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  • Mother found pushing dead toddler on swing in Maryland park

    (Reuters) - A Maryland mother was found early on Friday pushing her dead 3-year-old boy on a park swing, authorities said. Deputies responded to a call around 7 a.m. to check on a woman who witnesses said had been pushing a child for hours on a swing at Wills Memorial Park in La Plata, about 35…

    Reuters
  • Dutch immigrant kids take to street demanding 'white' classmates

    Faced with an increasingly segregated education system, Dutch immigrant children have taken to the streets of their ethnically mixed Amsterdam neighbourhood seeking "white" pupils to attend their schools and help their integration.

    AFP
  • Dentist accused of running 'house of horrors' agrees to quit

    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida children's dentist accused of running a "house of horrors" that included performing surgical procedures without anesthetic agreed late Friday to stop practicing dentistry.

    Associated Press
  • About 40 dead in firefight on ranch, Mexican official says

    ECUANDUREO, Mexico (AP) — About 40 people were killed Friday in what authorities described as a fierce gunbattle between suspected drug traffickers and federal forces on a ranch in western Mexico, the deadliest such confrontation in recent memory.

    Associated Press
  • 50 million gallons of water lost after California dam vandalized: newspaper

    Some 50 million gallons of water were lost after an act of vandalism damaged an inflatable dam near San Francisco, the local Oakland Tribune newspaper reported on Friday. The loss comes as the state is in its fourth year of a devastating drought that has prompted Governor Jerry Brown to impose the…

    Reuters
  • Georgia trooper shoots traveler after speeding stop

    TIFTON, Ga. (AP) — A traffic stop on a south Georgia freeway Friday morning ended with a state trooper shooting a passenger after getting into a confrontation with him as the driver was being taken into custody.

    Associated Press
  • Washington mansion murder suspect 'did not act alone'

    The prime suspect in a grisly killing of a wealthy Washington family-of-three and their maid did not act alone, prosecutors said Friday, as he was formally charged with first-degree murder. Daron Dylon Wint, 34, was arrested Thursday following a massive manhunt after police found his DNA on a pizza…

    AFP
  • Mother stands in at graduation of son killed in prom night crash

    A Chicago area woman whose 18-year-old son was killed in an alleged drunk-driving crash after his high-school prom last weekend wore his cap and gown at his graduation in a tribute to him. Along with Dunigan's father, she received a special plaque with his diploma, awards and a graduation ticket.…

    Reuters
  • Olsen twins to skip 'Full House' reboot

    Twin sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen will not appear in the rebooted version of hit US sitcom "Full House," US media reports said. Robert Boyett, executive producer of the new show -- "Fuller House" -- scheduled to air on Netflix next year, told the Hollywood Reporter neither of the Olsens would…

    AFP
  • Milwaukee man pronounced dead, then moves and breathes - authorities

    (Reuters) - First responders preparing to take the body of a Milwaukee man pronounced dead to the morgue got a jolt when the man suddenly began moving and noticeably breathing, authorities said on Friday. About 50 minutes later, the medical examiner arrived and notified the man's family of his death.

    Reuters
  • Houston star Harden's unique game hard to stop _ and to like

    HOUSTON (AP) — Whether he's stirring the pot after a big shot or flailing his arms to draw contact en route to the basket James Harden evokes strong reactions from fans and players alike.

    Associated Press
  • Gunfight in western Mexico kills at least 42: officials

    At least 42 people were killed on Friday in western Mexico in a gunfight between suspected gang members and security forces, two government officials said, the latest bloodshed in an area that has been plagued by violent drug gangs. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said at least…

    Reuters
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    Savopoulos family quadruple murder in Washington (18 photos)

    About a week after the bodies of a wealthy D.C. family and their housekeeper were discovered after a fire in their mansion, an ex-convict who once worked for the businessman and is suspected in the killings has been arrested. Daron Dylon Wint, 34, was arrested about 11 p.m. Thursday by a…

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  • China declares victory in US surveillance overflight

    China declared victory on Friday over an encounter with a US surveillance aircraft overflying the contested South China Sea, saying its military "drove away" the intruder with radio warnings. Beijing is in the throes of a rapid land-reclamation programme in the area, building artificial islands and…

    AFP
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  • Billionaire’s Bid to Save Rare Wolves Ends Up on the Brink of Extinction

    Supporters of the endangered Mexican gray wolf on Tuesday in Santa Fe, New Mexico, demanded that state commissioners reverse their recent decision to close down a wolf recovery program. The program, which operated for 17 years at a New Mexico ranch owned by billionaire media mogul Ted Turner, has…

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  • Dallas girl sentenced to 40 years for drowning baby

    By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - A 14-year-old Dallas girl was sentenced by a juvenile court judge on Friday to 40 years in custody, the maximum punishment available, after admitting to drowning an infant in January, court officials said. The teenager will begin serving her sentence in state…

    Reuters
  • Eleven year-old earns three degrees one year after finishing high school

    At eleven years old, most American kids are finishing 5th grade and nervously anticipating middle school.

    Christian Science Monitor