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  • Man Who Killed Neighbor Over Tree-Trimming Feud Has No Regrets

    Michael Vilkin Said He Was Acting in Self-Defense When He Shot His Neighbor John Upton

    ABC News
  • Taiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dad

    XIXI, Taiwan (AP) — The 10 survivors of Taiwan's worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby home.

    Associated Press
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  • Israel rejects Kerry Gaza ceasefire proposal: Israeli TV

    Israel on Friday rejected a Gaza ceasefire proposal presented by US Secretary of State John Kerry, Israeli public television said. "The security cabinet has unanimously rejected the ceasefire proposal of Kerry, as it stands," Channel 1 said, adding ministers would keep discussing it. Israeli media…

    AFP
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    Mother Drowns After Rescuing Three Boys

    A suburban Chicago mother died Tuesday after saving three boys, including her 9-year-old son, from drowning.

    WGN - Chicago
  • Top Obama Aide Concerned by Impeachment Threats

    Dan Pfeiffer, a top aide to President Obama, said that the White House is taking the threat of a possible impeachment attempt by Republicans seriously.  “I think a lot of people in this town laugh that off,” Pfeiffer told reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast. “I would not discount…

    The Atlantic Wire
  • Israel kills senior Gaza militant, mulls next move

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli aircraft struck 30 houses in the Gaza Strip early Friday, killing a leader of the militant Islamic Jihad group and two of his sons, as Israel's Security Cabinet was to decide whether to expand its operation or consider ideas for a cease-fire.

    Associated Press
  • TYKE BECOMES A TERROR WHEN MOM TAKES BACK HER CELLPHONE

    DEAR ABBY: When my friend "Fran" and I get together with our kids, they often play games on her cellphone until the battery dies. If she tries to take the phone from her 6-year-old to make a call or recharge the phone, he starts yelling at her, pushes her, pulls her skirt and hits her. Her reaction…

    Dear Abby
  • Arizona inmate takes nearly two hours to die in botched execution

    By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona inmate took almost two hours to die by lethal injection on Wednesday and his lawyers said he "gasped and snorted" before succumbing in the latest botched execution to raise questions about the death penalty in the United States. The execution of…

    Reuters
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  • Russia firing artillery on Ukraine troops: US

    The United States on Thursday said it had evidence Russian forces were firing artillery from inside Russia on Ukrainian troops, in what officials called a "clear escalation" of the conflict. Moscow is also planning to "deliver heavier and more powerful multiple rocket launchers" to the pro-Russian…

    AFP
  • Mother, daughter die of burns from Philadelphia food truck blast

    By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A mother and daughter have died from burns they suffered when a propane tank exploded in the family's food truck in Philadelphia earlier this month, authorities said on Thursday. Jaylin Landaverry Galdamez, 17, and her mother, Olga Galdamez, 42, each were…

    Reuters
  • California man says he shot fleeing intruder who said she was pregnant

    Police have released few details about the Tuesday night shooting in the middle-class Bixby Knolls neighborhood of Long Beach, south of Los Angeles. Tom Greer, 80, told Los Angeles television station KNBC that he is the Bixby Knolls resident who shot the woman, striking her twice in the back just…

    Reuters
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    Two men charged in Chapel Hill beating death of UNC professor

    Police say they have charged two men after a robbery and beating victim has died

    WTVD – Raleigh/Durham
  • Chicago teen charged in murder of 11-year-old girl at pajama party

    A Chicago teen was arrested and charged with the murder of an 11-year-old girl who was hit by a stray bullet at a sleepover last Friday, the state attorney's office said on Thursday. Tevin Lee, 18, has been charged with murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm and will appear in bond court on…

    Reuters
  • Nigeria fears as man falls ill with Ebola-like symptoms

    A Liberian man has been hospitalised in Lagos with Ebola-like symptoms, but it is not yet clear if he is infected with the killer virus, Nigerian officials said Thursday. The 40-year-old Monrovia resident arrived in Nigeria's mega-city on Sunday and was admitted to hospital on Tuesday suffering…

    AFP
  • 5 Questions That Will Not Get You Hired

    The wrong questions can tank even the best interview. Here are five questions you should never ask in a job interview.

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  • Suspect in 1992 slaying of Illinois teen arrested in California

    An elderly California man, long suspected in the unsolved killing of a Chicago-area youth 22 years ago, has been arrested in Los Angeles on a murder warrant from Illinois prosecutors, a spokeswoman for the Cook County state's attorney said on Thursday. Robert Serritella, 71, is wanted in the…

    Reuters
  • Pope meets Sudanese woman sentenced to death

    ROME (AP) — Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant daughter born just weeks ago in prison.

    Associated Press
  • Father charged after dresser deaths of toddlers

    ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) — The father of two toddlers who died after a dresser fell on them was charged with involuntary manslaughter because he heard a crash coming from another room and didn't immediately check to see if his daughters were OK, a prosecutor said Thursday.

    Associated Press
  • Iowa man convicted of killing pregnant wife

    DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A former volunteer firefighter who hoped for a career in law enforcement was convicted Thursday of killing his pregnant wife, as jurors in his third trial rejected his claims that an unknown intruder shot her.

    Associated Press
  • China's aircraft carrier puts naval ambitions on show

    At a northern quayside China's first aircraft carrier dwarfs nearby vessels, its take-off ramp rising higher than the top deck of the cruise ship at the next berth, symbolising the country's naval ambitions. Dalian, where the Liaoning was refitted and undergoes regular maintenance, looks out over…

    AFP
  • Two children killed, three people injured in Philadelphia carjacking

    (Reuters) - Two children were killed and three people were critically injured on Friday when a hijacked vehicle went out of control at a North Philadelphia intersection and struck people standing on a sidewalk, police said. The crash occurred about 11:15 a.m. EDT after two men took a white sports…

    Reuters
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