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  • Darren Wilson opens up a year after Michael Brown’s death

    A year after fatally shooting Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in Ferguson, Mo., the former police officer reflects on a year spent in relative seclusion.

    Yahoo News
  • Man shot to death awaiting court appearance in Mississippi

    CANTON, Miss. (AP) — A man got out of his pickup, walked up to the defendant in a drug-dealing case and fatally shot him in the chest, then set down his gun and surrendered as deputies confronted him outside a Mississippi courthouse Monday morning, law enforcement officials said.

    Associated Press
  • Hearse with Bobbi Kristina Brown's body arrives at cemetery

    WESTFIELD, N.J. (AP) — The body of Bobbi Kristina Brown was carried by a hearse Monday to her final resting place next to her famous mother.

    Associated Press
  • This May Be the Coolest Camping Invention Yet

    Not only does this tent keep you cool, but it also makes other campers less annoying.

    Ozy
  • Mother of slain 8-year-old doesn't fault mom of accused teen

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — The mother of a slain 8-year-old California girl said she doesn't fault the mom of the 15-year-old neighbor boy accused of the killing.

    Associated Press
  • Moroccan suffocates trying to enter Spain in suitcase

    A 27-year-old Moroccan man suffocated to death while trying to illegally enter Spain hidden inside a suitcase in the trunk of a car, police said Monday. The man's older brother appears to have tried to smuggle him into Spain by ferry. The older man, aged 34, legally boarded the ferry linking…

    AFP
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    Police: I-95 crash victims attended 'American Idol' audition

    Pennsylvania State Police have identified the victims of Sunday's deadly crash on I-95 North in Bucks County.

    WPVI – Philadelphia
  • 5 Things You Should Never Do While Waiting to Hear Back About a Job

    Your job interview went great, and the employer said you'd hear something soon. But it's been a week, your phone hasn't rung, and you're getting antsy to hear from them. When you're waiting to hear back about a job, time often seems like it's passing incredibly slowly, and each day of silence can…

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Iraqi Kurdish leader vows to avenge Yazidis

    The president of Iraq's autonomous region of Kurdistan, Massud Barzani, promised Monday to avenge the Yazidi minority brutally attacked by the Islamic State group a year ago. "We will hunt down those who committed this crime until the last one," Barzani said in Dohuk at a ceremony commemorating the…

    AFP
  • Northern California wildfire grows, closes two highways

    A raging wildfire along northern California’s inland coastal range has now burned about 47,000 acres (18,615 hectares) and forced the closure of two highways, officials said on Sunday, while a blaze near the Oregon border also expanded a day after it killed a firefighter. The Rocky Fire in Lake…

    Reuters
  • Man shot dead in front of Mississippi courthouse: police

    A man was shot to death on Monday in front of a courthouse in a suburb of Jackson, Mississippi, as he arrived for a hearing on drug charges against him, and the gunman turned himself in to the authorities, police said. Kendrick Brown was shot at point-blank range outside the Madison County…

    Reuters
  • Venezuela prevents opposition leader from running

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan election officials rejected a high-profile opposition leader's attempt to register as a candidate Monday for upcoming congressional elections.

    Associated Press
  • Prosecutor: White officer panicked before shooting black man

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A white Charlotte police officer on trial for the on-duty killing of a black man panicked and didn't identify himself or give any commands before shooting 12 times at the agitated man seeking help in an unfamiliar neighborhood after a car crash, a prosecutor said during…

    Associated Press
  • Two die of apparent overdoses at Los Angeles-area rave: L.A. Times

    The deaths were "apparent drug overdoses," Lieutenant Fred Corral with the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner told the newspaper. Los Angeles County Supervisors Michael Antonovich and Hilda Solis said they would call for an investigation into the event and its management…

    Reuters
  • Tree of 40 Fruit: Dazzling Franken-Tree Has Roots in Science

    The so-called "Tree of 40 Fruit" — blossoming in a variety of pretty pink hues when completed — is rooted in science. The eye-catching artistic rendering of the tree brought worldwide attention to its creator, Sam Van Aken, a professor in the school of art at Syracuse University in New York. "[Van…

    LiveScience.com
  • Photographer among five found bound, killed in Mexico

    A news photographer was among the five people found tortured and fatally shot in a Mexico City apartment, a journalism advocacy group said Sunday. Ruben Espinosa, 31, a photographer with magazine "Proceso" was among the five victims found with bound hands, bearing apparent signs of torture,…

    AFP
  • Boko Haram 'under siege' as Nigeria rescues 178 hostages

    Nigeria's military said Monday it had "besieged" Boko Haram positions in the Islamist militant group's northeastern heartland after setting free 178 hostages, mainly women and children. The ongoing operation has led to the capture of a Boko Haram commander, according to the army, while a "large…

    AFP
  • Is Anywhere on Earth Safe From Climate Change?

    Put simply: Climate change poses the threat of global catastrophe. All of which raises a question: If climate change continues at this pace, is anywhere going to be safe? “Switzerland would be a good guess,” said James Hansen, the director of climate science at Columbia University’s Earth Institute.

    The Atlantic