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Mexico charges mayor's wife over missing case

The wife of the ex-mayor of Iguala, the Mexican city where 43 college students went missing in September and are feared dead, has been jailed indefinitely on suspicions of masterminding the abductions that rocked the country, prosecutors have said.<p>Maria de los Angeles Pineda, who had been held …

Nine people choke to death eating mochi rice cakes in Japan

Traditional consumption of mochi rice cakes during New Year celebrations leaves 13 more people in serious condition<p>Japan’s habitual New Year killer has struck again, after nine people were reported to have died in recent days from choking on rice cakes.<p>Mochi – glutinous cakes of pounded rice – are …

Palace: Sex claims against Prince Andrew false

LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace on Sunday stepped up efforts to defend Prince Andrew after the British royal was embroiled in claims of sexual …

Armed man continues standoff with police at West L.A. apartment

Los Angeles police were in a standoff outside a West Los Angeles apartment early Sunday with an armed man who apparently fired bullets recklessly near a street corner, authorities said.<p><b>UPDATE: Westside shooting suspect surrenders after overnight standoff, LAPD says</b><p>Police were evacuating residents …

Ebola 2015: US Health Care Worker, Possibly Exposed To Virus In Sierra Leone, Due In Omaha Hospital For Observation

<b>Update 3:20 p.m. EST:</b> An American health worker exposed to Ebola in Sierra Leone arrived in Omaha, Nebraska, Sunday for treatment in the …

Youngest Among 36 Dead In Shanghai Bund Stampede Was Age 12 (List)

Shanghai officials have reportedly identified all of the 36 dead in the city’s New Year’s Eve stampede tragedy in the Bund tourist area, and all but two were under the age of 30. The youngest was 12 and the oldest was 37. Mostly, they were young women. Officials here in the key Chinese …

Jury selection begins in trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber

BOSTON (Reuters) - Jury selection is set to begin on Monday in the trial of the man accused of carrying out the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others in the largest mass-casualty attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001.<p>A photograph of Djohar …

Yemen report highlights turmoil's human cost

At least 7,000 people were killed in Yemen in 2014, including at least 1,200 civilians, three times the level of deaths from when the current turmoil began in 2011, according to a Yemeni think-tank's report.<p>It is now thought that Shia Houthi fighters are controlling about 70 percent of army's …

7-year-old plane crash survivor may help probe

EDDYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Sailor Gutzler, the 7-year-old girl who survived a plane crash, walked a mile through the cold, dark woods to safety and then …

Desperation, dire conditions for migrants fleeing to Europe

<b>(CNN) —</b> Late on Friday night, the Sierra Leone-registered Ezadeen was towed into the port of Corigliano Calabro in southern Italy. Normally a livestock carrier, the vessel had just under 400 people on board, including more than 70 children. Most were from Syria, desperate to reach Europe -- …

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Obama: 'I Will Miss Stuart Scott'

President Barack Obama released a statement Sunday on the death of Stuart Scott, the longtime ESPN anchor who died of cancer at the age of 49.<p>The full statement:<p>I will miss Stuart Scott. Twenty years ago, Stu helped usher in a new way to talk about our favorite teams and the day’s best plays. For …

A second officer's funeral, a second show of dissent toward mayor

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> For the second time in days, New York police -- joined by officers from departments across the country -- buried one of their own Sunday. And again, a silent protest in blue repeated itself as some officers turned their backs on the city's mayor.<p>The show of dissent happened a week …

Sammy Almahri: police release new image as international manhunt continues

Detectives are looking into whether the pair met online, after Nadine Aburas' body was found in a Cardiff hotel<p>Police have released a new image of a "dangerous" murder suspect they are hunting after a woman was found dead in a hotel room, as detectives look into whether the pair met online.<p>The body …

Ebola survivors in west Africa to share stories via mobile app

Ebola survivors in the three west African countries worst hit by the epidemic will share their stories through a mobile application to be launched on Monday, in a Unicef-backed campaign to inform and fight stigma around the disease.<p>The Ebola outbreak, the worst on record of the highly infectious …

