• Woman who was raped, burned dies in Kansas

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 36-year-old woman who had been sexually assaulted and set on fire died Saturday morning, police said, just over a week after she was found in a Wichita park with severe burns on more than half her body and cuts on her head.

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  • Police: 3-year-old set fire that killed his family

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A 3-year-old boy set a fire in the living room of his Maine mobile home this week, a blaze that would engulf the structure and kill himself, his mother and his twin siblings, police said Friday.

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  • German couple found murdered in Caribbean island of Tobago

    By Linda Hutchinson-Jafar PORT OF SPAIN (Reuters) - An elderly German couple was found murdered on a beach near their home in the southern Caribbean island of Tobago on Saturday, according to police. The bodies of 74 year old Conrad Keale and his 71 year old wife Bridgette Keale bore marks of…

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  • Three-year-old boy shot by playmate in Washington state -police

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - A 3-year-old boy in Washington state was shot in the mouth apparently by a 4-year-old playmate, law enforcement officials said. The boy had been playing with his neighbor late Friday at his family's Lake Stevens home, 35 miles north of Seattle, when his "father heard a loud…

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  • Official: SD man kills 4, including self, wounds 1

    A 22-year-old man apparently shot and killed three people and wounded a fourth at a home on a South Dakota Indian reservation before he killed himself early Saturday, authorities said.

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  • Hawaii airline tells pilots to return $4,000 bonus

    HONOLULU (AP) — Pilots from Island Air were probably pretty happy when they got a $4,000 Christmas bonus — that is, until the airline wanted the money back.

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  • 'Anti-Barbie' doll goes on sale on US

    She's short, brunette, has an average body shape and can even be given cellulite and acne: the 'anti-Barbie' doll is ready to go on sale in the United States.

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  • Search continues at ancient Greek burial mound

    AMPHIPOLIS, Greece (AP) — Scientists have opened the second phase of their excavation of the vast 4th-century BC burial mound in Amphipolis town in search of more tombs and bodies.

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  • Police: Pregnant woman, 3 others fatally shot

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A pregnant woman and her unborn child were killed along with three other people in a shooting at a Cleveland home that also injured the pregnant woman's 9-year-old daughter but left the woman's toddler son unharmed, police said Saturday.

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  • Police: New Jersey kids died in murder-suicide try

    TABERNACLE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey mother shot all three of her children, killing two of them, before turning the gun on herself, state police said Friday.

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  • Gay singers test country music's appeal

    Church, pickup trucks and dive bars -- the imagery of classic country songs evokes "traditional" small-town American life. The winner for Song of the Year at this year's Country Music Association awards was Kacey Musgraves' "Follow Your Arrow," whose message of not caring about outsiders' judgment…

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  • Somebody Took a Picture of Beijing’s Skyline for a Year—and It’s Horrifying

    Air quality charts, studies, and even fashion trends prove just how terrible pollution has been in China. Still, for many of its citizens, the issue just doesn’t seem urgent enough. So, to make it plain and simple, one Beijing resident took photos of the same spot in the city’s skyline for 365 days…

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  • Official: Man who killed deputy had made threats

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man who had made previous threats against police set his house on fire Saturday and ambushed the first sheriff's deputy who responded, fatally shooting the deputy and wounding another before he was killed by a police officer who lives nearby, a law enforcement official…

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  • 2 charged in infant starvation on suicide watch

    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man and his 23-year-old daughter charged in the starvation death of an infant are under a suicide watch in jail, which has prevented them from preparing for court, their attorneys said Friday.

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  • Report questions role of wealth in Lanza's care

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new report asks whether the race and affluence of Adam Lanza's family influenced decisions about how to care for his mental health problems in the years before he committed the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

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  • Somalia's al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle.

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    U.S. troops in Afghanistan (24 photos)

    President Barack Obama has quietly approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous plans that had limited the military to counterterrorism missions against al-Qaida after this year, U.S. officials said late Friday. The…

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