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  • Tracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crash

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured.

    Associated Press20 mins ago
  • French barman sentenced after man drinks 56 shots and dies

    Clermont-Ferrand (France) (AFP) - A French barman received a suspended jail sentence Wednesday after he was convicted of manslaughter for letting a man do 56 shots during a drinking contest that led to his death. Renaud Prudhomme, 56, broke the in-house shots record last October at Starter, a bar…

    AFP
  • Police: Malnourished, abused 5-year-old Michigan girl dies

    PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A malnourished, abused 5-year-old girl has died, police said Wednesday, and authorities have removed another severely malnourished child and two other apparently healthy children from the southeastern Michigan home where she was found.

    Associated Press
  • Kansas man missing for 23 years found submerged in car

    By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Reuters) - The body of a man missing since 1992 has been recovered from the driver's seat of a car submerged in a Kansas lake, authorities said on Tuesday. Fremont O'Berg, who was 57 when he disappeared, was found alone in his 1981 Chevrolet Citation automobile in…

    Reuters
  • Prosecutor: Fiancee pushed paddle away from doomed kayaker

    GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) — A New York woman charged with killing her fiance pushed a floating paddle away from him as he struggled in the cold, choppy Hudson River after his kayak capsized, then waited 20 minutes to call for help, prosecutors said Tuesday.

    Associated Press
  • Texas floods spur drug purges from waiting ships: police

    By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - The storm system pelting Texas with torrential rains this week has caused a stream of illegal drugs to wash up on the shores around Galveston, near a backed-up Houston Shipping Channel, police said on Wednesday. With fewer ships coming into port where entry…

    Reuters
  • US affirms 'ironclad' promise to defend Philippines

    US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told his Philippine counterpart on Wednesday that Washington's pledge to defend the Pacific nation remains "ironclad" and called for an end to land reclamation in the South China Sea, officials said. In talks in Hawaii with Voltaire Gazmin, Philippine secretary of…

    AFP
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    Cleveland police shooting settlement agreement (43 photos)

    Cleveland agreed to overhaul its police department under the supervision of an independent monitor in a settlement announced Tuesday with the U.S. Justice Department over a pattern of excessive force and other abuses by officers. The announcement came three days after a white patrolman was…

    Yahoo News
  • Police Dog Rescues Deputy After He's Ambushed By 3 Men

    Deputy Todd Frazier was traveling along a remote stretch of Highway 90 in Pearlington, Mississippi, on Monday when he saw a blue Lincoln Town Car at a deserted rest stop, said Sheriff Ricky Adam of the Hancock County Sheriff's Department. The driver of the vehicle looked as if he wasn't moving, so…

    ABC News
  • 50 College Gems With Bargain Tuitions, SAT Optional Policies And Openings

    Tuition Discount Alert: These 50 Best Colleges Are Still Seeking Students

    Forbes
  • Chief of Al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate pledges no attacks on the West

    Al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate would not use Syria as a launching pad for attacks on the West, its chief said in a wide-ranging televised interview late Wednesday. Without showing his face, Abu Mohamed al-Jolani said his group, Al-Nusra Front, would protect Syrian minorities that renounced the regime.…

    AFP
  • Parents charged with murder in death of malnourished child

    PHOENIX (AP) — A suburban Phoenix couple was formally charged Wednesday in the death of their 3-year-old daughter who authorities said weighed just 15 pounds and had numerous injuries when she died last weekend.

    Associated Press55 mins ago
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    Texas lake breaches dam after days of flooding

    After warning local residents the dam of a small lake would break Wednesday morning, officials in Midlothian, Texas said it would hold after all.

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  • California woman missing for two weeks found alive in car, husband dead

    By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A California woman who went missing two weeks ago after she and her husband set off for a Mother's Day gathering has been found alive in a remote area where the couple's car was stranded, although her husband did not survive, police said on Tuesday. Dianna…

    Reuters
  • Former LAPD cop caught in Mexico was living with family members

    By Phoenix Tso LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A former Los Angeles police officer who was arrested in Mexico on a murder warrant had been living there with family members after fleeing Southern California and was caught when law enforcement officials got a tip about his whereabouts, the FBI said on…

    Reuters
  • Exclusive: Russia masses heavy firepower on border with Ukraine - witness

    By Maria Tsvetkova KHUTOR CHKALOVA, Russia (Reuters) - Russia's army is massing troops and hundreds of pieces of weaponry including mobile rocket launchers, tanks and artillery at a makeshift base near the border with Ukraine, a Reuters reporter saw this week. As such, they match the appearance of…

    Reuters
  • 'Lucy' may not be our mum, say scientists

    In 1974, anthropologists in Ethiopia found the astonishing fossilised remains of a human-like creature who last walked the planet some 3.2 million years ago. Was "Lucy," as the hominid was called, the direct ancestor of Homo sapiens? Named Australopithecus deyiremeda, the hominid and Lucy are…

    AFP
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    This guy took a selfie every day for 16 years

    Can you measure a year in selfies? Alaska-based artist JK Keller has taken daily self-portraits from the same angle for the past 16 years.

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