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  • Mountain lion shot with tranquilizer in California mall parking lot, dies

    A mountain lion that wandered into a Southern California shopping mall parking lot on Friday was shot with a tranquilizer dart but died as state wildlife officers sought to transport it to the wilderness, authorities said. The incident marked the latest encounter between humans and mountain lions…

    Reuters
  • Cops: Baby apparently starves after mom's suspected overdose

    MILLVALE, Pa. (AP) — A 9-month-old boy found dead in a Pittsburgh-area apartment is believed to have starved after his mother died of an apparent overdose, leaving no one to care for him, authorities said Friday.

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  • Islamic State expelled from Iraq town Al-Baghdadi: US

    Iraqi government forces and allied tribal militia have retaken the town of Al-Baghdadi, from where jihadists had threatened to attack an airbase housing US troops, the US military said Friday. Fighters from the Islamic State group had taken Al-Baghdadi, a small town on the Euphrates River in…

    AFP
  • Police: Slain officer a hero in 'fierce' gunbattle with 2

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A police officer who went to a video game store to buy a present for his son ended up in a fierce gunbattle with two would-be robbers, fighting to the end of his life to protect patrons and employees, a police captain said Friday.

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    `Scary` Photo Causes Major Concerns at Ohio High School

    A photo of a worker dressed in a protective suit inside a classroom at an Ohio high school generated major concerns among parents and students who saw it on Twitter.

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  • School Choir Director And College Professor FREAK OUT And Call The Cops On Man Legally Carrying A Gun

    A Michigan man was not acting erratically or threatening other people at an Ann Arbor high school music recital, but he was openly — and legally — carrying a firearm. The incident happened Thursday evening at Pioneer High School when Steven Lorenz, the director of choirs at the school, spotted the…

    The Daily Caller
  • Two mummified bodies spotted on Mexico's highest peak

    A team of Mexican climbers searching for a frozen body on the country's highest mountain stumbled on a second mummified cadaver during their expedition on Thursday. The 12 local civil protection mountaineers had embarked on their mission after climbers reported seeing a frozen skull 310 meters…

    AFP
  • Iran-backed advance in southern Syria rattles Israel

    The Golan Heights, one of Israel’s quietest frontiers, is showing signs of becoming an active front that could soon bring the forces of arch-enemies Iran and Israel into direct contact for the first time. For nearly a month, Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah organization and other Shiite forces under…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Boston high school dean ran drug ring, tried to kill teen: prosecutors

    By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts high school dean charged with the attempted execution-style murder of a student he had inducted into an alleged drug ring had once worked with Boston police on efforts to combat drugs and gangs, a police spokesman said on Friday. Prosecutors…

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    New 325-foot-tall roller coaster can reach 95 miles per hour

    A new roller coaster is opening soon, and it’s not for the faint of heart. The crazy cool Fury 325 coaster debuts on March 28 at Carowinds Park in Charlotte, North Carolina. But you don’t have to wait until then to take a ride: The park released this point-of-view test-run video on YouTube. Follow…

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  • Remains of two fetuses found in ceiling of Indiana funeral home

    By Tracy Rucinski GARY, Ind. (Reuters) - Gary, Indiana, authorities on Thursday were investigating the origin of two fetuses that were briefly hidden in the rafters of a funeral home morgue. One of the fetuses bore a tag from Methodist Hospital that identified it as male, the funeral home said. The…

    Reuters
  • Albino killers sentenced to death in Tanzania

    A court in Tanzania has sentenced four people to death for the murder of an albino woman who was killed so her hacked-off limbs could be used in magic, officials said Friday. The sentencing comes after Tanzania' President Jakaya Kikwete blasted the wave of killings of albinos, whose body parts are…

    AFP
  • Kanye West and Lorde make unlikely musical duo at Dior

    PARIS (AP) — Kanye West swapped the newly-blond Kim Kardashian for a brunette at Dior on Friday, confusing some photographers into thinking momentarily that his wife had dyed her hair back to its natural color.

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  • Jail looms for mom who fled with son to fight circumcision

    DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A woman who fled with her son while fighting to prevent his circumcision will face imprisonment if she doesn't return and allow the surgery to proceed, a judge ruled Friday.

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    What Obama Said to the 10-Year Old Who Wants to Be President Someday

    President tells child to stay in school, help others ... and be 35.

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  • Top Qaeda leader, commanders reported killed in Syria

    The military chief and several top commanders of the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front have been reported killed in northwestern Syria, where the jihadist militia has made major gains in recent months. The UN Security Council, meanwhile, adopted a US-drafted resolution condemning the use of…

    AFP
  • Ferguson grand juror pushes back in battle to discuss Darren Wilson case

    An unidentified grand juror from the state investigation of Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson filed additional arguments on Friday in their lawsuit against St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch. The juror alleges McCulloch has publicly misrepresented the opinion of some on the panel.…

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  • Man Accused Of Posing As Amazon Employer To Kidnap Woman Looking For Job

    A California man is behind bars, accused of kidnapping a woman after luring her on the internet with a prospect for a job.

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