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US. boosts bird flu emergency funds

The U.S. government approved the use of an additional $330 million in emergency funds to help contain the worst avian influenza outbreak in U.S. history, as infected bird cases soared and hundreds of Minnesota poultry workers learned they would lose their jobs.

US approves Cuba ferry service licenses

The U.S. Treasury Department has approved licenses for passenger ferry service between the United States and Cuba.

Movie massacre gunman booby-trapped home, trial hears

Movie massacre gunman booby-trapped home, trial hears

Colorado movie theater gunman James Holmes' apartment was rigged with improvised explosive devices, jars of napalm and fire-accelerating chemical powder sprinkled on the floor, an FBI expert told jurors.

Labour, Conservatives tied ahead of UK election

Just days ahead of Britain's parliamentary election, Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives and the opposition Labour Party are tied at 34 percent.

Florida beach sex couple could be jailed 15 years

Florida beach sex couple could be jailed 15 years

A Florida man and woman convicted of having sex on a public beach in the presence of a child are facing up to 15 years in prison and having to register as sex offenders.

IS claims responsibility for Texas attack

IS claims responsibility for Texas attack

The Islamic State militant group has taken responsibility for a failed attack on a Texas exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad in which two gunmen were killed.

Britain could face second election this year - deputy PM

Britain faces a disruptive second election before Christmas if either of the two main parties try to govern alone as minority governments after this week's ballot, according to Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister and Liberal Democrat leader.

Elder Boston bomber was cruel and controlling

Elder Boston bomber was cruel and controlling

The older of the two brothers who carried out the Boston Marathon bombing was a controlling boyfriend who terrified his future wife's friends, a former roommate of the woman testified as lawyers fought to save the younger brother's life.

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