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  • US admiral says China 'creating a great wall of sand' in sea

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — China is "creating a great wall of sand" through land reclamation in the South China Sea, causing serious concerns about its territorial intentions, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said Tuesday.

    Associated Press28 mins ago
  • Mother charged with murdering toddler son in NYC bathroom

    (Reuters) - A mother was charged with murder after she locked herself in the bathroom of a New York City restaurant on Monday with her one-year-old son, who was later pronounced dead, police said. Latisha Fisher, 35, entered the bathroom with her child, Gavriel Ortiz-Fisher, at 5 Boro Burger in…

    Reuters
  • Missing U.C. Berkeley student was killed in weekend car accident

    A University of California, Berkeley student reported missing over the weekend after a fraternity party at another campus was identified on Monday as the person struck and killed by a car in Los Angeles early on Saturday, police said on Monday. Eloi Vasquez, a 19-year old freshman on the men's…

    Reuters
  • Buhari extends lead in tight Nigerian election

    By Tim Cocks and Alexis Akwagyiram ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian opposition contender Muhammadu Buhari built a lead of over 2.5 million votes with only six states uncounted on Monday, raising the prospect of a stunning ballot box victory for a man who first came to power three decades ago via a…

    Reuters
  • New movies and TV shows you can stream on Netflix this week (Mar. 29 – Apr. 4)

    It’s that time of the week again, and BGR is bringing you a roundup of the best new Netflix movies and shows for your streaming pleasure. A lot of your time is wasted by looking around Netflix for something you haven’t seen yet, so this update will save you some precious ticks on the clock. DON’T…

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  • New Hampshire authorities: Mother killed daughters, self

    BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — A 34-year-old woman shot and killed her two young daughters at their New Hampshire home before killing herself, authorities said Monday.

    Associated Press
  • Where Retirees Want to Live Now

    According to a recent study sponsored by Merrill Lynch, by age 61, most people finally feel free to live where they want to live, rather than live where they have to live because they need to commute to work or have family obligations. According to a U.S. Census Bureau update released last week,…

    U.S.News & World Report
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    Woman Killed After Driver Following GPS Drives Off Demolished Bridge

    Authorities say a driver, who was apparently following GPS navigation, drove off the ramp of a demolished bridge in Indiana, killing his wife.

    WGN - Chicago
  • First China air force drills in 'far offshore' Pacific

    China's air force has carried out its first ever military drill over the western Pacific Ocean, state media said, highlighting Beijing's growing military reach. Several aircraft from China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Monday flew over the ocean via the Bashi Channel, which runs between…

    AFP
  • Suspect in Ohio fireworks store blaze that killed 9 dies

    IRONTON, Ohio (AP) — A brain-damaged man accused of starting a 1996 fire at an Ohio fireworks store that killed nine people has died at a mental health facility.

    Associated Press
  • Aaron Hernandez Fiancee Cites Infidelity, Says She Dumped Box Prosecutors Believe May Have Held Murder Weapon

    Aaron Hernandez told his fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, to "remove a box" from the basement of the home they shared near the murder scene, Jenkins told a jury today.

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    Alleged rape victim dies in house fire

    Prosecutors say three people -- an alleged fourth-grade rape victim and her two grandparents -- were killed in an Ohio house fire. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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  • U.S. Supreme Court rejects Obamacare 'death panel' challenge

    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a new challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law that took aim at a bureaucratic board labeled by some Republicans as a "death panel" because it was designed to cut Medicare costs. The high court…

    Reuters
  • Student loan recipients go on repayment strike, face default

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sarah Dieffenbacher is on a debt strike. She's refusing to make payments on the more than $100,000 in federal and private loans she says she owes for studies at a for-profit college that she now considers so worthless she doesn't include it on her resume.

    Associated Press
  • Russia, Iran, Syria share same vision: Assad

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says he shares the same goals as Iran and Russia when it comes to the brutal war tearing apart his country. "Syria and Iran and Russia see eye to eye regarding this conflict," Assad added.

    AFP
  • If you don’t like Apple’s new MacBook, Steve Jobs has a message for you

    Though Apple’s recently unveiled 12-inch Retina MacBook has largely elicited positive feedback, not everyone has good things to say about the most recent addition to Apple’s notebook line. Given some of the compromises Apple made in order to get the device so incredibly thin, some of the complaints…

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  • China closes 66 'illegal' golf courses

    China's Communist rulers have turned against the exclusive sport of golf with the government saying nearly 70 "illegal" courses have been closed, seemingly enforcing a decade-old ban for the first time. The announcement by the ministry of land and resources comes amid a high-profile anti-graft…

    AFP29 mins ago
  • Man charged in death of toddler found in backpack in creek

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man suspected in the death of a 1-year-old Maryland boy found inside a backpack in a central Ohio creek was charged with murder Monday after the toddler's mother agreed to cooperate with prosecutors.

    Associated Press