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  • One U.S. Navy Seal dies, one critical in Virginia pool training

    (Reuters) - One U.S. Navy Seal died and another was critically injured on Friday while training in a pool at a Virginia military base, a Navy spokesman said. The two members of the Navy's elite sea, air, land teams were found at the bottom of the pool by another service member at about 3 p.m. local…

    Reuters
  • US Olympic hero Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender

    "I've always been confused about my gender identity since I was this big," he told ABC's celebrity interviewer Diane Sawyer. "Though Jenner's journey is one that is deeply personal, it is also one that will impact and inspire countless people around the world," she added.

    AFP
  • Police: Neglected woman, 82, dies after 6 months in chair

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The caregivers of an 82-year-old woman allowed her to sit in the same chair, not moving for six months, until she died earlier this year in a home that smelled so bad that some of the first firefighters on the scene set up a fan by the door, authorities said.

    Associated Press
  • United States seeks access to Philippine bases as part of Asia pivot

    The United States has asked for access to Philippine military bases in eight locations to rotate troops, aircraft, and ships as Washington shifts its forces to Asia and as China expands its military presence in the South China Sea. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, in a speech in Arizona, has…

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  • Angry Jalandhar mom beats up school staff. The reason will shock you!

    In an incident that has shocked the teachers' community in Jalandhar, a mother whose daughter had been stopped from carrying mobile phone to school, allegedly beat up the institution's director.

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  • No Mor Chikin: Johns Hopkins Students Ban Chick-fil-A From Campus

    The students of Johns Hopkins University have a message for Chick-fil-A: No, thank you. The university’s Student Government Association approved a resolution this week saying that university officials should pick “other non-discriminatory options” and rule out any “current and future Chick-fil-A…

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  • Michigan woman charged with murder for sealing newborn in plastic at office

    (Reuters) - A Michigan woman was charged with murder on Friday in the death of her newborn son who was found sealed in a plastic bag and stored in a tote near her desk in March, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office said. Kimberly Pappas, 25, of Wyandotte, is charged with felony murder, premeditated…

    Reuters
  • Letting Babies Nap in Car Seat Could Be Deadly, Experts Warn

    Placing infants in car seats and other sitting devices for naps may put their lives in danger, according to a new study. In the study, researchers examined 47 cases of children under 2 years old who died while in device designed for them to sit in, or in which they could be carried. In many cases…

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  • Alaska airline suffered operational, training flaws before deadly crash

    (Reuters) - An Alaska commuter airline routinely failed to inform pilots of shifting weather conditions and other hazards leading up to a 2013 crash in western Alaska that killed four people, the National Transportation Safety Board said on Friday. The Cessna 208B, a single-engine turboprop, had…

    Reuters
  • Court: Iowa casino doesn't have to pay $41M jackpot error

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — When an 87-year-old Illinois grandmother bet a quarter in an Iowa slot machine in 2011, she thought she'd hit it big. The screen said: "The reels have rolled your way! Bonus Award - $41797550.16."

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  • Netflix defends Sandler film after native American walkout

    Streaming giant Netflix has defended a new Adam Sandler movie after a group of native American actors stormed off the set saying it used racially offensive stereotypes. Netflix implied that the native Americans were being oversensitive about what were clearly jokes. Among those who walked out was…

    AFP
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    Manhattan building crane accident (6 photos)

    A man was killed by a mechanical crane in an accident at a midtown Manhattan construction site on Friday and inspectors from the city's building department are investigating, city officials said. The accident involved construction equipment including a crane attached to a flatbed truck that the…

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  • Documents: Argument over boyfriend before Wisconsin killings

    TOWN OF PIEHL, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin teen accused of killing her mother and stepfather carried out the slayings the same day they warned her 22-year-old boyfriend to stay away from her, according to court documents made public Friday.

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  • Women held captive in Ohio home for decade release a memoir

    NEW YORK (AP) — When Amanda Berry's toddler daughter had night terrors and started screaming and running around the room, Berry couldn't always get to her — because she was chained and couldn't move that far.

    Associated Press
  • A tour of the first Four Seasons private jet

    With the introduction of its private jet at the beginning of the year, the Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts group now offers a new type of travel experience. Will luxury hotel groups soon no longer be content with their prestigious establishments? The answer is no for the Four Seasons Hotels &…

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  • Half the US Faces Earthquake Risk

    More than 143 million Americans live in earthquake-prone regions in the Lower 48 states, according to research presented here Wednesday (April 22) at the annual meeting of the Seismological Society of America. If you include Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, that number rises to about 150 million…

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  • Vietnam protests to Canada over 'boat people' commemoration

    Vietnam's government rebuked Canada on Friday after the Canadian Senate passed a bill to commemorate the acceptance of 60,000 "boat people" who sought refuge in the wake of the communist takeover of South Vietnam 40 years ago. Vietnam's foreign ministry said it had summoned Canada's ambassador to…

    Reuters