• From gangsta rapper to Islamist militant

    As war in Syria and Iraq attracts a growing number of Muslim extremists from Europe, intelligence officials in Germany believe a former gangsta rapper has joined the inner circle of Islamists fighting there. Denis Cuspert was once a modestly successful member of Germany's hip-hop scene going by the…

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  • Man killed after falling into wood chipper in Arizona

    A landscape gardener was decapitated after falling into a wood chipper in Arizona on Thursday and a police spokesman said no foul play was suspected. The accident happened at an auto dealership in Chandler, a city on the southeast outskirts of Phoenix. "It just looks like a terrible accident,"…

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  • S. Korea fires warning shots after N. Korea incursion

    The South Korean navy fired warning shots Friday to end a brief incursion by a North Korean patrol boat across the sensitive maritime border, Seoul's defence ministry said. It was the first such boundary violation in four months, and came ahead of Friday's opening ceremony of the Asian Games in the…

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  • Girl was bait to try to catch boy ‘in the act,’ sexual harassment lawsuit says

    A civil lawsuit working its way through the federal appeals process alleges that a 14-year-old middle school girl was raped after school officials used her as bait to try to catch a male student “in the act” after she reported his sexual harassment. With growing pressure on college campuses to…

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  • Killings of Florida mother, six children stun community

    By Barbara Liston BELL Fla. (Reuters) - As Florida police examined why a 51-year-old felon shot his daughter and her six children to death before killing himself, residents of their small town grieved the loss of the children. Don Spirit on Thursday summoned authorities there with a 911 emergency…

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    Trusted Housekeeper Accused Of Raping 13-Year-Old Boy

    An Oklahoma woman was arrested for allegedly raping a 13-year-old boy. Robbie Capshew, 31, was a trusted housekeeper. But police and a Cyril, Okla., mother paint a different picture.

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  • Police: Officers fatally shoot man near St. Louis

    Officers shot and killed a man after he allegedly pointed a rifle at them in suburban St. Louis, the second fatal police shooting of a black suspect in the region since the August shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. Two officers fired a combined 25 shots Wednesday night after a chase in which…

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  • 6 dead in cartel-style killings in western Mexico

    The bound bodies of six men were found dumped on a street Friday in the western Mexico state of Michoacan, where authorities have claimed to be making headway against drug gang violence. The bodies were found next to a hand-lettered sign in which a drug cartel claimed responsibility for the…

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  • Texas triple murder suspect kills self in jail: authorities

    A 63-year-old man charged with killing three adults and wounding a child during a shooting spree at a trailer park in Corpus Christi, Texas, committed suicide in his jail cell, police said on Friday. Sammuel Everett Toomey was being held in Nueces County Jail on three counts of capital murder and…

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  • Florida granddad Don Spirit who killed family had also fatally shot son years before

    The Florida man who police say gunned down his daughter and six grandchildren Thursday had been to prison for fatally shooting his young son during a hunting trip 13 years ago, according to court records. Don Charles Spirit, 51, phoned the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Department around 4 p.m.…

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  • Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania form joint military unit

    Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania launched a joint military force on Friday that Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski said could start its first exercises in the tense region in the next year. The three countries and other states in the area have been on high alert since Russia annexed Ukraine's…

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  • Russia does not want 'closed economy': PM

    Russia does not want 'closed economy': PM Moscow (AFP) - Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Friday Russia did not want to close itself off from the global economy, and warned Western efforts to isolate or ignore such a powerful nation were "impossible". About creating a so-called mobilised, or…

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    French military releases Iraq air strike video

    The French military has released cockpit video of Rafale jets participating in their first air strikes in Iraq as part of the country's promise to join military action against Islamic State militants. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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  • Sunken 'Ship of Gold' Contains Bounty of Jewelry, Other Treasures

    A trove of gold coins, bracelets, buckles and broaches are among the precious treasures retrieved from a 157-year-old shipwreck off the coast of South Carolina. The "Ship of Gold," known in its sailing days as the SS Central America, was loaded down with 30,000 lbs. (13,600 kilograms) of gold when…

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  • France mounts Iraq strikes as jihadists advance in Syria

    France mounted its first air strike to beat back the Islamic State group in Iraq on Friday, even as jihadists across the border in Syria seized dozens of Kurdish villages in a lightning offensive. More than a decade after Paris famously refused to back the US-led invasion of Iraq, France became the…

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  • Pennsylvania newlyweds get life without parole in Craigslist killing

    The sentencing of Miranda Barbour, 19, and her husband, Elytte Barbour, 22, came about a month after they pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the Nov. 11, 2013, killing of Troy LaFerrara, 42. Both were originally charged with first-degree murder, punishable in Pennsylvania by a possible death…

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    Three People Face Charges For Shooting 11-Year-Old Boy In Head

    Three people were arraigned on Thursday in connection to the death of 11-year-old Hunter Davis in California. Police say 17-year-old Zak Hurlburt shot Davis in the head on September 6th at a Manteca House Party. Davis died on Monday.

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