• Sirens ring out as air strikes hit IS Syria stronghold

    In the Islamic State group's Syrian stronghold of Raqa, sirens ring out whenever a warplane approaches as jihadists flee their posts and vehicles to hide, activists say. A US-led coalition and Russia have stepped up air strikes on the jihadists' de facto Syrian capital since IS claimed to have…

  • Massachusetts police officer indicted for shooting hoax found dead: report

    The former officer, Bryan Johnson, 25, was pronounced dead in his home in Millis, a Boston suburb, CBS said, citing a statement from the Norfolk District Attorney's Office. Johnson, a part-time officer, was alleged to have called a dispatcher in September and saying a gunman had shot at his police…

  • US knew flight path of plane downed by Turkey: Putin

    President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia had given prior information to the United States of the flight path of the plane downed by Turkey on the Syrian border. "The American side, which leads the coalition that Turkey belongs to, knew about the location and time of our planes'…

  • Miss Canada lashes out at Beijing after contest snub

    A Canadian beauty queen lashed out at Beijing on Friday, saying she was barred from boarding a flight from Hong Kong to China to compete in a pageant because of her human rights activism. Chinese-born Anastasia Lin, a 25-year-old actress crowned Miss World Canada in May, said that China was…

  • Easing of China one-child policy too late for those who lost only child

    By Kim Kyung-Hoon BEIJING (Reuters) - Cui Wenlan was devastated when she heard the news last month that China was scrapping its one-child policy. Cui's story underscores the punitive nature of China's family planning policy, beyond the more well-known stories of forced abortions and sterilisations,…

  • Arkansas a refuge from rising seas in Marshall Islands

    MAJURO ATOLL, Marshall Islands (AP) — Valentino Keimbar hides from the intense heat in the shade of a breadfruit tree, waiting for his basketball game to begin. It was supposed to start a couple of hours ago, maybe three, but time matters little here on the Marshall Islands.

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    The 89th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (51 photos)

    Marching bands, floats and the big balloons soared along with the crowd’s spirits on an unseasonably warm day as the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade made its way through the streets of New York City. The 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade featured 17 giant character balloons; 24…

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    Mystery Behind Coats Left Tied to Lamp Posts Solved

    A photo of the coats was shared by the Facebook page Halifolks, and Smith-Atkins said that post reached more than one million people. There's been plenty of praise for Smith-Atkins, who said she's got mixed emotions about the attention the gesture has received.

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  • The Democrats’ Problem with ‘Radical Islam’

    It’s time to call a spade a spade, and move on to real solutions of dealing with the Islamic State menace.

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  • Russia has right to military response after jet downing: Naryshkin

    By Radu-Sorin Marinas BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Russia has the right to make a military response after the downing of a Russian warplane earlier this week by NATO member Turkey, lower house speaker Sergei Naryshkin said on Friday. Speaking in an interview with Romanian television station Digi24,…

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    Photos of the day - November 26, 2015 (23 photos)

    A Filipino carries a metal roof following a fire in Mandaluyong City, east of Manila, Philippines, people sit next to a pool where the Tower of Madrid skyscraper is reflected at sunset in Madrid and the Angry Bird balloon float awaits to make its debut in the 89th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade are…

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  • Amazon’s top Black Friday deals of the day: Huge HDTVs, drones, streaming sticks and more

    Anyone who has been following our Black Friday 2015 coverage knows that Amazon has been offering killer deals all week long in an effort to reel shoppers in early ahead of Black Friday. The company’s week-long sale wasn’t a gimmick, either — it offered killer deals on thousands of different…

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  • Favre throws kind words at Packers successor, Rodgers

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Brett Favre threw some kind words at the man who replaced him at quarterback for the Green Bay Packers.

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  • Mom And Sister Join Forces To Dictate Wedding Party

    DEAR ABBY: My mother and older sister are trying to spoil my happiness about my upcoming wedding. I have known my ex-stepmother, "Gina," for 20 years and have been best friends with her for the last 15. We remained close even after she divorced my biological father, who is not in the picture.I had…

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  • Student in Ohio State lake jump probably died of broken neck

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A student who jumped into a lake at Ohio State University as part of an annual event probably died from a broken neck, the county coroner said Thursday.

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  • Musk's Tesla faces German battle over battery-powered homes

    By Vera Eckert and Christoph Steitz FRANKFURT (Reuters) - If Elon Musk's vision of millions of households producing all their own power becomes a reality, it will probably happen first in Germany. The South African-born entrepreneur's company Tesla, best known for its electric cars, sparked global…

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  • Polish call to scrap NATO-Russia deal 'extraordinarily dangerous': Moscow

    Russia's foreign ministry on Thursday slammed as "extraordinarily dangerous" Poland's call to annul a NATO act that prevents it from having permanent military bases on its soil. "We consider these statements to be extraordinarily dangerous and exceptionally provocative," Russian foreign ministry…

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    Homeless veteran, beaten by teens on camera in Olney, dies

    Surveillance video shows 51-year-old Robert Barnes being pummeled by teens with a hammer, a piece of wood and punches, after police say a 10-year-old boy told his mother he got into an argument with Barnes.

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