Pistorius Refuses to Look At Dead Lover’s Photo

Posted by Associated Press on April 9, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius refused to look at a photo of his dead girlfriend’s bloody head wounds while testifying at his murder trial Wednesday as the prosecutor urged the star athlete to “take responsibility” for killing her.

“It’s time that you look at it,” chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel said, setting the stage for a rigorous first day of cross-examination …

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Pings Raise Hope of Finding Missing Plane

Posted by Associated Press on April 9, 2014

PERTH, Australia (AP) – The frustrating monthlong search for the Malaysian jetliner received a tremendous boost when a navy ship detected two more signals that most likely emanated from the aircraft’s black boxes. The Australian official coordinating the search expressed hope Wednesday that the wreckage will soon be found.

Angus Houston, head of a joint agency coordinating the search for the …

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Argument May Have Preceded Deadly Fort Hood Attack

Posted by Associated Press on April 3, 2014
Army Spc. Ivan Lopez

Army Specialist Ivan Lopez

FORT HOOD, Texas — The soldier who killed three people at Fort Hood may have argued with another service member prior to the attack, and investigators believe his unstable mental health contributed to the rampage, authorities said Thursday.

The base’s senior officer, Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, said there is a “strong possibility” that Spc. Ivan Lopez had a …

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Kurt Cobain’s Childhood Home Museum Plan

Posted by Pat Boyle on April 2, 2014

(Story Contributions from Associated Press)

A Portland woman has started an online campaign to save the childhood home of Kurt Cobain in Aberdeen as a museum to the Nirvana grunge rock icon.

Jaime Dunkle hopes to raise $700,000 through gofundme.com. She says the house will not be fixed or updated but will remain as it is because “it’s real.”

Cobain’s mother put …

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Daunting Task Searching For Bodies in Mudslide

Posted by Associated Press on March 27, 2014
Searchers walking a road covered by mud and debris looking for bodies

Searchers walking a road covered by mud and debris looking for bodies

DARRINGTON, Wash. — Firefighter Jeff McClelland uncovered a body on the moon-like surface that blankets what used to be the community of Oso. Suddenly, he realized the dead man’s son and brother were among the volunteers scouring the debris field.

The relatives sat beside the body as it was zipped …

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