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  • Woman finds body in trunk, learns it's her neighbor

    Woman finds body in trunk, learns it's her neighbor LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Southern California woman who found a dead body in the trunk of her Lexus after shopping over the weekend discovered that the man was a neighbor, police said on Monday. The woman, who was not identified by authorities,…

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  • Newborn dies after mother killed by stray bullet

    Megan Doto, who was eight months pregnant, was struck in the face Sunday morning by one of more than 10 bullets fired at a car a block away, police Capt. James Clark said. Doto, a 25-year-old mother of two other children, was pronounced dead early Sunday afternoon after being rushed to Temple…

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  • Strong quake hits Japan

    Buildings in Tokyo shook Tuesday as a strong quake hit Japan, AFP reporters in the city said, but there was no immediate risk of a tsunami and no damage was reported. The US Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 5.6. The operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant, which was battered by a…

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    John Wilson Jr. found guilty of stabbing Kelli O'Laughlin to death in 2011

    A jury found John Wilson Jr. guilty Monday night of stabbing 14-year-old Kelli O'Laughlin to death in her home in October 2011.

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  • Adrian Peterson Facing New Abuse Allegations Involving a Second Child

    Update 11:21 p.m.: Rusty Hardin, famed sports attorney, told Ian Rapoport that the charges reported this evening date back to 2013. At that time, "no action was taken." Hardin explained, "There was an adult witness in the car and she flatly denied that Adrian caused any injury to the boy." The…

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  • Murder charges for man in gruesome Florida quadruple killing

    By Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - Florida police charged a man with murder on Monday in a quadruple killing, after finding the victims' bodies earlier this month decomposing by the side of the road. Adam Matos, 28, faces four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his ex-girlfriend,…

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  • 93-year-old former Auschwitz guard charged

    A 93-year-old man has been charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder for serving as an SS guard at the Nazis' Auschwitz death camp, prosecutors said Monday. Oskar Groening is accused of helping operate the death camp in occupied Poland between May and June 1944, when some 425,000 Jews from…

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  • 2 British tourists found dead on beach in Thailand

    Two British tourists were found battered to death Monday on a beach on a scenic island in southern Thailand that is one of the country's most popular diving destinations. A bloodied hoe was found near the bodies and is believed to have been used as the murder weapon, police Col. Prachum Ruangthong…

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  • Did 'Deadly' Spider Eggs Really Hitch a Ride on Imported Bananas?

    Did 'Deadly' Spider Eggs Really Hitch a Ride on Imported Bananas? It's enough to make you do a double take the next time you unpack your groceries! A recent British news report claimed that imported bananas could play host to a certain species of venomous spiders. A woman in Essex, England,…

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  • Bullying at Florida school led to boy's suicide, mother says

    Bullying at Florida school led to boy's suicide, mother says By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - Authorities in Florida are investigating the death of a 14-year-old boy whose mother on Monday said fatally shot himself in his middle school bathroom last week because he could no longer endure…

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  • US Military's New Laser Gun Zaps Drones

    Boeing recently announced that its mobile laser weapon, dubbed the High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD), successfully shot down more than 150 drones, rockets and other mock enemy targets in a third round of tests. The trials prove that the laser weapon is reliable and capable of…

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  • Bluefin Tuna Are Showing Up in the Arctic—and That’s Not Good News

    In one haul, three endangered bluefin tuna, each weighing roughly 220 pounds, were pulled onto the ship’s deck amid six metric tons of mackerel. “It was a bit surprising,” said Brian MacKenzie, a marine ecologist at the National Institute for Aquatic Resources at the Technical University of…

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    Treasure hunter turned fugitive (12 photos)

    One of the last times anyone ever saw Tommy Thompson, he was walking on the pool deck of a Florida mansion wearing nothing but eye glasses, leather shoes, socks and underwear, his brown hair growing wild. Marshals Service has hunted Thompson as a fugitive — wanted for skipping a court date to…

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  • Judge sees confession tape in '79 missing boy case

    Judge sees confession tape in '79 missing boy case NEW YORK (AP) — After the videotape clicks on, the 53-year-old calmly tells investigators how he choked 6-year-old Etan Patz in the basement of a Manhattan convenience store on May 25, 1979. The tape was played at a hearing Monday to determine…

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  • Toddler Freaks Out After Dad Shaves Off His Beard

    Toddler Freaks Out After Dad Shaves Off His BeardNever in the history of peekaboo has the outcome been so dramatic. One toddler learned the hard way that the fun game does not always end well.  In a new YouTube video, Bradley Bailey covers his face with

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  • Montana 'BASE jumper' falls to death in Glacier National Park

    By Lori Grannis MISSOULA Mont. (Reuters) - A Montana hiker reported as missing after he set out alone to perform a BASE jump in Glacier National Park over the weekend has been found dead below the summit of Mount Siyeh, authorities said on Monday. Authorities identified the man as 22-year-old Beau…

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    Hurricane Odile (22 photos)

    Hurricane OdileHurricane Odile raked the Baja California Peninsula with strong winds and heavy rains early Monday as locals and tourists in the resort area of Los Cabos began to emerge from shelters and assess the damage. The extent of Odile's impact

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