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Body of elderly woman found stuffed in suitcase at Tokyo train station

<b>Tokyo (CNN) —</b> Police in Japan are trying to identify the body of an elderly woman found stuffed in a bright yellow suitcase at a Tokyo train station.<p>The discovery was made by an employee of the coin-operated locker service at JR Tokyo Station in the city's Chiyoda Ward.<p>"There was an abnormal odor …

Beau Biden, son of US vice-president Joe Biden, dies of brain cancer at 46

Vice-president Joe Biden said on Saturday that his son Beau had died of brain cancer, at the age of 46.<p>“The entire Biden family is saddened beyond words,” Biden said in a statement released by the White House. “We know that Beau’s spirit will live on in all of us, especially through his brave wife, …

Isis captured 2,300 Humvee armoured vehicles from Iraqi forces in Mosul

Iraq’s prime minister reveals extent of equipment loss when Isis overran the army last year in the country’s second-largest city<p>Iraqi security forces lost 2,300 Humvee armoured vehicles when the Islamic State jihadist group overran the northern city of Mosul, the prime minister Haider al-Abadi said …

Boston bombings timeline: from the warning signs, to the attack, to fate of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

As a jury gives Tsarnaev the death penalty, we look back on the key events before and after the Boston Marathon bombing<p>A timeline of events before and after the terrorist attack on <b>April 15, 2015</b> that left 3 dead and more than 260 wounded.<p><b>Radicalisation of the Tsarnaev brothers</b><p><b>March 2011:</b> Russian …

Hacking North Korea

It can be hard listening to the stories of people who have escaped from North Korea -- or, to give its official name, the Democratic People's …

US ambassador to South Korea attacked

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North Korea

Suicide bombers kill 27 in separate bus station attacks in Nigeria

<b>(CNN) —</b> Suicide bombers targeting a bus station in Kano, Nigeria, killed 10 people and left several injured Tuesday, according to the city's police chief, just hours after a similar attack in Yobe state killed 17 people.<p>Two men detonated the explosives concealed under their clothes as soon as they …

Florida Cop Drags Mentally Ill Woman Through Courthouse Like a Suitcase

“All I wanted to do was sob for a few minutes. Cry. I wanted to cry for a few minutes because my life is in your hands,” Dasyl Jeanette Rios said, …

Crime

UK police believe 3 missing schoolgirls have entered Syria

LONDON (AP) — Police investigating the disappearance of three British schoolgirls said Tuesday they believe the teenagers are no longer in Turkey and …

In Apple's latest update, emojis get diverse

NEW YORK (AP) — Lovers of emojis, the cute graphics that punctuate online writing and texts, will soon be able to pick from different skin tones and …

9 dead including gunman in Czech restaurant shooting

PRAGUE (AP) — A gunman opened fire inside a small-town restaurant in eastern Czech Republic Tuesday, killing eight people and seriously wounding a …

Abandoned truck's driver arrested after commuter train crash

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — A commuter train bound for Los Angeles derailed before dawn Tuesday in a fiery collision with an abandoned commercial pickup …

San Gabriel Valley executive arrested in $9-million bank fraud case

Federal authorities on Tuesday arrested a San Gabriel Valley executive accused of defrauding two banks of $9 million, including one institution that received taxpayer funds as part of the U.S. Treasury's bank bailout, according to prosecutors.<p>Chung Yu "Louis" Yeung, 37, of San Dimas was indicted …

Unvaccinated toddler dies from measles in Berlin

Since October, Germany has seen a resurgence in measles with more than 570 cases recorded. Now, health authorities are reporting that an 18-month-old child has died after contracting the highly contagious virus.<p>The boy died in a Berlin at Charite hospital on February 18, and, according to the AP, …

Mysterious Sea Lion Die-Off Strikes Again on California Coast

Starving young sea lions are washing up on beaches for the third year in a row.<p>SAUSALITO, California—For the third winter in a row, starving sea lion pups are washing ashore on California's beaches. Since January 1, nearly 500 of the tiny animals have been admitted to the state's rehabilitation …

Sea Lions

Jury prospects questioned about Colorado mass shooting case

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A Vietnam veteran, an attorney and an art director were among the first people questioned directly about their views on the …

Harvey man dies 11 years after being shot; death ruled homicide

An autopsy conducted Wednesday determined that a man shot nearly 11 years ago when he was in his teens died this week of his injuries.<p>David Campbell, 27, of the 15700 block of Marshfield Avenue in Harvey, was pronounced dead at 1:37 a.m. Monday at Franciscan St. James Health hospital, according to …

Explosion on offshore Petrobras oil vessel kills 3 in Brazil

An explosion on an offshore oil vessel operated by Brazil's troubled energy giant, Petrobras, killed at least three workers Wednesday and left six missing, according to a company statement and union reports.<p>The explosion took place around midday off the coast of Espirito Santo state, where the oil …

Brazil

Hate-crime charges to be explored in N.C. shooting deaths of 3 Muslims

They were young newlyweds —- Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, a dental student at the University of North Carolina, and his wife, Yusor Mohammad, 21, soon to enter the same dental program.<p>He sent dental kits to Syrian refugees and helped the homeless. She was an honor student. He was Syrian American and …

Correction: Three Killed-North Carolina story

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — In a story Feb. 11 about the shooting deaths of three Muslim students, The Associated Press erroneously reported, based on …

Teen charged as adult in Antioch attack of woman delivering pizza

A teenage boy raped a pizza delivery driver on the 2800 block of Bluebell Circle in Antioch.<p>A 17-year-old boy has been charged as an adult in connection with the kidnapping, sexual assault and robbery of a woman delivering Domino’s pizza in Antioch, prosecutors said Tuesday.<p>Darrion Miles Jr., 17, …

Pit Bulls Banned From the City? - This Forgotten Day in S.F.

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BART measles alert: LinkedIn worker rode in rush hour

Health officials issued a sweeping alert to BART riders Wednesday after a LinkedIn employee with measles commuted in and out of San Francisco last week and potentially exposed thousands of people to the virus.<p>The risk to individuals is slim because most people in the U.S. are vaccinated, and the …

Public Health

Young sea lion found on Skyline Boulevard in S.F.

An emaciated sea lion yearling was rescued Wednesday on the side of Skyline Boulevard in San Francisco, more than 1,000 feet from the ocean, authorities said.<p>The young male pinniped had dragged himself uphill, through shrubbery and over the busy road before being discovered by two motorists just …

San Francisco

Woman fired from hospital after double mastectomy settles lawsuit

An Oakland hospital will pay $300,000 in a settlement with a former employee who was fired after undergoing breast cancer surgery and asking for more leave than the hospital was willing to grant.<p>The settlement, approved Tuesday by a federal judge, followed a lawsuit by the U.S. Equal Employment …

Breast Cancer

Immigrants could wait until 2019 to have cases resolved

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Thousands of immigrants seeking legalization through the U.S. court system have had their hearings canceled and are being told by …

Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast

CHICAGO (AP) — A slow-moving winter storm blanketed a large swath of the Plains and Midwest in snow Sunday, forcing the cancellation of thousands of …

Stanford chemist who developed birth control pill dead at 91

Carl Djerassi, a Stanford chemist who was a key contributor to the invention of the birth control pill, which forever changed the lives of modern women, died Friday of complications of cancer at his home in San Francisco. He was 91.<p>Mr. Djerassi, who was working up until his death, was best known …

Contraception