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  • Video 'shows cabin chaos' in seconds before Alps crash: reports

    A video purportedly showing the final seconds inside the cabin of the ill-fated Germanwings airliner moments before it crashed has emerged, two European media said, although French police denied the claims to CNN. One sequence reportedly shows a chaotic scene with passengers screaming "My God".…

    AFP
  • Adoptee from South Korea faces deportation from US

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than three decades ago, a three-year-old South Korean boy and his sister flew to the U.S. to become the adopted children of American citizens, but their life together didn't last long.

    Associated Press
  • Nigeria's Buhari praises Jonathan for peaceful handover

    By Alexis Akwagyiram ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian election winner Muhammadu Buhari congratulated outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan for peacefully relinquishing power on Wednesday, a day after becoming the first politician in Nigeria's history to unseat a sitting leader at the ballot box.…

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  • Chris Rock Keeps Taking Photos of Cops Stopping Him

    Some of Chris Rock's best comedic routines have been about how police officers interact with black men. Like the best comedians, Rock speaks from personal experience. It's not the first time Rock's been stopped by police and taken photos of those encounters. In total, Monday marked the third time…

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  • Anne Frank died earlier than thought, new study says

    Jewish teenager Anne Frank died in a Nazi concentration camp at least a month earlier than her official date of death, a new study said on Tuesday. "New research... has shed fresh light on the last days of Anne Frank and her sister Margot," the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam said on Tuesday, until…

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  • Israel expects hundreds of civilian casualties in next war with Hezbollah

    By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel could suffer hundreds of civilian dead and damage to its vital infrastructure from Hezbollah rockets if it fights another war with the Iranian-backed Lebanese guerrilla group, according to Israeli military assessments. The scenario, published by Israeli…

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  • Video shows last seconds of Germanwings flight before crash: Bild

    A video showing the chaotic final seconds on board the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps last week has been discovered near the site, Germany's Bild daily reported on Wednesday, saying it had seen the footage. The video was found on a mobile phone belonging to one of the passengers…

    Reuters
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    2 dead in Downtown Fresno medical office shooting

    Fresno Police have confirmed that a man and woman are dead after a domestic incident at a medical office near Mariposa and S Street in Downtown Fresno. The shooter was an estranged boyfriend or husband of the female victim.

    KFSN – Fresno
  • Andrew Getty, J. Paul Getty's Grandson, Found Dead in Los Angeles Home

    Andrew Getty, the 47-year-old grandson of J. Paul Getty and an heir to the family's oil fortune, died Tuesday at his Los Angeles home, his parents confirmed.

    ABC News
  • American farmer among the winners in sanctions-hit Russia

    MOSCOW (AP) — Kansas-born farmer Justus Walker is prospering in Russia — one year after the U.S. and European Union began imposing sanctions against his adopted country over its aggression in Ukraine.

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  • Hamster decapitation video prompts Mississippi university student to leave school

    By Therese Apel JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) - The family of a University of Mississippi student withdrew him from the school on Tuesday after a video appearing to show him biting the head off a hamster while on spring break this month was posted online. Brady Eaves, 18, appears in the video to snap…

    Reuters
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    Escaped prisoner, Wossen Assaye, is captured in Washington, DC (12 photos)

    Police say a prisoner who escaped custody at a northern Virginia hospital with a guard's gun has been captured in Washington. Fairfax County police tweeted just before noon Tuesday that the escaped prisoner was in the custody of Metropolitan Police. Police say one shot was fired early Tuesday…

    Yahoo News
  • Iraq forces hunt diehard jihadists after Tikrit victory claim

    Iraqi forces on Wednesday picked through the rubble-strewn streets of Tikrit after storming to the city centre, searching for diehard jihadist fighters and avoiding the booby traps they left behind. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi claimed the city was liberated but the US-led coalition that has been…

    AFP
  • Girlfriend charged with murder in off-duty officer's death

    MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — The girlfriend of an off-duty police officer has been charged with shooting him to death inside his home after she originally contended it happened accidentally when she removed a gun from their dog's mouth, authorities said.

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  • Parents of dead student sue Clemson University, fraternity

    By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - The parents of a 19-year-old Clemson University student who died last year after falling from a highway bridge during a pre-dawn fraternity run sued the university, the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and three of its members for $50 million on Monday.…

    Reuters
  • Colorado teen found in suitcase suffered drug overdose: coroner

    By Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - A teenage Colorado girl whose remains were found dumped in a suitcase in a remote park area last month died from a drug overdose, the local coroner's office said on Tuesday. Kelly Mae Myers, 18, was reported missing in the mountain town of Grand Junction in…

    Reuters
  • Mom who blamed baby's death on toddler daughter gets prison

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An Alabama woman who blamed the death of her infant son on her toddler daughter has been sentenced in Pennsylvania to 15 to 30 years in prison.

    Associated Press