• 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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  • Saudi executions set 'unprecedented' pace

    Saudi Arabia has beheaded dozens of convicts, including foreign drug traffickers, since the start of the year in what Amnesty International calls an unprecedented pace of executions.

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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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  • When in Paris: Kim Kardashian and Jared Leto go platinum

    PARIS (AP) — Kim Kardashian made a fashion statement of her own at Balmain's show Thursday, showing off newly platinum locks.

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  • IS 'bulldozed' ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, Iraq says

    The Islamic State group have begun bulldozing the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq, the government said, in the jihadists' latest attack on the country's historical heritage. IS "assaulted the historic city of Nimrud and bulldozed it with heavy vehicles," the tourism and antiquities ministry…

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  • Boy, three, shoots 18-month-old brother in Tennessee

    A 3-year-old boy shot his 18-month-old brother in the head in rural Tennessee and investigators are trying to determine how he gained access to the handgun, authorities said. Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves said the younger boy was struck by a bullet fired from a .25-caliber pistol on Tuesday…

    Reuters
  • Florida man drove dead body to attorney's office: police

    By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida detectives are investigating the case of a man who drove to his lawyer's office with a dead body in the bed of his pickup truck, authorities said on Thursday. John Marshall, 52, said he shot his neighbor in self-defense during a scuffle involving…

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  • NATO, Russia exchange barbs reminiscent of Cold War days

    RIGA, Latvia (AP) — NATO and Russia exchanged heated language reminiscent of Cold War days on Thursday with accusations of sinister geopolitical plotting and human rights abuses flying across an increasingly deep divide.

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  • Jodi Arias Trial: Judge Declares Mistrial After Hung Jury

    The punishment comes after a second jury considered Jodi Arias' case. She was found guilty of first degree murder in May 2013 by the first jury.

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  • Friend of California teen slain 12 years ago charged with her murder

    The onetime friend of a 15-year-old Los Angeles girl who was abducted, raped and beaten to death has been charged with her murder more than 12 years later in a case authorities describe as a gang-related retaliation killing. Rosemary Chavira, 27, was arrested on Friday near her home in Lancaster,…

    Reuters
  • 2016 Best Graduate Schools Preview: Top 10 Engineering Schools

    Thinking about applying to graduate school? Whether you're interested in pursuing a graduate degree in engineering, or attending law school or business school, there are some big decisions to make. To help students find the right school for them, U.S. News & World Report surveys nearly 1,900…

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  • Pre-teen who called out Obama gets kicked off Facebook

    Pearson, under Facebook’s minimum age requirement of 13, was upset to find out that he was locked out of his account. After failing to get into his personal page, he created a new one, according to a Fox News blog post. “Due to the fact that approximately 7.5 million kids (under the age of 13) log…

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  • Couple plead not guilty to locking up kids 22 hours a day

    JEFFERSON, Ohio (AP) — A husband and wife accused of making three of their adopted children virtual prisoners inside their home pleaded not guilty Wednesday in a case that began after prosecutors say two girls crashed the family van while trying to make their escape.

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  • Washington state school bus crash injures at least 43 children

    By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A truck driver who may have been fatigued veered into oncoming traffic on a rural Washington state highway on Thursday, killing a woman driving a car and crashing into a school bus loaded with children, a state trooper said. Fifty-six people, most of them…

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    Delta plane skids off runway in snowstorm at New York's LaGuardia (11 photos)

    A commercial airplane skidded off the runway and crashed into a fence while landing at LaGuardia Airport during a snowstorm Thursday morning in New York. Passengers aboard Delta Flight 1086, which was touching down after a flight from Atlanta, were evacuated by sliding down inflated shoots, Reuters…

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  • Why is Ringling removing elephants from the circus?

    POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced Thursday it will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018.

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  • Arctic Sea Ice 'Thinning Dramatically,' Study Finds

    Arctic sea ice — the ice that freezes and floats on Arctic waters — is thinning at a steadier and faster rate than researchers previously thought, a new study finds. Using modern and historic measurements, the researchers got an extensive view of how the thickness of Arctic sea ice has changed over…

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