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  • Man Pays a Horrific Price for Defending His Girlfriend From a Catcaller

    The issue of catcalling as a form of street harassment has taken a violent turn—and the latest incident is helping the problem of verbal abuse of women receive the attention it deserves.

    Takepart.com
  • Mom charged with trying to kill baby left in drain

    SYDNEY (AP) — A 30-year-old Australian has been charged with trying to kill her newborn son by abandoning him in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said Monday.

    Associated Press
  • Robot Sub Finds Surprisingly Thick Antarctic Sea Ice

    Antarctica's ice paradox has yet another puzzling layer. Not only is the amount of sea ice increasing each year, but an underwater robot now shows the ice is also much thicker than was previously thought, a new study reports. According to climate models, the region's sea ice should be shrinking…

    LiveScience.com
  • Kenya says kills militants after bus ambush that killed 28

    By George Obulutsa NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan security forces have pursued and killed more than 100 militants and destroyed their camp in Somalia after the ambush of a Nairobi-bound bus that killed 28 people, Deputy President William Ruto said on Sunday. Somalia's Islamist al Shabaab militants have…

    Reuters
  • US police shoot dead boy, 12, holding toy gun

    Police in the US city of Cleveland shot and killed a 12-year-old African American boy waving around what turned out to be a toy gun at a playground, officials and reports said Sunday. The shooting in Ohio comes amid high racial tensions in the United States, with a grand jury set to announce…

    AFP
  • UK confirms first F-35 jet orders

    London (AFP) - Britain on Monday announced it had signed a contract with US manufacturer Lockheed Martin to buy the first of 14 F-35B combat jets.

    AFP
  • Secrets Cracked in Yosemite's Tuolumne Meadows

    The broad, grassy plain of Yosemite National Park's Tuolumne Meadows is a welcome stop for visitors driving California's steep and winding Highway 120. Geologists now say the answer to this long-standing puzzle lies in the molten rock that shaped the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Granite near…

    LiveScience.com
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    12-Year-Old Boy with Toy Gun Fatally Shot by Police

    A 12-year-old boy who died after being shot by a Cleveland police officer Saturday evening has been identified as Tamir E. Rice. The boy was shot in the abdomen after reaching into his waistband for a fake gun.

    Tribune
  • Judge: Confession can be used in missing boy trial

    NEW YORK (AP) — A suspect with a low IQ understood his rights when he told investigators two years ago that he choked a 6-year-old boy to death in 1979, a judge ruled Monday, allowing prosecutors to use the confession that appears to be their key evidence in a notorious missing children's case.

    Associated Press41 mins ago
  • Erdogan: women are not equal to men

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan set off a new controversy on Monday, declaring that women are not equal to men and accusing feminists of not understanding the special status that Islam attributes to mothers.

    Associated Press
  • Man hunting geese in New Jersey accidentally kills himself: police

    (Reuters) - A man hunting geese with his father in New Jersey shot and killed himself in what police said Sunday appeared to be an accident. Police in West Windsor Township, about 40 miles northeast of Philadelphia, said the 45-year-old victim and his father were properly licensed to hunt the…

    Reuters
  • 1 killed, dozens injured in California bus crash

    REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A tour bus ran off a Northern California freeway and overturned Sunday morning, killing one person and injuring 30 — six of them seriously, authorities said.

    Associated Press
  • Mitt Romney leads GOP field in New Hampshire by 19 points: poll

    Mitt Romney has said repeatedly he has no interest in running for president in 2016. But a new survey of likely Republican voters in New Hampshire shows if he did, he'd win the primary.

    Yahoo News
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    Who’s the king of the jungle? (22 photos)

    Not always the lion, Yahoo News Gordon Donovan learned on a trip to Nambia’s Etosha National Park last year. Donovan captured three young lions behaving more like scaredy-cats than fierce felines when they tried to join a group of elephants at a watering hole. At the end of the dry season in…

    Yahoo News
  • Japan's young fret as unexpected recession hits

    TOKYO (AP) — When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe responded to Japan's surprise recession by delaying a sales-tax increase, it was a cause for worry, not celebration, for many young Japanese. This generation, barely aware of their country's economic heyday, frets that putting off tough decisions now…

    Associated Press
  • In razing homes, Israel revives tough punishment

    JERUSALEM (AP) — In razing family homes of Palestinian attackers, Israel is reviving a draconian punishment it largely halted a decade ago as ineffective and counterproductive.

    Associated Press
  • Ukraine leader, under pressure from West, pledges new government soon

    By Richard Balmforth KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine will take the first steps this week towards forming a new government, President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday, seeking to assuage concern among his Western allies that the delay is holding up reform and imperiling Western assistance. The U.S. and…

    Reuters23 mins ago