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  • Police find body in search for schoolgirl Alice Gross

    London (AFP) - Police on Wednesday said they had found a body in a London river following a sweeping search for missing teenager Alice Gross and were now hunting a Latvian suspect.

    AFP
  • Accused Pennsylvania stabber rejected by psychiatric unit: judge

    By Elizabeth Daley PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - A western Pennsylvania teenager accused of stabbing 21 people at his high school in April was refused admission to a Pittsburgh psychiatric hospital due to safety concerns, a judge said on Tuesday. Alex Hribal, who was 16 at the time of the stabbings, has…

    Reuters
  • Reporter Finds Missing 10-Year-Old Boy While Covering Story

    Reporters sometimes face a dilemma: Witnessing events in their communities, they are tasked to report what they see, for their viewers and readers, without crossing any lines of involvement. But sometimes, on a human level, that is just not possible.

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    The battle for Iraq (15 photos)

    Iraqi Kurdish forces captured a strategic border crossing and several villages from Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq on Tuesday, scoring gains as the militants were pounded by heavy U.S.-led air strikes and the Iraqi army advanced from the south. An Iraqi Kurdish political source said…

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  • Islamic State beheads seven men, three women in Syria: monitor

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State beheaded seven men and three women in a northern Kurdish area of Syria, a human rights monitoring group said on Wednesday, part of what it described as a campaign to frighten residents resisting the militant group's advance. The head of the Syrian Observatory for…

    Reuters
  • Body of missing Arkansas real estate agent found in shallow grave

    By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK Ark. (Reuters) - The body of a missing Arkansas real estate agent was found on Tuesday in a shallow grave at an industrial site several miles from the house she was trying to sell at the time of her disappearance last week, police said. Arron Lewis, a 33-year-old…

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  • Mayor of Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens shot dead

    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The mayor of a small Los Angeles suburb was shot dead by his wife on Tuesday but the woman was released without charge after being detained, the county sheriff's department said. The shooting at Bell Gardens stemmed from an afternoon quarrel between the…

    Reuters
  • Texas woman sentenced to 60 years in 'black widow' murder case

    By Marice Richter FORT WORTH Texas (Reuters) - A Texas woman dubbed a "black widow" was sentenced on Tuesday to 60 years in prison after her conviction on murder and evidence tampering in the shooting death of her husband in what prosecutors said was a plot to collect insurance money. Michele…

    Reuters
  • Police chief: Officer's comments 'unacceptable'

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police officer's comments before a March fatal shooting that sparked a protest and FBI investigation were "completely unacceptable," the city's police chief said Tuesday.

    Associated Press
  • Brooklyn science teacher charged with sexually abusing students

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City high school science teacher who was already facing charges of sending a sexually explicit photograph to a student was arrested at court on Tuesday on new charges of sexually abusing six other teenage girls, prosecutors said. Sean Shaynak, 44, was arraigned on 36…

    Reuters
  • Georgia woman gets 30-year prison term in daughter's malnutrition death

    ATLANTA (Reuters) - A suburban Atlanta woman was sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty on Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter and child cruelty charges in the malnutrition death of her 16-year-old daughter. Ebony Berry, 37, did not withhold food from her daughter, Markea, but failed…

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  • Dallas man arrested after ill-fated casket prank

    DALLAS (Reuters) - A Texas man suspected of stealing a casket to play a prank on his sister by making her think he had dug up their dead father was arrested after she called police, police said on Tuesday. Once Dallas police received the call from the sister who was concerned about what her brother…

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    Photos of the day - September 30, 2014 (23 photos)

    A dog drinks during the opening of the first Dutch cat and dog restaurant in Amsterdam, China's Li Jinzhe competes in the men's long jump final at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium during the 17th Asian Games and protesters take shelter from the rain under umbrellas outside of the government…

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  • The Fox News Apology Tour

    Four apologies in one week over at Fox News! But it’s interesting to observe what they are and aren’t sorry about.

    The Daily Beast
  • Boston Marathon bombing suspect's sister appears in court for alleged bomb threat

    Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister's latest brush with the law puts a family caught up in the mystery over the 2013 attacks back in the spotlight.

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  • Unarmed black granddad killed by cop, in shades of Ferguson

    The case of an unarmed black grandfather shot to death in his own driveway by a white police officer in South Carolina has fueled demands for more transparency into cases where unarmed civilians are killed by police.

    Christian Science Monitor
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  • The US Ebola case: 5 things to know

    Health officials on Tuesday announced the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States — a man isolated in intensive care at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

    Associated Press