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Inventor charged with murder in reporter's death on submarine

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Last Updated Jan 16, 2018 7:08 AM EST COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A Danish prosecutor says inventor Peter Madsen has been charged with murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall during a trip on his private submarine, saying he either cut her throat or strangled her. Prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen said Tuesday the case …

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City turns to emergency alert system to recall blowfish meat

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TOKYO — A city in central Japan used its emergency loudspeaker system in an attempt to recall four packages of blowfish meat after discovering a fifth one contained the potentially deadly liver. No one has died. The fish, known as fugu, is an expensive winter delicacy but requires a license …

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Driver who hit cop in Times Square remains at large

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Last Updated Jan 16, 2018 12:19 AM EST NEW YORK — The search continues for a driver who struck a police officer with a car in Times Square, CBS New York reports. The incident, which happened around 11:30 p.m. Saturday on Broadway and West 53rd Street, was caught on cellphone video. The …

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Couple charged with locking up their 13 children

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Last Updated Jan 15, 2018 8:02 PM EST Police in California say they rescued 13 siblings, aged 2 to 29, from a home where they were found chained to beds and malnourished, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department announced Monday. The victims’ parents were arrested and taken to county jail on …

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"I'm crying my eyes out": Family's reaction to false missile alert

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HONOLULU — Officials in Hawaii are trying to figure out how to prevent another accidental emergency alert after residents and tourists were erroneously warned of an impending missile attack over the weekend. The false alarm has become a wake-up call for those responsible for security in the state. On Monday, …

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Crisis continues for Rohingya Muslims languishing at refugee camp

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COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — More than half a million Rohingya Muslims fled their homes in Burma after Burmese soldiers attacked and burned their villages last year. They fled here, to Cox’s Bazar in neighboring Bangladesh, establishing a refugee camp that has grown to be the largest in the world.  Diseases …

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Edwin Hawkins, "Oh Happy Day" gospel singer, dead at 74

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Last Updated Jan 15, 2018 8:53 PM EST Legendary gospel artist Edwin Hawkins has died at 74. Hawkins is best known for groundbreaking gospel arrangements, particularly “Oh Happy Day.” Hawkins’ publicist Bill Carpenter told the Associated Press that the singer died early Monday at his home in Pleasanton, California, after …

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MLK Day marked by Trump criticism, pledges to fight racism

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Leaders of the Cherokee Nation marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by welcoming the descendants of slaves into their tribe after years of exclusion, while King’s children and the pastor of an Atlanta church where King preached passionately decried disparaging remarks President Trump is said to have made about African …

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Dramatic video shows firefighter saving child from blaze

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A dramatic scene of a Georgia firefighter catching a child dropped from an apartment fire was captured on another firefighter’s helmet camera. The video was posted to social media Sunday by the firefighters’ union in DeKalb County, outside Atlanta. In the video, third-generation firefighter Capt. Scott Stroup catches the young …

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Tanker goes down in flames, leaves mess at sea

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BEIJING — The fire from a sunken Iranian tanker ship in the East China Sea has burned out, a Chinese transport ministry spokesman said Monday, although concerns remain about possible major pollution to the sea bed and surrounding waters. The spokesman, who identified himself only by his surname, Zhao, said …

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