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Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 4:19 AM

Raul Castro: U.S. Must Return Guantanamo

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 9:15 AM

Instagram Down for a 2nd Time This Week

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 3:25 PM

AG Nominee Lynch Picks Up GOP Support

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 8:54 AM

Man Fatally Shoots Friend While Acting Out Rap Lyrics

A 22-year-old in Florida was charged with manslaughter on Tuesday after shooting his friend while listening to a rap song, according to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, NBC News reported. Rodney Clay Patrick Jr. and Douglas Trey Winslow were listening to rapper Waka Flocka Flame’s song “Bustin’ At ‘Em” at Patrick’s home in Merritt Island on Monday evening when the shooting took place, police told NBC station WESH. While acting along to some of the lyrics, which include “ain’t no talkin’, homie, I’m jus’ bustin’ at ‘em” along with gunshot noises, Patrick picked up what he thought was an unloaded gun and pointed it at Winslow, discharging the firearm. Patrick was also charged with tampering with evidence and possession of a controlled substance. Read »
Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 8:24 AM

Four Months After Fatal Crash, Softball Team Returns to Diamond

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 9:46 AM

Rare Sierra Nevada Red Fox Spotted in Yosemite Park

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 9:11 AM

Removing Snow Costs $1.8M per Inch in NYC: Study

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 8:56 AM

Armed Men Tie Up 83-Year-Old Woman, Steal $5: Cops

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 7:23 AM

Census: 1 in 5 Children on Food Stamps

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 4:50 AM

Romney Takes Aim at Obama, Clinton in Mississippi

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 1:39 PM

Hostage in Sydney Siege Killed by Police Gunfire: Officials

One of the hostages who died in the 16-hour siege at a Lindt chocolate cafe in Sydney, Australia, last month was killed by police bullets as officers stormed the cafe, coroner's officials confirmed Thursday. Katrina Dawson, a barrister, was struck six times with officers bullets, one of which hit a major blood vessel and was fatal, a coroner's inquest was told. The inquest was launched to establish the sequence of events and determine whether the police response was appropriate and whether the deaths of Dawson and Johnson could have been prevented. Tori Johnson, the cafe's manager, was shot in the back of the head by Man Haron Monis, the self-styled Islamic cleric who took 17 hostages before he was killed in the police assault Dec. 16. Read »
Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 at 9:27 PM

WATCH: Cop Arrests Public Defender Trying to Represent Client

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 8:58 AM

Dismembered Body Parts Found in Suitcase: SFPD

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 3:18 AM

Sorority Sisters Asked to Skip UVA Frat Parties for Their "Safety"

A backlash is brewing on the campus of the University of Virginia, where sorority women have been asked to skip fraternity parties this weekend to protect their "safety and well-being." In a Jan. 20 letter to 16 UVA sororities, national sorority leaders encouraged members not to participate in activities related to "men's bid night" on Saturday and to instead plan alternative "sisterhood events" with 100 percent participation. The letter prompted angry responses from students who felt the request treated them as untrustworthy and undermined efforts to reduce the threat of sexual violence. Read »
Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 at 11:16 PM

Christmas Tree Fueled Deadly Md. Mansion Fire

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