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  • Filing: Teen says mom killed her siblings found in freezer

    DETROIT (AP) — A teenager told authorities that her mother killed two siblings and forced her to put one of the bodies in the freezer of their Detroit home where both were found by an eviction crew.

    Associated Press53 mins ago
  • Russian superhighway could connect London to New York

    Russia has unveiled ambitious plans to build a superhighway that, in theory, could make it possible to drive from London on one end to New York on the other. According to a report by The Siberian Times, the head of Russian Railways is asking the government to seriously consider his project dubbed…

    AFP Relax News
  • Bama: a sight and stench of death after Boko Haram defeat

    The devastation is visible from the air in Bama. On the dusty roads that separate properties in the second-biggest town in Borno state, northeast Nigeria, the sight -- and smell -- is much worse, with evidence of atrocities everywhere.

    AFP
  • Florida teen kills brother, shoots other sibling, then kills himself

    A 13-year-old boy in Florida fatally shot his 6-year-old brother, wounded his 16-year-old brother and then killed himself on Wednesday during an argument over food, authorities said. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office received a call about the shooting at 6:19 p.m. local time in the city of Hudson,…

    Reuters
  • Germanwings pilot ordered jet down to 100 feet, trackers say

    The autopilot on the Germanwings Airbus A320 that crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday was switched to descend to 100 feet, its lowest possible setting, before it began its fatal plunge, according to data from a specialist aviation tracking service. French prosecutors say 28-year-old German…

    Reuters
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    Co-pilot deliberately slams plane in Alps; families ask why

    PARIS (AP) — Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and wordlessly smashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an Alpine mountainside.

    Associated Press
  • Pakistan says it will respond to any threat to Saudi Arabia

    Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's office said on Thursday any threat to Saudi Arabia would "evoke a strong response" from Islamabad. Sharif chaired a "high-level meeting" in which he said Pakistan enjoyed close and brotherly relations with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Cooperation Council…

    Reuters
  • When HIV Infects the Brain

    Just over 30 years ago, an international group of scientists discovered the HIV virus. While much progress has been made since the early days of the epidemic (in terms of awareness, prevention, and treatment), HIV and AIDS remain a leading cause of death worldwide, and rank as the number one cause…

    The Atlantic
  • Ohio mom of decapitated baby faces aggravated murder charge

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A woman accused of decapitating her 3-month-old daughter with a chef's knife was indicted Wednesday on a charge of aggravated murder.

    Associated Press
  • Sacked 'Top Gear' star Clarkson defends attack victim

    The outspoken former presenter of hit car show "Top Gear" Jeremy Clarkson on Thursday defended the co-worker he attacked in a fracas that led to his sacking by Britain's BBC. Clarkson's contract was not renewed after an internal BBC investigation found he physically attacked a "Top Gear" producer,…

    AFP
  • One killed, several injured in Texas highway beam collapse

    At least one person was killed and several others injured when a truck hit a beam on a highway bridge under construction above Interstate 35 in central Texas, causing a collapse that rained debris on vehicles, officials said. The accident took place in Salado, about 50 miles (80 km) north of…

    Reuters
  • Man kills self in Colorado after eating pot candies: coroner

    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A 22-year-old Oklahoma man committed suicide by shooting himself in the head at a Colorado ski resort after witnesses said he ate "a large amount" of marijuana-infused edibles, the local coroner said on Thursday. Luke Gregory Goodman died from a self-inflicted…

    Reuters
  • Russia heads to 'America's backyard' to find salve for sanctions

    Russia took its global charm offensive to Latin America this week, as the Kremlin seeks to counter Western sanctions over its policies in eastern Ukraine and Crimea. Over the past few days, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reassured Cuba of ongoing support, denounced US sanctions against Venezuela,…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Amish boy, 10, dies, two injured when buggy struck in Missouri

    (Reuters) - A 10-year-old Amish boy driving a buggy on a rural northwest Missouri highway died and two children were injured on Thursday when an SUV struck their rig from behind, authorities said. Impaired vision due to the rising sun may have contributed to the collision, which happened on…

    Reuters
  • Saudi Arabia: the Gulf's best-equipped army

    Saudi Arabia has the best equipped armed forces in the Gulf region, while counting on its Western partners to guarantee its security, the International Institute for Strategic Studies says. Some 16,000 personnel are committed to air defences, 2,500 responsible for strategic missiles and 100,000 man…

    AFP
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    Building collapse in New York City's East Village (35 photos)

    A building on fire near New York University collapsed on Thursday, and at least two people were critically injured, firefighters said. Orange flames and black smoke billowed from the facade and roof of the five-story building in Manhattan, near several NYU buildings and the Washington Square Park…

    Yahoo News
  • Knox defense calls conviction grave error

    ROME (AP) — Amanda Knox's defense lawyer urged Italy's highest court on Wednesday to overturn the American's conviction in the 2007 murder of her British roommate, calling it a "grave judicial error."

    Associated Press