• Convict in 1964 civil-rights deaths won't confess

    PARCHMAN, Miss. (AP) — Craggy-faced and ornery, Edgar Ray Killen bears the signs of his 89 years. His hands are still scarred and rough from decades in the east Mississippi sawmills. He has a muscular build even as he maneuvers in his wheelchair. Time has not softened his views and he remains an…

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  • Kansas says new virus found after resident's death

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A new virus thought to be carried by ticks or other insects has been discovered following the death of a southeast Kansas resident during the summer, public health officials said Monday.

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  • Texas Police Hunting for Armored Car Driver After Truck Found Empty

    Police in Texas were searching tonight for the driver of an armored car that was found empty, with the engine running, in an alley in Amarillo.

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    Truck crashes into pedestrians in Glasgow

    Police say some people died when a garbage truck crashed into a group of pedestrians in the city center of Glasgow in Scotland. Police said the incident Monday led to "a number of casualties and fatalities," but couldn't give more precise details. They said there was no indication that the crash,…

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  • 10 years after tsunami, victim's mom learns body wasn't lost

    SEINT PAING, Myanmar (AP) — Of all the moments to chase a dream, May Aye Nwe chose the morning of Dec. 26, 2004.

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  • NYT to Obama: Appoint prosecutor to investigate Cheney for torture

    The New York Times is calling for a criminal investigation of former Vice President Dick Cheney and other members of the Bush administration for conspiring to commit torture against prisoners after 9/11.

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  • Iraqi Yazidi girls abducted by IS endured horror

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Women and girls from Iraq's Yazidi minority endured horrors at the hands of Islamic State group extremists after they were taken as slaves when last summer, leaving them deeply traumatized, an international watchdog group said in a report issued on Tuesday.

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  • Nigeria child bride confessed to killing husband: police

    A packed Nigerian court heard testimony on Monday that a 14-year-old girl admitted to killing her 35-year-old husband with rat poison, and signed a police confession with a thumbprint because she cannot write. Wasila Tasi'u, from a poor and deeply conservative Muslim family, has been charged with…

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  • Lawyer says 'fix was in' when Winston cleared by FSU hearing

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The lawyer for Jameis Winston's accuser says "the fix was in" when Florida State cleared the star quarterback of violating the school's code of conduct.

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  • Watch the Moment When NYPD Officers Turn Their Backs on the Mayor

    Video has been released of the moment when a group of uniformed police officers turn their backs towards Mayor Bill de Blasio after two police officers were shot.

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  • McDonald's Isn't the Only One Feeding You 2,000-Calorie Meals

    Which meal would you rather eat: a Big Mac and fries from McDonald's or a burrito from Chipotle? With sales under the Golden Arches slumping in the past few months, it's clear that many consumers are ditching traditional burger chains in favor of healthier options. Given our sky-high obesity rates,…

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  • From Vietnam with love: local caviar aims to make a splash

    "It's an albino," says Vietnam's eccentric 'Caviar King' Le Anh Duc adding triumphantly, "Gold eggs!" Not only are the eggs from the rare sturgeon -- Duc has just 40 albinos out of half a million fish -- an off-white 'gold' colour but they are also a money-spinner. Albino caviar can sell for up to…

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  • Florida police officer dies on duty after getting shot, run over

    By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A veteran Florida police officer died on Sunday after being gunned down and run over with a car by a felon who said he "felt like a caged rat" because he faced likely arrest and more prison time, a law enforcement official said. Officer Charles Kondek, a…

    Reuters
  • Obama's popularity falls to record low among US troops. Why?

    If President Obama's approval ratings have slipped with the general population, they have plummeted to record lows within one segment of the population: the US military.

    Christian Science Monitor
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    #10 of 10 Most Popular Galleries of 2014: Calling a Boeing home

    Bruce Campbell, a former electrical engineer, has transformed a retired Boeing 727 into a living space in Portland, OR. Campbell is one of a small number of people worldwide who have transformed retired aircraft into a living space or other creative projects, although a spokesman for the Aircraft…

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  • Killings of 2 New York officers trigger backlash

    NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

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  • UN Security Council debates North Korea rights abuse

    The United States on Monday slammed North Korea as a "living nightmare" for its citizens at the first-ever UN Security Council meeting on Pyongyang's dismal rights record, held despite opposition from China. The unprecedented talks at the 15-member council opened after China, Pyongyang's ally,…

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  • Police: Teen shot over possible athletic-shoe envy

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A mall shopper shot and killed a 16-year-old boy who attempted a robbery on the sidewalk outside, possibly in pursuit of a pair of limited-edition athletic shoes, police in southwest Ohio said Monday.

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