• Bangladesh seizes 27kg of gold from North Korean diplomat

    Bangladeshi customs authorities seized nearly 27 kilograms of gold, worth about $1.7 million, from a North Korean diplomat on Friday after he tried to smuggle in the bullion using diplomatic immunity. Armed police and customs officials at Dhaka airport challenged Son Young Nam, the first secretary…

    AFP
  • A Hillary Clinton Email the State Department Couldn't Find

    Hillary Clinton supporters have defended her use of a private email account to conduct official State Department business by arguing that she emailed colleagues at their government addresses, ensuring that a copy of the correspondence would be retained on government servers and available to…

    The Atlantic
  • Police: 2 brothers charged in officer's death

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two brothers were charged with murder in the death of a police officer gunned down during a robbery at a video game store, where the officer had gone to buy a present for his 9-year-old son for getting good grades, police said.

    Associated Press31 mins ago
  • Top Qaeda leader, commanders reported killed in Syria

    The military chief and several top commanders of the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front have been reported killed in northwestern Syria, where the jihadist militia has been making major gains in recent months. Syrian state media, a monitoring group and a local activist reported that Abu Hammam…

    AFP33 mins ago
  • Two mummified bodies spotted on Mexico's highest peak

    A team of Mexican climbers searching for a frozen body on the country's highest mountain stumbled on a second mummified cadaver during their expedition on Thursday. The 12 local civil protection mountaineers had embarked on their mission after climbers reported seeing a frozen skull 310 meters…

    AFP
  • Remains of two fetuses found in ceiling of Indiana funeral home

    By Tracy Rucinski GARY, Ind. (Reuters) - Gary, Indiana, authorities on Thursday were investigating the origin of two fetuses that were briefly hidden in the rafters of a funeral home morgue. One of the fetuses bore a tag from Methodist Hospital that identified it as male, the funeral home said. The…

    Reuters
  • No murder charge for 15-year-old girl in brother's slaying

    GAINSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 15-year-old north Florida girl who authorities say fatally shot her 16-year-old brother after years of abuse at home pleaded no contest on Thursday to felony burglary and will receive probation and counseling.

    Associated Press
  • How to Maximize Social Security With Spousal Benefits

    Financial advisors may have different approaches when it comes to retirement planning, but they seem to agree on one thing: Most people don't understand how to make the most of Social Security spousal benefits. "There are so many details and different variables," says Aries Jimenez, director of…

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Australia complains over Indonesia's treatment of death row prisoners

    By Lincoln Feast and Eveline Danubrata SYDNEY/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Australia has complained about the treatment of two drug smugglers, who face execution in Indonesia, and wants to lodge a formal protest after a smiling Indonesian police chief was photographed posing with the men, officials said on…

    Reuters
  • Russia's exclusion from SWIFT last resort: Poland

    Excluding Russia from the SWIFT banking system would be a measure of last resort if the crisis in Ukraine escalates, the British and Polish foreign ministers said Friday. "When it comes to sanctions, SWIFT is the nuclear weapon. It is the last resort and we are all aware of that," Polish Foreign…

    AFP
  • Nemtsov girlfriend says threatened: Ukraine

    The Ukrainian girlfriend of murdered Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov, who was by his side when he was shot dead, has complained to police about receiving death threats, Ukrainian prosecutors said on Friday. "Ganna Duritska... filed a statement about the threat to her life from…

    AFP
  • Dred Scott decision still resonates today

    On March 6, 1857, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the Dred Scott case, which had a direct impact on the coming of the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln's presidency four years later.

    National Constitution Center
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    50 years after "Bloody Sunday" at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama (43 photos)

    President Barack Obama will call for a new generation of Americans to take up the torch kindled by civil rights leaders 50 years ago in Selma, Alabama, when he visits the historic town Saturday. America's first black president will stand at the famed Edmund Pettus Bridge, accompanied by wife…

    Yahoo News54 mins ago
  • Florida man drove dead body to attorney's office: police

    By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida detectives are investigating the case of a man who drove to his lawyer's office with a dead body in the bed of his pickup truck, authorities said on Thursday. John Marshall, 52, said he shot his neighbor in self-defense during a scuffle involving…

    Reuters
  • UN condemns 'war crime' as IS bulldozes ancient Iraq city

    The United Nations condemned as a "war crime" Friday the Islamic State group's bulldozing of the ancient city of Nimrud, the jihadists' latest demolition of Iraqi cultural treasures. After rampaging through Mosul's museum with sledgehammers and torching its library last month, IS "bulldozed" the…

    AFP
  • 5 Rewards of Living a Frugal Lifestyle

    Once a couple decides to commit to a frugal lifestyle, it's likely that disagreements and stress about money will decrease and their success as a frugal couple will strengthen their bond overall. Other possibilities include deciding to switch careers, working less and living life the way you…

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Dog stable after being shot, tied to Florida train tracks

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A dog that was tied to railroad tracks and shot was expected to survive Thursday after being found by police.

    Associated Press