• How One Man Is Terrorizing Neighbors With a Hostile Holiday Decoration Display

    Homeowners on Fairley Road in Ross Township, Pennsylvania, say their neighbor Bill Ansell is terrorizing them year round with his hostile anti-Christmas spirit.“Any opportunity he has to make our life a hardship, he does,” resident Chris Hebda told ABC News' “20/20.”“He's an angry person that's…

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  • Hever Castle

    A Tudor manor of exquisite beauty, Hever Castle was once home to Anne Boleyn. You can even stay the night! 

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  • Misspelled sign may have cost high school principal her job

    The message on the sign above the entryway to Public School Number 20 in Paterson, N.J., included three mistakes: December was spelled "Dicember," report as "reepor" and a "1" was placed backwards.

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  • NY woman who reported kidnap charged with murdering cousin

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 19-year-old woman was arrested for the murder of her 5-year-old cousin in upstate New York on Friday, less than a day after she reported what police said was a concocted story about two men in ski masks kidnapping the boy, local media reported. The body of Kenneth White was…

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  • Yes, You Should Be Scared: Antibiotics May Have Just Stopped Working in India

    At a time when experts around the world fear that a post-antibiotic era may be on the horizon, India is facing harsh criticism from the global community for its inability to tackle its superbug epidemic. More than 58,000 infants died last year from bacterial infections that could not be treated,…

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  • Iraq's Shiite fighters desert over shortages

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Abu Murtada al-Moussawi answered the call last summer from Iraq's top Shiite cleric to help save the country from the Islamic State group, but after less than three months on the front lines he and several friends returned home because they had run out of food.

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  • NY police officer suspended after new video shows brutality

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City police officer who appears to punch a black youth during an arrest that was captured on video and widely circulated on the Internet has been suspended from duty, the department said on Friday. The posting of the footage follows weeks of protests across the…

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    Photos of the day - December 19, 2014

    Three of the newly born cheetah quadruplets rest at their enclosure in Prague's zoo, Czech Republic; A candle is seen at a makeshift memorial across the road from the scene of a multiple stabbing in Australia; and, A man dressed as Santa Claus poses for photographers with king penguins at the…

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  • Five dead, dozens ill from bacteria linked to caramel apples

    By Mary Wisniewski (Reuters) - Five people have died and 21 others have been hospitalized in recent weeks in a listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples, federal health officials said on Friday. A total of 28 people infected with listeria have been reported from 10 states, according to a statement…

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  • Xi warns Hong Kong and Macau in 'one China' message

    Chinese President Xi Jinping warned Hong Kong and Macau on Saturday to remember they are part of "one China", as pro-democracy campaigners in both semi-autonomous territories call for free leadership elections. Security has been tight during Xi's two-day visit to Macau to mark the 15th anniversary…

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  • Hackers warn not to release 'The Interview' in any form

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hackers sent a new email Friday to Sony Pictures Entertainment, gloating over the studio's "wise" decision to cancel the release of "The Interview" and warning not to distribute the film "in any form."

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  • A New Species of the World’s Biggest Whale Has Been Discovered—and They’re Small

    Does the world’s largest animal have a pint-size variety?

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  • Experience William Boyd's The Vanishing Game

    For Alec Dunbar, the uncertain terrain may be the only thing certain to keep him alive. Immerse yourself in William Boyd’s new action-adventure, Th...

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  • Ukraine's blockade on breakaway east forces tough choices on rebels

    As temperatures plunge across eastern Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels in this coal-mining village face two major challenges: Feeding schoolchildren and pensioners, and keeping homes supplied with fuel.  

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  • Mother arrested for murder after children found dead in Australian home

    By Jane Wardell SYDNEY (Reuters) - The 37-year-old mother of most of the eight children found dead in a mass stabbing in Australia's tropical northern city of Cairns was arrested on Saturday for murder. Detective Inspector Bruno Asnicar said the woman is under police guard in hospital, where she…

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  • Why the U.S. Can't Punish North Korea

    On Friday, the FBI announced that it "now has enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is responsible" for the Sony hacks that leaked a trove of private data, launched a thousand thinkpieces, and, following some threats, ultimately preempted the release of The Interview.

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    Cuba's retro rides

    The streets of Havana are still filled with cars that predate the 1959 communist revolution, having rolled off the assembly line decades before the U.S. auto industry's current crisis of steep losses in reputation and market share. They hark back to a time when Detroit's Big Three automakers were…

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  • Remains of two infants found in California storage locker

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Officials in northern California have asked for help finding information about the grisly discovery of two infants or fetuses in an abandoned storage unit. The Placer County Sheriff's department said Thursday that a woman who bought the contents of the unit through an…

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  • Iraq Kurds press fightback as top jihadist reported killed

    Kurdish forces pressed their biggest offensive against the Islamic State group so far Friday, buoyed by US reports that jihadist supremo Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's top aide in Iraq has been killed. Kurdish peshmerga forces were securing the surroundings of Mount Sinjar after breaking a months-old…

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