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  • Two suspects dead after three-hour Texas police chase

    Two men suspected of assaulting a police officer in Texas and stealing his vehicle were killed after a three-hour chase, one of them shot by police and the other found dead inside the vehicle, authorities said on Wednesday. The incident began about 8:30 p.m. CDT Tuesday when the officer pulled over…

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  • The Latest: Andy Murray reaches French Open semifinals

    PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open:

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  • George W. Bush more popular than Obama: poll

    Former US President George W. Bush is now more popular than his successor Barack Obama, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday. The survey said 52 percent of Americans polled have a favorable opinion of the former Republican president who was in office between 2001 and 2009, while 49…

    AFP
  • Airbus says three engines froze on crashed A400M

    Initial findings on the crash released by Airbus confirmed that the immediate area for concern was the plane's engine control software, on which it recently ordered safety checks. Other buyers include Belgium, Luxembourg and Spain.

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  • Artifacts of Doom: Relics from Arctic Shipwreck Unveiled

    These artifacts saw new light last month in a flash exhibition at the Canadian Museum of History. Until the rediscovery of the HMS Erebus in 2014, no one knew where that ship had come to rest. Fifteen artifacts have now been pulled from the wreck site, located in Queen Maud Gulf between Victoria…

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  • Texas inmate, 67, set for execution in slayings 31 years ago

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A 67-year-old man who was convicted of killing four men more than three decades ago has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to keep him from becoming the oldest Texas prisoner put to death in an execution scheduled for Wednesday evening.

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  • Ukraine army accuses rebels of launching 'large-scale offensive'

    Ukraine's army on Wednesday accused pro-Russian forces of launching a new attack against its positions in breach of a brittle ceasefire, with at least one civilian killed and several others wounded in the fresh clashes. Fighting has intensified around key hotspots on the frontline in eastern…

    AFP
  • Deaths of two children in Connecticut home deemed 'suspicious'

    (Reuters) - A 5-year-old boy and 7-year-old girl were found dead on Tuesday in a Connecticut home where gas was detected, and police were treating the deaths as suspicious, the Hartford Courant reported. A despondent 36-year-old woman was found outside the East Haven home and taken to the hospital…

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    California seniors police patrol (25 photos)

    When you think of a police car patrolling the streets of a U.S. city, the first thing that comes to mind may not be an 88-year-old World War II veteran teamed up with a pilot from the Vietnam war – unless, that is, you’re travelling on the roads through San Diego, California. The Retired Senior…

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  • Djokovic beats 9-time French Open champ Nadal in quarters

    PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic ended Rafael Nadal's 39-match French Open winning streak by beating the nine-time champion in a surprisingly lopsided quarterfinal 7-5, 6-3, 6-1 on Wednesday.

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  • Two years on, empty schools pose tough sell for Chicago

    By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Sitting at the dead end of a west side Chicago street, the vacant Ward elementary school is a gloomy sight. In March, Detroit's school system transferred 77 of its 98 closed schools to the city, which can use federal dollars to tear some down while…

    Reuters
  • Boyfriend With Hidden Child May Harbor Other Secrets

    DEAR ABBY: I'm having a hard time getting over a secret my boyfriend, "Wayne," kept from me. We have been off and on for 14 years, but back on for the past four. The problem is, he had a child with a woman in a different country. The child is now 9. Wayne didn't mention it until four years ago,…

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    Photos of the day - June 3, 2015 (26 photos)

    Japan Self-Defense Forces' honor guard prepare to welcome Australian Defense Minister Kevin Andrews and his Japanese counterpart Gen Nakatani to inspect them at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo, lightning strikes over the Greek Island of Pserimos in Kos, Greece and Serena Williams of the U.S. returns…

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  • 3 Reasons You Can't Lose Your Belly Fat

    Recently, a friend asked me how she could reduce her belly fat. She is a fitness instructor who works out regularly and follows the "80/20 rule" -- eating healthy about 80 percent of the time. Still, she couldn't lose her belly fat and was frustrated about it.

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  • $1 million bail for California woman charged in road rage death of Navy officer

    By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A San Diego judge set bail at $1 million on Tuesday for a 25-year-old woman charged with murder in what police said was a road rage killing of a U.S. Navy special operations officer on a busy freeway. Darla Renee Jackson is accused of ramming her car into the…

    Reuters
  • Iraq, Iran fighters deployed to defend Damascus: security source

    Thousands of Iranian and Iraqi fighters have been deployed in Syria in past weeks to bolster the defences of Damascus and its surroundings, a Syrian security source told AFP on Wednesday. "Around 7,000 Iranian and Iraqi fighters have arrived in Syria over the past few weeks and their first priority…

    AFP
  • California's largest lake threatened by urban water transfer

    SALTON CITY, Calif. (AP) — Once-bustling marinas on shallow water in California's largest lake a few years ago are bone-dry. Carcasses of oxygen-starved tilapia lie on desolate shores. Flocks of eared grebes and shoreline birds bob up and down to feast on marine life.

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