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  • Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she alleged was trying to rape her, drawing swift international condemnation for a prosecution several countries described as flawed. Reyhaneh Jabbari was hanged at dawn for premeditated murder,...

  • School worker tried to stop Washington shooting

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A high school worker tried to stop a gunman who opened fire on a crowded lunchroom north of Seattle, killing one girl and badly wounding four others, authorities said Saturday. The shooter was Jaylen Fryberg, a popular Marysville-Pilchuck High School freshman,...

  • How to pick a college? Data crunchers hope to help

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For many high school seniors, fall means deciding where to apply for college and maybe visiting a guidance counselor. Data crunchers are hoping to help. Think about the popularity of social media sites and advancements in the ability to analyze the vast amounts of...

  • Mussolini air raid shelter opens to tourists

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    ROME (AP) — A Roman villa's wine cellar, which was converted into an air raid shelter for Benito Mussolini and the Italian dictator's family, is opening its anti-gas steel doors to tourists. The shelter was quickly constructed in 1940, after the outbreak of World War II, in what had...

  • Google exec sets records with leap from near-space

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space. Eustace's supersonic jump was part of a project by Paragon Space Development...

  • Lava creeps toward road on Hawaii's Big Island

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — A growing lava stream threatening homes and inching closer to a rural road on Hawaii's Big Island oozed forward in fits and starts this week, frustrating some residents but giving officials a window of time to prepare. The narrow, leading edge of the lava flow is now...

  • World War II airmen fly again in storied B-29

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The bomber best known for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan also flew countless other raids. Karnig Thomasian's final mission on a B-29 Superfortress ended in flames when bombs collided and exploded in the air over Burma in 1945. He parachuted out and spent...

  • World Series fan causes debate with Marlins jersey

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Among the standouts at Games 1 and 2 of the World Series was a Miami Marlins fan in the front row behind home plate. Laurence Leavy's orange Marlins jersey made him easy to spot amid a sea of Kansas City Royals blue. The Royals' reaction to Leavy became a subject of...

  • Mormon founder had teen bride during polygamy days

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church acknowledges in a new essay that founder Joseph Smith had a teenage bride and was married to other men's wives during the faith's early polygamous days, a recognition of an unflattering part of its roots that historians have chronicled for years....

  • College player fights tumor for moment on court

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Lauren Hill is the last player to take the court for the 6 a.m. stretch before basketball practice. She's moving slowly today. The freshman wearing the blue No. 22 Mount St. Joseph jersey has days like this lately. Days when the inoperable tumor squeezing her brain...

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