• 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
  • 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…

    AFP
  • 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.

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  • Researchers may have found the most ingenious way yet to generate solar power

    Solar energy is definitely taking off and now researchers may have come up with the absolute best way to generate cheap solar power by installing solar panels in public parking lots. Rooftop solar power is making coal obsolete in Australia The Washington Post reports that solar power proponents are…

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  • 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
  • Transgender Woman Dies After Receiving Injections At `Silicone Party`

    Police in Santa Ana, Calif., on Thursday are investigating the death of a transgender woman who died after attending a "silicone party" during which guests were injected with silicone. The 40-year-old victim attended the party sometime in December at an unknown location in Santa Ana where she…

    Tribune
  • Aaron Hernandez Trial: Victim's Girlfriend Says Hernandez, Odin Lloyd Were in 'Beginning Stages' of Friendship

    New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez and Odin Lloyd were in the "beginning stages of a friendship" at the time of Lloyd's murder, the victim's former girlfriend said on the stand today. It was Shaneah Jenkins, 23, who introduced Lloyd, 27, to Hernandez, she said. Hernandez, who dated…

    ABC News
  • 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
  • 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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    '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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Netanyahu denies wife pocketed from returned bottles

    Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday dismissed as "false" reports that his wife Sara had pocketed at least $1,000 worth of public money by returning empty bottles to supermarkets. The reports, which were cause for ridicule in local media, come as the head of the rightwing Likud…

    AFP
  • Ko takes lead at LPGA opener, closes in on golf history

    OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Lydia Ko is one round from potentially making golf history.

    Associated Press