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  • AP NEWSBREAK: Actress Anne Meara, mom of Ben Stiller, dies

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress and comedian Anne Meara, whose comic work with husband Jerry Stiller helped launch a 60-year career in film and TV, has died. She was 85.

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  • IS executes 217 in, near Syria's Palmyra in 9 days: monitor

    The Islamic State group has executed at least 217 people, including civilians, in and around the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra in the last nine days, a monitor said Sunday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it had documented the executions of 67 civilians, including children, and 150…

    AFP
  • Officials: $1M spent on medical care for jailed Chicago teen

    CHICAGO (AP) — A talented teenage basketball player unable to post bond on a low-level burglary charge ended up ingesting screws, needles, a 4-inch piece of metal and other objects while behind bars, leading the jail to spend more than $1 million in medical care on him.

    Associated Press
  • IS executes 16 traders on Iraqi road

    The Islamic State group has executed 16 Iraqi traders taking food from the city of Baiji to the government-controlled western city of Haditha, officials said Sunday. "Daesh executed 16 Haditha traders last night," the mayor of the city, Abdelhakim al-Jughaifi, told AFP by phone. "The victims were…

    AFP
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    Reeve Mathew, 10, dies in I-94 crash near Gurnee

    A 10-year-old boy was killed when he was ejected from a car during a crash on I-94 in north suburban Gurnee Saturday morning.

    WLS – Chicago
  • 'This Is Straight Murder': a Troubling Acquittal in Cleveland

    On November 29, 2012, police officers and witnesses heard what appeared to be gunshots coming from a car driving near a police station in Cleveland. Thirteen police officers then fired 137 rounds of ammunition at the vehicle, whose occupants Cleveland police suspected were armed. After the other…

    The Atlantic
  • Syria says Islamic State kills hundreds, including children, in Palmyra

    By Mariam Karouny BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters have killed at least 400 people, including women and children, in Palmyra since capturing the ancient Syrian city four days ago, Syrian state media said on Sunday. It was not immediately possible to verify the account, but it was…

    Reuters
  • 5 Photos That Show Why People Around the World Are Protesting GMO Crops

    More than 400 rallies were held in 48 countries, including the U.S., Burkina Faso, Mexico, and Brazil, in the third annual March Against Monsanto, according to organizers. The agricultural company is the world’s largest producer of genetically engineered seeds and herbicides. GMOs, or genetically…

    Takepart.com
  • Families of 10 killed in California crash get some answers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Myvett proposed to his college sweetheart on bended knee in front of the Louvre museum in Paris. Four months later, the pair died in a fiery head-on collision between a FedEx semi-truck and a bus that killed eight others in California, including five promising high school…

    Associated Press
  • Angry Federer blasts French Open after security scare

    Roger Federer blasted French Open organisers Sunday after a fan breached tight security and raced on to court to grab a 'selfie' with the Swiss great. The 17-time Grand Slam winner had just completed a routine 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 win over Colombia's Alejandro Falla when he was shocked to see a young fan…

    AFP
  • Mathematician John Nash, who inspired 'A Beautiful Mind,' killed in car crash

    (Reuters) - Mathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner whose longtime struggle with mental illness inspired the movie "A Beautiful Mind", was killed in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey, state police said on Sunday. The couple were in a taxi cab when the driver lost control and…

    Reuters
  • Popular Yellowstone and Grand Teton trails closed for now

    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Two of the most heavily used day-hiking routes in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks in northwest Wyoming are closed for the time being because of weather damage and maintenance.

    Associated Press
  • Next-generation plane engines take a LEAP towards delivery

    If there's one key selling point that aerospace giants Airbus and Boeing have both been using in marketing their new aircraft, it is fuel efficiency. It is in fact largely down to French company Safran and GE, whose joint venture CFM International is making the LEAP motors that will power most of…

    AFP
  • Missouri suspect in killing of woman, teen son is dead

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man accused of holding his former girlfriend captive in a crate at their home in western Missouri then fatally shooting her and her teenage son, was shot and killed Saturday, authorities said.

    Associated Press
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    Fleet Week in NYC (52 photos)

    Fleet Week New York, now in its 27th year, is the city’s time-honored celebration of the sea services. The event, which runs through May 26, is an unparalleled opportunity for the citizens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet sailors, Marines and Coast Guard members, as well as to…

    Yahoo News
  • Iraq regains ground from Islamic State; mass deaths reported in Palmyra

    BAGHDAD/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iraqi forces recaptured territory from advancing Islamic State militants near the recently-fallen city of Ramadi on Sunday, while in Syria the government said the Islamists had killed hundreds of people since capturing the town of Palmyra. The fall of Ramadi and Palmyra,…

    Reuters
  • What we know right now about the deadly Amtrak derailment

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nearly two weeks after a deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia killed 8 people and injured more than 200 others, investigators are still trying to piece together what led the train to enter a sharp curve at more than double the 50 mph speed limit.

    Associated Press