• Bride accused of niece's death after wedding found guilty

    BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania newlywed has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment in the shooting death of her niece hours after the ceremony.

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  • Putin letter to Arab summit triggers strong Saudi attack

    By Yara Bayoumy and Mahmoud Mourad SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of hypocrisy on Sunday, telling an Arab summit that he should not express support for the Middle East while fuelling instability by supporting Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.…

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  • Pennsylvania girl, 4, rides bus alone in search of slushie, shocks passengers

    (Reuters) - A 4-year-old Pennsylvania girl surprised a driver and passengers when she boarded a public bus alone in the middle of the night on a quest for a sugary slushy, transportation officials said on Sunday. Surveillance footage shows the pint-sized girl with blonde hair, bundled up in all…

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    Shooting involving off-duty LAPD officer in Santa Clarita under investigation

    Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting between an off-duty LAPD officer and another man while they were in their cars in Santa Clarita Sunday.

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  • Theories behind riddle of Alps crash co-pilot's actions

    The crash of Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 Tuesday has sparked a range of possible theories to explain the actions of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who investigators believe deliberately flew the plane into a mountainside. Mental health experts caution that suicide is usually the result of multiple,…

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  • Small tsunami generated in Pacific after earthquake

    SYDNEY (AP) — A powerful earthquake rattled the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Monday, generating a small tsunami and frightening locals near the epicenter, but prompting no reports of damage or injuries.

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  • John Tyler: America’s most unusual President?

    On the 225th birthday of John Tyler, Constitution Daily looks back at the legacy of a most unusual President who established the concept of presidential succession and eventually was elected to the Confederate Congress.

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  • Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!'

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black women while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color from all walks of life.

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  • Amanda Knox: Why was her murder conviction overturned?

    On Friday, Italy’s highest criminal court acquitted Ms. Knox, an American, and her Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito of murdering British student Meredith Kercher in 2007. Lawyers for Mr. Sollecito had urged the courts to overturn the pair’s 2014 murder convictions, arguing that the guilty…

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  • Ford revives the Lincoln Continental, aims at U.S. and China

    By Joseph White NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co will resurrect the Lincoln Continental as its top-of-the line luxury sedan, betting the classic name will help rebuild the brand's image in the United States and China. Ford's Lincoln will unveil a prototype of the future Continental sedan on…

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  • Pentagon chief mulls easing military enlistment standards

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter is considering easing some military enlistment standards as part of a broader set of initiatives to better attract and keep quality service members and civilians across the Defense Department.

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    Body found at New York City building explosion site: police

    New York City police say they've found one body at the site of a gas explosion last week. Nathan Frandino reports.

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  • Oregon home demolished after diesel dumped into basement

    PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon couple took it all in stride as they watched the demolition of a house they owned for nearly 30 years.

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  • Crash pilot was psychiatric patient, planned big gesture - paper

    The Bild newspaper published an interview with a woman who said she had had a relationship in 2014 with Andreas Lubitz, the man French prosecutors believe locked himself alone in the cockpit of the Germanwings Airbus on Tuesday and steered it into the French Alps, killing all on board. "He did it…

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  • White House showed 'reprehensible animosity' to Netanyahu: Boehner

    The Obama administration has displayed "reprehensible animosity" towards Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, House Speaker John Boehner says. Netanyahu's recent election victory dramatically exacerbated a diplomatic crisis with Washington, bringing his thorny relationship with US President…

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  • Your Bird Feeder Could Be Backfiring

    For residents of South Hampton, New Hampshire, the first day of spring came not with an end to the deep snow and frigid temperatures, but instead with unexpected consequences of a well-intentioned deed. In a new study published in the journal Ecology Letters, University of Georgia ecologists…

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  • Woman, 2 year old killed, man injured in Washington shooting

    BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A 29-year-old woman and a 2-year-old boy were fatally shot early Saturday, and a third shooting victim was suffering from life-threatening injuries, sheriff's deputies in Washington state said.

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