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  • Nurse Amber Vinson free of Ebola virus, family says

    Barely a week after being diagnosed with Ebola, Texas nurse Amber Vinson is free of the deadly virus, her family said Wednesday night.

    Yahoo News
  • UK man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court

    LONDON (AP) — He might have got away with it if it hadn't been for his supermarket loyalty card.

    Associated Press
  • Wife admits ordering killing of Briton on Bali

    Denpasar (Indonesia) (AFP) - The wife of a British man found with his throat slashed and dumped in a ditch on Indonesia's resort island of Bali has admitted ordering the killing, police said Wednesday.

    AFP
  • Snowplow driver says he didn't see Total CEO's jet

    MOSCOW (AP) — The driver of the snowplow that apparently caused the plane carrying the Total CEO to crash at a Moscow airport says he neither saw nor heard the private jet as it sped toward him down the runway in the dark.

    Associated Press
  • Leaked autopsy raises questions about Michael Brown narrative

    The narrative surrounding Michael Brown’s death continues to evolve as a leaked autopsy report appears to support the claim that Mr. Brown at one point reached for Officer Darren Wilson’s gun. It also raises questions about whether Brown was raising his hands in surrender when he was killed.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Vermont man guilty of luring, killing teacher

    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A part-time snowplow driver who told police he and his wife set out "to get a girl" was convicted Wednesday of luring a prep-school teacher out of her Vermont home and then killing her.

    Associated Press
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    Teens suspected in deadly hit-and-run to be released without charges

    The Tulare County District Attorney is not charging the two teenagers who turned themselves into police in the hit-and-run death of a nine-year-old boy in Dinuba.

    KFSN – Fresno
  • Boyfriend leads police to pregnant Ohio woman's remains

    By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - An Ohio man who confessed to killing his pregnant girlfriend and burning down their Columbus apartment led authorities to her body early Wednesday, Ohio police said. Jacob Ferrero, 22, confessed to the murder and arson to Columbus police and fire investigators…

    Reuters
  • 'Outsourcing' changes Georgia race in closing days

    MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn has spent the past month hammering away at Republican David Perdue's career as a business executive, making a dispute over his role in outsourcing jobs the hallmark of her campaign for U.S. Senate.

    Associated Press
  • Mexico: Mayor linked to deadly attack on students

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Officials said Wednesday that a drug gang implicated in the disappearance of 43 students in a southern city essentially ran the town, paying the mayor hundreds of thousands of dollars a month out of its profits from making opium paste to fuel the U.S. heroin market.

    Associated Press
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    U.S. airstrikes in Syria (71 photos)

    Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers agreed Wednesday to send much-needed reinforcements to fellow Kurds battling to stop the key Syrian border town of Kobane from falling into the hands of the Islamic State group. The approval came as Turkey criticised US air drops of ammunition and weapons to Kobane's Kurdish…

    Yahoo News
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  • Schumacher will need years to recover says doctor

    A French doctor treating stricken former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher said Thursday that the German ace was making progress, but will need years to recover. Jean-Francois Payen also praised Schumacher's wife Corinna for the devotion she has shown to the racing driver since his…

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  • Ebola: Why virus kills some, other people survive

    WASHINGTON (AP) — People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American…

    Associated Press
  • Jodi Arias Death Penalty Trial Begins With Shocking Photo

    The death penalty phase of Jodi Arias' murder trial started today with both sides promising it would be just as graphic as the original murder trial, and the prosecution fulfilled on that immediately.

    ABC News
  • Facebook's Zuckerberg wages China charm offensive -- in Mandarin

    Facebook is blocked in China, but its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg appears determined to win over hearts and minds in Beijing -- surprising a hall full of students by conducting a Q&A session in Mandarin. Zuckerberg charmed his audience comprising Chinese and international students when he kicked off…

    AFP
  • Here are the best times to watch tomorrow’s partial solar eclipse

    On Thursday, a partial solar eclipse is expected to darken the skies above. A partial solar eclipse occurs when the sun and moon are not exactly in line and the moon only partially obscures the sun. We’d like to reiterate that just because the sun is partially obscured, it’s still a very bad idea…

    BGR News
  • Oldest DNA ever found sheds light on humans' global trek

    Scientists claim to have unravelled the oldest DNA ever retrieved from a Homo sapiens bone, a feat that sheds light on modern humans' colonisation of the planet. Teased out of collagen in the ancient bone, the genome contains traces from Neanderthals -- a cousin species who lived in Eurasia…

    AFP