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  • Britain summons Russian ambassador after bombers intercepted

    Britain said it had summoned the Russian ambassador to London on Thursday after Russian bombers were found flying close to British airspace, saying the incident had disrupted civil aviation. The move comes after a string of similar incidents and amid tense relations with Moscow over the conflict in…

    AFP
  • Belarusian leader issues tough warning to Moscow

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — New cracks emerged Thursday in a Russia-led economic alliance, with the president of Belarus warning that his nation may opt out of it.

    Associated Press
  • 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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  • Police find human remains in suitcase on San Francisco sidewalk

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco police on Wednesday discovered human body parts stuffed inside a suitcase that had been ditched on the sidewalk of a downtown street, officials said. Police closed off blocks around the package around 4:15 p.m. and found more remains after searching the area,…

    Reuters
  • African Golden Cat Attacks Monkeys in Rare Camera Trap Footage

    African golden cats are hardly ever photographed in the wild. But recently, scientists captured a much more dynamic scene: a golden cat crashing a party of red colobus monkeys in Uganda. The video, released yesterday (Jan. 27), may be the first footage of a golden cat hunting in the daylight,…

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  • United flight from Los Angeles to DC makes emergency landing

    ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — A United Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., made a quick emergency landing at another Southern California airport Thursday morning after passengers reported a burning smell on board.

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    Deadly gas explosion at Mexico City hospital (20 photos)

    A powerful gas tank truck explosion shattered a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City on Thursday, killing at least three adults and one baby and injuring dozens. Claudia Dominguez, spokeswoman for the city's civil defense agency, confirmed the deaths and said she expected an updated…

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  • Expletives and in-your-face tennis at the Australian Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray's four-set win over Tomas Berdych at the Australian Open on Thursday will be remembered more for the tension between the players than the shot-making on the court.

    Associated Press
  • ISIS Hostage Says He'll Be Killed Within 24 Hours

    In a chilling new video from the terror group ISIS, the Japanese journalist held hostage allegedly says that he and another captive have been given 24 hours or less to live unless a convicted terrorist is freed from prison. "It is me for her," he says, referring to Sajida al-Rishawi, a female…

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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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  • Prominent U.S. judge quits Justice Dept evidence commission in protest

    By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A prominent Manhattan federal judge who has frequently butted heads with U.S. authorities over their handling of financial cases has resigned in protest from a commission that advises the Justice Department on how to use forensic evidence at trial. In his…

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    Japanese journalist, Kenji Goto, held hostage by Islamic State militants (18 photos)

    Jordan said on Thursday it was still holding an Iraqi would-be suicide bomber as a deadline passed for her release set by Islamic State militants who threatened to kill a Jordanian pilot unless she was handed over by sunset. An audio message purportedly from a Japanese journalist also captured by…

    Yahoo News
  • Syria Kurds kill 22 jihadists around Kobane: monitor

    Kurdish fighters killed 22 jihadists around Kobane Thursday, days after recapturing the Syrian town, but the Islamic State group still controls hundreds of villages in the area, a monitor said. "Nineteen IS members were killed in fighting against the (Kurdish) People's Protection Units (YPG) in the…

    AFP
  • 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.

    Associated Press
  • 14-year-old Montana boy charged with attacking teacher

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A 14-year-old Great Falls boy believed to have attacked a teacher at North Middle School faces a Youth Court charge of attempted kidnapping.

    Associated Press
  • US warns Russia, welcomes new EU sanctions

    The United States warned Russia on Thursday that it is mulling fresh sanctions over the fighting in Ukraine and welcomed an EU move to broaden existing measures imposed on Moscow. She had no prediction about when the next round of US sanctions would come into force, or who would be targeted.…

    AFP
  • Israel, Hezbollah signal their flare-up is over

    By Dan Williams and Laila Bassam JERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israel and Hezbollah signaled on Thursday their rare flare-up in fighting across the Israel-Lebanon border was over, after the Lebanese guerrillas killed two Israeli troops in retaliation for a deadly air strike in Syria last week.…

    Reuters