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Argentina held in contempt in debt case

(Reuters) - A U.S. judge held Argentina in contempt of court on Monday, saying the republic was trying to find ways to circumvent a prior order requiring it pay holdout bondholders at the same time as other creditors who restructured their debt in recent years. Show More Summary

Priest accused of child sex tourism ordered detained until trial

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest from Pennsylvania was ordered to remain jailed until his trial on charges that he possessed child pornography and traveled to Honduras for sex with children during missionary trips.

Suspect in missing Virginia student linked to a 2009 case: TV

By Ian Simpson (Reuters) - The man suspected in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student earlier this month has been linked by forensic evidence to another student who went missing in 2009 and was later found dead, a television station reported on Monday. Show More Summary

Morgan faulted for not wearing seatbelt restraint during accident

Walmart has delivered its answer to actor Tracy Morgan's lawsuit arising from a six-car accident in June.

Assange appears in U.S. live onstage — as a hologram

The WikiLeaks co-founder's appearance as a 3D, life-size, high-definition projection was produced by Hologram USA, the same company behind the Michael Jackson and Tupac Shakur holograms.

Texas doctor given 10 years in jail for poisoning lover's coffee

By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - A breast cancer specialist working at a nationally renowned cancer center in Houston was sentenced on Monday to 10 years in prison for lacing the coffee of her lover, a fellow cancer doctor, with a compound used in antifreeze. Show More Summary

Texas doctor sentenced in poisoning case

A cancer researcher has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for poisoning her lover.

Police: 41 dogs dead in Las Vegas house fire

At least 41 dogs died and 52 survived in a weekend fire at a small home owned by a city councilman in a suburb of Las Vegas, authorities said Monday.

Brazil gunman straps hostage with apparent explosives

An armed man took an employee hostage at a hotel in the Brazilian capital Monday and forced him to don a vest apparently stuffed with explosives, authorities said.

New documents show legal basis for NSA surveillance programs

By Nate Raymond and Aruna Viswanatha NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Documents released by the U.S. government show it views an executive order issued in 1981 as the basis of most of the National Security Agency's surveillance activities, the American Civil Liberties Union said on Monday. Show More Summary

Israel says Palestinian leader's UN address a message of 'hatred'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is comparing his country's recent bombing campaign in Gaza to the U.S.-led strikes against militants in Iraq and Syria, saying Hamas and the Islamic State group share the same goal of world domination.

Hong Kong protesters defy tear gas, riot police

Parts of the city are paralyzed by citizen campaign to demand Beijing allow free elections.

Forbes releases Top 400 list of America's wealthiest

Thanks to a buoyant stock market, the richest people in the U.S. just keep getting richer.

Turkey sends tanks to Syria's border

The country's parliament is set to consider whether to authorize military action against Islamic State militants.

Grisly Canada murder, dismemberment trial starts

Montreal (AFP) - The trial of a former Canadian porn actor accused of killing and dismembering a Chinese engineering student started Monday with prosecutors saying this was not the act of a lunatic.

Despite Ukraine cease-fire, fighting rages on in Donetsk (graphic)

Flighting resumed in Donetsk on September 25, despite a three-week old ceasefire agreement between Ukraine’s government and pro-Russia separatists. This video, filmed by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s correspondent Levko Stek on September...Show More Summary

Meet 'Hunter,' American fighting in Ukraine for pro-Russian rebels

By Marko Djurica and Maria Tsvetkova YASYNUVATA Ukraine (Reuters) - With his face hidden behind a camouflage balaclava and an assault rifle slung over his shoulder, "Hunter" looks like other separatist fighters in eastern Ukraine. What...Show More Summary

Syrian al-Qaida threatens West

Militants will retaliate for U.S.-led air strikes, leader said. Overnight, natural gas plant controlled by Islamic State fighters hit.

Baby deer befriends two little girls

James Vee and his two young daughters have an unusual visitor that likes to pop in for a visit whenever the mood strikes. The white-tailed baby deer has been visiting the Vee household for the past few weeks and seems to have grown an attachment to the two little girls. Show More Summary

U.S. may keep secret prisoners after Afghan war exit

By Jessica Donati KABUL (Reuters) - The fate of a group of prisoners held in near-total secrecy by U.S. forces at a prison in Afghanistan is hanging in limbo, the facility's commander said, as Washington gropes for options after its legal right to hold them there expires in December. Show More Summary

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