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  • Russian fighters intercepted by US near Alaska

    Two Russian fighters entered a US "air defense identification zone" two days ago and were intercepted by American F-22 jets near Alaska, military officers said Friday. The incursion on Wednesday was followed by a second incident on Thursday involving two Russian long-range bombers, which flew into…

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  • Daughter calls Utah doctor a monster at sentencing

    The long-awaited sentence came seven years after prosecutors say Martin MacNeill knocked out his wife with drugs prescribed following cosmetic surgery and left her to die in a bathtub so he could begin a new life with his mistress. "My father's facade has now crumbled," said Alexis Somers, who…

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  • From gangsta rapper to Islamist militant

    As war in Syria and Iraq attracts a growing number of Muslim extremists from Europe, intelligence officials in Germany believe a former gangsta rapper has joined the inner circle of Islamists fighting there. Denis Cuspert was once a modestly successful member of Germany's hip-hop scene going by the…

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  • Man killed after falling into wood chipper in Arizona

    A landscape gardener was decapitated after falling into a wood chipper in Arizona on Thursday and a police spokesman said no foul play was suspected. The accident happened at an auto dealership in Chandler, a city on the southeast outskirts of Phoenix. "It just looks like a terrible accident,"…

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  • Girl was bait to try to catch boy ‘in the act,’ sexual harassment lawsuit says

    A civil lawsuit working its way through the federal appeals process alleges that a 14-year-old middle school girl was raped after school officials used her as bait to try to catch a male student “in the act” after she reported his sexual harassment. With growing pressure on college campuses to…

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  • Mexican kingpin's brother among seven slain men in western state

    Mexican kingpin's brother among seven slain men in western state MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The brother of one of Mexico's most wanted drug lords was among seven dead men found on Friday in a violent western state that has been one of the biggest security headaches for President Enrique Pena Nieto.…

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  • Florida granddad Don Spirit who killed family had also fatally shot son years before

    The Florida man who police say gunned down his daughter and six grandchildren Thursday had been to prison for fatally shooting his young son during a hunting trip 13 years ago, according to court records. Don Charles Spirit, 51, phoned the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Department around 4 p.m.…

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    Islamic State extremists (31 photos)

    Islamic State jihadists have seized 60 Kurdish villages near the Turkish border in a lightning two-day campaign, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Friday. Islamic State fighters shot down the Syrian war plane using anti-aircraft guns on Tuesday, the first time the group has downed a…

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  • Texas triple murder suspect kills self in jail: authorities

    A 63-year-old man charged with killing three adults and wounding a child during a shooting spree at a trailer park in Corpus Christi, Texas, committed suicide in his jail cell, police said on Friday. Sammuel Everett Toomey was being held in Nueces County Jail on three counts of capital murder and…

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  • Iranian youth behind 'Happy' video sentenced

    Iranian youth behind 'Happy' video sentenced TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Six young Iranian men and women videotaped dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and the homemade video's director have been sentenced to suspended jail terms and lashes, their lawyer said Friday. The Iranians' case attracted…

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  • S. Korea fires warning shots after N. Korea incursion

    The South Korean navy fired warning shots Friday to end a brief incursion by a North Korean patrol boat across the sensitive maritime border, Seoul's defence ministry said. It was the first such boundary violation in four months, and came ahead of Friday's opening ceremony of the Asian Games in the…

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    Trusted Housekeeper Accused Of Raping 13-Year-Old Boy

    An Oklahoma woman was arrested for allegedly raping a 13-year-old boy. Robbie Capshew, 31, was a trusted housekeeper. But police and a Cyril, Okla., mother paint a different picture.

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  • Man freed after ramming truck into Las Vegas casino commits suicide

    Ryan Brown, 40, was arrested on suspicion of reckless driving and possession and use of cocaine after driving a pickup through the glass front doors of the Stratosphere Casino on Sept. 10, a Las Vegas police arrest report showed. On Monday, a judge ordered the Indiana man released without…

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  • Police: Officers fatally shoot man near St. Louis

    Officers shot and killed a man after he allegedly pointed a rifle at them in suburban St. Louis, the second fatal police shooting of a black suspect in the region since the August shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. Two officers fired a combined 25 shots Wednesday night after a chase in which…

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  • House GOP Hires New Firm to Sue Obama After the First One Bails

    The law firm that House Republicans hired to file their lawsuit against President Obama lasted less than a month. The House Administration Committee announced on Friday that it had replaced the original firm, BakerHostetler, with a new lead attorney, William Burck. A Republican leadership aide…

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  • Vikings release troubled receiver

    The Minnesota Vikings have released wide receiver Jerome Simpson following his latest run-in with the law, as the NFL grapples with a string of high-profile off-the-field incidents. US media reported on Thursday that Simpson was cited on July 7 by police on charges including marijuana possession.…

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  • Kansas Democrat asks court to require new U.S. Senate candidate

    By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Kan. (Reuters) - A Kansas Democrat has asked the state Supreme Court to order his party to name a new U.S. Senate candidate for the November election after the court ruled the name of a county prosecutor who withdrew must be removed from the ballot. Chad Taylor's…

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