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  • Media says drug convicts executed in Indonesia, but Filipina spared

    By Kanupriya Kapoor CILACAP, Indonesia (Reuters) - Eight drug-trafficking convicts from several countries were executed by an Indonesian firing squad shortly after midnight on Wednesday, media said, but a Filipina who was on death row with them was unexpectedly spared at the last minute. There was…

    Reuters
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  • Obama criticizes black deaths by police, rioters and society

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Urging Americans to "do some soul-searching," President Barack Obama expressed deep frustration Tuesday over recurring black deaths at the hands of police, rioters responding with senseless violence and a society that will only "feign concern" without addressing the root causes.

    Associated Press43 mins ago
  • Finnish military fires on suspected submarine in Baltic

    Finland said Tuesday its navy had fired warning shots at a possible submarine off the coast of Helsinki in the early hours of the morning. "During surveillance of (Finland's) territorial integrity, the navy detected a possible underwater object at midday (0900 GMT) on April 27, 2015, within…

    AFP
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    The Baltimore riots of 1968 (17 photos)

    In the days following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, riots broke out across the country, including in Baltimore. Local residents confronted soldiers wearing gas masks, a rash of fires swept East and West Baltimore, and businesses were broken into,…

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  • Professor in Texas fails entire class, school says no way -report

    (Reuters) - A professor at Texas A&M University's campus in Galveston has flunked his entire strategic management class amid claims of cheating and harassment, though university officials say the decision won't stick, the publication Inside Higher Ed reported. Professor Irwin Horwitz sent a…

    Reuters
  • Disney told to rehire workers who refused soiled costumes

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World must rehire three performers who were fired when they refused to wear soiled spandex unitards as part of their costumes for the "Festival of the Lion King" show, an arbitrator ruled Monday.

    Associated Press
  • Melanoma Tumor 'Dissolves' After 1 Dose of New Drug Combo

    A large melanoma tumor on a woman's chest disappeared so quickly that it left a gaping hole in its place after she received a new treatment containing two melanoma drugs, a new case report finds. Doctors are still monitoring the 49-year-old woman, but she was free of melanoma — a type of skin…

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  • Second Navy SEAL dies after Virginia pool training accident

    (Reuters) - A second U.S. Navy SEAL has died after a mishap while training in a swimming pool at a Virginia military base, according to media reports on Monday. Both members of the Navy's elite sea, air, and land teams were working out in the pool at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story…

    Reuters
  • California teen confesses to fatally stabbing 9-year-old boy

    DISCOVERY BAY, Calif. (AP) — A newspaper says a Northern California teenager has confessed to stabbing to death a 9-year-old boy.

    Associated Press
  • Indonesia gears up for executions as families wail in grief

    Indonesia made final preparations Tuesday to execute eight foreigners by firing squad, as family members wailed in grief during last visits to their loved ones and ambulances carrying white coffins arrived at the drug convicts' prison. Relatives of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, the Australian…

    AFP
  • U.S. says Iranian forces fire on and board cargo ship in Gulf

    By Noah Browning and David Alexander DUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iranian forces boarded a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship in the Gulf on Tuesday after patrol boats fired warning shots across its bow and ordered it deeper into Iranian waters, the Pentagon said. U.S. planes and a destroyer were…

    Reuters
  • Mom of the year? Why one Baltimore woman disciplined her son on live TV

    Hailed as “Mom of the Year,” one Baltimore woman took matters into her own hands when she allegedly discovered her masked son participating in the Baltimore riots on Monday afternoon. Baltimore’s ABC affiliate WMAR filmed the encounter, and reported that the mother caught her son throwing rocks at…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Ukraine's rebels mete out rough justice in authority vacuum

    KRASNYI PARTYZAN, Ukraine (AP) — A bruised rebel fighter in battle fatigues is tied to a traffic pole, avoiding glances as a crude message hung about his neck flutters in the wind: "I am a marauder. I beat up and robbed my countrymen."

    Associated Press
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    `Impossible Father` Paying Child Support For Son That Can`t Be His

    What was news to a courtroom in North Carolina was well known to Randall Smith. That he is in court over child support payments the county says he owes is not unusual.

    Tribune
  • Majority of high court asks skeptical questions on gay marriage

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Part way into oral arguments, a majority of the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday fired skeptical questions at a lawyer who was asking the nine justices to legalize gay marriage nationwide. Five justices including a possible swing vote, Justice Anthony Kennedy, and a member of the…

    Reuters
  • UFC champ Jones booked in connection with hit-and-run crash

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Champion UFC fighter Jon Jones turned himself into authorities Monday night in connection with a hit-and-run crash, officials said.

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  • Indonesia executes foreign drug convicts, defying global anger

    Indonesia on Wednesday executed seven foreign drug convicts including two Australians by firing squad despite a storm of international anger, reports said, but a Filipina was spared at the 11th hour. Authorities put the seven plus a local man to death after midnight (1700 GMT Tuesday) on a…

    AFP48 mins ago
  • Iranian navy seized ship under court order: Fars news agency

    The Iranian navy seized a ship on Tuesday at the request of Iran's Ports and Maritime Organization, the English-language service of Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency reported. "The ship is a trade vessel and has been seized by the Iranian navy," said Fars, citing what it called an informed…

    Reuters