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  • Texas girl kidnapped 12 years ago at age 4 found alive in Mexico

    An Austin, Texas, girl abducted 12 years ago has been found in Mexico, law enforcement officials say.

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  • UK royals issue warning over Prince George pics

    LONDON (AP) — Prince William and his wife Kate have threatened to take legal action against a photographer they say has been monitoring their toddler son Prince George.

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  • Mexico catches drug lord in tourist haunt

    Mexico City (AFP) - Soldiers captured one of Mexico's most-wanted drug barons in a restaurant in a colonial town popular with American tourists and retirees.

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  • 'Real Housewives' couple face sentencing for fraud

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The married stars of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" are due for a dose of unscripted reality.

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  • Thai police: 2 men admit killing British tourists

    BANGKOK (AP) — Two workers from Myanmar confessed on Thursday that they killed two British tourists whose battered bodies were found last month on a beach in southern Thailand, police said.

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  • Syria's army goes on the offensive as U.S. bombs Assad's foes

    By Laila Bassam and Sylvia Westall BEIRUT (Reuters) - As U.S. warplanes bomb his enemies in Syria's east, President Bashar al-Assad has set loose his own forces in the west, alarming Washington's few friends on the ground and potentially undermining the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State.…

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  • Dallas Ebola patient vomited outside apartment on way to hospital

    By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Two days after he was sent home from a Dallas hospital, the man who is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was seen vomiting on the ground outside an apartment complex as he was bundled into an ambulance. The Dallas Ebola case,…

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  • Man, hostage killed following California standoff

    (Reuters) - A man who took a woman and her two young children hostage in their southern California home was shot dead by police after apparently shooting the woman, who later died, police said on Wednesday. Deputies responded to a call from the woman's husband on Wednesday afternoon, who said a…

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    Clay County, Kentucky: What the coal industry left behind (14 photos)

    While the collapse of the coal industry has upended lives throughout eastern Kentucky, it’s been particularly painful here in Clay County, which, according to the New York Times, “just might be the hardest place to live in the United States,” on account of its high unemployment, meager household…

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  • The reporter who brought down the Secret Service's director

    Behind the shocking revelations of incompetence and unprofessionalism that rocked the Secret Service this week is a longtime reporter who's been diligently uncovering the agency's secrets for years.

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  • Boko Haram leader dismisses claims of his death in new video

    Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau dismissed Nigerian military claims of his death in a new video obtained by AFP on Thursday and said the militants had implemented strict Islamic law in captured towns.

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  • Islamic State presses assault on Syrian border town, Kurds warn Turkey

    By Ayla Jean Yackley and Alexander Dziadosz SURUC Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State insurgents tightened their grip on a Syrian border town on Thursday despite coalition air strikes meant to weaken them, sending thousands more Kurdish refugees into Turkey and dragging Ankara deeper into the…

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    Father Searched for Missing Daughter for 12 Years; She Was Found in Mexico

    Greg Allen`s obsession with finding his missing daughter began more than a decade ago, when the mother finally made good on a threat and fled with the daughter from Texas to Mexico, according to him and authorities. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.

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  • Forensics at center of missing U.Va. student case

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Morgan Harrington's parents were so convinced that a serial offender was responsible for their daughter's killing in 2009, they started a nonprofit foundation aimed at protecting other young women.

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  • Jeff Goldblum Stars in Hilarious GE Light Bulb Commercial

    A great way for advertisers to have viewers remember their client's product is to use laughter. Just ask Geico, which had an insanely popular commercial in 2013 featuring a hump-day-loving camel. You remember it, right? "Guess what day it is?"

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  • Islamic State lays out case for 'allegiance' to its leader

    By Alexander Dziadosz BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State (IS) insurgents in Iraq and Syria have issued a pamphlet calling for Muslims to pledge loyalty to their chief, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, pressing a campaign to establish a "caliphate" even as U.S.-led forces bomb their positions. Baghdadi's claim…

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  • Loss of smell may be predictor of death in older adults: study

    By Bill Berkrot (Reuters) - Being unable to smell bacon frying may be far more dire than simply missing out on one of life's pleasures. In older adults, it could be a predictor of increased risk of death within five years. In a study of more than 3,000 people aged 57 to 85, 39 percent of subjects…

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