• Woman accused of running granddaughter to death to go on trial

    Joyce Hardin Garrard, 49, stands accused of forcing Savannah Hardin to run non-stop for three hours in February 2012. Hardin died from dehydration and low sodium, a condition common in marathon runners, Etowah County Sheriff's spokeswoman Natalie Barton said. Hardin suffered from unspecified…

    Reuters
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  • Polygamist Ninja Women Sneak Into Utah Home To Abduct 15-Year-Old Girl, Fail Miserably

    Police say two women dressed from head to toe as ninjas broke into a home in an effort to abduct a 15-year-old girl, Salt Lake City Fox affiliate KSTU reports. The attack happened in the generally placid Salt Lake City suburb of West Jordan, Utah, late Thursday night. “I heard a creak, and there…

    The Daily Caller
  • Former Titans kicker Bironas killed in car crash

    Rob Bironas, who worked his way through odd jobs and the Arena Football League before becoming one of the NFL's most accurate kickers, died in a car crash. The former Tennessee Titans player died Saturday night when he lost control on a curve in his 2009 GMC Yukon Denali and crashed after 11 p.m.…

    Associated Press
  • IS jihadists urge killing of citizens from US-led coalition

    The Islamic State group called on Muslims to kill citizens of all countries taking part in the US-led anti-jihadist coalition by any available means, in a statement posted online Monday. "If you can kill a disbelieving American or European -- especially the spiteful and filthy French -- or an…

    AFP
  • Uganda government challenged over carnage in the delivery room

    As she lay bleeding to death in Valente Inziku's arms in a Ugandan government hospital in October 2010, Jennifer Anguko, pregnant with the couple's fourth child, wished her husband well as a single parent. Nearly four years later, her husband is still waiting for the government of Uganda -- where…

    AFP
  • Police: 4 kids killed in crash weren't restrained

    Four children killed in a multi-vehicle crash in northeastern Pennsylvania were not in booster seats or wearing seatbelts when the car in which they were traveling caused a high-speed, four-car crash, police said Sunday. The Saturday afternoon crash killed five, including the 23-year-old woman…

    Associated Press
  • Accused White House intruder to appear in court

    Following an embarrassing security breach at the White House, one of the most closely protected buildings in the world, the Secret Service is said to be considering establishing new checkpoints to screen tourists in public areas near the presidential mansion. Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, of Copperas Cove,…

    Associated Press
  • Facts, questions in fatal Ohio Wal-Mart shooting

    A grand jury looking into the fatal shooting of a man by police in an Ohio Wal-Mart will have to sort out conflicting accounts to determine whether charges should be filed in a racially charged case that has drawn national attention. The special grand jury is to be sworn in Monday to hear evidence…

    Associated Press
  • Chinese warships in first call at an Iran port

    Two Chinese destroyers have arrived at Iran's Gulf port of Bandar Abbas, in an unprecedented visit attesting to a new rapprochement between the two countries, Iranian media reported Sunday. The four-day visit is the first time a Chinese naval vessel has called at a port in the Islamic republic,…

    AFP
  • Man charged with killing NFL player Peterson's son released on bond: report

    (Reuters) - A South Dakota man charged last year with killing NFL star Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son has been released on $2 million bond, U.S. media reported on Saturday. Joseph Patterson was released from a South Dakota jail on Friday

    Reuters
  • Boko Haram 'kill several' as they loot Nigeria market

    Boko Haram gunmen stormed a crowded market in Nigeria's restive northeastern state of Borno, killing several people and carting away food, witnesses said Saturday. Dressed in military and police uniforms, dozens of insurgents attacked the town of Mainok, 56 kilometres outside Maiduguri, the state…

    AFP
  • Obama and immigration: High hopes, a mixed record

    There were about 30, all Mexican nationals desperate to avoid deportations that would separate them from their families. It was one of the first times Obama could have used the power of his office to help defer the removal of immigrants who were in the United States illegally. Eight years later,…

    Associated Press
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    Tour bus crash in Delaware (5 photos)

    Authorities have released the names of two women killed in a tour bus crash in Delaware that left 48 others injured. Delaware State Police identified the women Monday as 54-year-old Hua'y Chen of New York City and Idil Bahsi, a 30-year-old from Istanbul

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  • Chinese militants get Islamic State 'terrorist training': media

    Chinese militants from the western region of Xinjiang have fled from the country to get "terrorist training" from Islamic State fighters for attacks at home, state media reported on Monday. The report was the first time state-run media had linked militants from Xinjiang, home to ethnic minority…

    Reuters
  • Study: Apple's new iPhones score big in durability

    Apple's new and bigger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are more durable than last year's model and a leading Android phone, a study says. Apple's iPhone 6, whose screen measures 4.7 inches, did the best across a variety of tests that measures how prone smartphones are to break due to everyday accidents,…

    Associated Press
  • Israeli firm looks to keep solar power generators running at night

    By Ari Rabinovitch NEGEV DESERT Israel (Reuters) - An Israeli solar power company, Brenmiller Energy, says it has developed a new, more efficient way to store heat from the sun that could give a boost to the thermal solar power industry by enabling plants to run at full capacity night and day. By…

    Reuters
  • NASA's Maven spacecraft enters Mars orbit

    NASA's Maven spacecraft entered orbit around Mars for an unprecedented study of the red planet's atmosphere following a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago. "I think my heart's about ready to start again," Maven's chief investigator, Bruce Jakosky of the University of Colorado,…

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