Hearing begins for first of 5 soldiers in alleged plot to kill Afghan civilians for sport

Hearing begins in alleged plot to murder Afghans

Crooks cheating holiday planners on Facebook

SYDNEY - Online cheats are hacking into accounts of people who post their holiday plans on Facebook and are posing as their friends to cheat them of their money, Australia’s national consumer regulator said Tuesday.

Interpol chief’s Facebook identity misused

LONDON - Interpol chief Ron Noble has said his identity was used on the online social network Facebook by criminals who tried to get details of an operation launched by the international police agency against a global crime nexus.

Put out too much on Facebook and risk burglary

LONDON - People who post too much personal information on social networking sites could be at risk from burglary, a media report said Thursday.

Crash kills 4 men reported missing in NH, police seek public’s help

NH police seek public’s help in fatal crash query

2 killed, 1 hurt as Metrolink commuter train hits trio on tracks in Southern California

Commuter train kills 2, injures 1 in Calif.

2 killed, 1 hurt by Metrolink commuter train in Southern California

Commuter train kills 2, injures 1 in OC

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. — A Metrolink commuter train struck and killed two people who may have been sleeping on the tracks and injured a third in Orange County on Thursday, authorities said.

Patriots say QB Tom Brady attends walk-through practice after car wreck near his Boston home

Patriots: Brady attends practice after 2-car wreck

Patriots say QB Tom Brady expected at practice after car accident near his Boston home

Patriots: Brady expected at practice after wreck

AP Exclusive: Soldier’s father says he warned Army of plot by troops to kill Afghan civilians

Soldier’s father: Army was warned of murder plot

Goa education minister loses ‘face’ on Facebook

PANAJI - Interested in ‘women’ and looking for ‘dating’, is a succinct introduction to Goa Education Minister Atanasio Monserrate on his Facebook page. Only, the account is fake.

Toll of Colorado wildfire grows, destroys nearly 150 homes and counting

Colorado wildfire destroys more than 130 homes

Toll of Colorado wildfire grows, with at least 136 homes now destroyed

Toll of Colorado wildfire grows

BOULDER, Colo. — Authorities say at least 136 homes have been destroyed by a wildfire burning in canyons and foothills west of Boulder.

Fire crews struggle to get upper hand on destructive blaze in Colorado

Crews run into treacherous conditions in Colo fire

Toll of Colorado wildfire worsens as authorities look for 4 missing residents

4 people missing in Colo. wildfire

BOULDER, Colo. — Four residents of an area burned by a wildfire near Boulder remain missing.

8 people who didn’t evacuate Colorado wildfire unaccounted for

8 people missing in Colo. wildfire

BOULDER, Colo. — Firefighters encountered a tangle of rattlesnakes, downed power lines and combustible propane tanks Wednesday as they struggled to get an upper hand on a wildfire that has destroyed dozens of homes.

Task force to check Delhi’s rogue drivers, corrupt cops

NEW DELHI - Rogue drivers and corrupt traffic cops had better watch out. Delhi Police have set up a Special Task Force (STF) to rein them in, spurred by the public response to the force’s Facebook account and helpline number.

Old Farmer’s Almanac: Expect colder winter in the East; South to see wet summer

Old Farmer’s Almanac: Global cooling to continue

Lover kills woman for taking another man’s name during sex

LONDON - A woman in Britain was stabbed and then throttled to death by her lover after she cried out another man’s name while they were having sex.

Task force to check Delhi’s traffic violators, corrupt cops

NEW DELHI - Overwhelmed by the public response to their Facebook account and helpline numbers, Delhi Police have constituted a Special Task Force (STF) to check rogue drivers, bring corrupt traffic cops to book and manage roads better.

Facebook death threat against German banker

BERLIN - German banker Thilo Sarrazin, who caused outrage with a book blaming Islam for the poor integration of Muslims, has been threatened with murder on social networking website Facebook, media reported Tuesday.

