• Bear Takes Dip in Family's Pool

    A bear arrived at a family's home in Sierra Madre, California, and proceeded to enjoy the cool relaxation of the outdoor pool for 15 minutes before wandering off. One of the house's owners, Thomas See, caught the visit on tape. The population of black bears in California is about 25,000 to 30,000,…

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  • King Richard III's Final Moments Were Quick & Brutal

    King Richard III's Final Moments Were Quick & Brutal Richard III's last moments were likely quick but terrifying, according to a new study of the death wounds of the last king of England to die in battle. But Richard III's last moments were the stuff of legend alone, as the king's body was lost…

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  • Mom pleads not guilty in 5-year-old son's death

    A Florida woman charged with killing her 5-year-old son more than 20 years ago in New Jersey has pleaded not guilty. A lawyer for Michelle Lodzinski entered the plea during a brief court hearing in New Brunswick on Tuesday. Gerald Krovatin of Newark told the court his client adamantly maintains her…

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  • CBS: Rihanna out of NFL telecast

    CBS and Rihanna are splitting up, more fallout from the Ray Rice domestic violence incident and the turmoil it has caused for the NFL. The network said Tuesday it was permanently editing a song featuring Rihanna's voice out of its Thursday night NFL telecasts — after the singer issued a profane…

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  • Pistorius Judge Under 24-Hour Police Protection After Controversial Ruling

    Judge Thokozile Masipa is wrapping up the most famous trial of her career, that of athlete Oscar Pistorius for shooting and killing his then girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day 2013.  Masipa has been repeatedly threatened for her findings in the trial and now, she's under police…

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    Daughter tells police man killed by father in her bedroom was her boyfriend

    Investigators are trying sort out what happened inside an apartment in Northeast Philadelphia late Monday night. A father shot and killed his daughter's boyfriend when he discovered the man inside their home.

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  • Attorney: Patti LaBelle had bodyguard beat cadet

    An attorney for an ex-West Point cadet told jurors Tuesday that veteran R&B singer Patti LaBelle ordered her bodyguard to beat up the cadet as he waited for a ride home outside a Houston airport terminal, resulting in a brain injury that forced him to drop out of the military academy. The lawsuit…

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  • Gaza widow offers insight into world of spies

    The 48-year-old Palestinian woman's husband was shot to death in 2012 by militants in the Gaza Strip for spying for Israel. A mother of seven, she herself was jailed by Gaza's Hamas rulers for aiding and abetting a spy — her husband. The widow's account to The Associated Press gave a rare look into…

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  • Reggie Bush Might 'Harshly' Discipline His 1-Year-Old Daughter

    Reggie Bush Might 'Harshly' Discipline His 1-Year-Old Daughter NFL star Reggie Bush told a radio call-in show that he disciplines his 1-year-old daughter, and one day could do so "harshly," as he came to the defense of fellow star Adrian Peterson's alleged parenting tactics. Adrian Peterson, the…

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  • Woman finds body in trunk, learns it's her neighbor

    Woman finds body in trunk, learns it's her neighbor LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Southern California woman who found a dead body in the trunk of her Lexus after shopping over the weekend discovered that the man was a neighbor, police said on Monday. The woman, who was not identified by authorities,…

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  • How far is Putin prepared to go in Ukraine?

    Russia could go even further in Ukraine with the "frozen conflict" strategy it has tried and tested in other countries, and may even end up annexing around half of Ukrainian territory, analysts say. Kiev has accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of trying to "take the entire Ukraine", a scenario…

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    Police shoot and kill man wanted for three Fresno murders

    Police came face-to-face in a deadly confrontation with a man wanted for three recent Fresno murders.

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  • Islamic State shoots down Syrian war plane -monitor group

    Islamic State fighters shot down a Syrian war plane using anti-aircraft guns on Tuesday, the first time the group has downed a military jet since declaring its cross-border caliphate in June, a group monitoring the civil war said. The plane came down outside Islamic State's stronghold of Raqqa…

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  • Ex-prosecutor, wife sentenced in abuse of adoptees

    An ex-prosecutor and his wife have been sentenced for endangering the welfare of two adopted Ethiopian children after county welfare officials found the boy had been underfed and the girl physically abused. Douglas Barbour, 35, who resigned from the state attorney general's office last year,…

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  • Murder charges for man in gruesome Florida quadruple killing

    By Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - Florida police charged a man with murder on Monday in a quadruple killing, after finding the victims' bodies earlier this month decomposing by the side of the road. Adam Matos, 28, faces four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his ex-girlfriend,…

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  • Did 'Deadly' Spider Eggs Really Hitch a Ride on Imported Bananas?

    Did 'Deadly' Spider Eggs Really Hitch a Ride on Imported Bananas? It's enough to make you do a double take the next time you unpack your groceries! A recent British news report claimed that imported bananas could play host to a certain species of venomous spiders. A woman in Essex, England,…

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    Islamic State extremists (30 photos)

    Jihadists shot down a Syrian warplane conducting strikes on the Islamic State group stronghold of Raqa on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said. Find more news related pictures in our photo galleries and follow us on Tumblr An Islamic State militant (L) stands next…

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