• Mexican governor confirms 3 US siblings found dead

    MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Three U.S. citizens missing for more than two weeks have been found dead in Mexico near the border city of Matamoros, and authorities are questioning a local police unit about possible involvement, the attorney general in northern Tamaulipas state said Thursday.

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  • Pennsylvania boy who disappeared with father on sailboat found in South Pacific

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - A 9-year-old boy reported missing after he disappeared with his father aboard a sailboat in Washington state has been located on an island in the South Pacific and will be reunited with his mother, the FBI said on Thursday. His father, Jeffrey Ford Hanson, 46, has been charged…

    Reuters
  • Nigeria may seek death penalty against child bride

    A 14-year-old Nigerian girl accused of murdering her 35-year-old husband by putting rat poison in his food could face the death penalty, Nigerian prosecutors said Thursday. The trial of Wasila Tasi'u, from a poor northern Nigeria family, has sparked a heated debate on the role of underage marriage…

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  • New York woman beheaded by man who then jumped in front of train: report

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man in his 30s beheaded a woman in her 60s on New York's Long Island and then jumped in front of a moving commuter train in an apparent murder-suicide, media reported on Wednesday. The body of a woman who was "the victim of an apparent homicide" was found in Farmingdale at…

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    Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Road Rage Killing

    The Oklahoma City man accused of murder after a deadly case of road rage was found guilty Wednesday evening.

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  • House Republicans Can't Find Anyone to Sue the President

    It's not so easy, it turns out, for Congress to sue the president.

    The Atlantic
  • Purdue University shooter found dead in Indiana prison

    (Reuters) - A former Purdue University student who admitted killing a fellow student on campus in January has been found dead in prison of an apparent suicide, a state prison official said on Wednesday. Cody Cousins, 24, was found unresponsive Tuesday night in his cell at the prison in Michigan…

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  • US commando who killed Bin Laden to reveal identity

    The US Navy Seal commando who fired the shots which killed Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden is to reveal his identity in a Fox News television documentary next month, the network announced Wednesday. "The Man Who Killed Osama Bin Laden" will air in two segments November 11-12, with the commando…

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  • Bodies found in Mexico where 3 Texans missing

    MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Four bodies were found Wednesday east of the border city of Matamaros, near where three young Americans went missing more than two weeks ago, a Mexican state official said.

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  • Closure of Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa 'declaration of war': Abbas

    Israel's closure of the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound to all visitors following the shooting of a Jewish hardliner is tantamount to a "declaration of war," Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Thursday. "This dangerous Israeli escalation is a declaration of war on the Palestinian people and…

    AFP
  • Eric Holder To Ferguson Leakers: ‘Shut Up’

    Attorney General Eric Holder says that he is beyond exasperated — he is “mad,” in fact — at the leaks pouring out of the investigation into the police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

    The Daily Caller
  • Cops: Child-rape suspect vowed to kill his accuser

    BOSTON (AP) — A man suspected of child-rape and committing crimes across the country after snipping off his court-ordered ankle bracelet had an "ultimate goal" of returning to Massachusetts to kill his 13-year-old accuser, state police said Wednesday, hours after he was captured in New York.

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  • India dynasty flounders 30 years after Gandhi killing

    When Indira Gandhi was gunned down by her bodyguards on October 31, 1984, the instant elevation of her son Rajiv to the post of prime minister appeared to confirm her family's status as India's natural-born rulers.

    AFP
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    Deadly mudslide in Sri Lanka (26 photos)

    Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers dug with bare hands through the broken red earth of a deadly landslide Thursday, defying police orders after a top disaster official said there was no chance of finding more survivors at the high-elevation tea plantation. There were conflicting reports of…

    Yahoo News
  • Illinois releases prisoner, bringing wrongful conviction full circle

    By Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) - A celebrated Illinois wrongful conviction case went full circle on Thursday when authorities freed a man sentenced for a 1982 double murder and said they believe another man exonerated 15 years ago is probably the murderer after all. Prisoner Alstory Simon, who in…

    Reuters
  • Why do some survive Ebola? Sierra Leone study offers clues

    By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - An analysis of the first Ebola cases in Sierra Leone helps draw a clearer picture of why some people survive the disease, while others do not, including their age and the pace at which the virus replicates within their body. The study published Wednesday is…

    Reuters
  • Insults against Israel PM 'disgraceful, damaging': Kerry

    Washington (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry hit out Thursday at reported insults by an American official leveled against the Israeli prime minister, saying it was "disgraceful, unacceptable and damaging."

    AFP