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  • Anguished families say goodbye before Indonesia executions

    The families of two Australian convicts facing execution in Indonesia paid an anguished final visit to their loved ones Tuesday, wailing in grief as ambulances carrying empty white coffins arrived at their prison. The family members of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, ringleaders of the so-called…

    AFP
  • Woman convicted of murder after young daughter disappeared

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona mother was convicted of first-degree murder and child abuse Monday in the death of her 5-year-old daughter, who prosecutors said was beaten, neglected and confined to a closet before being dumped in a trash bin in 2011.

    Associated Press
  • Second Navy SEAL dies after Virginia pool training accident

    (Reuters) - A second U.S. Navy SEAL has died after a mishap while training in a swimming pool at a Virginia military base, according to media reports on Monday. Both members of the Navy's elite sea, air, and land teams were working out in the pool at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story…

    Reuters
  • U.S. top court throws out Obamacare contraception ruling

    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived religious objections by Catholic groups in Michigan and Tennessee to the Obamacare requirement for contraception coverage, throwing out a lower court decision favoring President Barack Obama's administration. The…

    Reuters
  • California teen confesses to fatally stabbing 9-year-old boy

    DISCOVERY BAY, Calif. (AP) — A newspaper says a Northern California teenager has confessed to stabbing to death a 9-year-old boy.

    Associated Press
  • Auschwitz commander's barber, Jozef Paczynski, dies at 95

    Former Auschwitz prisoner Jozef Paczynski, who was barber to the Nazi German death camp's infamous commander Rudolf Hoess, has died at the age of 95, local media said Monday. The retired engineering teacher died Sunday in the southern city of Krakow, according to the Polish press agency PAP.…

    AFP
  • Pop star Mariah Carey makes grand entrance for Vegas show

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mariah Carey wanted Las Vegas to know there's a new girl in town.

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  • San Francisco Uber user robbed, beaten by driver: police

    By Emmett Berg SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A man who requested a late-night ride from the ridesharing service Uber in San Francisco over the weekend was robbed by a driver, who refused to let him leave, then chased and assaulted him before taking his cell phone and debit card, police said. "This man…

    Reuters
  • More bad news for Brian Williams: NBC probe shows he 'embellished' stories

    Former NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams is half-way through his six-month suspension for inflating stories he told about his reporting. The brutal leaks were designed to send the message to Brian Williams and his superlawyer, Robert Barnett: ‘You’re dead.

    Christian Science Monitor
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    Shooting at North Thurston High School in Lacey, Washington (14 photos)

    A teacher is being hailed as a hero after tackling a student who fired two shots into the air at a Washington state high school. Police say no one was injured after a 16-year-old shot toward the ceiling in the school commons before classes began Monday at North Thurston High School in Lacey,…

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  • Boston bomber obsessed with Islam, mother-in-law says

    The American mother-in-law of the deceased mastermind of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings described Monday a man obsessed with Islam and politics who insisted she read the Koran. Nurse Judith Russell, whose daughter Katherine converted to Islam after meeting Tamerlan Tsarnaev, told a court in the…

    AFP
  • Zuma hits back at other African states over anti-immigrant violence

    President Jacob Zuma on Monday hit out at other African countries after South Africa faced a backlash over the wave of anti-foreigner attacks in the country. While Zuma condemned the violence, saying immigrants contributed to the South African economy, he also questioned why so many had flocked to…

    AFP
  • Texas inmate asks US Supreme Court to block execution

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Houston-area slaying landed Robert Pruett in prison with a 99-year sentence.

    Associated Press
  • Boko Haram a bogus religious group, says incoming Nigerian president

    Nigeria's president-elect Muhammadu Buhari on Monday denounced Boko Haram's claim to be a religious group, slamming its attacks on civilians and vowing a hard line against the Islamist militants. "The fraud called Boko Haram can be defeated by denying it a recruitment base. Buhari, 72, won…

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    Strong earthquake and aftershocks shake Nepal (136 photos)

    Sleeping in the streets and shell-shocked, Nepalese cremated the dead and dug through rubble for the missing Sunday, a day after a massive Himalayan earthquake killed more than 2,200 people. Aftershocks tormented them, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu residents running into the…

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  • Nine await execution in Indonesia, as foreign hopes for reprieve fade

    By Kanupriya Kapoor CILACAP, Indonesia (Reuters) - Nine drug traffickers met their families for what could be the final time at an Indonesian maximum security prison on Tuesday, after Jakarta rejected international pleas for clemency and ordered their executions to proceed, possibly within hours.…

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  • 10 fascinating facts about President Ulysses Grant

    Today marks the 193rd birthday of Ulysses Grant, who played a unique role in American history. Here is a look at a military leader who later become president in one of the nation’s most troubled decades.

    National Constitution Center
  • Officials: US woman dies at Dominican plastic surgery clinic

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Dominican authorities have shut down a plastic surgery clinic as they investigate the death of a U.S. woman who traveled to the Caribbean country to undergo a liposuction procedure, officials said Sunday.

    Associated Press