• Indiana religious freedom law triggers gay rights fury

    Supporters of gay rights united in outrage Friday after the US state of Indiana adopted a law critics say would allow businesses to deny service to homosexuals on religious grounds. Governor Mike Pence signed Senate Bill 101 on Thursday at a closed-door ceremony attended by Catholic nuns, orthodox…

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  • Medical examiner: 22-day-old baby girl starved to death

    BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A baby who was found dead in her car seat in a Florida restaurant parking lot had lost more than one-third of her body weight in the 22 days since she was born, a medical examiner testified Friday.

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  • Ex-NFL star's fiancee: he told me he didn't kill Lloyd

    By Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez's fiancee said on Friday that he told her he did not murder the man he is charged with fatally shooting at an industrial park near their Massachusetts home in June 2013. Shayanna Jenkins, 25, who was granted immunity after…

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  • Boko Haram fighters told to 'kill wives' as troops take its 'HQ'

    Nigeria's military on Friday announced that troops had retaken the town of Gwoza from Boko Haram, from which the group declared their caliphate last year. Defence spokesman Chris Olukolade told a news conference in the capital, Abuja, that the recapture came after "concerted and well-coordinated…

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    Fresno Deputy Police Chief Keith Foster, 5 others arrested on drug charges

    A Deputy Chief of the Fresno Police Department, Keith Foster, arrested on drug conspiracy charges.

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  • Indonesia prepares to transfer Philippines drug convict for execution

    Indonesia is preparing to move a Filipina death row inmate for execution after she lost her appeal in the Supreme Court earlier this week, the attorney general's spokesman said on Friday. The planned executions of Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso and nine other mostly foreign drug traffickers has drawn…

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  • Can an Abortion Be Undone?

    Women who opt to get an abortion in Arizona within their first two months of pregnancy may soon find themselves on the receiving end of some unusual advice from their doctors. A medical abortion, which works within the first nine weeks or so of gestation, involves taking two pills within a few days…

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  • Putin's mystery military award points to Ukraine involvement

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has awarded several military units a hugely prestigious title that was given to troops for heroism during WWII, sparking new questions about the Kremlin's involvement in Ukraine. Putin this week bestowed the honorary "guards" title on two air assault brigades and a…

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  • Filing: Teen says mom killed her siblings found in freezer

    DETROIT (AP) — A teenager told authorities that her mother killed two siblings and forced her to put one of the bodies in the freezer of their Detroit home where both were found by an eviction crew.

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  • Authorities: Woman posed as lawyer for decade, named partner

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman used forged documents to pose as an estate lawyer for a decade and made partner at her small firm before her fraud was discovered, according to charges announced Friday.

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    Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves federal prison, arrives at halfway house

    Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has arrived at a Baltimore halfway house after being released from a federal prison.

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  • Russian air controllers charged for Polish presidential jet disaster

    Pilot error was to blame for the 2010 crash of a Polish presidential jet in Russia, but two Russian air traffic controllers also triggered the disaster that killed Poland's then head of state, prosecutors in Warsaw said Friday. The aircraft went down in thick fog while approaching Smolensk airport…

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  • Germanwings co-pilot had serious depressive episode: Bild newspaper

    The pilot who appears to have deliberately crashed a plane carrying 149 others into the French Alps received psychiatric treatment for a "serious depressive episode" six years ago, German tabloid Bild reported on Friday. Prosecutors in France, after listening to the cockpit voice recorders, offered…

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  • Syrian army closes in on city near Lebanese border

    The Syrian army, backed by Hezbollah fighters, closed in on the city of Zabadani near the border with Lebanon on Friday, a Lebanese security source said, and Syrian media said at least 20 insurgents had been killed in the battles to seize high ground. Violence from Syria's four-year war has…

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  • 6 Things Keeping You Fat

    "Most of the time, when someone comes into my office saying they aren't losing weight, the problem is that they are eating a lot more than they think they are," says Holly Herrington, a registered dietitian and clinical nutritionist with the Center for Lifestyle Medicine at Northwestern Medical…

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  • Bama: a sight and stench of death after Boko Haram defeat

    The devastation is visible from the air in Bama. On the dusty roads that separate properties in the second-biggest town in Borno state, northeast Nigeria, the sight -- and smell -- is much worse, with evidence of atrocities everywhere.

    AFP
  • Wisconsin couple accused of locking teenage girl in basement

    BROOKFIELD, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin couple is accused of locking their 13-year-old daughter in a cold basement with no toilet or sink, forcing her to wear diapers and refusing to allow her to sit on furniture in the family home, according to criminal charges filed this week.

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