• N. Korea fires missiles in anger at South-US military drills

    North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea and vowed "merciless" retaliation Monday as the US and South Korea kicked off joint military drills denounced by Pyongyang as recklessly confrontational. The annual exercises always trigger a surge in military tensions and warlike…

    AFP
  • Reality hits North Dakota's pricey apartment market; rents drop

    By Ernest Scheyder WILLISTON, N.D. (Reuters) - It is getting cheaper to rent an apartment in North Dakota's oil patch. Prices, which only last year rivaled levels in New York City and Geneva, have slipped about 15 to 20 percent in the past two months as dozens of new apartment buildings opened in…

    Reuters
  • Video Exonerates Man Set Up By Louisiana Cops And Prosecutors

    If not for cell phone video, 47-year-old disabled veteran Douglas Dendinger could be going to prison — because of an apparent coordinated effort by Washington Parish, La. cops and prosecutors who falsely accused him of battery and witness intimidation. As New Orleans’ WWL reports, Dendinger’s…

    The Daily Caller
  • 4-year-old boy dead in accidental shooting in Texas

    Police and Child Protective Services have launched investigations into the tragic death of a 4-year-old boy.

    KFSN – Fresno
  • Amish to be resentenced for remaining charges in attacks

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Sixteen members of a breakaway Amish community from eastern Ohio are scheduled to be resentenced in Cleveland after a federal appellate court overturned their hate crime convictions.

    Associated Press
  • Iraq forces take on Tikrit in biggest operation yet

    Some 30,000 Iraqi troops and militia backed by aircraft pounded jihadist positions in and around Tikrit on Monday in the biggest offensive yet to retake one of the Islamic State group's main strongholds. Government forces have been working their way north in recent months, notching up key victories…

    AFP
  • Netanyahu arrives in U.S., signs of easing of tensions over Iran speech

    By Matt Spetalnick and Dan Williams WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Israel showed signs of seeking to defuse tensions on Sunday ahead of a speech in Washington by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he will warn against a possible nuclear deal with Iran. Policy differences…

    Reuters
  • 3rd child dies after carbon monoxide leak in Ohio home

    TROY, Ohio (AP) — The third of four children exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide from a furnace in a home has died.

    Associated Press
  • Obamacare opponents should be careful what they wish for

    Commentary: Supreme court decision nullifying health insurance subsidies would result in chaos.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • Construction picks back up, but it's a different gig now

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — As Florida's housing market tanked seven years ago, construction worker David Rager saw jobs dry up. So he left construction, along with 2.3 million others nationwide during the economic downturn, and got a job installing traffic signals and street lights.

    Associated Press
  • Hopes for peaceful Russian transition fade with Nemtsov: Kasparov

    By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov has dampened any hope for a peaceful political transition in Russia away from President Vladimir Putin's government, Garry Kasparov, a prominent opposition voice, said in an interview on Sunday. Kasparov, a former…

    Reuters
  • Did a Famous Graffiti Artist Vandalize This Beloved American National Park?

    His works have appeared in museums across the world, but where Paris-based street artist André Saraiva may have displayed his latest handiwork has provoked the ire of many people. Saraiva, better known as André, this week posted an image of a defaced boulder that appears to be inside the Joshua…

    Takepart.com
  • Pickup truck goes into frozen river; dead dog found inside

    TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A pickup truck drove onto a frozen river, spun around repeatedly and then plunged through the ice early Sunday, and police rescue teams found a dead dog but no people inside.

    Associated Press
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    Yahoo! celebrates 20th anniversary (35 photos)

    It's been 20 years since two Stanford University electrical engineering students created a small website that would become the tech giant Yahoo! Company founders Jerry Yang and David Filo debuted "Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web" in January 1994. In its first iteration, the…

    Yahoo News
  • 'Jihadi John' relatives under watch in Kuwait

    Kuwaiti authorities are closely monitoring several relatives of "Jihadi John" who live and work in the Gulf emirate where the Islamic State executioner was born, press reports said on Sunday. A number of relatives of Mohammed Emwazi, named as the militant who has beheaded at least five Western…

    AFP
  • Crowd kills girl suspected to be suicide bomber in Nigeria

    BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — A crowd beat to death a teenage girl accused of planning to be a suicide bomber and then set her body ablaze Sunday, according to police and witnesses at a northeastern Nigerian market.

    Associated Press
  • Parents often want changes in kids’ shots schedule

    By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Many parents ask doctors to spread out toddlers' vaccines instead of following the recommended immunization schedule, according to a new study. Most doctors comply with the request, even though they believe the delays put the children at risk for preventable…

    Reuters