• House Republicans Can't Find Anyone to Sue the President

    It's not so easy, it turns out, for Congress to sue the president.

    The Atlantic
  • Bodies found in Mexico where 3 Texans missing

    MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Mexican officials say four bodies have been found east of the border city of Matamoros, near where three young Americans went missing more than two weeks ago.

    Associated Press
  • New York woman beheaded by man who then jumped in front of train: report

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man in his 30s beheaded a woman in her 60s on New York's Long Island and then jumped in front of a moving commuter train in an apparent murder-suicide, media reported on Wednesday. The body of a woman who was "the victim of an apparent homicide" was found in Farmingdale at…

    Reuters
  • Sweden recognises Palestinian state, draws Israeli anger

    Sweden on Thursday officially recognised the state of Palestine, becoming the first major European country to do so, in a move hailed as "historic" by Palestinians but denounced by Israel. "Today the government takes the decision to recognise the state of Palestine," Foreign Minister Margot…

    AFP
  • Closure of Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa 'declaration of war': Abbas

    Israel's closure of the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound to all visitors following the shooting of a Jewish hardliner is tantamount to a "declaration of war," Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Thursday. "This dangerous Israeli escalation is a declaration of war on the Palestinian people and…

    AFP
  • Eric Holder To Ferguson Leakers: ‘Shut Up’

    Attorney General Eric Holder says that he is beyond exasperated — he is “mad,” in fact — at the leaks pouring out of the investigation into the police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

    The Daily Caller
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    Deadly mudslide in Sri Lanka (26 photos)

    Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers dug with bare hands through the broken red earth of a deadly landslide Thursday, defying police orders after a top disaster official said there was no chance of finding more survivors at the high-elevation tea plantation. There were conflicting reports of…

    Yahoo News
  • India dynasty flounders 30 years after Gandhi killing

    When Indira Gandhi was gunned down by her bodyguards on October 31, 1984, the instant elevation of her son Rajiv to the post of prime minister appeared to confirm her family's status as India's natural-born rulers.

    AFP
  • Why Baltimore Is Hesitant to Open a 100-Year-Old Time Capsule

    A Sealed Capsule Discovered Behind a 1915 Plaque at the Washington Monument

    ABC News
  • Purdue University shooter found dead in Indiana prison

    (Reuters) - A former Purdue University student who admitted killing a fellow student on campus in January has been found dead in prison of an apparent suicide, a state prison official said on Wednesday. Cody Cousins, 24, was found unresponsive Tuesday night in his cell at the prison in Michigan…

    Reuters
  • Cops: Child-rape suspect vowed to kill his accuser

    BOSTON (AP) — A man suspected of child-rape and committing crimes across the country after snipping off his court-ordered ankle bracelet had an "ultimate goal" of returning to Massachusetts to kill his 13-year-old accuser, state police said Wednesday, hours after he was captured in New York.

    Associated Press
  • Why do some survive Ebola? Sierra Leone study offers clues

    By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - An analysis of the first Ebola cases in Sierra Leone helps draw a clearer picture of why some people survive the disease, while others do not, including their age and the pace at which the virus replicates within their body. The study published Wednesday is…

    Reuters
  • Wait for daughter's body ends on her 17th birthday

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hwang In-yeol and his wife waited seven years to have a child, and then she was born on Oct. 29, 1997. After a ferry disaster in April that killed her and 303 others, the couple waited again for nearly seven months to see Ji-hyeon's body. The vigil ended Wednesday when…

    Associated Press
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    North Carolina courthouse shooting (10 photos)

    One suspect has been arrested and another is being sought on an assault charges in the shooting at a North Carolina courthouse that wounded two men. A Nashville police news release said 36-year-old Demond Levar Morris of Rocky Mount was being held on two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with…

    Yahoo News
  • US 'horrified' by reports of attack on Syria displaced camp: State Dept

    The United States says it was "horrified" by reports the Syrian government dropped barrel bombs on a displaced persons camp in the northwestern province of Idlib, calling the attack "barbaric." The attack killed at least 10 people and wounded dozens more in the camp near Habeet, the Syrian…

    AFP
  • Spain detains top drug trafficker after cocaine found with bananas

    Spanish police said Wednesday they had arrested nine people, including one of the country's biggest drug smugglers, after finding cocaine hidden among a shipment of bananas from Colombia. The authorities said they opened their investigation after police with sniffer dogs uncovered 54 kilos (120…

    AFP
  • East Ukraine separatists hold vote to gain legitimacy, promise normalcy

    By Thomas Grove and Gabriela Baczynska DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - On a campaign trip, the leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic lit candles at a Russian Orthodox Church and kissed icons of Jesus and the Virgin Mary before dashing off to meet about 100 voters in a local factory.…

    Reuters