyer and Delaware attorney general will begin Thursday, culminating in a burial mass on…

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