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    EXCLUSIVE-Ukraine rebel commander acknowledges fighters had BUK missile

    DONETSK, Ukraine, July 23 (Reuters)- A powerful Ukrainian rebel leader has confirmed that pro-Russian separatists had an anti-aircraft missile of the type Washington says was used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and it could have originated in ...

    NJ man guilty of murdering 'messy' ex-wife

    MORRISTOWN, N.J., July 23 (Reuters)- A jury convicted a New Jersey man of murder on Wednesday in the killing of his ex-wife, who he called a messy housekeeper and whose body was found stabbed 84 times and wearing a pig mask. Jurors deliberated less than f ...

    New rules proposed for moving crude oil by rail

    WASHINGTON (Reuters)- The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed an overhaul of safety standards for transporting crude oil and ethanol by rail, after a number of explosive accidents over the past year. The draft rules, which are subject ...

    Jury reconvenes in Jesse Ventura defamation case

    ST PAUL (Reuters)- A jury reconvened Wednesday in a defamation lawsuit brought by former Minnesota governor, Jesse Ventura, alleging his reputation was sullied by claims in a former Navy SEAL's book about his involvement in a bar fight. In closing ar ...

    Thieves steal air conditioners from rural Tennessee churches

    NASHVILLE Tenn. (Reuters)- Thieves have been stealing central air conditioning units from rural Tennessee churches during a scorching summer heat wave, and they'll face hell fire for eternity if they're not caught here on earth, a church officia ...

    A sticky situation: Donut capers stymie Oregon police

    PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters)- Police in a Portland suburb have a sticky situation on their hands: for more than a month, mysterious vandals have been smearing pastries on cars, depositing donuts in lawns and leaving cakes strewn about the streets. According to ...

    Mysterious white flags replace stars and stripes on Brooklyn Bridge

    NEW YORK (Reuters)- New Yorkers awoke to find two white flags hung in place of the American flags that traditionally flutter atop the Brooklyn Bridge on Tuesday morning, baffling city officials, police and onlookers. Two U.S. flags usually decorate the to ...

    Grain farmers resort to giant storage bags to avoid cheap sales

    CHICAGO, July 23 (Reuters)- As U.S. farmers turn in record grain crops this autumn, many will have a powerful new tool- giant sausage-shaped storage bags- to help them avoid the lowest prices in years and gain more control over trade with giants such as C ...

    Donated skulls lead to more human remains in Washington state

    SEATTLE (Reuters)- Authorities in Washington state were looking for a person who donated three human skulls to a thrift store last month, and said on Monday their pleas for information had instead prompted the handover of yet more human remains. The Seatt ...

    Islamic State crushes and coerces on march towards Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (Reuters)- Using its own version of "soft" and "hard" power, the Islamic State is crushing resistance across northern Iraq so successfully that its promise to march on Baghdad may no longer be unrealistic bravado. While convent ...

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