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A NYPD officer is seen on the roof of a house while police search for the weapon used to shoot New York City plainclothes police officer Brian Moore at the Queens Village, in New York May 3, 2015. Moore, who was seriously injured when he was shot in the head on Saturday while attempting to question a man, has died. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

New York cop dies after being shot in head

A New York City plainclothes police officer shot in the head over the weekend as he tried to question a local man sought on gun charges died on Monday of his wounds, police and City Hall officials said.

Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Florida (Wikimedia Commons photo/Zword97)

Man falls from bridge while changing tire

TAMPA, Fla. - A Florida man changing a flat tire on a freeway bridge lost his balance and plunged 30 feet into the water below, sustaining minor injuries before authorities fished him out, police said on Monday.

William Ruto sits in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague May 14, 2013. REUTERS/Lex van Lieshout/Pool

'No room' for gays in Kenya, says deputy president

NAIROBI - Kenya's deputy president has said there is "no room" for homosexuality in Kenyan society, the latest comments from an African government to anger activists and likely also to annoy Western donors who say gays are targetted on the continent.

Police officers block an intersection near the Curtis Culwell Center after a shooting outside the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest, sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative which was being held at the facility in Garland, Texas May 3, 2015. Two gunmen opened fire on Sunday at the art exhibit that was organised by an anti-Islamic group and featured caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad, and were themselves shot dead at the scene by police officers, city officials and police said. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Police raid home of Garland, Texas gunman

Federal agents for years monitored one of the two gunmen who were shot dead after opening fire with assault rifles at a heavily guarded Texas exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.

Rorqual whales open their mouths and lunge to eat while their tongues invert and their mouths fill like giant water balloons full of floating prey as seen in this undated illustration courtesy of the University of British Columbia (UBC). REUTERS/Vogl et al./Current Biology 2015/University of British Columbia/Handout

Scientists discover secret of gaping whale mouths

Scientists revealed on Monday how the fin whale opens its mouth so wide that it can gulp an amount of water larger than the volume of its own body without shredding their nerves. These nerves can stretch to double their usual length.

Defense attorney David Bruck presents his opening arguments during the first day of the defense's presentation in the penalty phase of the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in this court sketch in Boston, Massachusetts, United States April 27, 2015. REUTERS/Jane Collins

Boston bomber's relatives testify

BOSTON - Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's brother, who described feeling a "rage of hatred," frightened at least one relative during a visit to Russia in 2012 when he espoused radical Islamist beliefs, a family member said on Monday.

New York State Senator Dean Skelos arrives at the Jacob Javits Federal Building in New York May 4, 2015. New York Senate Majority Leader Skelos, a Republican, was taken into custody by federal authorities on Monday morning as part of a public corruption matter, an FBI spokesman said. Skelos and his son, Adam, were seen by a Reuters photographer walking into the Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters in lower Manhattan earlier in the day following reports that the two men would be charged criminally. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

New York Senator Skelos charged with corruption

Federal authorities charged New York state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son on Monday with engaging in a corruption scheme, in the latest of a string of criminal cases against politicians in the state's capital of Albany.

Political blogger Pamela Geller, American Freedom Defense Initiative's Houston-based founder, speaks at the Muhammed Art Exhibit and Contest, which is sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, in Garland, Texas May 3, 2015. Two gunmen opened fire on Sunday at the art exhibit in Garland, Texas, that was organized by an anti-Islamic group and featured caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed and were themselves shot dead at the scene by police officers, city officials and police said. REUTERS/Mike Stone

5 things to know about Pamela Geller

Police gunned down two men in Garland, Texas, after the suspects opened fire with automatic rifles on a crowdsourced exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed billed as a free-speech event.

Josh Nowlan, right, leaves Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colorado April 27, 2015. Nowlan was shot in the left calf and right arm during a mass shooting in Aurora on July 20, 2012. REUTERS/Evan Semon

Humour providing relief at Colorado movie trial

While the details emerging in the Colorado movie theatre massacre trial have been almost too much to bear for many, glimmers of the human spirit and resilience have also shone through at times in the windowless, low-ceiling courtroom.

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