• APNewsBreak: Germany shelves Nazi crimes probe of US man

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of a retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit, saying Friday that the 96-year-old is not fit for trial. The decision came more than two years...

  • Suspected Jewish extremists burn Palestinian child to death

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    DUMA, West Bank (AP) — Suspected Jewish assailants set fire to a West Bank home on Friday and burned a sleeping Palestinian toddler to death in an attack that drew Palestinian rage and widespread Israeli condemnation. The attack, which threatens to set off another violent escalation,...

  • Triathletes shrug off water warnings, swim in Rio

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Triathletes swam in waters off Copacabana Beach Friday ahead of weekend Olympic test events, despite published warnings that water in the area was "unfit" for swimming. The website of the Rio de Janeiro environmental agency said the water, which has been declared...

  • Man shoots down drone hovering over house

    Chris Matyszczyk, CNet
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    We need to talk anti-aircraft weaponry. More and more so-called enthusiasts are sending drones into the sky. This means that more and more normal humans are becoming enthusiastic about shooting them out of the sky. Especially, as in the case of William H. Merideth, the drone is...

  • Baltimore killings soar to a level unseen in 43 years

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    BALTIMORE — Baltimore reached a grim milestone on Friday, three months after riots erupted in response to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody: With 43 homicides in July, the city has seen more bloodshed in a single month than it has in 43 years. The 43rd recorded homicide was...

  • US Capitol Police: Car hits barricade, driver charged

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say they've charged the driver of a car that crashed into a barricade at the U.S. Capitol grounds entrance. U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman Lt. Kimberly Schneider said in an email Friday that 50-year-old Antonio Pierorazio has been charged with felony...

  • Hopes high wing flap will shed light on Flight 370 mystery

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) — Under a microscope and expert eyes, the wing fragment that washed up on the beach of this volcanic island could yield clues not just to its path through the Indian Ocean, but also to what happened to the airplane it belonged to. Analysts at the French...

  • Seven famous people who died in Colorado

    Onlyinyourstate.com
    Yesterday

    Over the years, a number of famous (and infamous) people have died in the Centennial State. Today, we will be taking a look at a handful of these Colorado deaths and where in the state they occurred.

  • Invisible Women? Hollywood's female superhero problem

    Yesterday

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Batman. Spider-Man. Iron Man. Ant-Man. The list of male superheroes starring in their own big-screen escapades is bigger than Tony Stark's ego, and the billions of dollars these films have generated rival the fortunes of the well-off tinkerer. However, in spite of...

  • FBI: Suspect in Montana shooting says victim laughed at him

    The Associated Press
    Yesterday

    HELENA, Mont. — An 18-year-old Wyoming man accused of robbing and shooting three members of a family after asking for roadside help told investigators he opened fire after one of the victims laughed at him, an FBI agent said in a court filing Thursday. Jason Shane, 51, and Tana...

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