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  • Man Pays a Horrific Price for Defending His Girlfriend From a Catcaller

    The issue of catcalling as a form of street harassment has taken a violent turn—and the latest incident is helping the problem of verbal abuse of women receive the attention it deserves.

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  • Mom charged with trying to kill baby left in drain

    SYDNEY (AP) — A 30-year-old Australian has been charged with trying to kill her newborn son by abandoning him in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said Monday.

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  • Robot Sub Finds Surprisingly Thick Antarctic Sea Ice

    Antarctica's ice paradox has yet another puzzling layer. Not only is the amount of sea ice increasing each year, but an underwater robot now shows the ice is also much thicker than was previously thought, a new study reports. According to climate models, the region's sea ice should be shrinking…

    LiveScience.com
  • US police shoot dead boy, 12, holding toy gun

    Police in the US city of Cleveland shot and killed a 12-year-old African American boy waving around what turned out to be a toy gun at a playground, officials and reports said Sunday. The shooting in Ohio comes amid high racial tensions in the United States, with a grand jury set to announce…

    AFP
  • 'Today' looks to rebound from tough week

    NEW YORK (AP) — It's rarely a good sign when morning television hosts are painfully bantering about whether they are keeping their jobs.

    Associated Press
  • UK confirms first F-35 jet orders

    London (AFP) - Britain on Monday announced it had signed a contract with US manufacturer Lockheed Martin to buy the first of 14 F-35B combat jets.

    AFP
  • Judge: Confession can be used in missing boy trial

    NEW YORK (AP) — A suspect with a low IQ understood his rights when he told investigators two years ago that he choked a 6-year-old boy to death in 1979, a judge ruled Monday, allowing prosecutors to use the confession that appears to be their key evidence in a notorious missing children's case.

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    Who’s the king of the jungle? (22 photos)

    Not always the lion, Yahoo News Gordon Donovan learned on a trip to Nambia’s Etosha National Park last year. Donovan captured three young lions behaving more like scaredy-cats than fierce felines when they tried to join a group of elephants at a watering hole. At the end of the dry season in…

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  • Secrets Cracked in Yosemite's Tuolumne Meadows

    The broad, grassy plain of Yosemite National Park's Tuolumne Meadows is a welcome stop for visitors driving California's steep and winding Highway 120. Geologists now say the answer to this long-standing puzzle lies in the molten rock that shaped the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Granite near…

    LiveScience.com
  • Erdogan: women are not equal to men

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan set off a new controversy on Monday, declaring that women are not equal to men and accusing feminists of not understanding the special status that Islam attributes to mothers.

    Associated Press
  • Man hunting geese in New Jersey accidentally kills himself: police

    (Reuters) - A man hunting geese with his father in New Jersey shot and killed himself in what police said Sunday appeared to be an accident. Police in West Windsor Township, about 40 miles northeast of Philadelphia, said the 45-year-old victim and his father were properly licensed to hunt the…

    Reuters
  • 1 killed, dozens injured in California bus crash

    REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A tour bus ran off a Northern California freeway and overturned Sunday morning, killing one person and injuring 30 — six of them seriously, authorities said.

    Associated Press
  • Mother who shot children dies from her injuries

    TABERNACLE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman who authorities say shot all three of her children, killing two of them, before turning the gun on herself died Sunday from her injuries, state police said.

    Associated Press
  • Huge pre-Black Friday sales kick off at 5 major stores

    Here at BGR, we have made it our mission to save you as much money as possible this holiday season. You’ll find everything you need to know about the crazy Black Friday sales being held by major retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, Target and more in our huge Black Friday 2014 hub, but we’re also…

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  • Britain says it is reviewing arms exports to Israel again

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is undertaking a second review of arms export licenses to Israel to ensure equipment could not be used in a way that would breach international law, the government said on Monday. The government has already conducted one such review, in August, in response to the Jewish…

    Reuters38 mins ago
  • Ukraine leader, under pressure from West, pledges new government soon

    By Richard Balmforth KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine will take the first steps this week towards forming a new government, President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday, seeking to assuage concern among his Western allies that the delay is holding up reform and imperiling Western assistance. The U.S. and…

    Reuters42 mins ago
  • Under pressure, Hagel steps down as Pentagon chief

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Monday he is stepping down, leaving under pressure following a rocky tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular team of national security advisers.

    Associated Press14 mins ago