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  • ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman

    Family Says Iraqi Terror Group Threatened to Execute Aid Worker If Demands Aren’t Met

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  • COUPLE WEIGHS RECONCILIATION FIVE YEARS AFTER VIOLENT SPLIT

    DEAR ABBY: Five years ago, my husband got drunk and physically attacked me in front of his family. It was horrible. I was in shock, and our relationship never recovered. The next four years were a series of court visits for custody of our child and eventually a divorce. Last year, his mother began…

    Dear Abby
  • Mother of newborn baby found in trash arrested

    KEARNS, Utah (AP) — A Utah woman accused of dumping her day-old baby in a neighbor's trash can told police she was afraid to tell her parents about the pregnancy and hoped the newborn's death would solve her problems, a probable cause statement shows.

    Associated Press
  • Gaza truce holding but Israel's Netanyahu under fire at home

    By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An open-ended ceasefire in the Gaza war held on Wednesday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced strong criticism in Israel over a costly conflict with Palestinian militants in which no clear victor emerged. On the streets of…

    Reuters
  • 3 bodies of family members found in Oregon lake

    GASTON, Ore. (AP) — Divers on Tuesday recovered the bodies of a mother and two of her children who authorities say drowned in a popular lake west of Portland.

    Associated Press
  • Bound bodies of 2 found in Philly river; 3rd hurt

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The bound bodies of two people were found in a Philadelphia river Wednesday, and a third man who said he managed to free himself was taken to a hospital for stab wounds, police said.

    Associated Press
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    The fashionable face-kini (9 photos)

    A recent fashion trend with women in Qingdao, China, located along the Yellow Sea, is a locally designed mask known as the face-kini. Those who wear the mask say it helps to protect their faces from jellyfish stings, algae and the sun's ultraviolet rays. (Getty) Find more news related pictures in…

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  • Why are so many Britons fighting for ISIS?

    Hundreds of young men have left the U.K. to join the extremist group and have committed brutal acts in Middle East

    CBS News
  • Florida man charged with murder in bystander's death from police shot

    By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida man was charged with murder on Tuesday in connection with a woman's death at an Orlando bar last week - even though a police officer fired the bullet that killed her, law enforcement officials said. Police said the actions of Kody Roach, 23,…

    Reuters
  • An Audio Recording of the Michael Brown Shooting Has Reportedly Surfaced

    What's thought to be an audio recording of the shooting death of Michael Brown has reportedly surfaced. According to CNN, an unidentified man, who has since been interviewed by the FBI, is said to have managed to record the incident in which Michael Brown was shot by Officer Darren Wilson earlier…

    The Atlantic Wire
  • Woman, 75, gets life for killing husband in Wyoming 40 years ago

    An elderly Missouri woman convicted of killing her husband four decades ago and burying his body in an abandoned Wyoming gold mine was sentenced to life in prison by a Wyoming judge on Monday, a prosecutor said. Laramie County District Attorney Scott Homar had sought a minimum of 20 years in prison…

    Reuters
  • Islamic State shifts war plan, US at 'tipping point'

    Signs the United States may strike Islamic State militants in their Syrian stronghold reveal a shift in the politics of foreign war in Washington, after the trauma of the post-Iraq era. A year ago, President Barack Obama was set to bomb Syria -- but balked at the last minute after sizing up…

    AFP
  • Girl, 9, kills Arizona shooting instructor with Uzi in accident

    By Brad Poole TUCSON Ariz. (Reuters) - A 9-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed her shooting instructor at an Arizona range with an Israeli-made Uzi submachine gun when the weapon's strong recoil caused her to lose control of her aim, police said on Tuesday. They said that Charles Vacca, 39,…

    Reuters
  • Authorities: 'Serial killer' is behind 4 killings

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man in custody is a serial killer who is suspected of randomly shooting seven people, leaving four dead, over five days in the Los Angeles area, authorities said Tuesday.

    Associated Press
  • Ukraine says more tanks roll in from Russia despite talks

    Ukraine appealed for NATO's help on Wednesday after reporting that a huge convoy of tanks and weaponry from Russia was moving through the southeast of the country. Kiev's claims came just hours after the first meeting in three months between President Petro Poroshenko and Russian counterpart…

    AFP
  • NY teen gets 5 to 15 years for wreck that killed 4

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A New York City man who was high on marijuana and speeding at over 100 mph when he crashed his brand-new sports car into a tree on a Long Island highway, killing four of his friends, has been sentenced to 5-to-15 years in prison.

    Associated Press
  • Rape trial starts for Indonesia school janitor

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A closed-door trial began Tuesday for the first of five janitors accused of raping a kindergartner in a bathroom at a prestigious international school in Indonesia that is facing a storm of controversy following more abuse allegations.

    Associated Press