• Iran hangs woman in defiance of international campaign

    Iran Saturday hanged a woman convicted of murdering a former intelligence officer she claimed had tried to sexually assault her, defying international appeals for a stay of execution. Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, who had been on death row for five years, was put to death at dawn, the official IRNA news…

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  • Texas man charged with raping two children, infecting them with HIV

    AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - A Houston man has been arrested on charges of sexually assaulting two girls, ages 14 and 2, and infecting them with sexually transmitted diseases including HIV, police said on Friday. The man admitted to sexually assaulting the teenage victim multiple times, police said in…

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  • Two dead in US school shooting after online warnings

    A US student who had issued chilling warnings on Twitter opened fire in a school cafeteria on Friday, killing at least one person and critically injuring three before taking his own life. Terrified classmates dived for cover as the gunman, identified by media reports and fellow students as Jaylen…

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  • Therapists missed Newtown gunman's rage as a teenager: report

    By Richard Weizel HARTFORD Conn. (Reuters) - The extent of Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza's growing rage, isolation and delusions when he was a teenager were apparently overlooked by his mother, psychiatrists and counselors, according to a report expected to be issued next month. The report…

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  • Montana bride who shoved husband off cliff appeals murder conviction

    By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - A Montana bride who admitted pushing her new husband off a cliff at Glacier National Park is appealing her murder conviction on grounds prosecutors distorted facts, acted vindictively toward her and engaged in misconduct, such as publicly labeling her a sociopath.…

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    Obama's hands on approach to the ebola crisis (11 photos)

    President Barack Obama hugs Ebola survivor Nina Pham, part of his personal hands-on approach to convince jittery Americans to trust elite doctors and scientists to keep them safe. Here's a look at some of President Obama's ebola-related meetings... Find more news related pictures in our photo…

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  • US-led strikes pound jihadists in Iraq, Syria

    US-led warplanes bombarded the Islamic State group Friday with new air strikes as heavily armed Iraqi Kurdish fighters were set to reinforce the besieged Syrian border town of Kobane. Kurdish forces, backed by US air power, have been holding out for weeks against an IS offensive around Kobane,…

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  • Egypt leader: 'Foreign hands' behind Sinai attack

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Saturday that an assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 30 troops was a "foreign-funded operation" and vowed to take drastic action against militants.

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  • Prosecutors: Michigan girl meant to kill family

    PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 15-year-old suburban Detroit girl accused of stabbing her younger brother as part of a plot to kill her family so that she could run off with a 23-year-old man was ordered held on $1 million bond Thursday.

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  • Racquet-smashing Serena earns shot at title and revenge

    Racquet-smashing Serena Williams fought back from a set down to beat Caroline Wozniacki Saturday and set up a chance for revenge against Simona Halep in the WTA Finals title match. Halep continued her brilliant run in Singapore with a 6-2, 6-2 dismantling of Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska as the…

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    Texas Teen Dies Days After Special Early High School Graduation

    Back in January, 17-year-old high school senior Lynzee Ford of Kilgore, Texas, was diagnosed with a nontreatable form of leukemia. Her friends rallied around her, even fixing her mother's home to be wheelchair-friendly. Then, after months of battling the disease with multiple rounds of…

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    Ebola in New York City (23 photos)

    Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't know the language, win people over through hugs alone, according to people who worked with him. Even before…

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  • Driver attacked after ice cream truck kills boy

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Neighborhood residents attacked the driver of an ice cream truck after it struck and killed a 7-year-old boy riding a motorized bike in South Los Angeles, authorities said.

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  • Nurse Nina Pham Ebola-free, meets Obama

    DALLAS — After nearly two weeks in isolation, Ebola patient Nina Pham walked out of a Maryland hospital on Friday free of the deadly disease that has seized the nation’s attention.

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  • Kuwait urges Gulf reforms as oil prices fall

    Kuwait's finance minister on Saturday called for economic reforms by energy-dependent Gulf states to cope with a drop in oil prices that has hurt their public finances. Saleh said the Gulf states must diversify their economies and "reduce dependence on oil". "Implementing these policies has become…

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  • Exclusive: Ford to overhaul Lincoln brand, this time with big bucks

    By Paul Lienert and Bernie Woodall DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co's new chief executive, Mark Fields, is giving the automaker's long-moribund Lincoln brand what his predecessor Alan Mulally never could: a little love and a lot of cash. Lincoln, a storied Detroit brand which Ford has owned since…

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  • British woman dies during Thai cosmetic surgery

    BANGKOK (AP) — A British woman has died under anesthesia during a cosmetic procedure by an uncertified surgeon at a clinic in Thailand's capital, authorities said Friday.

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