• No charges after US boy, 13, shot dead for stealing

    A man who shot and killed a 13-year-old boy as he was stealing from an unlocked car was arrested but US prosecutors declined to press charges, police said. Martinez Smith-Payne, who is black, was found unconscious and bleeding in a back alley when police were called about a shooting in St Louis,…

  • Brady seething after NFL Patriots loss

    Tom Brady urged the New England Patriots on Monday to use their first loss of the season as motivation, describing the upset defeat to the Denver Broncos as one of the lowest points of his career. The Patriots' chances of going through the season unbeaten ended in snowy Denver on Sunday night, when…

  • Woman rescued from Oregon mountain after husband plunges to death

    Rescue climbers who were deployed about 2,000 feet (610 meters) from Alison Fountain on Sunday ran into rough terrain and were unable to reach her until Monday morning, Marion County Sheriff spokesman Chris Baldridge said. The 29-year-old woman was airlifted in good condition from Mount Jefferson,…

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    Mesmerizing waterfalls (10 photos)

    These stunning pictures of beautiful Icelandic waterfalls will take your breath away. The mesmerizing shots show the striking waterfalls set against the night sky and the hypnotic green glow of the northern lights, as well as the picturesque Icelandic scenery and stunning sunrises. Photographer…

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  • Jailed for Miscarriage, Women Reveal the Cost of Criminalizing Abortion

    Maria Teresa Rivera didn’t know she was pregnant until the November morning four years ago when she suffered a miscarriage. “I hardly ever get visitors because of my mother-in-law’s economic situation," Rivera, a single mother to a 10-year-old, said in interviews with Amnesty International.

  • Erdogan says would resign if Putin IS oil trade claims proven

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday said he would be ready to quit office if allegations by Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that Turkey traded oil with Islamic State (IS) jihadists were proven. If such a thing is proven, the nobility of our nation would require that I would not stay…

  • San Francisco's 'Hot Cop of Castro' Arrested After Allegedly Driving Into Two Men, Fleeing the Scene

    Chris Kohrs was off-duty when he allegedly drove into two men who were walking across Broadway near Montgomery Street about 2:20 a.m Sunday.

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  • Boko Haram destroys Nigerian military base; 107 troops MIA

    YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram destroyed a Nigerian military base as soldiers fled and only self-defense fighters prevented the insurgents from retaking a northeastern town, residents said Monday.

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  • Daughter Dreads Holiday Visit To Mom In Diminished Health

    DEAR ABBY: I gave birth to a baby girl two months ago. I have a wonderful husband and my in-laws are incredible. We live far away from both sides of the family. My mom is a former cocaine and prescription pain meds addict. Her addiction diminished her mental capacities, and it's difficult to relate…

    Dear Abby
  • California mother convicted of killing 3 daughters

    COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California woman who slit the throats of her three children and left their bodies on her bed was convicted Monday of first-degree murder.

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  • Buckingham Palace state dining room closed over safety fears

    The state dining room of Britain's Buckingham Palace, where visiting heads of state retire for coffee after banquets, has been closed off due to safety concerns, a palace spokesman said on Monday. "As the result of a routine survey, an issue was found with one of the ceiling beams in the roof space…

  • IUD use attracts new opposition from anti-abortion groups

    By Jilian Mincer NEW YORK (Reuters) - A rapid increase in the number of U.S. women turning to intra-uterine devices to prevent pregnancy has prompted escalating attacks on the birth control method from groups that oppose abortion. The next battle will be at the U.S. Supreme Court, which has agreed…

  • West says it's 'painful' to watch retiring NBA star Bryant play

    Basketball Hall of Famer Jerry West, who engineered the trade two decades ago that brought Kobe Bryant to the Los Angeles Lakers, said on Monday it has been painful to watch the struggling 17-time NBA All-Star play this season. Bryant, enduring by far his worst season since entering the National…

  • Eyes May Offer Window into Cardiovascular Disease

    Vision problems may sometimes be the only symptom a person has of a serious cardiovascular condition, a new case report suggests. The man was diagnosed with "amaurosis fugax," a condition in which a person loses vision in one eye, usually for a few minutes at a time, because of an interruption of…

  • This one number explains Donald Trump's support

    There’s never been a US presidential candidate like Donald Trump. Sixty-nine percent is pretty good for a favorability rating, but Mr. Trump isn’t the leader in this particular numerical category, according to ABC/Post data. Recommended: What do you know about Donald Trump?

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    Climate change protests (55 photos)

    Tens of thousands of people have taken part in rallies around the world on Sunday, calling on leaders to halt climate change on the eve of a major conference in Paris. Because of a state of emergency in France imposed after the Nov. 13 Paris attacks, many of the rallies are taking place outside the…

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  • Sheriff: Bodies found may be those of missing woman, son

    DEER LODGE, Mont. (AP) — Two bodies found in a wooded area near Deer Lodge are believed to be those of a woman and her adult son who were reported missing a month ago along with a large bar of gold, the Powell County sheriff said Monday.

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  • Teen Finds Mom and Brothers Stabbed to Death By Step-Dad in Apparent Murder-Suicide: Cops

    A teenage girl made a horrifying discovery when she found family members stabbed to death in an apparent murder-suicide in their Louisiana home.

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  • Cities, counties demand action amid Illinois budget mess

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Nervous mayors and county officials are piping up about the Illinois budget crisis, with one city even threatening to turn off the lights at a state garage because of an unpaid electric bill.

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