• State Takes Over Arkansas School District That Had To Make Teachers Wear Underwear

    Things have gone from bad to worse for the public school system in Little Rock, Ark. In August 2013, the district announced — to the great dismay of the teachers union — a dress code that would require teachers to wear underwear. Now, a mere 18 months later, the Arkansas Department of Education has…

    The Daily Caller58 mins ago
  • New Saudi king announces major government shake-up

    Saudi Arabia's new King Salman further cemented his hold on power, with a sweeping shakeup that saw two sons of the late King Abdullah fired, and the heads of intelligence and other key agencies replaced alongside a cabinet shuffle. Top officials from the Ports Authority, the National…

    AFP
  • Rare megamouth shark discovered in Philippines

    The specimen, one of less than 70 ever seen in the world, washed ashore dead, wildlife officials say.

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  • John McCain calls protesters 'scum,' tells them to 'shut up'

    U.S. Senator John McCain had a blunt message for demonstrators chanting for the arrest of Henry Kissinger at a Senate Armed Forces Committee hearing on Thursday: "Get out of here, you low-life-scum." The protesters, from the Code Pink anti-war group, drew the ire of the Arizona Republican who…

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    Abandoned tuberculosis hospital (16 photos)

    These chilling images prove there is no sign of life at this abandoned tuberculosis treatment hospital. Johnny Joo, 24, captured the eerie shots of the desolate TB ward, in Perrysburg, New York. Where equipment lies gathering rust and walls are left crumbling. The photojournalist, from Cleveland,…

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  • Chief: Not clear how officer was hurt when teen was killed

    DENVER (AP) — A Denver police officer involved in the deadly shooting of a 17-year-old girl may have been injured trying to get out of the way of a stolen car the teenager was driving, the police chief said Thursday.

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  • Top Iraq Kurd officer among six killed in IS attack

    The Islamic State jihadist group killed a senior Kurdish commander and five other fighters on Friday in a major attack in Iraq's Kirkuk province, an officer and a doctor said. The IS assault on areas south and west of the northern city of Kirkuk began at around midnight, sparking fighting with…

    AFP
  • Oil set for record bear run as OPEC output grows

    By Ron Bousso LONDON (Reuters) - Oil fell below $49 a barrel on Friday and was on course for its seventh straight month of declines, the longest such bear run on record as a supply glut showed no signs of easing with OPEC increasing production in January. Benchmark Brent crude prices have kept…

    Reuters58 mins ago
  • Abbas to Stockholm after Israel shuns Swedish visit

    Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas will visit Stockholm next month after Sweden became the first major state of the European Union to recognise Palestine, the Swedish government announced Friday. "The visit of president Abbas, by invitation from the prime minister, is confirmed for February 10,"…

    AFP
  • Odell Beckham Jr. Sets A World Record

    The New York Giants receiver is drawing new attention for his famous one-handed catches.

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  • Convicted drug dealer charged with murder of movie executive

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A convicted drug dealer was charged Thursday with the murder of a 20th Century Fox executive, who mysteriously disappeared more than two years ago and whose remains were found in a northern Los Angeles County desert area in October.

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  • France: Crew tried to eject in F-16 jet crash that killed 11

    PARIS (AP) — The Greek crew of an F-16 fighter jet that crashed into parked planes at a Spanish air base, killing 11, tried to eject after a failed takeoff, the head of France's air force said Thursday.

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  • Innovative gynocological tool gets FDA approval

    Ladies, the next time you visit the gynecologist those dreaded cervical forceps could be replaced by an entirely new device that's newly approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It's called a suction cervical retractor and while the name may make you want to cross your legs, it is…

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  • Two US citizens shot at in Saudi, one wounded: police

    Two US citizens came under gunfire Friday in Saudi Arabia, and one of them was wounded but "in stable condition," police said. The two were travelling on a road in Eastern Province's Shiite-populated Al-Ihsaa governorate at the time, said a police spokesman in a statement published by the official…

    AFP
  • Nigeria oil rebels warn of unrest unless Jonathan re-elected

    Kennedy Tonjo-West is unhappy at the way Nigeria's main opposition party and northern politicians have been criticising President Goodluck Jonathan's record in the run-up to next month's election. If and when we do, Boko Haram will be child's play. Such threats are not to be taken lightly, with…

    AFP
  • Woods stumbles with chipping in return to golf

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tiger Woods helped attract a record, raucous crowd to the Phoenix Open on Thursday, the first big event in a week that concludes with the Super Bowl.

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  • Russia says nuclear arms to keep military edge over NATO, United States

    By Thomas Grove MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's top general said on Friday a strong nuclear arsenal will ensure military superiority over the West as Moscow forges ahead with a multi-billion dollar plan to modernize its forces by 2020. Russia, facing a likely recession because of a fall in oil prices…

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