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  • Putin warns Ukraine against implementing EU deal -letter

    By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Moscow will curtail Ukraine's access to vital Russian markets if Kiev implements any part of a trade agreement with the European Union, President Vladimir Putin warned in a letter, toughening his stance on a deal at the center of East-West tensions. In a letter…

    Reuters43 mins ago
  • Russia Condemns U.S. Airstrikes on ISIS and al-Qaeda; Assad Approves

    In the wake of the first American-led airstrikes against Islamic State forces in Syria, we're learning that the operation did not just focus on ISIS installations and its oil trade, but also the al-Nusra Front as well. According to Reuters, strikes against the al Qaeda-linked group in northern…

    The Atlantic Wire
  • 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
  • White tiger kills youth at New Delhi zoo

    A white tiger on Tuesday attacked and killed a youth who apparently jumped into its enclosure at a zoo in the Indian capital. One witness said he raced to the enclosure after hearing screams to see the victim locked in the tiger's jaws, "writhing badly in pain". The head of the zoo told AFP that a…

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    Teen `Sexting` Scandal Prompts Criminal Investigation

    Photos of a Michigan high school student in sexually explicit positions has gone viral and sparked a criminal investigation.

    Tribune
  • 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
  • Clothes taken in search for missing UVa student

    In a second search of the home of the man believed to be the last person seen with a missing University of Virginia student, officials said they took pieces of clothing, but they would not elaborate on the importance of the items Tuesday. The clothing was found Monday at Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr.'s…

    Associated Press
  • Read Hillary Clinton's 1971 letter to Saul Alinsky

    A letter from Hillary Clinton to the late community organizer Saul Alinsky in 1971 was published Sunday by the Washington Free Beacon. In it, Clinton, then a 23-year-old law school graduate living in Berkeley, Calif., informs the Chicago activist that she had “survived law school, slightly bruised,…

    Yahoo News
  • Assad backs efforts to fight terrorism

    Syrian President Bashar Assad said Tuesday he supports any international effort against terrorism, apparently trying to position his government on the side of the U.S.-led coalition conducting airstrikes against the Islamic State group. Damascus said the U.S. Assad's remarks came hours after the…

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  • 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
  • New York man jailed 23 years dies after wrongful conviction case

    By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York man who spent more than two decades in prison for a murder he was later cleared of died shortly after filing a $124 million lawsuit against the city, his lawyer said on Monday. William Lopez was convicted in 1989 of gunning down a suspected drug…

    Reuters
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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    Police: Woman stabbed in shower with butcher knife

    A Taylorsville man is accused of attacking woman with a butcher knife

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  • Jack Ma of Alibaba becomes China's richest person

    The largest stock offer in history has made Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, China's richest person with a fortune of $25 billion, an annual wealth ranking in the world's second largest economy showed Tuesday. "It has been an amazing year for China's best tycoons despite the jitters…

    AFP
  • India's PM ups fashion ante for maiden US visit

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pulling out all the fashion stops for his upcoming visit to the United States, hiring a top Mumbai designer to create outfits that will sell his vision of a newly confident, aspirational India. India's politicians are often mocked by media for their crumpled…

    AFP