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  • South Africa: Parents find daughter 17 years after kidnap

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A newborn was kidnapped from a Cape Town hospital in 1997 but her parents never gave up hope and now, 17 years later, they have found her.

    Associated Press
  • Gaza floods: dispelling the myth about Israeli 'dams'

    Once again this winter, following days of very heavy rainfall across the region, the banks of a riverbed running through central Gaza were breached, flooding dozens of Palestinian homes. For the residents, there was no doubt: Israel was responsible after deliberately opening "a dam" to flood the…

    AFP
  • Highway Patrol Error Results In Hellish Roadside Experience For Classic Car Owner

    Now, the couple, Robin and Beverly Bruins, have filed suit against the troopers and the Nevada Highway Patrol. “No, you can’t have anything you brought with you,” Robin says he was told.

    The Daily Caller
  • Should President Obama, or any President, be allowed to serve a third term?

    With the anniversary of the 22nd Amendment on Friday, Constitution Daily looks at two hot-button topics: Should a President be allowed to serve a third term? And should members of Congress and the Supreme Court have term limits like the President?

    National Constitution Center
  • Eight people found dead in murder-suicide in rural Missouri

    Eight people were found dead overnight in an apparent mass murder and suicide and one person was shot and wounded in a sparsely populated area of rural southern Missouri, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said on Friday. One elderly woman was found dead of what appeared to be natural causes as…

    Reuters21 mins ago
  • Attackers in Bangladesh hack to death American blogger

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's capital with his wife, police said Friday.

    Associated Press
  • Runaway Rail Car Rolls 10 Miles Through Pennsylvania

    A railroad worker in Pennsylvania says a train was switching cars when one, filled with lumber, rolled away, picking up speed and traveling for miles down the track. Officials say an employee`s heroic efforts helped stop it.

    Tribune
  • How to Weigh Yourself the Right Way

    You should "absolutely" weigh yourself at home, says Lawrence Cheskin, a physician and director of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center. "As a dietitian at the clinic, I weigh people before every appointment -- and you should see what people drop with their clothes to get a better weight." Of…

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Mexico captures most wanted drug kingpin, 'La Tuta'

    By Anahi Rama MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico has captured the most wanted drug lord in the country, Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, police said on Friday, delivering a boost to a government battered by gang violence. The 49-year-old former teacher was the prime target of President Enrique Pena Nieto's…

    Reuters
  • Prince William strikes a friendly contrast to Japan's prince

    TOKYO (AP) — Britain's Prince William, on his second day of his four-day trip to Japan, is having tea Friday with Crown Prince Naruhito. Both princes may be equally charming, but it is no contest which one is seen as more approachable.

    Associated Press
  • US-led strikes on IS after group seizes 220 Christians

    The US-led coalition has carried out air strikes against the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria, where the jihadists have launched a new offensive and kidnapped 220 Assyrian Christians. The raids on Thursday struck areas around the town of Tal Tamr in Hasakeh province, the Syrian Observatory…

    AFP
  • California couple, married 67 years, die holding hands

    (Reuters) - A California couple, married 67 years, died hours apart while holding hands this month, their daughter said on Thursday. Floyd Hartwig, 90, and wife Violet, 89, died on Feb. 11 in their home in Easton, California, outside Fresno, their family said. The couple had known each other since…

    Reuters
  • Man guilty of setting up wife's death while on walk with son

    MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New York City man was convicted Thursday of setting up the fatal shooting of his wife while the couple was on a walk with one of their young sons in New Jersey.

    Associated Press
  • "The unemployment rate is a sham" - Perry

    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has told the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland, that the U.S. unemployment rate is a "sham", and that the Republican party must rally to help the middle class. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

    Reuters Videos
  • British media unmask killer 'Jihadi John' with first schoolboy photograph

    The "Jihadi John" killer who fronted Islamic State beheading videos was unmasked publicly for the first time on Friday by British media which published a photograph showing Mohammed Emwazi as a smiling schoolboy. The black-clad militant brandishing a knife and speaking with an English accent was…

    Reuters
  • Avoid These Common Mistakes New Retirees Make

    Whatever the particular oversight, being blindsided by the unexpected threatens to put a damper on an otherwise smooth transition into retirement. Here are a few potential stumbling blocks to be aware of as you begin your retirement journey. Your retirement activities are likely to evolve over…

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Mexico captures Knights Templar drug cartel leader

    Mexican police captured Knights Templar drug cartel leader Servando Gomez on Friday, whose gang tormented western Michoacan state, smuggled drugs to the United States and illegally shipped iron ore to China. One of Mexico's most wanted fugitives, the man nicknamed "La Tuta" was detained without a…

    AFP42 mins ago
  • Johansson: Nothing 'creepy or inappropriate' about Travolta

    Scarlett Johansson defended John Travolta on Thursday, calling the actor "a class act" and denouncing the image of the two on the Academy Awards red carpet as "an unfortunate still-frame" that doesn't reflect a "totally sweet and totally welcome" encounter.

    Associated Press