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  • Opponent calls for Putin's exit as Russia slides into crisis

    By Timothy Heritage MOSCOW (Reuters) - A prominent opponent has warned Vladimir Putin his days in power are numbered, as Russia awaits the president's response to the dramatic decline of the rouble. Putin has been silent as the currency collapsed against the U.S. dollar this week before making up…

    Reuters58 mins ago
  • Obama: As a black man he's been mistaken for valet

    WASHINGTON (AP) — He may be president now, but Barack Obama says he's a black man who has been mistaken for the valet and worries his daughters could face stereotypes.

    Associated Press
  • Montana homeowner found guilty in slaying of German exchange student

    MISSOULA, Mont. (Reuters) - A jury found a Montana homeowner guilty of deliberate homicide on Wednesday in the shooting death of a German high school exchange student who entered his garage in a case that tested the state's version of a "castle doctrine" self-defense law. Markus Kaarma, who…

    Reuters
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    Sydney cafe siege victims hailed as 'heroes' (16 photos)

    Two hostages killed in a siege at a central Sydney cafe Tuesday were hailed as heroes "willing to lay down their lives so others might live" in a church service mourning their deaths. Tori Johnson, the 34-year-old manager of the Lindt chocolate cafe where the crisis unfolded, and 38-year-old…

    Yahoo News
  • Cause of death of man who killed 6 not yet known

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Marines who served with a Pennsylvania man who killed his ex-wife and five of her relatives before he was found dead said he fought constantly with his wife during the time they knew him.

    Associated Press40 mins ago
  • FDA Warning: Stay Away From 'Keepsake' Ultrasounds

    Despite repeated warnings by the Food and Drug Administration over the years, commercial ultrasound businesses—often set up in shopping malls and run by untrained technicians—continue to offer their services to expectant parents. And consumers, despite the FDA’s pleas, continue to pay for them,…

    The Atlantic
  • Texas TV station says meteorologist shot, suspect at large

    AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A meteorologist at Waco, Texas, broadcaster KCEN-TV was shot multiple times during a confrontation in the station's parking lot on Wednesday, and the suspect is still at large, the station said. Morning show meteorologist Patrick Crawford exchanged words with the suspect,…

    Reuters
  • Without passports, actor Quaid and wife grounded

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evgenia are suing John Kerry and the State Department to recover passports that the government revoked three years ago.

    Associated Press
  • South Carolina judge tosses conviction of black teen executed in 1944

    By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A South Carolina judge on Wednesday took the unusual step of vacating the 1944 conviction of a black 14-year-old boy, the youngest person executed in the United States in the past century, saying he did not receive a fair trial in the murders of two…

    Reuters
  • Putin holds late-night talks on Ukraine with European leaders

    Russia's President Vladimir Putin and his French, German and Ukrainian counterparts agreed in a phonecall early Wednesday that they wanted talks between Kiev, Moscow and rebels controlling parts of eastern Ukraine to resume as soon as possible. The telephone conversation came after the White House…

    AFP
  • Colorado teen to get 10 years for killing father

    EAGLE, Colo. (AP) — A 14-year-old Colorado boy will spend 10 years behind bars after pleading guilty to killing his father and trying to conceal the slaying for six days by keeping the body at home and telling the man's employer he was sick.

    Associated Press
  • News anchor breaks down in tears after learning she knew café hostage victim

    Australian TV news anchor Natalie Barr got choked up on air Tuesday morning as she discovered, while reading the names of the hostages killed in Monday’s siege at Sydney's Lindt Chocolate Café, that she knew one of the victims.

    Yahoo News
  • Texas ex-justice of the peace sentenced to death for revenge murder

    By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - A Texas jury on Wednesday sentenced to death a former justice of the peace convicted of murdering a suburban Dallas prosecutor's wife in a revenge plot, with the judge saying he acted like some of the most notorious killers in recent U.S. history. The same…

    Reuters
  • Honda teases new supercar ahead of Detroit

    After three years of development work, the Honda Acura NSX is finally ready to hit the road and will no doubt be one of the star cars of the 2015 Detroit auto show.

    AFP Relax News
  • Republican ousts ex-Gabby Giffords aide in recount for U.S. House seat

    By Brad Poole TUCSON, Ariz. (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Ron Barber, an Arizona Democrat and former aide to Gabrielle Giffords, has officially lost his re-election bid to the Republican challenger in November's congressional elections, a judge certified on Wednesday. A superior court judge…

    Reuters
  • Living Paycheck to Paycheck: 7 Strategies for Survival

    If you live paycheck to paycheck, and you often find yourself falling short on cash or unable to pay bills on time, you may wonder how everyone else who lives the same way manages to do it.

    U.S.News & World Report
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    Fake police officers invade home, shoot resident in the head

    A man is in critical condition after a group of men broke into his apartment, yelled 'police' and then shot him in the head

    KTRK – Houston
  • Monaco's Charlene: royal twins born by cesarean

    PARIS (AP) — Princess Charlene of Monaco has revealed that the royal twins born last week were delivered by cesarean section — two weeks before they were due, and she hopes to be out of the hospital by Christmas.

    Associated Press
  • Obamas speak out on 'racist experiences.' Why now?

    The Obamas say they’ve experienced the everyday casual racism that blots US life for African-Americans.

    Christian Science Monitor