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    Video: Cop shot boy seconds after encountering him

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun fired within 1½ to 2 seconds of pulling up in his cruiser, police said Wednesday. During those few moments, he ordered the youngster three times to put up his hands, they said.

    Associated Press
  • India 'raped' girls found hanging killed selves: investigators

    Two girls found hanging earlier this year in northern India committed suicide and were not gang-raped and murdered as previously thought, federal investigators said Thursday.

    AFP
  • Putin's tiger ravages goat farm in northeast China

    BEIJING (AP) — Ustin, a rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin, is behaving badly in his new home in northeastern China.

    Associated Press
  • Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when Officer Darren Wilson "finished him off." Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy or admitted that they did not see…

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  • Hiker took cell phone photos of bear before fatal New Jersey mauling

    (Reuters) - A hiker who was mauled to death by a black bear in September took photos of the lumbering animal just before the fatal attack in a heavily wooded area of northern New Jersey, police said Wednesday. Authorities in West Milford have released the photos taken from the cell phone of Darsh…

    Reuters
  • Why US is mum on special ops raid that rescued hostages in Yemen

    There are two good reasons the cover-of-night, US-led commando raid that rescued eight Al Qaeda hostages in Yemen Tuesday received none of the fanfare and public back-slapping of previous successful counterterror operations.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • North Korea reveals senior rank of Kim Jong Un's little sister

    North Korea revealed on Thursday that Kim Jong-Un's younger sister holds the title of a senior party official, confirming her rise through the ranks as a potential key aide to the young leader. Kim Yo-Jong, believed to be 26, made her first public appearance during the funeral of her father and…

    AFP
  • Tensions flare between Senate Democrats, White House

    By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Criticism of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law by a top Senate Democrat this week laid bare post-election tensions that could pose challenges for the party in upcoming fights with Republicans over taxes, energy and immigration. In a…

    Reuters
  • Missing woman found dead, stepfather charged

    EASTON, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania man was charged Wednesday with fatally shooting his stepdaughter and burying the 33-year-old woman in his yard.

    Associated Press
  • Vladimir Putin's Tiger Causes Mayhem in China

    Russia and China have had a rocky relationship over the years, enduring their fair share of border disputes, wars, and diplomatic splits. The relationship has improved greatly in recent years, but can it survive a murderous, border-violating tiger?

    The Atlantic
  • 2 FBI agents, police officer shot; suspect dead

    UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man who fatally shot his mother and wounded a suburban St. Louis police officer and two FBI agents is dead, authorities said Wednesday.

    Associated Press
  • In Ferguson, mundane choices lead to tragedy

    Michael Brown spent part of his last morning chatting with some workmen about Jesus. Police officer Darren Wilson got a call to help a feverish child. Dorian Johnson got up at 7 a.m. with the intention of getting breakfast for his girlfriend.

    Associated Press
  • Kenyan women pay the price for slum water "mafias"

    By Katy Migiro and Magdalena Mis NAIROBI/LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rising before dawn, the women emerged from their ramshackle shacks and squelched through the mud to stand in line for water in Kibera, Nairobi's biggest slum. Seven hours later, bullet-grey skies drizzled on and off, but…

    Reuters
  • Notorious Kray gangster 'Mad' Frankie Fraser dies

    London (AFP) - An infamous London gangster known as "Mad" Frankie Fraser has died in a hospital at the age of 90, a former associate said on Wednesday.

    AFP
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    Protesters force lockdown of City Hall in St. Louis (20 photos)

    Several people protesting the Ferguson grand jury decision stormed into City Hall in St. Louis on Wednesday, leading police to lock down the building and to call in more than a hundred additional officers. At least two people were arrested after the incident, in which the protesters shouted "Shame,…

    Yahoo News
  • Dispute over 9-point buck settled with coin flip

    ONEIDA, Wis. (AP) — A dispute over a nine-point buck in Wisconsin was settled with a coin flip.

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    Pregnant mom shot to death in Queens; Baby dies at hospital

    A pregnant 27-year-old woman was shot to death outside her home near Horace Harding Expressway early Wednesday morning, and despite doctors best efforts to save the child, the baby girl passed away at the hospital.

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