• John Nash, wife, 'A Beautiful Mind' inspiration, die in NJ

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind," has died along with his wife in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86.

    Associated Press
  • Mother found pushing dead toddler on swing in Maryland park

    (Reuters) - A Maryland mother was found early on Friday pushing her dead 3-year-old boy on a park swing, authorities said. Deputies responded to a call around 7 a.m. to check on a woman who witnesses said had been pushing a child for hours on a swing at Wills Memorial Park in La Plata, about 35…

    Reuters
  • Church reels after Ireland's huge 'Yes' to gay marriage

    The once-dominant Catholic Church in Ireland was trying to come to terms Sunday with an overwhelming vote in favour of gay marriage, saying it needed a "new language" with which to speak to people. As jubilant "Yes" supporters nursed their hangovers after partying late into the night following…

    AFP
  • 'This Is Straight Murder': a Troubling Acquittal in Cleveland

    On November 29, 2012, police officers and witnesses heard what appeared to be gunshots coming from a car driving near a police station in Cleveland. Thirteen police officers then fired 137 rounds of ammunition at the vehicle, whose occupants Cleveland police suspected were armed. After the other…

    The Atlantic
  • Next-generation plane engines take a LEAP towards delivery

    If there's one key selling point that aerospace giants Airbus and Boeing have both been using in marketing their new aircraft, it is fuel efficiency. It is in fact largely down to French company Safran and GE, whose joint venture CFM International is making the LEAP motors that will power most of…

    AFP
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    Reeve Mathew, 10, dies in I-94 crash near Gurnee

    A 10-year-old boy was killed when he was ejected from a car during a crash on I-94 in north suburban Gurnee Saturday morning.

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  • Popular Yellowstone and Grand Teton trails closed for now

    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Two of the most heavily used day-hiking routes in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks in northwest Wyoming are closed for the time being because of weather damage and maintenance.

    Associated Press
  • As Russia growls, EU goes cool on eastern promises

    It might have been the mantra recited by the Europeans to six ex-Soviet neighbors at the so-called Eastern Partnership Summit, who went away with EU pledges of aid and trade. For the first partnership summit since the flare-up of the Ukraine conflict last year was dominated by Russia.

    Reuters
  • Angry Federer blasts French Open after security scare

    Roger Federer blasted French Open organisers Sunday after a fan breached tight security and raced on to court to grab a 'selfie' with the Swiss great. The 17-time Grand Slam winner had just completed a routine 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 win over Colombia's Alejandro Falla when he was shocked to see a young fan…

    AFP
  • Eleven year-old earns three degrees one year after finishing high school

    At eleven years old, most American kids are finishing 5th grade and nervously anticipating middle school.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Iraq regains ground from Islamic State; mass deaths reported in Palmyra

    BAGHDAD/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iraqi forces recaptured territory from advancing Islamic State militants near the recently-fallen city of Ramadi on Sunday, while in Syria the government said the Islamists had killed hundreds of people since capturing the town of Palmyra. The fall of Ramadi and Palmyra,…

    Reuters
  • One-sided death toll in Mexico gunfight raises questions

    Puddles of blood and bullet shells are some of the remnants of an intense gunfight on a western Mexico ranch that killed 42 criminal suspects and one police officer. The authorities say superior training and equipment explains the one-sided death toll in one of the bloodiest battles in Mexico's…

    AFP
  • What we know right now about the deadly Amtrak derailment

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nearly two weeks after a deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia killed 8 people and injured more than 200 others, investigators are still trying to piece together what led the train to enter a sharp curve at more than double the 50 mph speed limit.

    Associated Press
  • Mathematician John Nash, who inspired 'A Beautiful Mind,' killed in car crash

    (Reuters) - Mathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner who inspired the movie "A Beautiful Mind," was killed in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey, state police said on Sunday. The couple were in a taxi cab whose driver lost control and crashed into a guard rail on Saturday afternoon…

    Reuters
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    Fleet Week in NYC (52 photos)

    Fleet Week New York, now in its 27th year, is the city’s time-honored celebration of the sea services. The event, which runs through May 26, is an unparalleled opportunity for the citizens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet sailors, Marines and Coast Guard members, as well as to…

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  • US 'deeply troubled' by Russia's NGO law

    The United States said it was "deeply troubled" after Russian President Vladimir Putin officially enacted a controversial law banning what Moscow deems to be "undesirable" non-governmental organizations. Under the highly controversial law, passed by the Russian parliament this week, authorities can…

    AFP
  • Missouri suspect in killing of woman, teen son is dead

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man accused of holding his former girlfriend captive in a crate at their home in western Missouri then fatally shooting her and her teenage son, was shot and killed Saturday, authorities said.

    Associated Press