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Cops Hunt Guy After Woman Fatally Set on Fire

Calif. man sought after partner dies in apparent domestic dispute

(Newser) - "It appears that during a domestic dispute, the suspect chased the victim from their residence and was able to douse the victim with gasoline," reads the chilling press release from police in Pomona, Calif. "The suspect then ignited the victim, possibly with a lit cigarette." Cops... More »

11 Dead in Two Wrong-Way Crashes

Drivers in Florida and California trigger deadly accidents

(Newser) - In a scary weekend for freeway driving, 11 people were killed in two wrong-way crashes—one in Florida and one in California, CNN reports. The Florida crash occurred early this morning on Tampa's Interstate 275 when a Ford Expedition going south in a northbound lane struck a Hyundai, killing... More »

Getting into Harvard not as Easy as P-R-E-P

Elite colleges taking more students from abroad, public schools

(Newser) - Ivy-League-seeking parents beware: admissions officers at top schools around the country are looking for more than just the private-school preppie. While private and prep schools still lead the way, a growing percentage of students at elite universities are public school grads and international scholars, the Wall Street Journal reveals. At... More »

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