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  • Husband of Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg dies suddenly

    David Goldberg, the husband of Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, has died suddenly, his brother said Saturday. Robert Goldberg said his brother, the chief executive of online polling firm SurveyMonkey, had died late Friday. "It's with incredible shock and sadness that I'm letting…

    AFP
  • NYPD officer shooting suspect faces attempted murder charges

    NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of shooting a New York City police officer in the head will be arraigned Sunday on charges including two counts of attempted murder of a police officer, officials said.

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  • William and Kate back home with Britain's new princess

    Prince William and his wife Kate showed off their new baby daughter to close relatives on Sunday as Britain eagerly awaited the name of the new royal princess. Kate's mother Carole Middleton and her sister Pippa were the first to arrive at the couple's Kensington Palace apartment in central London…

    AFP
  • Philippine rebels kill most wanted Islamist militant in south

    The Philippines' most wanted Islamist militant, who escaped after a raid in January that killed 44 police commandos, was killed on Sunday in firefight with Muslim rebels, officials said. Protracted police operations to arrest three Islamist high-value targets had become the biggest political crisis…

    Reuters
  • Police: Man shoots, kills would-be carjacker outside store

    OREM, Utah (AP) — A shopper with a concealed weapons permit shot and killed a man who was trying to carjack a woman Saturday outside a Utah grocery store, officers said.

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    Magnitude-3.9 Earthquake Rattles South L.A.; No Injuries or Damage Reported

    A magnitude-3.9 earthquake rattled the View Park-Windsor Hills area of South Los Angeles on Sunday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Erin Myers reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sunday, May 3, 2015.

    KTLA - Los Angeles
  • Grand Canyon visitor plunges 400 feet off South Rim to death

    By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A 29-year-old Nevada man accidentally fell about 400 feet (120 meters) to his death while visiting the South Rim at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, a park official said on Friday. Juan Carreras-Soto, of Las Vegas, was on a visit with his family on…

    Reuters
  • For a Day, ‘Dad Bods’ Made Us Obsess Over Men’s Bodies Like We Do Women’s

    Victoria’s Secret even went so far as to propose the “perfect body,” which it retracted after protests. The phrase has long circulated on college campuses, but Clemson University sophomore Mackenzie Pearson took it mainstream when she wrote in a recent essay for The Odyssey: “The dad bod is a nice…

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  • Shadow of Saddam lives on in Iraq

    Dozens of Iraqis crowding a Baghdad street fought to glimpse the red-haired man in a glass coffin, hoping to witness the end of a long-feared member of Saddam Hussein's regime. The furore over the dead man -- who might be Saddam's deputy Izzat al-Duri, though his identity has still not been…

    AFP
  • Mother found dead along with son died of natural causes

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman found dead along with her infant son in a western Pennsylvania apartment died of pneumonia rather than a drug overdose as first suspected, authorities said Saturday.

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  • Man, 88, gives up license after crash that killed wife

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An 88-year-old father of six from Connecticut pleaded no contest to a traffic charge in a fatal car crash that killed a pregnant woman and his wife of 67 years.

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    Drunk Driver Drives Wrong Way On I-15, Kills Two

    A 22-year old drunk driver driving the wrong way in the HOV lane on I-15 kills two in Mira Mesa in a head on crash. The man was severly injured and arrested at the hospital.

    KSWB - San Diego
  • Ukrainian soldier and civilian killed in intensifying clashes

    A Ukrainian soldier and a civilian were killed in the past 24 hours in Ukraine's separatist-held east amid a marked increase in fighting despite a fragile ceasefire, authorities said Sunday. "A Ukrainian soldier was killed and six others wounded over the last 24 hours," Ukraine military spokesman…

    AFP
  • State's Attorney details roles of each of 6 charged officers

    Six officers are charged in Freddie Gray's death from injuries he suffered while in police custody. State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby says the officers repeatedly failed to get Gray medical treatment after his arrest. The police officers' union has said they are not responsible for Gray's death.

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  • Islamic State hit with 19 air strikes by U.S., allies: statement

    The United States and its allies staged 19 strikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria in a 24-hour period ending Saturday, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a corrected statement that was released on Sunday. Three of the strikes were in Syria and hit land features, denying the Islamic…

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  • Filipinos take Pacquiao loss hard, demand rematch

    Manny Pacquiao's loss to undefeated American Floyd Mayweather Jr in their welterweight showdown in Las Vegas was met with tears, anger and accusations of foul play in his homeland of the Philippines on Sunday. The American weathered Pacquiao's early assault and seemed to get stronger as the fight…

    Reuters
  • Alice, Charlotte, Diana? Guessing game for royal baby's name

    LONDON (AP) — Princess Charlotte has a certain ring to it. Or how about Princess Alice?

    Associated Press
  • Bulgaria's working poor struggle to make ends meet

    She is a chemical engineer and he a painter turned security guard -- the Koleshevs are the hidden face of the "working poor" in Bulgaria, the EU's most impoverished country. "Our salaries amount to about 950 leva (485 euros, $495) per month," Katia Kolesheva, 49, tells AFP in the family's…

    AFP