• Scores of foreign fighters among Kobane dead

    Large numbers of foreign fighters are among the jihadists killed in the battle for the Syrian town of Kobane, a senior US official said Tuesday, saying the concerted campaign was halting the militants' march. The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) announced the "liberation" of Kobane on…

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  • Police: Parents who killed selves, kids feared apocalypse

    SPRINGVILLE, Utah (AP) — A Utah couple and their three children who were found dead in their home last fall overdosed on drugs after the parents told friends they were concerned about a pending apocalypse, authorities said Tuesday.

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  • Kate Hudson reveals derriere at Versace, Portman hits Dior

    PARIS (AP) — At Paris' high-octane couture week, what happens on the catwalk is only half the story.

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  • China officials dine on endangered salamander: reports

    Chinese officials feasted on a critically endangered giant salamander and turned violent when journalists photographed the luxury banquet, according to media reports Tuesday on the event which appeared to flout Beijing's austerity campaign. The 28 diners included senior police officials from the…

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  • Widely Used Drugs Tied to Greater Dementia Risk for Seniors

    People over age 65 who frequently take over-the-counter sleep aids and certain other commonly used drugs may be increasing their risk of dementia, new findings show. In the study, the researchers looked at drugs that have "anticholinergic effects," meaning they block a neurotransmittercalled…

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  • Georgia couple trying to buy car off Craigslist fatally shot: police

    A Georgia couple who disappeared after they set out to buy a car from Craigslist died of gunshot wounds to the head, and a suspect has been charged with murder and armed robbery in connection to their deaths, a sheriff's office said on Tuesday. An autopsy has confirmed that the bodies found in a…

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  • Man Allegedly Crashes Car Into Pregnant Girlfriend

    Justin Lee Colby, 33, was arrested in Florida for attempted homicide after allegedly slamming his vehicle into his pregnant girlfriend.

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  • Viral Video Captures Dog Stumbling Across Ice In Slow Motion

    A video of a dog attempting to run over a patch of ice in slow motion is taking the Internet by storm. The video was shot by TJ Parker of his dog Quinn, a 5-month old Bernese Mountain Dog, at Loon Mountain in New Hampshire....

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  • Iran says it sent warning to Israel via US officials

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Tehran said Tuesday it sent a warning to Israel through the United States over the recent killing of an Iranian general in an alleged Israeli airstrike in Syria, the official IRNA news agency reported.

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  • Exclusive: AirAsia probe vets possible computer glitch, crew response

    By Siva Govindasamy and Tim Hepher SINGAPORE/PARIS (Reuters) - Investigators probing the crash of an AirAsia jetliner are examining maintenance records of a key part of its automated control systems, and how the pilots may have handled the plane if it failed, two people familiar with the matter…

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    70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz (26 photos)

    Auschwitz's last survivors urged the world not to forget the horror of the Holocaust 70 years after the Nazi death camp was liberated in the final throes of World War Two, an anniversary that finds Europe again confronted by intolerance. European Jews warn of a growing under-current of…

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  • Pope opens doors to transsexual dubbed 'devil's daughter'

    Pope Francis has met a Spanish transsexual and his fiancée at the Vatican, opening his doors to a man dubbed "the devil's daughter" by a local priest, media reports said Tuesday. Diego Neria Lejarraga met the pontiff on Saturday after writing to him in December to complain he was being treated as…

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  • Mentally disabled US man to be executed Tuesday

    An intellectually disabled death row inmate in the US state of Georgia is scheduled to die Tuesday, as lawyers and advocates petition for his life to be spared. On Thursday, lawyers for Warren Hill, 54, filed an appeal with the US Supreme court to stop the execution based on his intellectual…

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  • Texas teen charged with drowning two-month-old baby girl

    A 14-year-old Dallas girl was charged with capital murder for drowning a 2-month-old girl on Monday, police said. Investigators initially believed the infant and the teenager were related but later said the suspect is the daughter of a family friend, who had been caring for the baby while the…

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  • This Rare Bird Is Worth More Than Ivory to Poachers

    According to an undercover operation by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), poachers are increasingly targeting a rare bird called the helmeted hornbill. The beaks of these Southeast Asian birds are then carved into jewelry and trinkets and sold in China where they fetch prices five times…

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  • Snow Days and the Workplace: Can Your Employer Require You to Come In?

    But if your employer is requiring to you to get to work and you don't believe you can safely travel, or if authorities are telling people in your community to stay inside and off the roads, you should push back and point out the safety hazards. If you can't safely drive to work, take your…

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    Teacher and students create incredible ‘Uptown Funk’ video

    Meet Scot Pankey, a theater arts teacher who has come up with a novel lesson plan: Learning can be fun. As part of a class assignment, Pankey led his students in a choreographed dance to “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. The dance, which was filmed by students, was completed in a…

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