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  • American who vanished in Australia five years ago found alive

    An American tourist who vanished from northern Australia five years ago, with his kayak found submerged near a beach, has been discovered alive by police investigating a burglary. The man, named in the media as Kenneth Rodman, was last seen by a friend in 2010 near Port Douglas, 60 kilometres (37…

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  • Toyota's top female executive steps down after arrest in Japan

    Toyota Motor Corp said on Wednesday that Julie Hamp, its first female managing officer, had resigned following her arrest last month on suspicion of illegally importing the painkiller oxycodone into Japan. Hamp, a U.S. citizen, leaves Toyota about a month after she relocated to Tokyo to become the…

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  • Death of Maryland boy pushed in swing for three days ruled homicide

    Officers found the boy, Ji’Aire Lee, around 7 a.m. on May 22 after witnesses reported seeing a woman pushing a child on a swing for an unusually long time at a park in La Plata, about 35 miles (55 km) south of Washington, Richardson said. The boy was alive Wednesday when he was placed in the swing…

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  • Video shows Syria rebel group executing 18 IS fighters

    A Syrian rebel group operating around Damascus has executed 18 alleged members of the Islamic State group in a video mimicking the extremist organisation's own productions. The video, which emerged overnight, shows fighters from Jaysh al-Islam (Army of Islam) wearing the orange prison clothes that…

    AFP
  • David Sweat Claims He Practiced Escape and Was Almost Caught Twice During 3-Week Manhunt

    David Sweat, who escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility with Richard Matt, was hiding in a hunting tree stand when an officer walked past him, according to the DA.

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  • Saudi Prince Alwaleed pledges $32 bn fortune to charity

    Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal on Wednesday pledged his entire $32-billion (28.8-billion-euro) fortune to charitable projects over the coming years. "I believe that a person should take dramatic and drastic decisions at his peak," Alwaleed, 60, said, proclaiming himself to be…

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  • Russia angers Baltic states with review of independence

    By Maria Tsvetkova and Andrius Sytas MOSCOW/VILNIUS (Reuters) - A move in Russia to review the legality of a 1991 decision formally granting Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia independence from the Soviet Union has alarmed the Baltic States and stoked tensions in ties with Moscow. The Baltic states…

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  • Prosecutor: Woman shot firearms instructor in face

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A woman brought a hammer to a firearms lesson and then tried to kill her instructor by shooting him in the face with a revolver, a prosecutor said.

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  • Exonerated Angola Prisoner Dies After Nearly 30 Years in Solitary Confinement

    Glenn Ford died Monday after a battle with lung cancer. Ford was convicted of first-degree murder in 1984 but was exonerated in March 2014. Ford would have still been on death row if not for a confidential informant who told police in 2013 that someone else confessed to him about the murder that…

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  • Militants attack Egyptian army checkpoints in Sinai, kill 50

    EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Islamic militants on Wednesday unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks, including suicide car bombings, on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 50 soldiers, security and military officials said.

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  • In first, IS beheads two Syria women for 'sorcery': NGO

    Islamic State jihadists have beheaded two women in Syria for "witchcraft and sorcery", a monitor said on Tuesday, in the group's first known decapitation of female civilians. Meanwhile, IS re-entered the town of Tal Abyad on the Turkish border, seized from it by Kurdish forces two weeks ago, and…

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  • The Latest: DA: Injured killer has different escape story

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The latest on the capture of one convicted murderer from a maximum-security prison and the killing of the other. (all times local):

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  • Shark Attacks in North Carolina: 'Perfect Storm' May Be Causing Bloody Encounters

    Two people were bitten by sharks off the coast of North Carolina this weekend, bringing the total number of shark attacks in the state up to five in under three weeks. "It's not a certain thing that makes this happen," said George Burgess, director of the International Shark Attack File at the…

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    David Sweat describes close calls; Prison chief, 11 others put on leave after escapes

    The superintendent at the prison where two killers broke out has been placed on leave along with his security chief and 10 other staff members amid a widening internal investigation into how the inmates pulled off the daring escape, a state official said Tuesday.

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  • FBI investigating new fiber cable attack in California

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation said it was investigating the incident, which appeared to be the latest in a string of fiber cable cuts in the San Francisco Bay area over the last year, according to special agent Greg Wuthrich of the Bureau's San Francisco division. The cut took place in…

    Reuters
  • S. Korea navy fires warning shots to chase off North boat

    A South Korean naval ship fired warning shots Tuesday to chase off a North Korean patrol boat which crossed their disputed western sea border, military officials said. The incursion came at 10:20 am (0120 GMT) as military tensions run high across the Yellow Sea maritime boundary, a scene of…

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  • Woman's Belief Of Parentage Needs Facts To Back Her Claim

    DEAR ABBY: I recently received a Facebook message from a 47-year-old mother of four who believes she is my daughter. While I do not remember her mother and have communicated this to the woman, the pictures she sent of her children somewhat resemble my family. I'm happily married with two sons, and…

    Dear Abby