• After three decades on death row, Texas inmate set for execution

    By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas is set on Wednesday to execute Lester Bower, one of the longest-serving inmates on the state's death row who says he was wrongly convicted of killing four men in 1983 and has spent three decades trying to halt his capital punishment. Lawyers for…

    Reuters
  • These Are the Hardest States in America to Be LGBT

    Images of LGBT people across American society are more diverse: Caitlyn Jenner, the former Olympian, is one vivid example. The report also notes that nearly 90 percent of LGBT people live in states where their children aren’t legally protected from discrimination for having a LGBT parent. Nearly 60…

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  • Russian missile maker: MH17 shot down by Ukrainian missile

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian maker of the Buk air defense missile system said Tuesday that it has concluded that Malaysian Airlines flight 17 was downed by an older version of the missile, which isn't in service with the Russian military but is in Ukrainian arsenals.

    Associated Press
  • Rhode Island couple charged in death of man under concrete

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island couple was ordered held without bail Monday in the killing of a Massachusetts man whose body was found under newly poured concrete at the couple's home nearly a month after he went missing.

    Associated Press
  • Continental Collision Could Trigger California Tsunami

    Massive undersea earthquakes off the coast of California could send a tsunami crashing into Los Angeles or San Diego, new research suggests. As the North American and Pacific tectonic plates grind past each other, large chunks of Earth's crust wedged between them get squeezed and twisted off…

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  • Parents Welcome Daughters' Boyfriends Into The Family

    DEAR ABBY: We have two lovely daughters in their 20s. The older one lives with her boyfriend. They are expecting a baby soon. Our younger daughter lives with us, and she's planning on moving in with her boyfriend.We're an old married couple, and we're not sure how to treat our daughters'…

    Dear Abby
  • IS closes Iraq dam gates, sparking humanitarian fears

    Islamic State group jihadists have closed the gates of a dam in the Iraqi city of Ramadi which they seized last month, posing a humanitarian and security threat, officials said Tuesday. IS fighters have repeatedly attempted to control dams in Iraq, in some cases reducing the flow of water to areas…

    AFP
  • Sink or sell? Russia spat leaves France with warships to spare

    Tensions between the West and Russia over Ukraine have blocked a deal in which Moscow was to buy the ships, leaving Paris trying to negotiate a face-saving compromise and work out CAwhat to do with two unwanted warships. "There are three possibilities: deliver the boats to Russia, sell them to…

    Reuters
  • Sheriff: College student killed mom in argument over grades

    FORT PAYNE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama college student killed his mother during an argument over his bad grades, law enforcement officials said, and he was being held without bond in a county jail Monday.

    Associated Press
  • Taiwan, Philippines coastguards in brief stand-off despite work on pact

    TAIPEI/MANILA (Reuters) - Coastguard ships from Taiwan and the Philippines confronted each other in rich fishing waters south of Taiwan last week, officials from the two sides said, in an incident that comes as they are working on a pact to resolve maritime disputes. In 2013, Taiwan recalled its…

    Reuters
  • Saudi beheads wife killer, Syrian drug trafficker

    Saudi Arabia on Tuesday beheaded a man convicted of murdering his wife, along with a Syrian drug smuggler, adding to a toll that activists called a "stain" on the kingdom's rights record. Authorities executed Saudi national Awad al-Rasheedi following his conviction for stabbing his wife to death,…

    AFP
  • Beau Biden's Death: 5 Facts About Brain Cancer

    It's not clear what type of brain cancer Biden had, but in 2013, he had a small lesion removed from his brain, according to The New York Times. Some politicians thought Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden and former attorney general of Delaware, might be well enough to run for governor of…

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  • Official: After 11 bodies found, funeral home may be cited

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The head of the Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors said Monday that she'll recommend administrative charges and license suspensions for a Toledo funeral home where 11 bodies intended for cremation were found in a damp room.

    Associated Press
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    12 High School Students Suspended for `Harmless` Prank

    Twelve students at a Utah high school have been suspended after placing more than 1,000 cups of water in the halls overnight. Students say the prank was harmless, but officials say they are more concerned with how the students got into the school.

    Tribune
  • Finally: A service that lets you charge people to email you

    If I were to charge people to email me, I could likely retire before the year is done. I get more than 100 emails per day on a slow day, and my inbox can easily top 200 emails on a busy day. This, of course, is why I had no choice but to destroy email. Of course, it wouldn’t be ethical for me to…

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  • The Top 5 Embarrassing Errors to Avoid in Your Job Interview

    When you're in the hot seat during a job interview, it's easy to get nervous and make mistakes. The hiring team might overlook certain slip-ups, like momentarily forgetting someone's name. However, other flubs might be considered more substantive, and in addition to being embarrassing, they could…

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Chicago Bulls introduce Fred Hoiberg as new coach

    CHICAGO (AP) — Fred Hoiberg looked at Chicago and saw a deep and talented roster with a chance to contend for a championship — an opportunity that was too good to pass up.

    Associated Press