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  • India 'raped' girls found hanging killed selves: investigators

    Two girls found hanging earlier this year in northern India committed suicide and were not gang-raped and murdered as previously thought, federal investigators said Thursday.

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    Video: Cop shot boy seconds after encountering him

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun fired within 1½ to 2 seconds of pulling up in his cruiser, police said Wednesday. During those few moments, he ordered the youngster three times to put up his hands, they said.

    Associated Press
  • Hiker took cell phone photos of bear before fatal New Jersey mauling

    (Reuters) - A hiker who was mauled to death by a black bear in September took photos of the lumbering animal just before the fatal attack in a heavily wooded area of northern New Jersey, police said Wednesday. Authorities in West Milford have released the photos taken from the cell phone of Darsh…

    Reuters
  • Evangelicals with gay children challenging church

    Rob and Linda Robertson did what they believed was expected of them as good Christians.

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  • Tensions flare between Senate Democrats, White House

    By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Criticism of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law by a top Senate Democrat this week laid bare post-election tensions that could pose challenges for the party in upcoming fights with Republicans over taxes, energy and immigration. In a…

    Reuters
  • Vladimir Putin's Tiger Causes Mayhem in China

    Russia and China have had a rocky relationship over the years, enduring their fair share of border disputes, wars, and diplomatic splits. The relationship has improved greatly in recent years, but can it survive a murderous, border-violating tiger?

    The Atlantic
  • Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when Officer Darren Wilson "finished him off." Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy or admitted that they did not see…

    Associated Press
  • E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times carcinogens: Japan research

    E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times the level of cancer-causing agents in regular tobacco, Japanese scientists said Thursday, the latest blow to an invention once heralded as less harmful than smoking.

    AFP
  • Amsterdam warns of dangerous drugs after 3 deaths

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Health authorities in Amsterdam are warning of dangerous drugs being sold to tourists after three British men died in the past month after snorting heroin they may have believed was cocaine.

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    Uncle sought in murder of pregnant Queens mom, unborn baby

    A pregnant 27-year-old woman was shot to death outside her home near Horace Harding Expressway early Wednesday morning, and despite doctors best efforts to save the child, the baby girl passed away at the hospital.

    WABC – NY
  • Saudis block OPEC output cut, sending oil price plunging

    By Alex Lawler, David Sheppard and Rania El Gamal VIENNA (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia blocked calls on Thursday from poorer members of the OPEC oil exporter group for production cuts to arrest a slide in global prices, sending benchmark crude plunging to a fresh four-year low. Brent oil fell more than…

    Reuters
  • Death penalty sought for Nigerian child bride

    KANO, Nigeria (AP) — The father of a 14-year-old child bride accused of murdering her husband said Thursday he was appealing to a Nigerian court to spare his daughter the death sentence.

    Associated Press
  • Why US is mum on special ops raid that rescued hostages in Yemen

    There are two good reasons the cover-of-night, US-led commando raid that rescued eight Al Qaeda hostages in Yemen Tuesday received none of the fanfare and public back-slapping of previous successful counterterror operations.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Missing woman found dead, stepfather charged

    EASTON, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania man was charged Wednesday with fatally shooting his stepdaughter and burying the 33-year-old woman in his yard.

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  • North Korea reveals senior rank of Kim Jong Un's little sister

    North Korea revealed on Thursday that Kim Jong-Un's younger sister holds the title of a senior party official, confirming her rise through the ranks as a potential key aide to the young leader. Kim Yo-Jong, believed to be 26, made her first public appearance during the funeral of her father and…

    AFP
  • Putin's tiger ravages goat farm in northeast China

    BEIJING (AP) — Ustin, a rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin, is behaving badly in his new home in northeastern China.

    Associated Press
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  • FBI arrests man in Texas suspected of being gang hit man

    By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - The FBI arrested a 36-year-old San Antonio man on Wednesday accused of being a mob hit man who is suspected in at least three murders and believed to have given the order to have a Texas police officer killed, the FBI said. Ruben Reyes is accused of fatally…

    Reuters