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  • Goliath Encounter: Puppy-Sized Spider Surprises Scientist in Rainforest

    Piotr Naskrecki was taking a nighttime walk in a rainforest in Guyana, when he heard rustling as if something were creeping underfoot. When he turned on his flashlight, he expected to see a small mammal, such as a possum or a rat.

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  • Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, people leave early

    By Jeff Mason UPPER MARLBORO Md. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity. With…

    Reuters
  • Toddler beaten and choked to death for soiling pants: police

    By Karen Brooks (Reuters) - A man accused in the death of his 3-year-old stepdaughter was being held in a New York City hospital on Sunday after police found him in an apartment with self-inflicted stab wounds, authorities said. Kelsey Smith, 20, is charged with assault and endangering the welfare…

    Reuters
  • Sweden says credible reports of foreign submarine in its waters

    By Niklas Pollard and Alistair Scrutton STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden released on Sunday a grainy photo of a mysterious vessel in Stockholm's archipelago, as the military hunted for a foreign submarine or divers in the country's biggest such mobilization since the Cold War. The search in the Baltic…

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    Investigation into death of 3-year old girl beaten inside Brooklyn apartment

    3-year old Jeida Torres was found bruised and beaten in an apartment in Bushwick Saturday, and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

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  • Serena Williams hits back at Russian official

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as "brothers" were bullying, sexist and racist, and that she supported the one-year suspension imposed by the WTA against the official.

    Associated Press
  • Killer in the honeymoon murder trial dies

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The man convicted for the murder of a woman killed on honeymoon in Cape Town has died, announced South Africa's Department of Correctional Services.

    Associated Press
  • Two arrested in death of Saudi student in California: report

    (Reuters) - Two people have been arrested in the death of a college student from Saudi Arabia whose remains were found alongside a freeway in a Southern California desert city, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi, 23, was last seen at his home in the Los Angeles suburb…

    Reuters
  • Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

    Associated Press
  • Ebola victim's Texas fiance expresses gratitude, sorrow

    By Karen Brooks (Reuters) - The fiancée of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian who died of Ebola in Dallas earlier this month, said on Sunday she was grateful to be leaving quarantine without any signs of the disease that killed the man she was to marry, but saddened by the toll the virus has taken.…

    Reuters
  • Israel hospital treats daughter of Palestinian arch-foe

    Jerusalem (AFP) - An Israeli hospital said on Sunday that it has treated a daughter of Gaza Hamas leader Ismail Haniya, who is a sworn enemy of the Jewish state.

    AFP
  • Sick woman at Dallas train station not on Ebola watchlist: official

    (Reuters) - A Dallas bus and train station was closed on Saturday after a report that a woman fell ill at the facility, but the transit authority denied an earlier report that the woman had been on a watchlist for possible exposure to Ebola. The woman exited a northbound train at the White Rock…

    Reuters
  • New York toddler beaten to death, mother's boyfriend in custody

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 20-year-old New York City man was in police custody on Sunday in connection with the fatal beating of his girlfriend's toddler daughter at a city homeless shelter, police said. The 3-year-old girl was beaten to death, and her 5-year-old brother also was beaten in Brooklyn on…

    Reuters
  • Indiana police detain man in deaths of 4 women

    HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man confessed to killing a woman whose body was found in a Motel 6 and told police where the bodies of three more women could be found, police said Sunday.

    Associated Press
  • Tasmanian devil death investigated at US zoo

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) — Authorities are looking into the death of a Tasmanian devil found in a pool of blood at a New Mexico zoo with its skull fractured. Investigators suspect it was killed.

    Associated Press
  • Israeli Bedouin killed fighting for IS in Syria: security

    Jerusalem (AFP) - An Arab Israeli doctor has been killed fighting for the Islamic State group in Syria, Israel's Shin Bet domestic security service said on Sunday.

    AFP
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  • Friends, family of Ebola patient reach milestone

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — As her boyfriend Thomas Eric Duncan lay dying of Ebola in a Dallas hospital bed, Louise Troh battled loneliness and fear that she too had contracted the disease while confined to a stranger's home under armed guard.

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