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    Palestinian kills baby at Jerusalem train station

    A Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel violence slammed his car into a crowded train station in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a three-month-old baby girl and wounding eight people in what police called a terror attack.


    Man’s genome from 45,000 years ago reconstructed

    Scientists have reconstructed the genome of a man who lived 45,000 years ago, by far the oldest genetic record ever obtained from modern humans. The research, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, provided new clues to the expansion of modern humans from Africa about 60,000 years ago, when...


    Government increases air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

    The congressional investigators who dug into fatal defects in General Motors and Toyota cars are now asking U.S. safety regulators to brief them about potentially deadly air bags.


    Blackwater guards found guilty in 2007 killings of Iraqi civilians

    An infamous chapter of the Iraq War closed Wednesday as a jury convicted four former Blackwater Worldwide contractors of killing unarmed civilians in the chaotic streets of Baghdad.


    Teens’ travel renews concerns about terror appeal

    Three teenage girls being investigated for possibly trying to join Islamic State forces in Syria were victims of an “online predator” who encouraged them, a school official said Wednesday, as U.S. officials tried to determine how they made it to Europe without anyone knowing and whether...


    Expert: Autopsy doesn’t show if Brown went for gun

    Michael Brown’s official autopsy indicates he was shot in the hand at close range during a struggle, but a medical examiner not involved in the investigation says there’s no way to conclude whether the injury meant the unarmed 18-year-old was trying to grab the gun of the officer ...


    Man suspected of killing 7 refuses to answer judge

    A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana refused to even acknowledge his name to a judge Wednesday, and a sheriff explained later that the suspect was upset his hearing was in open court before dozens of journalists.


    4 terminated, 5 under disciplinary review as result of UNC academic fraud

    A sobering independent investigation into academic fraud at UNC-Chapel Hill released Wednesday prompted Chancellor Carol Folt to commit to holding accountable all current university staff implicated in the report, including initiating termination against four and disciplinary review for another ...


    Inspector: ‘Serious lapse’ at Secret Service

    A government investigation Wednesday criticized a bizarre Secret Service assignment that pulled agents from their duty near the White House and sent them to the rural Maryland home of a headquarters employee embroiled in a personal dispute with a neighbor.


    New freedoms in Tunisia drive support for Islamic State

    Nearly four years after the Arab Spring revolt, Tunisia remains its lone success as chaos engulfs much of the region. But that is not its only distinction: Tunisia has sent to Iraq and Syria more foreign fighters than any other country to the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State.

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