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  • Teen arrested after body of missing California girl found

    Authorities have arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection with the death of an 8-year-old girl missing since Sunday whose body was discovered in a recycling bin at a residential complex in Santa Cruz, California, police said. The girl, Madyson Middleton, was last seen on Sunday evening riding a…

    Reuters
  • Woman Discovers Man's Eyes Aren't Wandering By Accident

    DEAR ABBY: I am a 58-year-old, twice divorced, hard-working, middle-class female. I spend most of my time working and involved with my three adult children. About a year ago I started dating someone. He is 63, very helpful and claims he's madly in love with me and appreciates this opportunity for a…

    Dear Abby
  • This Russian fighter jet has the most insane vertical takeoff we’ve ever seen

    Just a few weeks ago we highlighted an incredible video showcasing a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner taking off at what’s almost a 90 degree angle. But extreme and harrowing takeoffs get pushed to an entirely new level when we’re talking about military grade fighter jets. Built for speed and for air to air…

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  • American accused of killing Zimbabwe's popular Cecil the lion

    Wildlife officials on Tuesday accused an American tourist of killing Cecil, one of the oldest and most famous lions in Zimbabwe, without a permit after paying $50,000 to two people who lured the beast to its death. The lion was lured out of Hwange National Park using a bait and was shot by the…

    Reuters
  • NATO eastward expansion would be 'catastrophic': Russian official

    NATO enlargement into Ukraine and Georgia would have "catastrophic consequences" for Europe, Russia's envoy to NATO warned Tuesday in a television interview, as relations between Moscow and the West sink to Cold War-era lows. "Any political game concerning NATO expansion into Georgia and Ukraine is…

    AFP
  • Seattle officer who arrested black man with golf club should be fired: watchdog probe

    A white Seattle officer should be fired for biased and improper policing after she arrested an elderly black man using a golf club as a cane during a walk last summer, the director of a police watchdog group said on Tuesday. The Office of Professional Accountability found Seattle patrol officer…

    Reuters
  • Principal's suicide, forged tests rock promising NYC school

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jeanene Worrell-Breeden had what she called a dream job running a public school linked with Columbia University's Teachers College when she killed herself by jumping in front of a subway car this spring.

    Associated Press
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    Tornado storm chaser (11 photos)

    A storm chaser has photographed the rare and magnificent scenes of different tornadoes ripping through Colorado. The spectacular shots show the tornadoes in various shapes of stovepipes, truncated cones and elephant trunks, all in a time period of just 24 minutes. Brian Morganti works for a chasing…

    Yahoo News
  • Cause of fatal 2014 SpaceShipTwo crash determined by NTSB

    The National Transportation Safety Board releases its final report on the October 31 crash that killed one of two pilots on the test flight over the Mojave Desert.

    CNET
  • Police: Boy found dead in hot car was Arkansas judge's son

    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Police say an 18-month-old boy found dead in a hot vehicle in Arkansas last week was the son of a juvenile court judge.

    Associated Press
  • Growing Up Inside: How the Cards Are Stacked Against America’s ‘Youngest Murderers’

    In January 1999, siblings Curtis and Catherine Jones were found by police, frightened and hiding in a wooded area near their home in Port St. John, Florida. “Unfortunately, most states have made juvenile facilities almost mirror images of adult prisons,” said Mishi Faruqee, a juvenile justice…

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  • Huckabee's gas chamber reference to Iran deal draws Israeli criticism

    By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee drew rare criticism from Israel on Tuesday for comments in which he accused President Barack Obama of marching Israelis "to the door of the oven" in a nuclear deal with Iran. Israeli Transport Minister…

    Reuters
  • Sweden says sub wreck a Tsarist Russian vessel

    Sweden said on Tuesday the wreck of a submarine found off its coast appeared to be a Tsarist-era Russian vessel that collided with a Swedish ship about a century ago. "We are most likely talking about the Russian submarine the Som (Catfish) which sank after a collision with a Swedish vessel in 1916…

    AFP
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    Photos of the day - July 27, 2015 (27 photos)

    A Filipino anti riot police takes cover from a shield during a clash with protesters in suburban Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines, a Nepalese Hindu woman burns incense during a Sarwan Brata offering prayer, with lighting lamps to Lord Shiva at the Pashupati temple in Kathmandu and an Indian…

    Yahoo News
  • Using the Restroom: A Privilege—If You’re a Teacher

    A recent survey conducted jointly by the American Federation of Teachers and Badass Teachers Association asked educators about the quality of their worklife, and it got some pretty harrowing feedback. Recommended: The Real Test of the Iran Deal One in two teachers reported having inadequate…

    The Atlantic
  • KLM flight sways crazily in windy landing

    It's not exactly easy to land a Boeing 777 in 60 mph winds. Or, at least, it doesn't look as if it is.

    CNET
  • Chinese woman dies after trapped in escalator, but saves son

    BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese woman died after being trapped in a shopping mall escalator, but not before pushing her 2-year-old son to safety.

    Associated Press