• What Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Looks Like, 17 Months Later

    With a slight, scruffy beard and long, tousled hair, accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared in federal court today – the first time he’s been seen in public in a year and a half.The 21-year-old politely answered the judge’s questions in a final status conference, what is expected…

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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.

    Yahoo News
  • 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…

    Reuters
  • IS siege of Mount Sinjar broken: Iraqi Kurd official

    A broad peshmerga operation backed by US-led air strikes broke the Islamic State group's weeks-old siege of Iraq's Mount Sinjar on Thursday, a top Iraqi Kurdistan security official said. "Peshmerga forces have reached Mount Sinjar, the siege on the mountain has been lifted," Masrour Barzani, the…

    AFP
  • 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.

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Hedge fund billionaire's wife will not contest divorce ruling

    LONDON (Reuters) - Jamie Cooper-Hohn, estranged wife of hedge fund billionaire Christopher Hohn, will not contest a divorce settlement announced last month that awarded her less than half the family fortune. Cooper said in a statement on Thursday she had chosen not to appeal the judgment, opting…

    Reuters
  • Constitution Check: Is Obama’s new immigration policy already in legal trouble?

    The National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, Lyle Denniston, explains how a federal judge’s ruling in Pittsburgh about President Obama’s immigration orders could be a sign of things to come.

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  • Dow jumps more than 400 points as US stocks surge

    New York (AFP) - US stocks surged Thursday for the second day in a row following Wednesday's Federal Reserve meeting as investors brushed aside concerns about another drop in oil prices.

    AFP
  • Abu Dhabi's Etihad gets A380, complete with suite

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Abu Dhabi's national carrier, Etihad, showcased on Thursday the arrival of its first Airbus A380, outfitted with "the only three-room suite in the sky."

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  • Three killed, several injured in crash outside California church

    (Reuters) - Three people were killed and at least nine others injured when a driver ploughed into a group of pedestrians leaving a holiday church service in a southern California city of Redondo Beach on Wednesday night, police said. The driver ran into the crowd, who were taking the crosswalk…

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  • Teen admits killing 2 at Oregon hunting cabin

    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A 15-year-old who shot and killed his foster father and another man at a remote Oregon cabin in 2012 never meant to kill anyone and never should have been around loaded guns due to his lack of maturity after years of abuse and other problems, a defense lawyer says.

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    Sharpton announces working group to deal with Hollywood's racial bias

    Rev. Al Sharpton announces the creation of a working group to address racial bias in Hollywood. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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  • Cameroon army kills 116 Boko Haram militants, defence ministry says

    YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Cameroon's army killed 116 Boko Haram militants on Wednesday when they attacked a base in the Far North region of the country, said defence ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Didier Badjeck. Militants ambushed a column of army vehicles using an improvised explosive device and…

    Reuters
  • This Map Determines Who Wins and Loses From the Drought

    Wally Roney is a fifth-generation cattle rancher whose family has been raising livestock in Northern California’s high desert for more than 150 years.

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  • Heavy snow kills 5, disrupts travel in Japan

    At least five people have died in heavy snow that has blanketed swathes of Japan, reports said on Thursday, with more than two metres (6ft 7ins) lying in some places and more forecast. Two elderly women were killed on the northernmost island of Hokkaido, Kyodo News reported, with one hit by a…

    AFP
  • Pot Smokers Show Less Inflammation

    People who smoke marijuana may have lower levels of inflammation compared with people who have never smoked it, according to new research on one marker of inflammation. In the study, researchers examined data from more than 9,000 people on their history of marijuana use and their levels of…

    LiveScience.com
  • Obama says no new sanctions for Russia over Ukraine

    US President Barack Obama said Thursday he was not about to impose new sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis, but nevertheless signed a law giving him the authority to do so.

    AFP