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U.S. mom admits to killing six babies

Apr 15, 2014

U.S. mom admits to killing six babies

Authorities say a woman accused of killing six babies that she gave birth to over 10 years told investigators that she either strangled or suffocated the children and then put them inside boxes in the garage of her home in Utah. According to a ...

Apr 15, 2014

Candy bars may help couples avoid fights

A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study that used voodoo dolls is right. That’s because low blood sugar can make spouses touchy, researchers propose. In fact, ...

Apr 15, 2014

Thieves steal lock of Napoleon's hair

A lock of Napoleon Bonaparte’s hair and other “priceless” artifacts linked to the French emperor have been stolen from a museum in Australia, police said Tuesday. Burglars broke into the building on Victoria state’s Mornington Peninsula, south of Melbourne, in what was believed to ...

Manning's 35-year sentence upheld

Apr 15, 2014

Manning's 35-year sentence upheld

A U.S. Army general has upheld Pvt. Chelsea Manning’s conviction and 35-year prison sentence for giving reams of classified government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, the army said Monday. The approval by Maj. Gen. Jeffery S. Buchanan, commander of the Military District of ...

Apr 15, 2014

Transgender Indians in landmark ruling

India’s top court Tuesday issued a landmark verdict creating a third gender category, saying transgendered people can now identify themselves that way on official documents. Activists say it will give relief to millions of people who face discrimination in India’s deeply conservative society. The ...

Apr 15, 2014

Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison is shuttered

Iraq’s justice minister said Tuesday that authorities had closed down a notorious prison west of Baghdad over security concerns. Hassan al-Shimmari said that 2,400 inmates have been transferred from Abu Ghraib to other prisons in safer areas of the country. He says it was ...

Apr 15, 2014

Xi pushes for greater military use of space

In what state media Tuesday called a response to the increasing military use of space by the United States and others, President Xi Jinping urged the air force to adopt an integrated air and space defense capability. While Beijing insists its space program is ...

Washington Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA spying revelations

Apr 15, 2014

Washington Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA spying revelations

The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government’s sweeping surveillance programs in a blockbuster series of stories based on secret documents supplied by NSA leaker Edward Snowden. The Pulitzer for breaking news was ...

Ex-Ku Klux Klan leader charged in Kansas Jewish center killings

Apr 15, 2014

Ex-Ku Klux Klan leader charged in Kansas Jewish center killings

The suspect in the Passover Eve killings of three people at two Jewish community centers near Kansas City is a former Ku Klux Klan leader with a history of spewing vitriol against Jews, law enforcement officials said Monday. Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, faces local ...