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  • Woman accused of running granddaughter to death to go on trial

    Joyce Hardin Garrard, 49, stands accused of forcing Savannah Hardin to run non-stop for three hours in February 2012. Hardin died from dehydration and low sodium, a condition common in marathon runners, Etowah County Sheriff's spokeswoman Natalie Barton said. Hardin suffered from unspecified…

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  • Polygamist Ninja Women Sneak Into Utah Home To Abduct 15-Year-Old Girl, Fail Miserably

    Police say two women dressed from head to toe as ninjas broke into a home in an effort to abduct a 15-year-old girl, Salt Lake City Fox affiliate KSTU reports. The attack happened in the generally placid Salt Lake City suburb of West Jordan, Utah, late Thursday night. “I heard a creak, and there…

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  • New Jersey man attacked and killed by black bear, police say

    Darsh Patel, 22, of Edison, New Jersey, and four friends encountered the bear on Sunday afternoon in the Apshawa Preserve, about 40 miles (64 km) northwest of New York City, according to the West Milford Township, New Jersey, police department. The bear began to follow the hikers and they…

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    19-Year-Old Student Dies After Fraternity Party

    Prosecutors say a Rutgers University student has died after she "became distressed" while attending a small gathering at a fraternity house. A preliminary investigation determined the death of 19-year-old Caitlyn Kovacs may be alcohol related.

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  • IS jihadists urge killing of citizens from US-led coalition

    The Islamic State group called on Muslims to kill citizens of all countries taking part in the US-led anti-jihadist coalition by any available means, in a statement posted online Monday. "If you can kill a disbelieving American or European -- especially the spiteful and filthy French -- or an…

    AFP
  • Russia's Putin looking at cooperation to fight Islamic State: agency

    Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed with his Security Council on Monday potential cooperation with other countries on fighting against Islamic State, Russian news agencies cited the Kremlin's spokesman as saying. Russia, whose ties with Washington are at their lowest since the end of the…

    Reuters
  • Uganda government challenged over carnage in the delivery room

    As she lay bleeding to death in Valente Inziku's arms in a Ugandan government hospital in October 2010, Jennifer Anguko, pregnant with the couple's fourth child, wished her husband well as a single parent. Nearly four years later, her husband is still waiting for the government of Uganda -- where…

    AFP
  • Accused White House intruder to appear in court

    Following an embarrassing security breach at the White House, one of the most closely protected buildings in the world, the Secret Service is said to be considering establishing new checkpoints to screen tourists in public areas near the presidential mansion. Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, of Copperas Cove,…

    Associated Press
  • Police: 4 kids killed in crash weren't restrained

    Four children killed in a multi-vehicle crash in northeastern Pennsylvania were not in booster seats or wearing seatbelts when the car in which they were traveling caused a high-speed, four-car crash, police said Sunday. The Saturday afternoon crash killed five, including the 23-year-old woman…

    Associated Press
  • Israel's population now tops 8.2 mn, figures show

    Israel's population is now more than 8.2 million, the Central Bureau of Statistics said on Monday, releasing new figures on the eve of Jewish New Year. The numbers show that Israel has 8,252,500 inhabitants -- 6,186,100 Jews (75 percent), 1,709,900 Arabs (20.7 percent) and 356,500 others (4.3…

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    Rutgers student dies after gathering at fraternity house

    Alcohol is suspected of playing a role in the death of a Rutgers University student.

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  • Chinese warships in first call at an Iran port

    Two Chinese destroyers have arrived at Iran's Gulf port of Bandar Abbas, in an unprecedented visit attesting to a new rapprochement between the two countries, Iranian media reported Sunday. The four-day visit is the first time a Chinese naval vessel has called at a port in the Islamic republic,…

    AFP
  • Man charged with killing NFL player Peterson's son released on bond: report

    (Reuters) - A South Dakota man charged last year with killing NFL star Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son has been released on $2 million bond, U.S. media reported on Saturday. Joseph Patterson was released from a South Dakota jail on Friday

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  • Chinese militants get Islamic State 'terrorist training': media

    Chinese militants from the western region of Xinjiang have fled from the country to get "terrorist training" from Islamic State fighters for attacks at home, state media reported on Monday. The report was the first time state-run media had linked militants from Xinjiang, home to ethnic minority…

    Reuters
  • Boko Haram 'kill several' as they loot Nigeria market

    Boko Haram gunmen stormed a crowded market in Nigeria's restive northeastern state of Borno, killing several people and carting away food, witnesses said Saturday. Dressed in military and police uniforms, dozens of insurgents attacked the town of Mainok, 56 kilometres outside Maiduguri, the state…

    AFP
  • Asian Games 'Medal Ceremony Girls' join beauty battle

    North Korea has its "Army of Beauties", but the rival South is fighting back at the Asian Games with its "Medal Ceremony Girls". Many South Koreans were heartbroken when the rival North refused to send its renowned cheerleaders to the pan-Asian sporting event in Incheon, in a political wrangle. The…

    AFP
  • US too late on Syria: former Pentagon chief

    The rise of the brutal Islamic State group can partly be blamed on President Barack Obama's failure to arm moderate Syrian rebels far earlier, said former US defense secretary Leon Panetta. It comes after the United States Congress on Thursday passed Obama's plan to train and arm moderate Syrian…

    AFP