• North Korea fires missiles in anger at South-US military drills

    North Korea fired two missiles into the sea on Monday and vowed "merciless" retaliation as the US and South Korea kicked off joint military drills denounced by Pyongyang as recklessly confrontational. The annual exercises always trigger a surge in military tensions and warlike rhetoric on the…

    AFP
  • Video Exonerates Man Set Up By Louisiana Cops And Prosecutors

    If not for cell phone video, 47-year-old disabled veteran Douglas Dendinger could be going to prison — because of an apparent coordinated effort by Washington Parish, La. cops and prosecutors who falsely accused him of battery and witness intimidation. As New Orleans’ WWL reports, Dendinger’s…

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  • Pickup truck goes into frozen river; dead dog found inside

    TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A pickup truck drove onto a frozen river, spun around repeatedly and then plunged through the ice early Sunday, and police rescue teams found a dead dog but no people inside.

    Associated Press
  • Ronda Rousey needs 14 seconds to stop Cat Zingano at UFC 184

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ronda Rousey has stopped every opponent she has faced in her meteoric mixed martial arts career, so a first-round victory is no shock for the UFC's bantamweight champion.

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    Photos of the day - March 1, 2015 (23 photos)

    The crowd watches as stunt pilots Melissa Pemberton, Jurgis Kairys and Skip Stewart of The Immortals fly past pyrotechnics as they perform at The Australian International Airshow, a disaster management officer evacuates local residents as firefighters battle to extinguish a huge fire on a plastic…

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  • 3rd child dies after carbon monoxide leak in Ohio home

    TROY, Ohio (AP) — The third of four children exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide from a furnace in a home has died.

    Associated Press
  • Suspect surrenders in fatal Los Angeles street race crash

    (Reuters) - A driver has surrendered to police and faces murder charges after fleeing the scene of an illegal street race near Los Angeles, where two died after he lost control of his sports car and plowed into a crowd, police said on Sunday. Henry Gevorgyan, 21, turned himself in late on Saturday…

    Reuters
  • Newspaper: Nurse who survived Ebola says hospital failed her

    DALLAS (AP) — A 26-year-old nurse said in a newspaper interview that a hospital where she had worked in Dallas and its parent company failed her when she contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the deadly disease.

    Associated Press
  • Did a Famous Graffiti Artist Vandalize This Beloved American National Park?

    His works have appeared in museums across the world, but where Paris-based street artist André Saraiva may have displayed his latest handiwork has provoked the ire of many people. Saraiva, better known as André, this week posted an image of a defaced boulder that appears to be inside the Joshua…

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  • Crowd kills girl suspected to be suicide bomber in Nigeria

    BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — A crowd beat to death a teenage girl accused of planning to be a suicide bomber and then set her body ablaze Sunday, according to police and witnesses at a northeastern Nigerian market.

    Associated Press
  • Coroner: Man in wife's Christmas Eve ax slaying killed self

    LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man accused of killing his wife with an ax on Christmas Eve was pronounced dead after a suicide attempt left him brain-dead, authorities said.

    Associated Press
  • 'Jihadi John' relatives under watch in Kuwait

    Kuwaiti authorities are closely monitoring several relatives of "Jihadi John" who live and work in the Gulf emirate where the Islamic State executioner was born, press reports said on Sunday. A number of relatives of Mohammed Emwazi, named as the militant who has beheaded at least five Western…

    AFP
  • The Uneasy Truth in the 'SNL' 'Say What You Want to Say' Women-in-the-Office Parody

    To be quiet." A determined-looking Dakota Johnson sits on a park bench as the solemn music takes a triumphant turn and inspirational text appears on the screen: "But we must be brave. The scenarios presented in the SNL montage are at times laughably mundane—a woman yelling at a total stranger to…

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  • Australia says hunt for missing MH370 jet may be called off soon

    By Matt Siegel CANBERRA (Reuters) - The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 cannot go on forever, Australia's deputy prime minister said, and discussions are already under way between Australia, China and Malaysia as to whether to call off the hunt within weeks. No trace has been…

    Reuters
  • Police: Woman run over by man's truck dies

    An argument outside a Philadelphia bar between a man and a woman has ended with one person dead.

    WPVI – Philadelphia
  • Anti-Israel divestment push gains traction at US colleges

    NEW YORK (AP) — The ritual has become increasingly commonplace on many American college campuses: A student government body takes up Israeli policy toward the Palestinians and decides whether to demand their school divest from companies that work with the Jewish state.

    Associated Press
  • White Privilege Is Real, and Now There’s Research to Prove it

    Thursday marked the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s untimely death at the hands of self-appointed neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman. The incident continues to stoke the debate around race relations in America, reopening wounds and splitting the nation along color lines. “When Trayvon…

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