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Thousands gather in Kansas to mourn victims of Frazier Glenn Miller

By Carey Gillam and Kevin Murphy LEAWOOD, Kansas (Reuters) – Thousands of mourners filled a church in Kansas on Friday to remember a teenager and his grandfather who were shot dead outside a Jewish community center last week in a suspected anti-Semitic hate crime. Adam Hamilton, the senior pastor of…

Suspect in Kansas City highway shootings faces 18 felony counts

By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) – A man who went on a weeks-long shooting spree on Kansas City, Missouri, highways has been charged with 18 felony counts, including firing into vehicles and striking occupants, prosecutors said on Friday. Mohammed P. Whitaker, 27, who was arrested on Thursday at…

U.S. and Japan continue negotiations regarding Trans-Pacific Partnership

The United States said Friday there had been progress but no final deal in talks with Japan that are crucial to advancing the ambitious 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Negotiations failed to achieve a significant breakthrough just days before U.S. President Barack Obama, who has made the TPP a key…

‘Superhero’ gathering at the Capitol fails to leap into Guinneess record book

They may have super-human powers and the nerve to don spandex, but a dozen Supermen and a number of Captain Americas failed to break a world record Friday outside the U.S. Capitol. Exactly 237 people gathered under dull skies attempting to conjure up something miraculous and smash the record for…

Wyoming resort homes threatened as landslide gains speed

By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) – A slow-moving landslide threatening the affluent Wyoming community of Jackson is picking up speed, and efforts to stabilize the area were called off because of safety concerns, city officials said on Friday. The mass movement has displaced residents of several homes and two apartment buildings…

U.S. extends comment period on Keystone XL through the end of May

By Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department announced on Friday it is extending the government comment period on the Keystone XL pipeline, a move that likely postpones a final decision on the controversial project until after the November 4 mid-term elections. President Barack Obama has said he…

Missing SD girls found in submerged car 41 years later, just days after dad dies heartbroken

A South Dakota man heartbroken over the 1971 disappearance of his teenage daughter died just five days before a drought revealed her final resting place only miles from their home. Pamella Jackson and her friend, Cheryl Miller, both 17, were on their way to an end-of-the-school year party in May…

Fox guest: Promoting church-state separation at Easter like carrying ‘God Hates F*gs’ sign

In a Fox News segment called The Unholy War on Easter, a field director from Faith and Freedom Foundation decried the lack of “class” exhibited by a separation of church and state group, comparing them to the infamous anti-gay Westboro church. At issue is a display being set up in…

Chelsea Trutherism: Critic says pregnancy timed to help Hillary Clinton’s campaign

You’ve heard of shoe truthers? Less than a week later, there’s another Hillary Clinton-related conspiracy theory being pushed by Chelsea truthers. Newsmax TV broadcaster Steve Malzberg floated the idea Thursday that the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate has somehow timed her daughter’s pregnancy to benefit her political ambitions. “Chelsea Clinton is…

Scientist warns that the robot apocalypse really is coming unless steps are taken now

From HAL 9000 to the Terminator — all those Hollywood movies in which artificially intelligent robots end up turning on their human masters might not be too far from the truth. Noted artificial intelligence researcher Steve Omohundro published a paper in the April edition of the Journal of Experimental &…

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