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Austrian election do-over

Jul 1, 2016 / 7:06 am
In a potential new challenge to European Union unity, Austria's highest court on Friday ordered a rerun of the country's presidential election, giving a right-wing euroskeptic candidate a second chance at the office after his narrow loss last month. The decision was unprecedented in...

Britain, France mourn war

Jul 1, 2016 / 6:57 am
Daniel Davison reads from the diary of his grandfather, who fought in the Battle of the Somme #Somme100https://t.co/h9NzraYo2v — ITV News (@itvnews) July 1, 2016 One week after Britain's vote to leave the European Union, British Prime Minister David Cameron and members of the...

$415M jackpot up for grabs

Jul 1, 2016 / 6:45 am
Friday night's Mega Millions drawing will give lottery players a shot at the 10th largest jackpot in U.S. history. Because no one has won a Mega Millions jackpot since March 8, the prize has steadily grown to an estimated $415 million. That makes it the largest jackpot since a $430 million...

Who would be Trump's VP?

Jul 1, 2016 / 6:33 am
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has begun formally vetting prospective vice-presidential picks. The New York billionaire is considering former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, among what he previously described as a short list of possible...

Autopilot car crash kills man

Jul 1, 2016 / 6:24 am
The U.S. announced Thursday the first fatality in a wreck involving a car in self-driving mode, the 40-year-old owner of a technology company who nicknamed his vehicle "Tessy" and had praised its sophisticated "Autopilot" system just one month earlier for preventing a collision...

Deadly hazing in Marines?

Jul 1, 2016 / 6:17 am
The Marine Corps is looking into allegations of hazing, assault and physical abuse involving 15 drill instructors at Parris Island training depot in South Carolina, officials said Thursday. The allegations stem from an investigation into the death of a Parris Island recruit in March, Maj. Gen....

Chute fails, skydiver lives

Jul 1, 2016 / 6:08 am
Okla. skydiver says he reached speeds of about 120 mph before he deployed reserve parachute. https://t.co/S6FaEuUHv1https://t.co/r26QfOHlSZ — ABC News (@ABC) June 30, 2016 An Oklahoma skydiver delivering the game ball for a professional soccer match says muscle memory kicked in when...
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'Serial' killer given new trial

Jun 30, 2016 / 8:43 pm
After spending 16 years in prison for the killing of his former high school girlfriend, a man at the centre of popular podcast "Serial" has a chance at freedom. Retired Baltimore Circuit Judge Martin Welch ruled Thursday that Adnan Syed, 35, deserved a new trial because his lawyer...

Search for killer bear

Jun 30, 2016 / 3:37 pm
Wildlife officials set traps, installed wilderness cameras and scouted the woods by helicopter Thursday for the bear that attacked and killed a U.S. Forest Service employee as he rode a mountain bike along a trail outside Glacier National Park. Brad Treat, 38, was knocked off his bike Wednesday...

Shooter a false alarm

Jun 30, 2016 / 1:31 pm
UPDATE: 1 p.m. The military base outside Washington where the presidential plane Air Force One is stationed was temporarily locked down Thursday after an "active shooter" report that turned out to be a false alarm. The report stemmed from someone who made a distress call after...

Cams watch for wildfires

Jun 30, 2016 / 12:05 pm
As the summer wildfire season heats up in the West, a growing network of online cameras installed on forested mountaintops is changing the way crews fight fires by allowing early detection that triggers quicker, cheaper and more tactical suppression. The network of roughly 20 high-definition...

Boris bows out of UK race

Jun 30, 2016 / 10:31 am
The race to become Britain's next prime minister took a dramatic, unexpected turn Thursday as former London Mayor Boris Johnson — popular with the public and widely considered to be a front-runner — ruled himself out of contention after the defection of a key ally. In a morning...

Suicide attack kills 37

Jun 30, 2016 / 10:30 am
Taliban militants launched a twin suicide attack on Thursday, targeting a convoy of buses carrying Afghan police cadets outside of the capital and killing 37 people, mostly policemen, and wounding 40, an Afghan official said. The attack took place in Paghman district, some 20 kilometres (12...

