• Miss Honduras shot dead 'after fleeing sister's boyfriend'

    Miss Honduras was fatally shot as she tried to escape her sister's jealous boyfriend, police and reports said, hours after the siblings were found dead beside a river. Maria Jose Alvarado, 19, who had been due to fly to London to compete in the Miss World beauty pageant, disappeared with her sister…

  • Oops! Administration erred on health law sign-ups

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration acknowledged Thursday it has been over-reporting the number of people signed up under the health care law, a discrepancy that congressional Republicans seeking to repeal the program say they uncovered.

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  • Two California children die in fire as mother at hospital with labor pains

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two children died and their father was badly burned on Thursday in a fire that tore through their Southern California duplex after their pregnant mother went to a hospital with labor pains, a fire official said. Firefighters were alerted to the blaze in San Bernardino at…

  • What happens if you wave an ISIS flag on Berkeley's campus?

    In a video released this week, a man went to the University of California at Berkeley’s campus, waving the black-and-white flag of the Islamic State and loudly defending the militant jihadist group's actions.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Most heavy drinkers are not alcoholics, U.S. study finds

    By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Contrary to popular opinion, only 10 percent of U.S. adults who drink too much are alcoholics, according to a federal study released on Thursday, a finding that could have implications for reducing consumption of beer, wine and liquor. While many people think…

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    Photos of the day - November 19, 2014 (27 photos)

    An ice crust builds up on a warning sign that reads 'Caution Ice' on the Brocken mountain peak near Schierke, Germany, Ayanna Williams displays her 23 inch (58 centimeter) nails at a book launch in London and people stand in front of an electronic board are reflected in a polished stone surface…

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  • Iran firm displays US-made helicopters

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian company on Thursday displayed four brand new U.S.-made helicopters it purchased through third parties, offering them as proof that the country could evade international sanctions over its disputed nuclear program.

    Associated Press
  • Surge of Russian aircraft seen over Baltic Sea

    TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Russia's increased military presence in the Baltic Sea area, including its air force, has prompted some officials to compare it to the Cold War. Here's a summary of the most serious incidents reported across the region.

    Associated Press
  • Affleck praises wife, talks Maher spat before gala

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Affleck feels more comfortable speaking his mind than pretending to say what people want to hear. So before receiving his award at Wednesday's Save the Children Illumination Gala, he praised wife Jennifer Garner on her dedication to their family, and then shared insight into his…

    Associated Press
  • Three charged with suspected $1.5 million oil theft from Texas fields

    By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Three people have been indicted for stealing shale oil over three years worth an estimated $1.5 million by driving it off in trucks that were supposed to be disposing waste water, according to court documents obtained on Thursday. Texas residents Victor…

  • Obama to give major immigration speech tonight. Why won't the major networks broadcast it?

    At 8 PM on Thursday, President Obama plans to address the nation on immigration reform, one of the most politically explosive and highly contentious issues of his presidency. It's a major speech, one in which Obama is expected to announce sweeping immigration reform, including a plan to protect up…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Two children shot dead in New Jersey home, two family members hurt

    By Daniel Kelley TABERNACLE N.J. (Reuters) - Two children were shot dead and two of their family members were critically wounded by gunfire at a home in a rural New Jersey town near Philadelphia, state police said on Thursday. A boy and a girl were killed in the shooting, State Police Captain…

  • Americans Don't Want Government to Guarantee Healthcare, Again

    Economist Jonathan Gruber set off a new debate over healthcare this week with his, let’s say, indelicate comments about Obamacare’s passage relying on the “stupidity of the American voter.” Gruber, who helped craft the law, said certain provisions of the law had to be written for optics rather than…

    The Atlantic
  • Duchess of Alba, wealthy aristocrat, dies at 88

    MADRID (AP) — The Duchess of Alba, one of Spain's wealthiest and most colorful aristocrats and recognized as the world's most titled noble, has died. She was 88.

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    Los Angeles neighborhood upset over how utility worker handled cat rescue

    Some residents in a Los Angeles neighborhood are outraged with the way a Department of Water and Power worker handled a cat during a rescue.

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  • Senior Islamic State figure killed in Mosul: sources

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Islamic State leader has been killed in an air strike in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, residents and a local medical source said on Thursday. Radwan Taleb al-Hamdouni, whom the sources described as the radical militant group's leader in Mosul, was killed with his driver…

  • Journal indicates FSU shooter suspected government

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida State University alumnus and attorney who shot three people at the school's library early Thursday believed the government was targeting him for persecution, detailing his thoughts in a journal and in videos detectives obtained, authorities said.

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