• Mother found pushing dead toddler on swing in Maryland park

    (Reuters) - A Maryland mother was found early on Friday pushing her dead 3-year-old boy on a park swing, authorities said. Deputies responded to a call around 7 a.m. to check on a woman who witnesses said had been pushing a child for hours on a swing at Wills Memorial Park in La Plata, about 35…

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  • Dutch immigrant kids take to street demanding 'white' classmates

    Faced with an increasingly segregated education system, Dutch immigrant children have taken to the streets of their ethnically mixed Amsterdam neighbourhood seeking "white" pupils to attend their schools and help their integration.

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  • Georgia trooper shoots traveler after speeding stop

    TIFTON, Ga. (AP) — A traffic stop on a south Georgia freeway Friday morning ended with a state trooper shooting a passenger after getting into a confrontation with him as the driver was being taken into custody.

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  • Mexico: 43 dead in 3-hour firefight on ranch in west

    ECUANDUREO, Mexico (AP) — At least 43 people died Friday in what authorities described as a fierce, three-hour gunbattle between federal forces and suspected drug gang gunmen on a ranch in western Mexico, the deadliest such confrontation in recent memory.

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  • Column: Olympic champion Schmitt struggles away from pool

    Allison Schmitt seemed like the happiest person at the pool.

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    Savopoulos family quadruple murder in Washington (18 photos)

    About a week after the bodies of a wealthy D.C. family and their housekeeper were discovered after a fire in their mansion, an ex-convict who once worked for the businessman and is suspected in the killings has been arrested. Daron Dylon Wint, 34, was arrested about 11 p.m. Thursday by a…

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  • Iraq forces 'attack IS east of Ramadi'

    Iraqi forces retook territory from the Islamic State group east of Ramadi Saturday, in their first counterattack since the fall of the Anbar provincial capital a week ago, commanders said. The offensive targeted the Euphrates Valley town of Husaybah, an essential stepping stone for any assault on…

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  • Mother stands in at graduation of son killed in prom night crash

    A Chicago area woman whose 18-year-old son was killed in an alleged drunk-driving crash after his high-school prom last weekend wore his cap and gown at his graduation in a tribute to him. Along with Dunigan's father, she received a special plaque with his diploma, awards and a graduation ticket.…

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  • Milwaukee man pronounced dead, then moves and breathes - authorities

    (Reuters) - First responders preparing to take the body of a Milwaukee man pronounced dead to the morgue got a jolt when the man suddenly began moving and noticeably breathing, authorities said on Friday. About 50 minutes later, the medical examiner arrived and notified the man's family of his death.

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    Protests over police shooting of 2 unarmed men in Washington state for trying to steal beer (14 photos)

    Hundreds of people marched peacefully in Washington state's capital city to protest a police shooting that wounded two unarmed stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery store. The officer reported he was being assaulted with a skateboard early Thursday before the shooting that…

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  • Olsen twins to skip 'Full House' reboot

    Twin sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen will not appear in the rebooted version of hit US sitcom "Full House," US media reports said. Robert Boyett, executive producer of the new show -- "Fuller House" -- scheduled to air on Netflix next year, told the Hollywood Reporter neither of the Olsens would…

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  • 5 B.B. King children visit body a day before public viewing

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Five of B.B. King's adult children visited the blues great one last time in private at a Las Vegas funeral home that will host a public viewing Friday ahead of a Saturday memorial service.

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  • 50 million gallons of water lost after California dam vandalized: newspaper

    Some 50 million gallons of water were lost after an act of vandalism damaged an inflatable dam near San Francisco, the local Oakland Tribune newspaper reported on Friday. The loss comes as the state is in its fourth year of a devastating drought that has prompted Governor Jerry Brown to impose the…

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  • Washington mansion murder suspect 'did not act alone'

    The prime suspect in a grisly killing of a wealthy Washington family-of-three and their maid did not act alone, prosecutors said Friday, as he was formally charged with first-degree murder. Daron Dylon Wint, 34, was arrested Thursday following a massive manhunt after police found his DNA on a pizza…

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  • Billionaire’s Bid to Save Rare Wolves Ends Up on the Brink of Extinction

    Supporters of the endangered Mexican gray wolf on Tuesday in Santa Fe, New Mexico, demanded that state commissioners reverse their recent decision to close down a wolf recovery program. The program, which operated for 17 years at a New Mexico ranch owned by billionaire media mogul Ted Turner, has…

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  • Clinton emails show concern about image after Benghazi

    By Mark Hosenball and Alistair Bell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top aides to former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fretted over how she would be portrayed after the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, emails released on Friday showed. The…

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  • Moscow issues travel warning over U.S. 'hunt' for Russians

    Russia's foreign ministry has warned its citizens traveling abroad of the risks posed by U.S. law enforcement bodies and special services, which it said were hunting for Russians around the world. In a statement on Friday it also accused Washington of kidnapping Russians, citing cases such as that…

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