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  • Lufthansa chief visits crash area as 'cabin video' emerges

    The heads of Lufthansa and Germanwings paid their respects Wednesday near the crash site of the plane that slammed into the French Alps, following reports that a video has emerged showing the final terrifying seconds in the cabin. Descriptions of the chilling mobile phone footage in French and…

    AFP
  • Nigeria's Buhari says to 'spare no effort' in squashing Boko Haram

    By Alexis Akwagyiram ABUJA (Reuters) - A day after becoming the first politician in Nigerian history to succeed a sitting leader by ballot, president-elect Muhammadu Buhari promised on Wednesday to "spare no effort" to defeat Islamist militant group Boko Haram. "Boko Haram will soon know the…

    Reuters
  • Adoptee from South Korea faces deportation from US

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than three decades ago, a 3-year-old South Korean boy and his sister flew to the U.S. to become the adopted children of American citizens, but their life together didn't last long.

    Associated Press
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    Arkansas lawmakers pass a Religious Freedom Restoration Act (13 photos)

    Arkansas lawmakers passed a Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Tuesday that critics said would allow businesses to deny service to gays and lesbians, drawing a swift demand from Wal-Mart Stores Inc for the governor to veto the bill. Arkansas followed Indiana, which passed a similar act last…

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  • Coroner: Death of Andrew Getty appears natural or accident

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The death at a Hollywood Hills home Tuesday of Andrew Getty, one of the heirs to the fortune of one of the wealthiest and best-known families in American history, was most likely from natural causes or an accident, authorities and family members said.

    Associated Press
  • Colorado teen found in suitcase suffered drug overdose: coroner

    By Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - A teenage Colorado girl whose remains were found dumped in a suitcase in a remote park area last month died from a drug overdose, the local coroner's office said on Tuesday. Kelly Mae Myers, 18, was reported missing in the mountain town of Grand Junction in…

    Reuters
  • IS enters Palestinian camp in Damascus; Jordan closes border

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Islamic State militants infiltrated a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus on Wednesday and were clashing with a Palestinian group, the deepest foray yet by the extremist group into the Syrian capital, seat of President Bashar Assad's power, according to opposition activists…

    Associated Press
  • Report of plane passenger video overshadows exec visit to crash site

    BERLIN/LE VERNET, France (Reuters) - A video of the final seconds aboard the Germanwings plane that crashed in France last week has been discovered, reports said on Wednesday, just hours before executives visiting the crash site dodged questions about the mental health of the pilot. The video was…

    Reuters
  • Chris Rock Keeps Taking Photos of Cops Stopping Him

    Some of Chris Rock's best comedic routines have been about how police officers interact with black men. Like the best comedians, Rock speaks from personal experience. It's not the first time Rock's been stopped by police and taken photos of those encounters. In total, Monday marked the third time…

    Takepart.com
  • Hamster decapitation video prompts Mississippi university student to leave school

    By Therese Apel JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) - The family of a University of Mississippi student withdrew him from the school on Tuesday after a video appearing to show him biting the head off a hamster while on spring break this month was posted online. Brady Eaves, 18, appears in the video to snap…

    Reuters
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    2 dead in Downtown Fresno medical office shooting

    Fresno Police have confirmed that a man and woman are dead after a domestic incident at a medical office near Mariposa and S Street in Downtown Fresno. The shooter was an estranged boyfriend or husband of the female victim.

    KFSN – Fresno
  • Jeremy Brown, Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts guitarist, dies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Musician Jeremy Brown, a guitarist for Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts, died a day before the release of the band's debut album. He was 34 years old.

    Associated Press
  • Class act: Mexicans fume over sexist, elitist student video

    A group of high school seniors from a privileged Catholic school in Mexico City released a slick graduation video that’s come under fire for its portrayal of women and its snooty message, as well as its use of an endangered jaguar cub. Critics say the video treats women as props – and sends the…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Shocking Discovery: Egypt's 'Mona Lisa' May Be a Fake

    The "Meidum Geese," as modern-day Egyptologists and art historians call it, was supposedly found in 1871 in a tomb located near the Meidum Pyramid, which was built by the pharaoh Snefru (reign 2610-2590 B.C). A man named Luigi Vassalli discovered and removed the painting, which is now located in…

    LiveScience.com
  • Republicans warn world that Obama U.N. plan could be undone

    By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration's plan for U.N. climate change talks encountered swift opposition after its release Tuesday, with Republican leaders warning other countries to "proceed with caution" in negotiations with Washington because any deal could be later…

    Reuters
  • Python owner charged in Canadian boys' deaths

    Canadian federal police on Tuesday charged the owner of a python in the deaths of two young boys who were asphyxiated by the snake while they slept in 2013. Jean Claude Savoie, 38, was accused of criminal negligence causing the deaths of the brothers. Police initially said the reptile had slithered…

    AFP
  • Pennsylvania university expels three students for racist comments on radio

    By Elizabeth Daley PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - Three students have been expelled from Pennsylvania's Bucknell University for racist language and comments on the school's student-run radio station, university officials said on Tuesday. Their conduct was "a clear violation of our community standards,"…

    Reuters