• Garry Kasparov: Putin is 'the most dangerous man' in the world and a bigger threat to the U.S. than the Islamic State

    Arguably the world's best chess player ever, Garry Kasparov is on a new mission. He hopes to convince the world that the biggest threat to global unrest is not the Islamic State, al-Qaida or North Korea. Instead it is Vladimir Putin, Russia's president from 2000 to 2008 and then again from 2012 to…

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  • Teenager gets life in foster mom's stabbing death

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A northeast Ohio teenager who said she killed her foster mother in 2012 at the urging of the dead woman's husband was sentenced to life in prison on Monday.

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  • Wal-Mart: Morgan wasn't wearing seatbelt in crash

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and other people in a limousine struck from behind by a Wal-Mart truck on a highway in June are at least partly to blame for their injuries because they weren't wearing seatbelts, the company said in a court filing Monday.

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  • Hiker trapped in canyon in Zion National Park dies

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 34-year-old Southern California man was found dead over the weekend in Zion National Park after rising floodwaters trapped him in a narrow canyon that is home to one of the park's best-known hiking trails.

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  • Police link 2nd case to missing Va. student arrest

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A forensic clue uncovered in the investigation of a missing University of Virginia student has led investigators to believe they have "a significant break" in the unsolved death of another young woman who had vanished from the campus five years ago, police said Monday, and…

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    Ebola outbreak in West Africa (116 photos)

    With its collapsed health service, sick and poorly equipped security forces and broken economy, Ebola-hit Liberia finds itself on the brink of complete societal breakdown, experts warn. The already impoverished west African state was on the slow road to recovery after 14 years of ruinous civil war…

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  • Pennsylvania baby shot in head in apparent hunting accident

    By Elizabeth Daley (Reuters) - A newborn baby was in critical condition on Monday after being shot in the head in western Pennsylvania while lying on his father's lap at home, an incident that appears to have been a hunting accident, prosecutors say. The infant, identified by local media as Thayne…

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  • Thai man gets death penalty for train rape, murder

    BANGKOK (AP) — A former railway worker in Thailand was sentenced to death Tuesday for raping a 13-year-old girl on an overnight train, then killing her and throwing her body out the window, an attack that sparked outrage in the Southeast Asian nation and prompted calls for the execution of rapists.

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  • American beheading suspect's mother apologizes in video

    Washington (AFP) - The mother of an American worker suspected of beheading one of several colleagues he had tried to convert to Islam has broken her silence, apologizing in a video posted online.

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  • Mrs Clooney outshines new hubby as wedding is made official

    Venice (AFP) - George Clooney may be Hollywood's darling but it was his stunning bride Amal Alamuddin who lit up Venice on Monday as the pair sealed their marriage at the town hall to the screams of delighted fans.

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    Ukrainian nationalists tear down enormous statue of Vladimir Lenin (9 photos)

    On Sunday, in the second-largest Ukrainian city, Kharkiv, nationalists tore down an enormous statue of Vladimir Lenin to cheers from the crowd. Across Ukraine, people have torn down statues to the former Communist leader in a symbolic display of anti-Russian sentiment. (AP) Find more news related…

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  • 45 dogs dead, 48 alive after North Las Vegas fire

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A weekend fire that tore through a North Las Vegas home with 93 small dogs — more than 15 times the maximum number of canines allowed in a house by the city — killed 45 of them and injured one man.

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  • Ebola-hit Liberia staring into the abyss

    Monrovia (AFP) - With its collapsed health service, sick and poorly equipped security forces and broken economy, Ebola-hit Liberia finds itself on the brink of complete societal breakdown, experts warn.

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  • Walking is the superfood of fitness, experts say

    By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walking may never become as trendy as CrossFit, as sexy as mud runs or as ego-boosting as Ironman races but for fitness experts who stress daily movement over workouts and an active lifestyle over weekends of warrior games, walking is a super star. For…

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  • Amanda Bynes arrested for DUI in Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former actress Amanda Bynes was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of driving while under the influence of a drug, authorities said Monday.

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  • Kurd troops attack Iraq jihadists on three fronts

    Arbil (Iraq) (AFP) - Kurdish troops launched offensives against the Islamic State jihadist group on three fronts in northern Iraq on Tuesday, senior officers told AFP.

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  • Caught in the act? Videos of police can mislead

    BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — A man walks through Wal-Mart, holding something to his ear as he passes a gun case. He leans toward a shelf and steps back into view, now holding a long, dark object — a gun? — as he walks past customers, who show no obvious reaction. Eight minutes later, surveillance video…

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