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  • British grandmother prepares for execution in Indonesia

    A British grandmother on death row in Indonesia is writing goodbye letters to her family and believes she could be executed at any time, she wrote in an article on Sunday. Lindsay Sandiford, 58, said she was expecting to die shortly, after seven foreign drug convicts were executed last week,…

    AFP
  • Vonn says relationship with Woods is over

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn are no longer a power couple in American sports.

    Associated Press
  • With rescue near, Boko Haram stoned Nigerian girls to death

    YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Even with the crackle of gunfire signaling rescuers were near, the horrors did not end: Boko Haram fighters stoned captives to death, some girls and women were crushed by an armored car and three died when a land mine exploded as they walked to freedom.

    Associated Press
  • ‘It Was Never a Dress’ Ingeniously Updates Women’s Room Symbol

    Flipping the dress idea on its head, an Arizona tech company, Axosoft, debuted its newly designed bathroom symbol at Arizona’s Girls in Tech Conference this week. Girls and women interested in science, technology, engineering, and math are an underrepresented minority, with women making up less…

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  • Philippine rebels kill most wanted Islamist militant in south

    The Philippines' most wanted Islamist militant, who escaped after a raid in January that killed 44 police commandos, was killed on Sunday in firefight with Muslim rebels, officials said. Protracted police operations to arrest three Islamist high-value targets had become the biggest political crisis…

    Reuters
  • Baltimore cops charged in Freddie Gray death: What do police think?

    The police officer had just shot and killed an unarmed minority suspect who had been trying to flee. Officer Grant Morrison walks away from the scene of the shooting, his head in his hand, reaches the side of his colleague's cruiser, and collapses, sobbing uncontrollably. The actions of a Billings,…

    Christian Science Monitor
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    NYPD officer shooting (9 photos)

    A man accused of shooting a New York City police officer in the head will be arraigned Sunday on charges including two counts of attempted murder of a police officer, officials said.Demetrius Blackwell was arrested Saturday night in the shooting of Officer Brian Moore, who remained hospitalized in…

    Yahoo News
  • Husband of Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg dies suddenly

    David Goldberg, the husband of Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, has died suddenly, his brother said Saturday. Robert Goldberg said his brother, the chief executive of online polling firm SurveyMonkey, had died late Friday. "It's with incredible shock and sadness that I'm letting…

    AFP
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. cruises to 1st Talladega win since 2004

    TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — At a track that has always been good to his family, in front of an adoring crowd that so clearly favors him over everyone else in the field, Dale Earnhardt Jr. cruised to an emotional first win of the season.

    Associated Press
  • William and Kate eschew crowns for life with nappies

    The eyes of the world have again turned on Queen Elizabeth's grandson and his wife, officially known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, with the birth of their second child, a girl. Millions of people across the world tuned in to watch their sumptuous wedding in 2011 while the birth of Prince…

    Reuters
  • For a Day, ‘Dad Bods’ Made Us Obsess Over Men’s Bodies Like We Do Women’s

    Victoria’s Secret even went so far as to propose the “perfect body,” which it retracted after protests. The phrase has long circulated on college campuses, but Clemson University sophomore Mackenzie Pearson took it mainstream when she wrote in a recent essay for The Odyssey: “The dad bod is a nice…

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  • Jury Deliberating in Third Trial of Millionaire Accused of Killing Wife

    An upstate New York father of four who has been tried twice before for the 2001 killing of his wife is facing a jury for the third time.

    ABC News
  • Magnitude 3.8 earthquake shakes Los Angeles area

    A small quake rattled a community just outside of Los Angeles early Sunday morning, shaking buildings and waking residents. According to the United States Geological Survey, at just after 4 a.m. local time, a magnitude 3.8 earthquake struck the View Park-Windsor Hills area, with an epicenter…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Shadow of Saddam lives on in Iraq

    Dozens of Iraqis crowding a Baghdad street fought to glimpse the red-haired man in a glass coffin, hoping to witness the end of a long-feared member of Saddam Hussein's regime. The furore over the dead man -- who might be Saddam's deputy Izzat al-Duri, though his identity has still not been…

    AFP
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    Nebraska Baby Born After Mother`s Fatal Stroke

    Doctors in Nebraska delivered a baby boy via cesarean section after his mother suffered a fatal stroke. Nicole Goodrich reports on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

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  • NYPD officer 'fighting for his life'; suspect denied bail

    NEW YORK (AP) — A man who officials say boasted of being a street "hellraiser" and who served prison time for attempted murder was arraigned on charges that he shot a New York City police officer in the head.

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  • Ukrainian soldier and civilian killed in intensifying clashes

    A Ukrainian soldier and a civilian were killed in the past 24 hours in Ukraine's separatist-held east amid a marked increase in fighting despite a fragile ceasefire, authorities said Sunday. "A Ukrainian soldier was killed and six others wounded over the last 24 hours," Ukraine military spokesman…

    AFP