• Chris Rock Keeps Taking Photos of Cops Stopping Him

    Some of Chris Rock's best comedic routines have been about how police officers interact with black men. Like the best comedians, Rock speaks from personal experience. It's not the first time Rock's been stopped by police and taken photos of those encounters. In total, Monday marked the third time…

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  • Russia steps in as job losses, closures ravage east Ukraine

    The year-long conflict in east Ukraine has closed businesses across this industrial heartland, ramping up unemployment, crippling finances and leaving it ever more reliant on Moscow. Fierce fighting between government forces and pro-Russian rebels has ravaged a region that once provided 25 percent…

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  • Colorado teen found in suitcase suffered drug overdose: coroner

    By Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - A teenage Colorado girl whose remains were found dumped in a suitcase in a remote park area last month died from a drug overdose, the local coroner's office said on Tuesday. Kelly Mae Myers, 18, was reported missing in the mountain town of Grand Junction in…

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    Escaped prisoner, Wossen Assaye, is captured in Washington, DC (12 photos)

    Police say a prisoner who escaped custody at a northern Virginia hospital with a guard's gun has been captured in Washington. Fairfax County police tweeted just before noon Tuesday that the escaped prisoner was in the custody of Metropolitan Police. Police say one shot was fired early Tuesday…

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  • Banana peel hits comedian Dave Chappelle on New Mexico stage

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man tossed a banana peel at Dave Chappelle during a standup show, hitting in the comedian in the leg, police in this northern New Mexico city say.

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  • Anne Frank died earlier than thought, new study says

    Jewish teenager Anne Frank died in a Nazi concentration camp at least a month earlier than her official date of death, a new study said on Tuesday. "New research... has shed fresh light on the last days of Anne Frank and her sister Margot," the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam said on Tuesday, until…

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  • Jeremy Brown, Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts guitarist, dies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Musician Jeremy Brown, a guitarist for Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts, died a day before the release of the band's debut album. He was 34 years old.

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  • Iraqi forces drive Islamic State out of central Tikrit: PM

    By Mahdi Talat TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi troops aided by Shi'ite paramilitaries have driven Islamic State out of central Tikrit, Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said on Tuesday, but the fight to retake all of Saddam Hussein's hometown continued. Government forces have been in a month-long fight…

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  • Some parents of missing Mexico youths ask help of gang boss

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Some parents of 43 Mexican college students who disappeared six months ago are turning to the purported leader of a drug gang and asking for his help in learning more about what happened to their sons.

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  • New movies and TV shows you can stream on Netflix this week (Mar. 29 – Apr. 4)

    It’s that time of the week again, and BGR is bringing you a roundup of the best new Netflix movies and shows for your streaming pleasure. A lot of your time is wasted by looking around Netflix for something you haven’t seen yet, so this update will save you some precious ticks on the clock. DON’T…

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    Passover is time for matzoh (14 photos)

    The Jewish holiday of Passover, which begins at sundown on April 3, celebrates the biblical story of the Israelites' escape from slavery and exodus from Egypt. One of the main observances of the holiday involves eating matzoh, or unleavened bread. Making the traditional unleavened bread is an…

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  • Parents of dead student sue Clemson University, fraternity

    By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - The parents of a 19-year-old Clemson University student who died last year after falling from a highway bridge during a pre-dawn fraternity run sued the university, the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and three of its members for $50 million on Monday.…

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  • Girlfriend charged with murder in off-duty officer's death

    MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — The girlfriend of an off-duty police officer has been charged with shooting him to death inside his home after she originally contended it happened accidentally when she removed a gun from their dog's mouth, authorities said.

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  • 10 Medical Schools That Are Most Competitive for Applicants

    The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas. Be sure to explore The Short List:…

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  • Python owner charged in Canadian boys' deaths

    Canadian federal police on Tuesday charged the owner of a python in the deaths of two young boys who were asphyxiated by the snake while they slept in 2013. Jean Claude Savoie, 38, was accused of criminal negligence causing the deaths of the brothers. Police initially said the reptile had slithered…

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  • Missing U.C. Berkeley student was killed in weekend car accident

    A University of California, Berkeley student reported missing over the weekend after a fraternity party at another campus was identified on Monday as the person struck and killed by a car in Los Angeles early on Saturday, police said on Monday. Eloi Vasquez, a 19-year old freshman on the men's…

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  • Mom who blamed baby's death on toddler daughter gets prison

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An Alabama woman who blamed the death of her infant son on her toddler daughter has been sentenced in Pennsylvania to 15 to 30 years in prison.

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