• NY man says wife shot him to avoid messy divorce

    YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A real estate developer who was shot in the head as he slept at home says his cheating wife did it in an attempt to kill him and avoid a messy divorce.

    Associated Press
  • Hippo jumps from moving truck in Taiwan, startling locals

    A hippo that panicked while being transported by truck in Taiwan jumped from the vehicle, breaking a leg and causing confused residents to report spotting a dinosaur on the loose. Television footage showed the enormous animal lying on the road with a white fluid oozing from its eyes after it jumped…

    AFP
  • N. Korea calls Obama 'monkey' in hacking row

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea called President Barack Obama "a monkey" and blamed the U.S. on Saturday for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the comedy "The Interview."

    Associated Press
  • Bodies of woman, 3 grandsons found in burned home

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Three boys who spent the night with their grandmother so she wouldn't be alone on Christmas died with her Friday morning as a fire engulfed her home, authorities said.

    Associated Press
  • A Thousand Bison Sentenced to Die This Winter

    With frigid temperatures and a shrinking food supply, winter can be tough on Yellowstone National Park’s wildlife. And for the area’s 4,900 bison, it’s not just nature’s elements they’re fighting against.

    Takepart.com
  • US 'disturbed' at Azerbaijan raiding Radio Liberty

    Azerbaijan has raided and closed the local offices of a US-funded radio station in a move that has left Washington "deeply disturbed" and raised concerns about the treatment of non-state media in the tightly-controlled Caucasus nation. The offices of Radio Azadliq in the capital Baku were sealed on…

    AFP58 mins ago
  • Crime and lawsuits cloud new 'American Sniper' movie

    By Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - The real-life story behind Hollywood's "American Sniper," rolled out this holiday season, has been a dark tale of lawsuits and a pending murder trial for the man accused of gunning down the movie's hero. Iraq War veteran Eddie Ray Routh is to stand trial in…

    Reuters
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    Wake for New York Police Department officer Rafael Ramos

    The casket of Rafael Ramos arrives at Christ Tabernacle Church carried by a New York Police Department honor guard in the Queens borough of New York December 26, 2014. Hundreds of mourners were due to gather at a New York City church on Friday to pay their respects for Ramos, one of two NYPD…

    Yahoo News
  • 4 dead in fiery Northern California car crash

    FAIR OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Two vehicles collided head-on in a fiery crash near Sacramento, California, leaving four people dead and two more seriously injured.

    Associated Press
  • Russia imposes rationing in token gesture

    Just when Russians thought it could not get any worse with the ruble tumbling as fast as the oil prices on which their economy depends, the people of St Petersburg are waking up to rationing.

    AFP
  • Man Who Threatened to Kill Police Officers Says Dead Cops Should Have Been White

    New details have emerged about one of the threats that was made against New York police officers in the wake of the fatal shooting that left two cops dead in New York last weekend.Elvin Payamps, 38, was arrested Wednesday after someone overheard him making threats on a cell phone, saying that he…

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  • Doubts as giant China project's water reaches capital

    A towering dam in central China holds back a vast expanse of water destined to travel over 1,000 kilometres north to Beijing, but critics say it will only temporarily quench the city's thirst. China's capital on Saturday received its first flows from the South-North Water Diversion Project, one of…

    AFP
  • Facebook apologizes for 'Year in Review,' Twitter sees 'war on Christmas'

    Does it ever feel like Facebook is doing its desperate best to keep you engaged? Urging you to connect with new “friends,” play online games, watch puppy videos, follow “trends” (like actor Patrick Stewart reacting to a singing Christmas hat).

    Christian Science Monitor
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    Thyroid cancer on the rise among children

    Thyroid cancer is being diagnosed more often in younger patients, and new findings show it crosses all genders and races.

    KABC – Los Angeles
  • Oil declines amid stronger dollar, crude oversupply in U.S.

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices fell Friday, tumbling as the dollar strengthened and as a supply glut in top consumer, the United States, trumped worries about falling production from Libya.

    Reuters
  • Pilot recalls last flight to Cyprus airport

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Capt. Adamos Marneros gazed with foreboding at the dots on the radar screen of his passenger jet as it prepared for landing on Cyprus.

    Associated Press55 mins ago
  • Pakistan court issues arrest warrant for hardline cleric

    A Pakistani court has issued an arrest warrant for a hardline Islamic cleric who suggested the massacre of school children in country's worst ever terror attack was understandable, after he allegedly threatened people criticising him. Maulana Abdul Aziz, the pro-Taliban cleric and head of the Red…

    AFP