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Czech police search for American suspected of killing family

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

The man, who police believe is 20-years-old, is the only suspect.

Families remember young tornado victims

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Marvin Dixon, the grandfather of 8-year-old tornado victim Kyle Davis, glances down at a photo of his grandson while sitting for a portrait in the lobby of a funeral home where his grandson awaits burial, in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, May 22, 2013. Nicknamed "The Wall," Davis loved soccer and going to the Monster Truck exhibitions at the fairgrounds with his grandfather. Kyle was killed Monday, May 20, 2013, when a huge tornado roared through Moore, Okla., flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying his elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds up to 200 mph. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)Nine-year-old Sydney loved softball, while eight-year-old Kyle loved soccer.

Ohio rape investigation grand jury resumes work

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An eastern Ohio grand jury examining whether other laws were broken in the case of a 16-year-old girl raped by two high school football players prepared to resume work Thursday after a three-week break.

Iran pushes ahead with nuclear plant that worries West

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visits the Natanz nuclear enrichment facilityBy Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran is pressing ahead with the construction of a research reactor that Western experts say could eventually produce plutonium for a nuclear weapon if Tehran decides to make one, a U.N. report showed on Wednesday. In another development likely to worry the United States and its allies, the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency said Iran had added to its capacity to refine uranium, which can also provide the fissile core of a bomb if enriched to a high level. The IAEA also said Iran had asphalted a part of a military site, Parchin, that the U.N. …

Nissan to recall 841,000 vehicles due to steering wheel glitch

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Nissan Motor Co's logo is pictured at the company headquarters in YokohamaTOKYO (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co Ltd will recall about 841,000 vehicles worldwide including the Micra compact car, also known as the March, as a result of a steering wheel glitch, Japan's No.2 automaker said on Thursday. Nissan is recalling certain models of the Micra compact car produced in Britain and Japan between 2002 and 2006, as well as the Cube, produced in Japan around the same period. It is pulling back vehicles in Japan, Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. …

Building materials blamed in Bangladesh disaster

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

FILE - In this Sunday, May 12, 2013 file photo, Bangladeshi soldiers stand amid the rubble of the garment factory building that collapsed on April 24 as they continue search operation in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. A government investigation said poor quality construction materials and building code violations contributed to the collapse of building housing garment factories last month in Bangladesh. (AP Photo/Ismail Ferdous, File)A probe blames "extremely" poor quality construction materials for the tragic collapse.

Nearly all US states see hefty drop in teen births

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Graphic shows the teen birth rate for 15- to -19 year olds for 2011 by stateNEW YORK (AP) — The nation's record-low teen birth rate stems from robust declines in nearly every state, but most dramatically in several Mountain States and among Hispanics, according to a new government report.

Urban renewal? Big U.S. cities showing strong growth

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Chart shows 15 fastest-growing large citiesCensus estimates show most large U.S. cities further enhanced their allure last year.

Switching from scandals, Obama to address drones and Guantanamo

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

A cameraman films activists wearing orange jumpsuits as they mark the 100th day of prisoners' hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay during a protest in front of the White House in WashingtonThe president will use a Thursday speech to try to shift focus from a series of scandals.

Man linked to Boston bombing suspect killed by FBI in Florida

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Handout booking photo of Ibragim TodashevBy Barbara Liston and Mark Hosenball ORLANDO, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Chechen immigrant who was being questioned about his possible links to one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was shot and killed by a federal agent in Florida on Wednesday after he suddenly turned violent, the FBI said. A friend of the dead man identified him to Reuters as 27-year-old Ibragim Todashev, who had previously lived in Boston and knew Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older of the two brothers suspected of planting two bombs at the marathon on April 15, killing three people and injuring 264. …