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Fiery, deadly wreck snarls Interstate 5 in Los Angeles
Fiery, deadly wreck snarls Interstate 5 in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A fiery collision Tuesday involving two big trucks and several smaller vehicles killed one person and injured 10 others while triggering a massive traffic jam on Interstate 5 in Los Angeles.

Lawyers want Aaron Hernandez
Lawyers want Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction dismissed

BOSTON (AP) - Lawyers for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez formally asked a court on Tuesday to dismiss his first-degree murder conviction now that he has died.

'Bachelor' Held Behind Bars: Reality TV Star Charged in Fatal Hit and Run
'Bachelor' Held Behind Bars: Reality TV Star Charged in Fatal Hit and Run

Chris Soules was charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing death.

Last words haunt surviving teen
Last words haunt surviving teen's sentencing in fatal fire

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) - In the last moments of his 14-year life, Joe Phillips dialed his friend's cellphone, cursing in panic. He was trapped by flames that had gotten out of control during what had been a summer afternoon of mischief inside a vacant building.

US-backed forces enter major jihadist-held Syria town
US-backed forces enter major jihadist-held Syria town

A US-backed alliance of Arab-Kurdish forces entered the key jihadist-held town of Tabqa on Monday as they pursued their campaign against the Islamic State group in northern Syria. The Syrian Democratic Forces have set their sights on Tabqa and the adjacent dam as part of their broader offensive for the city of Raqa, the Syrian heart of the jihadists' self-styled "caliphate" since 2014. Supported by US-led coalition air strikes and special forces advisers, the SDF surrounded Tabqa in early April.

Take that, dudes: Female astronaut breaks record for most time spent in space.
Take that, dudes: Female astronaut breaks record for most time spent in space.

Stand up and take notice of NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson.  Not only is Whitson the first woman to command the International Space Station twice, she's the oldest woman to fly to space for NASA, and we think she might be the record holder for most records set in space (though we don't know that for sure). On Monday morning, Whitson beat out every single one of NASA's male astronauts to become the overall record holder for the most cumulative time spent in space for any space agency astronaut in history.  SEE ALSO: This 56-year-old woman is about to break another record in space "It is one of those rides that you hope never ends," Whitson said in a tweet posted the...

3 Stocks To Watch This Week
3 Stocks To Watch This Week

Earnings season rolls on over the coming five trading days.

Tesla
Tesla's big Model 3 bet rides on risky assembly line strategy

Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk took many risks with the technology in his company's cars on the way to surpassing Ford Motor Co's market value. Most automakers test a new model's production line by building vehicles with relatively cheap, prototype tools designed to be scrapped once they deliver doors that fit, body panels with the right shape and dashboards that don't have gaps or seams. Tesla, however, is skipping that preliminary step and ordering permanent, more expensive equipment as it races to launch its Model 3 sedan by a self-imposed volume production deadline of September, Musk told investors last month.

Watch Munich Startup Lilium Test All-Electric Flying Car, Lilium Jet
Watch Munich Startup Lilium Test All-Electric Flying Car, Lilium Jet

Munich startup Lilium is looking to compete with Uber. The company ran successful tests of its all-electric flying car Lilium Jet in Germany.

Bose accused of tracking and sharing users
Bose accused of tracking and sharing users' personal information without their knowledge.

A new lawsuit alleges the electronics company collects users' music and audio choices through its Bose Connect app.

10 Things to Know for Thursday
10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

Galaxy S8 vs. iPhone 7 Plus and every top Android phone: The ultimate speed test
Galaxy S8 vs. iPhone 7 Plus and every top Android phone: The ultimate speed test

What's the fastest smartphone you can buy right now? Is it the brand new Galaxy S8 or LG G6? Is it Apple's iPhone 7 Plus that was released last year? Or is it one of the best Android phones of 2016, such as Google's Pixel or the OnePlus 3T? A thorough speed test compares all five handsets, but the conclusions are hardly surprising. After pitting the Galaxy S8 against the iPhone 7 Plus in a recent speed test, YouTube channel EverythingApplePro added the LG G6, the Pixel, and the OnePlus 3T. Unsurprisingly, iPhone 7 Plus is still the fastest smartphone in the world, outperforming all devices in most tests. The Galaxy S8, with its Snapdragon 835 processor, comes in second and is...

