• US billionaire says WWII Japanese ship found in Philippines

    Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen said Wednesday he had found one of Japan's biggest and most famous battleships on a Philippine seabed, some 70 years after American forces sank it during World War II. Excited historians likened the discovery, if verified, to finding the Titanic, as they hailed the…

    AFP
  • Man killed by Los Angeles police was wanted by US marshals

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A homeless man who was killed by Los Angeles police was living under an assumed name and was wanted for violating probation terms for a bank robbery conviction, French and U.S. officials said Tuesday.

    Associated Press
  • 175-Pound Pit Bull Hulk Shatters Misconceptions About the Breed

    This dog just may be the world's largest Pit Bull. Only 18-months-old, Hulk weighs a hefty 175 pounds. He's also best friends with a 3-year-old boy.

    ABC News
  • 3 Arcadia High School students get perfect SAT scores

    Three 16-year-old Arcadia High School students beat the odds last November and each earned a perfect score on the SATs, one of the most difficult and stressful test for high schoolers.

    KABC – Los Angeles
  • Teacher found hanged in Southern California high school classroom

    A teacher was found hanged to death in a Southern California high school classroom when students arrived on Monday, police and fire officials said, in what was being investigated as an apparent suicide. Jillian Jacobson, a 31-year-old photography teacher, was found by students in a classroom at El…

    Reuters
  • Pelosi, Democrats furious over Netanyahu 'condescension'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi politely stood and clapped when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu entered the House chamber for his long-awaited, and highly controversial, speech to Congress. The longer he spoke, the less enthusiastic she got.

    Associated Press
  • Family of California girl left brain dead after tonsillectomy sues hospital

    By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The family of a Northern California girl who made national headlines when she was declared brain dead after a tonsillectomy to correct sleep apnea sued the surgeon and hospital on Tuesday, alleging medical malpractice. Jahi McMath, who was 13 when she…

    Reuters
  • Former marine reported killed in Syria

    A former Royal Marine has become the first British fighter to be killed battling with Kurdish forces against Islamic State jihadists in Syria, the BBC reported. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights earlier told AFP a European citizen had been killed fighting with Kurdish People's Protection…

    AFP
  • US running out of room to store oil; price collapse next?

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months.

    Associated Press
  • Survivor testifies about 2 friends stabbed, bound, drowned

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man who survived being beaten, bound, stabbed in the neck and kicked into the Schuylkill River took the stand in a hearing Tuesday and described the night his two friends lost their lives.

    Associated Press
  • Killers sought in deaths of 300,000 chickens in South Carolina

    By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Revenge may be the motive for the killings in South Carolina of more than 300,000 commercial chickens worth about $1.7 million over the past two weeks, authorities said on Monday. Birds have been found dead of unnatural causes in 16 chicken houses at…

    Reuters
  • Father says no proof his son is 'Jihadi John'

    The father of "Jihadi John" said in an interview published Wednesday that there was no proof that his son was the Islamic State executioner, adding there were a number of "false rumours" circulating. "There is nothing that proves what is being circulated in the media, especially through video clips…

    AFP
  • Americans Love K-Cups, but Their Creator Regrets Inventing Them

    Now it seems that John Sylvan, the inventor of the tiny containers, is firmly on Team #KillTheKCup too. “No matter what they say about recycling, those things will never be recyclable,” said Sylvan.

    Takepart.com
  • Federal agents raid 20 suspected 'maternity hotels' in California

    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Federal agents raided about 20 Southern California locations on Tuesday suspected of involvement in "maternity tourism" schemes offering travel and lodging services to pregnant foreign women seeking to give birth in the United States, U.S. immigration…

    Reuters
  • Police find body parts in hunt for missing teen Becky Watts

    Police searching for missing teenager Becky Watts said on Tuesday they had found body parts at an address in Bristol. A 28-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were arrested on Saturday on suspicion of kidnapping Watts and were further arrested on Monday on suspicion of her murder, Avon and…

    AFP
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    Chicago police arrest several in alleged smash-and-grab burglary ring

    Chicago police announced they have arrested several people in connection with a series of smash-and-grab burglaries committed over the last two years.

    WLS – Chicago
  • Hundreds killed as Chad forces seize northeast Nigerian town

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Chadian troops have seized a strategically located northeast Nigerian town from Boko Haram, but not before the defeated Islamic extremists killed hundreds of civilians, Chad's military said.

    Associated Press