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'He purposely killed him': Ohio officer who shot driver in traffic stop faces murder charge

July
29
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2015
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CINCINNATI — A University of Cincinnati officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge, with a prosecutor saying the officer "purposely killed him" and "should never...

Panicked caller: US police dispatcher had no reason to hung up while she tried to aid friend

July
29
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2015
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A teenager who called police but was told by a dispatcher to "deal with it yourself" before being hung up on said Wednesday she was panicked about a friend being shot but stayed as calm as possible. Seventeen-year-old Esperanza...

Long-term expats turning to Supreme Court over voting ban amid strong support

July
29
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2015
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TORONTO — Two Canadians stripped of the right to vote because of their lengthy stay abroad are hoping the Supreme Court of Canada will hear the case, their lawyer said Wednesday. Shaun O'Brien said last week's split Appeal Court decision affirming...

Russia vetoes Security Council proposal on MH17 tribunal, despite late lobbying of Putin

July
29
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2015
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Russia on Wednesday vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that would set up an international criminal court to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine a year ago. The foreign ministers of the...

Family of Canadian man detained in UAE without charge calls for his release

July
29
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2015
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Marwa Alaradi hasn't seen her father in nearly a year, but the teen spends every day thinking of ways to bring him home. The 17-year-old Windsor, Ont., resident has made it her mission to secure Salim Alaradi's release from a prison in the...

Microsoft launches new Windows 10, hoping for better reception than its last release

July
29
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2015
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SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft debuted its new Windows 10 operating system Wednesday, in what the company hopes will be a pivotal moment in its bid regain its sway in a world where the PC is no longer king. The first people to get the new software...

Feeling a squeeze? Expect 11.2 billion population by the end of the century, UN report says

July
29
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2015
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Move over: The world's population is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 and 9.7 billion in 2050, a new United Nations report says. And there should be 11.2 billion people on Earth by the end of this century. Meanwhile, India's population is set...

911 caller: New Mexico dispatcher had no reason to hung up while she tried to aid friend

July
29
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2015
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A 911 caller says she was panicked but as calm as possible before a New Mexico dispatcher hung up on her while she tried to save the life of a friend who had been shot. Esperanza Quintero told The Associated Press on Wednesday...

New trial ordered in backyard burial

July
17
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2015
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OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that just because a killer concealed the body, cleaned up the crime scene and lied to police, the actions do not necessarily prove there was intent to commit murder. ...