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  • China declares victory in US surveillance overflight

    China declared victory on Friday over an encounter with a US surveillance aircraft overflying the contested South China Sea, saying its military "drove away" the intruder with radio warnings. Beijing is in the throes of a rapid land-reclamation programme in the area, building artificial islands and…

    AFP
  • Q&A about arrests in the Texas motorcycle gang shootout

    DALLAS (AP) — In the hours after a deadly shootout involving two motorcycle gangs, about 170 people were arrested at a Texas restaurant. Depending on who is asked, the suspects are gang members or innocents who merely belong to motorcycle clubs or both.

    Associated Press
  • Obama warning over Netanyahu 'unjustified'

    A senior official in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's rightwing Likud party on Friday rejected fresh US criticism of the premier as unjustified and hypocritical. Tzahi Hanegbi, chairman of the influential foreign affairs and defence committee in parliament, was responding to remarks by…

    AFP
  • Husband gets life for arranging for girlfriend to kill wife in New Jersey

    Kashif Parvaiz, 30, of Brooklyn, New York, was convicted in February of arranging for his girlfriend to shoot his wife to death and wound him, making it look like a random attack, according to Morris County prosecutors. "The court imposed a severe sentence which was certainly justified by the…

    Reuters
  • Somalia's al Shabaab fighters attack village in Kenya

    Militants from Somalia-based al Shabaab attacked a village in northeast Kenya but were beaten back by security forces, the Interior Ministry said on Friday. "Security forces swiftly mobilized and engaged the militants in a gunbattle. Al Shabaab, which has carried out frequent attacks in Kenya in…

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    Man, declared dead, moves before trip to morgue

    It turns out a Wisconsin man, declared dead and his family told of his passing, wasn't dead after all.

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  • Could another English king be buried under a car park?

    Just three years after the extraordinary discovery of King Richard III under a car park, researchers think another medieval English monarch might be found buried beneath a parking lot and are hoping to find him. Philippa Langley, the inspiration behind the successful hunt for Richard III's remains,…

    Reuters
  • Police threatened after Texas biker gang brawl

    Waco police said they had received threats after a mass brawl between rival motorcycle gangs in the Texas city left nine people dead and saw nearly 200 people arrested. There have been no credible threats towards you.

    AFP
  • PHOTO ESSAY: Arizona site holds 'bones' of 4,000 planes

    TUCSON, Arizona (AP) — The airplanes are lined up in rows by the hundreds, serving as a striking reminder of the nation's military past.

    Associated Press
  • Longtime Clinton adviser sent flood of emails on Benghazi

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal had been blocked from working for Hillary Rodham Clinton at the State Department by wary White House officials. But that didn't cut his direct line to Clinton on one of the most sensitive matters of her tenure at the agency.

    Associated Press
  • Purple Heart recipient among bikers killed in Waco shooting

    WACO, Texas (AP) — One of nine bikers killed at a shootout outside a Texas restaurant was a Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient whose family members dispute police claims he was in a criminal group.

    Associated Press
  • How These Private Investigators Catch Workers' Comp Fraudsters in the Act

    Workers’ compensation programs are meant to help those who are severely disabled, but some attempt to game the system by faking an injury to collect disability payments, thinking they will never be caught. Insurance fraud is typically very hard to catch than these cases, so private investigators…

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  • Memory loss may not always be first sign of Alzheimer’s

    By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - While memory loss is thought to be a classical first sign of Alzheimer’s disease, some middle-aged people and younger seniors may initially experience different cognitive problems such as trouble with language or problem solving, a large U.S. study suggests.…

    Reuters
  • Here are the most ridiculous questions al-Qaeda asks on its official job application

    Terrorist organization al-Qaeda isn’t willing to hire any old schlub just because they say they’re willing to kill for Allah — no, it turns out they have standards. Vox has posted the official al-Qaeda job application that was recently declassified by the U.S. government and it’s loaded with…

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    Photos of the day - May 21, 2015 (18 photos)

    A volunteer with Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund, replaces damaged flags in the fund's flag garden on Boston Common in Boston; a protester prepares to throw a stone at a policeman during a protest against Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza; and, shaven-headed children take a ride on a roller…

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  • Suspect at large in slaying of Missouri woman kept in box

    By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) - A Missouri woman who escaped captivity from a wooden box three weeks ago was found dead in a home on Thursday, along with her teenage son, and police are searching for the man suspected both of locking her up and killing her. Officers found Sandra Kay…

    Reuters
  • Luxury hotel in Saudi Arabia to become world's largest hotel

    Saudi Arabia is set to become home to the largest hotel in the world with a whopping 10,000 rooms. To be built just two kilometers away from the site of Mecca, which attracts about two million Muslim pilgrims a year for the annual Hajj, the $3.5 billion Abraj Kudai will become the world’s largest…

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