• State Takes Over Arkansas School District That Had To Make Teachers Wear Underwear

    Things have gone from bad to worse for the public school system in Little Rock, Ark. In August 2013, the district announced — to the great dismay of the teachers union — a dress code that would require teachers to wear underwear. Now, a mere 18 months later, the Arkansas Department of Education has…

    The Daily Caller
  • Tiny dog rescues girl from attempted abduction

    A young girl in suburban Atlanta was walking her dog Thursday morning when a strange man got out of a pickup truck and grabbed her wrist. Thanks to her tiny rat terrier mix, who bit the man's ankles, she was able to escape.

    Yahoo News
  • 3 Chad soldiers, 123 Boko Haram militants killed in Cameroon

    N'Djamena (AFP) - Three soldiers and 123 Boko Haram militants were killed when the Islamist group attacked a Chadian army contingent in northern Cameroon, the Chadian military said. Chad sent a convoy of troops and military vehicles into neighbouring Cameroon on January 17 to deal with the growing…

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  • After 150 years, Confederate submarine's hull again revealed

    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A century and a half after it sank and a decade and a half after it was raised, scientists are finally getting a look at the hull of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, the first sub in history to sink an enemy warship.

    Associated Press
  • Texas judge rules Lee Harvey Oswald casket belongs to brother

    By Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - The decaying pine coffin in which Lee Harvey Oswald was buried 51 years ago rightfully belongs to the brother of President John F. Kennedy's presumed assassin, a Texas judge ruled on Friday. Oswald's body was exhumed in 1981 and his original casket was discarded…

    Reuters
  • Syria 'adultress' survives jihadist stoning: monitor

    A Syrian woman stoned by the jihadist Islamic State group for alledged adultery and left for dead has miraculously walked away from the brutal punishment, a monitor said Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the jihadist group sentenced the woman to be "stoned for adultery" in the…

    AFP
  • Venezuela confirms shooting down small plane near Aruba

    Venezuela said on Friday it shot down a civilian plane after it ignored communications off its Caribbean coast near the island of Aruba, but denied any violation of international airspace. Authorities on Aruba, a semi-autonomous island that is part of the kingdom of the Netherlands, had said on…

    Reuters
  • Watch a man on a motorcycle get hit by a car and land on his feet, all in first-person

    I could have made a list of all the reasons why I would never personally own a motorcycle and carry the list around in case anyone ever asked, but now I can just point to this terrifying video instead. DON’T MISS: How to make a four-year-old MacBook Pro run like a ‘brand-new computer’ for just $170…

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  • Orange County transgender woman dies after unregulated silicone injections

    An investigation is underway into the death of a transgender woman who died after getting unregulated silicone injections at a house party.

    KFSN – Fresno
  • Air strike kills IS 'chemical weapons expert': US

    A US-led coalition air strike killed a chemical weapons specialist with the Islamic State group in Iraq who once worked for Saddam Hussein, US military officers said Friday. The air raid carried out last Saturday near Mosul took out Abu Malik, whose training "provided the terrorist group with…

    AFP
  • Rare megamouth shark discovered in Philippines

    The specimen, one of less than 70 ever seen in the world, washed ashore dead, wildlife officials say.

    Yahoo News
  • New Saudi king announces major government shake-up

    Saudi Arabia's new King Salman further cemented his hold on power, with a sweeping shakeup that saw two sons of the late King Abdullah fired, and the heads of intelligence and other key agencies replaced alongside a cabinet shuffle. Top officials from the Ports Authority, the National…

    AFP
  • Denver police solve old murder case; killer's mom had role

    DENVER (AP) — The killer in an 18-year-old murder mystery was shielded by his mother until his own death, Denver police said Friday.

    Associated Press
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    'The Recyclers of Port-au-Prince' – Toxic dump scavengers five years after Haiti earthquake (29 photos)

    In a 200-acre-plus dump 5 kilometers north of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, hundreds of men, women and children scavenge day and night through the burning wasteland. They earn $12 to $15 a day — on a good day — for recycling plastics as well as clothing, household items and aluminum (for…

    Yahoo News
  • Kansas man gets three years for letting baby die in hot car

    (Reuters) - A Kansas man was sentenced to nearly three years in prison on Friday for letting his 10-month-old foster daughter die in a hot car while he smoked marijuana and watched television. Seth Jackson, 29, who pled guilty in November to one count of involuntary manslaughter, was sentenced to…

    Reuters
  • Oil prices rocket by nearly $4 a barrel

    Oil prices surged by nearly $4 a barrel in late trade Friday, rebounding from six-year lows on month-end covering and signs the industry is quickly tightening exploration activities. After a day trading slightly higher, around the $45 level, the US benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude for March…

    AFP
  • Gun-Toting Teachers Might Be Allowed to Shoot Your Aggressive Kid

    As a teacher with 15 years of experience in Texas classrooms, Heidi Langan believes teachers have the skills and training to mediate tense situations. While there may be incidents of violence in some classrooms across the country, her students (she is a music teacher at Austin’s Galindo Elementary…

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