• Pennsylvania man uses chain saw to slay wife, then himself

    Police were called to a home in affluent Lower Moreland Township, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday afternoon after the couple’s 14-year-old son, who had been outside playing basketball, came home and found the bloody bodies. “A chain saw was recovered at the scene,” said Kevin Steele, first assistant…

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  • What's the Toughest College to Get Into in the United States? Hint: Not Harvard

    On Tuesday night the eight schools that are part of the Ivy League posted admissions decisions, crushing the dreams of tens of thousands of high school seniors. Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania,…

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  • 'Miracle dog' survives being hit by car, clubbed, abandoned

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The stray dog was hit by a car, clubbed in the head and left for dead in a ditch in Washington state. Days later, the 1-year-old bully breed mix showed up sickly and covered in dirt at a nearby farm.

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  • SUV crashes into shed, killing sleeping man, pregnant woman

    PALMETTO, Fla. (AP) — When a horrific boom ripped Cristian Carlos out of a deep sleep early Wednesday, he wasn't sure what to think.

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  • Porsche blames driver in crash that killed actor Paul Walker

    By Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - The driver was to blame in the fiery crash of a Porsche sports car that killed actor Paul Walker in California in 2013, not design defects with the car, attorneys for the German automaker said this week. Walker was a passenger in a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT driven…

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  • Canadian consul's teen son killed in Miami shoot-out

    The 17-year-old son of the Canadian consul general in Miami was shot dead in a dispute with drug dealers, police said Wednesday. Jean Wabafiyebazu was killed in the fatal shoot-out Monday and his brother Marc, 15, was later arrested for involvement in what appeared to be a marijuana deal gone awry,…

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    Photos of the day - April 1, 2015 (23 photos)

    Mount Sinabung releases pyroclastic flows seen from Tiga Serangkai, North Sumatra, Indonesia, an Indian migrant laborer girl works at a brick factory in Lalitpur, Nepal and a worker tying rows of crackers together in a fireworks factory in Sri Lanka are some of the photos of the day.…

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  • Nigeria's Buhari says to 'spare no effort' in squashing Boko Haram

    By Alexis Akwagyiram ABUJA (Reuters) - A day after becoming the first politician in Nigerian history to succeed a sitting leader by ballot, president-elect Muhammadu Buhari promised on Wednesday to "spare no effort" to defeat Islamist militant group Boko Haram. "Boko Haram will soon know the…

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  • Illinois convicted killer overpowers guard, escapes

    By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A convicted murderer awaiting sentencing in Illinois overpowered a jail guard early Wednesday, took his keys and uniform and fled in his SUV, authorities said. Kamron Taylor, 23, escaped the Jerome Combs Detention Center in Kankakee, about 60 miles south of Chicago,…

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  • Adoptee from South Korea faces deportation from US

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than three decades ago, a 3-year-old South Korean boy and his sister flew to the U.S. to become the adopted children of American citizens, but their life together didn't last long.

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  • Cynthia Lennon, first wife of John Lennon, dies of cancer

    LONDON (AP) — Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of former Beatles guitarist John Lennon, died of cancer Wednesday at her home in Spain. She was 75.

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  • Oil rebounds as US crude production falls

    Oil rebounded Wednesday, lifted by a government report showing a decline in US crude production and a deadly explosion and fire on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The latest Department of Energy weekly petroleum report, as expected, showed another increase in crude inventories to a new…

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  • Mom of biracial man killed by officer trusts prosecutor

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The mother of a biracial man fatally shot by a white Wisconsin police officer said Wednesday that she's barely coping with her son's death but believes prosecutors will seek the truth as they review the case.

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  • Hamster decapitation video prompts Mississippi university student to leave school

    By Therese Apel JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) - The family of a University of Mississippi student withdrew him from the school on Tuesday after a video appearing to show him biting the head off a hamster while on spring break this month was posted online. Brady Eaves, 18, appears in the video to snap…

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    Calif. Gov. Issues Sweeping Water Restrictions

    California Gov. Jerry Brown announced a sweeping executive order Wednesday that imposes mandatory water restrictions across the state as California copes with a historic drought and water shortage. (April 1)

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  • Report of plane passenger video overshadows exec visit to crash site

    BERLIN/LE VERNET, France (Reuters) - A video of the final seconds aboard the Germanwings plane that crashed in France last week has been discovered, reports said on Wednesday, just hours before executives visiting the crash site dodged questions about the mental health of the pilot. The video was…

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  • Hugo Chavez' favorite daughter makes UN debut as US bashed

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With more than a million Twitter followers and no diplomatic experience, the favorite daughter of Venezuela's late leader Hugo Chavez made her debut Wednesday as her country's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations.

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