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  • 3 arrested after woman imprisoned, sexually abused for weeks

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Three men were arrested in the case of a woman who reported being held captive and sexually abused for almost two months, authorities said.

    Associated Press
  • 'We Call It Life Row': Two of the Youngest US Women on Death Row Describe Life Behind Bars

    When Tiffany Cole and Emilia Carr walk down the hall in Florida’s Lowell Correctional Institution for Women together, they seem more like smiling girlfriends than convicted felons sitting on death row. Watch the full story, "A New Nation of Women Behind Bars," a Diane Sawyer "Hidden America"…

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  • Water found in astronaut's helmet after spacewalk

    A US astronaut found water pooling in his helmet right after completing a six-plus hour spacewalk on Wednesday, raising new concerns about flaws with NASA's spacesuits. The water inside Terry Virts' helmet was "kind of pooling on the front side of his helmet above the eye level," European Space…

    AFP
  • NYC trucker accused of avoiding toll with device inspired by James Bond

    By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - A trucker accused of using a James Bond-style retractable bumper to evade a $95 toll on the George Washington Bridge has been charged with using burglary tools, police said on Thursday. Hauling a load of candy across the bridge toward New York City on…

    Reuters
  • Pop star Katy Perry visits Auschwitz death camp

    US pop princess Katy Perry said Thursday she was full of emotion as she visited Auschwitz, the infamous World War II-era Nazi German death camp in southern Poland that has come to symbolise the Holocaust. Fresh from her highly publicised US Super Bowl half-time show, the 30-year-old singer is…

    AFP
  • No thanks! Companies reject "Shark Tank" deals, still thrive

    NEW YORK (AP) — With the cameras rolling, Daniel and Stephanie Rensing accepted an offer from a "Shark Tank" investor. But after they had time to think about it, they changed their minds.

    Associated Press
  • U.S. flies most advanced surveillance plane from Philippines

    By Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - The United States has begun flying its most advanced surveillance aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon, out of the Philippines for patrols over the South China Sea, the U.S. Navy said on Thursday, acknowledging the flights for the first time. The United States, the…

    Reuters
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    Photos of the day - February 26, 2015 (27 photos)

    Men inspect the damage at a site hit by what activists said were two barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's al-Shaar neighborhood, Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler, center, joins hands with FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn,…

    Yahoo News
  • Father Of Black Teenager Murdered By Illegal Alien Asks ‘Do Black Lives Really Matter?’

    Both men asserted that Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) lax detainment policies contributed to the death of their family members. Shaw told of his son, Jamiel Shaw II, who in May 2008 at the age of 17 was gunned down by Pedro Espinoza, a 19-year-old illegal Mexican immigrant. “My…

    The Daily Caller
  • Aaron Hernandez Trial: Prosecutors Play Video of Him Before the Murder

    Prosecutors in Massachusetts today showed surveillance video of Aaron Hernandez with Odin Lloyd in the car the former NFL star was driving the night he allegedly murdered the man. Prosecutors have said that Hernandez, 25, rented a Nissan Altima -- the same one seen in the surveillance footage…

    ABC News
  • New Jersey man who killed wife with frying pan gets 30 years in prison

    (Reuters) - A New Jersey man received a 30-year prison sentence on Thursday for killing his wife by hitting her over the head with a frying pan and strangling her, authorities said. Patrick Allen, 47, was convicted of murder and other charges in December in Monmouth County, New Jersey, Superior…

    Reuters
  • Daycare Closes After Tragic Death Of 3-Month-Old Boy

    A three-month-old infant is dead and a Kentwood, Mich., daycare has been shut down in the aftermath. Police say Cooper Fales` father found his son unresponsive after picking up Cooper and his siblings from Bridges Day Care in Kentwood on Thursday, February 19.

    Tribune
  • NASCAR back on track for extra day of testing in Atlanta

    HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — After the glitz of Daytona, now it's time for the NASCAR grind.

    Associated Press
  • FCC votes to override state laws that block municipal broadband deployments

    Big news for anyone who’s ever had their town’s municipal broadband network blocked by state legislatures: The Federal Communications Commission has your back. The FCC on Thursday voted 3-2 in favor of a measure that would prohibit state legislatures from barring municipalities from building out…

    BGR News
  • Kurds blocking return of Arabs to disputed Iraq areas: watchdog

    Kurdish forces have prevented displaced Arabs from returning to disputed areas of Iraq that Kurdish leaders want to incorporate in their autonomous region over Baghdad's objections, a report said Thursday. Human Rights Watch warned the Kurdistan regional government against meting out "collective…

    AFP
  • Eating an Elephant

    A Zimbabwean game farm owner who has pledged two elephants, two buffalo, two sable antelopes and five impalas for a giant barbeque at Robert Mugabe’s birthday party this weekend has said the donation is just “a drop in the ocean” considering his debt to the 91-year-old leader. The Telegraph piles…

    The Atlantic
  • Maraschino Cherry Tycoon: The Secret Drug Lair New York City Police Uncovered

    In a scene reminiscent of the TV show "Breaking Bad," New York City investigators raided the business of one of the nation's largest processors of maraschino cherries -- only to find that his Brooklyn factory also allegedly served as a marijuana growing operation, authorities said. Investigators…

    ABC News