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  • Kate Hudson reveals derriere at Versace, Portman hits Dior

    PARIS (AP) — At Paris' high-octane couture week, what happens on the catwalk is only half the story.

    Associated Press
  • Sheriff: Bodies found near vehicle of missing Ga. couple

    McRAE, Ga. (AP) — The car belonging to a Georgia couple who were reported missing after traveling to meet a person claiming to sell a classic auto has been found in a lake and two bodies were found nearby, authorities said Monday.

    Associated Press
  • China officials dine on endangered salamander: reports

    Chinese officials feasted on a critically endangered giant salamander and turned violent when journalists photographed the luxury banquet, according to media reports Tuesday on the event which appeared to flout Beijing's austerity campaign. The 28 diners included senior police officials from the…

    AFP
  • Exclusive: AirAsia probe vets possible computer glitch, crew response

    By Siva Govindasamy and Tim Hepher SINGAPORE/PARIS (Reuters) - Investigators probing the crash of an AirAsia jetliner are examining maintenance records of a key part of its automated control systems, and how the pilots may have handled the plane if it failed, two people familiar with the matter…

    Reuters
  • Death of girl found hanging at Fresno County home appears to be accident, investigators say

    Fresno County sheriff's investigators say the death of a 4-year-old girl appears to be a tragic accident. The child was discovered hanging on Sunday when she got stuck in metal security bars.

    KFSN – Fresno
  • Denver police shoot, kill young woman who struck officer with car

    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A young woman suspected of driving a stolen car filled with teenage passengers was shot dead by Denver police on Monday after she struck an officer with the vehicle as he approached on foot, authorities said. Denver Police Chief Robert White told reporters that…

    Reuters
  • Cops: Ex-Fox producer kills himself outside NYC headquarters

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former employee of a Fox television station in Texas shot himself to death outside the company's New York headquarters Monday, shortly after handing out fliers saying the company had ended his career, police said.

    Associated Press
  • Mentally disabled US man to be executed Tuesday

    An intellectually disabled death row inmate in the US state of Georgia is scheduled to die Tuesday, as lawyers and advocates petition for his life to be spared. On Thursday, lawyers for Warren Hill, 54, filed an appeal with the US Supreme court to stop the execution based on his intellectual…

    AFP
  • Sentencing day for Chicago twins who turned on cartel

    CHICAGO (AP) — Twin Chicago brothers reviled by Mexican cartels but praised by prosecutors as among the most valuable traffickers-turned-informants in recent history are set to be sentenced in a federal courthouse in their hometown amid tight security.

    Associated Press
  • Bodies, Vehicle Found in Georgia Search for Missing Craigslist Car Couple

    A suspect has turned himself in to authorities investigating the disappearance of a Georgia couple who vanished last week while going to meet someone to buy a vintage car

    ABC News
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    Device, possibly aerial drone, found on White House grounds (10 photos)

    A device, possibly an unmanned aerial drone, was found on the White House grounds during the middle of the night while President Barack Obama and the first lady were in India, but his spokesman said Monday that it posed no threat. (AP) Find more news-related pictures in our photo galleries and…

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  • The DEA Is Spying on Millions of Cars All Over the U.S.

    On one hand, the Drug Enforcement Administration has been building "a database to track in real time the movement of vehicles around the U.S., a secret domestic intelligence-gathering program that scans and stores hundreds of millions of records." If you drive in populated areas your movements have…

    The Atlantic
  • Spielberg warns of growing anti-Semitism at Holocaust event

    KRAKOW, Poland (AP) — Film director Steven Spielberg told a group of Holocaust survivors on Monday that Jews are again facing the "perennial demons of intolerance" from anti-Semites who are provoking hate crimes and trying to strip survivors of their identity.

    Associated Press
  • Missing hiker found dead in Washington state's Olympic National Park

    A 60-year-old Washington state hiker reported missing on Christmas Eve has been found dead in steep, densely forested terrain of the Olympic National Park, a park official said on Monday. Search crews backed by dog teams recovered the body of James Thomas Griffin on Sunday about a third of a mile…

    Reuters
  • Zambia's new leader drops white vice president

    Zambia’s newly-elected President Edgar Lungu dropped vice president Guy Scott -- who was briefly Africa's only white leader -- from his administration when he announced his cabinet on Monday. As interim president since the death in office of Michael Sata in October, Scott had been the first white…

    AFP
  • Wave Power Could Supply Half the U.S. With Cheap Electricity—Here’s Why It Doesn't

    The unrelenting sea, with its perpetual ebb and flow, remains one of the world’s largest untapped sources of renewable energy. The Electric Power Research Institute estimates the potential wave energy resource along the United States’ coastline at 1,170 terawatt-hours per year. Wave energy…

    Takepart.com
  • Court papers: Mom says she stabbed kids to keep them quiet

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state woman accused of stabbing her three small children told detectives she cut the children's throats with a kitchen knife to keep them quiet for her soldier husband, a prosecutor said Monday.

    Associated Press