• Goliath Encounter: Puppy-Sized Spider Surprises Scientist in Rainforest

    Piotr Naskrecki was taking a nighttime walk in a rainforest in Guyana, when he heard rustling as if something were creeping underfoot. When he turned on his flashlight, he expected to see a small mammal, such as a possum or a rat.

    LiveScience.com
  • Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, people leave early

    By Jeff Mason UPPER MARLBORO Md. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity. With…

    Reuters
  • Killer in the honeymoon murder trial dies

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The man convicted for the murder of a woman killed on honeymoon in Cape Town has died, announced South Africa's Department of Correctional Services.

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    Woman rescued from Thousand Oaks chimney belonging to man she met online

    A woman rescued from a chimney at a Thousand Oaks home was allegedly trying to break into the home of a man she met through online dating.

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  • Sweden says credible reports of foreign submarine in its waters

    By Niklas Pollard and Alistair Scrutton STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden released on Sunday a grainy photo of a mysterious vessel in Stockholm's archipelago, as the military hunted for a foreign submarine or divers in the country's biggest such mobilization since the Cold War. The search in the Baltic…

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  • Toddler beaten and choked to death for soiling pants: police

    By Karen Brooks (Reuters) - A man accused in the death of his 3-year-old stepdaughter was being held in a New York City hospital on Sunday after police found him in an apartment with self-inflicted stab wounds, authorities said. Kelsey Smith, 20, is charged with assault and endangering the welfare…

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  • Hamas leader's daughter received medical treatment in Israel: sources

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A daughter of the leader of Hamas in Gaza was admitted to an Israeli hospital for emergency medical treatment this month after she suffered complications from a routine procedure, two sources familiar with the case said. Ismail Haniyeh's daughter's week-long admission to a…

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  • Two arrested in death of Saudi student in California: report

    (Reuters) - Two people have been arrested in the death of a college student from Saudi Arabia whose remains were found alongside a freeway in a Southern California desert city, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi, 23, was last seen at his home in the Los Angeles suburb…

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  • Man arrested in Indiana killing leads police to three more bodies

    By Kevin Murphy (Reuters) - A man arrested in connection with the strangulation death of a woman at an Indiana motel directed police to locations where the bodies of three other women were found, authorities said on Sunday. Police on Saturday arrested the 43-year-old man in Gary, Indiana, as a…

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  • New York toddler beaten to death, mother's boyfriend in custody

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 20-year-old New York City man was in police custody on Sunday in connection with the fatal beating of his girlfriend's toddler daughter at a city homeless shelter, police said. The 3-year-old girl was beaten to death, and her 5-year-old brother also was beaten in Brooklyn on…

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  • Why bikini shoot cameo may land National Guardsmen in hot water

    The Pentagon regularly cooperates with Hollywood’s steady demand for war equipment to fill out action thrillers, but two Utah soldiers may face punishment for agreeing to participate in something perhaps too risqué: a bikini video shoot featuring British women cavorting with guns and tanks across…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Tasmanian devil death investigated at US zoo

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) — Authorities are looking into the death of a Tasmanian devil found in a pool of blood at a New Mexico zoo with its skull fractured. Investigators suspect it was killed.

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  • Darren Wilson's account of Michael Brown shooting made public for first time

    Federal law enforcement officials familiar with the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., tell The New York Times that officer Darren Wilson, who struck Mr. Brown with six shots, feared for his life after the larger man punched him, then reached for his sidearm.

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    Resident: Virginia area where remains found "a very sketchy place"

    Charlottesville residents react to news that human remains were found in the search for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. Nathan Frandino reports.

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  • Ebola victim's Texas fiance expresses gratitude, sorrow

    By Karen Brooks (Reuters) - The fiancée of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian who died of Ebola in Dallas earlier this month, said on Sunday she was grateful to be leaving quarantine without any signs of the disease that killed the man she was to marry, but saddened by the toll the virus has taken.…

    Reuters
  • Late penalty kills Irish bid to upset FSU

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Notre Dame ran almost the same play for its first touchdown against No. 2 Florida State.

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  • The Hong Kong Protesters Who Won't Negotiate

    Pro-democracy protests took a violent turn in Hong Kong early Sunday morning, as police officers clashed with demonstrators in the territory's Mong Kok neighborhood. The scuffles, which caused at least three injuries, occurred amid news that Hong Kong's government plans to meet with student leaders…

    The Atlantic