Manhunt expanded for suspect in Facebook video killing
Manhunt expanded for suspect in Facebook video killing

CLEVELAND (AP) - Authorities in several states were on the lookout Monday for a man police say shot a Cleveland retiree collecting aluminum cans and then posted video of the apparently random killing on Facebook.

Update On Boston Marathon Bomber Sentenced To Death
Update On Boston Marathon Bomber Sentenced To Death

Tsarnaev is serving time in the supermax prison in Florence, Colorado.

Turkey
Turkey's Erdogan proves a popular and polarizing figure

ISTANBUL (AP) - Rising from humble origins to take the helm of Turkey's government in 2003, Recep Tayyip Erdogan quickly attracted a fervent following. But Erdogan, who served as prime minister and then president, also became feared and hated by many who saw him as an increasingly autocratic leader seeking to erode the country's secular traditions by imposing his conservative, religious views.

North Korean medium-range missile test fails, US says
North Korean medium-range missile test fails, US says

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A North Korean medium-range missile exploded seconds after it was launched on Sunday, U.S. officials said, a high-profile failure that came hours before the U.S. vice president arrived in South Korea, and as an American aircraft supercarrier approaches the Korean Peninsula in a show of force.

Syria
Syria's Assad is an 'arch-terrorist': British FM

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is an "arch-terrorist" and it is time Russia realised he is "literally and metaphorically toxic", British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Sunday. Johnson said Assad's ally Moscow still had time to be on the "right side of the argument", in a Sunday Telegraph newspaper article. "Assad uses chemical weapons because they are not only horrible and indiscriminate.

Italy
Italy's Emma Morano, the world's oldest person, dies at 117

ROME (AP) - Emma Morano, at 117 the world's oldest person who is also believed to have been the last surviving person born in the 1800s, died Saturday at her home in northern Italy, her physician said.

Mexican navy guns down top bodyguard to eldest son of
Mexican navy guns down top bodyguard to eldest son of 'El Chapo'

The chief bodyguard to the eldest son of jailed Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was killed in the northern coastal state of Sinaloa. Mexico's navy said on Saturday that troops killed Francisco Zazueta, suspected of helping launch an ambush of soldiers last year, during a shootout on Friday afternoon in the town of Badiraguato, a hotbed of support for the Sinaloa Cartel and not far from where Guzman grew up. Zazueta, also known as "Pancho Chimal," was Ivan Archivaldo Guzman's top bodyguard.

Syria car bombing kills at least 24 evacuees
Syria car bombing kills at least 24 evacuees

A suicide car bombing killed at least 24 people Saturday in an attack near buses for Syrians evacuated from two besieged government-held towns, a monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attack in Rashidin, west of Aleppo, targeted residents evacuated from the northern towns of Fuaa and Kafraya under a deal reached between the regime and rebels. The attack took place as thousands of evacuees from the besieged government-held towns of Fuaa and Kafraya waited to continue their journey to regime-controlled Aleppo, the coastal province of Latakia, or Damascus.

Hands off the animals: Tunis croc killing zoo reopens
Hands off the animals: Tunis croc killing zoo reopens

A Tunisian zoo that closed after a crocodile was stoned to death has reopened, with extra guards and new signs instructing visitors not to throw things at the animals. The Belvedere Zoo in central Tunis shut its gates in March after a public outcry over the animal's death. Zoo visitors often left rubbish on the ground or threw it into ponds, with some hurling bottles of water into the enclosures.

