• 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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  • 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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  • Boy found dead in New York after false kidnap report, police say

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The body of a 5-year-old boy was found near his home in upstate New York on Thursday night hours after a relative told police two men in ski masks had kidnapped him, a report the local sheriff said on Friday appeared to have been a lie. Kenneth White lived with his aunt, his…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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    Amber Alert Canceled After Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found Dead

    New York police say a 5-year-old boy abducted from a home outside Albany has been found dead.

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  • Vietnam 'Rat King' helps rice farmers fight costly vermin

    Grinning widely, Tran Quang Thieu brandishes the day's haul: 10 kilos of rats caught in rice paddies near Hanoi. A menace to Vietnam's rice crop, the vermin are regularly trapped -- and sometimes eaten. "It's hard to trap them, they're clever, they move fast and in Vietnam there are 43 different…

    AFP
  • Angelina Jolie Opens Up About Directing Brad Pitt in Love Scene for 'By the Sea'

    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will be back on screen together in "By the Sea," which is set to be released next year and features the famous duo as a couple.

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  • Chrysler to recall about 288K Ram pickup trucks

    DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler is recalling about 288,000 older Ram pickup trucks in North America and elsewhere because the rear axle can seize or the drive shaft can fall off.

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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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  • Bergdahl investigation wraps up; Top leaders get briefings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army has finished its investigation into how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl disappeared from his base in Afghanistan and plans to brief Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel this afternoon, officials said Friday.

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  • Pakistan Army strikes back hard after school massacre by Taliban

    Pakistani Army officials said today they struck Taliban targets near the border with Afghanistan, killing at least 77 militants, days after the Taliban massacred children at a school in what may be a defining moment for the nation. 

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Father of unlicensed driver in fatal crash denies having let her drive his SUV

    By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A man whose 15-year-old daughter, an unlicensed driver, crashed his SUV in an accident in Pennsylvania that killed three people denies having given her permission to drive the vehicle, his attorney said on Thursday. The father, Michael J. Ware, was charged…

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  • When Heartburn Becomes Cancer

    For most people, heartburn is a fleeting annoyance that can be solved by popping an antacid. And for a while, that's what Jay Rensberger did. But when his heartburn became less of a temporary problem and more of a lifestyle issue, his wife took action.

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  • India tables 'biggest tax reform' since independence

    India's government introduced legislation Friday billed as the biggest tax reform since independence, with analysts hailing it as a "game changer" that would cut the cost of doing business and boost economic growth. One of various reforms undertaken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, the…

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  • Skeleton from Greek mystery tomb to be identified next month

    Details on the identity of a mystery skeleton found in a massive tomb dating from the era of Alexander the Great in Greece are to be revealed next month, the culture ministry said Friday. The discovery in November of the skeleton inside the huge fourth century BC structure -- the largest tomb ever…

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