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  • Actress Daniele Watts charged with lewd conduct

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Daniele Watts, who suggested she was detained by police because of racial profiling after she was found in a parked car with her boyfriend, was charged Tuesday with lewd conduct.

    Associated Press
  • Three Denver girls reportedly en route to Turkey detained, sent home

    By Aruna Viswanatha and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three teenage girls from Denver who had been missing since last week and were reported to be traveling to Turkey were picked up in Germany and sent back home, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. Voice of America reported earlier this week…

    Reuters36 mins ago
  • Is Obama secretly planning an immigrant amnesty by ordering 34 million work permits and green cards?

    Is the White House quietly preparing to issue an executive order after the November midterm elections that would provide amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants – including work permits and green cards for up to 34 million immigrants?

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Mother of Utah baby found in trash leaves jail

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman accused of abandoning her newborn baby in a trash can was released from jail on Monday, and told reporters as she left that she hadn't known she was pregnant.

    Associated Press
  • Man warns Obama 'don't touch my girlfriend.' How did president handle it?

    An apparently jealous man on Monday warned President Obama to stay away from his fiancée.

    Christian Science Monitor
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    Man arrested after woman asks Wallkill gas station clerk for help

    Police has arrested a man after a woman approached a worker at a gas station in Orange County for help.

    WABC – NY
  • Man, woman stoned to death for adultery in Syria: monitor

    By Rasha Elass BEIRUT (Reuters) - A man and a woman have been stoned to death for adultery in separate executions in jihadist-controlled areas of Syria, a monitoring group reported on Tuesday. The man was executed in Idlib province in an area controlled by Islamist groups including the Nusra Front,…

    Reuters
  • Oscar Pistorius to Serve 10 Months in Prison

    Oscar Pistorius, the South African sprinter known as the Blade Runner, was found guilty of "culpable homicide" last month, for shooting his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in his home on Valentine's Day 2013. On Tuesday, he learned that he has been given a sentence of five years in prison, but he is…

    The Atlantic
  • Doctor gets emotional recounting Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan's final days, efforts to save him

    Dallas doctor Gary Weinstein describes Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital's efforts to care for Thomas Eric Duncan, the country's first Ebola patient. “The team here,” he said, his lip quivering as tears welled up, “worked their tails off trying to save his life.”

    Yahoo News
  • Newborn killer whale, first born since 2012, presumed dead in Washington

    By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - The first calf born in two years to an endangered killer whale population off the coast of the Pacific Northwest has been declared missing and presumed dead just weeks after its birth, experts said on Tuesday. The mother of the baby orca was seen for three…

    Reuters
  • Girl who died at Ohio haunted house attraction had heart condition: official

    By Steve Bittenbender (Reuters) - A teenage girl who died after collapsing at a haunted house attraction in Ohio had a pre-existing heart condition, an official said on Tuesday. Christian Faith Benge, 16, collapsed over the weekend when she visited the Land of Illusion complex with friends and…

    Reuters14 mins ago
  • Arizona jury hears arguments in Arias death penalty trial

    By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Jodi Arias, convicted in a sensational Arizona murder trial last year of killing her ex-boyfriend, returned to court on Tuesday for the re-start of penalty proceedings, with her lawyer describing his client as troubled and the prosecutor calling her heartless.…

    Reuters22 mins ago
  • IS fighters seize weapons cache meant for Kurds

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to supply Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a border town, activists said Tuesday.

    Associated Press
  • Missouri State Senator arrested by Ferguson police

    (Reuters) - A Missouri state senator was arrested on Monday night outside the police department of the embroiled city of Ferguson, authorities said, in another night of protests following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in August. State Senator Jamilah Nasheed was taken into…

    Reuters
  • US man charged with killing Saudi college student

    SAN FERNANDO, California (AP) — A man charged with killing a Saudi Arabian college student stabbed him in order to steal a car the student was selling on Craigslist for more than $30,000, Police Chief Charlie Beck said Thursday.

    Associated Press
  • Palawan in the Philippines named world's top island: CN Traveler

    If you’ve been to Thailand, done Bali and bought the T-shirt in Vietnam, consider Palawan, one of 7,107 islands belonging to the Philippines that’s just been named the world’s top island by readers of CN Traveler magazine.

    AFP Relax News
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  • Head of Iran's chief clerical body dead at 83

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A leading Iranian cleric, Ayatollah Mohammadreza Mahdavi Kani, who headed the country's most influential clerical body charged with choosing or dismissing the nation's supreme leader, has died. He was 83.

    Associated Press