• Convicted killer thought fellow escapee was slowing him down

    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Two convicted killers who staged a complicated prison break together and then spent more than two weeks roaming in thick New York woods finally split up when one man decided his companion was slowing him down, going their separate ways a few days before one was shot and the…

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  • Woman's Belief Of Parentage Needs Facts To Back Her Claim

    DEAR ABBY: I recently received a Facebook message from a 47-year-old mother of four who believes she is my daughter. While I do not remember her mother and have communicated this to the woman, the pictures she sent of her children somewhat resemble my family. I'm happily married with two sons, and…

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  • IS beheads two Syrian women 'for the first time'

    The Islamic State group has beheaded two women in Syria on accusations of "sorcery," the first such executions of female civilians in Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday. "The Islamic State group executed two women by beheading them in Deir Ezzor province, and this is the…

    AFP
  • Shark Attacks in North Carolina: 'Perfect Storm' May Be Causing Bloody Encounters

    Two people were bitten by sharks off the coast of North Carolina this weekend, bringing the total number of shark attacks in the state up to five in under three weeks. "It's not a certain thing that makes this happen," said George Burgess, director of the International Shark Attack File at the…

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  • Panel urges ex-Green Beret hero out of Army with VA benefits

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An Army officer who was accused of tracking down and killing an unarmed bomb-making suspect in Afghanistan is being recommended for an honorable discharge even though a military panel that looked into the case determined his conduct was unbecoming an officer.

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  • Texas farmer killed by swarm of bees

    A Texas farmer who disturbed an underground bee colony while plowing a field died after he was stung hundreds of times by a swarm that attacked him, a fire official said on Monday. Rogelio Zuniga, 53, was killed on Sunday in Rio Hondo, near the border with Mexico, said Raul Zuniga, Jr., the San…

    Reuters
  • Citrus fruit linked with melanoma in preliminary study

    By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Using data from two long-term studies of women and men, researchers found a potential link between citrus consumption and malignant melanoma of the skin. The results, from a single “observational” study that may not reflect the whole U.S. population, should be…

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    Deadly military transport plane crash in Medan, Indonesia (23 photos)

    An Indonesian air force transport plane plowed into a residential neighborhood in the country's third-largest city of Medan shortly after takeoff on Tuesday, killing dozens of people. Television footage showed the wreckage of the downed C-130 Hercules, a crumpled burning car and a shattered…

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  • Dad of the year? Father saves 13-year-old son from alligator

    A father and his 13-year-old son are in recovery after sustaining injuries in an alligator attack while out on a fishing trip at a lake in Texas on Sunday. Kaleb Hurley was swimming in Lake Charlotte in Cedar Hill Park when a six- to eight-foot alligator grabbed him and began to pull him under the…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Escaped Prisoners Richard Matt and David Sweat Listened to Radio Reports About Manhunt

    Richard Matt and David Sweat listened to reports about their manhunt using a radio and also had marijuana during their weeks on the run, Sweat told authorities.

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  • UAE woman 'sentenced to death for killing US teacher'

    A United Arab Emirates court sentenced an Emirati woman to death on Monday after convicting her of the jihadist-inspired murder of an American teacher, Abu Dhabi newspaper The National reported. Alaa Bader al-Hashemi, 30, was found guilty of stabbing to death school teacher Ibolya Ryan, 47, in a…

    AFP
  • Californians struggle for 'normal life,' without water

    For four months, she and her family have had no running water. "We are trying to live a normal life," the 52-year-old told AFP in the town of Monson, 200 miles north of Los Angeles. To take a shower, they've created an elaborate system that pumps bottled water up to the roof of their rented house…

    AFP
  • There's a Price to Pay for Not Eating America's Ugly Seafood

    The Saltbox Seafood Joint had been on Jack Thigpen’s radar for a while. Two chalkboard menus listing the day’s catch flank the order window of the itty-bitty Durham, North Carolina, restaurant. The spiny dogfish is actually a slim, gray shark.

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    New Details in Prison Escape Investigation

    David Sweat is reportedly speaking out from his hospital bed regarding escape.

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  • Israel says Syria's Assad may be left with rump state

    A senior Israeli defense official said President Bashar al-Assad controlled just a fifth of Syria and may end up in charge of a rump state dominated by his minority Alawite sect. Israel and its neighbor Syria are long-term enemies, but the remarks by Amos Gilad, strategic adviser to Israeli Defense…

    Reuters
  • Texas girl arrested for fight with classmate in viral video

    A 13-year-old Texas girl was arrested on Monday after a video that went viral showed her beating a classmate who was holding a toddler at a Dallas-area elementary school earlier this month, police said. The one-minute video of the incident has had more than 1.2 million views on LiveLeak.com since…

    Reuters
  • Uber executives taken into custody in France

    Days after violent cabbie protests in France, tension between the ride-hailing service and the authorities continues to grow.

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  • Ku Klux Klan gets green light for pro-Confederate flag rally in South Carolina: newspaper

    The suspect in the church shooting, 21-year-old Dylann Roof, has confessed to the killing. The shootings on June 17, in which all nine victims were black, unleashed shockwaves across the United States and triggered calls for South Carolina to stop displaying the Confederate flag on the statehouse…

    Reuters