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  • New York police officer shot in head dies of wounds: reports

    A New York City plainclothes police officer shot in the head over the weekend has died of his wounds, local media reported. Officer Brian Moore, 25, was shot on Saturday as he and his partner, sitting in an unmarked car in a residential neighborhood of Queens, were trying to question a local man…

    Reuters19 mins ago
  • Britain's new princess can't expect fairy-tale life

    LONDON (AP) — William and Kate's new daughter is the first British princess who won't face royal discrimination because she's a girl, but that doesn't mean her life will be a fairy tale.

    Associated Press
  • Mohammed cartoon event group pushes religious envelope

    The group behind the Prophet Mohammed cartoon event in Texas where police killed two gunmen Sunday has a history of making provocative statements about Islam that it says are aimed at defending "freedom" and critics see as antagonizing Muslims. The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), led by…

    AFP
  • Four killed in shooting on Wisconsin foot bridge, including suspect

    By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A man fatally shot three people on a walking and biking bridge in central Wisconsin on Sunday, and wounded a fourth before being found dead himself, police said. "We believe that this was a random act and we do not believe that anyone was targeted," Menasha Police…

    Reuters
  • British grandmother prepares for execution in Indonesia

    A British grandmother on death row in Indonesia is writing goodbye letters to her family and believes she could be executed at any time, she wrote in an article on Sunday. Lindsay Sandiford, 58, said she was expecting to die shortly, after seven foreign drug convicts were executed last week,…

    AFP
  • 'Star Trek' actress Grace Lee Whitney dies at 85

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grace Lee Whitney, who played Captain Kirk's assistant on the original "Star Trek" series, has died. She was 85.

    Associated Press
  • Car smashes into complex, kills woman, child walking outside

    LIVERMORE, Calif. (AP) — A car driven by a suspected drunken driver crashed into a Northern California apartment complex, killing a woman and her toddler and slightly injuring two other children as they all walked together outside, police said.

    Associated Press
  • ‘It Was Never a Dress’ Ingeniously Updates Women’s Room Symbol

    Flipping the dress idea on its head, an Arizona tech company, Axosoft, debuted its newly designed bathroom symbol at Arizona’s Girls in Tech Conference this week. Girls and women interested in science, technology, engineering, and math are an underrepresented minority, with women making up less…

    Takepart.com
  • Vonn says relationship with Woods is over

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn are no longer a power couple in American sports.

    Associated Press
  • Husband of Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg dies suddenly

    David Goldberg, the husband of Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, has died suddenly, his brother said Saturday. Robert Goldberg said his brother, the chief executive of online polling firm SurveyMonkey, had died late Friday. "It's with incredible shock and sadness that I'm letting…

    AFP
  • An Ethiopian immigrant rues the day he moved to Israel

    By Allyn Fisher-Ilan JERUSALEM (Reuters) - When Sendeku Belay thinks about how his life has turned out, the 36-year-old believes he would have been better off staying in Ethiopia than moving to Israel. "Had I known Israel would work out like this, I would have preferred to die in Africa of…

    Reuters
  • With rescue near, Boko Haram stoned Nigerian girls to death

    YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Even with the crackle of gunfire signaling rescuers were near, the horrors did not end: Boko Haram fighters stoned captives to death, some girls and women were crushed by an armored car and three died when a land mine exploded as they walked to freedom.

    Associated Press
  • Mexican drug cartel Jalisco New Generation flexes muscles

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — An increasingly strong drug cartel known as Jalisco New Generation was showing off its power with a spasm of violence that killed seven people and forced down a military helicopter in western Mexico, analysts said Saturday.

    Associated Press
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    Gunmen shot outside a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland, Texas (25 photos)

    Federal agents are searching an apartment in Phoenix in an investigation into a shooting outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons, the FBI confirmed Monday. Police officers shot and killed two gunmen who opened fire on a security officer outside…

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  • Shipwrecks Spotted in Crystal-Clear Waters of Lake Michigan

    Early spring is apparently a good time to look for shipwrecks in Lake Michigan. Earlier this month, a helicopter from the Coast Guard's Air Station in Traverse City, Michigan, was out on a routine patrol over the lake, looking for boats in distress or anything out of the ordinary. When Petty…

    LiveScience.com
  • Warning: Uber may have been hacked – change your password immediately

    After a Motherboard report in March said that details for at least some Uber accounts had been accessed by hackers who were selling them online for as little as $1, the publication is back with a followup to the story. Now, it looks like American Uber customers have been targeted by hackers, who…

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  • A name for Britain's new princess: Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

    LONDON (AP) — It's a name that immediately evokes British royal history: Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

    Associated Press22 mins ago