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Mom blames race for killing of son by police

SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (AP) — A woman has criticized police in the Utah County city of Saratoga Springs over the fatal shooting of her 22-year-old son, saying she believes the outcome would have been different had he not been black.<p>Susan Hunt of Saratoga Springs said her family wants answers about …

Crime

Detroit police officer to face retrial over killing of girl, 7, in raid

• Joseph Weekley shot Aiyana Stanley-Jones in 2010 • Officer charged with involuntary manslaughter<p>A member of an elite Detroit police unit is set to stand trial again for killing a seven-year-old girl during a 2010 raid on her house that was captured on video by a reality TV crew.<p>Nobody alleges …

North Korea sentences US citizen Matthew Miller to hard labour

An American man has been sentenced to six years of hard labour for "hostile acts" by a North Korean court, the state-run KCNA news agency has said.<p>Matthew Miller was arrested in April, shortly after arriving as a tourist. The charges against him have not been specified but authorities claim he tore …

North Korea

Officials, aid groups rip world's response to 'spiraling' Ebola outbreak

The Ebola outbreak is much worse than official figures show and is "spiraling out of control," a leading U.S. official said Tuesday -- due in part, he said, to some countries that inadvertently have made it harder to corral the deadly disease.<p>Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. …

Respiratory virus suspected in Midwest children's hospitalizations

A respiratory virus is sending hundreds of children to hospitals in Missouri and possibly throughout the Midwest and beyond, officials say.<p>The virus causes symptoms like a cold, except worse, and is prompting up to 30 children a day to seek care at one Kansas City hospital, where about 15% of the …

A Mysterious Virus Is Infecting Children All Over The US

The virus is sweeping the Midwest and has also hit Colorado and some states in the South.<p>CNN reports that one Kansas City hospital has seen up to 30 children a day come in for treatment for the virus, which is similar to a cold, but with worse symptoms. About 15% of those children are placed in …

Disease

California highway patrol officer could face charges for beating woman

Officer Daniel Andrew, who beat a woman who wandered onto the freeway and faces civil rights lawsuit, could be prosecuted<p>A California highway patrol officer who was videotaped repeatedly striking a woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway could face serious charges, the agency said Wednesday …

Supreme Court blocks same-sex marriages in Virginia

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court blocked gay and lesbian couples from marrying in Virginia Wednesday as it edges closer to deciding whether same-sex marriage should be legalized nationwide.<p>The ruling puts on hold a federal appeals court's verdict last month striking down the state's ban on gay …

Man dies midgame at Chess Olympiad, another found dead in hotel

A major international chess tournament in northern Norway ended on a grim note, with one player dying in the middle of a game and another found dead in a hotel room, organizers said Friday.<p>A 67-year-old member of the Seychelles team collapsed and died during the final round Thursday of the two-week …

Germany “accidentally” spied on Hillary Clinton phone call, report says

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>The U.S. spied on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and that’s a pretty big deal because she’s a head of state, but this wasn’t …

Surveillance

Jo Pavey, 40-Year-Old Mom Of 2, Becomes Oldest Woman To Win Gold At European Championships

Jo Pavey is 40 years old. She's been running professionally for almost half her life, but she's never won an international gold medal. That is, until now.<p>On Tuesday, Pavey, who's from the U.K., won the 10,000m race at the European Athletics Championships, becoming the oldest woman ever to clinch a …

Olympics

O.C. man dead after explosion in home's garage, police say

A 47-year-old man was dead after an explosion in a residential garage in Orange late Thursday, police said.<p>The blast occurred at about 11:20 p.m. in the 600 block of East Oakmont Avenue, Orange police Sgt. Stephen Elfelt said in a statement. The Orange Fire Department quickly extinguished the …

Crime
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San Jose police fatally shoot woman, 19, holding power drill

(Reuters) - A 19-year-old woman brandishing a power drill was shot dead by a police officer in San Jose on Thursday, police said.<p>Police received a report that morning that a woman was threatening to kill her family with an Uzi assault weapon, San Jose Police spokeswoman Heather Randol said in a …

Thousands of marijuana plants pulled from O.C. wilderness park

Thousands of marijuana plants worth an estimated $3 million were pulled from Laguna Coast Wilderness Park on Friday, authorities said.<p>Between 2,500 and 4,000 marijuana plants were uprooted from the park's Muddy Canyon area, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department.<p>Investigators hiked …

California

New Indian leader Modi raises issue of rape on Independence Day

India's new leader marked his first Independence Day in power Friday with a strongly worded speech urging the nation to confront the issue of rape following a series of highly publicized assaults.<p>“When we hear about incidents of rape, our heads hang in shame,” Prime Minister<p>Narendra Modideclared, …

India