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U.Va. suspect tied to 2009 murder

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:01

Police: Hannah Graham investigation has turned up lead in Morgan Harrington case.

Priest accused of child sex tourism ordered detained until trial

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 09:26
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest from Pennsylvania was ordered to remain jailed until his trial on charges that he possessed child pornography and traveled to Honduras for sex with children during missionary trips.

Cruise ship passenger dies in fall from mast in Miami

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 08:29

MIAMI (AP) — A 20-year-old man has died after falling from a mast on a Carnival Cruise Lines ship docked at Miami's port.

Israel says Palestinian leader's UN address a message of 'hatred'

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 08:00

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israel's foreign minister said Monday it's clear that Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has no intention of making peace with Israel, calling his speech to world leaders last week "a message of hatred and incitement."

Regulators want nationwide air traffic security review

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 07:55

FAA says it will review how it deals with unexpected incidents after last week's fire grounded Chicago airport.

Despite Ukraine cease-fire, fighting rages on in Donetsk (graphic)

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 07:44

Flighting resumed in Donetsk on September 25 , despite a three-week old ceasefire agreement between Ukraine’s government and pro-Russia separatists. This video, filmed by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s correspondent Levko Stek on September 25-26, shows Ukraine’s 11th Territorial Defense Battalion clashing with separatists at a checkpoint in Nikishino, in the Donetsk region. Credit: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Turkey sends tanks to Syria's border

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 07:42

The country's parliament is set to consider whether to authorize military action against Islamic State militants.

Grisly Canada murder, dismemberment trial starts

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 07:40

Montreal (AFP) - The trial of a former Canadian porn actor accused of killing and dismembering a Chinese engineering student started Monday with prosecutors saying this was not the act of a lunatic.

Meet 'Hunter,' American fighting in Ukraine for pro-Russian rebels

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 06:51

By Marko Djurica and Maria Tsvetkova YASYNUVATA Ukraine (Reuters) - With his face hidden behind a camouflage balaclava and an assault rifle slung over his shoulder, "Hunter" looks like other separatist fighters in eastern Ukraine. What distinguishes him from his brothers in arms in the Vostok (East) battalion, an irregular pro-Russian militia fighting government forces, is his American accent - and English is the only language he knows. "I'm an American. I joined an independence movement," said Hunter, flashing a U.S. passport as proof of his nationality. ...

Supreme Court meets to consider taking gay marriage cases

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 06:22

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court met behind closed doors on Monday to consider whether they should take up the hotly contested question of whether states can ban gay marriage. The court has seven cases pending before it concerning bans in five states: Virginia, Utah, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Indiana. If the court agrees to take one or more of the cases it has the chance to rule when, if ever, gay men and women in the 31 states that now bar them from marrying could get marriage licenses. ...

U.S. bankruptcy judge allows Detroit water shutoffs to continue

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 05:57

By Lisa Lambert DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes ruled on Monday that Detroit can continue shutting off water service to non-paying customers, saying his court does not have jurisdiction over the issue and that suspending disconnections for six months could hurt the city's finances. "Detroit cannot afford any revenue slippages," the judge said, before resuming his ongoing hearing on Detroit's plan to exit the biggest-ever municipal bankruptcy. "As it prepares to show the court its plan is feasible... ...

Forbes releases Top 400 list of America's wealthiest

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 05:15

Thanks to a buoyant stock market, the richest people in the U.S. just keep getting richer.

North Las Vegas house fire kills 20 dogs, 70 rescued: TV

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 04:55
(Reuters) - A house fire in North Las Vegas, Nevada, has killed more than 20 dogs and firefighters rescued another 70, a television station reported on Monday. Firefighters arrived at the home late on Monday and found it involved in smoke and flames, CBS affiliate KLAS-TV reported. Fire crews from Las Vegas and North Las Vegas treated some of the animals at the scene. Others were taken to pet hospitals, the station reported. A man from the house was taken to a hospital and his injuries were unclear, it said. The cause of the fire was under investigation. ...

Assange appears in U.S. live onstage — as a hologram

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 04:55

The WikiLeaks co-founder's appearance as a 3D, life-size, high-definition projection was produced by Hologram USA, the same company behind the Michael Jackson and Tupac Shakur holograms.

Search at Japan volcano called off; at least 36 feared dead

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 04:24

By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - At least 36 people are feared to have died after a Japanese volcano erupted without warning at the weekend, raining ash and stones on hikers, but the search for victims was abandoned on Monday because of fears of toxic gases. Rescuers at the peak of Mount Ontake, now an eerie moonscape under a thick layer of grey ash, on Monday found five more victims of Saturday's eruption at Japan's second-highest active volcano but authorities did not immediately confirm them as dead. ...

Penalty phase in Jodi Arias trial: What to expect

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 03:57

PHOENIX (AP) — The murder conviction of Jodi Arias will stand, but she is returning to court Monday for a second penalty phase to determine her punishment for the 2008 killing of her ex-boyfriend. A new jury will decide if Arias is sentenced to death. Here are some key things to know about the case:

Hong Kong protesters defy tear gas, riot police

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 03:53

Parts of the city are paralyzed by citizen campaign to demand Beijing allow free elections.

Syrian al-Qaida threatens West

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 03:49

Militants will retaliate for U.S.-led air strikes, leader said. Overnight, natural gas plant controlled by Islamic State fighters hit.

U.S. may keep secret prisoners after Afghan war exit

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 03:35

By Jessica Donati KABUL (Reuters) - The fate of a group of prisoners held in near-total secrecy by U.S. forces at a prison in Afghanistan is hanging in limbo, the facility's commander said, as Washington gropes for options after its legal right to hold them there expires in December. The inmates - all foreign nationals captured on battlefields around the world - could be transferred to the U.S. court system or, as a last resort, to the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, Brigadier General Patrick J. Reinert told Reuters. ...

Jury selection begins for trial of accused Boston bomber's friend

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 03:08

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Jury selection is set to begin on Monday for the trial of the last of three college friends of the accused Boston Marathon bomber to face charges relating to a visit the trio made to the suspect's dorm room three days after the deadly attack. ...