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  • Man Pays a Horrific Price for Defending His Girlfriend From a Catcaller

    The issue of catcalling as a form of street harassment has taken a violent turn—and the latest incident is helping the problem of verbal abuse of women receive the attention it deserves.

    Takepart.com
  • Mom charged with trying to kill baby left in drain

    SYDNEY (AP) — A 30-year-old Sydney mother has been charged with trying to kill her newborn son by abandoning him in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said Monday.

    Associated Press57 mins ago
  • Heartwarming airline stunt brings passengers to tears

    In the latest marketing stunt aimed at pulling on people’s heartstrings in advance of the holiday season, Dutch airline KLM brought some flyers to tears recently by enlisting their loved ones to write personal messages that were then left on the headrests.

    AFP Relax News
  • 1 killed, dozens injured in California bus crash

    REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A tour bus ran off a Northern California freeway and overturned Sunday morning, killing one person and injuring 30 — six of them seriously, authorities said.

    Associated Press
  • Kenya says kills militants after bus ambush that killed 28

    By George Obulutsa NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan security forces have pursued and killed more than 100 militants and destroyed their camp in Somalia after the ambush of a Nairobi-bound bus that killed 28 people, Deputy President William Ruto said on Sunday. Somalia's Islamist al Shabaab militants have…

    Reuters
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    Police search for missing Whitehall Township woman

    State police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing Whitehall Township woman who was last seen leaving her job.

    WPVI – Philadelphia
  • Some 30 horses die in stable fire outside Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — More than 30 horses died in a stable fire in suburban Chicago over the weekend, with distraught owners of the animals arriving Sunday to lay flowers at the site, a fire department official said.

    Associated Press
  • Lithuania to supply Ukraine with military aid: Poroshenko

    KIEV (Reuters) - Lithuania is to provide Ukraine with some military aid to help in its fight against pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday. It was not clear, however, if Lithuania was following fellow NATO member the United States in…

    Reuters41 mins ago
  • Man hunting geese in New Jersey accidentally kills himself: police

    (Reuters) - A man hunting geese with his father in New Jersey shot and killed himself in what police said Sunday appeared to be an accident. Police in West Windsor Township, about 40 miles northeast of Philadelphia, said the 45-year-old victim and his father were properly licensed to hunt the…

    Reuters
  • Pressure builds after Pacquiao win for Mayweather

    MACAU (AP) — Manny Pacquiao is done taking the high road, tired of pretending he doesn't care.

    Associated Press
  • A Change in Wording Sparks Huge Controversy in Israel

    Is Israel a "Jewish and democratic" state? Or is it "the national homeland of the Jewish people?" This academic-sounding question sparked a huge controversy on Sunday, when the Israeli cabinet voted to amend the country's Basic Law to refer to the state as "the national homeland of the Jewish…

    The Atlantic
  • 2009 massacre haunts Philippines as trial slows

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Five years after gunmen flagged down a convoy of cars in a southern Philippine province and massacred all 58 occupants, including scores of journalists, the body count continues to rise.

    Associated Press
  • Mother who shot children dies from her injuries

    TABERNACLE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman who authorities say shot all three of her children, killing two of them, before turning the gun on herself died Sunday from her injuries, state police said.

    Associated Press
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    U.S. troops in Afghanistan (24 photos)

    President Barack Obama has quietly approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous plans that had limited the military to counterterrorism missions against al-Qaida after this year, U.S. officials said late Friday. The…

    Yahoo News
  • One Direction, Iggy Azalea shine at 2014 AMAs

    One Direction won three honors at the American Music Awards, including artist of the year over powerhouse acts like Beyonce and Luke Bryan, while breakthrough newcomer Iggy Azalea beat out heavyweights Eminem and Drake in the rap categories.

    Associated Press
  • New York City baby shot as father cleaned illegal weapon, police say

    By Victoria Cavaliere (Reuters) - A nine-month-old baby was shot and severely wounded on Sunday by her father, who told New York City police his gun accidentally discharged while he was cleaning it. Police in Brooklyn responded to a 911 call on Saturday afternoon and found the baby girl with a…

    Reuters
  • Supreme Court case tests limits free speech on Facebook

    Next Monday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case originating near Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, that asks the Justices to decide when violent posts on social media are protected by the First Amendment.

    National Constitution Center