Trapped, facing starvation

Jun 30, 2016 / 10:22 am
Tens of thousands of Syrians stranded on the Jordanian border face starvation and dehydration, the aid group Doctors Without Borders said Thursday, calling for an immediate resumption of aid deliveries that were halted after Jordan sealed the border following a suicide attack. The international...

Reagans' stuff on auction

Jun 30, 2016 / 10:02 am
A two-day auction of the contents of Ronald and Nancy Reagan's ranch-style home in California will include everything from personal mementos from heads of state and friends to objects the couple took with them to the White House. Christie's on Thursday announced the highlights of the...

Stolen beer down the drain

Jun 30, 2016 / 6:53 am
Authorities have found most of the nearly 80,000 bottles of beer that were stolen from an Atlanta brewery last week, but the company says every last drop will have to be thrown away. SweetWater Brewing Co. spokeswoman Tucker Berta Sarkisian said in a news release that the Georgia Bureau of...

R-rated oops at Dory film

Jun 30, 2016 / 6:45 am
The owner of a California movie theatre is apologizing after a trailer for an R-rated upcoming Seth Rogen comedy was shown ahead of a screening of Disney's "Finding Dory." The East Bay Times reports moviegoers eager to see the PG-rated "Dory" at a Brenden theatre in the...

Attempt to shoot Trump

Jun 30, 2016 / 6:36 am
A British man who authorities say tried to grab a police officer's gun to shoot presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at a Las Vegas campaign rally was indicted Wednesday on federal criminal charges that, together, could get him up to 30 years in prison. A grand jury on...

Wind, heat driving wildfires

Jun 30, 2016 / 6:33 am
Fast-moving wildfires fanned by strong, erratic winds and high temperatures are burning in California and Arizona. Here's a look at fires across the West: NORTHERN CALIFORNIA A wildfire charged through inaccessible terrain and climbed up a steep canyon near Sacramento, forcing the...

Grizzly kills bicyclist

Jun 29, 2016 / 7:36 pm
Montana authorities say a grizzly bear attacked and killed a bicyclist riding in the Flathead National Forest just outside Glacier National Park. Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry told The Associated Press the person was killed Wednesday afternoon about a mile from the West Glacier KOA...

YouTube star a faker?

Jun 29, 2016 / 4:11 pm
A gay YouTube personality who said he was assaulted outside a West Hollywood club has been charged with filing a false police report and faking his injuries. The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department says London-native Calum McSwiggan was seen hitting himself with a jail payphone after his arrest...

Peace-loving rapper killed

Jun 29, 2016 / 3:14 pm
The news tore across Twitter: A beloved Baltimore rapper was gunned down in broad daylight, moments after promoting peace on the streets at a charity fundraiser. Hundreds of inner-city youths — the people most exposed to Baltimore's pernicious gun violence — have mourned Tyriece...

Milking a good idea

Jun 29, 2016 / 10:56 am
Ask many mothers and they'll tell you, pumping sucks in more than one sense of the word. "It feels like you are a cow. You are hooked up to a machine — it's the opposite of breastfeeding," says Nina Emlen, who works full-time in college admissions and pumps milk twice a...

Airport death toll climbs

Jun 29, 2016 / 7:01 am
The death toll has climbed in a suicide bomb attack in Turkey. Suicide attackers armed with guns and bombs killed 41 people and wounded hundreds at Istanbul's busy Ataturk Airport, apparently targeting Turkey's crucial tourism industry. The government blamed the attack on Islamic State...

Jewish escape tunnel found

Jun 29, 2016 / 6:58 am
In a Lithuanian forest, an international research team has pinpointed the location of a legendary tunnel that Jewish prisoners secretly dug out with spoons to try to escape their Nazi captors during World War II, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Wednesday. The tunnel, located in the...

Trump threatens tariffs

Jun 29, 2016 / 6:51 am
Republican Donald Trump vowed to tear up the nation's trade deals, threatened new tariffs and called for a new era of economic "Americanism" in a speech that underscored just how far removed he is from typical GOP orthodoxy. The speech, delivered on a factory floor in western...

