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Sunday, April 19, 2015
US man kills 2 brothers, mom, sister-in-law, self
A man who had been in a business dispute with his two brothers shot and killed them, his mother and one of their wives before taking his own life, Phoenix police said Friday.
Oklahoma became the first U.S. state to approve nitrogen gas for executions under a measure the state's Republican governor signed into law Friday that provides an alternative death penalty method if lethal injections aren't possible, either because of a court ruling or a drug shortage.
A cartel attacked Mexican security forces Friday in reaction to a drug lord's arrest in a city near the U.S. border, unleashing gunfights that killed at least three gunmen and wounded two officers.
Colombia's president wants rebels to set deadline for peace
President Juan Manual Santos delivered a sharp rebuke to Colombia's largest rebel group Friday, calling on its leaders to set a deadline to reach a peace deal following this week's slaughter of 11 soldiers while they were sleeping.
Cardinal Francis George, key Catholic orthodoxy voice, dies
Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal and led the U.S. bishops' fight against Obamacare, has died after a long fight with cancer. He was 78.
The Catholic Church in the U.S. forked out US$120 million to victims of sexual abuse at the hands of clergy and US$30 million on pedophile prevention programs over 12 months, according to an annual report out Friday.
The parents of an 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon attacks have asked prosecutors to take the death penalty off the table for convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, in a letter published Friday.
A remote tribe in the Venezuelan Amazon appears to be resistant to modern antibiotics even though its members have had barely any contact with the outside world, researchers said Friday.
There's been no break from the globe's record heat -- the first three months of 2015 have set new high temperature marks.
Dog flu outbreak gained foothold at doggie day cares
Many urbanites use doggie day cares while they work long hours. Paying others to exercise their pets, owners can forgo long walks and enjoy guilt-free pooch snuggling in the evenings. While usually a healthy experience for the dogs, the day care environment, with dozens of pets mingling, contributed to an epidemic of dog flu in Chicago that is spreading in the Midwest, experts say.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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