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Water streaming across Antarctica surprises, worries scientists

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North Korea detains third U.S. citizen

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Lawyer: Airport shooting suspect's mental health stable

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Searches underway in attack on Paris police

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    Water streaming across Antarctica surprises, worries scientists

    by CBS News on Apr 23, 16:45

    In a unique study spanning the entire continent, scientists have found that water is gushing across Antarctica — more than they ever realized. The researchers from Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory have found significant drainage of meltwater flowing across the continent’s ice sheets during summer in Antarctica. Until now, these streams of water were mainly […]

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    North Korea detains third U.S. citizen

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Apr 23, 12:55

    PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen, officials said Sunday, bringing the number of Americans being held there to three. Tony Kim, who also goes by his Korean name Kim Sang-duk, was detained on Saturday, according to Park Chan-mo, the chancellor of the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. Park said […]

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    Lawyer: Airport shooting suspect’s mental health stable

    by Associated Press on Apr 21, 11:59

    MIAMI (AP) – A defense lawyer says the mental condition of an Alaska man accused of killing five people and wounding six at a Florida airport has stabilized. An attorney for 27-year-old Esteban Santiago of Anchorage, Alaska, said at a hearing Friday he continues to take anti-psychotic medication for schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder and is […]

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    Searches underway in attack on Paris police

    by Associated Press on Apr 20, 13:44

    PARIS (AP) – The Latest on the shootings of two police officers in Paris (all times local): 1:35 a.m. Two police officials say the chief suspect in the fatal attack on police officers patrolling the Champs-Elysees in Paris was a 39-year-old man from a suburb east of the French capital. Searches were conducted in at […]

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    Suspect in shooting of Seattle officers is dead

    by Associated Press on Apr 20, 13:27

    SEATTLE (AP) – The Latest on the shooting of two police officers in Seattle (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Police say a suspect in the shooting of two Seattle officers after a downtown robbery is dead. Sgt. Sean Whitcomb, a department spokesman, confirmed that the suspect had died but did not immediately have further details. […]

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    Supreme Court bans Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia

    by Associated Press on Apr 20, 8:46

    MOSCOW (AP) – Russia’s Supreme Court has banned the Jehovah’s Witnesses from operating in the country, accepting a request from the justice ministry that the religious organization be considered an extremist group. The court ordered the closure of the group’s Russia headquarters and its 395 local chapters, as well as the seizure of its property. […]

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    Police suspect man faked his own kidnapping to extort mother

    by Associated Press on Apr 19, 21:38

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – California police say they’ve arrested a man they suspect of faking his own kidnapping to extort his mother. The Orange County Register reports  police arrested 31-year-old Robert Nunez on Tuesday. Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna says his mother called 911 Sunday after she received a text message saying Nunez […]

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    Russia’s military buildup in Arctic puts U.S. on alert

    by CBS News on Apr 19, 21:23

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has never been one to pass up a photo-up, and his latest candids comes from the icy Arctic. He was photographed in March pensively walking among glaciers, reports CBS News’ Jonathan Vigliotti. The Kremlin has also previously released video of reindeer-riding Russian soldiers. It’s all part of the unveiling of the […]

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    Mom who threw baby in trash could regain custody after jail

    by Associated Press on Apr 19, 16:38

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) – A woman who abandoned her newborn in a trash compactor last year has been sentenced to six months in jail, but she might be able to regain custody of her child once she gets out. The Daily Herald reports that 19-year-old Samantha Houston was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to felony […]

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    State police investigating ex-NFL star’s hanging

    by Associated Press on Apr 19, 5:38

    MILFORD, Mass. (AP) – The Latest on the death of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez (all times local): 10:30 a.m. The Massachusetts maximum security prison where Aaron Hernandez apparently hanged himself has seen its share of troubles since it opened nearly two decades ago. There have been several other inmate suicides at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional […]

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    How McDonald’s workers led cops to Facebook slaying fugitive

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Apr 18, 16:32

    HARBORCREEK Twp., Penn. — The man who randomly gunned down a Cleveland retiree and posted video of the crime on Facebook killed himself Tuesday during a police chase in Pennsylvania that began when McDonald’s employees recognized him at a drive-thru and attempted to stall him as they contacted police. It marked a violent end to […]

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    Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized

    by Associated Press on Apr 18, 15:49

    HOUSTON (AP) – Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with a recurrence of a case of pneumonia he had earlier in the year. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath says the 92-year-old former president and father of former president George W. Bush has been in Methodist Hospital in Houston since Friday for observation […]

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    USS Arizona survivor rejoins shipmates, interred aboard ship

    by Associated Press on Apr 18, 7:38

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – One of the last surviving veterans of the sinking of the USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor has been reunited with his shipmates. Raymond Haerry was interred on the ship in a ceremony that his granddaughter says was solemn and beautiful. Haerry never returned to Pearl Harbor while he […]

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    Turkish leader hails ‘historic decision’ to give him far more power

    by Associated Press on Apr 17, 6:09

    ISTANBUL — In Turkey, the government has declared victory in a referendum to change the constitution in ways that would give sweeping new powers to the president. The political opposition in the country — one of America’s NATO allies and a key partner in the fight against ISIS — has challenged the result, however, saying […]

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    Prostitution ring busted thanks to condom-clogged drainpipe

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Apr 16, 17:11

    Police say they cracked an Austin prostitution ring after they were led to by a drainage pipe clogged with condoms. A police affidavit filed Tuesday said investigators learned that a massage parlor was operating in a shopping strip in northwestern Austin after the realty company that had just taken control of the property grew suspicious […]

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    Virginia Tech marks decade since shooting that killed 32

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Apr 16, 15:26

    BLACKSBURG, Va. — Ten years after a mentally ill student fatally shot 32 people at Virginia Tech, survivors and families of the slain are returning to campus to honor the lives that were lost that day. Virginia Tech is holding a series of events Sunday to mark the anniversary of the deadly campus shooting on […]

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    Pennsylvania police: Man sought in Cleveland Facebook killing shot himself to death after chase

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Apr 16, 14:56

    Last updated at 8:01 a.m. Tuesday, April 18 CLEVELAND (AP) – The Latest on a fatal shooting captured on video and later shared on Facebook (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Pennsylvania State Police say the suspect in the random killing of a Cleveland retiree posted on Facebook has shot and killed himself after a brief […]

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    Couple booted from United flight in Houston

    by Associated Press on Apr 16, 13:10

    HOUSTON (AP) – A couple flying to Costa Rica for their wedding later this week were removed from a United Airlines flight in Houston for not following crew instructions. Passenger Michael Hohl tells Houston television station KHOU (http://bit.ly/2pqIeIa) he and his fiancé moved to empty seats because another passenger was asleep Saturday in their ticketed […]

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    French man loses part of his leg in Hawaii shark attack

    by Associated Press on Apr 16, 13:09

    HONOLULU (AP) – A man who witnessed a Hawaii shark attack says the victim is a French surfer who had part of a leg amputated but is in remarkably good spirits. Mac Pigott tells KHON-TV (http://bit.ly/2oNEi6y ) he visited the victim on Saturday in a hospital on the island of Kauai following the attack at […]

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    United changes policy, crew can’t displace seated passengers

    by Associated Press on Apr 16, 10:37

    CHICAGO (AP) – United Airlines is changing a company policy and will no longer allow crew members to displace customers already onboard an airplane. The change comes after a passenger, Dr. David Dao, was dragged from a fully-booked United Express flight in Chicago because he refused to give up his seat to make room for […]