Stupidity greatest threat

Jun 29, 2016 / 6:39 am
Physicist Stephen Hawking says pollution, greed and stupidity are the greatest threats to Earth. Hawking told Larry King Now on Saturday that he's worried by overcrowding. "We certainly have not become less greedy or less stupid," Hawking said. "Six years ago, I was...

Snail slime causes car crash

Jun 29, 2016 / 6:36 am
Is this the definition of a slow-moving hazard? German police say a driver lost control of his car after slipping on a slimy trail left by a procession of snails that were making their way across the highway. The car — an old East German Trabant — flipped over and was wrecked, but...

Logs reveal shooting terror

Jun 29, 2016 / 6:30 am
Police dispatchers heard repeated gunfire, screaming and moaning from patrons of the Pulse nightclub who called to report that gunman Omar Mateen was opening fire inside the Florida club, according to written logs released Tuesday. The first call of "shots fired" came in at 2:02 a.m....

Great wall of Zuckerberg

Jun 29, 2016 / 6:21 am
Some of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's neighbours are grumbling about a rock wall he's having built on his property on the north shore of the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Retiree Moku Crain said Tuesday the wall looks daunting and forbidding. Crain hopes and expects Zuckerberg will soften...

Listening to singing whales

Jun 29, 2016 / 6:20 am
Scientists have deployed a buoy 22 miles off the coast of New York's Fire Island to monitor several species of great whales in "near real-time." The high-tech acoustic device will eavesdrop on the songs of the whales to better understand and safeguard their movements near two busy...

California to vote on pot

Jun 28, 2016 / 7:14 pm
California voters will decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana after Secretary of State Alex Padilla said Tuesday that initiative proponents turned in more than enough signatures to place the question on the November ballot. A successful vote in California would mean one in every six...

Explosions rock airport

Jun 28, 2016 / 4:25 pm
UPDATE: 4:25 p.m. Turkish officials say 31 people are confirmed dead in the Istanbul airport attack. The death toll is expected to rise. UPDATE: 1:45 p.m. Two explosions have rocked Istanbul's Ataturk airport, killing at least 10 people and wounding around 20 others, Turkey's...

IS behind airport attack

Jun 28, 2016 / 4:11 pm
A senior Turkish government official has told The Associated Press all initial indications suggest the Islamic State group is behind the attack at Istanbul's Ataturk airport. The official also said nearly 50 people were killed in the attack Tuesday at the airport's international terminal...

Father, son a deadly duo

Jun 28, 2016 / 11:47 am
Wyoming prosecutors say a father and son on the run from police after tying up five women in a basement abducted and killed a Utah rail worker. The Lincoln County Attorney's Office charged Flint Wayne Harrison and his son, Dereck James "DJ" Harrison, with first-degree murder and...

Harry takes up AIDS fight

Jun 28, 2016 / 11:40 am
Prince Harry is set to follow his mother's example and use part of his time in the fight against AIDS. Harry plans to speak at an international AIDS conference in South Africa next month and to meet with doctors and nurses who are caring for HIV-positive patients in London. His mother...

10 days for punching swan

Jun 28, 2016 / 6:34 am
A Florida newspaper reports a homeless man has been sentenced to 10 days in jail for punching a swan near an Orlando lake. The Orlando Sentinel reports that 59-year-old Sor Angel Velez, listed as a transient in court papers, was sentenced Monday after pleading no contest to injuring the...

Baby killed by family dogs

Jun 28, 2016 / 6:21 am
Police in Central California say two family dogs killed a three-day-old baby after her mother left her on the couch and walked away for a few seconds. Fresno Police Sgt. Dan Macias tells the Fresno Bee the girl's mother had left the door open because it was hot and she thought the dogs were...

Child only crash survivor

Jun 28, 2016 / 6:20 am
A four-year-old girl was the only member of her family to survive after their minivan was hit by an Amtrak train at a crossing with a history of problems in southern Colorado. The girl was hospitalized with serious injuries after the Southwest Chief train headed from Chicago to Los Angeles...

A $14M Happy Birthday

Jun 27, 2016 / 8:30 pm
A judge has approved a settlement that will put "Happy Birthday to You" in the public domain. U.S. District Judge George King approved the agreement Monday. It ends the ownership claims of Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing company that has been collecting royalties on the...
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