Waukegan police investigate second killing in two days

Waukegan police have opened a homicide investigation into the death of a man whose body was found on a street in the north suburb early Saturday.<p>Gaylord Davis, 49, of the 2200 block of Marshall Parkway in Waukegan, was found by a passerby about 3 a.m. at 9th and Prescott streets.<p>The Lake County …

Report: Meth seizures at US-Mexico border soar in 2014

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Seizures of methamphetamine soared at the US-Mexico border during fiscal year 2014, accelerating a trend that began several years …

One Cuban Migrant Dead In Capsizing Off Cayman Islands

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (Reuters) - A Cuban migrant drowned after a makeshift vessel with four passengers overturned in rough seas off the Cayman …

Wisconsin police find wedding ring on their Christmas tree

(Reuters) - Police in a town near Milwaukee got a surprise when they took down the department’s Christmas tree and found a diamond wedding ring placed on a branch as an ornament<p>The police chief for Germantown, Wisconsin, Peter Hoell, said on a posting on the department’s Facebook page on Saturday …

Indian brothers arrested over alleged kidnap and rape of Japanese student

Police in India have arrested two brothers and three other men over the kidnap and rape a Japanese student over three weeks near a Buddhist pilgrimage site.<p>The 22-year-old was held hostage at gunpoint in a secluded basement close to Bodh Gaya in the east of India, a town 80 miles south of Patna in …

Prince Andrew prepares for grim year ahead as 'sex abuse' claims refuse to go away

Virginia Roberts claims she was paid £10,000 as a reward for having sex with the Duke of York and is now writing a memoir about her experiences<p>The Duke of York knows he could spend months and perhaps years fighting off allegations that he had sex with a 17-year-old girl who was being kept as a “sex …

Trial in LA airport shooting not expected until Feb. 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The death penalty trial of a man accused of a deadly shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport is tentatively …

Kim Jong Un's Sister Marries Top Official's Son: Report

Kim Jong Un's younger sister, already a power player in North Korea, has reportedly married the son of a senior aide to the supreme leader.<p>Kim Yo Jong wed Choe Song in late 2014, South Korea's Yonhap news agency wrote Friday, citing two unnamed sources.<p>The news agency spotted Kim apparently wearing …

Spanish authorities rescue camels kept in cramped containers for Epiphany parades | Fox News

More than a dozen dromedary camels crammed into containers have been rescued in Spain's Canary Islands while the animals were being transported for use in Epiphany parades.<p>Police said Saturday they stopped two trucks carrying the dromedaries, released them into the care of an unspecified group and …

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2 Brothers Arrested In India For Alleged Rape Of 22-Year-Old Tourist

The tourist had been held hostage at gunpoint in a secluded underground room close to a pilgrimage site, according to a preliminary investigation.<p>"When her health condition deteriorated due to repeated rape and poor living conditions, she was brought to Gaya (district headquarters) for medical …

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It’s the mother-baby bond in action.<p>Visitors to the San Diego Zoo are in awe of the connection between mom Jessica and her new baby boy, a still-unnamed infant who was born Dec. 26 and is a joyous addition to the highly endangered western lowland gorilla population.<p>“Mom has been doing really …

David Duke threatens to 'name names'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Rep. Steve Scalise may have attended a gathering of a white supremacist group, David Duke, the former Klu Klux Klan leader who founded the group said on CNN Saturday.<p>"I've got conflicting reports," Duke told CNN's Michael Smerconish. "One person said that he was a no-show, that …

Syrians fleeing war maimed by landmines

Syrians fleeing the war in their country are at risk of being killed or maimed by landmines placed along parts of Turkey’s border decades ago.<p>A Syrian teenager in the Turkish city of Sanliurfa told Al Jazeera how he lost both his legs and his brother when he and his family headed for the border …

Argentina agrees to extradite US man charged with wife's murder

Argentina’s supreme court has ruled that an American who took refuge and started a new life in the South American country can be extradited to face charges that he killed his wife more than a decade ago, a court spokeswoman confirmed on Saturday.<p>Kurt Sonnenfeld moved to Argentina in 2003, after …

Girl, 7, survives Ky. plane crash that kills 4 in her family

KUTTAWA, Ky. (AP) — Bleeding and alone, 7-year-old Sailor Gutzler had just survived a plane crash that killed her family. She walked through about a …