• Florida mother arrested after five kids found living in filthy home

    By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida mother has been charged with child neglect after her 10-year-old boy came to school in foul-smelling clothes and told a teacher he could not remember when he last took a bath, court documents showed. Betsy Velasquez, 34, of Kissimmee, was charged…

    Reuters
  • Former Wisconsin deputy charged in double homicide

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors on Friday charged a former Wisconsin sheriff's deputy suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease with shooting his wife and sister-in-law to death earlier this month.

    Associated Press
  • Don't mess with nuclear Russia, Putin says

    By Alexei Anishchuk LAKE SELIGER Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia's armed forces, backed by its nuclear arsenal, were ready to meet any aggression, declaring at a pro-Kremlin youth camp that foreign states should understand: "It's best not to mess with us." Putin…

    Reuters
  • Police officer resigns, another is fired after Ferguson incidents

    By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A police officer has resigned after pointing a rifle at protesters during racially charged demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, and another has been fired for inappropriate social media posts stemming from the two weeks of civil unrest, officials said on Friday.…

    Reuters
  • Family of instructor killed at Arizona gun range does not blame girl

    The ex-wife and children of an Arizona gun range instructor shot and killed by a 9-year-old girl using an Uzi submachine gun do not blame the child and plan on reaching out to her family, according to a TV interview broadcast on Friday. Charles Vacca was showing the girl how to fire the Uzi at the…

    Reuters
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    College Student Found Dead At Sorority House

    A Indiana University student from the Chicago area was found dead ata sorority house Thursday night. Kelly Ann Hackendahl, 20, of Libertyville, was beginning her junior year at IU, according to a statement from the university.She was working toward a degree in education and was a member of the Zeta…

    WGN - Chicago
  • ISIL Releases Videos of Another Beheading, Mass Execution of Syrian Soldiers

    According to reports, ISIL released a video of the radical Sunni terrorist group beheading a Kurdish peshmerga fighter as a warning to Kurds in Iraq. From the Times of India: The video, entitled "A Message in Blood", was posted online hours after another video purporting to show the mass execution…

    The Atlantic Wire
  • Missing Montana college student found dead in Idaho mountains

    By Laura Zuckerman SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - A Montana college student whose disappearance prompted a search by hundreds of police and volunteers was found dead from injuries sustained in a car accident in the mountains of central Idaho, authorities said late on Thursday. The body of Lucius Robbi,…

    Reuters
  • Daughter: Joan Rivers is in 'serious condition

    NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Rivers remained in serious condition in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.

    Associated Press
  • Japan hangs gangster and killer arsonist

    Japan executed a mobster and a killer arsonist on Friday, bringing to 11 the total number of death sentences carried out since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took power in 2012. The executions came days before Abe is expected to reshuffle his cabinet amid speculation that he will appoint a new justice…

    AFP
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    Bethany McKee found guilty in Joliet double murder

    A Will County judge has found Bethany McKee guilty in the murders of two men in Joliet.

    WLS – Chicago
  • Scientists solve mystery of moving Death Valley rocks

    By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A solution to the longstanding mystery of why rocks move erratically across an isolated patch of California's Death Valley finally emerged on Thursday, when researchers published a study showing the driving force was sheets of wind-driven ice. Trails from…

    Reuters
  • Besieged UN peacekeepers in Syria ready to use 'deadly force'

    Seventy-five Filipino members of a UN peacekeeping force besieged by Syrian rebels on the Golan Heights are ready to use "deadly force" to defend themselves, their commander in Manila said Friday. Talks were underway to free a separate group of 43 peacekeepers from Fiji who have been taken hostage…

    AFP
  • White House Says Obama 'Stands Squarely Behind' Tan Suit

    White House press secretary Josh Earnest began his daily press briefing with what sounded like a sober announcement. He said he wanted to clear up something from President Obama's much-talked-about news conference on Thursday. Would he be disclosing the White House's "strategy" for combatting the…

    The Atlantic Wire
  • RESPONSIBILITY FOR BIRTH CONTROL FALLS ON BOTH MEN AND WOMEN

    DEAR ABBY: I am sick to death of hearing about people who have too many kids and the hardship it imposes. Common sense for the women is to use birth control, but why don't men step up to the plate and have a vasectomy? I had one years ago and it has worked well for me. I never hear it mentioned on…

    Dear Abby
  • Recline-Gate 2: Another Plane Diverted After Passenger Leans Back

    An American Airlines flight headed from Miami to Paris had to be diverted into Boston airport late on Wednesday night after two passengers began arguing and the argument turned physical. It was at that moment that air marshals, who were on the flight undercover, had to intervene.

    The Atlantic Wire
  • Harry Reid’s Alma Matter Dumps His Name From Building

    Harry Reid’s alma matter is removing his name from a school building after citizens and alumni lobbied the school president and pledged more than $40,000 to the cause. Concerned citizens lobbied Southern Utah University president Scott Wyatt months ago for the change, but he has only now decided to…

    The Daily Caller