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Boko Haram attacks four villages near Nigeria-Cameroon border

A series of suspected Boko Haram attacks in four villages in Nigeria?s restive northeast killed several people, residents said Sunday, in the latest violence blamed on the Islamist insurgents. The military was not immediately available to comment on the raids in Borno state, the hardest hit area during Boko Haram?s…

Cousteau grandson seeks to set record of 31 days underwater off the Florida coast

A grandson of French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau will be following in his forebear’s lgendary wake, heading Sunday to the deep for a record 31 days. “It is symbolic for me personally, because my grandfather (and team) spent 30 days underwater in the Red Sea 50 years ago,” Fabien Cousteau, 46,…

Six hikers feared lost on on Washington’s Mount Rainier

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Six climbers who disappeared three days ago on Washington’s Mount Rainier are not expected to be found alive, the National Parks Service said on Saturday after search teams found their scattered gear. Search crews for Mount Rainier National Park found climbing and camping gear in snow more…

DNA test frees Tulsa woman after 20 years in prison for killing her baby

A Tulsa woman was released from prison on Friday after new DNA tests cast doubt on evidence presented at her trial twenty years ago when she was convicted of murdering her son, reports Newson6. Michelle Murphy was convicted for killing her 15-week-old baby, Travis, who was found by police nearly…

Former Qatari FIFA official allegedly paid out $5 million in bid to obtain 2022 World Cup

A British newspaper alleged on Sunday that a former top Qatari football official paid $5 million to get support for the emirate’s campaign to host the 2022 World Cup. The Sunday Times said it had obtained millions of emails and other documents relating to alleged payments made by Mohamed Bin…

U.S. Park Service to study LGBT sites for inclusion in National Register of Historic Places

Standing in front of the historic Stonewall Inn tavern, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced on Friday the formation of a study group that will be tasked with exploring the LGBT movement’s history in the U.S., with an eye on identifying historic locations for possible inclusion in the National Register…

Comedian Adam Carolla on rich people: ‘They’re better than poor people. They just are’

In an interview with The Daily Caller’s Jamie Weinstein, comedian Adam Carolla dismissed criticism of rich Americas like Donald Trump, stating that the rich are, “better than poor people. They just are.” The talk show host, who is promoting his new book, President Me: The America That’s in My Head,…

Research: Targeted therapies show promise in fight against aggressive cancers

Several new targeted therapies have shown promise against advanced cancers of the blood, lungs, ovaries, and thyroid, according to research released Saturday at a major US cancer conference. Among them is an oral drug called ibrutinib, made by Pharmacyclics. It was found to be “highly active” against chronic lymphocytic leukemia…

Golfer Phil Mickelson denies any wrongdoing in federal insider trading probe

Five-time major golf champion Phil Mickelson denied any wrongdoing Saturday (Shenzhen: 002291.SZ – news) after being named among the subjects of an insider stock trading probe, saying he is fully cooperating with FBI agents. “I have done absolutely nothing wrong,” Mickelson said. “That’s why I’m fully cooperating with the FBI…

Six Cleveland cops indicted for hail of bullets that killed two unarmed car chase suspects

Six Cleveland police officers were indicted on Friday on charges related to a November 2012 car chase that left two suspects dead after officers fired 137 times upon them after their car came to a halt in a schoolyard , according to WSLS10. Officer Michael Brelo has been charged with…

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