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  • Deadly Nevada prison brawl stokes mystery about guards, guns

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — This much is certain: Two handcuffed inmates at one of Nevada's toughest prisons brawled in a hallway, and one ended up dead from several shotgun blasts. The other was declared guilty of murder, even though he never touched a gun.

    Associated Press
  • Australian trafficker marries before Indonesia execution

    An Australian drug trafficker married his girlfriend Monday on the Indonesian prison island where he is set to be executed soon, his brother said, urging the country's president to show compassion to the newlyweds. Andrew Chan, 31, married his Indonesian girlfriend Febyanti Herewila in a ceremony…

    AFP
  • Officer reunited with newborn he found in dumpster in 1989

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An officer who found an abandoned newborn in a garbage dumpster was reunited with the now 25-year-old man he helped save.

    Associated Press
  • After Wizards get sweep, Pierce takes jabs at Raptors, Drake

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At age 37, Paul Pierce is having a grand ol' time on this playoff run with the Washington Wizards.

    Associated Press
  • Why Iran is standing by its weakened, and expensive, ally Syria

    Iran has proven critical in helping keep President Bashar al-Assad in power after four years of bloody war, dispatching thousands of soldiers and paramilitary fighters to bolster Syria’s flagging army and billions of dollars in loans to prop up its economy. Iranian officials have declared that…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Robbery saved 9 Greek climbers from Nepal quake

    Nine Greek climbers who were robbed by a sherpa guide in Kathmandu told Sunday of their lucky escape after heading home from Nepal the day before an earthquake triggered the deadliest disaster in Mount Everest's history. "We arrived in Kathmandu last week and there we discovered that our sherpa had…

    AFP
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    Dog rescued by firefighters from New Jersey blaze that destroyed apartment house (10 photos)

    As flames ripped through his apartment building Melvin Rodriguez was on his knees, in the middle of Main Street in Hackensack, NJ. Standing behind large hoses and yellow police tape, he prayed and cried, unsure of the fate of his black French bulldog, Sebastian. Rodriguez was surrounded by his son…

    Yahoo News
  • More bad news for Brian Williams: NBC probe shows he 'embellished' stories

    Former NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams is half-way through his six-month suspension for inflating stories he told about his reporting. The brutal leaks were designed to send the message to Brian Williams and his superlawyer, Robert Barnett: ‘You’re dead.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Man-Made Earthquakes Rising in US, New Maps Show

    New earthquake hazard maps signal a watershed moment: They show that fracking's byproducts are clearly to blame for swarms of earthquakes plaguing several states. The maps highlight 17 hotspots where communities face a significantly increased risk of earthquakes, and the accompanying report links…

    LiveScience.com
  • Boko Haram slaughtered civilians in weekend attack: witness

    Boko Haram gunmen massacred residents who tried to jump into Lake Chad seeking safety and burnt others alive after overpowering soldiers in a weekend attack in the restive region, a witness said Monday. The military and a local official in Niger had previously confirmed the April 25 raid by the…

    AFP
  • Officials: US woman dies at Dominican plastic surgery clinic

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Dominican authorities have shut down a plastic surgery clinic as they investigate the death of a U.S. woman who traveled to the Caribbean country to undergo a liposuction procedure, officials said Sunday.

    Associated Press
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    Photos of the day - April 26, 2015 (27 photos)

    A man with a dog watches runners the start of the London Marathon in Blackheath, England, Palestinian workers set on fire wheat while producing the "Freekeh" in a farm near the west bank city of Jenin and a Nepalese man cries as he walks through the earthquake debris in Bhaktapur, near Kathmandu,…

    Yahoo News
  • Utah couple married 74 years dies within hours of each other

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Just after her mother died at age 94, Carol Bradford went to see her 95-year-old father and told him the news.

    Associated Press
  • Kazakh leader apologizes for 97.7 percent re-election victory

    By Raushan Nurshayeva and Dmitry Solovyov ASTANA/ALMATY (Reuters) - Kazakhstan's long-serving President Nursultan Nazarbayev apologized on Monday for winning re-election with 97.7 percent of the vote, saying it would have "looked undemocratic" for him to intervene to make his victory more modest.…

    Reuters
  • Arizona man arrested for 3 slayings in 15-year-old cold case

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson man who was long suspected by authorities in the killings of his ex-wife, his mother-in-law and a third woman nearly 15 years ago was arrested Saturday.

    Associated Press
  • Iran leader criticises rich kids after deadly car crashes

    Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei criticised fast-driving wealthy youngsters Sunday for creating "psychological insecurity" on the streets after two high-speed accidents killed five people. "I hear that young people from the generation of wealth, a generation intoxicated by their money,…

    AFP
  • 10 fascinating facts about President Ulysses Grant

    Today marks the 193rd birthday of Ulysses Grant, who played a unique role in American history. Here is a look at a military leader who later become president in one of the nation’s most troubled decades.

    National Constitution Center
  • Gunshots fired at rapper Lil Wayne's tour buses on Georgia highway

    (Reuters) - Multiple gunshots were fired early Sunday into two buses carrying Grammy-winning rap music star Lil Wayne and his entourage on a Georgia highway following a performance in Atlanta, but no one was hurt, police said. About a dozen people were aboard the two buses together when the…

    Reuters