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/ Mar 26, 2017

Man who set world record for free throws dies at 94

A California podiatrist who made history when he shot 2,750 consecutive free throws has died. He was 94. Dr. Tom Amberry died in Long Beach on March 18, said his granddaughter, Roxanne Amberry. The retired podiatrist earned a spot in Guinness World Records and ...

Mar 26, 2017

Congo says militia has decapitated more than 40 police

A Congolese militia group has decapitated 42 policemen after ambushing them in Central Kasai province, which has seen a spike in deadly violence in recent months, a local official said Saturday. Members of the Kamwina Nsapu militia staged Friday’s attack between the cities of ...

U.S. acknowledges its forces were behind airstrike on Mosul

Mar 26, 2017

U.S. acknowledges its forces were behind airstrike on Mosul

An airstrike targeting Islamic State militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul that witnesses say killed at least 100 people was in fact launched by the U.S. military, American officials said Saturday. U.S. officials did not confirm the reports of civilian casualties but opened ...

Mar 26, 2017

Officials in Austin, Texas, ground plans for mass-transit gondolas

A proposal to build a gondola lift in Austin that would have been incorporated as part of the public transit system in Texas’ capital city won’t be flying anytime soon. City and transportation officials concluded on Friday that they won’t be moving forward with ...

French minister Royal to run for U.N. development agency post

Mar 26, 2017

French minister Royal to run for U.N. development agency post

French Environment Minister Segolene Royal said on Friday that she was running to lead the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), at a time when the U.N. could see an abrupt cut in crucial United States funding. Royal, the former partner of Socialist President Francois ...

/ Mar 26, 2017

Idaho woman says she crashed because she saw a Sasquatch

A northern Idaho woman told police she crashed into a deer because she was distracted by a Sasquatch in her rearview mirror. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reported that the 50-year-old Tensed woman was driving south on U.S. Highway 95 on Wednesday when she struck ...