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  • Indonesia gears up for executions as families wail in grief

    Indonesia made final preparations Tuesday to execute eight foreigners by firing squad, as family members wailed in grief during last visits to their loved ones and ambulances carrying white coffins arrived at the drug convicts' prison. Relatives of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, the Australian…

    AFP
  • California teen confesses to fatally stabbing 9-year-old boy

    DISCOVERY BAY, Calif. (AP) — A newspaper says a Northern California teenager has confessed to stabbing to death a 9-year-old boy.

    Associated Press
  • Second Navy SEAL dies after Virginia pool training accident

    (Reuters) - A second U.S. Navy SEAL has died after a mishap while training in a swimming pool at a Virginia military base, according to media reports on Monday. Both members of the Navy's elite sea, air, and land teams were working out in the pool at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story…

    Reuters
  • Melanoma Tumor 'Dissolves' After 1 Dose of New Drug Combo

    A large melanoma tumor on a woman's chest disappeared so quickly that it left a gaping hole in its place after she received a new treatment containing two melanoma drugs, a new case report finds. Doctors are still monitoring the 49-year-old woman, but she was free of melanoma — a type of skin…

    LiveScience.com
  • 'Hundreds' found dead as fresh Boko Haram violence hits Nigeria

    Hundreds of people have been found dead in the northeast Nigerian town of Damasak, apparently victims of the Boko Haram insurgency, as details emerged on Monday of fresh attacks by the militants. Reports of decomposing bodies littering the streets of Damasak came as president Muhammadu Buhari…

    AFP
  • Ukraine's rebels mete out rough justice in authority vacuum

    KRASNYI PARTYZAN, Ukraine (AP) — A bruised rebel fighter in battle fatigues is tied to a traffic pole, avoiding glances as a crude message hung about his neck flutters in the wind: "I am a marauder. I beat up and robbed my countrymen."

    Associated Press
  • Finnish military fires depth charges at suspected submarine

    The Finnish military fired on Tuesday handheld underwater depth charges as a warning against a suspected submarine in waters near Helsinki, an incident that comes amid growing military tensions with neighboring Russia. Finland, which shares an 833 mile (1,340 km) border with Russia, has been…

    Reuters
  • School Lunch: Opting Out is Not an Option

    When I talk with parents about school food, many are so disappointed in the options their schools provide that they've simply opted out. They pack their children's lunches every day, giving up on their school's nutrition program as a lost cause. I understand and support parents who insist their…

    U.S.News & World Report
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    2 killed in Plainfield crash after motorcycle strikes pedestrian

    Investigators are reconstructing a deadly crash in southwest suburban Plainfield involving a man on a motorcycle and a pedestrian. Route 59 is closed in both directions between Lockport and Main streets.

    WLS – Chicago
  • Coffins arrive at Indonesian prison as executions near

    CILICAP, Indonesia (AP) — Ambulances carrying coffins arrived Tuesday at a prison island and relatives paid final visits to their condemned loved ones in a sign that Indonesia will imminently execute eight foreigners and one Indonesian man, despite an international outcry and pleas for mercy.

    Associated Press
  • T.Rex's 'bizarre' vegetarian cousin puzzles scientists

    Tyrannosaurus rex, one of history's most dreaded carnivores, had an odd-looking vegetarian cousin with a tiny head, long neck and stubby fingers, scientists said Monday, admitting its anatomy had them puzzled. Chilesaurus diegosuarezi had a bird-like beak with leaf-shaped teeth, evidence that it…

    AFP
  • Russians seethe over Western snub of war anniversary parade

    By Elizabeth Piper and Timothy Heritage MOSCOW (Reuters) - One of Boris Lisitsyn's happiest memories is of being swept by a huge, joyous crowd through the streets of Moscow and onto Red Square in spontaneous celebrations when World War Two ended in Europe. He was too young to fight but, like most…

    Reuters
  • More bad news for Brian Williams: NBC probe shows he 'embellished' stories

    Former NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams is half-way through his six-month suspension for inflating stories he told about his reporting. The brutal leaks were designed to send the message to Brian Williams and his superlawyer, Robert Barnett: ‘You’re dead.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Boko Haram a bogus religious group, says incoming Nigerian president

    Nigeria's president-elect Muhammadu Buhari on Monday denounced Boko Haram's claim to be a religious group, slamming its attacks on civilians and vowing a hard line against the Islamist militants. "The fraud called Boko Haram can be defeated by denying it a recruitment base. Buhari, 72, won…

    AFP
  • Man shot to death by federal agent in Detroit

    DETROIT (AP) — A 20-year-old man was shot to death Monday by a federal agent serving a warrant at a west side Detroit home.

    Associated Press
  • U.S. top court throws out Obamacare contraception ruling

    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived religious objections by Catholic groups in Michigan and Tennessee to the Obamacare requirement for contraception coverage, throwing out a lower court decision favoring President Barack Obama's administration. The…

    Reuters
  • Surviving My Digital-Age Miscarriage

    I've heard everything from 1 in 3 to 1 in 5 pregnancies results in a miscarriage. Everyone knows someone who has had a miscarriage. I also can't fathom why, up until now, I knew so little about miscarriage, other than it being possible. When I went to the OB-GYN the day the miscarriage started, the…

    U.S.News & World Report
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    Detectives: Cumberland County woman raped, robbed, and run over

    Sheriff's detectives said a woman was raped, robbed, run over, by men she knew from a school for the deaf

    WTVD – Raleigh/Durham
  • Woman convicted of murder after young daughter disappeared

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona mother was convicted of first-degree murder and child abuse Monday in the death of her 5-year-old daughter, who prosecutors said was beaten, neglected and confined to a closet before being dumped in a trash bin in 2011.

    Associated Press