• Super Bowl Sunday kicks off with scandal and spectacle

    The Super Bowl kicks off Sunday as American football seeks to put a scandal-plagued season behind it, with this year's spectacle featuring a Katy Perry concert, ultra-expensive commercials and a compelling clash between Seattle and New England. The extravaganza is expected to draw a whopping 115…

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  • Japan outraged as video purportedly shows hostage beheaded

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan and other nations condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday the beheading purportedly by the Islamic State group of Kenji Goto, a journalist who sought through his coverage of Syria to convey the plight of refugees, children and other victims of war.

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  • Father of 1st known surviving US quintuplets dies

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Andrew Fischer was a stock clerk earning less than $100 a week in 1963 when a doctor explained why his pregnant wife's belly had grown so large: She was about to give birth to five babies, who would become the first known surviving quintuplets born in the U.S.

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  • Whitney Houston's daughter found unresponsive in tub

    ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive, face down in a bathtub Saturday and taken to a hospital in the north Atlanta suburbs, police said.

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    Discovering the mystery of the H.L. Hunley (14 photos)

    A century and a half after it sank and a decade and a half after it was raised, scientists are finally getting a look at the hull of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, the first sub in history to sink an enemy warship. What they find may finally solve the mystery of why the hand-cranked…

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  • Major Winter Storm to Slam the Midwest Then Move East

    A major winter storm is set to hit parts of the Midwest and Northeast, delivering a significant amount of snow that could affect travel across the country.

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  • AirAsia captain left seat before jet lost control: sources

    By Siva Govindasamy, Kanupriya Kapoor and Tim Hepher SINGAPORE/JAKARTA/PARIS (Reuters) - The captain of the AirAsia jet that crashed into the sea in December was out of his seat conducting an unusual procedure when his co-pilot apparently lost control, and by the time he returned it was too late to…

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  • Montreal blocks 'radical' imam's community center

    Mayor Denis Coderre cited safety considerations as he explained the decision to deny permits for Hamza Chaoui's proposed center. Though he had not yet applied for permits, Chaoui announced on Facebook on January 14 that the Muslim community would benefit from a new religious center where young…

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  • Two US defence contractors shot at in Saudi

    A US defence contractor said Sunday that two of its American employees came under fire in the latest attack against Westerners in Saudi Arabia. It was the second time in recent months that staff of the contractor Vinnell Arabia have been targeted. "We can confirm that two Vinnell Arabia employees…

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  • Serbia grants citizenship to main rival of Palestine leader

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has granted citizenship to a key political rival of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after he pledged millions of dollars in investments from the Emirates, where he has lived in exile, Serbian officials said Sunday.

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  • San Francisco police arrest man over body parts found in suitcase

    A 60-year-old man was arrested early Saturday on murder charges in connection with an incident in which human body parts were found stuffed in a suitcase and left on a San Francisco street, police said. Mark Andrus was booked into county jail and was awaiting a first court appearance, police said.…

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  • Whitney Houston's daughter revived after being rushed to hospital

    Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only daughter of late pop star Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her Georgia home on Saturday, but she was revived after being rushed to a hospital, police said. The incident comes nearly three years after Houston, a superstar…

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  • The Pirate Bay is officially back up

    After a month of teasing its return, The Pirate Bay team on Saturday finally brought back online the immensely popular torrent download service, almost a day before the planned February 1st relaunch, and users can now enjoy a fully functional website. FROM EARLIER: There’s talk of mutiny on The…

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  • Why Even Vaccinated People Can Catch Measles

    A measles outbreak that started last December has infected at least 84 people in 14 states, including at least 5 people who were immunized against the virus.

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    'The Recyclers of Port-au-Prince' – Toxic dump scavengers five years after Haiti earthquake (29 photos)

    In a 200-acre-plus dump 5 kilometers north of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, hundreds of men, women and children scavenge day and night through the burning wasteland. They earn $12 to $15 a day — on a good day — for recycling plastics as well as clothing, household items and aluminum (for…

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  • Shock and sadness as Japanese react to IS video

    TOKYO (AP) — The news of a video purportedly showing the killing of Kenji Goto, a journalist held hostage by Islamic State militants, rushed through Japan early Sunday. Here are some voices and thoughts of ordinary people, Goto's family and officials in a nation that has long held pacific views and…

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  • Extremists attack biggest city in northeast Nigeria

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian troops Sunday repelled Islamic extremists who attacked from four fronts on Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeast Nigeria, with several civilians killed by aerial bombs and grenades and mortar shells on the ground.

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