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Oregon police say student hatched Columbine-style plot

Oregon police said over the weekend that they stopped a Columbine-style plot against an Albany-area high school, and one student is in custody after authorities claim they found pipe bombs, napalm and other homemade explosives in his home. Acting on a tip, police searched the home of West Albany High…

Osaka mayor defends comments about wartime sex slavery by claiming U.S., British forces also did it

The combative mayor of Osaka took on Japan’s foreign press corps Monday in a nearly three-hour defence of his comments on wartime sex slaves. Toru Hashimoto again insisted Japan’s soldiers were not uniquely guilty in their widely-condemned “comfort women” system, claiming systemic trafficking for sexual purposes by armies around the…

WATCH: Gay French couple to be first in France to wed after marriage equality legalization

France on Wednesday celebrates its first gay marriage in the southern city of Montpellier after months of bitter debate and opposition that saw tens of thousands take to the streets. Officially a secular republic, France is overwhelmingly Catholic, and the issue of gay adoption and marriage — a key campaign…

Washington man arrested for putting crying baby in freezer

A 25-year-old man was arrested Saturday after his girlfriend claims she saw him remove their infant daughter from the freezer, where he’d placed her in an apparent attempt to stop the child’s crying. Doctors believe the child is fine and will suffer no long-term effects, but that wasn’t clear at…

Angelina Jolie’s aunt dies of breast cancer

Angelina Jolie’s aunt has lost her battle with breast cancer, it was reported, just weeks after the Oscar-winning actress announced that she had undergone a preventative double mastectomy. The Hollywood entertainment website E! News cited Jolie’s uncle, Ron Martin, as saying that his wife, Debbie — the younger sister of…

Military museum founder John Valluzzo dead after police shooting at his mansion

Police said on Sunday that a man killed during an armed confrontation on May 24 was the founder of a military museum in Connecticut. The Associated Press reported on Monday that authorities identified the man as 75-year-old John Valluzzo, who was also the president of the Military Museum of New…

Guardian launches paywall-free online-only Australian edition

Britain’s Guardian newspaper on Monday launched a new online edition in Australia where print media is struggling, pledging an independent perspective and a multimedia approach. The Guardian, the world’s third most read newspaper website, unveiled the new site with an exclusive interview with Prime Minister Julia Gillard and a pledge…

Rabbi charged in 2006 sexual assault of 15-year-old boy

An Illinois rabbi was arrested Sunday and charged with sexual assault of a minor, in an incident alleged to have occurred almost seven years ago. Police were notified at the time that Larry Dudovitz, 45, had assaulted a 15-year-old boy in his sleep, but the family was unsure about pressing…

Child lured by kidnappers through Facebook rescued by police

Police in Pakistan’s biggest city Karachi on Monday rescued a teenage boy who was kidnapped for a half-million dollar ransom after apparently being lured through Facebook, officers and relatives said. Officers raided the gang’s hideout to the west of the sprawling city, which is plagued by gang violence and extortion…

Baltimore ‘hairdo archeologist’ cracks Roman hairdressing code

Janet Stephens likes to say she has a secret identity. By day she’s a mild-mannered hairdresser in Baltimore, Maryland. But a museum trip led her to become a “hairdo archeologist,” unraveling the secrets of the elaborate braided hairstyles favored by women in ancient Rome. “Through a leap of intuition, I…

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