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  • Pistorius gets sentenced

    Oscar Pistorius sits in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Pistorius will finally learn his fate when judge Thokozile Masipais is expected to announce the Olympic runner's sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)A South African judge sentences the runner for the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.




  • Purple Heart medal, lost 20 years, finds way home

    Purple HeartMANLIUS, N.Y. (AP) — A Purple Heart medal posthumously awarded to a New York soldier killed in Vietnam is being returned to his family about two decades after it was found on a school playground.




  • Americans more worried about economy than Ebola: Poll

    Protestor Hulbert of Annapolis holds a sign as he demonstrates in favor of a travel ban to stop the spread of the Ebola virus, in front of the White House in WashingtonVirus made Gallup poll's top 10 concerns, but remained behind economy, dissatisfaction with government, jobs, healthcare, immigration.




  • Friend of accused Boston bomber lied repeatedly, prosecutor says

    Robel Phillipos, a friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is charged with lying to investigators, leaves the federal courthouse after a hearing in his case in BostonBy Daniel Lovering BOSTON (Reuters) - A friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect lied repeatedly to investigators before eventually confessing about his activities in the days after the attack, a federal prosecutor said on Tuesday. Defense lawyers have argued that Robel Phillipos, 21, was too intoxicated on marijuana to remember what he did the night of April 18, 2013, when prosecutors say he and two other men removed a backpack containing empty fireworks shells from the dorm room of bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. ...




  • Very bad news for McDonald's

    McDonald’s Begins Online Campaign To Dispel Food Ingredient RumorsThe fast food giant posted huge disappointments that should have stockholders reeling.




  • Suspected serial killer charged in Indiana

    Darren Deon Vann is seen in an undated picture from the Hammond Police Department in Hammond, IndianaConvicted sex offender thought to have murdered at least 7 women may have started killing 20 years ago.




  • Snowplow driver drunk in plane collision that killed oil CEO

    The CEO of French oil giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, died in a plane crash at a Moscow airport when the private jet he was using struck a snowplough on takeoffMoscow (AFP) - Russian and French experts were investigating Tuesday a plane crash at a Moscow airport which killed the CEO of French oil giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, whose private jet struck a snowplough on takeoff.




  • Soldier run over in Quebec parking lot by suspected jihadi has died

    The assailant, who was fatally shot by police in the incident on Monday, ran over two Canadian soldiers with his car in a Quebec parking lotMontreal (AFP) - One of two Canadian soldiers run over by a driver suspected of having jihadist sympathies has died, police said Tuesday.




  • Special Report: U.S. visa program for crime victims is hit-or-miss prospect

    Crime victim AND U visa applicant Reyes is pictured at at his home in AlbuquerqueIt was the week of Chinese New Year, and Jian Zhen Huang was climbing her sister’s doorstep in Brooklyn with cups and other supplies for the celebration inside. Oakland, California, has less than 5 percent of New York’s population, yet law enforcement there verified 2,992 immigrants during the same period - more than twice as many.




  • 6,000-year-old temple discovered with altars for sacrifices

    6,000-Year-Old Temple with Possible Sacrificial Altars DiscoveredA 6,000-year-old temple holding humanlike figurines and sacrificed animal remains has been discovered within a massive prehistoric settlement in Ukraine. It was a "two-story building made of wood and clay surrounded by a galleried courtyard," the upper floor divided into five rooms, write archaeologists Nataliya Burdo and Mykhailo Videiko in a copy of a presentation they gave recently at the European Association of Archaeologists' annual meeting in Istanbul, Turkey. A platform on the upper floor contains "numerous burnt bones of lamb, associated with sacrifice," write Burdo and Videiko, of the Institute of Archaeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The floors and walls of all five rooms on the upper floor were "decorated by red paint, which created [a] ceremonial atmosphere." [See Photos of the Prehistoric Temple & Animal Remains]




  • Pope's historic trip to unstable region

    Pope Francis waves as he leaves after he celebrated the beatification ceremony of Pope Paul VI, and a mass for the closing of of a two-week synod on family issues, in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)Pope Francis will make his first visit to the predominantly Muslim nation of Turkey.




  • Oscar Pistorius gets sentenced

    South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Pistorius is led to a prison van after his sentencing in PretoriaOlympic, Paralympic sprinter was convicted of culpable homicide in girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp's death.




