• Ventura won't see 'American Sniper'; says Kyle is no hero

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — "American Sniper" is tops at the box office but don't expect to see former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura lining up at a theater for it.

    Associated Press
  • TV star's plastic surgery disaster tests Brazil

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Andressa Urach went from being a single teenage mom nicknamed "Beanpole" to a reality TV bombshell in Brazil thanks to silicone implants, anabolic steroids, a nose job, and gel and botox injections, a fact she wasn't ashamed to share with fans.

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  • AirAsia co-pilot at controls when plane crashed

    The French co-pilot was at the controls of an AirAsia plane before it crashed into the sea last month after flying through an area of towering clouds, killing all 162 people on board, investigators said Thursday. The announcement came as fishermen found two more bodies from the crash in waters off…

    AFP
  • If This Case Heads to the Supreme Court, Unions Could Be Over

    For years, Rebecca Friedrichs, a veteran teacher in Buena Park, California, a suburb of Los Angeles, had monthly union dues docked from her paycheck, even though she didn’t like the union’s positions on school choice and other education reforms. More is at stake than just the $600 to $1,000…

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  • Durham 16-year-old charged with raping minor at school

    A 16-year-old is charged with first-degree rape of another 16-year-old and Durham Public Schools confirms the alleged attack happened on the campus of Southern School of Energy and Sustainability.

    WTVD – Raleigh/Durham
  • Irving dazzles, scores 55 as Cavs win 8th straight game

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving clapped his hands as he walked to the middle of the locker room unaware of the surprise his teammates had in store for him.

    Associated Press
  • Treasure hunter who found a fortune in gold is captured

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A treasure hunter accused of cheating his investors out of their share of one of the richest hauls in U.S. history — $50 million in gold bars and coins from a 19th-century shipwreck — was captured at an upscale Florida hotel after more than two years on the lam.

    Associated Press
  • Tape: Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A disgruntled, former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist promised to build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years and design a bomb targeted for New York City in exchange for "money and power," according to secret FBI recordings released Wednesday.

    Associated Press
  • Michigan woman charged with death of newborn found at recycling center

    A Michigan woman was charged with murder on Wednesday in the death of her newborn son, who police say was left neglected in a garage after she gave birth in December and whose body was found weeks later in a recycling center. Angela Alexie, 24, appeared in district court in Eastpointe, Michigan,…

    Reuters
  • Autopsy on Russian ex-spy 'one of most dangerous ever'

    The autopsy on the body of poisoned Russian former spy Alexander Litvinenko was described as one of the most dangerous ever on day two of an inquiry into his death Wednesday. Litvinenko died in a London hospital on November 23, 2006, three weeks after drinking tea infused with deadly polonium-210…

    AFP
  • Israel buries soldiers, says Hezbollah doesn't want conflict

    Israel on Thursday buries two soldiers killed in a Hezbollah missile strike that triggered Israeli fire on southern Lebanon, raising tensions between the bitter enemies to their highest in years. The Israeli-Lebanese border was calm on Thursday however, and Israeli officials played down the threat…

    AFP
  • McDonald's CEO Resigns After a String of Burger Blunders

    The sheen on McDonald's famous arches has been looking less golden over the past year. While Thompson was at the helm, McDonald’s went through a historically rough sales period.

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  • Mom admits helping her kids hide evidence of double slaying

    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A woman admitted on Wednesday that she helped two of her children conceal evidence of a gang-related double slaying that occurred at her home, where the bodies were buried in a yard.

    Associated Press
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    Street dogs of Athens (27 photos)

    Stray dogs are a common sight in Athens with many living in small packs in the city's various squares or near tourist spots such as the Acropolis. Most are monitored and tagged by the local authorities receiving vaccinations and veterinary attention when needed. The streets - which the dogs have…

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  • Mom wants independent autopsy after police killed daughter

    DENVER (AP) — The mother of a 17-year-old girl who was shot and killed by Denver police said Wednesday that she wants a second, independent autopsy because she doesn't trust the official investigation into the death of her daughter.

    Associated Press
  • North Korea 'demanded $10 billion in cash and food' for summit with South

    By Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea demanded $10 billion in cash and half a million tons of food in 2009 as a precondition of holding a summit with the South, former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak said, adding that he refused to pay anything for holding talks. A predecessor, Kim…

    Reuters
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    Kurds regain control of Kobani (19 photos)

    Kurdish fighters' expulsion of Islamic State forces from the Syrian town of Kobani helped stop the momentum of the Islamist group but is not a significant turning point in the overall campaign, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday. The setback for Islamic State in the war-ravaged…

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