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  • Church reels after Ireland's huge 'Yes' to gay marriage

    The once-dominant Catholic Church in Ireland was trying to come to terms Sunday with an overwhelming vote in favour of gay marriage, saying it needed a "new language" with which to speak to people. As jubilant "Yes" supporters nursed their hangovers after partying late into the night following…

    AFP43 mins ago
  • Mother found pushing dead toddler on swing in Maryland park

    (Reuters) - A Maryland mother was found early on Friday pushing her dead 3-year-old boy on a park swing, authorities said. Deputies responded to a call around 7 a.m. to check on a woman who witnesses said had been pushing a child for hours on a swing at Wills Memorial Park in La Plata, about 35…

    Reuters
  • Popular Yellowstone and Grand Teton trails closed for now

    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Two of the most heavily used day-hiking routes in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks in northwest Wyoming are closed for the time being because of weather damage and maintenance.

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  • 'This Is Straight Murder': a Troubling Acquittal in Cleveland

    On November 29, 2012, police officers and witnesses heard what appeared to be gunshots coming from a car driving near a police station in Cleveland. Thirteen police officers then fired 137 rounds of ammunition at the vehicle, whose occupants Cleveland police suspected were armed. After the other…

    The Atlantic
  • Families of 10 killed in California crash get some answers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Myvett proposed to his college sweetheart on bended knee in front of the Louvre museum in Paris. Four months later, the pair died in a fiery head-on collision between a FedEx semi-truck and a bus that killed eight others in California, including five promising high school…

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    Fierce gun battle in cartel territory (13 photos)

    The latest in a series of clashes between Mexican authorities and a powerful, fast-growing drug cartel turned into the deadliest confrontation in recent memory, with 42 suspected gang gunmen and one Federal Police officer killed during a three-hour firefight at a remote western ranch. The battle on…

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  • Saudi king vows to punish those behind suicide attack: agency

    Saudi Arabia's King Salman said on Sunday he was "heartbroken" over a suicide bombing at a Shi'ite mosque in the kingdom that killed 21 people, state news agency SPA reported, a conciliatory statement as sectarian strife intensifies in the region. Salman said anyone linked to the attack, claimed by…

    Reuters
  • US 'deeply troubled' by Russia's NGO law

    The United States said it was "deeply troubled" after Russian President Vladimir Putin officially enacted a controversial law banning what Moscow deems to be "undesirable" non-governmental organizations. Under the highly controversial law, passed by the Russian parliament this week, authorities can…

    AFP
  • Orioles reliever leaves game after umps inspect his forearm

    MIAMI (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles' bullpen was already stretched thin in the 12th inning when left-hander Brian Matusz was ejected for using a sticky substance that was on his right arm.

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  • What we know right now about the deadly Amtrak derailment

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nearly two weeks after a deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia killed 8 people and injured more than 200 others, investigators are still trying to piece together what led the train to enter a sharp curve at more than double the 50 mph speed limit.

    Associated Press
  • Rebel commander 'killed in eastern Ukraine'

    A separatist commander in eastern Ukraine was killed along with several other fighters after their car came under attack Saturday, rebel authorities announced. The defence ministry of the self-proclaimed Lugansk republic confirmed that Alexey Mozgovoy, the commander of a police battalion in the…

    AFP
  • Missouri suspect in killing of woman, teen son is dead

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man accused of holding his former girlfriend captive in a crate at their home in western Missouri then fatally shooting her and her teenage son, was shot and killed Saturday, authorities said.

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  • One-sided death toll in Mexico gunfight raises questions

    Puddles of blood and bullet shells are some of the remnants of an intense gunfight on a western Mexico ranch that killed 42 criminal suspects and one police officer. The authorities say superior training and equipment explains the one-sided death toll in one of the bloodiest battles in Mexico's…

    AFP
  • Shipping Containers Are Having a Second Life as Mini Farms

    Built out of repurposed shipping containers, the new plug-and-play mini farms are the newest means of repurposing industrial waste. When Jon Friedman and Brian McNamara began to consult on agricultural projects in Boston, they noticed a theme: Whether their clients were in food distribution, a…

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    Ireland legalizes gay marriage in landslide vote (25 photos)

    Irish voters backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum marking a dramatic social shift in the traditionally Catholic country, government ministers and opponents of the bill said on Saturday. Ministers predicted Ireland had become the first country to adopt same-sex marriage via a…

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  • Drenching rains force scores of rescues in Oklahoma City

    (Reuters) - More than 70 people were rescued on Saturday after severe storms soaked Oklahoma during a month of record rainfall, authorities said. The Oklahoma City Fire Department said in a statement it had rescued more than 70 people after the drenching storms triggered flash floods in the city.…

    Reuters
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    Fleet Week in NYC (33 photos)

    Fleet Week New York, now in its 27th year, is the city’s time-honored celebration of the sea services. The event, which runs through May 26, is an unparalleled opportunity for the citizens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet sailors, Marines and Coast Guard members, as well as to…

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