• Surgeons remove 232 teeth from Indian teenager

    Ashik Gavai, 17, sought medical help for a swelling on the right side of his lower jaw and the case was referred to the city's JJ Hospital, where they found he was suffering from a condition known as complex odontoma, head of dentistry Sunanda Dhivare-Palwankar told AFP. The youngster's father,…

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  • Russia firing across border on Ukraine troops: US

    The United States on Thursday said it had evidence Russian forces are firing artillery from inside Russia on Ukrainian troops, in what officials called a "clear escalation" of the conflict. Moscow is also planning to "deliver heavier and more powerful multiple rocket launchers" to the pro-Russian…

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  • Father charged after dresser deaths of toddlers

    ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) — The father of two toddlers who died after a dresser fell on them was charged with involuntary manslaughter because he heard a crash coming from another room and didn't immediately check to see if his daughters were OK, a prosecutor said Thursday.

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    Severe storm hits in Virginia (15 photos)

    A fierce storm packing powerful winds and rain toppled trees and flipped campers Thursday at a Virginia campground Thursday, killing at least two people and sending at least 20 more to hospitals, officials said. The injured were being taken to area hospitals, Virginia State Police spokeswoman…

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  • Russia delivering weapons to Iraq: report

    Russia has begun supplying military helicopters and fighters jets to Iraq, a report said Thursday, as Iraq's defence minister visited Moscow to press for equipment to thwart a jihadist offensive. "A number of contracts with Iraq have entered into force and are being fulfilled," the Interfax news…

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  • Iowa man convicted of killing pregnant wife

    DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A former volunteer firefighter who hoped for a career in law enforcement was convicted Thursday of killing his pregnant wife, as jurors in his third trial rejected his claims that an unknown intruder shot her.

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  • Pope meets Sudanese woman sentenced to death

    ROME (AP) — Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant daughter born just weeks ago in prison.

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  • California man says he shot fleeing intruder who said she was pregnant

    Police have released few details about the Tuesday night shooting in the middle-class Bixby Knolls neighborhood of Long Beach, south of Los Angeles. Tom Greer, 80, told Los Angeles television station KNBC that he is the Bixby Knolls resident who shot the woman, striking her twice in the back just…

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  • Chicago teen charged in murder of 11-year-old girl at pajama party

    A Chicago teen was arrested and charged with the murder of an 11-year-old girl who was hit by a stray bullet at a sleepover last Friday, the state attorney's office said on Thursday. Tevin Lee, 18, has been charged with murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm and will appear in bond court on…

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  • Mother, daughter die of burns from Philadelphia food truck blast

    By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A mother and daughter have died from burns they suffered when a propane tank exploded in the family's food truck in Philadelphia earlier this month, authorities said on Thursday. Jaylin Landaverry Galdamez, 17, and her mother, Olga Galdamez, 42, each were…

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  • Man United buries Galaxy 7-0 in Van Gaal's debut

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Manchester United made an impressive debut under coach Louis van Gaal on Wednesday night, with Wayne Rooney scoring twice late in the first half of a 7-0 victory over the LA Galaxy.

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    Attack on bus in Iraq kills over 50 prisoners, nine policemen (7 photos)

    A shooting and bombing attack on a bus near Baghdad killed 52 prisoners and nine policemen on Thursday, Ministry of Justice and medical sources said, the latest in a string of assaults on prisoners in Iraq. The motive for Thursday's killings was not immediately clear but Iraqi security forces and…

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  • Arizona inmate takes nearly two hours to die in botched execution

    By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona inmate took almost two hours to die by lethal injection on Wednesday and his lawyers said he "gasped and snorted" before succumbing in the latest botched execution to raise questions about the death penalty in the United States. The execution of…

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  • U.S. House panel votes to authorize lawsuit against Obama

    By Annika McGinnis WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday took another step toward authorizing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, claiming he has overstepped his executive powers in carrying out his landmark healthcare reform law. In a partisan…

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  • Hamas tactics exact high toll in Israeli ground thrust

    By Noah Browning GAZA (Reuters) - Using tunnels, mines, booby traps and snipers, Hamas fighters have inflicted record casualties on Israeli troops waging an offensive in the Gaza Strip, applying years of training in urban warfare with a new tactical acumen and suicidal resolve. The Israelis say…

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  • Ukraine's PM resigns, complicating MH17 probe

    Ukraine's prime minister resigned Thursday after his governing coalition collapsed, plunging the former Soviet state into political limbo as it struggles to quell a deadly rebellion in the east. The shock announcement added to an already chaotic situation in the rebel-controlled east, where…

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  • Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared dead

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and the transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead.

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  • Ohio woman to be sentenced in slave labor case

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio woman convicted along with her boyfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in their home for nearly two years faces 30 years to life in federal prison when she is sentenced Thursday.

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  • Kansas man charged with murder after girl dies in police chase

    A man accused of kidnapping a 5-year-old Kansas girl, who was found dead after a police chase, was charged on Wednesday with first-degree felony murder in the child's death, authorities said. Marcus McGowan, 30, also was charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer in…

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  • Honduran families deported back to a bleak future

    TOCOA, Honduras (AP) — Elsa Ramirez already had lost two brothers to violence in this remote Caribbean region when co-workers handling clandestine cocaine flights from South America murdered her husband four months ago.

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