• Ailing North Korea leader sends message to China

    Seoul (AFP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, who has not been seen for nearly a month due to apparent health problems, sent a congratulatory message to China on its national day Wednesday, state media said.

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  • Mayor of Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens shot dead

    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The mayor of a small Los Angeles suburb was shot to death by his wife on Tuesday in an apparent domestic dispute, and his spouse has been detained, the county sheriff's department said. The shooting at Bell Gardens stemmed from an afternoon quarrel between…

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  • Reporter Finds Missing 10-Year-Old Boy While Covering Story

    Reporters sometimes face a dilemma: Witnessing events in their communities, they are tasked to report what they see, for their viewers and readers, without crossing any lines of involvement. But sometimes, on a human level, that is just not possible.

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  • Texas woman sentenced to 60 years in 'black widow' murder case

    By Marice Richter FORT WORTH Texas (Reuters) - A Texas woman dubbed a "black widow" was sentenced on Tuesday to 60 years in prison after her conviction on murder and evidence tampering in the shooting death of her husband in what prosecutors said was a plot to collect insurance money. Michele…

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    Cause of Utah Family's Death a Mystery

    Five family members found dead in a bedroom at their Utah home over the weekend weren't shot or stabbed, but their causes of death could remain a mystery for weeks, police said Monday. (Sept. 30)

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  • Unarmed black granddad killed by cop, in shades of Ferguson

    The case of an unarmed black grandfather shot to death in his own driveway by a white police officer in South Carolina has fueled demands for more transparency into cases where unarmed civilians are killed by police.

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  • Boston Marathon bombing suspect's sister appears in court for alleged bomb threat

    Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister's latest brush with the law puts a family caught up in the mystery over the 2013 attacks back in the spotlight.

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  • Police chief: Officer's comments 'unacceptable'

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police officer's comments before a March fatal shooting that sparked a protest and FBI investigation were "completely unacceptable," the city's police chief said Tuesday.

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  • Thai man gets death penalty for train rape, murder

    BANGKOK (AP) — A former railway worker in Thailand was sentenced to death Tuesday for raping a 13-year-old girl on an overnight train, then killing her and throwing her body out the window, an attack that sparked outrage in the Southeast Asian nation and prompted calls for the execution of rapists.

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  • The US Ebola case: 5 things to know

    Health officials on Tuesday announced the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States — a man isolated in intensive care at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

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  • Realtor's body found; suspect pleads not guilty

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A parolee accused of abducting and killing a top-selling Arkansas real estate agent had contacted her to set up an appointment to view a vacant house, authorities said Tuesday, hours after discovering the woman's body in a shallow grave at a concrete company.

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  • Dallas man arrested after ill-fated casket prank

    DALLAS (Reuters) - A Texas man suspected of stealing a casket to play a prank on his sister by making her think he had dug up their dead father was arrested after she called police, police said on Tuesday. Once Dallas police received the call from the sister who was concerned about what her brother…

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  • Brooklyn science teacher charged with sexually abusing students

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City high school science teacher who was already facing charges of sending a sexually explicit photograph to a student was arrested at court on Tuesday on new charges of sexually abusing six other teenage girls, prosecutors said. Sean Shaynak, 44, was arraigned on 36…

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  • Britons sign away first-born children for free wifi

    London (AFP) - Several Britons agreed to give up their eldest child in return for the use of free wifi, in an experiment to highlight the dangers of public Internet, published on Monday.

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    The battle for Iraq (15 photos)

    Iraqi Kurdish forces captured a strategic border crossing and several villages from Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq on Tuesday, scoring gains as the militants were pounded by heavy U.S.-led air strikes and the Iraqi army advanced from the south. An Iraqi Kurdish political source said…

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  • US attacks IS with 20 air raids in 24 hours: Centcom

    Washington (AFP) - US warplanes kept up air raids against Islamic State militants near a contested town on Syria's border with Turkey on Tuesday, part of more than 20 air strikes in 24 hours in Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon said.

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  • Wal-Mart: Morgan wasn't wearing seatbelt in crash

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and other people in a limousine struck from behind by a Wal-Mart truck on a highway in June are at least partly to blame for their injuries because they weren't wearing seatbelts, the company said in a court filing Monday.

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