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    Groom Leaves Bride After Her Wedding Joke

    This apparent wedding joke did not go over well with the groom.

    Odd News
  • Three trick-or-treating teenage girls killed in California hit and run

    (Reuters) - Three teenage girls were killed while trick-or-treating in southern California on Friday evening when they were struck by a hit-and-run driver, authorities said. The girls, ranging in age from 13 to 15, were in costume and carrying candy bags when they were hit while walking across a…

    Reuters
  • Congo crowd kills man, eats him after militant massacres: witnesses

    BENI Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - A crowd stoned to death a young man in northeast Congo on Friday before burning and eating his corpse, witnesses said, in apparent revenge for a series of attacks by Ugandan rebels. The incident in the town of Beni followed a number of overnight raids…

    Reuters
  • Oregon woman visits Grand Canyon ahead of planned assisted suicide

    (Reuters) - A 29-year-old Oregon woman with terminal brain cancer has ticked off the Grand Canyon from her bucket list and said in a video released this week that she might end her life through assisted suicide in a couple of days. Brittany Maynard was diagnosed in January with a glioblastoma brain…

    Reuters
  • Wife of Arkansas murder suspect faces murder charge in realtor's death

    By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK Ark. (Reuters) - The wife of a man charged a month ago with the kidnapping and murder of a suburban Little Rock, Arkansas, realtor was ordered held without bond by a district judge on Friday, less than a day after her arrest in the case. Crystal Lowery, 41, pleaded not…

    Reuters
  • Federal charges appear unlikely in Ferguson police shooting: Washington Post

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Justice Department officials probably will not bring civil rights charges against a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager set off rioting in August, the Washington Post reported on Friday. The newspaper, citing law…

    Reuters
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    Hawaii lava flow (49 photos)

    The Hawaii National Guard is deploying troops to a rural Hawaii town as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road and threatens to further isolate the community that got its start during the lumber and sugar-plantation heyday. Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira said the National…

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  • Hawaii pair took photos, prodded fiery lava with golf clubs: police

    By Karin Stanton PAHOA Hawaii (Reuters) - Two Hawaii residents have been charged with trespassing after police found the man and woman snapping pictures within five feet of a slow-moving river of molten lava that is threatening a nearby village, police said. Hawaii County police responding to a…

    Reuters
  • 'Plastic' Halloween skulls found in Connecticut are human remains

    By Richard Weizel MILFORD Conn. (Reuters) - A pair of Connecticut junk haulers was stunned to learn on Friday that two skulls picked up at the cluttered home of a deceased man on the day before Halloween were human remains, not made of plastic as they had thought. The skulls were among thousands of…

    Reuters
  • Boko Haram says kidnapped schoolgirls 'married off'

    Boko Haram has claimed the 219 schoolgirls it kidnapped in Nigeria earlier this year have converted to Islam and been married off, according to a new video obtained by AFP on Friday. The Islamist group's leader, Abubakar Shekau, also denied claims by Nigeria's government that it had agreed to a…

    AFP
  • Illinois mother, three kids killed in crash heading to Halloween parade

    By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - A mother and three of her children on their way to a Halloween parade were killed and a fourth child seriously injured when their vehicle was hit by a freight train in southern Illinois, police said on Friday. The accident happened on Thursday night in…

    Reuters
  • Third victim in Washington state school shooting rampage dies

    By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - A girl shot during a rampage at a Washington state high school last week that left two other girls dead along with the gunman has died from her wounds, Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett said on Friday. Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, died at 4:45 p.m.…

    Reuters
  • Mexican governor confirms 3 US siblings found dead

    MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Three U.S. citizens missing for more than two weeks have been found shot to death in Mexico near the border city of Matamoros, and authorities are questioning a local police unit about possible involvement, the attorney general in northern Tamaulipas state said Thursday.

    Associated Press
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    NYC Halloween Parade (33 photos)

    Bloody zombies lumbered alongside superheroes, cowboys shared the road with villains and marchers in hazardous-materials garb evoked the Ebola crisis as the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade made its freewheeling way through downtown Manhattan on Friday. Creativity was on display and current…

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  • Ebola 'Patient Zero': How Outbreak Started from Single Child

    When Ebola virus came for the first time to a small village in Guinea, the victim was a toddler, who later became known to the world as Patient Zero. His name was Emile Ouamouno. "Emile liked to listen to the radio, and his sister liked to carry babies on her back," Emile’s father, Etienne…

    LiveScience.com
  • Ukraine soldiers to government: we're coming for you next

    Vitaliy Feshchenko, one of thousands of Ukrainian volunteers fighting pro-Russian rebels, has this message for government leaders back in the capital Kiev: his battle-hardened men might come for them next. The bearded fighter's warning illustrates the lack of trust Ukraine's young revolutionaries…

    AFP
  • Ebola victim's fiancée struggles to rebuild life

    DALLAS (AP) — The fiancée of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan is struggling to recover after losing her future husband along with most of her personal belongings, and she says she is effectively homeless due to the lingering stigma of the virus.

    Associated Press