• North Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbors, U.S.

    By Ju-min Park and Shinichi Saoshiro SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday carrying what it has called a satellite, but its neighbors and Washington denounced the launch as a missile test, conducted in defiance of U.N. sanctions and just weeks after a nuclear…

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  • Grown-Up Child Still Wonders What Halted Parents' Divorce

    DEAR ABBY: During my childhood, my parents fought loudly and often. When I was 12, they spoke to my sister and me about getting a divorce. I was heartbroken and fought back. Like any kid in that situation, I was upset and scared. I told them they were being selfish and irresponsible for breaking up…

    Dear Abby
  • Anti-Islam groups rally across Europe; clashes in Amsterdam

    DRESDEN, Germany (AP) — Protesters rallied against Islam and immigration in several European cities Saturday, sometimes clashing with police or counter-demonstrators amid growing tensions over the massive influx of asylum-seekers to the continent.

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    Man dies after running in Krispy Kreme Challenge

    An official with the Krispy Kreme Challenge said a 58-year-old man died after running in the event.

    WLS – Chicago
  • Children Can Solve This Puzzle Instantly - But Adults Find It Hard

    A simple logic puzzle can bamboozle a lot of adults - but 80% of children can solve it near-instantly, National Geographic has said. National Geographic showed off the puzzle as part of its Brain Games TV series on YouTube - and claims that 80% of under-10s got it right instantly.

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  • Could You Stomach the Horrors of 'Halftime' in Ancient Rome?

    All of Rome came to the Games: rich and poor, men and women, children and the noble elite alike. He triumphed in one match that pitted him against a bear, a lion and a leopard, all of which were released to attack him at once.

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  • Is This Ancient Greek ‘Laptop’ Proof That Time Travel Is Real?

    A statue showing a young girl holding up what appears to be a laptop - complete with USB ports - has sparked a frenzy among conspiracy theorists. ‘I am not saying that this is depicting an ancient laptop computer,’ said YouTuber StillSpeakingOut. In the gallery’s description, the object is…

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  • Roger The Kangaroo Is Back And He’s Showing Off His Guns Again

    Roger the buff Kangaroo is back - and it looks like he has been working out. The muscly marsupial bounced to fame last year when he was discovered at a kangaroo sanctuary in Alice Springs, a remote town in Australia’s Northern Territory. Roger, unsurprisingly, was dubbed “Kangaroo Dundee”.

    David Harding
  • North Korean rocket may have failed: Yonhap

    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's long-range rocket launched on Sunday may have failed, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said. Earlier, South Korean media had reported that the rocket appeared to have successfully separated the first and second stage boosters with the first stage falling into the sea…

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  • Pilot's husband doesn't believe she survived collision

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The husband of a pilot who was involved in a midair collision that sent at least one plane plunging into the ocean near the Port of Los Angeles says he believes she did not survive the accident.

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  • French to the fore as Federer misses Rotterdam tennis tournament

    A squad of Frenchman will attempt to rescue the Rotterdam World Tennis tournament starting on Monday as the indoor event tries to recover from the injury absence of drawcard Roger Federer. Federer's freak knee accident -- reportedly as he played with his children last Saturday in a Melbourne park…

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    Say goodbye to these three car models from Mazda, Nissan and Mitsubishi

    As we said hello to a new year, the auto industry said goodbye to several formerly significant models.

    KABC – Los Angeles
  • Oregon officer shot dead while serving warrant: police

    A police officer was shot and killed on Friday in a small western Oregon city while trying to arrest a man who was wanted on an outstanding warrant, state police said on Saturday. Sergeant Jason Goodding, 39, was shot after he and a second officer confronted Phillip Ferry, 55, on a street in…

    Reuters
  • Clutter Of Holiday Decorations Crushes Man's Christmas Spirit

    DEAR ABBY: Every December my wife virtually buries our home in Christmas decorations. It's not just the tree and stockings in the living room; she's not happy until there are Christmas towels and Christmas soap in the bathroom and another tree and knicky-knacky stuff downstairs. Not even a doorknob…

    Dear Abby
  • 2016 Toyota Highlander vs Honda Pilot: Review

    2016 Honda Pilot and 2016 Toyota Highlander are third-row, eight-passenger SUVs. Toyota Highlander broke its year-over-year record with 158,915 units sold, and the Honda Pilot moved 122,868 units in 2015. While the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Explorer are top sellers, the Honda and Toyota have carved…

    Aki Sugawara
  • Did Explorers Really Eat A Mammoth In 1951? DNA Study Reveals Surprise

    It went down in the history books as one of the most outrageous feasts of the modern era - but did explorers REALLY eat mammoth in 1951?

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  • N. Korea praises launch, others see as covert missile test

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Sunday defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the United Nations and others call a cover for a banned test of technology for a missile that could strike the U.S. mainland.

    Associated Press