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  • Syria says Washington informed it before strikes

    The Syrian foreign ministry said on Tuesday that the United States informed Damascus' envoy to the United Nations before launching airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria. The ministry issued a brief statement, carried by Syrian state media, saying that "the American side informed…

    Associated Press
  • Kris Jenner files to divorce Bruce Jenner

    Kris Jenner is ending her 22-year year marriage to Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner. The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" matriarch filed for divorce on Monday in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences. The pair's relationship and its troubles have been featured prominently on the…

    Associated Press
  • US, Arab allies launch air strikes on IS jihadists in Syria

    The United States and its Arab allies early Tuesday launched bombing raids against Islamic State militants in Syria, opening up a new front in the battle against the jihadist group after more than a month of US air strikes in Iraq. US media reported five Arab states took part in the air raids as…

    AFP
  • New Jersey hiker killed by black bear : police

    A man hiking in a heavily wooded area of northern New Jersey was killed by a black bear during the weekend, police said on Monday, in what experts called an extremely rare attack. Darsh Patel, 22, of Edison, New Jersey, and four friends encountered the bear on Sunday afternoon in the Apshawa…

    Reuters
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    White House intruder (22 photos)

    A federal prosecutor says that investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition in the White House intruder case, along with a machete and two hatchets. In a federal court proceeding, Assistant U.S. Attorney David Mudd said that the accused intruder

    Yahoo News
  • Woman accused of running granddaughter to death to go on trial

    Joyce Hardin Garrard, 49, stands accused of forcing Savannah Hardin to run non-stop for three hours in February 2012. Hardin died from dehydration and low sodium, a condition common in marathon runners, Etowah County Sheriff's spokeswoman Natalie Barton said. Hardin suffered from unspecified…

    Reuters
  • Indiana man dies trying rim-to-rim hike at Grand Canyon

    By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A 46-year-old Indiana man collapsed and died while trying to hike rim-to-rim with his two brothers at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, a park official said on Monday. Michael Sperry, of Valparaiso, was pronounced dead at the scene about half a mile below…

    Reuters
  • Air strikes in Syria kill, wound tens of Islamic State fighters: monitor

    Tens of Islamic State fighters were killed or wounded in air strikes on the Syrian city of Raqqa and surrounding areas, a group that tracks the war said on Tuesday. "There are tens of wounded and dead," Rami Abdulrahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told Reuters by phone. The…

    Reuters
  • Israeli troops kill Hamas men blamed for slaying teens: army

    Israeli troops on Tuesday killed two Palestinians blamed for abducting and killing three Israeli youths in the occupied West Bank in June, the military said, an incident that spiraled into a seven-week war in Gaza. Israel had spent months searching for Marwan Kawasme and Amar Abu Aysha, militants…

    Reuters
  • Dead or alive? Rumours swirl again over Boko Haram leader

    Fresh claims have emerged in Nigeria that Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, or at least someone impersonating him, may be dead -- and not for the first time Rumours have been flying since last Thursday when the military tweeted that "a seriously wounded high ranking terrorist leader" had been…

    AFP
  • Jihadists kill 40 Iraqi soldiers, capture at least 70

    Jihadists attacked an Iraqi army base west of Baghdad with six suicide bombers, killing 40 soldiers and capturing at least 70 others who fled, a senior army officer said Monday. Four suicide bombers detonated explosives-rigged armoured personnel carriers at the base in Saqlawiyah on Sunday, while…

    AFP
  • Uganda government challenged over carnage in the delivery room

    As she lay bleeding to death in Valente Inziku's arms in a Ugandan government hospital in October 2010, Jennifer Anguko, pregnant with the couple's fourth child, wished her husband well as a single parent. Nearly four years later, her husband is still waiting for the government of Uganda -- where…

    AFP
  • Lois Lerner Compares Herself To Jeffrey Dahmer

    Lois Lerner says she is no Jeffery Dahmer. The former Internal Revenue Service official referenced the infamous cannibalistic serial killer as she broke her silence for the first time about last year’s IRS scandal. Lerner told the website Politico that she has been the recipient of threats and hate…

    The Daily Caller
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    19-Year-Old Student Dies After Fraternity Party

    Prosecutors say a Rutgers University student has died after she "became distressed" while attending a small gathering at a fraternity house. A preliminary investigation determined the death of 19-year-old Caitlyn Kovacs may be alcohol related.

    Tribune
  • Pennsylvania police ambush suspect believed hiding in remote woods

    By Joe McDonald BLOOMING GROVE Pa. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett said on Monday that police believed the survivalist suspected of killing a state trooper and wounding another was still hiding in a remote part of the Pocono Mountains, as an intensive manhunt entered its 11th day.…

    Reuters
  • Warnings of drugs, domestic violence in Florida mass murder

    By Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - Florida authorities were warned repeatedly about problems in the home of a 51-year-old felon who shot his daughter and her six children before killing himself last week, according to records released on Monday by the state child welfare agency. At the time of…

    Reuters
  • Missing Afghan soldiers found trying to cross U.S.-Canada border: official

    Three Afghan National Army soldiers who did not return to a training exercise at U.S. The men presented themselves at a border crossing near Niagara Falls, New York, said David Procopio, a spokesman with the Massachusetts State Police. "We were notified this morning by federal law enforcement that…

    Reuters