• American who vanished in Australia five years ago found alive

    An American tourist who vanished from northern Australia five years ago, with his kayak found submerged near a beach, has been discovered alive by police investigating a burglary. The man, named in the media as Kenneth Rodman, was last seen by a friend in 2010 near Port Douglas, 60 kilometres (37…

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  • Toyota's top female executive steps down after arrest in Japan

    Toyota Motor Corp said on Wednesday that Julie Hamp, its first female managing officer, had resigned following her arrest last month on suspicion of illegally importing the painkiller oxycodone into Japan. Hamp, a U.S. citizen, leaves Toyota about a month after she relocated to Tokyo to become the…

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  • Saudi Prince Alwaleed pledges entire $32 bn fortune to charity

    Riyadh (AFP) - Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal on Wednesday pledged his entire $32-billion (28.8-billion-euro) fortune to charitable projects over the coming years.

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  • Death of Maryland boy pushed in swing for three days ruled homicide

    Officers found the boy, Ji’Aire Lee, around 7 a.m. on May 22 after witnesses reported seeing a woman pushing a child on a swing for an unusually long time at a park in La Plata, about 35 miles (55 km) south of Washington, Richardson said. The boy was alive Wednesday when he was placed in the swing…

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  • Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck say they're getting divorce

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — As regulars at a local farmer's market, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner and their three young children looked like the perfect Hollywood family.

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  • Video shows Syria rebel group executing 18 IS fighters

    A Syrian rebel group operating around Damascus has executed 18 alleged members of the Islamic State group in a video mimicking the extremist organisation's own productions. The video, which emerged overnight, shows fighters from Jaysh al-Islam (Army of Islam) wearing the orange prison clothes that…

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  • David Sweat Claims He Practiced Escape and Was Almost Caught Twice During 3-Week Manhunt

    David Sweat, who escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility with Richard Matt, was hiding in a hunting tree stand when an officer walked past him, according to the DA.

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    Greeks angry, Germans calm after IMF default

    Greek residents are exasperated with their government, after Athens misses its $1.8 billion payment to the International Monetary Fund. Yiming Woo reports.

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  • Exonerated Angola Prisoner Dies After Nearly 30 Years in Solitary Confinement

    Glenn Ford died Monday after a battle with lung cancer. Ford was convicted of first-degree murder in 1984 but was exonerated in March 2014. Ford would have still been on death row if not for a confidential informant who told police in 2013 that someone else confessed to him about the murder that…

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  • Prosecutor: Woman shot firearms instructor in face

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A woman brought a hammer to a firearms lesson and then tried to kill her instructor by shooting him in the face with a revolver, a prosecutor said.

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  • Crowds count down to legalization of marijuana in Oregon, then light up

    Crowds counted down the minutes to midnight then lit up joints as smoking marijuana became legal in Oregon on Wednesday, part of a growing legalization movement spreading down the United States' west coast. Hundreds gathered on the Burnside Bridge in downtown Portland and smoked under the glow of a…

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  • Official: Prison chief, 11 others put on leave after escape

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The superintendent at the prison where two killers broke out has been placed on leave along with his security chief and 10 other staff members amid an internal investigation into how the inmates pulled it off, a state official said Tuesday.

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  • Shark Attacks in North Carolina: 'Perfect Storm' May Be Causing Bloody Encounters

    Two people were bitten by sharks off the coast of North Carolina this weekend, bringing the total number of shark attacks in the state up to five in under three weeks. "It's not a certain thing that makes this happen," said George Burgess, director of the International Shark Attack File at the…

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    Ex-LAPD Officer Charged With Murder Laughs During Court Appearance: Allred

    Former LAPD Officer Henry Solis appeared in court Tuesday, when his arraignment was postponed to July 17. He appeared to laugh in the courtroom, causing harm to the family of his alleged victim, Salome Rodriguez Jr., family attorney Gloria Allred said. Steve Kuzj reports from downtown Los Angeles…

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  • S. Korea navy fires warning shots to chase off North boat

    A South Korean naval ship fired warning shots Tuesday to chase off a North Korean patrol boat which crossed their disputed western sea border, military officials said. The incursion came at 10:20 am (0120 GMT) as military tensions run high across the Yellow Sea maritime boundary, a scene of…

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  • Woman's Belief Of Parentage Needs Facts To Back Her Claim

    DEAR ABBY: I recently received a Facebook message from a 47-year-old mother of four who believes she is my daughter. While I do not remember her mother and have communicated this to the woman, the pictures she sent of her children somewhat resemble my family. I'm happily married with two sons, and…

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  • FIFA article draws criticism for referring to Morgan's looks

    MONTREAL (AP) — Critics took aim at FIFA on social media Tuesday after FIFA.com referenced American forward Alex Morgan's looks in an article posted in advance of the United States' match against Germany in the semifinals of the Women's World Cup.

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