• Utah parents who killed selves, children feared apocalypse

    SPRINGVILLE, Utah (AP) — A Utah couple and their three children who were found dead in their home last fall overdosed on drugs after the parents told friends they were concerned about a pending apocalypse, authorities said Tuesday.

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  • Michelle Obama navigates limits on women in Saudi Arabia

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — For first lady Michelle Obama, just a few hours in Saudi Arabia were enough to illustrate the stark limitations under which Saudi women live.

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  • Scores of foreign fighters among Kobane dead

    Large numbers of foreign fighters are among the jihadists killed in the battle for the Syrian town of Kobane, a senior US official said Tuesday, saying the concerted campaign was halting the militants' march. The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) announced the "liberation" of Kobane on…

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  • Viral Video Captures Dog Stumbling Across Ice In Slow Motion

    A video of a dog attempting to run over a patch of ice in slow motion is taking the Internet by storm. The video was shot by TJ Parker of his dog Quinn, a 5-month old Bernese Mountain Dog, at Loon Mountain in New Hampshire....

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  • China officials dine on endangered salamander: reports

    Chinese officials feasted on a critically endangered giant salamander and turned violent when journalists photographed the luxury banquet, according to media reports Tuesday on the event which appeared to flout Beijing's austerity campaign. The 28 diners included senior police officials from the…

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  • Widely Used Drugs Tied to Greater Dementia Risk for Seniors

    People over age 65 who frequently take over-the-counter sleep aids and certain other commonly used drugs may be increasing their risk of dementia, new findings show. In the study, the researchers looked at drugs that have "anticholinergic effects," meaning they block a neurotransmittercalled…

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    70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz (26 photos)

    Auschwitz's last survivors urged the world not to forget the horror of the Holocaust 70 years after the Nazi death camp was liberated in the final throes of World War Two, an anniversary that finds Europe again confronted by intolerance. European Jews warn of a growing under-current of…

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  • Chicago-area teenager pleads guilty to stabbing death of sister

    By Mark Guarino CHICAGO (Reuters) - A 15-year-old Chicago-area girl pleaded guilty in juvenile court on Tuesday to the fatal stabbing of her younger sister in a quarrel over household chores, local media reports said. The girl, who was not identified because she was charged as a minor, stabbed her…

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  • Georgia mother kills three children in murder-suicide: police

    By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - The bodies of a mother and her three children ranging in age from 9 months to 10 years old were discovered in a suburban Atlanta apartment on Tuesday in what was an apparent murder-suicide carried out by the mother, authorities said. A maintenance man discovered…

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  • Man Allegedly Crashes Car Into Pregnant Girlfriend

    Justin Lee Colby, 33, was arrested in Florida for attempted homicide after allegedly slamming his vehicle into his pregnant girlfriend.

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  • Iran says it sent warning to Israel via US officials

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Tehran said Tuesday it sent a warning to Israel through the United States over the recent killing of an Iranian general in an alleged Israeli airstrike in Syria, the official IRNA news agency reported.

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  • Pope opens doors to transsexual dubbed 'devil's daughter'

    Pope Francis has met a Spanish transsexual and his fiancée at the Vatican, opening his doors to a man dubbed "the devil's daughter" by a local priest, media reports said Tuesday. Diego Neria Lejarraga met the pontiff on Saturday after writing to him in December to complain he was being treated as…

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    Teacher and students create incredible ‘Uptown Funk’ video

    Meet Scot Pankey, a theater arts teacher who has come up with a novel lesson plan: Learning can be fun. As part of a class assignment, Pankey led his students in a choreographed dance to “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. The dance, which was filmed by students, was completed in a…

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  • Exclusive: AirAsia probe vets possible computer glitch, crew response

    By Siva Govindasamy and Tim Hepher SINGAPORE/PARIS (Reuters) - Investigators probing the crash of an AirAsia jetliner are examining maintenance records of a key part of its automated control systems, and how the pilots may have handled the plane if it failed, two people familiar with the matter…

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  • Georgia couple trying to buy car off Craigslist fatally shot: police

    A Georgia couple who disappeared after they set out to buy a car from Craigslist died of gunshot wounds to the head, and a suspect has been charged with murder and armed robbery in connection to their deaths, a sheriff's office said on Tuesday. An autopsy has confirmed that the bodies found in a…

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  • Texas inmate set to die Wednesday wins reprieve

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas' top criminal court called off Wednesday's scheduled execution of a death-row inmate linked to five killings in Houston, though attorneys said the court didn't immediately explain its decision.

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  • Philippines bloodbath: was one of last major Jemaah Islamiyah leaders killed?

    A police anti-terrorism squad of nearly 400 men, conducting a raid in the village of Mamapasano, where they were looking for two senior bomb-makers connected to the Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) terrorist outfit, blundered into at least two ambushes on Sunday. About 12 hours of fighting ensued, leaving 43…

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