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U.S. Supreme Court

Both San Bernardino attackers pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, officials say

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Federal authorities believe the Facebook posting from one of the attackers who killed 14 people here last week was made on behalf of both shooters, according to several senior U.S. law enforcement officials.<p>The Facebook posting said, “We pledge allegiance” to the leader of …

Latin America

Planned Parenthood Shooting Suspect Robert Dear Asked for Directions to Clinic

DENVER — The man accused of killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado asked at least one person in a nearby shopping center for directions to the facility before opening fire, a law enforcement official said, offering the clearest suggestion yet that he was targeting the …

Planned Parenthood

Bogus threat grounds SFO-to-Paris jet for 7 hours in Montreal

A France-bound flight out of San Francisco International Airport finally made it to Paris Tuesday morning after the airliner was forced to land in Montreal due to a bogus threat, officials said.<p>Air France flight No. 83 took off around 3 p.m. Monday for a non-stop trip to Charles de Gaulle Airport …

U.S. Supreme Court

‎© Yuko Eguchi 17/11/15

Philadelphia police hunt gunman in 'crime of passion' murders

Police in Philadelphia are searching for a gunman who murdered a couple in an SUV over the weekend in what authorities described as a "crime of passion."<p>The couple, identified as 25-year-old Shakoor Arline and 32-year-old Lisa Smith, were found shot to death Friday inside a white Toyota Sequoia. …


Thick haze in China could be there for days, authorities warn

<b>(CNN) —</b> The thick haze shrouding a large area of northeastern China could hang around until Saturday, authorities warn.<p>It started on the weekend as temperatures dropped and cities started burning coal to keep warm.<p>"Many cities in China, including the northeastern provinces, use coal as the major …

South Carolina
Ku Klux Klan

Florida 'Facebook Killer' to claim self defense in wife’s murder | Reuters

MIAMI (Reuters) - A Florida man accused of shooting his wife and posting an image of her lifeless body on Facebook was acting in self defense, his lawyer plans to argue at the start of his Miami murder trial on Tuesday.<p>Derek Medina listens to the opening statements during his trial in Miami-Dade …

Domestic Violence

Bloody Sunday: British soldier arrested by detectives investigating shootings

Veterans, MPs and former military commanders demand to know why former soldiers are being investigated for murder when so many former terrorists were released under the Good Friday Agreement<p>Paratroopers who opened fire on rioters on Bloody Sunday feel “betrayed” after a former soldier was held on …

Mental Health
Abdulla Yameen

Report: 1 in 10 death row inmates are military vets

One-tenth of those who currently on death row in the United States are military veterans, including some with post-traumatic stress disorder that was not factored into their sentences, according to a new report released on the eve of Veterans Day.<p>This report arrives as the country's use of the …

Death Row

Man chains self atop slide in bid to save New Hampshire water park | Reuters

(Reuters) - The founder of an indebted New Hampshire water park has chained himself to the top of a 30 foot high slide in a last ditch effort to keep his property from being sold at auction.<p>The man, Kevin Dumont, said on Tuesday we would remain atop the slide at Liquid Planet Water Park for 24 …

New Hampshire
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Palestinian goes on trial in stabbing attack on fellow 13-year-old

A Palestinian teenager went on trial in Jerusalem on Tuesday, accused in a near-fatal stabbing attack that for many stood out amid the recent violent flare-up of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.<p>According to the indictment, cited by his attorney, young cousins Ahmed and Hassan Manasra set out last …

Penn Station

Rash of E. coli cases highlights foodborne illness problem

SEATTLE (AP) — As Chipotle prepares to reopen its restaurants in the Pacific Northwest this week after an E. coli outbreak that sickened about 45 people, health experts say foodborne illnesses are more common than the public realizes.<p>Forty three Chipotle restaurants in Washington state and the …

Environmental Health

American Held by Houthi Rebels in Yemen Dies in Detention

An American being held by Houthi rebels in Yemen has died while in detention, the U.S. State Department said Tuesday.<p>John Hamen, a contractor at a …

Latin America

Man convicted in Jewish site killings is sentenced to death

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A judge followed a jury's recommendation and sentenced an avowed anti-Semite to death Tuesday for the fatal shootings of three people at Kansas Jewish sites.<p>Johnson County District Judge Thomas Kelly Ryan imposed the sentence for Frazier Glenn Miller Jr., who was convicted of …


Jimmy Carter Is Responding Well to Cancer Treatment

Former President Jimmy Carter is responding well to the treatment for his cancer, the Carter Center said on Tuesday in a statement.<p>Carter, 91, …

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