• Grown-Up Child Still Wonders What Halted Parents' Divorce

    DEAR ABBY: During my childhood, my parents fought loudly and often. When I was 12, they spoke to my sister and me about getting a divorce. I was heartbroken and fought back. Like any kid in that situation, I was upset and scared. I told them they were being selfish and irresponsible for breaking up…

    Dear Abby
  • Anti-Islam groups rally across Europe; clashes in Amsterdam

    DRESDEN, Germany (AP) — Protesters rallied against Islam and immigration in several European cities Saturday, sometimes clashing with police or counter-demonstrators amid growing tensions over the massive influx of asylum-seekers to the continent.

    Associated Press
  • Could You Stomach the Horrors of 'Halftime' in Ancient Rome?

    All of Rome came to the Games: rich and poor, men and women, children and the noble elite alike. He triumphed in one match that pitted him against a bear, a lion and a leopard, all of which were released to attack him at once.

    LiveScience.com
  • North Korean rocket may have failed: Yonhap

    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's long-range rocket launched on Sunday may have failed, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said. Earlier, South Korean media had reported that the rocket appeared to have successfully separated the first and second stage boosters with the first stage falling into the sea…

    Reuters
  • Pilot's husband doesn't believe she survived collision

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The husband of a pilot who was involved in a midair collision that sent at least one plane plunging into the ocean near the Port of Los Angeles says he believes she did not survive the accident.

    Associated Press
  • Pakistan police arrest six over child wedding

    Police have arrested six people accused of arranging the marriage of a seven-year-old boy and six-year-old girl in eastern Pakistan, officials said Saturday. The fathers of both children, the cleric performing the ceremony, and three witnesses were charged under the Child Marriage Restraint Act on…

    AFP
  • Roger The Kangaroo Is Back And He’s Showing Off His Guns Again

    Roger the buff Kangaroo is back - and it looks like he has been working out. The muscly marsupial bounced to fame last year when he was discovered at a kangaroo sanctuary in Alice Springs, a remote town in Australia’s Northern Territory. Roger, unsurprisingly, was dubbed “Kangaroo Dundee”.

    David Harding
  • Clutter Of Holiday Decorations Crushes Man's Christmas Spirit

    DEAR ABBY: Every December my wife virtually buries our home in Christmas decorations. It's not just the tree and stockings in the living room; she's not happy until there are Christmas towels and Christmas soap in the bathroom and another tree and knicky-knacky stuff downstairs. Not even a doorknob…

    Dear Abby
  • How gun control looks from an Arizona gun show

    On a small outdoor stage, past a National Rifle Association welcome banner and a sign offering passers-by the chance to run a mock mission with former Navy SEALs, stands Bob Templeton, the gray-haired, besuited owner of the Crossroads of the West gun show. On this January day, Mr. Obama's new…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Band's frontman: No Super Bowl halftime show for Metallica

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — While Metallica has steadily attracted more of a mainstream audience throughout its 35-year career, frontman James Hetfield feels they will never play the Super Bowl, and he doesn't seem to mind.

    Associated Press
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    Aos 49 anos, Claudia Raia exibe corpo invejável em desfile de Carnaval (6 photos)

    A atriz Claudia Raia foi a grande homenageada no desfile da escola de samba Nenê de Vila Matilde no Carnaval Paulistano. (Foto: Futura Press)

    Yahoo Entretenimento
  • North Korea Fires Rocket Seen as Covert Missile Test, South Korea Says

    North Korea has defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that critics say is meant to test banned technology for a missile that could strike the U.S. mainland

    ABC News
  • Oregon officer shot dead while serving warrant: police

    A police officer was shot and killed on Friday in a small western Oregon city while trying to arrest a man who was wanted on an outstanding warrant, state police said on Saturday. Sergeant Jason Goodding, 39, was shot after he and a second officer confronted Phillip Ferry, 55, on a street in…

    Reuters
  • Thieving monkey bound and caged in India's Mumbai

    The captured monkey, its arms tied tightly behind its back, sits crouched over in a Mumbai residential colony trying with its teeth to untie the cord bound around its ankles. It was one of three or four monkeys to have been tearing around the community in the western city's Sion area and residents…

    AFP
  • Did Explorers Really Eat A Mammoth In 1951? DNA Study Reveals Surprise

    It went down in the history books as one of the most outrageous feasts of the modern era - but did explorers REALLY eat mammoth in 1951?

    Rob Waugh's Yahoo Blog
  • Austria, Hungary warn over migrant influx

    Austria and Hungary on Saturday warned that if Greece cannot control the flood of refugees arriving from Turkey then the EU should consider reinforcing the borders of their Balkan neighbours. "I say this very clear -- if we do not manage to control the situation... our only option will be to…

    AFP