• 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.

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  • Family of Toddler Injured by SWAT 'Grenade' Faces $1M in Medical Bills

    Alecia and Bounkham Phonesavanh never imagined their family would be at the center of a controversy over the militarization of police. But that’s exactly where they found themselves when their toddler was seriously injured by a SWAT team, also leaving them with a $1 million medical bill they have…

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  • Pakistan: 77 militants killed after school massacre

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani warplanes and ground forces killed at least 77 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people — most of them children — in a school massacre.

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  • 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…

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  • Vietnam 'Rat King' helps rice farmers fight costly vermin

    Grinning widely, Tran Quang Thieu brandishes the day's haul: 10 kilos of rats caught in rice paddies near Hanoi. A menace to Vietnam's rice crop, the vermin are regularly trapped -- and sometimes eaten. "It's hard to trap them, they're clever, they move fast and in Vietnam there are 43 different…

    AFP
  • Chrysler to recall about 257K Ram pickup trucks

    DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler is recalling nearly 257,000 older Ram pickup trucks because the rear axle can seize or the drive shaft can fall off.

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    Caught on Video: Alleged Panhandler Takes on Hawthorne Police Officers in Violent Confrontation

    In a confrontation captured on a provoking bystander`s video, an alleged panhandler is shown engaging in a fistfight with two Hawthorne police officers, knocking one of them to the ground. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014.

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  • Skeleton from Greek mystery tomb to be identified next month

    Details on the identity of a mystery skeleton found in a massive tomb dating from the era of Alexander the Great in Greece are to be revealed next month, the culture ministry said Friday. The discovery in November of the skeleton inside the huge fourth century BC structure -- the largest tomb ever…

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  • Why Mitt Romney may have the right response for Sony's 'The Interview'

    What should Sony Pictures Entertainment, reeling from an ongoing data hack, do after it recalls "The Interview" after mounting pressure from the hackers themselves?

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  • Colombia village's 'curse' could hold Alzheimer's cure

    Yarumal, a Colombian village perched in the Andes Mountains, has a high incidence of a genetic mutation that predisposes its population to Alzheimer's -- a bleak heritage that scientists now hope could help lead to a treatment to prevent the disease. Jairo is just 49 but his brain has already been…

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  • Colorado boy, 14, sentenced to 10 years for dad’s murder

    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A 14-year-old Colorado boy who admitted shooting his father dead and concealing the death by calling the man’s work for five days to say his dad was ill was sentenced on Thursday to 10 years in prison, prosecutors said. Kai Kelly, who was 13 at the time of the…

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  • EPA expected to treat coal ash waste like garbage

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmentalists and industry experts widely expect the first federal standards for the waste generated from coal burned for electricity to treat the ash like household garbage, rather than a hazardous material.

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  • Kenya's Kenyatta signs security law despite protests

    NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Friday he had signed into law anti-terrorism measures approved by parliament despite vocal protests by some opposition lawmakers who cited a threat to civil liberties and free speech. Kenyatta has faced mounting pressure to boost security…

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  • 8 children killed in home in northern Australia

    SYDNEY (AP) — Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said.

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    Some Parents Call School Assaignment on Slavery `Innaproporiate` and Demeaning`

    Parents of some students in an eighth grade English class at Hawthorne Middle School were outraged Thursday over a homework assignment requiring students to keep a first-hand diary of life as a slave for five days, describing the so-called slave journal "appropriate and demeaning."But in a…

    KTLA - Los Angeles
  • Sony attacks launched inside North Korea, routed via Taiwan: Report

    US officials have reportedly said that the Sony hack attack was launched from inside North Korea via servers in Taiwan.

    ZDNet
  • 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.

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