• Man shot to death by federal agent in Detroit

    DETROIT (AP) — A 20-year-old man was shot to death Monday by a federal agent serving a warrant at a west side Detroit home.

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  • U.S. top court throws out Obamacare contraception ruling

    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived religious objections by Catholic groups in Michigan and Tennessee to the Obamacare requirement for contraception coverage, throwing out a lower court decision favoring President Barack Obama's administration. The…

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  • Second Navy SEAL dies after Virginia pool training accident

    (Reuters) - A second U.S. Navy SEAL has died after a mishap while training in a swimming pool at a Virginia military base, according to media reports on Monday. Both members of the Navy's elite sea, air, and land teams were working out in the pool at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story…

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  • Officer reunited with newborn he found in dumpster in 1989

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An officer who found an abandoned newborn in a garbage dumpster was reunited with the now 25-year-old man he helped save.

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  • Obama envoy John Allen may be turning the tide in the campaign against the Islamic State

    Not long ago, retired Marine Corps General John Allen was a pretty good argument for the wisdom in the old adage, “Be careful what you wish for.” As fighters for the so-called Islamic State (IS) rolled through Iraq last summer, sources say Allen was privately furious with the Obama administration’s…

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  • Auschwitz commander's barber, Jozef Paczynski, dies at 95

    Former Auschwitz prisoner Jozef Paczynski, who was barber to the Nazi German death camp's infamous commander Rudolf Hoess, has died at the age of 95, local media said Monday. The retired engineering teacher died Sunday in the southern city of Krakow, according to the Polish press agency PAP.…

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  • More bad news for Brian Williams: NBC probe shows he 'embellished' stories

    Former NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams is half-way through his six-month suspension for inflating stories he told about his reporting. The brutal leaks were designed to send the message to Brian Williams and his superlawyer, Robert Barnett: ‘You’re dead.

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  • Only Three Wolves Are Left in This National Park

    In 2009, there were 24 wolves left in Michigan’s Isle Royale National Park. “This is worse than I thought the worst-case scenario for the wolf population would be,” said wildlife ecologist Rolf Peterson, one of two researchers at Michigan Technical University who conducted this year’s field study,…

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    Shooting at North Thurston High School in Lacey, Washington (14 photos)

    A teacher is being hailed as a hero after tackling a student who fired two shots into the air at a Washington state high school. Police say no one was injured after a 16-year-old shot toward the ceiling in the school commons before classes began Monday at North Thurston High School in Lacey,…

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  • Texas inmate asks US Supreme Court to block execution

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Houston-area slaying landed Robert Pruett in prison with a 99-year sentence.

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  • Reading to young kids may change brain activation

    In pre-kindergarten kids who were exposed to more reading at home, brain scans showed different patterns of brain activation than in kids who weren’t read to, researchers found. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that new parents read aloud to their babies from birth to foster early…

    Reuters
  • US to speed up warhead dismantling, issues warning to N. Korea

    The United States on Monday announced plans to step up the dismantling of retired nuclear warheads and issued a stern warning to North Korea to give up its nuclear program or face deeper isolation. US Secretary of State John Kerry also said world powers were "closer than ever to the good…

    AFP
  • Woman convicted of murder after young daughter disappeared

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona mother was convicted of first-degree murder and child abuse Monday in the death of her 5-year-old daughter, who prosecutors said was beaten, neglected and confined to a closet before being dumped in a trash bin in 2011.

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    Strong earthquake and aftershocks shake Nepal (130 photos)

    Sleeping in the streets and shell-shocked, Nepalese cremated the dead and dug through rubble for the missing Sunday, a day after a massive Himalayan earthquake killed more than 2,200 people. Aftershocks tormented them, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu residents running into the…

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  • New Mustang will be the fastest Ford ever sold in Europe

    At a special live-streamed event on Monday, Ford continued to stoke up excitement about the latest iteration of its classic muscle car -- set to go on sale in Europe for the first time in its 50-year history -- by demonstrating its vital performance statistics. Officially bringing the pony car to…

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  • Russia demands explanation from Poland after it denies entry to pro-Putin bikers

    Russia on Monday demanded an explanation from Poland as to why it denied entry to a group of Russian bikers commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two. Poland had said on Friday it would not allow the bikers club, which has ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, to cross into…

    Reuters
  • Arrest warrant sought for UFC champ in hit-and-run crash

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — UFC light heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones ran from a crash that hospitalized a pregnant woman but quickly came back to grab "a large handful of cash" from the car, witnesses told police.

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