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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.

    Associated Press
  • 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.

    Reuters
  • KFC Is Going to Court to Dispel Rumors of GMO Spider Chickens

    KFC wants the world to know: There’s no such thing as an eight-legged, six-winged chicken. Apparently, the rumors have proved so persistent in China, where KFC is the largest fast-food purveyor of fried chicken, that parent company Yum Brands has filed suit against three companies, according to…

    Takepart.com
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    Chinese cruise ship sinks (43 photos)

    Divers on Tuesday pulled three people alive from inside a capsized cruise ship and searched for other survivors, state media said, giving some small hope to an apparently massive tragedy with well over 400 people still missing on the Yangtze River. The tally of those brought to safety stood at 15…

    Yahoo News
  • 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…

    Reuters
  • Lion kills American tourist driving in S. African park

    A lion leapt through a open car window and mauled to death an American tourist at a privately-run game park just outside Johannesburg on Monday, a park official said. "There was a car driving to the lion camp and the lion did come through the window and bite the lady," Scott Simpson, operations…

    AFP
  • Russian missile maker: MH17 shot down by Ukrainian missile

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian maker of the Buk air defense missile system said Tuesday that it has concluded that Malaysian Airlines flight 17 was downed by an older version of the missile, which isn't in service with the Russian military but is in Ukrainian arsenals.

    Associated Press
  • 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,…

    Dear Abby
  • $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
  • 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.

    Associated Press
  • Jailed Israeli soldier freed after pork sandwich scandal

    An Israeli soldier who was jailed earlier this week for eating a non-kosher sandwich has been freed after the army agreed to release him following a wave of public pressure. The soldier, who recently immigrated to Israel from America, was initially jailed for 11 days after eating a sandwich…

    AFP
  • Beau Biden's Death: 5 Facts About Brain Cancer

    It's not clear what type of brain cancer Biden had, but in 2013, he had a small lesion removed from his brain, according to The New York Times. Some politicians thought Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden and former attorney general of Delaware, might be well enough to run for governor of…

    LiveScience.com
  • Qatar World Cup organizers ready to fight for 2022

    (Reuters) - Organizers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar have indicated they will not relinquish the right to host soccer's showpiece event easily, whatever the fall-out from Sepp Blatter's decision to step down as FIFA president. Blatter, who counted the nations of the Arabian Gulf among his…

    Reuters
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    Photos of the day - June 1, 2015 (23 photos)

    An exercise rider jogs a race horse on the wet track during a workout at Belmont Park, Thai Buddhists hold candles as they circle in prayer a statue at the Buddha Monthon park to celebrate Buddha Day in Nakon Pathom Province, west of Bangkok and a giraffe stands behind a fence in the Erfurt Zoopark…

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  • Rhode Island couple charged in death of man under concrete

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island couple was ordered held without bail Monday in the killing of a Massachusetts man whose body was found under newly poured concrete at the couple's home nearly a month after he went missing.

    Associated Press
  • After three decades on death row, Texas inmate set for execution

    By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas is set on Wednesday to execute Lester Bower, one of the longest-serving inmates on the state's death row who says he was wrongly convicted of killing four men in 1983 and has spent three decades trying to halt his capital punishment. Lawyers for…

    Reuters
  • Bear killed after biting 2 people at Colorado campsite

    DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — People at a Colorado campsite fought off a bear that was later killed by authorities after it bit one man in the head and attacked another person, official said.

    Associated Press