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  • Police find body in search for schoolgirl Alice Gross

    London (AFP) - Police on Wednesday said they had found a body in a London river following a sweeping search for missing teenager Alice Gross and were now hunting a Latvian suspect.

    AFP14 mins ago
  • Islamic State beheads seven men, three women in Syria: monitor

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State beheaded seven men and three women in a northern Kurdish area of Syria, a human rights monitoring group said on Wednesday, part of what it described as a campaign to frighten residents resisting the militant group's advance. The head of the Syrian Observatory for…

    Reuters43 mins ago
  • Ailing North Korea leader sends message to China

    Seoul (AFP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, who has not been seen for nearly a month due to apparent health problems, sent a congratulatory message to China on its national day Wednesday, state media said.

    AFP
  • Reporter Finds Missing 10-Year-Old Boy While Covering Story

    Reporters sometimes face a dilemma: Witnessing events in their communities, they are tasked to report what they see, for their viewers and readers, without crossing any lines of involvement. But sometimes, on a human level, that is just not possible.

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  • Body of missing Arkansas real estate agent found in shallow grave

    By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK Ark. (Reuters) - The body of a missing Arkansas real estate agent was found on Tuesday in a shallow grave at an industrial site several miles from the house she was trying to sell at the time of her disappearance last week, police said. Arron Lewis, a 33-year-old…

    Reuters
  • NATO gets new chief_one Putin may approve of

    BRUSSELS (AP) — At a time of daunting geopolitical crises, NATO is undergoing its own version of regime change, with the arrival of a new chief official who has the blessing, at least temporarily, of one of the West's biggest adversaries: Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Associated Press
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  • Mayor of Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens shot dead

    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The mayor of a small Los Angeles suburb was shot dead by his wife on Tuesday but the woman was released without charge after being detained, the county sheriff's department said. The shooting at Bell Gardens stemmed from an afternoon quarrel between the…

    Reuters
  • Texas woman sentenced to 60 years in 'black widow' murder case

    By Marice Richter FORT WORTH Texas (Reuters) - A Texas woman dubbed a "black widow" was sentenced on Tuesday to 60 years in prison after her conviction on murder and evidence tampering in the shooting death of her husband in what prosecutors said was a plot to collect insurance money. Michele…

    Reuters
  • Unarmed black granddad killed by cop, in shades of Ferguson

    The case of an unarmed black grandfather shot to death in his own driveway by a white police officer in South Carolina has fueled demands for more transparency into cases where unarmed civilians are killed by police.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • The Fox News Apology Tour

    Four apologies in one week over at Fox News! But it’s interesting to observe what they are and aren’t sorry about.

    The Daily Beast
  • Brooklyn science teacher charged with sexually abusing students

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City high school science teacher who was already facing charges of sending a sexually explicit photograph to a student was arrested at court on Tuesday on new charges of sexually abusing six other teenage girls, prosecutors said. Sean Shaynak, 44, was arraigned on 36…

    Reuters
  • Report: Obama rode elevator with armed man

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rode an elevator this month with an armed security contractor who had three criminal convictions, a violation of Secret Service security protocols, according to published reports.

    Associated Press
  • Dallas man arrested after ill-fated casket prank

    DALLAS (Reuters) - A Texas man suspected of stealing a casket to play a prank on his sister by making her think he had dug up their dead father was arrested after she called police, police said on Tuesday. Once Dallas police received the call from the sister who was concerned about what her brother…

    Reuters
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    Teen Set To Be Arraigned, Accused Of Dragging Police Officer With Car

    The teenage driver suspected of fatally running over a 4-year-old girl in Manhattan is set to be arraigned Tuesday in another case involving alleged motor vehicle misdeeds. Franklin Reyes, 18, will face a judge on charges he unlawfully fled from and assaulted a police officer earlier this month.

    Tribune
  • Thai man gets death penalty for train rape, murder

    BANGKOK (AP) — A former railway worker in Thailand was sentenced to death Tuesday for raping a 13-year-old girl on an overnight train, then killing her and throwing her body out the window, an attack that sparked outrage in the Southeast Asian nation and prompted calls for the execution of rapists.

    Associated Press
  • The US Ebola case: 5 things to know

    Health officials on Tuesday announced the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States — a man isolated in intensive care at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

    Associated Press
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  • Georgia woman gets 30-year prison term in daughter's malnutrition death

    ATLANTA (Reuters) - A suburban Atlanta woman was sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty on Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter and child cruelty charges in the malnutrition death of her 16-year-old daughter. Ebony Berry, 37, did not withhold food from her daughter, Markea, but failed…

    Reuters