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  • Mother gets 18 years for killing 8-year-old son in NYC hotel

    NEW YORK (AP) — A self-made health care millionaire who fatally drugged her developmentally disabled child five years ago in a luxury New York City hotel room was sentenced on Thursday to 18 years in prison by a judge who said he disbelieved much of her defense and scolded her for not showing…

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  • Ugandan woman's agony as granddaughter 'sold' to Americans

    By Katy Migiro and Tom Esslemont KAMPALA/LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The first time Jaja, a Ugandan woman, saw her one-year-old granddaughter, she was in the arms of an American man who she was told had "bought" the child. The toddler was sitting with the man and his wife, eating biscuits…

    Reuters
  • Tebow makes his Philly debut

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A slimmer Tim Tebow threw passes in shorts while a horde of reporters critiqued his mechanics and analyzed his arm motion.

    Associated Press
  • 7.0 magnitude quake strikes offshore Alaska: USGS

    (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 struck off the southwest coast of Alaska late on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The USGS said the quake's epicenter was 104 km (64 miles) south-southeast of Ugashik and 61.7 km deep. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that based…

    Reuters
  • 16 Richest Women In The World [2015 List Released]

    You won't believe the women who made this year's list!

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  • 10 Netflix movies you need to watch before they expire in June

    Netflix giveth, Netflix taketh away. Finding decent movies and TV shows to watch on Netflix used to be a huge pain. In fact, just a few short years ago, the bulk of the company’s catalog was filler that most people had no interest at all in watching. That, however, is no longer the case. These…

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    Mother, son found dead inside Southwest Side home

    Police are investigating after a mother and son were found dead after a fire inside a home on Chicago's Southwest Side.

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  • U.S. says China has placed mobile artillery on reclaimed island

    The United States said on Friday that China had placed mobile artillery weapons systems on a reclaimed island in the disputed South China Sea, a development that Republican Sen. John McCain called "disturbing and escalatory." Brent Colburn, a Pentagon spokesman traveling with Defense Secretary Ash…

    Reuters
  • No exit: For female jihadis, Syria is one-way journey

    PARIS (AP) — When three British schoolgirls trundled across the Syrian border; when a pregnant 14-year-old ran away from her Alpine home for the second time; when a sheltered girl from the south of France booked her first trip abroad — they were going to a place of no return.

    Associated Press
  • California man suspected of killing neighbor kills self after family flee

    A Southern California man suspected to have fatally shot a neighbor on Thursday ended an hours-long standoff with police by killing himself. The man, identified only as Michael, was armed with an automatic or semi-automatic rifle and had barricaded himself in his apartment with his wife and two…

    Reuters
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    Spelling Bee champs battle to a tie (21 photos)

    They couldn't be rattled. They couldn't be denied. Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar had worked too hard and come close too many times not to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee. So they shared the title, making history in two different ways. The bee hadn't ended in a tie for 52 years…

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  • Police Officer Indicted in Shooting of Unarmed Black Man. Yes, Really.

    The former officer, Justin Craven, 25, apparently suspected that Satterwhite, 68, had been drinking. Craven then chased Satterwhite across two counties. It’s rare for a white police officer to be charged in the fatal shooting of a black man.

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  • Crying baby gets Canadian singer kicked off flight

    A Canadian singer-songwriter was kicked off a United Airlines flight in San Francisco because her two-year-old toddler would not stop crying, triggering outrage from her supporters. "Just got kicked off a @united flight because my son was crying really loud," Sarah Blackwood from the band Walk Off…

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  • New York socialite sentenced to 18 years in poisoning autistic son

    By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - A wealthy New York socialite was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Thursday after being convicted of killing her young autistic son at a luxury Manhattan hotel room in 2010. Gigi Jordan, 54, was convicted of first-degree manslaughter in November after…

    Reuters
  • Man suing his ex for half of $1M prize gets a win in court

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is still trying to get half of his ex-girlfriend's $1 million lottery prize, eight years after he says she took the winning ticket and left him. He says she reneged on a long-ago promise that they'd split any winnings if either of them hit it big.

    Associated Press
  • Why Your Antidepressants Stopped Working -- and What to Do About It

    There are many antidepressants on the market, and when prescribed and taken correctly, they can often treat the symptoms of chronic mental illnesses. Studies show that most patients with depression eventually relapse and become depressed again -- even if they're still on the antidepressants that…

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Special Report: Russian fighters, caught in Ukraine, cast adrift by Moscow

    Alexandrov, 28, says he's a Russian soldier who was captured in east Ukraine after being sent there on active duty with Russian special forces to help separatists fighting Kiev. "I was carrying out my orders." Yet Russian President Vladimir Putin, in the face of widespread evidence to the contrary,…

    Reuters
  • Buhari sworn in as Nigeria president after historic win

    Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as Nigeria's new head of state on Friday in a ceremony mixing military pomp with cultural tradition after he won the first opposition victory over a sitting president in the nation's history. The 72-year-old took the oath of office before the Chief Justice of Nigeria,…

    AFP