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  • Sheriff: Iowa man locked 5 kids in bedroom all day

    An Iowa man is charged with locking his girlfriend's five children in a bedroom for more than 24 hours without food or access to a bathroom, authorities said Monday. Deputies who responded to a report of domestic disturbance at a home in Westgate on Friday at 9 a.m. saw several children inside…

    Associated Press55 mins ago
  • Texas soldier beat toddler to death for soiling diaper: police

    By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - A Fort Bliss, Texas, soldier beat his 2-year-old daughter to death after he became upset that she soiled her diaper, police said on Monday. Peyton Graham was found unresponsive with suspicious injuries in her father's apartment and later died at a hospital on…

    Reuters
  • Woman accused of running granddaughter to death to go on trial

    Joyce Hardin Garrard, 49, stands accused of forcing Savannah Hardin to run non-stop for three hours in February 2012. Hardin died from dehydration and low sodium, a condition common in marathon runners, Etowah County Sheriff's spokeswoman Natalie Barton said. Hardin suffered from unspecified…

    Reuters
  • Missing Afghan soldiers found trying to cross U.S.-Canada border: report

    Three Afghan National Army soldiers who did not return to a training exercise at U.S. Military officials did not immediately respond to request for comment and the report could not be independently verified. The three soldiers were reported missing from Joint Base Cape Cod, located in a beach…

    Reuters
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    19-Year-Old Student Dies After Fraternity Party

    Prosecutors say a Rutgers University student has died after she "became distressed" while attending a small gathering at a fraternity house. A preliminary investigation determined the death of 19-year-old Caitlyn Kovacs may be alcohol related.

    Tribune
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  • Polygamist Ninja Women Sneak Into Utah Home To Abduct 15-Year-Old Girl, Fail Miserably

    Police say two women dressed from head to toe as ninjas broke into a home in an effort to abduct a 15-year-old girl, Salt Lake City Fox affiliate KSTU reports. The attack happened in the generally placid Salt Lake City suburb of West Jordan, Utah, late Thursday night. “I heard a creak, and there…

    The Daily Caller
  • Boehner says unemployed ‘don’t really want’ jobs. How bad a gaffe for GOP?

    The Republican Party’s top leader in Congress is catching flak for a comment that appears to call the jobless lazy – a comment that has rekindled an old challenge for the party: appearing insensitive or uncaring toward Americans who are poor or in financial difficulty. House Speaker John Boehner…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Sierra Leone faces 'overflow' of Ebola dead as curfew ends

    Millions of Sierra Leoneans emerged from their homes on Monday after a controversial nationwide lockdown during which scores of dead bodies and around 150 new cases of Ebola infections were uncovered. The west African country had confined its six million people to their homes for 72 hours in a bid…

    AFP
  • Former Titans kicker Bironas killed in car crash

    Rob Bironas, who worked his way through odd jobs and the Arena Football League before becoming one of the NFL's most accurate kickers, died in a car crash. The former Tennessee Titans player died Saturday night when he lost control on a curve in his 2009 GMC Yukon Denali and crashed after 11 p.m.…

    Associated Press
  • SPIN METER: Those changing health law numbers

    Call it health care law numerology. The Obama administration has had to revise and refine some initial enrollment numbers for health insurance sign-ups after they turned out to be too optimistic. Parsing the numbers is a new pursuit for administration officials from President Barack Obama on down,…

    Associated Press
  • Senior Sen. Inouye told Kirsten Gillibrand he liked his girls 'chubby,' report says

    The senior senator who once told New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand not to lose "too much weight" because he liked his girls "chubby" was the late Hawaii Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, the New York Times reports. In a memoir published earlier this month, Gillibrand revealed that some of her male colleagues…

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  • Death sentences for 4 Saudis in 'bloodiest terror' cell

    Four Saudi men have been sentenced to death for their role in one of the kingdom's "bloodiest terror cells", official SPA news agency has reported. The agency said late Sunday that a special criminal court in Riyadh jailed "as many as 20" others for between two and 23 years for a variety of crimes.

    AFP
  • Uganda government challenged over carnage in the delivery room

    As she lay bleeding to death in Valente Inziku's arms in a Ugandan government hospital in October 2010, Jennifer Anguko, pregnant with the couple's fourth child, wished her husband well as a single parent. Nearly four years later, her husband is still waiting for the government of Uganda -- where…

    AFP
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    Rutgers student dies after gathering at fraternity house

    Alcohol is suspected of playing a role in the death of a Rutgers University student.

    WPVI – Philadelphia
  • Accused White House intruder is decorated Iraq war veteran

    By Peter Cooney WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Texas man accused of breaking into the White House while armed with a knife is a U.S. Omar Gonzalez, 42, is expected to appear in court in Washington on Monday facing a charge of unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds while carrying a deadly…

    Reuters
  • Police: 4 kids killed in crash weren't restrained

    Four children killed in a multi-vehicle crash in northeastern Pennsylvania were not in booster seats or wearing seatbelts when the car in which they were traveling caused a high-speed, four-car crash, police said Sunday. The Saturday afternoon crash killed five, including the 23-year-old woman…

    Associated Press
  • Detroit tells judge: We can't give away free water

    Detroit's water department defended its shutoff policy Monday and warned that free service to people with unpaid bills could be "very devastating" to the bottom line. Judge Steven Rhodes set aside Detroit's bankruptcy trial to hear evidence in a controversy that has been boiling all summer. The…

    Associated Press52 mins ago