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  • Mexican governor confirms 3 US siblings found dead

    MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Three U.S. citizens missing for more than two weeks have been found shot to death in Mexico near the border city of Matamoros, and authorities are questioning a local police unit about possible involvement, the attorney general in northern Tamaulipas state said Thursday.

    Associated Press
  • Couple sent to trial in son's starvation death

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A couple charged in the starvation death of their 9-year-old son were ordered Thursday to stand trial on charges of criminal homicide after a hearing in which a police detective described discovering the child's decomposing body.

    Associated Press
  • Trooper ambush suspect in court after long manhunt

    MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — Onlookers shouted "Are you sorry?" and "Why did you do it?" at the suspect in a fatal ambush on a Pennsylvania state police barracks as troopers led him from his first court appearance Friday following a grueling seven-week manhunt.

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  • New Jersey man whose son, 4, fatally shot neighbor, pleads guilty

    (Reuters) - A New Jersey father whose 4-year-old son shot and killed a 6-year-old neighbor pleaded guilty on Thursday to endangering the welfare of children by keeping unsecured firearms, authorities said. Anthony Senatore, 35, of Toms River will be sentenced to three years in prison as part of a…

    Reuters
  • Syria's Alawites pay heavy price as they bury sons

    DWEIR SHEIKH SAAD, Syria (AP) — The posters of slain Syrian soldiers, put up by families to commemorate their sons killed in the fight against rebels, are plastered on walls throughout the coastal province of Tartous, forming impromptu murals of death that illustrate the price supporters of…

    Associated Press
  • Ukraine rebel vote drives further wedge between Russia and West

    Pro-Russian separatists controlling swathes of east Ukraine are set to hold leadership polls on Sunday that Moscow has backed despite condemnation from Kiev and the West. While insurgent leaders hope the first elections in their "republics" will show they have popular support, Ukraine and the West…

    AFP
  • Ebola victim's fiancée struggles to rebuild life

    DALLAS (AP) — The fiancée of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan is struggling to recover after losing her future husband along with most of her personal belongings, and she says she is effectively homeless due to the lingering stigma of the virus.

    Associated Press
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    Mother and children targeted outside a Fresno Walmart

    Police say it was a stunning robbery in which the suspect targeted the most vulnerable victim, a mother with two young children.

    KFSN – Fresno
  • Iraq's top Shi'ite calls on Baghdad to help Sunni tribes after killings

    By Raheem Salman BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's most senior Shi'ite cleric called on the government on Friday to rush to the aid of Sunni tribes battling Islamic State, after the militant group executed at least 220 tribesmen west of Baghdad this week. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani's comments show how…

    Reuters
  • Sen. Landrieu's remarks on race anger Republicans

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Republicans are calling on Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu to apologize after she suggested Thursday that President Barack Obama's deep unpopularity in the South is partly tied to race.

    Associated Press
  • US commando who killed Bin Laden to reveal identity

    The US Navy Seal commando who fired the shots which killed Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden is to reveal his identity in a Fox News television documentary next month, the network announced Wednesday. "The Man Who Killed Osama Bin Laden" will air in two segments November 11-12, with the commando…

    AFP
  • Wait for daughter's body ends on her 17th birthday

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hwang In-yeol and his wife waited seven years to have a child, and then she was born on Oct. 29, 1997. After a ferry disaster in April that killed her and 303 others, the couple waited again for nearly seven months to see Ji-hyeon's body. The vigil ended Wednesday when…

    Associated Press
  • Pennsylvania boy who disappeared with father on sailboat found in South Pacific

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - A 9-year-old boy reported missing after he disappeared with his father aboard a sailboat in Washington state has been located on an island in the South Pacific and will be reunited with his mother, the FBI said on Thursday. His father, Jeffrey Ford Hanson, 46, has been charged…

    Reuters
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    Conservative activist releases hidden-camera video appearing to show bad voting advice

    James O'Keefe is at it again with a hidden-camera video calling into question the integrity of North Carolina elections for the second time in as many years.

    WTVD – Raleigh/Durham
  • House Republicans Can't Find Anyone to Sue the President

    It's not so easy, it turns out, for Congress to sue the president.

    The Atlantic
  • Europe won't recognize vote in eastern Ukraine, Merkel tells Putin

    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone that Sunday's planned elections in eastern Ukraine were illegitimate and would not be recognized by European leaders, a Berlin government spokesman said on Friday. Merkel and Putin held a joint…

    Reuters
  • Israel backing out of US V-22 aircraft sale

    Israel's defence minister is dropping the purchase of US V-22 Osprey aircraft, raising concerns that this could further chill already frosty relations with Washington, Israel Hayom daily said Thursday. The mass-circulation freesheet, considered close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said Moshe…

    AFP