• Cops: Baby apparently starves after mom's suspected overdose

    MILLVALE, Pa. (AP) — A 9-month-old boy found dead in a Pittsburgh-area apartment is believed to have starved after his mother died of an apparent overdose, leaving no one to care for him, authorities said Friday.

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  • Islamic State expelled from Iraq town Al-Baghdadi: US

    Iraqi government forces and allied tribal militia have retaken the town of Al-Baghdadi, from where jihadists had threatened to attack an airbase housing US troops, the US military said Friday. Fighters from the Islamic State group had taken Al-Baghdadi, a small town on the Euphrates River in…

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  • Police: Slain officer a hero in 'fierce' gunbattle with 2

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A police officer who went to a video game store to buy a present for his son ended up in a fierce gunbattle with two would-be robbers, fighting to the end of his life to protect patrons and employees, a police captain said Friday.

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  • Two mummified bodies spotted on Mexico's highest peak

    A team of Mexican climbers searching for a frozen body on the country's highest mountain stumbled on a second mummified cadaver during their expedition on Thursday. The 12 local civil protection mountaineers had embarked on their mission after climbers reported seeing a frozen skull 310 meters…

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  • Boston high school dean ran drug ring, tried to kill teen: prosecutors

    By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts high school dean charged with the attempted execution-style murder of a student he had inducted into an alleged drug ring had once worked with Boston police on efforts to combat drugs and gangs, a police spokesman said on Friday. Prosecutors…

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    New 325-foot-tall roller coaster can reach 95 miles per hour

    A new roller coaster is opening soon, and it’s not for the faint of heart. The crazy cool Fury 325 coaster debuts on March 28 at Carowinds Park in Charlotte, North Carolina. But you don’t have to wait until then to take a ride: The park released this point-of-view test-run video on YouTube. Follow…

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  • Remains of two fetuses found in ceiling of Indiana funeral home

    By Tracy Rucinski GARY, Ind. (Reuters) - Gary, Indiana, authorities on Thursday were investigating the origin of two fetuses that were briefly hidden in the rafters of a funeral home morgue. One of the fetuses bore a tag from Methodist Hospital that identified it as male, the funeral home said. The…

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  • Top Qaeda leader, commanders reported killed in Syria

    The military chief and several top commanders of the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front have been reported killed in northwestern Syria, where the jihadist militia has made major gains in recent months. The UN Security Council, meanwhile, adopted a US-drafted resolution condemning the use of…

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  • Jail looms for mom who fled with son to fight circumcision

    DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A woman who fled with her son while fighting to prevent his circumcision will face imprisonment if she doesn't return and allow the surgery to proceed, a judge ruled Friday.

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  • Albino killers sentenced to death in Tanzania

    A court in Tanzania has sentenced four people to death for the murder of an albino woman who was killed so her hacked-off limbs could be used in magic, officials said Friday. The sentencing comes after Tanzania' President Jakaya Kikwete blasted the wave of killings of albinos, whose body parts are…

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  • Residents: Boko Haram readies for battle in NE Nigeria

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram fighters are massing at their headquarters in the northeast Nigerian town of Gwoza in preparation for a showdown with multinational forces, residents and an intelligence officer said.

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    `Scary` Photo Causes Major Concerns at Ohio High School

    A photo of a worker dressed in a protective suit inside a classroom at an Ohio high school generated major concerns among parents and students who saw it on Twitter.

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  • A Hillary Clinton Email the State Department Couldn't Find

    Hillary Clinton supporters have defended her use of a private email account to conduct official State Department business by arguing that she emailed colleagues at their government addresses, ensuring that a copy of the correspondence would be retained on government servers and available to…

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  • No murder charge for 15-year-old girl in brother's slaying

    GAINSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 15-year-old north Florida girl who authorities say fatally shot her 16-year-old brother after years of abuse at home pleaded no contest on Thursday to felony burglary and will receive probation and counseling.

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  • Federal team pores over data from Delta jet in NYC accident

    By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal safety investigators have started poring over flight data and cockpit voice recordings from the Delta Air Lines jetliner that skidded off a runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport during a snowstorm, officials said on Friday. A second team from the…

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    50 years after "Bloody Sunday" at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama (43 photos)

    President Barack Obama will call for a new generation of Americans to take up the torch kindled by civil rights leaders 50 years ago in Selma, Alabama, when he visits the historic town Saturday. America's first black president will stand at the famed Edmund Pettus Bridge, accompanied by wife…

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