Former NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Acquitted in 2012 Double Murder
Former NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Acquitted in 2012 Double Murder

The murders were apparently over a spilled drink.

Amazon is offering a rare discount on the Nest Thermostat
Amazon is offering a rare discount on the Nest Thermostat

Why does Google charge so much for the Nest Learning Thermostat? Because it can. The Nest was the first, but it's still the best. There are other great options out there right now that offer many of the same features as the Nest (one of our favorites is the Ecobee3), but none so far have managed to wrap everything up into a package that's quite as sleek and simple as the Nest. It just works. You'll save money on your energy bill each month, and you'll be more comfortable in the process thanks to Nest's advanced learning algorithms that constantly adjust your heating and air conditioning based on preferences and location. The Nest is well worth its normal asking price of $250, but Amazon...

Turkey in final referendum push as jihadists detained
Turkey in final referendum push as jihadists detained

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Friday made a final push for votes in a referendum on expanding his powers, as the authorities said they had foiled a possible jihadist plot against the poll. Opinion polls -- usually treated with caution in Turkey -- have predicted a tight outcome on Sunday despite the considerable advantages of the 'Yes' campaign in both airtime and campaign resources. The referendum will take place under a state of emergency that has been in place since last summer's failed coup, which has seen some 47,000 arrested in the biggest crackdown in Turkey's history.

Iran hardliner Ebrahim Raisi registers for election
Iran hardliner Ebrahim Raisi registers for election

Iranian hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi registered on Friday to run for next month's presidential election, state television showed. The 56-year-old has emphasised his concern for the poor and the high levels of unemployment -- considered a weak spot for President Hassan Rouhani who also registered on Friday. "I have come to be the candidate for the whole of Iran.

'If you're alive, raise your hand,' officer tells patrons

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The sight of so many injured people lying on the dance floor after the Pulse nightclub attack in Orlando led one officer to ask patrons, "If you're alive, raise your hand," according to a new report from police.

Sean Spicer Throws In the Towel
Sean Spicer Throws In the Towel

When the president of the United States makes several major shifts on policy in the course of the week, it's bound to raise a series of questions. Luckily, there's someone whose job is to answer those questions, giving the press information about the president's thinking and direction: the White House press secretary.

GE Nigeria workers cordon off headquarters over salary dispute

Striking Nigerian workers cordoned off the country headquarters of U.S. industrial firm General Electric in Lagos on Wednesday in a dispute over wages, a trade union official said. The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) "today picketed General Electric head offices in Lagos over unpaid salaries of some staff," said Lumumba Okugbara, acting general secretary for the union.

Documents reveal abuse allegations against San Bernardino school gunman
Documents reveal abuse allegations against San Bernardino school gunman

Court documents obtained by Eyewitness News involving two women connected to the San Bernardino school gunman reveal a troubled romantic past.

Killing of key militant a success and worry for Philippines
Killing of key militant a success and worry for Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The killing of a Muslim extremist leader on a resort island in the central Philippines this week was a clear victory for the military, but it also drove home an unsettling reality: that the militants are venturing farther from their jungle hideouts to spread terror.

Trump Downplays Bannon's Role In Campaign
Trump Downplays Bannon's Role In Campaign

There has been speculation over fallout between the president and his chief strategist after he was removed from the National Security Council.

Tillerson: Russia must choose between Assad and US
Tillerson: Russia must choose between Assad and US

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued an ultimatum to Russia on Tuesday: Side with the U.S. and likeminded countries on Syria, or embrace Iran, militant group Hezbollah and embattled Syrian leader Bashar Assad.

Police: 4 dead, 1 critical after murder-suicide in Texas

HOUSTON (AP) - Investigators believe a woman fatally shot her stepfather, critically injured her mother and killed two other people at different locations in the Houston area before killing herself on Friday, according to police.

