• Woman wakes up from coma 4 hours before life support was to be turned off

    Teri Roberts, who had all four of her limbs amputated after suffering a sudden bacterial infection, is said to be in "surprisingly good spirits" — and determined to walk again.

    Yahoo News
  • Boyfriend arrested in rape, brutal attack of California girl

    HANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Police in Central California arrested a man accused of holding his 16-year-old girlfriend in a car, raping her and beating her with a tire iron over the course of five days.

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  • Super Bowl Sunday kicks off with scandal and spectacle

    The Super Bowl kicks off Sunday as American football seeks to put a scandal-plagued season behind it, with this year's spectacle featuring a Katy Perry concert, ultra-expensive commercials and a compelling clash between Seattle and New England. The extravaganza is expected to draw a whopping 115…

    AFP
  • Goats offered as alternative for clearing area of plutonium

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A goat herder who has a college degree in weed sciences told federal wildlife officials that she could eliminate the need for a possible 700-acre controlled burn at the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge by turning her goats loose there and eliminate concerns over spreading…

    Associated Press
  • Transgender woman found stabbed to death in burned Van Nuys apartment

    A search is underway for a man after his girlfriend was found stabbed to death at the scene of an apartment fire in Van Nuys on Saturday.

    KABC – Los Angeles
  • Toddler shoots father, pregnant mother at New Mexico motel

    (Reuters) - A 3-year-old boy shot and wounded his father and pregnant mother with a 9 mm handgun that he pulled out of the woman's purse while searching for an iPad, police in New Mexico said on Sunday. Both parents needed hospital treatment for non-life threatening injuries after the bullet went…

    Reuters
  • Saudi beheads murderer, 5th execution under new king

    Saudi Arabia on Sunday beheaded a convicted murderer, bringing to five the number of people executed since new King Salman took office, continuing the kingdom's use of the harshest punishment. Abdelrahman al-Jahni, a Saudi, was convicted of shooting another man dead during a dispute, the interior…

    AFP
  • Whitney Houston's daughter revived after being rushed to hospital

    Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only daughter of late pop star Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her Georgia home on Saturday, but she was revived after being rushed to a hospital, police said. The incident comes nearly three years after Houston, a superstar…

    Reuters
  • Gritty Kurdish fighter gloats over recapture of Kobane

    The fighter from the People's Protection Units (YPG) says he shot the IS combattants in the final hours of last Monday's battle that drove the jihadists out of Kobane after more than four months of fighting. Speaking in perfect Turkish he learned as a smuggler running contraband between Turkey and…

    AFP
  • Father of 1st known surviving US quintuplets dies

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Andrew Fischer was a stock clerk earning less than $100 a week in 1963 when a doctor explained why his pregnant wife's belly had grown so large: She was about to give birth to five babies, who would become the first known surviving quintuplets born in the U.S.

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  • Five found slain in Georgia house, police seek 26-year-old man

    By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Georgia police were searching for a 26-year-old man on Sunday in the killings of five people whose bodies were discovered in a house the night before. The victims ranged in age from 16 to 60, Troup County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Stewart Smith told…

    Reuters
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    Brooklyn warehouse fire (17 photos)

    Giant clouds of smoke rose from a 7-alarm fire that destroyed a warehouse and floated across Brooklyn and into Manhattan on Saturday — a day so cold that water trickling across the helmets of a small army of firefighters quickly froze. One person standing outside the building as firefighters did…

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  • Seahawks repeat would be a scary prospect for NFL

    PHOENIX (AP) — Here are some scary thoughts for the rest of the NFL:

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  • Egypt policeman kills hospitalised Islamist

    An Egyptian policeman was arrested Sunday for having shot dead an Islamist detained in a Cairo hospital with injuries from his arrest, the interior ministry said. The ministry, on its Facebook page, said the victim was a member of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood arrested as he tried to plant a bomb…

    AFP
  • Breaking the Silence: What It Means to be Gay—and Mormon

    This past Tuesday was my birthday, and I received an unexpected gift from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, better known as the Mormon church:  The formal announcement that it would support non-discrimination laws in employment and housing for LGBT people like me. The clarity of the…

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  • Celebrities offer support for Whitney Houston's daughter

    ATLANTA (AP) — Celebrities are offering their support and prayers for Whitney Houston's daughter, who authorities say was recently found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub in a suburban Atlanta townhome.

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  • IS claims beheading of Iraqi security personnel

    The Islamic State group beheaded an Iraqi police officer and two soldiers, the latest in a long series of atrocities committed by the jihadists, according to pictures posted online Sunday. In one photo, a blindfolded man said to be a police lieutenant colonel kneels in a street in front of a row of…

    AFP
  • Man Shoots Cars Parked in Shoveled Spaces After Blizzard, Cops Say

    A Massachusetts man faces multiple charges after allegedly shooting cars left in parking spots that had been shoveled of snow, days after two feet of snow blanketed the town. Jose Osorio was arrested Friday after witnesses reported he fired multiple shots at two parked cars that were parked in…

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  • Bombs at luxury mall rattle tense Bangkok

    Two pipe bombs exploded outside a luxury shopping mall in Bangkok on Sunday in an attack which Thai police said was aimed at raising tension in a city living under martial law. The bombs caused little damage but were the first to shake the Thai capital since the military seized power in May to end…

    Reuters