• 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…

    Reuters
  • U.S. Supreme Court rejects Obamacare 'death panel' challenge

    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a new challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law that took aim at a bureaucratic board labeled by some Republicans as a "death panel" because it was designed to cut Medicare costs. The high court…

    Reuters
  • Suspect in Ohio fireworks store blaze that killed 9 dies

    IRONTON, Ohio (AP) — A brain-damaged man accused of starting a 1996 fire at an Ohio fireworks store that killed nine people has died at a mental health facility.

    Associated Press
  • Crete's mystery croc killed by cold snap

    A man-eating crocodile that became an attraction on the Greek island of Crete last year after its mysterious appearance in a lake has died, probably of cold, an official said Monday. "The crocodile was found dead on Sunday," regional water management official Vangelis Mamangakis told AFP. Nickhamed…

    AFP
  • Where Retirees Want to Live Now

    According to a recent study sponsored by Merrill Lynch, by age 61, most people finally feel free to live where they want to live, rather than live where they have to live because they need to commute to work or have family obligations. According to a U.S. Census Bureau update released last week,…

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  • New Hampshire authorities: Mother killed daughters, self

    BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — A 34-year-old woman shot and killed her two young daughters at their New Hampshire home before killing herself, authorities said Monday.

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    Shooting at Fort Meade (6 photos)

    One person was killed in a firefight that erupted Monday after a car with two people tried to ram a gate at the Fort Meade, Md., military base near a gate to the National Security Agency, according to preliminary reports cited by two U.S. officials. The officials said a firefight ensued after the…

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  • Aaron Hernandez Fiancee Cites Infidelity, Says She Dumped Box Prosecutors Believe May Have Held Murder Weapon

    Aaron Hernandez told his fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, to "remove a box" from the basement of the home they shared near the murder scene, Jenkins told a jury today.

    ABC News
  • Eight dead, 10 injured in Florida van accident

    Miami (AFP) - Eight people were killed and 10 injured early Monday after a van drove through a stop sign and careered off a Florida highway into a canal, officials said.

    AFP
  • Rogue Catholic bishops plan to grow schismatic challenge to Rome

    By Stephen Eisenhammer NOVA FRIBURGO, Brazil (Reuters) - Two renegade Catholic bishops plan to consecrate a new generation of bishops to spread their ultra-traditionalist movement called "The Resistance" in defiance of the Vatican, one of them said at a remote monastery in Brazil. French Bishop…

    Reuters
  • What does this Florida Holiday Inn do to wake up spring breakers?

    At spring break in Panama City, Fla., it serves a similar purpose. Every morning in March, at the crack of 11:00, guests at the Holiday Inn in Panama City get the chant as a hotel-wide wake-up call. The hotel gets flooded with spring break goers every March, so in the past, the house DJ would play…

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    Woman Killed After Driver Following GPS Drives Off Demolished Bridge

    Authorities say a driver, who was apparently following GPS navigation, drove off the ramp of a demolished bridge in Indiana, killing his wife.

    WGN - Chicago
  • Newborn baby, child among four found dead in Gibraltar flat

    Police in Gibraltar are investigating the death of a family of four, including a six-week-old baby girl and her four-year-old sister, who were found dead on Monday in a flat in the tiny British territory. "It is believed that all the deceased belong to the same family," a spokesman for the Royal…

    AFP
  • John Tyler: America’s most unusual President?

    On the 225th birthday of John Tyler, Constitution Daily looks back at the legacy of a most unusual President who established the concept of presidential succession and eventually was elected to the Confederate Congress.

    National Constitution Center
  • If you don’t like Apple’s new MacBook, Steve Jobs has a message for you

    Though Apple’s recently unveiled 12-inch Retina MacBook has largely elicited positive feedback, not everyone has good things to say about the most recent addition to Apple’s notebook line. Given some of the compromises Apple made in order to get the device so incredibly thin, some of the complaints…

    BGR News
  • Runaway rhino kills one, injures six in Nepal

    A rhinoceros that had wandered off a wildlife reserve rampaged through a town in central Nepal on Monday, leaving one woman dead and six people injured, police said. A local police official said the animal travelled some 20 kilometres (12 miles) from the unfenced reserve to the town in Makwanpur…

    AFP
  • Texas mother arrested for leaving daughter in dumpster overnight

    By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - A Texas mother was arrested for leaving her 7-year-old daughter in a dumpster overnight after saying that she drank vodka but remembered little else about the evening, police said on Monday. Alicia Carroll, 28, was charged with abandoning and endangering a…

    Reuters