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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Police: 'Hero' saved several Seattle cafe patrons as gunman opened fire

Police: 'Hero' saved several Seattle cafe patrons as gunman opened fire


Police: 'Hero' saved several Seattle cafe patrons as gunman opened fire

Posted: 31 May 2012 06:57 PM PDT

A hero hurled barstools at a gunman as he opened fire inside a Seattle cafe, police said Thursday.

Suspect in body parts probe described as 'creepy' and a kitten-killer

Posted: 31 May 2012 05:58 PM PDT

He was pegged as a serial kitten-killer by animal rights activists and as a man who may have dated a Canadian woman convicted of drugging, raping, torturing and killing young girls almost two decades ago.

Sheriff: Maryland student, 21, admits eating housemate's heart, part of brain

Posted: 31 May 2012 09:26 PM PDT

Hours after his family members alerted police to a human head and two hands they discovered stashed in metal tins, a Maryland man admitted killing his housemate, cutting him up, then eating his heart and part of his brain, authorities said.

Will history be kind to Bush?

Posted: 31 May 2012 06:30 PM PDT

Thursday afternoon, Barack Obama presided over the unveiling of George W. Bush's official portrait in the White House, a warm event that reminds us: It feels like years since President Dubya regaled the world with his famous spoonerisms. His retirement has been defined by an awkward silence. While John McCain's endorsement was trumpeted by Mitt Romney, Bush delivered his in just four words. "I'm for Mitt Romney," he shouted to a journalist as an elevator door closed between them. If, just for old time's sake, Bush had said, "I'm for Ritt Momney," it would have been perfect.

Massachusetts teen on trial, accused of texting before fatal crash

Posted: 31 May 2012 04:58 PM PDT

In a potential landmark case, a Massachusetts teenager is on trial this week after prosecutors say his texting while driving caused a crash that led to the death of a 55-year-old man.

'Devil Wears Prada' book sequel in the works

Posted: 31 May 2012 11:57 AM PDT

If trends come in cycles, maybe it's time to bring Miranda Priestly, Andrea Sachs, and the "clackers" at Runway magazine out of the fashion closet.

San Diego 8th grader wins Scripps National Spelling Bee

Posted: 31 May 2012 07:55 PM PDT

Snigdha Nandipati, 14, won the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday night by spelling "guetapens," which means an ambush, snare or trap.

Hotel chain rolls out black-light inspections, UV sterilization

Posted: 31 May 2012 04:36 PM PDT

Out of sight, out of mind. That's a mantra hotel guests tend to adopt as they tuck into rooms inhabited by hundreds of previous guests -- and possibly the microscopic germs and debris they leave behind.

Rowdy news conference pumps up presidential campaign

Posted: 31 May 2012 02:11 PM PDT

A raucous news conference Thursday in Mitt Romney's home state of Massachusetts, with pro-Romney demonstrators trying to shout down campaigners for President Barack Obama criticizing the former governor, escalated the November election campaign more than five months before the voting.

State media: Doctors stop medicating Argentine 'miracle' baby

Posted: 31 May 2012 06:47 PM PDT

Doctors have withdrawn medications and begun palliative care for a premature baby who survived hours in a morgue refrigerator in Argentina, state media reported.

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