• Woman seeks rescue from boyfriend in online pizza order

    AVON PARK, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida woman helped save herself and her children by sending a message in an online pizza order that asked employees to call 911 because she was being held hostage.

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  • The Fascinating Story Behind Why So Many Nail Technicians Are Vietnamese

    Most Americans recognize Tippi Hedren for her starring role in Alfred Hitchcock’s horror film The Birds—but among the Vietnamese American community, her reputation is for something a little more serious: being a cornerstone of the immigrant community's economy. Forty years ago, the Hollywood actor…

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  • 'Ultimate Survival Alaska' personality found dead in Alaska

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An outdoorsman and past character on National Geographic's reality show "Ultimate Survival Alaska" has been found shot dead, and Alaska State Troopers were investigating the case as a homicide.

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  • Rare birds jammed inside water bottles in Indonesia

    Indonesian police have arrested a suspected wildlife smuggler after discovering nearly two dozen rare live birds, mostly yellow-crested cockatoos, jammed inside plastic water bottles in his luggage. The 37-year-old man was stopped by police on Monday as he alighted from a passenger ship in…

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    Woman accused of cutting corpse during visitation at Oklahoma funeral home

    Shaynna Smith, 26, is accused of mutilating the body of a deceased woman who used to date Smith's boyfriend.

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  • Navy SEAL Workout Anyone Can Do: How It Came to Be

    While on deployment in the 1990s, Navy SEAL Randy Hetrick ran into a problem: How do you maintain a world-class level of physical fitness without anywhere to train? He tied a knot in the belt and threw it over the top of a door and started leaning back and lifting his body weight. Then, he dug out…

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  • Germanwings co-pilot practiced descent on outbound flight before crash: report

    The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps in March, killing all 150 people on board, practiced a descent on the previous flight, German newspaper Bild said on Tuesday. Prosecutors believe 27-year-old German co-pilot Andreas Lubitz locked the captain out…

    Reuters
  • Five Ukrainian soldiers killed, 12 wounded in past day: Kiev

    Five Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 12 wounded over the last 24 hours as clashes rumbled on between government forces and pro-Russian rebels, a military spokesman said Wednesday. Four of the soldiers died when their armoured vehicle hit a landmine close to the frontline town of Avdiivka, while…

    AFP
  • Rape added to murder and cannibalism charges against Indiana man

    A southern Indiana man who is facing a possible death penalty on charges that he killed his ex-girlfriend and ate part of her body has now been charged with raping her, an attorney representing the defendant said on Tuesday. The added charge against Joseph Oberhansley is intended to bolster the…

    Reuters
  • Sleepless nights for Woods over Vonn split, father's death

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods felt rusty and tired Tuesday at The Players Championship — rust because he has played one tournament in three months, fatigue because of his personal life.

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  • Oldest complete copy of Ten Commandments displayed in Israel

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The world's oldest complete copy of the Ten Commandments is going on rare display at Israel's leading museum in an exhibit tracing civilization's most pivotal moments.

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  • Guatemalan drug lord sentenced in secret in US court

    A Guatemalan drug trafficker known as "the Queen of the South" was sentenced in a US federal court on Tuesday but the judge put her case and its outcome under seal for five years, her lawyer said. Marllory Chacon Rossell, 42, entered the court smiling, her hands cuffed and wearing a beige prison…

    AFP
  • Suit filed against Pacquiao for not disclosing injury

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Manny Pacquiao and his handlers have been hit with a lawsuit asking for damages for anyone who paid to watch his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. because he failed to disclose his shoulder was injured.

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  • Dave Goldberg Death: Treadmills Linked with 3 Fatalities Yearly

    The death of 47-year-old Dave Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey and husband of Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg, shows that serious and even fatal accidents can happen while you're using exercise equipment. Last Friday, Goldberg was exercising at a gym in a private resort in Mexico, where he and his…

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  • Police officer dies after shooting in north Idaho

    (Reuters) - A police officer died of his wounds after he was shot by a man he was trying to stop in northern Idaho on Tuesday, officials said. Coeur d'Alene police sergeant Greg Moore was making a suspicious person check on Tuesday morning when the man opened fire, said police. The man then drove…

    Reuters
  • IS attack on Kurdish forces in Syria 'kills 16'

    At least 16 members of the Syrian Kurdish security forces were killed Wednesday in an Islamic State group attack on a base in the northeastern province of Hasakeh, a monitor said. "There was a large explosion at dawn today in Hasakeh city caused by an Islamic State car bomb attack on a base…

    AFP
  • Tesla Powerwall: What you need to know

    Tesla's massive Powerwall battery promises to be able to take homes and businesses off the grid. Here's a sanity check on how realistic it is, and what it means for the energy market.

    TechRepublic
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    Paris picture overlays (22 photos)

    It is already one of the world’s most iconic cities, but this incredible collection shows how much Paris has changed over the course of the past century. The collection, by French photographer Julien Knez, shows Paris in the 1940s against a backdrop of how the same places look today. Knez says he…

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