Out of rubble of Haiti hotel, online family is born as Facebookers vow to leave no one behind

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US Sen. Lisa Murkowski concedes Alaska primary race to Joe Miller

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Death of 13-year-old motorcycle racer prompts safety review, no ‘drastic’ changes planned

Teen’s death prompts review of safety measures

Snow-pummeled mid-Atlantic gets a break in Farmers’ Almanac’s kinder, gentler winter forecast

Farmers’ Almanac: Kinder, gentler winter on tap

13-year-old motorcycle racer Peter Lenz killed in prerace crash at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Teen motorcycle racer killed in crash at Indy

Facebook failed to reveal paedophile ring: Report

SYDNEY - Australian police have alleged that Facebook failed repeatedly to reveal the activity of an international child pornography syndicate operating on the social networking site.

Colombian teens get death threats on Facebook

Bogota, Aug 25 (IANS/EFE) Around 90 teenagers in Puerto Asis town in Colombia have received death threats on social networking website Facebook, which has prompted several families to flee, officials said.

Here’s a switch: Murkowski talks up Senate seniority in bid for another term from Alaska

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Poland, a land of crucifixes, finds itself bitterly divided by a simple cross

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Man held for reaching out to wife on Facebook

NEW YORK - A man in the US has been arrested after he sent his estranged wife a friendship request on social networking site Facebook, despite a court’s restraining order.

BLM to review off-road wreck that killed 8 fans and similar events in Calif. desert

BLM to review off-road wreck that killed 8 fans

Family, friends mourn 8 killed when truck in Calif. race hit fans who lined up alongside track

Family, friends mourn 8 killed in off-road wreck

8 killed when truck in Calif. off-road race rolls into fans who lined up close to race course

Off-road racer rolls truck into crowd, killing 8

Witnesses describe ‘nightmare’ as truck slams into spectators, kills 8 at off-road Calif. race

8 killed as truck slams into spectators at CA race

Futuristic Buddhist school in Leh fights nature, Aamir to its rescue

NEW DELHI - The Buddha stood by the Druk White Lotus School, an architectural milestone just 15 km from Leh, when a cloudburst caused devastation in the cold desert region of Jammu and Kashmir last week. While it did suffer damage, the school is already looking forward to being “back on its feet”.

Thousands rally in Polish capital to demand memorial cross be moved from presidential palace

Thousands rally in Warsaw to demand cross be moved

Woman scams Canadians by faking cancer

TORONTO - A 23-year-old Canadian woman, who faked having cancer and then created a bogus charity to raise thousands of dollars only to blow the money away, says she did it all to settle scores with her parents for her miserable childhood.

Teacher found guilty of inciting child sexual activity

LONDON - A school teacher in Britain has been found guilty of inciting two minor girls to engage in sexual activity, while he watched them on a webcam.

NTSB investigation of school bus crash that killed 2 to look at construction zone, bus issues

NTSB investigates deadly school bus accident

Day of fun turns into day of tragedy for Mo. high schoolers involved in fatal highway wreck

Mo. families grieve 2 slain in school buses wreck

Australian cops alert as Facebook chatter hints racial brawl

MELBOURNE - Police intensified patrolling in this Australian city following chatter on social network site Facebook about possible racial violence involving teenagers.

2 people killed, dozens of children hurt after school buses slam into wreck on Mo. highway

2 killed, dozens hurt in school bus crash in Mo.

Gunman among 9 killed in Conn. beer distributor shooting; company says he was caught stealing

9 killed in shooting at Conn. beer distributorship

Company whose pipeline leaked oil into Mich. river was warned about its corrosion monitoring

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Facebook helps crack Philippines murder case

MANILA - Philippine police said Wednesday Facebook helped crack a murder case against a Filipino man suspected to have killed nine people, including three foreigners.

Woman charged with murder, assault in fatal Mich. crash linked to Facebook feud over man

Woman, 23, charged in Facebook-feud fatal crash

Gulf oil spill affects seafood restaurants nationwide; diners ask if their meal is safe

Diners grilling restaurants over seafood sourcing

‘Barefoot Bandit’ remains jailed until trial; attorney says he’s just an immature kid

Attorney: ‘Barefoot Bandit’ just an immature kid

19-year-old ‘Barefoot Bandit’ makes 1st federal court appearance in Seattle, doesn’t seek bail

‘Barefoot Bandit’ doesn’t seek bail, stays jailed