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Suspect charged with murder in college student's killing

Prosecutors plan to announce charges in the killing of a University of Pennsylvania student found buried in a Southern California park.

United States

Pregnant nanny, 24, dies after being hit by stray bullet in Arizona desert popular for target shooting

A pregnant nanny, who was the wife of an airman stationed at Luke Air Force Base, died Monday after being struck in the chest by a stray bullet while visiting a spot in the Arizona desert known to be a popular target shooting area, police said.

World

American, Canadian kidnapped by gunmen in central Nigeria

A Nigerian police spokesman says an American and a Canadian have been kidnapped in Kaduna state in the central part of the country.

World

Italian lawmakers pass anti-terror military mission to Niger

Italian lawmakers have approved sending a military mission to Niger to combat human trafficking and terrorism.

Health

Drunken driving blood-alcohol threshold should be lowered, scientific panel says

A prestigious scientific panel is recommending that states significantly lower their drunken driving thresholds as part of a blueprint to eliminate the "entirely preventable" 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths in the United States each year.

United States

'Cocaine cowboys' smuggler convicted in auto fraud case

A jury has reached a verdict in an auto fraud case against a pilot who once flew loads of drugs for Colombian cartels during Miami's "cocaine cowboys" era.

United States

South Carolina officers 'ambushed' in shooting, 1 deputy 'hanging on to life'

A man accused of assaulting his wife “ambushed” and shot three South Carolina sheriff’s deputies -- leaving one “hanging on to life” -- after wounding another K-9 officer during an hours-long manhunt, officials said Wednesda

Technology

YouTube adds humans to video reviews, revamps ad policy after recent scandals

YouTube announced on Tuesday a revamp of its advertising policy as well as stringent, human-run video reviews in the wake of recent scandals that have plagued the platform.

United States

The Latest: Murder charge filed in college student's killing

The Latest on the killing of a University of Pennsylvania student in California (all times local): 8:44 a.m.

United States

Teacher fired after telling student he'd be kicked out of US

A Maine substitute teacher has been fired after telling a student he would get kicked out of the country if the proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall is built.

Music

Album reviews: First Aid Kit - Ruins, Calexico - The Thread That Keeps Us, Tune-Yards - I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life, & more

Also: The Residents - The Third Reich'n'Roll, Glen Hansard - Between Two Shores, Starcrawler - Starcrawler, and Daniel Taylor, The Trinity Choir - The Path To Paradise

United States

Intense shootout between Baltimore police, robbery suspects caught on video

A group of officers responded to a robbery at a 7-Eleven in downtown Baltimore early Tuesday ended up in the middle of an intense gun battle captured on bodycameras and nearby surveillance video.

World

UN envoy to reconvene Syria talks in Vienna next week

The U.N. envoy for Syria plans to host separate meetings with government and opposition delegations Jan. 25-26 in Vienna, citing "logistical reasons" for a decision not to hold a new round in Geneva.

United States

Police: Man arrested for setting up spy cam in mall restroom

Police say they've arrested a man who set up a spy camera that recorded children and adults in the family restroom of a Baltimore-area mall.

Entertainment

Dolores O'Riordan was found on bathroom floor by hotel staff, reports say

The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan was found dead on the bathroom floor of her hotel room by a a maid hours after her death, according to multiple reports.

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