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  • American who vanished in Australia five years ago found alive

    An American tourist who vanished from northern Australia five years ago, with his kayak found submerged near a beach, has been discovered alive by police investigating a burglary. The man, named in the media as Kenneth Rodman, was last seen by a friend in 2010 near Port Douglas, 60 kilometres (37…

    AFP
  • Convicted killer thought fellow escapee was slowing him down

    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Two convicted killers who staged a complicated prison break together and then spent more than two weeks roaming in thick New York woods finally split up when one man decided his companion was slowing him down, going their separate ways a few days before one was shot and the…

    Associated Press
  • Woman's Belief Of Parentage Needs Facts To Back Her Claim

    DEAR ABBY: I recently received a Facebook message from a 47-year-old mother of four who believes she is my daughter. While I do not remember her mother and have communicated this to the woman, the pictures she sent of her children somewhat resemble my family. I'm happily married with two sons, and…

    Dear Abby
  • Russia criticizes new Canadian sanctions, warns of response

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia expressed disappointment on Tuesday over new sanctions imposed by Canada over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis and warned that it would respond. "The new sanctions will only add negativity to Russian-Canadian relations which are already not going through their best…

    Reuters50 mins ago
  • Shark Attacks in North Carolina: 'Perfect Storm' May Be Causing Bloody Encounters

    Two people were bitten by sharks off the coast of North Carolina this weekend, bringing the total number of shark attacks in the state up to five in under three weeks. "It's not a certain thing that makes this happen," said George Burgess, director of the International Shark Attack File at the…

    LiveScience.com
  • IS beheads two Syrian women 'for the first time'

    The Islamic State group has beheaded two women in Syria on accusations of "sorcery," the first such executions of female civilians in Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday. "The Islamic State group executed two women by beheading them in Deir Ezzor province, and this is the…

    AFP
  • Panel urges ex-Green Beret hero out of Army with VA benefits

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An Army officer who was accused of tracking down and killing an unarmed bomb-making suspect in Afghanistan is being recommended for an honorable discharge even though a military panel that looked into the case determined his conduct was unbecoming an officer.

    Associated Press
  • Dad of the year? Father saves 13-year-old son from alligator

    A father and his 13-year-old son are in recovery after sustaining injuries in an alligator attack while out on a fishing trip at a lake in Texas on Sunday. Kaleb Hurley was swimming in Lake Charlotte in Cedar Hill Park when a six- to eight-foot alligator grabbed him and began to pull him under the…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Texas farmer killed by swarm of bees

    A Texas farmer who disturbed an underground bee colony while plowing a field died after he was stung hundreds of times by a swarm that attacked him, a fire official said on Monday. Rogelio Zuniga, 53, was killed on Sunday in Rio Hondo, near the border with Mexico, said Raul Zuniga, Jr., the San…

    Reuters
  • Escaped Prisoners Richard Matt and David Sweat Listened to Radio Reports About Manhunt

    Richard Matt and David Sweat listened to reports about their manhunt using a radio and also had marijuana during their weeks on the run, Sweat told authorities.

    ABC News
  • Texas girl arrested for fight with classmate in viral video

    A 13-year-old Texas girl was arrested on Monday after a video that went viral showed her beating a classmate who was holding a toddler at a Dallas-area elementary school earlier this month, police said. The one-minute video of the incident has had more than 1.2 million views on LiveLeak.com since…

    Reuters
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    Ku Klux Klan literature found in Wake County neighborhood

    Residents in some Wake County communities are upset after finding a flier from the Ku Klux Klan in their yards Monday morning.

    WTVD – Raleigh/Durham
  • Greeks struggle with daily grind as foreigners head to beach

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — There's an early morning buzz at Varvakios Market in downtown Athens as dozens of butchers prepare cuts. Knives slice through fresh meat and stripped-clean carcasses tumble into a white vat as the first customers turn up.

    Associated Press
  • Turkey says 'ready to help' Greece out of economic crisis

    Turkey on Tuesday said it was "ready to help" Greece out of its escalating financial crisis as its embattled neighbour edged closer to default. "We are ready to help Greece survive its economic crisis with cooperation in tourism, energy, trade," Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said in the…

    AFP
  • Supreme Court takes up major case on public sector union dues

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to take up a case that could weaken public sector unions, a challenge by 10 non-union public school teachers who say California's requirement that they pay the equivalent of union dues violates their free speech rights.

    Reuters19 mins ago
  • NBC to Donald Trump: You're fired; Televisa drops pageant

    NEW YORK (AP) — NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about Mexican immigrants during the announcement of his campaign.

    Associated Press
  • Californians struggle for 'normal life,' without water

    For four months, she and her family have had no running water. "We are trying to live a normal life," the 52-year-old told AFP in the town of Monson, 200 miles north of Los Angeles. To take a shower, they've created an elaborate system that pumps bottled water up to the roof of their rented house…

    AFP
  • Israel says Syria's Assad may be left with rump state

    A senior Israeli defense official said President Bashar al-Assad controlled just a fifth of Syria and may end up in charge of a rump state dominated by his minority Alawite sect. Israel and its neighbor Syria are long-term enemies, but the remarks by Amos Gilad, strategic adviser to Israeli Defense…

    Reuters