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British Museum uses new technology to look beneath bandages of ancient Egyptian mummies

LONDON - Our fascination with mummies never gets old. Now the British Museum is using the latest technology to unwrap their ancient mysteries.

Police: Student flashed 2 knives, injured 20 people at Pa. high school before being subdued

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - A 16-year-old armed with two knives went on a stabbing and slashing spree at a high school near Pittsburgh on Wednesday, leaving as many as 20 people injured, including a school police officer who eventually subdued the boy with the help of an assistant principal, police said.

Passwords, other data exposed to potential theft by "Heartbleed" security flaw

SAN FRANCISCO - An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive information to potential theft.

Arab League foreign ministers renew $100M commitment to aid Palestinian government

CAIRO - Arab foreign ministers meeting in Cairo have renewed their commitment to give $100 million in monthly aid to the government of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Hallelujah! Surprise altar ballad by Irish priest stuns bride and groom, becomes internet hit

DUBLIN - Father's got talent.

New Jersey court weighs whether jury should have heard rap lyrics in attempted murder trial

TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey's Supreme Court has heard arguments in the case of a man whose attempted murder conviction was overturned because the trial judge allowed the jury to hear violent rap lyrics he wrote.

Police: 2 Minnesota burglary suspects arrested after inadvertently pocket-dialing 911

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. - Two Minnesota burglary suspects are arrested after police say one of them accidentally called 911 and left the line open as the pair discussed the crime.

Bombing in fruit market on outskirts of Pakistani capital kills at least 21

ISLAMABAD - A bomb ripped through a fruit and vegetable market on the outskirts of Islamabad on Wednesday, killing at least 21 people and wounding dozens more in a new attack in the Pakistani capital, which until recently had remained relatively removed from shootings and bombings that plague other parts of the country.

Police say Peaches Geldof autopsy inconclusive, toxicology tests pending

LONDON - An autopsy on Peaches Geldof was inconclusive and toxicology tests will be conducted in an attempt to determine what killed the 25-year-old celebrity, police said Wednesday.

Prosecutor tells sobbing Oscar Pistorius to look at photo of slain girlfriend's bloodied head

PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial on Wednesday urged the athlete to "take responsibility" for fatally shooting his girlfriend, telling him to look at a police photograph of Reeva Steenkamp's bloodied head with gruesome wounds.

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