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Yukio Strachan

Digital Journalist based in Johnston, IA, United States, United States. Joined on Dec 24, 2011
Expertise in Family & parenting, Women's health, Pharmaceuticals, Ethnic cultures, Dating & relationships,   see all» Exercise & fitness, Religion

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Australia: Human remains found of shark attack victim

Sydney - The cap and goggles belonging to Christine Armstrong presumed to have been "taken" by a large shark while swimming off the coast of Australia on Thursday morning have been found, along with human remains, police said Friday.

Texas Gov. Perry will not comply with law to curb prison rape

Austin - When a federal law designed to reduce prison rape goes into effect next month, Texas won't be participating, said Governor Rick Perry in a recent letter to the U.S. attorney general.

Study: Energy drinks tied to depression, substance abuse in teens

High school students who consume energy drinks may be prone to depression or substance abuse, a new Canadian study has found.

Police probe apparent suicide of Bitcoin CEO Radtke

Singapore - The Singapore Police Force continue to investigate the sudden death of virtual currency and Bitcoin world rising star Autumn Radtke who was found dead in her Singapore apartment.

UK pulls Pistorius betting ad; offers 'money back' if not guilty

London - After receiving a record number of complaints, Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has been ordered to remove a controversial Oscar Pistorius betting ad which offered customers "money back if he walks."

Fall from grace: Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin convicted

New Orleans - Former New Orleans mayor C. Ray Nagin — best known as the public face of the city after Hurricane Katrina — is now the face of public corruption after a federal jury found him guilty Wednesday on charges that he used his office for personal gain.

George Zimmerman agrees to celebrity boxing match

George Zimmerman — the former self proclaimed neighborhood watchman acquitted of murdering unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin — has signed up to take part in a celebrity boxing match.

U.S. to seek death penalty for Boston bombing suspect Tsarnaev

Boston - U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Thursday announced that he authorized federal prosecutors in Boston to seek the death penalty against accused Boston Marathon bomber suspect, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev.

Brazilian Olympic skier unable to move arms, legs after crash

Salt Lake City - Lais Souza, a former Olympic gymnast who was attempting to become the first Brazilian to compete in freestyle skiing at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games, is unable to move her arms and legs following a training accident in Park City, Utah.

Woman wants kidney back from husband after she accused him of cheating

Ivybridge - A British woman who lost 40 lbs so she could give a kidney to her husband, now has an unusual request — she wants her kidney back after she found out her husband had an affair with her friend.

Marlise Munoz, pregnant Texas woman, removed from life support

Fort Worth - A Texas hospital has followed a judge's order and removed life support from Marlise Munoz — a woman declared brain-dead, yet kept on life support due to her pregnancy.

1 wounded, 4 suspects on loose in S.C. State University shooting

Orangeburg - A student has been shot at South Carolina State University; the campus is on lockdown as police search for four suspects they believe are responsible, school officials state.

Video: Justin Bieber released from Miami Beach jail

Miami - To screams of "We love you Justin!" teen heartthrob Justin Bieber, wearing a black hoodie and sunglasses, hopped on top of a black Escalade and briefly waved to his fans after posting bond at Miami jail, Thursday afternoon.

Police: Suspected Purdue University shooter targeted victim

West Lafayette - After the gunman shot and killed a fellow undergraduate teaching assistant Tuesday afternoon, he turned around, walked outside, and waited on police to arrest him, authorities said.

Judge rules invasive North Carolina abortion law unconstitutional

Greensboro - A North Carolina law forcing doctors to "show" and "describe" ultrasound images to every woman who seeks an abortion-- regardless of the patient's wishes --is unconstitutional, a judge on Friday ruled.

'She's black like me': 'Queens of Africa' steal Barbie's thunder

Lagos - All Nigerian entrepreneur Taofick Okoya wanted to do was buy his young niece a black doll for her birthday. But when he arrived at a store in Lagos, Nigeria, he ran into a problem.

FBI probes police beating death of California homeless man

Los Angeles - The FBI on Monday announced it would investigate the acquittal of two cops in Fullerton, California who brutally beat a mentally ill homeless man to death in July 2011.

Feds investigate Gov. Chris Christie over Hurricane Sandy funds

Trenton - Just days after defending himself in a scandal over the George Washington Bridge lane closures, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie now faces an investigation into the use of federal aid meant to assist with relief efforts following Superstorm Sandy.

Southwest flight lands in Missouri — at the wrong airport

Branson - Southwest Airlines passenger Scott Schieffer knew something wasn't quite right on Sunday when the plane, making a planned stop in Branson, Missouri, first touched down on the runway.

Golden Globes 2014: Mia and Ronan Farrow rip Woody Allen tribute

If the Golden Globes Awards had an award category for best tweet during its Sunday night's telecast, no doubt the honor would go to mother and son, Mia and Ronan Farrow, for their blistering comments on Woody Allen.
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