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  • U.S. top court throws out Obamacare contraception ruling

    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived religious objections by Catholic groups in Michigan and Tennessee to the Obamacare requirement for contraception coverage, throwing out a lower court decision favoring President Barack Obama's administration. The…

    Reuters
  • Russia demands explanation from Poland after it denies entry to pro-Putin bikers

    Russia on Monday demanded an explanation from Poland as to why it denied entry to a group of Russian bikers commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two. Poland had said on Friday it would not allow the bikers club, which has ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, to cross into…

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  • Officer reunited with newborn he found in dumpster in 1989

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An officer who found an abandoned newborn in a garbage dumpster was reunited with the now 25-year-old man he helped save.

    Associated Press
  • Deadly Nevada prison brawl stokes mystery about guards, guns

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — This much is certain: Two handcuffed inmates at one of Nevada's toughest prisons brawled in a hallway, and one ended up dead from several shotgun blasts. The other was declared guilty of murder, even though he never touched a gun.

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  • More bad news for Brian Williams: NBC probe shows he 'embellished' stories

    Former NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams is half-way through his six-month suspension for inflating stories he told about his reporting. The brutal leaks were designed to send the message to Brian Williams and his superlawyer, Robert Barnett: ‘You’re dead.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • New Mustang will be the fastest Ford ever sold in Europe

    At a special live-streamed event on Monday, Ford continued to stoke up excitement about the latest iteration of its classic muscle car -- set to go on sale in Europe for the first time in its 50-year history -- by demonstrating its vital performance statistics. Officially bringing the pony car to…

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    Strong earthquake and aftershocks shake Nepal (130 photos)

    Sleeping in the streets and shell-shocked, Nepalese cremated the dead and dug through rubble for the missing Sunday, a day after a massive Himalayan earthquake killed more than 2,200 people. Aftershocks tormented them, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu residents running into the…

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  • Review: 'Age of Ultron' is an Avengers overdose

    It will surely stand as one of the most peculiar and possibly ironic entries in a director's filmography that in between Joss Whedon's two "Avengers" films there reads "Much Ado About Nothing": a low-budget, black-and-white Shakespeare adaption sandwiched between two of the most gargantuan…

    Associated Press54 mins ago
  • Iran slams nuclear powers, Israel at U.N. atomic treaty meeting

    By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran on Monday demanded that countries possessing nuclear weapons scrap any plans to modernize or extend the life of their atomic arsenals, while branding Israel a threat to the region due to its presumed nuclear stockpile. Speaking on behalf of the…

    Reuters
  • Japan military to take more assertive role

    The United States and Japan agreed new rules for defense cooperation on Monday that will give Tokyo's armed forces a more ambitious, global role amid concerns over China's rising influence. Under the revised "guidelines," Japan could come to the aid of US forces threatened by a third country or…

    AFP
  • Australian trafficker marries before Indonesia execution

    An Australian drug trafficker married his girlfriend Monday on the Indonesian prison island where he is set to be executed soon, his brother said, urging the country's president to show compassion to the newlyweds. Andrew Chan, 31, married his Indonesian girlfriend Febyanti Herewila in a ceremony…

    AFP
  • Officials: US woman dies at Dominican plastic surgery clinic

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Dominican authorities have shut down a plastic surgery clinic as they investigate the death of a U.S. woman who traveled to the Caribbean country to undergo a liposuction procedure, officials said Sunday.

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  • Tesla home battery: What it’ll cost you to keep your iPhone online during blackouts

    Tesla this week will unveil a brand new product that’s not a car, yet it’ll feature some of the same amazing energy technology found in its electric vehicles. According to hints coming directly from Tesla as well as many other reports from the media, the new product line includes home batteries…

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  • Robbery saved 9 Greek climbers from Nepal quake

    Nine Greek climbers who were robbed by a sherpa guide in Kathmandu told Sunday of their lucky escape after heading home from Nepal the day before an earthquake triggered the deadliest disaster in Mount Everest's history. "We arrived in Kathmandu last week and there we discovered that our sherpa had…

    AFP
  • Utah couple married 74 years dies within hours of each other

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Just after her mother died at age 94, Carol Bradford went to see her 95-year-old father and told him the news.

    Associated Press
  • Why Iran is standing by its weakened, and expensive, ally Syria

    Iran has proven critical in helping keep President Bashar al-Assad in power after four years of bloody war, dispatching thousands of soldiers and paramilitary fighters to bolster Syria’s flagging army and billions of dollars in loans to prop up its economy. Iranian officials have declared that…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Gunshots fired at rapper Lil Wayne's tour buses on Georgia highway

    (Reuters) - Multiple gunshots were fired early Sunday into two buses carrying Grammy-winning rap music star Lil Wayne and his entourage on a Georgia highway following a performance in Atlanta, but no one was hurt, police said. About a dozen people were aboard the two buses together when the…

    Reuters