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  • Remains of Michigan woman last seen at Halloween party found

    ASH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The skeletal remains found at a home construction site in southeastern Michigan are those of a 22-year-old woman who went missing last fall after attending a Halloween party, a medical examiner's spokesman said Saturday.

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  • Beijing 'poised to take de facto control' of S. China Sea'

    Beijing is poised to take "de facto control" of the South China Sea, the Philippines warned Sunday, but its call for a robust Southeast Asian response at a regional summit was shot down. Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei claim parts of the strategic body of water, but Beijing claims…

    AFP
  • More bad news for Brian Williams: NBC probe shows he 'embellished' stories

    Former NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams is half-way through his six-month suspension for inflating stories he told about his reporting. The brutal leaks were designed to send the message to Brian Williams and his superlawyer, Robert Barnett: ‘You’re dead.

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  • Iran leader criticises rich kids after deadly car crashes

    Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei criticised fast-driving wealthy youngsters Sunday for creating "psychological insecurity" on the streets after two high-speed accidents killed five people. "I hear that young people from the generation of wealth, a generation intoxicated by their money,…

    AFP
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    Strong earthquake and aftershocks shake Nepal (77 photos)

    Sleeping in the streets and shell-shocked, Nepalese cremated the dead and dug through rubble for the missing Sunday, a day after a massive Himalayan earthquake killed more than 2,200 people. Aftershocks tormented them, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu residents running into the…

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  • Israeli air strike kills four planting bomb at Syria frontier: source

    An Israeli air strike killed four militants on Sunday as they placed an explosive on a fence near Israel's frontier with Syria in the annexed Golan Heights, an Israeli military source said. The Israeli military spokesman issued a terse statement saying the air force had thwarted an attack at the…

    Reuters
  • Utah couple married 74 years dies within hours of each other

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Just after her mother died at age 94, Carol Bradford went to see her 95-year-old father and told him the news.

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  • Survivors' tales from Everest avalanche horror

    Eighteen people are so far known to have died in the tragedy which comes barely a year after the death of 16 sherpa guides in an avalanche that had been the worst disaster in Everest's history. Still incredulous at surviving being flattened by a massive wall of snow, George Foulsham says the latest…

    AFP
  • Officials: US woman dies at Dominican plastic surgery clinic

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Dominican authorities have shut down a plastic surgery clinic as they investigate the death of a U.S. woman who traveled to the Caribbean country to undergo a liposuction procedure, officials said Sunday.

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  • If Greece falls, no one wants their prints on the murder weapon

    The game of chicken between Greece and its international creditors is turning into a vicious blame game as Athens lurches closer to bankruptcy with no cash-for-reform agreement in sight. Europe's political leaders and central bankers and Greek politicians agree on only one thing: if Greece goes…

    Reuters
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    Soldiers honored on 100th year of Gallipoli battle (35 photos)

    During the emotional ceremony, Britain's Prince Charles and the prime ministers of Australia and New Zealand spoke of the heroism of the soldiers from their countries and other Allied nations. The Gallipoli campaign also altered the course for the countries on both sides of the trenches. The…

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  • Liotta recalls Scorsese discussion before 'Goodfellas' shoot

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Tribeca Film Festival ended Saturday night with a bang — a special 25th anniversary screening of the Martin Scorsese gangster flick "Goodfellas."

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  • Mystery Colorado Highway Shooting on I-25 Points to Possible Serial Attacker

    After four attacks centered on a northern Colorado highway within three days, authorities are concerned a serial shooter may be on the loose. The 20-year-old woman was driving alone on Interstate 25 in Larimer County late Wednesday night 25 when she was shot and the front driver's side window of…

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  • Robbery saved 9 Greek climbers from Nepal quake

    Nine Greek climbers who were robbed by a sherpa guide in Kathmandu told Sunday of their lucky escape after heading home from Nepal the day before an earthquake triggered the deadliest disaster in Mount Everest's history. "We arrived in Kathmandu last week and there we discovered that our sherpa had…

    AFP
  • One U.S. Navy Seal dies, one critical in Virginia pool training

    (Reuters) - One U.S. Navy Seal died and another was critically injured on Friday while training in a pool at a Virginia military base, a Navy spokesman said. The two members of the Navy's elite sea, air, land teams were found at the bottom of the pool by another service member at about 3 p.m. local…

    Reuters
  • After Alleged Domestic Violence Incident, Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson Still Plan to Wed

    WNBA stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson were arrested this week at their Phoenix-area home on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct owing to an alleged domestic violence incident.

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  • Jameis Winston to Bucs to start NFL draft

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL draft heads to Chicago this year, with the top overall choice in our mock draft not planning to be on hand. No matter: Tampa Bay will already have let its selection know when the crowd in the Windy City gets, uh, wind of the pick.

    Associated Press
  • Australians get 72-hour notice of execution in Indonesia: source

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Two Australian drug convicts were notified on Saturday that they will be executed by firing squad in 72 hours at the Indonesian prison island of Nusakambangan, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said. "A 72 hours notice of execution was given to Bali 9 death row…

    Reuters