• Mother found pushing dead toddler on swing in Maryland park

    (Reuters) - A Maryland mother was found early on Friday pushing her dead 3-year-old boy on a park swing, authorities said. Deputies responded to a call around 7 a.m. to check on a woman who witnesses said had been pushing a child for hours on a swing at Wills Memorial Park in La Plata, about 35…

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  • Dallas girl sentenced to 40 years for drowning baby

    By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - A 14-year-old Dallas girl was sentenced by a juvenile court judge on Friday to 40 years in custody, the maximum punishment available, after admitting to drowning an infant in January, court officials said. The teenager will begin serving her sentence in state…

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  • Gunfight in western Mexico kills at least 42: officials

    At least 42 people were killed on Friday in western Mexico in a gunfight between suspected gang members and security forces, two government officials said, the latest bloodshed in an area that has been plagued by violent drug gangs. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said at least…

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  • Billionaire’s Bid to Save Rare Wolves Ends Up on the Brink of Extinction

    Supporters of the endangered Mexican gray wolf on Tuesday in Santa Fe, New Mexico, demanded that state commissioners reverse their recent decision to close down a wolf recovery program.

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  • US police arrest mansion murders suspect after pizza crust lead

    After following a DNA lead gleaned from pizza crust, US authorities have arrested a suspect in the grisly murder of three members of a wealthy Washington family and their maid. Daron Dylon Wint, 34, was arrested Thursday night in the nation's capital, Washington Metropolitan Police said. Three…

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  • Milwaukee man pronounced dead, then moves and breathes - authorities

    (Reuters) - First responders preparing to take the body of a Milwaukee man pronounced dead to the morgue got a jolt when the man suddenly began moving and noticeably breathing, authorities said on Friday. About 50 minutes later, the medical examiner arrived and notified the man's family of his death.

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  • Eleven year-old earns three degrees one year after finishing high school

    At eleven years old, most American kids are finishing 5th grade and nervously anticipating middle school.

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  • After week in jail, Florida mom agrees to son's circumcision

    DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman's yearslong battle against her child's father over the boy's circumcision ended Friday with her agreeing to the procedure in exchange for her release from jail.

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  • Lakers GM says Bryant done after next season

    Kobe Bryant will make next season his last with the Los Angeles Lakers after 20 years that have produced five NBA titles, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said. "He has indicated to me this is it," Kupchak told SiriusXM NBA Radio. The 36-year-old guard has played for the Lakers for his entire…

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  • Magnitude 5.3 quake hits Nevada, close to Las Vegas

    A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck Nevada on Friday close to the small town of Caliente, northeast of the tourist hub of Las Vegas, and was followed by a series of smaller aftershocks, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It said the epicenter of the initial quake, which was very shallow at a depth of…

    Reuters
  • PHOTO ESSAY: Desert site holds old military aircraft 'bones'

    TUCSON, Arizona (AP) — The airplanes are lined up in rows by the hundreds, serving as a striking reminder of the nation's military past.

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  • Mother stands in at graduation of son killed in prom night crash

    A Chicago area woman whose 18-year-old son was killed in an alleged drunk-driving crash after his high-school prom last weekend wore his cap and gown at his graduation in a tribute to him. Along with Dunigan's father, she received a special plaque with his diploma, awards and a graduation ticket.…

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  • How an Iraqi friar saved ancient Christian manuscripts from IS

    Bullets whistled overhead, a black Islamic State flag flapping in the distance, but all Friar Najeeb Michaeel could think of as he fled the jihadists was how to save hundreds of ancient Iraqi manuscripts in his possession. "You are going to get us killed with your archives," Michaeel's assistant…

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  • Idaho couple whose 5-year-old fatally shot another child reach plea deal

    An Idaho couple whose 5-year-old child accidentally shot and killed a young playmate will see child injury charges dismissed provided they craft and present a course for families on the dangers of firearms, a state court clerk said. Rusty and Ashlee Lish were accused of the misdemeanor charges…

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    Protests over police shooting of 2 unarmed men in Washington state for trying to steal beer (14 photos)

    Hundreds of people marched peacefully in Washington state's capital city to protest a police shooting that wounded two unarmed stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery store. The officer reported he was being assaulted with a skateboard early Thursday before the shooting that…

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  • 5 B.B. King children visit body a day before public viewing

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Five of B.B. King's adult children visited the blues great one last time in private at a Las Vegas funeral home that will host a public viewing Friday ahead of a Saturday memorial service.

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  • Every new movie and TV show you’ll be able to stream on Netflix in June

    Summer has finally arrived, and along with it comes a whole new slate of shows and movies streaming on Netflix. Some of the highlights this June include The Aviator, The Butler, Nightcrawler and Transformers: Age of Extinction (if you’re into that sort of thing). A few Netflix originals are either…

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  • Moscow issues travel warning over U.S. 'hunt' for Russians

    Russia's foreign ministry has warned its citizens traveling abroad of the risks posed by U.S. law enforcement bodies and special services, which it said were hunting for Russians around the world. In a statement on Friday it also accused Washington of kidnapping Russians, citing cases such as that…

    Reuters