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  • Wisconsin couple accused of locking teenage girl in basement

    BROOKFIELD, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin couple is accused of locking their 13-year-old daughter in a cold basement with no toilet or sink, forcing her to wear diapers and refusing to allow her to sit on furniture in the family home, according to criminal charges filed this week.

    Associated Press
  • Boko Haram fighters told to 'kill wives' as troops take its 'HQ'

    Nigeria's military on Friday announced that troops had retaken the town of Gwoza from Boko Haram, from which the group declared their caliphate last year. Defence spokesman Chris Olukolade told a news conference in the capital, Abuja, that the recapture came after "concerted and well-coordinated…

    AFP
  • Medical examiner: 22-day-old baby girl starved to death

    BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A baby who was found dead in her car seat in a Florida restaurant parking lot had lost more than one-third of her body weight in the 22 days since she was born, a medical examiner testified Friday.

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  • Ex-NFL star's fiancee: he told me he didn't kill Lloyd

    By Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez's fiancee said on Friday that he told her he did not murder the man he is charged with fatally shooting at an industrial park near their Massachusetts home in June 2013. Shayanna Jenkins, 25, who was granted immunity after…

    Reuters
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    Photos of the day - March 27, 2015 (28 photos)

    A keeper holds a 12 week old Sumatran tiger cub during a routine health check in its enclosure at Chester Zoo in Chester northern England, a French Gendarmerie rescue helicopter flies over the debris of the Airbus A320 at the site of the crash, near Seyne-les-Alpes, French Alps and Iraqi security…

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  • Indonesia prepares to transfer Philippines drug convict for execution

    Indonesia is preparing to move a Filipina death row inmate for execution after she lost her appeal in the Supreme Court earlier this week, the attorney general's spokesman said on Friday. The planned executions of Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso and nine other mostly foreign drug traffickers has drawn…

    Reuters
  • German airline could face 'unlimited' damages for Alps crash

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Lufthansa could face "unlimited" compensation claims for the crash that killed 150 people in the French alps and it would be difficult, even counterproductive, for the German carrier to try to avoid liability, experts said Friday.

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  • Russian air controllers charged for Polish presidential jet disaster

    Pilot error was to blame for the 2010 crash of a Polish presidential jet in Russia, but two Russian air traffic controllers also triggered the disaster that killed Poland's then head of state, prosecutors in Warsaw said Friday. The aircraft went down in thick fog while approaching Smolensk airport…

    AFP
  • Hezbollah leader slams Saudi intervention in Yemen

    BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah group unleashed a tirade against Saudi Arabia on Friday over its intervention in Yemen, calling it "surprising and painful," and suggesting Riyadh would suffer a "humiliating defeat" if it didn't resolve the conflict through negotiations.

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    Divorced woman spends 7 months trashing her wedding gown

    After Dayna Rumfelt’s eight-year marriage fell apart, she didn’t want her wedding dress hanging around her closet — so she set off on a mission to not just get rid of the dress but to destroy any last vestige of it.

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  • Filing: Teen says mom killed her siblings found in freezer

    DETROIT (AP) — A teenager told authorities that her mother killed two siblings and forced her to put one of the bodies in the freezer of their Detroit home where both were found by an eviction crew.

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    Fresno Deputy Police Chief Keith Foster, 5 others arrested on drug charges

    A Deputy Chief of the Fresno Police Department, Keith Foster, arrested on drug conspiracy charges.

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  • Germanwings co-pilot had serious depressive episode: Bild newspaper

    The pilot who appears to have deliberately crashed a plane carrying 149 others into the French Alps received psychiatric treatment for a "serious depressive episode" six years ago, German tabloid Bild reported on Friday. Prosecutors in France, after listening to the cockpit voice recorders, offered…

    Reuters
  • Authorities: Woman posed as lawyer for decade, named partner

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman used forged documents to pretend to be a lawyer for a decade and made partner before her fraud was discovered.

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  • Syrian army turns to women on Damascus front lines

    Perched on a makeshift bench taking turns with a sniper rifle, the Syrian army's top markswomen await their "prey" on the front line in east Damascus. Sergeant Rim, 20, and Chief Sergeant Samar, 21, belong to the First Women's Commando Brigade of the Republican Guard, an elite unit stationed on…

    AFP
  • Grounded? Russia's answer to US next-gen fighter hits the skids.

    The Kremlin is slamming the brakes on its "fifth generation" fighter program and cutting its initial rollout to a quarter of those originally planned. The decision seems a setback for Vladimir Putin's sweeping $800 billion rearmament program, a vital component of the wider effort to restore Russia…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • University of Oklahoma says racist song began with national fraternity

    By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - A racist song chanted by members of a University of Oklahoma fraternity was learned at a national Sigma Alpha Epsilon leadership cruise four years ago and became a part of the chapter's culture, school President David Boren said on Friday. The school…

    Reuters