• Kanye West and Lorde make unlikely couple at Dior

    PARIS (AP) — Kanye West swapped the newly-blond Kim Kardashian for a brunette at Dior Friday, stunning some photographers into thinking momentarily that his wife had dyed her hair back to its natural color.

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  • Albino killers sentenced to death in Tanzania

    A court in Tanzania has sentenced four people to death for the murder of an albino woman who was killed so her hacked-off limbs could be used in magic, officials said Friday. The sentencing comes after Tanzania' President Jakaya Kikwete blasted the wave of killings of albinos, whose body parts are…

    AFP
  • Police: Slain officer a hero in 'fierce' gun battle with 2

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A police officer who went to a video game store to buy a present for his son ended up in a fierce gun battle with two would-be robbers, fighting to the end of his life to protect patrons and employees, a police captain said Friday.

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    `Scary` Photo Causes Major Concerns at Ohio High School

    A photo of a worker dressed in a protective suit inside a classroom at an Ohio high school generated major concerns among parents and students who saw it on Twitter.

    Tribune
  • Top Qaeda leader, commanders reported killed in Syria

    The military chief and several top commanders of the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front have been reported killed in northwestern Syria, where the jihadist militia has made major gains in recent months. The UN Security Council, meanwhile, adopted a US-drafted resolution condemning the use of…

    AFP20 mins ago
  • Boston high school dean ran drug ring, tried to kill teen: prosecutors

    By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts high school dean charged with the attempted execution-style murder of a student he had inducted into an alleged drug ring had once worked with Boston police on efforts to combat drugs and gangs, a police spokesman said on Friday. Prosecutors…

    Reuters
  • Remains of two fetuses found in ceiling of Indiana funeral home

    By Tracy Rucinski GARY, Ind. (Reuters) - Gary, Indiana, authorities on Thursday were investigating the origin of two fetuses that were briefly hidden in the rafters of a funeral home morgue. One of the fetuses bore a tag from Methodist Hospital that identified it as male, the funeral home said. The…

    Reuters
  • Two mummified bodies spotted on Mexico's highest peak

    A team of Mexican climbers searching for a frozen body on the country's highest mountain stumbled on a second mummified cadaver during their expedition on Thursday. The 12 local civil protection mountaineers had embarked on their mission after climbers reported seeing a frozen skull 310 meters…

    AFP
  • Residents: Boko Haram readies for battle in NE Nigeria

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram fighters are massing at their headquarters in the northeast Nigerian town of Gwoza in preparation for a showdown with multinational forces, residents and an intelligence officer said.

    Associated Press
  • Bangladesh seizes 27kg of gold from North Korean diplomat

    Bangladeshi customs authorities seized nearly 27 kilograms of gold, worth about $1.7 million, from a North Korean diplomat on Friday after he tried to smuggle in the bullion using diplomatic immunity. Armed police and customs officials at Dhaka airport challenged Son Young Nam, the first secretary…

    AFP
  • No murder charge for 15-year-old girl in brother's slaying

    GAINSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 15-year-old north Florida girl who authorities say fatally shot her 16-year-old brother after years of abuse at home pleaded no contest on Thursday to felony burglary and will receive probation and counseling.

    Associated Press
  • What 27 Weeks of Unemployment Does to the American Worker

    According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, someone who is currently unemployed would need, on average, just over three months (about 13.1 weeks) to find work again. To be certain, the recovery has provided some significant progress in the realm of overall unemployment—and economists say that much of…

    The Atlantic
  • 2016 Best Graduate Schools Preview: Top 10 Education Schools

    Thinking about applying to graduate school? Whether you're interested in pursuing a graduate degree in education, or attending law school or business school, there are some big decisions to make. To help students find the right school for them, U.S. News & World Report surveys nearly 1,900 graduate…

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Widespread outrage after IS bulldozes ancient Iraq city

    Condemnation poured in Friday of the Islamic State group's bulldozing of the ancient city of Nimrud, the jihadists' latest attack on Iraqi cultural treasures that the UN termed a "war crime". After rampaging through Mosul's museum with sledgehammers and torching its library last month, IS…

    AFP24 mins ago
  • Australia complains over Indonesia's treatment of death row prisoners

    By Lincoln Feast and Eveline Danubrata SYDNEY/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Australia has complained about the treatment of two drug smugglers, who face execution in Indonesia, and wants to lodge a formal protest after a smiling Indonesian police chief was photographed posing with the men, officials said on…

    Reuters
  • Man Accused Of Posing As Amazon Employer To Kidnap Woman Looking For Job

    A California man is behind bars, accused of kidnapping a woman after luring her on the internet with a prospect for a job.

    Tribune35 mins ago
  • Nemtsov girlfriend says threatened: Ukraine

    The Ukrainian girlfriend of murdered Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov, who was by his side when he was shot dead, has complained to police about receiving death threats, Ukrainian prosecutors said on Friday. "Ganna Duritska... filed a statement about the threat to her life from…

    AFP