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  • Russia steps in as job losses, closures ravage east Ukraine

    The year-long conflict in east Ukraine has closed businesses across this industrial heartland, ramping up unemployment, crippling finances and leaving it ever more reliant on Moscow. Fierce fighting between government forces and pro-Russian rebels has ravaged a region that once provided 25 percent…

    AFP54 mins ago
  • Chris Rock Keeps Taking Photos of Cops Stopping Him

    Some of Chris Rock's best comedic routines have been about how police officers interact with black men. Like the best comedians, Rock speaks from personal experience. It's not the first time Rock's been stopped by police and taken photos of those encounters. In total, Monday marked the third time…

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  • Colorado teen found in suitcase suffered drug overdose: coroner

    By Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - A teenage Colorado girl whose remains were found dumped in a suitcase in a remote park area last month died from a drug overdose, the local coroner's office said on Tuesday. Kelly Mae Myers, 18, was reported missing in the mountain town of Grand Junction in…

    Reuters
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    2 dead in Downtown Fresno medical office shooting

    Fresno Police have confirmed that a man and woman are dead after a domestic incident at a medical office near Mariposa and S Street in Downtown Fresno. The shooter was an estranged boyfriend or husband of the female victim.

    KFSN – Fresno
  • Anne Frank died earlier than thought, new study says

    Jewish teenager Anne Frank died in a Nazi concentration camp at least a month earlier than her official date of death, a new study said on Tuesday. "New research... has shed fresh light on the last days of Anne Frank and her sister Margot," the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam said on Tuesday, until…

    AFP
  • Jeremy Brown, Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts guitarist, dies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Musician Jeremy Brown, a guitarist for Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts, died a day before the release of the band's debut album. He was 34 years old.

    Associated Press
  • China says Taiwan welcome to join AIIB with appropriate name

    China welcomes Taiwan's decision to apply to join the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as long as the self-ruled island uses an appropriate name, state news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday. China's Taiwan Affairs Office has received Taiwan's letter of intent to join and…

    Reuters
  • Fortune runs out for Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan

    Goodluck Jonathan's rise to the top of the pile in Nigeria's ruthless political world has been described as accidental -- a matter of good luck. The 57-year-old southern Christian -- the first head of state from the oil-producing Niger Delta -- was thrust into the presidency in 2010 following the…

    AFP
  • Iraqi forces drive Islamic State out of central Tikrit: PM

    By Mahdi Talat TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi troops aided by Shi'ite paramilitaries have driven Islamic State out of central Tikrit, Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said on Tuesday, but the fight to retake all of Saddam Hussein's hometown continued. Government forces have been in a month-long fight…

    Reuters
  • New movies and TV shows you can stream on Netflix this week (Mar. 29 – Apr. 4)

    It’s that time of the week again, and BGR is bringing you a roundup of the best new Netflix movies and shows for your streaming pleasure. A lot of your time is wasted by looking around Netflix for something you haven’t seen yet, so this update will save you some precious ticks on the clock. DON’T…

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  • Some parents of missing Mexico youths ask help of gang boss

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Some parents of 43 Mexican college students who disappeared six months ago are turning to the purported leader of a drug gang and asking for his help in learning more about what happened to their sons.

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    Woman Killed After Driver Following GPS Drives Off Demolished Bridge

    Authorities say a driver, who was apparently following GPS navigation, drove off the ramp of a demolished bridge in Indiana, killing his wife.

    WGN - Chicago
  • Girlfriend charged with murder in off-duty officer's death

    MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — The girlfriend of an off-duty police officer has been charged with shooting him to death inside his home after she originally contended it happened accidentally when she removed a gun from their dog's mouth, authorities said.

    Associated Press
  • 10 Medical Schools That Are Most Competitive for Applicants

    The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas. Be sure to explore The Short List:…

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Mom who blamed baby's death on toddler daughter gets prison

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An Alabama woman who blamed the death of her infant son on her toddler daughter has been sentenced in Pennsylvania to 15 to 30 years in prison.

    Associated Press
  • Parents of dead student sue Clemson University, fraternity

    By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - The parents of a 19-year-old Clemson University student who died last year after falling from a highway bridge during a pre-dawn fraternity run sued the university, the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and three of its members for $50 million on Monday.…

    Reuters
  • Missing U.C. Berkeley student was killed in weekend car accident

    A University of California, Berkeley student reported missing over the weekend after a fraternity party at another campus was identified on Monday as the person struck and killed by a car in Los Angeles early on Saturday, police said on Monday. Eloi Vasquez, a 19-year old freshman on the men's…

    Reuters
  • Christie spars with teacher at New Jersey town hall

    KENILWORTH, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie got into a heated exchange over pensions with a public school teacher at a town hall meeting Tuesday that was marked by frequent outbursts from protesters.

    Associated Press