• Murdered aid worker's brother says Islam 'not to blame'

    Murdered aid worker's brother says Islam 'not to blame' London (AFP) - The brother of British hostage David Haines murdered by Islamist militants issued Sunday a tearful video statement about growing religious radicalisation in which he quoted a verse from the Koran. It is not a race, religion or…

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  • Lawyer: Hopeful tests show dead infants stillborn

    The lawyer for a Massachusetts woman arrested after the bodies of three infants were found in her home said Sunday that he's optimistic that forensic testing will show the babies weren't born alive, and therefore weren't harmed or killed by his client. Erika Murray, 31, was charged Friday with…

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  • Victim had helped Ohio man charged in 4 killings

    One of four men found slain at their homes in a small Ohio city had sought help two days earlier for the man now charged in the killings, according to police records obtained by The Associated Press. Billy Jack Chatman told Bucyrus police two days before he was found dead that he had called an…

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  • An emotional Beyonce, Jay Z end tour in Paris

    An emotional Beyonce was in tears as she and husband Jay Z wrapped up their "On the Run" stadium tour Saturday night in Paris, where the duo said they got engaged years ago. The performers told the audience at Stade de France that Paris was also where their 2-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, was…

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  • Islamic State 101: Why are Arab countries so reluctant to help?

    The past few days have offered compelling evidence for why President Obama has been so loath to militarily insert America into the fight against the brutal Islamic State. The past few days, however, have also offered compelling evidence for why critics of Mr. Obama have been so frustrated by the…

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  • Mayweather remains unbeaten despite bite complaint

    Floyd Mayweather worked far too hard against Marcos Maidana their last time out to have to do it again in the rematch Saturday night. Mayweather dominated Maidana from the opening bell, using his boxing skills to keep the Argentine off balance and pile up points on his way to a unanimous 12-round…

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  • Wildlife experts work to keep baby opossums alive

    Wildlife rehabilitation experts are working to keep two baby opossums alive after the mother was apparently beaten to death with a sharp rock. The mother opossum died three days later, said Karolyn Verville, who heads Sunshine Haven Animal Rescue & Wildlife Rehabilitation in Riverside.

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    Photos of the day - September 14, 2014 (23 photos)

    Photos of the day - September 14, 2014A sailing boat can be seen beneath a whale-shaped kite during the annual Festival of the Winds at Sydney's Bondi Beach, a man wearing a kippah listens to speakers during an anti-Semitism demo at Berlin's Brandenburg

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  • Video shows slaying of British aid worker

    Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron late Saturday condemned his slaying as "an act of pure evil." Cameron confirmed Haines' death in a statement after the…

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    Woman finds body in trunk of car outside Riverside Walmart

    Riverside police are investigating after a woman discovered a man's body in the trunk of her car outside Walmart Saturday.

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  • US man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor

    North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday convicted a 24-year-old American man of entering the country illegally to commit espionage and sentenced him to six years of hard labor. At a trial that lasted about 90 minutes, the court said Matthew Miller, of Bakersfield, California, tore up his tourist visa…

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  • Police: Trooper hurt in ambush conscious, talking

    A Pennsylvania state trooper who was injured when a gunman ambushed him and killed another trooper outside a police barracks is conscious and talking for the first time since he underwent surgery, a spokesman said Sunday. State police spokesman Trooper Tom Kelly said investigators hope to soon…

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  • 4th doctor dies of Ebola in Sierra Leone

    Sierra Leone has lost a fourth doctor to Ebola after a failed effort to transfer her abroad for medical treatment, a government official said Sunday, a huge setback to the impoverished country that is battling the virulent disease amid a shortage of health care workers. Dr. Olivet Buck died late…

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  • All the Reasons Democrats Are Screwed This November

    As the 2014 midterm election campaign heats up, all indications are that Democrats are headed for a trouncing at the hands of Republicans. Most political prognosticators now give the GOP a better-than-even chance of picking up the six seats it needs to win control of the Senate, and the party is…

    The Atlantic Wire
  • Ferguson video shows witness raising hands in air

    Cellphone video that shows a witness raising his hands in the air immediately after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson appears to support previous accounts and could bolster arguments that Michael Brown was surrendering when he was shot, legal experts…

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  • Oklahoma NAACP wants alleged assaults investigated

    The president of the Oklahoma NAACP wants the U.S. Anthony Douglas requested the investigation in an Aug. 28 letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, The Oklahoman reported Saturday (http://bit.ly/1wjUneU ). Daniel Holtzclaw was arrested on Aug. 21 and accused of groping and raping several black…

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  • US-led military exercises due to begin in western Ukraine

    US-led military exercises involving 15 countries were set to begin in Ukraine Monday, as fighting rumbles on in the restive east between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in violation of a ceasefire. Heavy fighting erupted around the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Sunday,…

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