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National & World Rockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive Rockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive
Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools and homes Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, killing at least 21 people, authorities said. Ukraine's top rebel leader announced that an offensive had begun on the strategically important port.
National & World Police: Man shot his family, killing 3, then killed himself Police: Man shot his family, killing 3, then killed himself
In the quiet of a pre-dawn Saturday on a dead-end street, a father came home and shot his family in their heads, leaving women in three generations dead and a wounded 12-year-old girl calling 911, police said.
National & World Fake schools draw scrutiny of federal investigators Fake schools draw scrutiny of federal investigators
From her hometown in India in 2010, Bhanu Challa said she had no reason to doubt that Tri-Valley University was a legitimate American school where she could pursue a master's degree. Its website featured smiling students in caps and gowns and promised a leafy campus in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb.
National & World Vanderbilt gang-rape defense points to campus culture Vanderbilt gang-rape defense points to campus culture
Prosecutors spent more than a week showing jurors photos and videos taken by Vanderbilt football players in a dorm-room sex assault. In response, the former players' lawyers have sought to put the elite southern university on trial, blaming an anything-goes campus culture for warping the young men's judgment.
National & World Pro-Russian rebels reject peace deal, launch new offensive Pro-Russian rebels reject peace deal, launch new offensive
Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine rejected a previously signed peace deal Friday and launched a new multipronged offensive against Ukrainian government troops, upending recent European attempts to mediate an end to the fighting.