Manning's name change granted

Chelsea (Bradley) Manning

Judge grants name change request for soldier convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.

New Washington guessing-game

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The US government has many secrets. The White House Easter Egg Roll has created another one.

Internet bill of rights passes


Brazil Senate unanimously approves groundbreaking legislation guaranteeing equal access to the internet.

'One of worst abuse cases ever'

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Teacher, 64, said he "preyed on boys his entire life" after his own molestation as a child.

Duck 'ambushed' woman


A US woman has sued her mother's neighbour over a pet duck.

Runner returns to Boston

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A year after witnessing the horror of the Boston Marathon bombings, a Kiwi athlete returns to the city.

Rancher in stand-off with US govt

Rancher in stand-off over US public land use

Battle lines hardening in Cliven Bundy's "war" over self-proclaimed right to graze cattle on public land.

More Hollywood sex abuse claims

Michael Egan

A man who accused the X-Men director of sexually abusing him when he was a teen sues three more industry figures.

No charge yet over baby deaths

Megan Huntsman

Prosecutors are deciding how to charge a US woman accused of killing six of her babies and storing their bodies.

'Boston Strong' for marathon

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Nearly 36,000 runners set out to wipe away memories of last year's bombing. | Keflezighi wins

Literary find of the century?

William Shakespeare

New York antiquarian booksellers believe they have found William Shakespeare's annotated dictionary.

Marijuana celebrated at Easter

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Tens of thousands gathered for a weekend of cannabis-themed festivals and entertainment in Colorado.

Cuba's crumbling homes


Thousands of Cubans live in crowded buildings that may crumble at any time.

Teen stowaway found in Hawaii


A 16-year-old boy stowed away in a flight from California to Hawaii survived the trip unharmed.

Fired for MH370 email

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Fox TV executive sacked for using work email account to raise money for families of missing Malaysia Airlines passengers.

Boxer 'Hurricane' Carter dies

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Boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became symbol of racial injustice dead at 76.

Dead pope's miracle cure

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A woman waiting to die is now a symbol of faith after a church-certified miracle cleared her aneurysm.

Gunman in LA Times building


A man has been arrested after threatening to open fire in the Los Angeles Times building in California.

Baby killed over game

Cody Wygant, 24, is seen in an undated booking photo released by the Citrus County Sheriff's Office in Inverness, Florida, after being arrested on the evening of April 17, 2014, and charged with third degree murder.

Video games were so important to Cody Wygant that the screams of his 16-month-old son were too much.

Video: US judge loses temper


A "cold-blooded" killer's lack of remorse prompted an angry speech from a judge.

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