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  • U.S. top court throws out Obamacare contraception ruling

    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived religious objections by Catholic groups in Michigan and Tennessee to the Obamacare requirement for contraception coverage, throwing out a lower court decision favoring President Barack Obama's administration. The…

    Reuters
  • Texas inmate asks US Supreme Court to block execution

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Houston-area slaying landed Robert Pruett in prison with a 99-year sentence.

    Associated Press
  • Auschwitz commander's barber, Jozef Paczynski, dies at 95

    Former Auschwitz prisoner Jozef Paczynski, who was barber to the Nazi German death camp's infamous commander Rudolf Hoess, has died at the age of 95, local media said Monday. The retired engineering teacher died Sunday in the southern city of Krakow, according to the Polish press agency PAP.…

    AFP
  • Pacquiao pleads for Indonesia to spare death row Filipina

    World boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao took time out Monday from final preparations for his $400 million megafight with Floyd Mayweather to plead for the life of a Filipina on death row in Indonesia. Pacquiao, a national hero in the Philippines, added his voice to a chorus of global opposition led…

    AFP
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    Shooting at North Thurston High School in Lacey, Washington (14 photos)

    A teacher is being hailed as a hero after tackling a student who fired two shots into the air at a Washington state high school. Police say no one was injured after a 16-year-old shot toward the ceiling in the school commons before classes began Monday at North Thurston High School in Lacey,…

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  • More bad news for Brian Williams: NBC probe shows he 'embellished' stories

    Former NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams is half-way through his six-month suspension for inflating stories he told about his reporting. The brutal leaks were designed to send the message to Brian Williams and his superlawyer, Robert Barnett: ‘You’re dead.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Russia demands explanation from Poland after it denies entry to pro-Putin bikers

    Russia on Monday demanded an explanation from Poland as to why it denied entry to a group of Russian bikers commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two. Poland had said on Friday it would not allow the bikers club, which has ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, to cross into…

    Reuters
  • Google executive among hundreds dead from Nepal quake

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday.

    Associated Press
  • Violence erupts after funeral of Baltimore man who died in police custody

    By Ian Simpson BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Seven Baltimore police officers were injured on Monday as rioters threw bricks, broke windows, looted businesses and burned patrol cars in violent protests following the funeral of a black man who died after he was injured in police custody. The riots broke out…

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  • UN: Israeli military killed 44 Palestinians at UN shelters

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. inquiry has found that at least 44 Palestinians were killed and at least 227 injured by direct mortar strikes and other "Israeli actions" while sheltering at U.N. locations during last year's Gaza war. The Palestinians said they would give the findings to the…

    Associated Press
  • Deadly Nevada prison brawl stokes mystery about guards, guns

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — This much is certain: Two handcuffed inmates at one of Nevada's toughest prisons brawled in a hallway, and one ended up dead from several shotgun blasts. The other was declared guilty of murder, even though he never touched a gun.

    Associated Press
  • Australian trafficker marries before Indonesia execution

    An Australian drug trafficker married his girlfriend Monday on the Indonesian prison island where he is set to be executed soon, his brother said, urging the country's president to show compassion to the newlyweds. Andrew Chan, 31, married his Indonesian girlfriend Febyanti Herewila in a ceremony…

    AFP
  • I really wanted to hate the Apple Watch

    Anyone who listens to our podcast knows how unbelievably excited BGR founder Jonathan Geller has been leading up to the Apple Watch’s debut. You’ll also recall that I, on the other hand, really haven’t been excited at all on a personal level. Professionally, I’m beyond excited to see the biggest…

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  • Wildfire burns near Los Angeles, threatening upscale homes

    A wildfire erupted on Monday near an upscale neighborhood of Los Angeles as some 200 firefighters, backed by water-dropping helicopters, fought the flames. The blaze erupted shortly before 11 a.m. in the Los Angeles foothill community of Granada Hills, fire officials said, quickly charring some 15…

    Reuters
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    Detectives: Cumberland County woman raped, robbed, and run over

    Sheriff's detectives said a woman was raped, robbed, run over, by men she knew from a school for the deaf

    WTVD – Raleigh/Durham
  • Officials: US woman dies at Dominican plastic surgery clinic

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Dominican authorities have shut down a plastic surgery clinic as they investigate the death of a U.S. woman who traveled to the Caribbean country to undergo a liposuction procedure, officials said Sunday.

    Associated Press
  • Why Iran is standing by its weakened, and expensive, ally Syria

    Iran has proven critical in helping keep President Bashar al-Assad in power after four years of bloody war, dispatching thousands of soldiers and paramilitary fighters to bolster Syria’s flagging army and billions of dollars in loans to prop up its economy. Iranian officials have declared that…

    Christian Science Monitor