Murder-suicide in western Minnesota

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Authorities believe that a 51-year-old man killed his ex-girlfriend before killing himself last week, KARE 11 reported.

David Everett was supposed to meet 38-year-old Sharon Love at the apartment they shared in Alexandria.

Everett had moved out of the apartment already, but Love agreed to meet him so he could pick up the rest of his belongings, the Fergus Falls Journal reported.

During the meeting, Everett attacked Love and killed her.

Everett was seen driving away from the scene in Love's car on Wednesday night.

Investigators found Everett's body in Love's car on Friday in a rented garage on rural Osakis.

Authorities do not believe that anyone else was involved in the deaths of Love and Everett.

Mexican immigration to the US declining

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Mexican immigration to the United States is steeply declining, CNN reported.

According the a report released by the Pew Hispanic Center Monday, the immigration rate from Mexico to the United States has decreased, while the amount of Mexican immigrants leaving the United States has increased sharply.

From 2005 to 2010, only 1.37 million Mexicans immigrated to the United States, about half of the immigrants from previous five year periods.

Between 2005 and 2010, around 1.39 million Mexican immigrants returned to Mexico from the United States, more than twice the amount that have done so in past five-year periods.

Mexican census data shows that there are more U.S. born children living in Mexico, the likely result of their parents being deported, the Denver Post reported.

9-year-old boy found dead after dirt bike accident

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A nine-year-old boy was found dead after falling off of his dirt bike in Oak Grove Friday night, CBS Minnesota reported.

Nicholas Engler's body was found on a bike path at around 7 p.m. Friday, CBS Minnesota reported.

Investigators believe that Englers might have been riding alone when he fell and became unresponsive.

Engler's friends ran to get his father after they found him unconscious on the bike path.

Engler was wearing a helmet and protective equipment when he fell.

Paramedics were called to the scene and an emergency helicopter was released, but the boy was pronounced dead by paramedics before it arrived.

A Moscow police captain was arrested after accepting a $40,000 bribe in a recent crackdown on police corruption, the New York Times reported.

The captain, who was not identified, was arrested after accepting bribes from a car salesman to ignore legal infractions.

A statement, from Moscow police, said that the captain's superiors would also be punished.

The captain was a member of the Interior Ministry, RAPSI News reported.

The crackdown on corruption came after an incident in March where a man died after being sodomized by police.

The Heart Attack Grill, a hospital themed restaurant in Las Vegas, had a second patron fall ill on Saturday night, KARE 11 reported.

Jon Basso, the owner of the restaurant, told KVVU that the woman was smoking, drinking and eating before she had a medical episode Saturday.

It is unclear whether she fell unconscious because of the food.

The woman was wheeled out of the restaurant by paramedics and her condition is not known, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The Heart Attack Grill features a hospital theme, with waitresses in nurses costumes and "Flatliner" fries cooked in lard and "Quadruple Bypass Burger" which can top 10,000 calories.

This incident was the second this year after a man was wheeled out of the restaurant by paramedics in February.

New evidence in Secret Service prostitution case

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The Secret Service says that new evidence has been discovered, linking 11 personnel to alleged misconduct with prostitutes in Colombia last weekend before President Obama arrived for a meeting, the New York Times reported.

Agents allegedly took women to their hotel rooms before the president arrived for a summit meeting in Colombia last weekend.

Investigators are planning on interviewing the women involved in the case, which includes snipers and other agents who handle explosives.

Around 20 women were brought into the hotel, and many made it into agents' hotel rooms.

Senator Susan Collins of Maine, the senior Republican on the Homeland Security Comittee, said that she feared the women might have ties to groups that are hostile with the United States.

"Could they have planted bugs, disabled weapons, or in any others jeopardized security of the president or our country?" Collins said she had asked of the Secret Service.

Nine military personnel are also under investigation, the Washington Post reported.

140 Afghan women poisoned at a girls school

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More than 140 girls and female teachers were hospitalized after drinking poisoned water at their school in the Takhar province of Afghanistan, CNN reported.

Dr. Hafizullah Safi, the provincial health director, said victims ranging from 14 to 30 were taken to a nearby hospital after their school's water tank was poisoned.

Officials are blaming extremists that are working to stop women's education in Afghanistan.

Some victims lost consciousness while others reported feeling dizzy and vomiting.

A few of the women and school girls remain in the hospital in critical condition, The Guardian reported.

Although attacks on women are less common since the 2001 toppling of the Taliban government, periodic attacks on schools still happen.

Many of these attacks happen in the southern half of Afghanistan where conservative ideals still remain common.

Organizers of the 116th Boston Marathon asked many runners to skip the race Monday because of unseasonably warm temperatures, the New York Times reported.

The marathon began Monday morning with temperatures in the low 70's, scheduled to rise to 80's before the runners made their way to the finish line.

Race organizers gave runners the option to defer their run until the 2013 marathon.

"For the overwhelming majority of those who have entered to participate in the 2012 Boston Marathon, you should adopt the attitude that this is not a race. It is an experience," race organizers said in an email to those registered to run.

The top women ran the first three miles at a pace that would have them finished in 2 hours and 38 minutes, the slowest Boston Marathon finish since 1978, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Although runners have to meet strict qualifications to participate in the Boston Marathon, race organizers urged non-elite runners to skip the race this year and try again next year.

"You've got to know your own body," Mike Buenting of Minneapolis told the Los Angeles Times. "You have to know how to hydrate and the rest will take care of itself."

Lindsey Vonn owes $1.7 in back taxes from 2010

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Olympic skier and World Cup champion from Burnsville, Lindsey Vonn, owes $1.7 in federal taxes from 2010, KARE 11 reported.

Vonn has been going through a divorce with Thomas Vonn, who was also her coach. She has had many high-profile sponsors such as Red Bull, Rolex and Under Armour.

The IRS filed a tax lien for $1,705,437 against Vonn and her husband on April 2 with the Elko County Recorder in Nevada, the Detroit News reported.

Vonn has promised to pay the tax bill.

She credited her marital troubles and financial for her being unaware of the bill until now.

"This matter was only recently brought to my attention and I took immediate and deliberate steps to remedy the situation," Vonn said in an email. "I have made arrangements to pay in full the balance due."

The bill is from the 2010 fiscal year, when Vonn won gold in the Vancouver olympics.

Timothy Bakdash was sentenced to 40 years in jail Monday after a Hennepin County Court found him guilty of second-degree murder, KARE 11 reported.

Bakdash was driving down the wrong side of the road in Dinkytown last April when he hit and killed Benjamin Van Handel.

Bakdash was high and drunk from a night of partying at bars in Dinkytown when he got into an argument with a group of people in the Library bar.

After the argument, Bakdash got into his car and drove into a group of pedestrians, injuring two women and killing Van Handel.

Mike Freeman, a Hennepin County Attorney, originally believed that Bakdash would receive about 25 years in prison for the murder of Van Handel.

Bakdash says that he does not remember hitting the group of pedestrians and has expressed remorse to the Van Handel family.

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