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  • Boy chained up with dead chicken around neck tells his story

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Handcuffed and shackled to a block of steel, the young boy would brace himself when he heard footsteps outside his bedroom door. He knew that once the grown-ups entered, the abuse would begin.

    Associated Press
  • Nurse drops newborn at hospital, fracturing his skull

    UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in Pennsylvania say a nurse has dropped a newborn boy at a hospital, fracturing his skull. The baby's mother says a doctor told her the nurse was "drowsy."

    Associated Press
  • US warns of Russia, China military threat amid growing chaos

    America's new military strategy singles out states like China and Russia as aggressive and threatening to US security interests, while warning of growing technological challenges and worsening global stability. A somber report released Wednesday by General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint…

    AFP
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    Church fire in Greeleyville, S.C. (14 photos)

    A fire that destroyed a black church that 20 years ago was a target of the Ku Klux Klan was not the work of an arsonist, a federal law enforcement official said Wednesday. Preliminary indications are that the fire at the Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville was not…

    Yahoo News
  • Death of Maryland boy pushed in swing for three days ruled homicide

    Officers found the boy, Ji’Aire Lee, around 7 a.m. on May 22 after witnesses reported seeing a woman pushing a child on a swing for an unusually long time at a park in La Plata, about 35 miles (55 km) south of Washington, Richardson said. The boy was alive Wednesday when he was placed in the swing…

    Reuters
  • Born in 1980? A mathematical surprise awaits you in 2025

    Finally, people born in 1980 have something amazing over those young'ins who came into the world in the year 2000 or on a Leap Day.

    CNET
  • Watch an F-16 fighter jet blast a drone out of the air

    A Danish fighter jet shows off top-gun skills for the modern age by taking out a flying drone with spectacular accuracy.

    CNET
  • Woman falls 400 feet to death in Colorado's Royal Gorge

    A 44-year-old woman plummeted 400 feet (120 meters) to her death from an observation deck overlooking the Royal Gorge canyon in the mountains of south-central Colorado, authorities said on Wednesday. The victim fell from a platform at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, just northeast of a landmark…

    Reuters
  • Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant in Germany

    BERLIN (AP) — A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen's production plants in Germany, the automaker said Wednesday.

    Associated Press
  • Can States Ignore the Supreme Court on Gay Marriage?

    The Supreme Court’s decision last week did make gay marriage legal around the nation. Unfortunately for social conservatives, it did not, however, make nullification legal around the nation. Nullification is the historical idea that states can ignore federal laws, or pass laws that supercede them.

    The Atlantic
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    Stunning scenes of London (20 photos)

    London is certainly calling in these stunning photographs of Britains capital. Through the lens of photographer Nick Jackson , 35, the streets, buildings and people become a cacophony of color. From Battersea Power Station to Borough Market and from Westminster to Shoreditch, Nick's unique style…

    Yahoo News
  • California law decried after black woman's 'lynching' arrest

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When Sacramento police arrested black activist Maile Hampton over her role in a Black Lives Matter protest in January, they didn't charge her with obstructing traffic, trespassing or disturbing the peace.

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  • Shark Attack: Man Airlifted to Hospital After 7th Reported Incident in North Carolina

    A 68-year-old man was airlifted to a hospital via helicopter after he was attacked by a shark today off Ocracoke Island in North Carolina, officials said.

    ABC News
  • Tennessee store owner posts sign telling gays to stay away

    Jeff Amyx, who also is a Baptist minister, then swapped the sign on Tuesday at his Washburn, Tennessee, store to one that reads, "We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who would violate our rights of freedom of speech and freedom of religion," Knoxville television station WVLT reported.…

    Reuters
  • US Military's Hypersonic Jet Could Fly 5 Times the Speed of Sound

    The U.S. military is reportedly developing a hypersonic jet plane that could soar at up to five times the speed of sound — faster than a bullet, which generally travels at Mach 2, or twice the speed of sound. The new hypersonic vehicle, which could take flight by 2023, builds upon research from a…

    LiveScience.com
  • Sister of slain woman charged with helping mom dump her body

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The younger sister of a woman who authorities say was killed by their mother in March has been accused of helping dump the body in a field.

    Associated Press
  • Former Chinese official apologizes for insulting Mao Zedong

    A former Chinese Communist Party official's apology for insulting revolutionary leader Mao Zedong sparked heated debate on Wednesday as both supporters and detractors hurled insults online. Zhao Keluo, a former top official at Henan province's Communist-controlled debating chamber, backtracked from…

    AFP