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  • Bride accused of niece's death after wedding found guilty

    BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania newlywed has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment in the shooting death of her niece hours after the ceremony.

    Associated Press
  • South Korea opts for KAI-Lockheed in $7.8 bln fighter deal

    South Korea on Monday selected Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and partner Lockheed Martin as the preferred bidder for a multi-billion-dollar contract to develop 120 "indigenous" fighter jets. The bid from KAI and the US aerospace giant was always seen as the favourite for the 8.6 trillion won (US…

    AFP
  • Putin letter to Arab summit triggers strong Saudi attack

    By Yara Bayoumy and Mahmoud Mourad SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of hypocrisy on Sunday, telling an Arab summit that he should not express support for the Middle East while fuelling instability by supporting Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.…

    Reuters
  • UC Berkeley student missing after leaving Los Angeles party

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities and concerned relatives and friends sought the public's help on Sunday in finding a University of California, Berkeley student who went missing after he left a party near the University of Southern California.

    Associated Press
  • Theories behind riddle of Alps crash co-pilot's actions

    The crash of Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 Tuesday has sparked a range of possible theories to explain the actions of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who investigators believe deliberately flew the plane into a mountainside. Mental health experts caution that suicide is usually the result of multiple,…

    AFP
  • Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!'

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black women while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color from all walks of life.

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  • John Tyler: America’s most unusual President?

    On the 225th birthday of John Tyler, Constitution Daily looks back at the legacy of a most unusual President who established the concept of presidential succession and eventually was elected to the Confederate Congress.

    National Constitution Center
  • Major 7.7 quake strikes off Papua New Guinea, tsunami warning issued

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - A major earthquake with a magnitude 7.7 struck off Papua New Guinea on Monday, official monitors said, and a tsunami warning was issued soon after. The epicentre of the 33 km (22 mile) deep quake was near the town of Rabaul in the northeast of Papua New Guinea, The U.S.…

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    Off-Duty LAPD Officer Involved in Santa Clarita Shooting; 1 Detained

    A man was detained after an off-duty LAPD officer was involved in a shooting in Santa Clarita, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff`s Department. Kacey Montoya reports from Santa Clarita for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sunday, March 29, 2015.

    KTLA - Los Angeles
  • Alps plane crash DNA found as investigators battle terrain

    Forensic teams announced they had isolated almost 80 distinct DNA strands from body parts at the Germanwings crash site in the French Alps, as recovery personnel continued their grim task following last week's tragedy. French officials say the plane's black box voice recorder indicates that…

    AFP
  • Republicans see Obama as more imminent threat than Putin - Reuters/Ipsos poll

    By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A third of Republicans believe President Barack Obama poses an imminent threat to the United States, outranking concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. A Reuters/Ipsos online poll this month asked 2,809…

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  • Last minutes of ill-fated Germanwings flight

    The Germanwings flight started like any other, the conversation in the cockpit normal, with co-pilot Andreas Lubitz offering no indication of the horror he would allegedly inflict. This is how Flight 4U 9525, which investigators believe Lubitz deliberately steered into a French mountainside,…

    AFP
  • Oregon home demolished after diesel dumped into basement

    PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon couple took it all in stride as they watched the demolition of a house they owned for nearly 30 years.

    Associated Press
  • Sri Lankan president's youngest brother dies after ax attack

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's youngest brother has died two days after he was attacked with an ax in what authorities said was a personal dispute.

    Associated Press
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    World landmarks go dark as Earth Hour highlights the need for sustainable energy (13 photos)

    Hundreds of landmarks from Paris' Eiffel Tower to the Seattle Space Needle will dim their lights on Saturday, as people around the world go briefly off-grid to mark Earth Hour with candlelight and barbecues. The 60-minute annual campaign organised by the conservation group WWF encourages…

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  • Looking nervous? Yawning too much? TSA may be keeping an eye on you

    TSA doesn’t regularly report such encounters, but the week also likely included a number of passengers pulled aside for questioning and perhaps extra physical checking.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Seven shot at spring break party in Florida: police

    (Reuters) - Three Alabama university students were among seven people shot, several critically injured, early on Saturday morning at a raucous spring break party in Panama City Beach, Florida, and the suspected shooter was taken into custody, local police said. Shortly before 1 a.m., officers were…

    Reuters
  • Your Bird Feeder Could Be Backfiring

    For residents of South Hampton, New Hampshire, the first day of spring came not with an end to the deep snow and frigid temperatures, but instead with unexpected consequences of a well-intentioned deed. In a new study published in the journal Ecology Letters, University of Georgia ecologists…

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