• Ventura won't see 'American Sniper'; says Kyle is no hero

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — "American Sniper" is tops at the box office but don't expect to see former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura lining up at a theater for it.

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  • TV star's plastic surgery disaster tests Brazil

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Andressa Urach went from being a single teenage mom nicknamed "Beanpole" to a reality TV bombshell in Brazil thanks to silicone implants, anabolic steroids, a nose job, and gel and botox injections, a fact she wasn't ashamed to share with fans.

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  • French co-pilot flying AirAsia jet before crash-investigators

    By Kanupriya Kapoor and Fergus Jensen JAKARTA (Reuters) - The French first officer of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed into the sea last month was at the controls just prior to the accident, Indonesia's lead investigator said on Thursday. Data from the black box flight data recorder has…

    Reuters
  • Hezbollah will pay 'full price' for deadly attack: Israel

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Lebanon's Hezbollah it will pay the "full price" after missiles killed two Israeli soldiers in an attack that raised fears of another all-out war. A Spanish UN peacekeeper was killed as Israel and Hezbollah exchanged artillery fire -- the most serious…

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  • If This Case Heads to the Supreme Court, Unions Could Be Over

    For years, Rebecca Friedrichs, a veteran teacher in Buena Park, California, a suburb of Los Angeles, had monthly union dues docked from her paycheck, even though she didn’t like the union’s positions on school choice and other education reforms. More is at stake than just the $600 to $1,000…

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  • Treasure hunter who found a fortune in gold is captured

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A treasure hunter accused of cheating his investors out of their share of one of the richest hauls in U.S. history — $50 million in gold bars and coins from a 19th-century shipwreck — was captured at an upscale Florida hotel after more than two years on the lam.

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  • North Korea 'demanded $10 billion in cash and food' for summit with South

    By Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea demanded $10 billion in cash and half a million tons of food in 2009 as a precondition of holding a summit with the South, former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak said, adding that he refused to pay anything for holding talks. A predecessor, Kim…

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    Street dogs of Athens (27 photos)

    Stray dogs are a common sight in Athens with many living in small packs in the city's various squares or near tourist spots such as the Acropolis. Most are monitored and tagged by the local authorities receiving vaccinations and veterinary attention when needed. The streets - which the dogs have…

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  • Mom wants independent autopsy after police killed daughter

    DENVER (AP) — The mother of a 17-year-old girl who was shot and killed by Denver police said Wednesday that she wants a second, independent autopsy because she doesn't trust the official investigation into the death of her daughter.

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  • Autopsy on Russian ex-spy 'one of most dangerous ever'

    The autopsy on the body of poisoned Russian former spy Alexander Litvinenko was described as one of the most dangerous ever on day two of an inquiry into his death Wednesday. Litvinenko died in a London hospital on November 23, 2006, three weeks after drinking tea infused with deadly polonium-210…

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  • Tape: Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A disgruntled, former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist promised to build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years and design a bomb targeted for New York City in exchange for "money and power," according to secret FBI recordings released Wednesday.

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  • Naomi Campbell displays superb stems in Paris Gaultier show

    Veteran supermodel Naomi Campbell made a toned and confident turn on the catwalk Wednesday as a walking bouquet for a bride in a wedding-themed Paris haute couture show by Jean Paul Gaultier. "Gaultier Paris" read the gift label on her chest next to white flowers, as Campbell -- with a big purple…

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    Lebanese Hezbollah hits Israeli convoy (29 photos)

    The threat of a full-blown conflict between Israel and Hezbollah increased on Wednesday after the Lebanese militant group fired a missile at an Israeli army vehicle along the frontier and wounded seven soldiers, the biggest escalation since a 2006 war. The attack, which Hezbollah said was carried…

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  • Mom admits helping her kids hide evidence of double slaying

    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A woman admitted on Wednesday that she helped two of her children conceal evidence of a gang-related double slaying that occurred at her home, where the bodies were buried in a yard.

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  • Magnitude 5.7 quake hits off northern California coast

    A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck just offshore of northern California on Wednesday, rattling a wide coastal area below the Oregon border, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, but local officials said no major damage or injuries were reported. The tremor, initially reported as a weaker magnitude…

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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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  • Irving scores 55 as Cavs win 8th in a row minus LeBron

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving put on a spectacular show and LeBron James watched it from a front-row seat.

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