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Bounty offered for beheadings of Bollywood director, actress

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 20th - 5:49pm

A member of India's Hindu nationalist ruling party offered 100 million rupees ($1.5 million) to anyone who beheads the lead actress and the director of an unreleased Bollywood film "Padmavati" rumored to depict a relationship between a Hindu queen and a Muslim ruler.

Charles Manson used charm to turn youths into mass killers

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 20th - 4:52pm

In summer 1969, a scruffy ex-convict with a magnetic hold on young women sent some of his disciples into the night to carry out a series of gruesome killings in Los Angeles. In so doing, Charles Manson became the leering face of evil on front pages across America and rewrote the history of an era.

Atheist group sues shelter over Catholic blessing of animals

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 20th - 4:46pm

An atheist group is suing to stop an annual blessing of the animals at a New Jersey shelter.

DWR proposes additional 100 permits for 2017-18 black bear hunt  |  Posted   Nov 20th - 2:19pm

Due to a healthy black bear population in the state, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources biologists are proposing an increase to the hunting permits for the 2017-2018 season.

'This is crazy': Former AP reporter remembers Manson trial

Linda Deutsch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 20th - 1:34pm

The first time I saw Charles Manson being led into a courtroom in 1969 at the old Los Angeles Hall of Justice, I was shocked — not because of the mythology that preceded him, but because of just how small he was.

Charles Manson, whose brutality made him face of evil, dies at 83

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 20th - 1:22pm

Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after masterminding the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, died Sunday night after nearly a half-century in prison. He was 83.

Have You Seen This? Slippery stairs are nearly-impossible game show challenge

Mary Dalrymple,  |  Posted   Nov 20th - 1:16pm

In one of the best videos of the year, six people compete on the "Slippery Stairs" challenge on a Japanese game show. The result is both absolutely hilarious and so stressful it made me want to cry.

Christmas 'Cone Weed' loses its cone, much of its weediness

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 20th - 12:30pm

North Carolina's Christmas "Cone Weed" has lost its cone and much of its weediness.

Meridian LDS temple dedicated, becomes 5th in Idaho, 158th worldwide

Linda Williams,  |  Posted   Nov 20th - 12:21pm

President Deiter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the LDS Church’s First Presidency, led a symbolic cornerstone ceremony and dedicated the newly-completed Meridian Idaho Temple Sunday.

Man freed from death row blames conviction on racial bias

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 20th - 12:02pm

A biased autopsy and a prosecutor's racism and religious fervor corrupted the murder case against a black man freed from Louisiana's death row, a federal lawsuit says.

Uber rolls out location sharing and glowing windshields

Kaya Yurieff, CNN  |  Posted   Nov 20th - 11:45am

Uber is trying to make it less annoying to find your driver.

Town moves man's loudspeaker broadcast of taps to local park

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 20th - 11:20am

A Pennsylvania town has reached a detente over a former councilman's broadcast of taps through loudspeakers at his home, which had caused complaints and lawsuit threats.

Police: Man uses mom as getaway driver in fast food heist

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 20th - 10:20am

Authorities in western New York say a man had his mother serve as his getaway driver while he robbed a fast-food restaurant at gunpoint.

Pakistani government given 3 days to clear Islamist rally

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 20th - 4:04am

A Pakistani court has granted the government three more days to find a way to clear an Islamist rally near the capital, Islamabad.

The Latest: Plans for Manson's remains 'undetermined'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 20th - 12:48am

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The Latest: Suu Kyi blames conflicts on illegal immigration

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 19th - 11:38pm

The Latest on an Asia-Europe foreign ministers meeting in Myanmar (all times local):

Authorities say Charles Manson, cult leader and mastermind behind 1969 deaths of actress Sharon Tate, 6 others, has died

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 19th - 10:55pm

Authorities say Charles Manson, cult leader and mastermind behind 1969 deaths of actress Sharon Tate, 6 others, has died.

NASA captures 20 years of seasonal changes of home planet

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 19th - 8:14pm

NASA has captured 20 years of seasonal changes in a striking new global map of the home planet.

Pope devotes Mass to poor, calls indifference a 'great sin'

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 19th - 7:40pm

Celebrating Mass with poor people in the splendor of St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis on Sunday denounced those who dismiss poverty as "not my business" and defined indifference to the needy as a "great sin."