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National & World Missing Arkansas realtor's body found in shallow grave Missing Arkansas realtor's body found in shallow grave
A man accused of abducting and killing a real estate agent in rural Arkansas pleaded not guilty Tuesday to preliminary charges of kidnapping and capital murder, hours after the woman's body was discovered in a shallow grave.
National & World Anti-gay remarks at debate spark anger in Brazil Anti-gay remarks at debate spark anger in Brazil
A minor character in Brazil's election race faced a firestorm of criticism on Monday after saying during a presidential debate that the country needs to stand up against gay people who should receive psychological help far away from the general population.
National & World Cancer doctor given 10 years for poisoning her lover Cancer doctor given 10 years for poisoning her lover
A jury on Monday sentenced a Texas cancer researcher to 10 years in prison after she was convicted of poisoning her colleague, who was also her lover, by lacing his coffee with a sweet-tasting chemical found in antifreeze.
National & World Man with implanted horns gets life for 3 killings Man with implanted horns gets life for 3 killings
A Massachusetts man who has bumps resembling horns implanted in his forehead maintained his innocence before a judge sentenced him Monday to three consecutive life terms in the killings of three men who were kidnapped, shot and dismembered in 2011.
National & World Pot entrepreneurs now becoming political donors Pot entrepreneurs now becoming political donors
The entrepreneurs of the young U.S. marijuana industry are taking another step into the mainstream, becoming political donors who use some of their profits to support cannabis-friendly candidates and ballot questions that could bring legal pot to more states.
National & World FAA chief orders review Chicago air traffic snarl FAA chief orders review Chicago air traffic snarl
The Federal Aviation Administration is reviewing security practices and how it deals with unexpected incidents throughout its air traffic control facilities following last week's fire at a Chicago-area air traffic facility, agency administrator Michael Huerta said Monday.
National & World Police: Driver distracted before fatal softball team crash Police: Driver distracted before fatal softball team crash
The driver of an 18-wheel tractor-trailer that collided with a bus and killed four members of a Texas community college softball team told investigators he had been distracted by something in his cabin before the accident, authorities said Sunday.
National & World Obama: US misjudged Iraqi army, militants' threat Obama: US misjudged Iraqi army, militants' threat
President Barack Obama on Sunday gave voice to the conundrum at the heart of his Syria policy, acknowledging that the U.S.-led military campaign against the Islamic State group and al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria is helping Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, a man the United Nations has accused of war crimes.
National & World US-led planes strike fighters attacking Syria town
U.S.-led coalition warplanes struck Islamic State fighters in Syria attacking a town near the Turkish border for the first time Saturday, as well as positions in the country's east, activists and a Kurdish official said.
National & World 13 escape Tenn. youth center despite new security 13 escape Tenn. youth center despite new security
Thirteen teenagers broke out of a Nashville youth detention center and all but one were recaptured within hours, authorities said Saturday, marking the latest of a rash of security breaches at the complex.
National & World Truck hits college softball team's bus, killing 4 Truck hits college softball team's bus, killing 4
A tractor-trailer veered across the median of a major interstate highway in Oklahoma late Friday and crashed into the side of a Texas women's college softball team bus, killing four players and injuring a dozen other people.