• North Korean defector lifts lid on world's most secret state

    By Emma Batha LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a schoolgirl in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was forced to watch executions, denounce her friends for fabricated transgressions and dig tunnels in case of a nuclear attack. It wasn't until she left North Korea at the age of 17 that she began to…

    Reuters
  • Georgia Teens Ransack a Walmart Caught on Video

    The Bibb County Sheriff’s office released surveillance footage of the group ransacking the store in Macon, Georgia, just before 2 a.m. on Sunday morning. The group of 40 to 50 teens went down the store’s main aisle, pulling merchandise off the shelves, before turning around and running out, Bibb…

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  • Bodies of missing Phoenix-area couple are believed found

    MARICOPA, Ariz. (AP) — The bodies of a man and a woman believed to be a Phoenix-area couple missing for more than a week were recovered from a property near their home, and a man who lives there was arrested, authorities said Thursday.

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  • Taiwan pilot shut off engine before air crash: report

    The pilot of a passenger plane that crashed in Taiwan killing 43 people shut down the aircraft's only working engine, exclaiming: "Wow, pulled back wrong throttle," seconds before the disaster, investigators said Thursday. TransAsia Airways Flight GE235 clipped a bridge and plunged into a river…

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    Man bitten by shark while swimming off North Carolina coast

    A seventh shark attack has been reported in North Carolina when a man swimming in Outer Banks’ Ocracoke Island was bitten on Wednesday.

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  • Boy chained up with dead chicken around neck tells his story

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Handcuffed and shackled to a block of steel, the young boy would brace himself when he heard footsteps outside his bedroom door. He knew that once the grown-ups entered, the abuse would begin.

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  • Wisconsin Governor Walker signs bill banning microbeads

    By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Wednesday signed a bill into law that bans the manufacturing and sale of personal care products containing tiny plastic beads that are known to pollute waterways. The law makes Wisconsin one of seven states including Illinois and New…

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  • Nurse drops newborn baby at hospital, fracturing his skull

    UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A hospital and police are investigating what might have caused a veteran nurse to drop a newborn baby, fracturing his skull.

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  • Windows 10: Will you lose your free upgrade if you reinstall?

    Here's what you need to know about what will happen to your free version of Windows 10 if you need to reinstall or change your PC,

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  • Texas attorney general could face felony indictment: special prosecutor

    By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Special prosecutors will ask a Texas grand jury as early as this month to indict the state's attorney general on first-degree felony charges for suspected securities laws violations, one of the prosecutors said on Thursday. A spokesman for Attorney…

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    Woman struck by out-of-control car in Brooklyn dies

    Two pedestrians were eastbound on Cozine when police say a 29-year-old woman driving a Toyota sedan southbound on Pennsylvania Avenue made a left turn onto Cozine, drove onto the sidewalk and struck the victims.

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  • Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant in Germany

    BERLIN (AP) — A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen's production plants in Germany, the automaker said Wednesday.

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  • Readers Defend Parents Who Disapprove Of Cohabitation

    DEAR READERS: On May 5, I printed a letter from a parent, "Against the Tide in New Jersey." He said his "independent, intelligent, loving" daughters (both in their late 20s) have dated their boyfriends for five years and had recently moved in with them. The man also said he and his wife approve of…

    Dear Abby
  • Woman falls 400 feet to death in Colorado's Royal Gorge

    A 44-year-old woman plummeted 400 feet (120 meters) to her death from an observation deck overlooking the Royal Gorge canyon in the mountains of south-central Colorado, authorities said on Wednesday. The victim fell from a platform at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, just northeast of a landmark…

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  • Born in 1980? A mathematical surprise awaits you in 2025

    Finally, people born in 1980 have something amazing over those young'ins who came into the world in the year 2000 or on a Leap Day.

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  • Bodyboarder fights for life after Australia shark attack

    A bodyboarder was fighting for his life on Thursday after being attacked by a shark on Australia's east coast, close to where a Japanese surfer was killed earlier this year, rescue officials said. "The 32-year-old local was bodyboarding with two friends when he was bitten by a shark, suffering…

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  • Oregon judge denies bail for Journey drummer accused of rape

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Journey drummer Deen Castronovo was high on meth and hallucinating when he was arrested two weeks ago and accused of misdemeanor assault and menacing, his attorney said Wednesday during a bail hearing.

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  • Russia calls new U.S. military strategy confrontational

    By Maria Tsvetkova MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia denounced a new U.S. military strategy that accuses Moscow of failing to respect its neighbors' sovereignty as "confrontational" on Thursday, saying it would set back efforts to improve relations. The Pentagon has updated the U.S. National Military…

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