• Mexican governor confirms 3 US siblings found dead

    MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Three U.S. citizens missing for more than two weeks have been found shot to death in Mexico near the border city of Matamoros, and authorities are questioning a local police unit about possible involvement, the attorney general in northern Tamaulipas state said Thursday.

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  • Captured: manhunt ends for trooper ambush suspect

    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa (AP) — They searched for him in impenetrable woods and forbidding caves, in schools and vacation homes and even in a roadside clothing donation bin, all the while hoping that ambush suspect Eric Frein wouldn't take a potshot at them from some unseen, distant perch.

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  • Couple sent to trial in son's starvation death

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A couple charged in the starvation death of their 9-year-old son were ordered Thursday to stand trial on charges of criminal homicide after a hearing in which a police detective described discovering the child's decomposing body.

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  • Pennsylvania boy who disappeared with father on sailboat found in South Pacific

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - A 9-year-old boy reported missing after he disappeared with his father aboard a sailboat in Washington state has been located on an island in the South Pacific and will be reunited with his mother, the FBI said on Thursday. His father, Jeffrey Ford Hanson, 46, has been charged…

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  • Foreign jihadists flock to Iraq, Syria on 'unprecedented scale': UN

    Jihadists from more than 80 countries have flocked to fight in Iraq and Syria on an "unprecedented scale", according to extracts of a UN report published by Britain's Guardian newspaper on Friday. Around 15,000 people have travelled to fight alongside Islamic State (IS) and other hardcore militant…

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    Manhunt for gunman of a state police barracks ambush (62 photos)

    A survivalist accused of ambushing two Pennsylvania state troopers, leaving one dead and seriously injuring the other, was captured on Thursday, ending a seven-week manhunt for him, authorities said. State police confirmed Eric Frein was taken into custody but released no details. A federal law…

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  • Ebola victim's fiancée struggles to rebuild life

    DALLAS (AP) — The fiancée of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan is struggling to recover after losing her future husband along with most of her personal belongings, and she says she is effectively homeless due to the lingering stigma of the virus.

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  • Sen. Landrieu's remarks on race anger Republicans

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Republicans are calling on Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu to apologize after she suggested Thursday that President Barack Obama's deep unpopularity in the South is partly tied to race.

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  • New Jersey man whose son, 4, fatally shot neighbor, pleads guilty

    (Reuters) - A New Jersey father whose 4-year-old son shot and killed a 6-year-old neighbor pleaded guilty on Thursday to endangering the welfare of children by keeping unsecured firearms, authorities said. Anthony Senatore, 35, of Toms River will be sentenced to three years in prison as part of a…

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  • Israel backing out of US V-22 aircraft sale

    Israel's defence minister is dropping the purchase of US V-22 Osprey aircraft, raising concerns that this could further chill already frosty relations with Washington, Israel Hayom daily said Thursday. The mass-circulation freesheet, considered close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said Moshe…

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  • New York woman beheaded by man who then jumped in front of train: report

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man in his 30s beheaded a woman in her 60s on New York's Long Island and then jumped in front of a moving commuter train in an apparent murder-suicide, media reported on Wednesday. The body of a woman who was "the victim of an apparent homicide" was found in Farmingdale at…

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  • Wait for daughter's body ends on her 17th birthday

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hwang In-yeol and his wife waited seven years to have a child, and then she was born on Oct. 29, 1997. After a ferry disaster in April that killed her and 303 others, the couple waited again for nearly seven months to see Ji-hyeon's body. The vigil ended Wednesday when…

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  • House Republicans Can't Find Anyone to Sue the President

    It's not so easy, it turns out, for Congress to sue the president.

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    Violent protests erupt in Burkina Faso (25 photos)

    Burkina Faso's military dissolved parliament and announced a transitional government on Thursday after violent protests against President Blaise Compaore, but it was not immediately clear who was in charge. Army chief General Honore Traore said the new government would be installed after…

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  • LeBron very un-LeBron in opening loss to Knicks

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Shortly after showering, and maybe rinsing off a forgettable performance, LeBron James smiled and laughed as he dressed for a flight to Chicago.

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  • Wolf-like animal seen roaming in northern Arizona

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An animal resembling a gray wolf has been spotted roaming the far reaches of northern Arizona, officials said Thursday, and tests are planned to determine exactly what it is.

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  • Haqqani commander among dead in US drone strike in Pakistan

    A US drone strike killed at least seven militants in Pakistan's restive tribal belt on Thursday, including an important commander of the feared Haqqani network, security officials said. The attack happened early Thursday in Nargas village of Birmil area, some 30 kilometres west of Wana, the main…

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