• Police: Death of teen whose body burned was random

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 15-year-old Indianapolis girl whose burned body was found over the weekend was likely abducted and killed by someone she didn't know, police and family members said Tuesday.

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  • Jolie's bridal gown 'adorned with her children's art'

    Artwork drawn by Angelina Jolie's children was embroidered into her bridal gown and veil, adding a touch of whimsy to her wedding last month to Brad Pitt, celebrity magazines reported on Tuesday. Two magazines, People and Hello, published photos of the August 23 nuptials in France, with both…

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  • Islamic State beheads second US reporter

    The so-called "Islamic State" released a video on Tuesday showing a masked militant with a London accent apparently beheading an American journalist and threatening to kill a British captive. The footage, seen by AFP after it was found online by private terrorism monitor SITE, shows 31-year-old…

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    Icelandic volcano erupts (18 photos)

    Experts say the seismic activity near the Bardarbunga volcano on Iceland is calming down while tall fountains of fire and lava continue to lick the air along a volcanic fissure, producing a huge plume of steam and gas. A massive white cloud some 4.5 kilometers (2.8 miles) tall was rising above the…

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  • Obama in Estonia as Russia, NATO square off over Ukraine

    US President Barack Obama arrived in Estonia early Wednesday to meet Baltic leaders and reaffirm Washington's commitment to the security of ex-Soviet NATO members, as Russia declared NATO a major "threat". Moscow's surprise declaration came after the Western military alliance announced plans to…

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  • North Carolina brothers declared innocent, freed after 30 years in prison

    By Marti Maguire RALEIGH N.C. (Reuters) - Two North Carolina men were declared innocent and ordered freed on Tuesday after spending more than 30 years in prison for the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl that recent DNA tests linked to another man. Henry McCollum, 50, and his half brother Leon…

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  • Mom of autistic girl pleads guilty to child abuse

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A northern Michigan woman accused of trying to kill her autistic 14-year-old daughter after describing in an online blog the family's struggles to raise her pleaded guilty Tuesday to first-degree child abuse.

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  • Teen sues DMV after being told to remove makeup

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A 16-year-old in South Carolina sued the state's Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday because the agency won't allow him to take a driver's license photo wearing makeup.

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  • Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated

    PHOENIX (AP) — An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi said Tuesday the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a vacation.

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  • Mother With Alzheimer's, Daughter Share Moving Moment of Clarity

    As a friend or family member, living with and watching someone suffering with Alzheimer’s disease is frequently heartbreaking. But sometimes, when all seems lost, something miraculous happens. In a video that has gone viral,Georgia-native Kelly Gunderson captured a precious and unpredictable moment…

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    Tunnelling under London - the Crossrail project (26 photos)

    The £14.8 billion cross-London Crossrail scheme could be extended, British Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced. The extension would take high-speed train Crossrail services to Hertfordshire, he said. If the plan goes ahead, there will be Crossrail links, providing faster commuter…

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  • French mum reunited with daughter taken by alleged jihadi father

    A young French mother whose daughter had been smuggled out of the country by her father arrived home with the two-year-old girl on Wednesday after they were reunited earlier in Turkey. Meriam Rhaiem, 25, made headlines in March with an emotional appeal to French authorities to recognise her baby…

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  • Woman impaled while texting and driving

    A Colorado woman says she looked down at her phone for just a moment. Her truck struck metal railing, which pierced her vehicle -- and then her.

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  • Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. The car crashed into trees with such force that the vehicle split in half, killing his friends.

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  • Two Former Senators Are Helping a Russian Bank Fight U.S. Sanctions

    When you're a Russian company trying to manage U.S. The two were listed as the main lobbyists on the bank's account with the firm Squire Patton Boggs, according to a Friday filing reported by the Center for Public Integrity. The two will work on “banking laws and regulations including applicable…

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  • Mexico investigates huge fish kill in lagoon

    Tlajomulco (Mexico) (AFP) - Fishermen used shovels, wheel-carts and trucks in western Mexico to pull tons of dead fish out of a lagoon that has been the scene of four fish kills this year.

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  • Australia father charged with abusing surrogate twins, report says

    An Australian has been charged with sexually abusing twins he fathered with a Thai surrogate, reports said Tuesday, the second case in as many months to ignite debate about commercial surrogacy.

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