• School shooter texted 'I'm sorry' to family before killings

    SEATTLE (AP) — Minutes before a Washington state high school freshman fatally shot four friends and then himself, he sent a group text message to his family outlining his funeral wishes and apologizing to the parents of the teenagers he was about to kill.

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  • N.Korea would have 'no chance' in a conflict with South: US

    North Korea would have no chance of defeating its southern neighbor and its allies in a conflict, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday, days after the peninsula appeared on the brink of armed conflict. Last month's inter-Korean crisis was triggered by landmine blasts that maimed two…

    AFP
  • Man who got life for marijuana charge goes free in Missouri

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man sentenced to life without parole on a marijuana-related charge was freed Tuesday from a Missouri prison after being behind bars for more than two decades — a period in which the nation's attitudes toward pot steadily softened.

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  • Tennessee man, 76, charged with killing wife over church tithe money

    A 76-year-old Tennessee man was charged with first-degree murder after fatally shooting his wife because he thought she had stolen and hidden money he planned to tithe to his church, law enforcement officials said on Tuesday. Norman McKinney of Erwin, Tennessee, in the eastern part of the state,…

    Reuters
  • Shanghai stocks plunge 4.39% on economic gloom

    Shanghai stocks opened down 4.39 percent Wednesday on deepening gloom over the Chinese economy which slammed global markets overnight, dealers said. China's benchmark Shanghai Composite Index slumped 138.94 points to 3,027.68 at the open. The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's…

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  • Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announces she's pregnant with twins

    As with the birth of her son three years ago, Mayer writes that she plans to limit the amount of maternity leave she takes.

    CNET
  • Man mistaken for hat-wearing bank robber seeks $3.3 million

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Rodolfo Valladares wore the wrong hat to the wrong Miami bank while trying to cash a $100 check in a case of mistaken identity that's led to a court battle over $3.3 million.

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  • This year's El Nino weather pattern could be strongest on record: experts

    By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - The current El Nino weather phenomenon is expected peak between October and January and could turn into one of the strongest on record, experts from the World Meteorological Organization said at a news conference on Tuesday. Climate models and experts suggest surface…

    Reuters
  • Rare Supermoon Lunar Eclipse Coming This Month

    The cosmic event will take place on the night of Sept. 27 when two periodic events -- supermoons and lunar eclipses -- will happen at the same time, making for a rare coincidence. A supermoon occurs when a full moon happens when it is at the closest point in its elliptical orbit around Earth,…

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    Kentucky county clerk refuses to issue same-sex marriage licenses (41 photos)

    Gay couples in a Kentucky county are expected at the courthouse door Tuesday morning after the Supreme Court ruled against a defiant clerk who has refused to hand out marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The Supreme Court ruled against the county clerk who refused to issue gay marriage licenses,…

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  • Mass grave found in northern Mexico

    A mass grave has been found in northern Mexico, authorities said Tuesday, as a rights group indicated it could contain 31,000 bone fragments corresponding to at least 31 bodies. The pit was discovered on a ranch in the town of Salinas Victoria, some 35 kilometers (22 miles) north of the industrial…

    AFP
  • Woman Becoming Nun Needs Friend's Interest, Not Concern

    DEAR ABBY: I was best friends with "Joanne" after we met in middle school. She comes from a conservative Christian family and has three successful siblings. This has made her quirky, media-driven pursuits and city life a disappointment to her family. When we were teens and she learned that I was a…

    Dear Abby
  • Illinois hunts for suspects in killing of veteran police officer

    By Brendan O'Brien FOX LAKE, Ill. (Reuters) - More than 100 police officers using aircraft and canine units were searching northern Illinois on Tuesday afternoon for three suspects believed to be involved in the fatal shooting of a 30-year veteran police officer, officials said. Fox Lake Police…

    Reuters
  • Why Ben Carson is poised to overtake Donald Trump

    In fact, he's done the "unthinkable," tying Trump at the top of the pack with the support of 23 percent of surveyed Iowa voters, according to a Monmouth University poll released Monday – the first time in over a month that Trump was not the undisputed leader in an early-nominating state. A Fox News…

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  • Southwest jet diverts after passengers become disorderly

    AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — Six people face federal charges after the cabin crew and passengers of a Southwest Airlines flight said they behaved in such an aggressive and hostile manner that the flight made an unscheduled landing in Amarillo, Texas.

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  • Apple’s plan to take on Netflix and Hulu is a brilliant move

    With rumors that Apple has plans to launch a TV subscription service in early 2016, we’ve now seen reports that the company also has its eyes set on perhaps entering the world of original content. As we reported yesterday, Apple executive Eddy Cue and members of his team have been meeting with…

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  • Federer cruises as US Open quit list hits record nine

    Five-time champion Roger Federer breezed through sweltering conditions at the US Open on Tuesday as the crushing heat and humidity took the number of first-round retirements to a record nine. Second-seeded Federer had little trouble in seeing off Argentina's world number 34 Leonardo Mayer 6-1, 6-2,…

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