• Teacher found hanged in Southern California high school classroom

    A teacher was found hanged to death in a Southern California high school classroom when students arrived on Monday, police and fire officials said, in what was being investigated as an apparent suicide. Jillian Jacobson, a 31-year-old photography teacher, was found by students in a classroom at El…

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  • IS says US suicide bomber carried out Iraq attack

    An American jihadist carried out a suicide truck bomb attack against Iraqi forces involved in an operation to recapture the city of Tikrit, the Islamic State group said Tuesday. "The brother Abu Dawud al-Amriki (may Allah accept him) launched himself with his explosives-laden truck against a…

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  • German pensioner needs drill to dig for Nazi-looted Amber Room

    By Madeline Chambers BERLIN (Reuters) - A pensioner has started digging in Germany's western Ruhr region for the Amber Room, a priceless work of art looted by Nazis from the Soviet Union during World War Two and missing for 70 years, but says he needs a new drill to help him. Dubbed the Eighth…

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    Volcano Villarrica erupts in southern Chile (8 photos)

    Volcano Villarrica in southern Chile erupted in the early hours of Tuesday, sending a plume of ash and lava high into the sky, and forcing the evacuation of nearby communities. The volcano, located near the popular tourist resort of Pucon around 750 km (460 miles) south of the capital Santiago,…

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  • US considers banning type of popular rifle ammunition

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering banning a type of ammunition used in one of the most popular types of rifles because it says the bullets can pierce a police officer's protective vest when fired from a handgun.

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  • Edward Snowden 'ready to return to States'

    Edward Snowden, the fugitive whistleblower who has been given refuge in Russia, is willing to return to the United States if he is given a fair trial, his lawyer said Tuesday. He has a desire to return and we are doing everything we can to make it happen," Anatoly Kucherena, the Russian lawyer who…

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  • Connecticut man found guilty of murdering 'Law & Order' actress

    By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - A Connecticut drug dealer was found guilty on Monday of brutally murdering his former girlfriend in her home nine years ago, just as her acting career had gotten a boost from a role in the popular television drama "Law and Order." Matthew Pugh, 42, of…

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  • ‘Unbelievable’: City of Cleveland blames 12-year-old Tamir Rice for his own death

    Supporters of the family of Tamir Rice are outraged over the city of Cleveland’s claim that the 12-year-old boy was responsible for his own shooting death.

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  • Koenigsegg stuns with the world's most powerful production car

    The new Regera, unveiled at the Geneva Motor show on Tuesday, is the Swedish supercar company's first plug-in hybrid and it boasts four engines and a total output of 1782bhp. Regera is Swedish for "to reign" and as such the car is aptly named as it is potentially unbeatable on both road and track.…

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  • Hundreds killed as Chad forces seize northeast Nigerian town

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Chadian troops have seized a strategically located northeast Nigerian town from Boko Haram, but not before the defeated Islamic extremists killed hundreds of civilians, Chad's military said.

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  • Iran calls Obama's 10-year nuclear demand 'unacceptable'

    By Arshad Mohammed MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - Iran on Tuesday rejected as "unacceptable" U.S. President Barack Obama's demand that it freeze sensitive nuclear activities for at least 10 years, but said it would continue talks aimed at securing a deal, Iran's semi-official Fars news agency…

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  • Woman raped in Connecticut by man she met on dating app: police

    (Reuters) - A Massachusetts woman was raped in New Haven, Connecticut, on Monday by a man she met through an online dating app, police said. New Haven Police arrested Timothy Turner, of Waterbury, Connecticut, and charged him with crimes including first-degree aggravated sexual assault. It was not…

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  • 2016 Best Graduate Schools Preview: Top 10 Business Schools

    Thinking about applying to graduate school? Whether you're interested in pursuing an MBA or attending law school or medical 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 graduate schools and programs and…

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  • EU condemns Russia over Nemtsov funeral bans

    BRUSSELS (AP) — EU-Russian relations took a further dip on Tuesday when the European Union strongly condemned Moscow for banning Polish and Latvian lawmakers from entering the country to attend the funeral of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov.

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  • Police find body parts in hunt for missing teen Becky Watts

    Police searching for missing teenager Becky Watts said on Tuesday they had found body parts at an address in Bristol. A 28-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were arrested on Saturday on suspicion of kidnapping Watts and were further arrested on Monday on suspicion of her murder, Avon and…

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    Life on Los Angeles' 'Skid Row' (21 photos)

    If you don't live in Los Angeles and you think you know what LA's Skid Row is like, think again. Nothing anywhere else in America compares. San Francisco's Tenderloin is tiny. Seattle's once-dreary Skid Row is dotted with galleries and cafes. And the Bowery in New York is now home to the New Museum…

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  • North Korea warns U.S. about pre-emptive strike 'if necessary'

    By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong said on Tuesday that his country had the power to deter an "ever-increasing nuclear threat" by the United States with a pre-emptive strike if necessary. His rare speech at the U.N.-backed Conference on Disarmament drew…

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  • Italian tourist killed when hit by piece of Alaska glacier

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 28-year-old Italian tourist was killed in Alaska when he was crushed by a chunk of ice that broke from a glacier, authorities said.

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