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Fashion icon Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 18:44

The legendary designer, who most recently created Amal Clooney's wedding dress, was diagnosed with cancer in 2006.

California man charged with murder of Saudi student

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:24

By Daina Beth Solomon LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A 28-year-old man was charged on Monday with murdering a college student from Saudi Arabia whose remains were found last week alongside a freeway in a Southern California desert city, authorities said. Agustin Rosendo Fernandez is accused of posing as a buyer for Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi's car after it was posted for sale on Craigslist, then stabbing the 23-year-old man to death and stealing the vehicle, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck told a news conference on Monday afternoon. ...

CEO of oil giant Total killed in Moscow plane crash

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:15

Moscow (AFP) - The CEO of French oil company Total, Christophe de Margerie has died after a private jet crashed at a Moscow airport, Russian media reported Tuesday citing aviation and law enforcement sources.

U.S. issues new protocols for treating Ebola patients

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:11

By Anna Driver and Lisa Marie Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - The United States issued stringent new protocols on Monday for health workers treating Ebola victims, directing medical teams to wear protective gear that leaves no skin or hair exposed when caring for patients infected with the virus. The new guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta come as 43 people who were exposed to the first patient diagnosed in the United States were declared risk free, easing a national sense of crisis over the spread of Ebola. ...

Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:22

The suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was charged Monday with abducting and raping a woman in suburban Washington, D.C., in 2005.

Cop surprised when citizen turns tables on him

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:38
In an attempt to bring attention to the issue of unlawful traffic stops by police impersonators, Gavin Seim of Washington state flagged down a police officer on the side of the road.

Cop surprised when citizen turns tables on him

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:38
In an attempt to bring attention to the issue of unlawful traffic stops by police impersonators, Gavin Seim of Washington state flagged down a police officer on the side of the road.

'Harlem Kevorkian' sentenced in death of motivational speaker

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:04

By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York man convicted of helping a debt-ridden motivational speaker commit suicide to make the death look like a robbery was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Monday, prosecutors said. Kenneth Minor, 42, pleaded guilty to manslaughter last month in the stabbing death of Jeffrey Locker in 2009, a spokeswoman with the Manhattan District Attorney's office said. Locker, a 52-year-old motivational speaker, hired Minor to help him kill himself and make it look like a robbery so his family could collect life insurance payouts, prosecutors said. ...

Wyoming attorney general says gay marriages can begin on Tuesday

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:00

By Dan Whitcomb (Reuters) - Gay marriages can begin in Wyoming on Tuesday after the state files a formal notice that it will not appeal a judge's order overturning a ban on same-sex matrimony, the state's attorney general said on Monday. "After reviewing the law and the judge's decision that binding precedent requires recognition of same-sex marriage, I have concluded that further legal process will result in delay but not a different result," Wyoming Attorney General Peter Michael said in a statement. U.S. ...

Hottest year on record?

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:48

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say.

Third UN employee dies from Ebola

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:47

A UN staff member in Sierra Leone has died from Ebola, the UN spokesman said Monday.

WHO chief promises transparency on Ebola failures

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:02

GAMMARTH, Tunisia (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization says the agency will be upfront about its handling of the Ebola outbreak, following an internal report that details failures in containing the virus.

Kerry seeks Asian help against IS

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 09:52

State chief met Asia-Pacific leaders Monday, including from countries with large Muslim populations.

Indiana police say more victims possible after seven bodies found

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 09:50

By Mary Wisniewski HAMMOND Ind. (Reuters) - Police in northwestern Indiana said on Monday they could be dealing with a serial killer with victims going back as far as 20 years after a man suspected in one woman's murder led them to six more bodies over the weekend. Darren Vann, 43, of Gary, Indiana, was in custody and police were seeking murder charges against him, said John Doughty, police chief of the neighboring city of Hammond. Vann was arrested after police were called on Friday to a Motel 6 in Hammond where friends had found the body of Afrika Hardy, 19. ...

Iran acts as nuclear deadline approaches

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 09:36

The International Atomic Energy Agency evaluates Iran's recent moves.

New developments in disappearance of Hannah Graham

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 09:23

Authorities searched across an area near where remains were found over the weekend.

Update on Thomas Eric Duncan’s fiancée

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:42

Health officials declared Louise Troh Ebola-free on Monday and gave her the all-clear to resume her life, but she'll do so without long-lost love Thomas Eric Duncan.

43 students still missing in Mexico

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:25

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government announced rewards Monday of 1.5 million pesos ($111,000) for information on 43 students from a rural teachers' college who have been missing since Sept. 26.

Libyan militant pleads not guilty in attack on U.S. compound in Benghazi

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:07

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Libyan militant on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges arising from the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Captured: The clown that terrorized rural France

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:58

Béthune (France) (AFP) - The party is over for a fake clown who received a six-month suspended jail term Monday for threatening passers-by while in full circus garb, a disturbing trend terrifying towns in northern France.