  • Silicon Valley and politics meet

    a Facebook worker waits for friends in Menlo Park, CalifA database of all political giving for the last 30 years, which ranks the intensity of donors' liberalism or conservatism, shows Democrats get the lion's share of donations from tech company employees.




  • Fashion icon dies at 82

    This Sept. 11, 2012 file photo released by Starpix shows designer Oscar de la Renta, right, and model Karlie Kloss backstage before the presentation of the Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013 collection sponsored by Revlon at Fashion Week in New York. The designer, a favorite of socialites and movie stars alike, has died. He was 82. (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab, file)Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82.




  • Police say they might have spotted ambush suspect
    Police shifted their search and a northeastern Pennsylvania school district tightened security amid another reported sighting Monday of the suspect in a deadly state police ambush.

  • Ebola crisis turns a corner as U.S. issues new treatment protocols

    Health care worker receives protocol on the proper removal of personal protection equipment from CDC instructors in preparation for the response to the current Ebola outbreak, during a CDC safety training course in Anniston, AlabamaBy Anna Driver and Lisa Marie Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - The United States issued stringent new protocols on Monday for health workers treating Ebola victims, directing medical teams to wear protective gear that leaves no skin or hair exposed to prevent medical workers from becoming infected. The new guidelines from the U.S. ...




  • CEO of oil giant Total killed in Moscow plane crash

    Christophe de Margerie, CEO of French oil and gas company Total, arrives for a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris on June 30, 2014Moscow (AFP) - The CEO of French oil company Total, Christophe de Margerie has died after a private jet crashed at a Moscow airport, Russian media reported Tuesday citing aviation and law enforcement sources.




  • Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape

    Police block the road leading to the scene of a death investigation in connection with the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hanna Graham in Albermarle County, Va., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Searchers found human remains on Saturday that could be those of a University of Virginia sophomore who has been missing since Sept. 13, police said. Further forensic tests are needed to confirm whether the remains are those of Hannah Graham, Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo told a news conference. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)The suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was charged Monday with abducting and raping a woman in suburban Washington, D.C., in 2005.




  • Dr. Nancy Snyderman's Ebola credibility issues

    In this Sept. 1, 2011 photo released by NBC, NBC News' chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman appears on the "Today" show in New York. Snyderman who has been at NBC since 2006, covered the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and worked briefly with Ashoka Mukpo, the cameraman who caught the virus and is now being treated in Nebraska. Snyderman and her crew voluntarily agreed to quarantine themselves for 21 days, the longest known incubation period for the disease. They have shown no symptoms. New Jersey health officials ruled that her quarantine should be mandatory after Snyderman and her crew were spotted getting takeout food from a New Jersey restaurant. (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer)NEW YORK (AP) — The quarantine against possible Ebola exposure ends this week for Dr. Nancy Snyderman, but the troubles clearly aren't over for NBC News' chief medical editor.




  • Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings
    GARY, Ind. (AP) — Police investigating the slayings of seven women whose bodies were found in northwest Indiana over the weekend said Monday they believe it is the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has indicated there could be more victims going back 20 years.

  • 43 students still missing in Mexico

    A mother of one of 43 missing studentsMEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government announced rewards Monday of 1.5 million pesos ($111,000) for information on 43 students from a rural teachers' college who have been missing since Sept. 26.




  • New developments in disappearance of Hannah Graham

    Handout of 18-year old University of Virginia sophomore Hannah GrahamAuthorities searched across an area near where remains were found over the weekend.




  • As violence continues, Nigerian elders question Boko Haram 'cease-fire'

    Nigerian soldiers patrol in the north of Borno state close to Islamist extremist group Boko Haram's former camp near Maiduguri on June 5, 2013Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Nigeria's government may have negotiated a supposed ceasefire with only one faction of Boko Haram, an influential regional group has said, as violence continued unabated in the far northeast.




  • Cop surprised when citizen turns tables on him
    In an attempt to bring attention to the issue of unlawful traffic stops by police impersonators, Gavin Seim of Washington state flagged down a police officer on the side of the road.

  • Search for mystery submarine deepens

    Swedish corvette HMS Stockholm patrols Jungfrufjarden in the Stockholm archipelago, Sweden, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Sweden's biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge, with Latvia's foreign minister calling the incident a potential "game changer" in the region. (AP Photo/TT News Agency, Anders Wiklund) SWEDEN OUTStockholm (AFP) - The Swedish navy stepped up its hunt Monday for a suspected foreign submarine in its waters with fingers pointing at Moscow in a throwback to the Cold War.




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