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  • Investigators: Arizona woman acknowledges drowning twin sons

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman told investigators that she drowned her 2-year-old twin sons and tried to kill her 3-year-old stepbrother in the same way because she didn't want them to live with the difficulties she faces.

    Associated Press14 mins ago
  • How to Double Your Money Every 3.5 Years

    In a recent study, a group of University professors show how 539 individual investors were able to consistently double their money every 3.5 years.

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  • Missouri man faces execution for raping, killing 15-year-old

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — An inmate scheduled to be executed Tuesday for killing a 15-year-old Missouri girl has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his punishment, saying the death penalty is unconstitutional.

    Associated Press
  • Daughter Deep In Debt Needs Counseling, Not More Money

    DEAR ABBY: Three years ago I gave my adult daughter, married with a child, more than $16,000 to help pay off her debts because she couldn't pay her bills. She and her husband maintain separate accounts, which I find odd. He pays certain expenses; she pays others. Now I find she's deep in debt again…

    Dear Abby
  • Soft-spoken Carson catches front-running Trump in Iowa: poll

    Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has drawn even with front-running billionaire Donald Trump in a poll in early-voting Iowa released Monday, as political outsiders surge in the US presidential race. Real estate magnate Trump has spent weeks dominating the Republican field, and has emerged as a…

    AFP
  • Texas teen dies of rare brain-eating amoeba infection

    (Reuters) - A Texas teenager who contracted a rare brain-eating disease after swimming in a lake about 70 miles (110 km) north of Houston has died, according to his family and local media. The 14-year-old Michael Riley Jr., a junior Olympian and honor student, seemed to have contracted the disease…

    Reuters
  • Kobe, Shaq bury hatchet over legendary feud

    Former Los Angeles Lakers team-mates and one-time bitter rivals Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant have buried the hatchet in an online podcast released on Monday where both men addressed their long-running feud. O'Neal and Bryant's tense relationship was a staple of NBA debate for years during the…

    AFP29 mins ago
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    The back alleys of one of America’s most dangerous cities (31 photos)

    High-tech policing and a renewed focus on community-officer partnerships are helping to bring calm to Camden, N.J., but it hasn’t been a cure-all. The impoverished town of 77,000 is still the most violent and crime-plagued city in the Garden State. A local policeman recently took Yahoo News…

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  • Congressman questions constitutionality of Mount McKinley name change

    President Barack Obama has endorsed a name change for Mount McKinley in Alaska. But at least one member of Congress sees the move as another constitutional overreach using executive orders.

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  • Boko Haram killers on horseback massacre nearly 80 in NE Nigeria

    Suspected Boko Haram gunmen on horseback shot dead nearly 80 people in attacks on three villages in Nigeria's restive northeast at the weekend, a vigilante and residents told AFP on Monday. Babakura Kolo, a vigilante fighting Boko Haram, said 68 people were killed in the attack on Baanu village in…

    AFP
  • Indian scholar who criticized idol worship murdered at home

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Following a knock at his front door, an Indian scholar greeted two unidentified visitors and was shot in the head and the chest, becoming the third critic of religious superstition to be killed in the country in three years.

    Associated Press
  • Michigan woman pleads not guilty of murder of newborn sealed in plastic

    A Michigan woman pleaded not guilty on Monday at her arraignment on charges of first degree murder in the death of her newborn son, who was found sealed in a plastic bag and stored in a tote near her desk in March. Kimberly Pappas, 26, of Wyandotte, was found competent to stand trial in July on…

    Reuters
  • Last Titanic lunch menu, saved by survivor, going to auction

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Titanic's last lunch menu — saved by a passenger who climbed aboard the so-called "Money Boat" before the ocean liner went down — is going to auction, where it's estimated it will bring $50,000 to $70,000.

    Associated Press
  • China party says no disrespect meant with Jiang sign removal

    By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - The removal of a stone plinth sign written by former Chinese president Jiang Zemin at the entrance of a key Communist Party training center is not a sign of disrespect, a senior official said on Monday, after rumors of destabilizing party infighting. Jiang…

    Reuters
  • Nishikori, Ivanovic crash at US Open

    Japanese fourth seed Kei Nishikori, last year's runner-up, crashed out in the opening round of the US Open on Monday while Serena Williams lost another high-ranked rival as Serbian seventh seed Ana Ivanovic was also sent packing. The year's final Grand Slam tournament began with drama on the…

    AFP
  • Portfolio Exam: A $1.75 Million Portfolio Weighed Down by Fees

    My latest portfolio report card is for "PK," a 74-year old single retiree living in Colorado. PK told me he gave his portfolio to an investment advisor who sold everything and set up the current portfolio in October 2013. How does PK's portfolio do when it comes to cost, risk, diversification,…

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  • Ukraine president vows 'severe' punishment for instigators of deadly Kiev clashes

    A 24-year-old member of the National Guard was killed and more than a hundred injured on Monday in street battles between the security forces and protesters outside the Vekhovna Rada parliament in Kiev. The clashes erupted shortly as Ukrainian lawmakers gave their initial backing to deeply…

    AFP
  • Hundreds mourn slain 9-year-old Ferguson girl

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hundreds gathered to remember a 9-year-old girl who was killed when shots were fired into her Ferguson home as she did homework on her mother's bed.

    Associated Press