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  • Teacher found hanged in Southern California high school classroom

    A teacher was found hanged to death in a Southern California high school classroom when students arrived on Monday, police and fire officials said, in what was being investigated as an apparent suicide. Jillian Jacobson, a 31-year-old photography teacher, was found by students in a classroom at El…

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  • Connecticut man found guilty of murdering 'Law & Order' actress

    By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - A Connecticut drug dealer was found guilty on Monday of brutally murdering his former girlfriend in her home nine years ago, just as her acting career had gotten a boost from a role in the popular television drama "Law and Order." Matthew Pugh, 42, of…

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  • EU condemns Russia over Nemtsov funeral bans

    BRUSSELS (AP) — EU-Russian relations took a further dip on Tuesday when the European Union strongly condemned Moscow for banning Polish and Latvian officials from entering the country to attend the funeral of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov.

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  • ‘Unbelievable’: City of Cleveland blames 12-year-old Tamir Rice for his own death

    Supporters of the family of Tamir Rice are outraged over the city of Cleveland’s claim that the 12-year-old boy was responsible for his own shooting death.

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  • Hundreds killed as Chad forces seize northeast Nigerian town

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of civilians were killed as troops from Chad seized a strategically located Nigerian town from Boko Haram extremists, according to military reports and witnesses.

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  • Iran calls Obama's 10-year nuclear demand 'unacceptable'

    By Arshad Mohammed MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - Iran on Tuesday rejected as "unacceptable" U.S. President Barack Obama's demand that it freeze sensitive nuclear activities for at least 10 years, but said it would continue talks aimed at securing a deal, Iran's semi-official Fars news agency…

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    Volcano Villarrica erupts in southern Chile (8 photos)

    Volcano Villarrica in southern Chile erupted in the early hours of Tuesday, sending a plume of ash and lava high into the sky, and forcing the evacuation of nearby communities. The volcano, located near the popular tourist resort of Pucon around 750 km (460 miles) south of the capital Santiago, is…

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  • Italian tourist killed when hit by piece of Alaska glacier

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 28-year-old Italian tourist was killed in Alaska when he was crushed by a chunk of ice that broke from a glacier, authorities said.

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  • Woman raped in Connecticut by man she met on dating app: police

    (Reuters) - A Massachusetts woman was raped in New Haven, Connecticut, on Monday by a man she met through an online dating app, police said. New Haven Police arrested Timothy Turner, of Waterbury, Connecticut, and charged him with crimes including first-degree aggravated sexual assault. It was not…

    Reuters
  • One dead, four hurt in California restaurant brawl shooting

    By Michael Fleeman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - One person was shot dead and four others wounded when gunfire erupted during a brawl in a Southern California restaurant on Monday, and two of those hurt were in custody including one subdued by a security guard at the scene, police said. The brawl at El…

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  • North Korea has power to deter U.S. 'nuclear threat:' foreign minister

    By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong said on Tuesday that his country had the power to deter an "ever-increasing nuclear threat" by the United States with a pre-emptive strike if necessary. His rare speech at the U.N.-backed Conference on Disarmament drew…

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  • Toronto tunnel mystery solved, say police

    Toronto police said Monday they now know who dug a tunnel near a major sporting venue in the city -- a mystery that has been a source of widespread speculation and conspiracy theories. The tunnel, which also is situated near Toronto's York University, was discovered by a wildlife official walking…

    AFP
  • 4 people killed, 4 others injured in California car crash

    FREEDOM, Calif. (AP) — A head-on crash left four people dead and four others seriously injured when a car packed with teens collided with a pickup truck in rural Santa Cruz County.

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  • Iraq jihadists slow Tikrit advance with bombs and snipers

    Iraqi forces closed in on Tikrit Tuesday, their progress slowed by jihadist snipers and booby traps, on the second day of Baghdad's largest operation yet against the Islamic State group. The government has mobilised a 30,000-strong force for the push to retake Tikrit made up of Shiite militiamen…

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    Life on Los Angeles' 'Skid Row' (21 photos)

    If you don't live in Los Angeles and you think you know what LA's Skid Row is like, think again. Nothing anywhere else in America compares. San Francisco's Tenderloin is tiny. Seattle's once-dreary Skid Row is dotted with galleries and cafes. And the Bowery in New York is now home to the New Museum…

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  • Hillary Clinton's Contempt for Transparency

    On January 13, 2009, Hillary Clinton attended her first confirmation hearing as a Secretary of State nominee. "Mrs. Clinton did not have a government email address during her four-year tenure at the State Department," The New York Times reports in a story published late Monday. This was willful,…

    The Atlantic
  • Meet 2 New Spider Species: 'Skeletorus' and 'Sparklemuffin'

    Two gorgeous new species of peacock spiders nicknamed "Skeletorus" and"Sparklemuffin" have been discovered in Australia, according to a new report. The two new species were found in southeast Queensland by Madeline Girard, a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley who studies…

    LiveScience.com
  • Colorado police find remains of teen girl missing since December

    The remains of an 18-year-old girl who vanished in western Colorado late last year have been found and the police are treating the teen's death as suspicious, authorities said. Kelly Mae Myers was reported missing by relatives in the mountain town of Grand Junction who said they last heard from her…

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  • Hawaii police officer arrested after bicyclist killed

    KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A 30-year-old police officer on Hawaii's Big Island was arrested and placed on administrative leave after he hit with his car and killed a bicyclist visiting from Michigan

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