• Pennsylvania man uses chain saw to slay wife, then himself

    Police were called to a home in affluent Lower Moreland Township, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday afternoon after the couple’s 14-year-old son, who had been outside playing basketball, came home and found the bloody bodies. “A chain saw was recovered at the scene,” said Kevin Steele, first assistant…

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  • Chinese woman accused of killing Australian child with garden shears

    A spurned Chinese woman sobbed hysterically in court on Thursday after being accused of killing a four-year-old boy in Australia with garden shears before laying in wait for his grandmother and stabbing her to death. Cai Xia Liao, 45, had been having an affair with the boy's Melbourne-based…

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  • 'Miracle dog' survives being hit by car, clubbed, abandoned

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The stray dog was hit by a car, clubbed in the head and left for dead in a ditch in Washington state. Days later, the 1-year-old bully breed mix showed up sickly and covered in dirt at a nearby farm.

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  • SUV crashes into shed, killing sleeping man, pregnant woman

    PALMETTO, Fla. (AP) — When a horrific boom ripped Cristian Carlos out of a deep sleep early Wednesday, he wasn't sure what to think.

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  • Nigeria's Buhari says to 'spare no effort' in squashing Boko Haram

    By Alexis Akwagyiram ABUJA (Reuters) - A day after becoming the first politician in Nigerian history to succeed a sitting leader by ballot, president-elect Muhammadu Buhari promised on Wednesday to "spare no effort" to defeat Islamist militant group Boko Haram. "Boko Haram will soon know the…

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  • What's the Toughest College to Get Into in the United States? Hint: Not Harvard

    On Tuesday night the eight schools that are part of the Ivy League posted admissions decisions, crushing the dreams of tens of thousands of high school seniors. Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania,…

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    St. Petersburg building foundation a world record

    The foundation of Europe's highest skyscraper currently under construction in St. Petersburg sets a new Guinness World Record. Tara Cleary reports.

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  • Man kills woman, himself in California office shooting

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Fresno man with a history of domestic violence stormed into a medical office building in California and fatally shot the mother of his five children before he killed himself.

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  • Porsche blames driver in crash that killed actor Paul Walker

    By Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - The driver was to blame in the fiery crash of a Porsche sports car that killed actor Paul Walker in California in 2013, not design defects with the car, attorneys for the German automaker said this week. Walker was a passenger in a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT driven…

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  • Canadian consul's teen son killed in Miami shoot-out

    The 17-year-old son of the Canadian consul general in Miami was shot dead in a dispute with drug dealers, police said Wednesday. Jean Wabafiyebazu was killed in the fatal shoot-out Monday and his brother Marc, 15, was later arrested for involvement in what appeared to be a marijuana deal gone awry,…

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    Photos of the day - April 1, 2015 (23 photos)

    Mount Sinabung releases pyroclastic flows seen from Tiga Serangkai, North Sumatra, Indonesia, an Indian migrant laborer girl works at a brick factory in Lalitpur, Nepal and a worker tying rows of crackers together in a fireworks factory in Sri Lanka are some of the photos of the day.…

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  • Chad says hundreds of Boko Haram militants, nine soldiers killed in clash

    N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad's army said its forces had killed hundreds of Boko Haram militants and lost nine of its own troops in clashes in northern Nigeria on Wednesday. Soldiers from Chad and Niger drove the insurgents from Malam Fatori, one of Boko Haram's last major footholds near Nigeria's…

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  • AP PHOTOS: Time slowly washing away Iran's public bathhouses

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's historic bathhouses, where patrons are rinsed and massaged beneath graceful archways and tiled walls, may soon disappear as interest in them wanes.

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  • Microsoft ended support for Windows XP almost a year ago… and it still has more users than Windows 8

    How much has Windows 8 bombed with PC users? So much that an obsolete operating system that had its technical support cut off nearly a full year ago still has more global users. RELATED: 6 fascinating facts about Apple that you never knew Recall that it was on April 8th last year that Microsoft…

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  • Mom whose 2 kids were found in freezer charged with murder

    DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit mother was charged Wednesday with murder and torture in the slayings of two of her children whose bodies were found last week in a deep freezer inside the family's eastside apartment.

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  • Illinois convicted killer overpowers guard, escapes

    By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A convicted murderer awaiting sentencing in Illinois overpowered a jail guard early Wednesday, took his keys and uniform and fled in his SUV, authorities said. Kamron Taylor, 23, escaped the Jerome Combs Detention Center in Kankakee, about 60 miles south of Chicago,…

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  • Obasanjo writes to Nigeria's Buhari, indicates availability

    Former Nigerian head of state Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday reached out to president-elect Muhammadu Buhari, in a possible sign that he is prepared to help the country's leader-in-waiting. "I am sure there are men and women of goodwill, character and virtue... that you can mobilise to join hands…

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