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The Latest on Georgia execution: Inmate put to death

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — The latest on a death row inmate scheduled to die Tuesday in Georgia (all times local):<p>12:52 p.m.<p>A Georgia man convicted of …

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

By Missy Ryan ,<p>Missy Ryan<p>Reporter covering the Pentagon, military issues and national security<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Adam Goldman ,<p>Adam Goldman<p>Reporter who covered terrorism and national security<p>Bio<p>Abby Phillip and<p>Abby Phillip<p>Reporter<p>Bio<p>Julie Tate<p>Julie Tate<p>Researcher<p>Email Bio Follow<p>SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. …

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Denver policeman shot multiple times during traffic stop gun battle

DENVER (Reuters) - A Denver police officer was in critical but stable condition after he was shot multiple times during a traffic stop on Tuesday on the city’s northwest side that also left a suspect wounded and put area schools on lockdown, authorities said.<p>Denver Police Chief Robert White told …

Planned Parenthood Shooting Suspect Robert Dear Asked for Directions to Clinic

U.S. news<p>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 …

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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 …

Georgia executes man for 1992 killing of his mother's friend

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia death row inmate who insisted he was innocent shook his head while looking at state officials before his death sentence …

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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. …

Lawsuits have targeted officers jailed in boy's shooting

MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) — Two law enforcement officers facing murder charges in the shooting death of a 6-year-old autistic boy have been the targets of …

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 …

Shooting at an upstate college campus in South Carolina

South Carolina authorities respond to a campus police officer-involved shooting on the campus of Spartanburg Methodist College.

No new trial for white supremacist convicted in Kansas murders

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Reuters) - A judge on Tuesday denied a request for a new trial and prepared to decide whether a white supremacist convicted of shooting three people to death at two Jewish centers in Kansas last year should be sentenced to death.<p>Frazier Glenn Cross, also known as Glenn Miller, …

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

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 …

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 …

Medal of Honor recipient tackled suicide bomber, saved lives

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — He tackled a suicide bomber while serving in Afghanistan, saving fellow soldiers' lives while suffering a gruesome leg injury. …

One in 10 death row inmates are military veterans, report says

By Mark Berman<p>Mark Berman<p>National news reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>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 …

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Maldives lifts state of emergency

<b>(CNN) —</b> Maldives has lifted a state of emergency that was imposed earlier this month following what the government said was a plot to assassinate President Abdulla Yameen, the island nation's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Tuesday.<p>The state of emergency, imposed November 4, had been …

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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 …

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

(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 …

Family of university attacker expresses sympathy to victims

MERCED, Calif. (AP) — The family of the 18-year-old student who stabbed four people at the University of California, Merced, last week before being …

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 …

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Person of interest named in fatal shooting at New York's Penn Station

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Police on Tuesday identified a 27-year-old man as a person of interest in a shooting near New York City’s Penn Station transportation hub that killed one man and wounded two others.<p>An undated composite handout photo of suspect Vincent Arcona provide by the New York Police …

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 …

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 …

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 …

FARC guard sentenced to 27 years for 2003 kidnapping of Americans

By Spencer S. Hsu<p>Spencer S. Hsu<p>Investigative reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>A federal judge sentenced a former member of the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia to 27 years in prison Tuesday for his role in the 2003 kidnapping of three U.S. defense contractors held hostage for five years in the …

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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, …

Rare pink diamond sells for £19 million

A Chinese client based in Hong Kong bought the 16.08 carat cushion-shaped stone<p>A large diamond of a rare pink hue fetched 28.725 million Swiss francs (£19 million) setting a new record on Tuesday, the star lot of Christie's semi-annual jewellery sale in Geneva.<p>A Chinese client based in Hong Kong …