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Police carry equipment near a road block outside a house where eight children have been found dead in the Cairns suburb of Manoora, Australia, Friday Dec. 19, 2014. Police said when they got to the house, they found the bodies of the children inside the home. The victims range in age from 18 months to 15 years.(AP Photo/Graeme Bint)SYDNEY (AP) — Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said.


2014-12-18 21:51:29 -0700

Secret Service report: White House needs a taller fence and more, better-trained agentsAfter a prostitution scandal and consternation over how a fence-jumper at the White House got deep into the presidential mansion before he was stopped, the Secret Service needs to make sweeping changes like building a taller fence, hiring many more agents and stepping up their training, an independent commission says.


2014-12-18 15:05:16 -0700

New death sentences, executions continued to drop in 2014, report saysThe Death Penalty Information Center says the number of executions in 2014 was the lowest it’s been in 20 years.


2014-12-18 15:27:34 -0700