Badass bird stuntin' for security camera is definitely up to something
Badass bird stuntin' for security camera is definitely up to something

The worst part about having a home security system is the terror that comes with getting an intruder alert. Like, sure, you know there's an intruder, now what? But sometimes the intruders are far from harmful. Sometimes they're downright cute. SEE ALSO: Watch this badass mouse scare the crap out of cop Twitter user @mozo6 posted this picture of a bird that set off her security camera's intruder alert and it's terrifying. Just take a look for yourself: there was an intruder alert on the security cam at my house today pic.twitter.com/7z5H9sGckF - Molz (@molzo6) April 4, 2017 There are a few really great things about this bird, the first being that it genuinely looks...

The Latest: Beer truck in Stockholm attack was hijacked
The Latest: Beer truck in Stockholm attack was hijacked

STOCKHOLM (AP) - The Latest on the truck crashing into a department store in central Stockholm. (all times local):

US strikes on Syria: How the world reacted
US strikes on Syria: How the world reacted

From strong messages of support to fierce condemnation, here are the main global reactions to a US strike on a Syria air base in response to a suspected chemical attack. : Unsurprisingly, the main ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was robust in its opposition to the strike. "To protect Syria's most sensitive infrastructure, a complex of measures will be implemented in the near future to strengthen and improve the effectiveness of the Syrian armed forces' air defence system," said spokesman Igor Konashenkov.

Hillary Clinton calls for U.S. to bomb Syrian air fields
Hillary Clinton calls for U.S. to bomb Syrian air fields

By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - In her first interview since her stunning presidential election defeat by Republican rival Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton on Thursday called for the United States to bomb Syrian air fields. Clinton, in an interview at the Women in the World Summit in New York, also called Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election a theft more damaging than Watergate. Asked whether she now believes that failing to take a tougher stand against Syria was her worst foreign policy mistake as secretary of state under President Barack Obama, Clinton said she favored more aggressive action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Under investigation, chairman of House Russia probe steps aside
Under investigation, chairman of House Russia probe steps aside

By Patricia Zengerle and Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican head of a congressional inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election said he would temporarily step aside from the probe on Thursday because he is under investigation for disclosing classified information. Devin Nunes, chairman of the House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and an ally of Republican President Donald Trump, characterized charges that he made unauthorized disclosures of classified information as "entirely false and politically motivated." "Several leftwing activist groups have filed accusations against me with the Office of Congressional...

Iraqi helicopter downed in fight to retake Mosul
Iraqi helicopter downed in fight to retake Mosul

The Islamic State group shot down an Iraqi helicopter operating over Mosul Thursday, as security forces announced they recaptured another neighbourhood in their nearly six-month-old offensive against the jihadist stronghold. The operation to retake west Mosul -- which the helicopter was supporting when it was downed -- has become a slow, grinding battle that has taken a heavy toll on civilians and pushed more than 200,000 to flee. "The helicopter was supporting federal police forces in (west Mosul) and was hit by fire and crashed in the Mohandiseen neighbourhood in east Mosul," Brigadier General Yahya Rasool, the spokesman for Iraq's Joint Operations Command, told AFP.

Man accused in fatal midtown Atlanta shooting hospitalized
Man accused in fatal midtown Atlanta shooting hospitalized

ATLANTA (AP) - A man accused of fatally shooting a woman on a midtown Atlanta street in broad daylight was hospitalized after jail guards found him biting his left arm and spitting blood, authorities said Wednesday.

The Latest: Dad of man charged with 4 deaths shot day before
The Latest: Dad of man charged with 4 deaths shot day before

CHICAGO (AP) - The Latest on charges filed against a Chicago man in a quadruple homicide shooting (all times local):

Tillerson's Blunt Response To North Korea's Ballistic Missile Launch
Tillerson's Blunt Response To North Korea's Ballistic Missile Launch

Pyongyang fired a possible KN-15 missile, also known as Pukguksong-2, off its east coast Wednesday.

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