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  • Prosecutor: Fiancee pushed paddle away from doomed kayaker

    GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) — A New York woman charged with killing her fiance pushed a floating paddle away from him as he struggled in the cold, choppy Hudson River after his kayak capsized, then waited 20 minutes to call for help, prosecutors said Tuesday.

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  • Spanish police rescue girl sold for marriage by parents

    Spain police said Wednesday they had rescued an 11-year-old girl who was repeatedly raped and beaten after she was sold by her parents for marriage for 17,000 euros ($18,500). Police detained five people from the two families involved and charged them with human trafficking, sexual abuse, rape,…

    AFP
  • Kansas man missing for 23 years found submerged in car

    By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Reuters) - The body of a man missing since 1992 has been recovered from the driver's seat of a car submerged in a Kansas lake, authorities said on Tuesday. Fremont O'Berg, who was 57 when he disappeared, was found alone in his 1981 Chevrolet Citation automobile in…

    Reuters
  • Islamic State shoots dead 20 in Palmyra amphitheatre: monitor

    Islamic State militants shot dead around 20 men in an ancient amphitheatre in the Syrian city of Palmyra on Wednesday, accusing them of being government supporters, a group monitoring the conflict said. Reuters was unable to independently confirm the report from the British-based Syrian Observatory…

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  • California woman missing for two weeks found alive in car, husband dead

    By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A California woman who went missing two weeks ago after she and her husband set off for a Mother's Day gathering has been found alive in a remote area where the couple's car was stranded, although her husband did not survive, police said on Tuesday. Dianna…

    Reuters
  • Police: Ex-death row inmate Cooper dead of apparent suicide

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana woman who was once the nation's youngest person on death row but whose sentence was eventually commuted to a prison term was found dead in Indianapolis on Tuesday.

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    O'Hare tarmac photos land flight attendant in stew

    A Chicago flight attendant for Spirit Airlines is in trouble for some photos taken on the tarmac at O'Hare Airport.

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  • River rafters discover wreckage of aircraft in Grand Canyon

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A group of river rafters in search of old mining equipment on a hike at the Grand Canyon came across something unexpected during a recent trip: the wreckage of a small aircraft with bones scattered nearby.

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  • German city of Cologne evacuates 20,000 people to defuse WWII bomb

    German authorities evacuated around 20,000 people from their homes in the western city of Cologne on Wednesday after a World War II bomb was unearthed during construction work. The unexploded US-made device, which lay five metres (16 feet) underground and was discovered Friday, was set to be…

    AFP
  • Woman held down husband in Vegas hatchet attack, police say

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — An Idaho woman who was having an affair orchestrated a gruesome Las Vegas hatchet attack that left her husband dead with his head nearly severed while they were on a family trip on Memorial Day, police said.

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  • Israeli air force chief unfazed Egypt may get Russia's S-300

    By Dan Williams HERZLIYA, Israel (Reuters) - The chief of Israel's air force on Wednesday played down worries voiced by some fellow officials about the possibility of Egypt acquiring advanced Russian-made air defenses. The Russian news agency TASS said in March Egypt would receive the Antey-2500…

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    Photos of the day - May 27, 2015 (32 photos)

    A view of the booth of investment and construction company Morton during the ARCH Moscow 2015 International Exhibition of Architecture and Design, the military cap worn by Prince Philip (obscured) adds an unexpected dimension to the crown worn by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II as she travels in a…

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  • IS 'executes' 20 in Palmyra Roman theatre

    The Islamic State group "executed" 20 men in front of a crowd in the UNESCO-listed Roman theatre of Syria's ancient city of Palmyra on Wednesday, a monitor said. Across the border the jihadists claimed to have abolished when they proclaimed their "caliphate" last year, thousands of Iraqi security…

    AFP48 mins ago
  • Police detail traffic stop that ended in officer's death

    RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A police officer in a suburb of Albuquerque decided to make one more traffic stop before his shift finished Monday night. It ended up costing him his life.

    Associated Press
  • 3 Surprising Student Loan Repayment Facts

    One topic perfect for this is student loans, especially if you're not returning to school in the fall. Federal student loan borrowers receive a grace period before their first payments are due. The idea of how interest works challenges many people -- not just student loan borrowers.

    U.S.News & World Report
  • 3 secret Amazon shopping tricks that will save you money

    Amazon doesn’t always have the lowest prices, but it does put a lot of effort into making you think it always has the lowest prices. With this in mind, we were very interested to read WiseBread’s list of Amazon shopping secrets that can help you save money. What makes this particular list so good…

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  • B.B. King death probed as homicide after poison claim: coroner

    Las Vegas police have launched a homicide investigation into the death of B.B. King, a coroner's office said Monday, after the daughters of the blues guitar legend reportedly accused his aides of poisoning him. King died aged 89 on May 14 in Las Vegas, where he lived while he kept up a gruelling…

    AFP