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  • Actress Anne Meara, wife of Jerry Stiller, dies

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress and comedian Anne Meara, whose comic work with husband Jerry Stiller helped launch a 60-year career in film and TV, has died. She was 85.

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  • 'Vile and repulsive' Australian backpacker rapist jailed

    Alfio Anthony Granata, 47, pleaded guilty to 14 charges, including multiple rapes, threats to kill and intentionally causing serious injury over a six-week period in 2012. Victorian County Court Judge Frank Gucciardo said Granata's behaviour was "vile and repulsive" and had dehumanised his…

    AFP
  • Hezbollah captures hilltops from al Qaeda's Syria wing: Al-Manar TV

    Hezbollah fighters have captured two hilltops from al Qaeda's Syria wing Nusra Front in areas close to the Lebanese border and have killed dozens of enemy combatants, Hezbollah-run al-Manar television reported on Monday. It said in a newsflash that the Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim group had captured the…

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    Storms hit the Midwest (30 photos)

    Record rainfall wreaked havoc across a swath of the Plains and Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods in normally dry riverbeds, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people in Texas from their homes. Tornadoes struck, severely damaging an apartment complex in Houston, Texas. A firefighter…

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  • Families of 10 killed in California crash get some answers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Myvett proposed to his college sweetheart on bended knee in front of the Louvre museum in Paris. Four months later, the pair died in a fiery head-on collision between a FedEx semi-truck and a bus that killed eight others in California, including five promising high school…

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  • Man and child killed, three children injured in N.M. cherry picker crash

    (Reuters) - A man and a child were killed and three other children injured in New Mexico on Sunday when a cherry picker in which they were riding was knocked over by a gust of wind, police said. The four children and the adult were inside the bucket of the elevated work platform, which was on the…

    Reuters
  • Putin wants 'constructive' Poland ties after Duda presidential win

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday called for "constructive ties" with Poland as he congratulated conservative challenger Andrzej Duda on his surprise victory at presidential polls. The Russian leader expressed hope that "the building of constructive ties between Russia and Poland, based on…

    AFP
  • 5 Photos That Show Why People Around the World Are Protesting GMO Crops

    More than 400 rallies were held in 48 countries, including the U.S., Burkina Faso, Mexico, and Brazil, in the third annual March Against Monsanto, according to organizers. The agricultural company is the world’s largest producer of genetically engineered seeds and herbicides. GMOs, or genetically…

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  • Relatives doubt that 42 men died in shootout on Mexico ranch

    MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — One body was missing an eye and had bruises on its face. Another had its teeth knocked inward. One had a gunshot in the top of the head.

    Associated Press
  • IS executes 16 traders on Iraqi road

    The Islamic State group has executed 16 Iraqi traders taking food from the city of Baiji to the government-controlled western city of Haditha, officials said Sunday. "Daesh executed 16 Haditha traders last night," the mayor of the city, Abdelhakim al-Jughaifi, told AFP by phone. "The victims were…

    AFP
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    Fleet Week in NYC (57 photos)

    Fleet Week New York, now in its 27th year, is the city’s time-honored celebration of the sea services. The event, which runs through May 26, is an unparalleled opportunity for the citizens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet sailors, Marines and Coast Guard members, as well as to…

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  • New Orleans housing police officer shot dead in patrol car

    (Reuters) - A New Orleans housing authority police officer was found shot to death as he sat inside a patrol car near a construction site, officials said on Sunday, in a fresh reminder of the dangers of working in law enforcement in the United States. Police responded just after 7 a.m. to a radio…

    Reuters
  • In North Korea, men call the shots, women make the money

    By Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea is a militarized, male-dominated society, but it is women who are making the money as the insular nation allows an unofficial market-based economy to take shape. Women earn more than 70 percent of household income in North Korea, mainly as traders in the…

    Reuters
  • Angry Federer blasts French Open after security scare

    Roger Federer blasted French Open organisers Sunday after a fan breached tight security and raced on to court to grab a 'selfie' with the Swiss great. The 17-time Grand Slam winner had just completed a routine 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 win over Colombia's Alejandro Falla when he was shocked to see a young fan…

    AFP
  • Correction: Nigeria-Fuel Crisis story

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — In a story May 25 about Nigeria's fuel crisis, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the country produces more than 2 billion barrels of oil a day. The correct figure is more than 2 million barrels a day.

    Associated Press
  • 'This Is Straight Murder': a Troubling Acquittal in Cleveland

    On November 29, 2012, police officers and witnesses heard what appeared to be gunshots coming from a car driving near a police station in Cleveland. Thirteen police officers then fired 137 rounds of ammunition at the vehicle, whose occupants Cleveland police suspected were armed. After the other…

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  • Boko Haram 'in deadly raid on NE Nigeria town'

    Boko Haram fighters killed several people and destroyed dozens of homes in a raid on a town in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, local residents, a vigilante and the military said on Sunday. Scores of Islamist militants in trucks and on motorcycles stormed the town of Gubio, 95 kilometres (60 miles)…

    AFP