• Texas man charged with raping two children, infecting them with HIV

    AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - A Houston man has been arrested on charges of sexually assaulting two girls, ages 14 and 2, and infecting them with sexually transmitted diseases including HIV, police said on Friday. The man admitted to sexually assaulting the teenage victim multiple times, police said in…

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  • Remains belong to missing UK-born student

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia (AP) — Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a British-born university student who disappeared last month, authorities said Friday, as they turned their attention to filing possible additional charges against the suspect accused of…

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  • Deputy killed, three others hurt in California shooting spree

    SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A California sheriff's deputy was killed and three others were wounded in a shooting spree that started in a motel parking lot in Sacramento on Friday, authorities said. Both suspects, described on Twitter by the California Highway Patrol as a man and a woman, both…

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  • Exclusive: Ford to overhaul Lincoln brand, this time with big bucks

    By Paul Lienert and Bernie Woodall DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co's new chief executive, Mark Fields, is giving the automaker's long-moribund Lincoln brand what his predecessor Alan Mulally never could: a little love and a lot of cash. Lincoln, a storied Detroit brand which Ford has owned since…

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  • Dallas nurse receives thanks, hug from Obama

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free Friday and into open arms.

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    Texas Teen Dies Days After Special Early High School Graduation

    Back in January, 17-year-old high school senior Lynzee Ford of Kilgore, Texas, was diagnosed with a nontreatable form of leukemia. Her friends rallied around her, even fixing her mother's home to be wheelchair-friendly. Then, after months of battling the disease with multiple rounds of…

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  • Six bodies identified after decades in Oklahoma lake

    By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma authorities have formally identified six people whose bodies were found in a western Oklahoma lake in 2013, bringing a resolution to missing persons mysteries that spanned decades, a spokeswoman for the state medical examiner said Thursday. The…

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  • Prosecutors: Michigan girl meant to kill family

    PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 15-year-old suburban Detroit girl accused of stabbing her younger brother as part of a plot to kill her family so that she could run off with a 23-year-old man was ordered held on $1 million bond Thursday.

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  • Mormon founder had teen bride during polygamy days

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church acknowledges in a new essay that founder Joseph Smith had a teenage bride and was married to other men's wives during the faith's early polygamous days, a recognition of an unflattering part of its roots that historians have chronicled for years.

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  • Hunt for man who killed US cop, shot several others

    A man shot a police officer dead and wounded three others Friday before going on the run in California, US officials said, launching a massive hunt for the suspect. The violence began around 10:30 am when a police deputy went to investigate a suspicious vehicle parked at a hotel in Sacramento. As…

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    Shooting at Washington State high school (19 photos)

    A student opened fire at a high school in Washington state on Friday, wounding an unknown number of victims before killing himself with a gun, the Seattle Times reported. Local media reported that at least two people were wounded in the shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School north of Seattle…

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    Two killed, four wounded in Washington state school shooting

    By Eric M. Johnson and Victoria Cavaliere MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - A student fatally shot one classmate and wounded four others when he opened fire in the cafeteria of his Washington state high school on Friday, following a fight with fellow students, authorities said. The shooter took his own…

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  • British woman dies during Thai cosmetic surgery

    BANGKOK (AP) — A British woman has died under anesthesia during a cosmetic procedure by an uncertified surgeon at a clinic in Thailand's capital, authorities said Friday.

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  • New York police brand hatchet attack 'terrorist' act

    A hatchet attack on New York police officers was a "terrorist act" carried out by a self-radicalized Muslim convert who had been in the military and browsed Al-Qaeda websites, police said Friday. "This was a terrorist act," police commissioner Bill Bratton told a news conference on Friday, one day…

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  • Pistorius shoves race, crime and punishment in South Africa's face

    By Ed Cropley PRETORIA (Reuters) - As Oscar Pistorius spent his first day behind bars this week, a suspected child rapist and murderer went on trial at the same Pretoria court in a case that has also provoked fierce debate about crime and punishment in post-apartheid South Africa. Although the two…

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  • Driver attacked after ice cream truck kills boy

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Neighborhood residents attacked the driver of an ice cream truck after it struck and killed a 7-year-old boy riding a motorized bike in South Los Angeles, authorities said.

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  • TLC cancels its 'Honey Boo Boo' series

    NEW YORK (AP) — The TLC network on Friday canceled its colorful series about child beauty pageant contestant Honey Boo Boo and her Georgia family.

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