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Russian opposition leader killed

Feb 27, 2015 / 2:32 pm

According to Russian police, opposition figure, ex-deputy PM Boris Nemtsov was shot and killed in Moscow today. More details to come.

Trekkies mourn Spock's death

Feb 27, 2015 / 9:51 am

Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of "Star Trek" fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died. Nimoy's son, Adam Nimoy, said the actor died Friday of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at his Los Angeles home. He...

What colour is The Dress?

Feb 27, 2015 / 9:50 am

It's the dress that's beating the Internet black and blue. Or should that be gold and white? Friends and co-workers worldwide are debating the true hues of a royal blue dress with black lace that, to many an eye, transforms in one photograph into gold and white. Optometry experts are...

Racecar stolen from hotel

Feb 27, 2015 / 9:45 am

Police say Travis Kvapil's NASCAR Sprint Cup car has been stolen ahead of a race this weekend near Atlanta. Police say a trailer with the racecar inside was hitched to a pickup truck parked outside a Morrow hotel, about 15 miles south of Atlanta. Morrow police Detective Sgt. Larry Oglesby...

Leonard Nimoy dies at 83

Feb 27, 2015 / 9:34 am

Leonard Nimoy, the actor famous for playing Spock on the television series Star Trek, has died at 83. The New York Times reports that Nimoy died of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nimoy announced that he had the disease last year. According to the Internet Movie...

8 dead in shootings

Feb 27, 2015 / 9:18 am

A gunman went house to house, fatally shooting seven people and wounding one overnight in a small southern Missouri town before apparently committing suicide in a vehicle, authorities said Friday. The victims were found in four different homes in the unincorporated town of Tyrone about 40 miles...

Gunman and 8 others die

Feb 27, 2015 / 7:00 am

Seven people were shot to death and one was injured in overnight attacks in a small Missouri town, and the suspected gunman was found dead in a neighbouring county, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said Friday. The victims' bodies were found in four different homes in Tyrone, about 40 miles...
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Mexican drug lord captured

Feb 27, 2015 / 6:18 am

Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, one of the most-wanted drug lords and who once terrorized western Michoacan state, was captured early Friday by federal police, according to a Mexican official. He was arrested in the capital city of Morelia without a shot fired, said the official spokesman,...

Gary Glitter gets 16 years

Feb 27, 2015 / 6:14 am

Former pop star Gary Glitter has received a 16-year prison sentence after being convicted of sexually abusing three young girls in the 1970s. The 70-year-old singer, whose real name is Paul Gadd, showed no response as he was sentenced Friday. He had been found guilty earlier this month of one...

Heavy weapons pulled back

Feb 27, 2015 / 5:56 am

Ukrainian and Russian-backed separatist forces drew back some heavy weapons from the front line in the east Friday in compliance with a cease-fire deal, although officials in Kyiv accused rebels of falling short of requirements. Separatist fighters moved rocket launchers to a location 70...

A touching farewell

Feb 26, 2015 / 10:18 pm

After spending 67 years together as devoted husband and wife, there was no question how Floyd and Violet Hartwig would end their lives — together. Sensing the couple was close to death, their children pushed their two hospice beds together and gently placed their father's hand in the...

$150K Oscar dress stolen

Feb 26, 2015 / 8:54 pm

A $150,000 gown adorned with thousands of pearls and worn by Lupita Nyong'o at the Academy Awards has been reported stolen, sheriff's officials said Thursday. Deputies responded to a West Hollywood hotel late Wednesday after the custom Calvin Klein Collection by Francisco Costa dress was...

Black Madam injected thousands

Feb 26, 2015 / 8:50 pm

A Gothic hip-hop artist who called herself "the Michelangelo of buttocks injections" testified at her murder trial on Thursday that she got into body sculpting 20 years ago to help transgender friends and has since performed thousands of procedures. Padge-Victoria Windslowe, who also...

Stolen Picasso labeled $37

Feb 26, 2015 / 8:43 pm

Authorities say a Pablo Picasso painting worth millions of dollars was stolen in France and smuggled into the U.S. by someone who falsely labeled it as an "art craft" worth about $37 when it was shipped. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch filed a civil...

Woman knocked out by egg

Feb 26, 2015 / 6:00 pm

Seattle police say a woman was knocked unconscious when she was pelted by an egg in a so-called drive-by egging. Detective Patrick Michaud says the egg hit the woman right behind the ear and knocked her out early Tuesday. Her friends caught her before she fell to the ground and drove her to a...

2 loose llamas lassoed

Feb 26, 2015 / 2:30 pm

Two quick-footed llamas that dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement community were captured by authorities Thursday, causing a stir in the streets and on social media. Television footage showed a large, white llama and a smaller, black llama darting through the streets of Sun...

Great white off Wash. coast

Feb 26, 2015 / 11:10 am

Residents of Ocean Shores Washington are on the lookout, as a 18-foot great white shark is believed to be lurking in the waters off Washington state. The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife issued the warning Tuesday after the remains of a seal were found on a beach. According to Q13...

'Jihadi John' a nice guy?

Feb 26, 2015 / 10:58 am

The world knows him as "Jihadi John," the masked, knife-wielding militant in videos showing Western hostages being beheaded by the Islamic State group. A growing body of evidence suggests he is a London-raised university graduate, described by one man who knew him as kind, gentle and...

Bomb found near stadium

Feb 26, 2015 / 8:15 am

Authorities have defused an unexploded World War II bomb close to Borussia Dortmund's stadium after evacuating the area. Dortmund's city government said the 550-pound British bomb was defused Thursday afternoon. The bomb had been unearthed after authorities evaluated aerial photos ahead...

ISIS smashes ancient artifacts

Feb 26, 2015 / 6:13 am

The Islamic State group released a video on Thursday purportedly showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artifacts in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, describing them as idols that must be removed. The destructions are part of a campaign by the IS extremists, who have destroyed...
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