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  • ‘Unbelievable’: City of Cleveland blames 12-year-old Tamir Rice for his own death

    Supporters of the family of Tamir Rice are outraged over the city of Cleveland’s claim that the 12-year-old boy was responsible for his own shooting death.

    Yahoo News
  • $4.8 million in gold stolen from truck in North Carolina

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Armed robbers stole about $4.8 million in gold bars on Sunday from an armored truck traveling north along Interstate 95 from Florida to Massachusetts, authorities said Monday.

    Associated Press22 mins ago
  • Toronto tunnel mystery solved, say police

    Toronto police said Monday they now know who dug a tunnel near a major sporting venue in the city -- a mystery that has been a source of widespread speculation and conspiracy theories. The tunnel, which also is situated near Toronto's York University, was discovered by a wildlife official walking…

    AFP
  • Meet 2 New Spider Species: 'Skeletorus' and 'Sparklemuffin'

    Two gorgeous new species of peacock spiders nicknamed "Skeletorus" and"Sparklemuffin" have been discovered in Australia, according to a new report. The two new species were found in southeast Queensland by Madeline Girard, a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley who studies…

    LiveScience.com
  • 4 people killed, 4 others injured in California car crash

    FREEDOM, Calif. (AP) — A head-on crash has left four people dead and four others seriously injured when a car packed with teens collided with a pickup truck in rural Santa Cruz County

    Associated Press
  • Blood near the Kremlin: Russia's media fight back

    By Elizabeth Piper MOSCOW (Reuters) - A corpse on a bloodstained bridge, with the Kremlin's red stars glowing behind: the perfect symbolic backdrop, Russian media say, for the West to step up a campaign to vilify President Vladimir Putin. Faced with a wave of revulsion around the world at the…

    Reuters
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    Photos of the day - March 2, 2015 (28 photos)

    A firefighter tries to stop a blaze in Noordhoek Manor old age home, Cape Town, South Africa, Yahoo Senior Vice President of Americas Sales Lisa Utzschneider, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, Yahoo Finance Chief Ken Goldman and Bruce Aust, Vice Chairman, Nasdaq Vice Chairman Bruce Aust stand…

    Yahoo News
  • Video Exonerates Man Set Up By Louisiana Cops And Prosecutors

    If not for cell phone video, 47-year-old disabled veteran Douglas Dendinger could be going to prison — because of an apparent coordinated effort by Washington Parish, La. cops and prosecutors who falsely accused him of battery and witness intimidation. As New Orleans’ WWL reports, Dendinger’s…

    The Daily Caller
  • How Islamic is Islamic State group? Not very, experts say

    CAIRO (AP) — Three British schoolgirls believed to have gone to Syria to become "jihadi" brides. Three young men charged in New York with plotting to join the Islamic State group and carry out attacks on American soil. A masked, knife-wielding militant from London who is the face of terror in…

    Associated Press
  • Young Mother Charged in 3-Week-Old Baby`s Death

    A young mother in California is being charged with the death of her newborn son, who investigators say possibly drowned. Samantha Green, 23, and her son, Justice Rees, were reported missing last week before Rees was found dead.

    Tribune
  • Georgia's sole female death row inmate set to be executed

    The only woman on death row in Georgia is scheduled to be executed on Monday for her husband's 1997 murder, barring last-minute legal action. Kelly Renee Gissendaner, 46, would be the first woman executed by the state in 70 years. Prosecutors said she plotted with her boyfriend, Gregory Owen, to…

    Reuters
  • 2016 Best Graduate Schools Preview: Top 10 Nursing Schools

    Thinking about applying to graduate school? Whether you're interested in pursuing a graduate nursing degree or attending law school or medical school, there are some big decisions to make. To help students find the right school for them, U.S. News & World Report surveys nearly 1,900 graduate…

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Iraq launches major assault to retake Tikrit from IS

    Some 30,000 Iraqi troops and militia backed by aircraft pounded jihadists in and around Tikrit on Monday in the biggest offensive yet to retake one of the Islamic State group's main strongholds. Government forces have battled their way north for months, notching up key victories against IS, but…

    AFP
  • Lawmaker billed taxpayers for private plane to football game

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock billed taxpayers at least three times for more than $14,000 in private air travel last fall, including for a trip to a Chicago Bears football game, The Associated Press has learned.

    Associated Press
  • Reality hits North Dakota's pricey apartment market; rents drop

    By Ernest Scheyder WILLISTON, N.D. (Reuters) - It is getting cheaper to rent an apartment in North Dakota's oil patch. Prices, which only last year rivaled levels in New York City and Geneva, have slipped about 15 to 20 percent in the past two months as dozens of new apartment buildings opened in…

    Reuters
  • US suspect yelled 'Heil Hitler!' after Jewish site shootings

    OLATHE, Kansas (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting three people at Jewish sites in the state of Kansas declared "Heil Hitler!" and asked how many Jews he had killed after the attacks, a police officer who was at the scene testified Monday.

    Associated Press45 mins ago
  • US targeting 'Jihadi John,' senator says

    US forces are targeting the London man believed to be "Jihadi John," an Islamic State executioner, a senior Democratic senator said Sunday. London graduate Mohammed Emwazi was unmasked by media this week as allegedly the English-speaking executioner responsible for the beheading of at least five…

    AFP