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  • ‘Unbelievable’: City of Cleveland blames 12-year-old Tamir Rice for his own death

    Supporters of the family of Tamir Rice are outraged over the city of Cleveland’s claim that the 12-year-old boy was responsible for his own shooting death.

    Yahoo News
  • Woman raped in Connecticut by man she met on dating app: police

    (Reuters) - A Massachusetts woman was raped in New Haven, Connecticut, on Monday by a man she met through an online dating app, police said. New Haven Police arrested Timothy Turner, of Waterbury, Connecticut, and charged him with crimes including first-degree aggravated sexual assault. It was not…

    Reuters
  • Toronto tunnel mystery solved, say police

    Toronto police said Monday they now know who dug a tunnel near a major sporting venue in the city -- a mystery that has been a source of widespread speculation and conspiracy theories. The tunnel, which also is situated near Toronto's York University, was discovered by a wildlife official walking…

    AFP
  • 4 people killed, 4 others injured in California car crash

    FREEDOM, Calif. (AP) — A head-on crash has left four people dead and four others seriously injured when a car packed with teens collided with a pickup truck in rural Santa Cruz County

    Associated Press
  • N. Korea fires missiles in anger at South-US military drills

    North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea and vowed "merciless" retaliation Monday as the US and South Korea kicked off joint military drills denounced by Pyongyang as recklessly confrontational. The annual exercises always trigger a surge in military tensions and warlike…

    AFP
  • One dead, four hurt in California restaurant brawl shooting

    By Michael Fleeman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - One person was shot dead and four others wounded when gunfire erupted during a brawl in a Southern California restaurant on Monday, and two of those hurt were in custody including one subdued by a security guard at the scene, police said. The brawl at El…

    Reuters
  • Meet 2 New Spider Species: 'Skeletorus' and 'Sparklemuffin'

    Two gorgeous new species of peacock spiders nicknamed "Skeletorus" and"Sparklemuffin" have been discovered in Australia, according to a new report. The two new species were found in southeast Queensland by Madeline Girard, a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley who studies…

    LiveScience.com
  • Blood near the Kremlin: Russia's media fight back

    By Elizabeth Piper MOSCOW (Reuters) - A corpse on a bloodstained bridge, with the Kremlin's red stars glowing behind: the perfect symbolic backdrop, Russian media say, for the West to step up a campaign to vilify President Vladimir Putin. Faced with a wave of revulsion around the world at the…

    Reuters
  • Rap mogul 'Suge' Knight hospitalized for third time

    Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was taken to hospital for the third time in less than a month Monday, as he made his latest appearance in court. "At this time, I don't know if I can proceed," he told LA Superior Court judge James Brandlin at Monday's hearing, which was cut short after Knight said he…

    AFP
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    Photos of the day - March 2, 2015 (28 photos)

    A firefighter tries to stop a blaze in Noordhoek Manor old age home, Cape Town, South Africa, Yahoo Senior Vice President of Americas Sales Lisa Utzschneider, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, Yahoo Finance Chief Ken Goldman and Bruce Aust, Vice Chairman, Nasdaq Vice Chairman Bruce Aust stand…

    Yahoo News
  • How Islamic is Islamic State group? Not very, experts say

    CAIRO (AP) — Three British schoolgirls believed to have gone to Syria to become "jihadi" brides. Three young men charged in New York with plotting to join the Islamic State group and carry out attacks on American soil. A masked, knife-wielding militant from London who is the face of terror in…

    Associated Press
  • Video Exonerates Man Set Up By Louisiana Cops And Prosecutors

    If not for cell phone video, 47-year-old disabled veteran Douglas Dendinger could be going to prison — because of an apparent coordinated effort by Washington Parish, La. cops and prosecutors who falsely accused him of battery and witness intimidation. As New Orleans’ WWL reports, Dendinger’s…

    The Daily Caller
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    Yahoo! celebrates 20th anniversary (35 photos)

    It's been 20 years since two Stanford University electrical engineering students created a small website that would become the tech giant Yahoo! Company founders Jerry Yang and David Filo debuted "Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web" in January 1994. In its first iteration, the…

    Yahoo News
  • The Most Common Sources of Food Poisoning

    A late-night roiling stomach is cause for frenzied reflection. After wondering if you’re getting sick, your thoughts will likely wander to your most recent meal, prompting that anxiety-inducing question: “Was it something I ate?”

    The Atlantic
  • Georgia's sole female death row inmate set to be executed

    The only woman on death row in Georgia is scheduled to be executed on Monday for her husband's 1997 murder, barring last-minute legal action. Kelly Renee Gissendaner, 46, would be the first woman executed by the state in 70 years. Prosecutors said she plotted with her boyfriend, Gregory Owen, to…

    Reuters
  • Boko Haram video shows 2 beheaded men accused of spying

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The latest video from Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremist group shows the bodies of two beheaded men accused of spying, and copies some of the hallmarks of propaganda from the Islamic State group.

    Associated Press
  • Colorado police find remains of teen girl missing since December

    The remains of an 18-year-old girl who vanished in western Colorado late last year have been found and the police are treating the teen's death as suspicious, authorities said. Kelly Mae Myers was reported missing by relatives in the mountain town of Grand Junction who said they last heard from her…

    Reuters
  • Iraq launches major assault to retake Tikrit from IS

    Some 30,000 Iraqi troops and militia backed by aircraft pounded jihadists in and around Tikrit on Monday in the biggest offensive yet to retake one of the Islamic State group's main strongholds. Government forces have battled their way north for months, notching up key victories against IS, but…

    AFP
  • Twist in Obamacare Supreme Court case: Weak plaintiffs

    New revelations about the four plaintiffs fighting the Affordable Care Act may put their case on shaky ground and dramatically shift the course of the case Wednesday, when the Supreme Court will hear both sides present their arguments for the first time.

    Yahoo News