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  • US condemns Iranian woman's execution
    US condemns Iranian woman's execution

    "We condemn this morning's execution in Iran of Reyhaneh Jabbari," said the statement by State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki, who said there were "serious concerns with the fairness of the trial and the circumstances surrounding this case." Jabbari, 26, who had been on death row for five years, was put to death at dawn, the official IRNA news agency quoted the Tehran prosecutor's office as saying. "Iranian authorities proceeded with this execution despite pleas from Iranian human rights activists and an international outcry over this case," Psaki said. "We join our voice with those who call on Iran to respect the fair trial guarantees afforded to its people under Iran's own laws and its international obligations."

  • Washington state teen shooter's family living in 'nightmare'
    Washington state teen shooter's family living in 'nightmare'

    By Eric M. Johnson and Victoria Cavaliere MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - Relatives of a Washington state teen accused of a high school shooting rampage said on Saturday that they were living in a "nightmare" and struggling to understand why the boy targeted his two cousins and several friends before killing himself. One girl was killed and four other freshman students were severely wounded in Friday's morning rampage inside the cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, north of Seattle. ...

  • ISIS Pummeled by Air and Land in Iraq
    ISIS Pummeled by Air and Land in Iraq

    Ground offensives mounted by the Iraqi army and Kurdish peshmerga forces—and bolstered by a bombardment of U.S. airstrikes—have pushed ISIS fighters from several key towns and villages in the north and south of Iraq, officials said.

  • George and Amal Clooney Celebrated at Post-Wedding Bash in England
    George and Amal Clooney Celebrated at Post-Wedding Bash in England

    Still partying one month later! George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin were feted by several of their loved ones at a second wedding celebration thrown by the bride's parents.

  • Washington school shooter Jaylen Fryberg's personal struggles revealed on social media
    Washington school shooter Jaylen Fryberg's personal struggles revealed on social media

    Social media posts penned by the shooter in Friday’s rampage at a Washington State high school portray a head-over-heels teenager who grew more and more tormented when the relationship fell apart.

  • Hockey returns to Ottawa with emotional ceremony
    Hockey returns to Ottawa with emotional ceremony

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Players on opposing teams formed a circle at center ice as hockey made a stirring return to Ottawa on Saturday night.

  • Gold nugget found in California finds secret buyer
    Gold nugget found in California finds secret buyer

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of the largest gold nuggets in modern times pulled from Northern California's Gold Country has sold to a secret buyer.

  • No. 24 LSU upends No.3 Mississippi, 10-7
    No. 24 LSU upends No.3 Mississippi, 10-7

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Bo Wallace wasn't about to play it safe — not even in Death Valley. The bold but risky decision ended any hope No. 3 Mississippi may have had about its first unblemished record in more than half a century.

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