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  • Congo crowd kills man, eats him after militant massacres: witnesses

    BENI Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - A crowd stoned to death a young man in northeast Congo on Friday before burning and eating his corpse, witnesses said, in apparent revenge for a series of attacks by Ugandan rebels. The incident in the town of Beni followed a number of overnight raids…

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    Groom Leaves Bride After Her Wedding Joke

    This apparent wedding joke did not go over well with the groom.

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  • Ukraine soldiers to government: we're coming for you next

    Vitaliy Feshchenko, one of thousands of Ukrainian volunteers fighting pro-Russian rebels, has this message for government leaders back in the capital Kiev: his battle-hardened men might come for them next. The bearded fighter's warning illustrates the lack of trust Ukraine's young revolutionaries…

    AFP
  • Trooper ambush suspect in court after long manhunt

    MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — Onlookers shouted "Are you sorry?" and "Why did you do it?" as a gaunt and battered-looking Eric Frein — the survivalist suspected in the ambush slaying of a Pennsylvania state trooper — was led from court Friday, the morning after his capture ended a grueling seven-week manhunt.

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  • Couple sent to trial in son's starvation death

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A couple charged in the starvation death of their 9-year-old son were ordered Thursday to stand trial on charges of criminal homicide after a hearing in which a police detective described discovering the child's decomposing body.

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    Photos of the day - October 31, 2014 (20 photos)

    A polar bear eats a pumpkin during Halloween celebration in the Tiergarten Schoenbrunn zoo in Vienna, Palestinians pray as Israeli police officers stand guard during Friday prayers in East Jerusalem and Eric Frein is escorted by police into the Pike County Courthouse for his arraignment in Milford,…

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  • Ebola 'Patient Zero': How Outbreak Started from Single Child

    When Ebola virus came for the first time to a small village in Guinea, the victim was a toddler, who later became known to the world as Patient Zero. His name was Emile Ouamouno. "Emile liked to listen to the radio, and his sister liked to carry babies on her back," Emile’s father, Etienne…

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  • China and Russia thwart plan for Antarctic ocean sanctuary

    By Morag MacKinnon PERTH Australia - China and Russia have thwarted an international attempt to create the world’s largest ocean sanctuary in Antarctica as both nations eye the region’s rich reserves of fish and krill. The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources…

    Reuters
  • Israeli newspaper’s political cartoon sparks outrage over 9/11 imagery

    An editorial cartoon in Israel’s Haaretz newspaper is drawing criticism for using Sept. 11 imagery to depict U.S.-Israel relations under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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  • Sharpton calls for federal prosecution in Ferguson

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — With a grand jury decision and a local election looming, the Rev. Al Sharpton returned to St. Louis on Friday to renew calls for the federal prosecution of a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black 18-year-old in the nearby suburb of Ferguson.

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  • Sen. Landrieu's remarks on race anger Republicans

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Republicans are calling on Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu to apologize after she suggested Thursday that President Barack Obama's deep unpopularity in the South is partly tied to race.

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    2 Toddlers Found Alone in Long Beach; Police Seek Help IDing Boys, Finding Family

    Two toddlers were found in Long Beach without any accompanying adults Thursday morning, and police asked for help identifying them and finding their family members. Eric Spillman reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.

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  • Ebola victim's fiancée struggles to rebuild life

    DALLAS (AP) — The fiancée of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan is struggling to recover after losing her future husband along with most of her personal belongings, and she says she is effectively homeless due to the lingering stigma of the virus.

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  • Syria's Alawites pay heavy price as they bury sons

    DWEIR SHEIKH SAAD, Syria (AP) — The posters of slain Syrian soldiers, put up by families to commemorate their sons killed in the fight against rebels, are plastered on walls throughout the coastal province of Tartous. The impromptu murals of death illustrate the price supporters of President Bashar…

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  • How Seriously Should You Take Retirement Savings Calculators?

    You punch some numbers into a retirement calculator, and the results are so frightening you want to run away: It says you should have $500,000 saved by now. Or $1 million. Or is that $2 million for a couple? Or maybe it's eight times your salary.

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  • Most expensive Senate race down to the wire in North Carolina

    By Colleen Jenkins GREENSBORO N.C. (Reuters) - The costliest U.S. Senate race in history is drawing political heavyweights like Mitt Romney and the Clintons to North Carolina as Republicans and Democrats scramble to pull out a win in the battleground state. Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan's lead has…

    Reuters59 mins ago
  • Pennsylvania boy who disappeared with father on sailboat found in South Pacific

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - A 9-year-old boy reported missing after he disappeared with his father aboard a sailboat in Washington state has been located on an island in the South Pacific and will be reunited with his mother, the FBI said on Thursday. His father, Jeffrey Ford Hanson, 46, has been charged…

    Reuters