• Wisconsin Governor Walker signs bill banning microbeads

    By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Wednesday signed a bill into law that bans the manufacturing and sale of personal care products containing tiny plastic beads that are known to pollute waterways. The law makes Wisconsin one of seven states including Illinois and New…

    Reuters
  • Nurse drops newborn baby at hospital, fracturing his skull

    UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A hospital and police are investigating what might have caused a veteran nurse to drop a newborn baby, fracturing his skull.

    Associated Press
  • Death of Maryland boy pushed in swing for three days ruled homicide

    Officers found the boy, Ji’Aire Lee, around 7 a.m. on May 22 after witnesses reported seeing a woman pushing a child on a swing for an unusually long time at a park in La Plata, about 35 miles (55 km) south of Washington, Richardson said. The boy was alive Wednesday when he was placed in the swing…

    Reuters
  • Boy chained up with dead chicken around neck tells his story

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Handcuffed and shackled to a block of steel, the young boy would brace himself when he heard footsteps outside his bedroom door. He knew that once the grown-ups entered, the abuse would begin.

    Associated Press
  • Born in 1980? A mathematical surprise awaits you in 2025

    Finally, people born in 1980 have something amazing over those young'ins who came into the world in the year 2000 or on a Leap Day.

    CNET
  • Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant in Germany

    BERLIN (AP) — A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen's production plants in Germany, the automaker said Wednesday.

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  • Video shows Syria rebel group executing 18 IS fighters

    A Syrian rebel group operating around Damascus has executed 18 alleged members of the Islamic State group in a video mimicking the extremist organisation's own productions. The video, which emerged overnight, shows fighters from Jaysh al-Islam (Army of Islam) wearing the orange prison clothes that…

    AFP
  • Woman falls 400 feet to death in Colorado's Royal Gorge

    A 44-year-old woman plummeted 400 feet (120 meters) to her death from an observation deck overlooking the Royal Gorge canyon in the mountains of south-central Colorado, authorities said on Wednesday. The victim fell from a platform at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, just northeast of a landmark…

    Reuters
  • Shark Attack: Man Airlifted to Hospital After 7th Reported Incident in North Carolina

    A 68-year-old man was airlifted to a hospital via helicopter after he was attacked by a shark today off Ocracoke Island in North Carolina, officials said.

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  • US military on defensive over F-35 fighter jet

    The US Air Force said its eye-wateringly expensive F-35 stealth jet is superior to the cheaper F-16 despite reports from a test pilot that suggested otherwise. The F-35, manufactured by defense giant Lockheed Martin in part to replace the F-16, is the most expensive fighter plane in the history of…

    AFP
  • California law decried after black woman's 'lynching' arrest

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When Sacramento police arrested black activist Maile Hampton over her role in a Black Lives Matter protest in January, they didn't charge her with obstructing traffic, trespassing or disturbing the peace.

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  • Toyota's top female executive steps down after arrest in Japan

    Toyota Motor Corp said on Wednesday that Julie Hamp, its first female managing officer, had resigned following her arrest last month on suspicion of illegally importing the painkiller oxycodone into Japan. Hamp, a U.S. citizen, leaves Toyota about a month after she relocated to Tokyo to become the…

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    Suspects take photos on stolen iPhone

    Two Delaware County theft suspects may have accidentally given themselves up by mugging for a stolen camera.

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  • Can States Ignore the Supreme Court on Gay Marriage?

    The Supreme Court’s decision last week did make gay marriage legal around the nation. Unfortunately for social conservatives, it did not, however, make nullification legal around the nation. Nullification is the historical idea that states can ignore federal laws, or pass laws that supersede them.

    The Atlantic
  • Woman with no memory searches online for identity, family

    CARLSBAD, California (AP) — A woman who couldn't recall her identity when she was found on a Southern California street earlier this year has turned to the Internet in search of her family.

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  • Saudi Prince Alwaleed pledges $32 bn fortune to charity

    Saudi tycoon Prince Alwaleed bin Talal on Wednesday promised his entire $32 billion (28.8 billion euro) fortune to charitable projects in coming years, in one of the biggest ever such pledges. The pledge is "maybe... the first such big announcement" of its kind in the region, and is modelled on a…

    AFP
  • US Military's Hypersonic Jet Could Fly 5 Times the Speed of Sound

    The U.S. military is reportedly developing a hypersonic jet plane that could soar at up to five times the speed of sound — faster than a bullet, which generally travels at Mach 2, or twice the speed of sound. The new hypersonic vehicle, which could take flight by 2023, builds upon research from a…

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