• NY man says wife shot him to avoid messy divorce

    YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A real estate developer who was shot in the head as he slept at home says his cheating wife did it in an attempt to kill him and avoid a messy divorce.

    Associated Press17 mins ago
  • Body of autistic boy, 4, found in South Carolina pond

    LITTLE RIVER, S.C. (AP) — The body of an autistic, 4-year-old boy who had been missing since Christmas Eve has been found in a pond in South Carolina.

    Associated Press
  • Man Who Threatened to Kill Police Officers Says Dead Cops Should Have Been White

    New details have emerged about one of the threats that was made against New York police officers in the wake of the fatal attack that left two cops dead last week.

    ABC News
  • 'Facilitator' of Taliban school attack killed in Pakistan

    Pakistani security forces have killed a Taliban commander who allegedly facilitated the Peshawar school massacre, which left 150 people dead in the country's worst ever terror attack, officials said Friday.

    AFP
  • 4 dead in fiery Northern California car crash

    FAIR OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Two vehicles collided head on in a fiery crash near Sacramento, California, leaving four people dead and two more seriously injured.

    Associated Press
  • Wisconsin man keeps 40-year-old Christmas tree up until son returns

    By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A Wisconsin man will refuse for about the 40th time to partake in the annual after-holiday chore of putting Christmas ornaments back into storage and dragging the Christmas tree to the curb. Instead Neil Olson will leave his Christmas tree - the same one he says he…

    Reuters
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    Father of boy in Raleigh Amber Alert search charged with murder

    Tristan Blue was reported missing from his home in the 5400 block of Portree Place in Raleigh on Wednesday.

    WTVD – Raleigh/Durham
  • Stranger Gives Defendant $983 in Courtroom so He Doesn't Become Felon

    A Portland man learned he had an angel attorney willing to give $983 to a complete stranger so a court wouldn't declare him to be a felon.

    ABC News
  • Life support ends for dead Irishwoman, live fetus

    DUBLIN (AP) — A clinically dead pregnant Irishwoman was removed from life support Friday after a Dublin court ruled that her 18-week-old fetus also was doomed to die. The case highlighted fear and confusion among doctors over how to observe Ireland's ban on abortion, the strictest such law in…

    Associated Press
  • U.S. man dies at Mexico border after being subdued with stun gun

    (Reuters) - An American man died at a U.S. border crossing with Mexico after he allegedly assaulted officers and was subdued with a stun gun, the Customs and Border Protection agency said. Border officers stopped the man, who was not identified, on Wednesday at the San Ysidro, California, border…

    Reuters
  • Jordan pilot ejected over Syria after 'technical failure'

    Technical failure caused a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State group jihadists in Syria to eject after flying at low altitude, activists and a monitoring group told AFP on Friday. He hit the brick factory and then disappeared from sight", said Obada al-Hussein, an activist from IS-held Raqa…

    AFP
  • US-led coalition hits IS jihadists with 31 air strikes

    The US-led coalition pounded the Islamic State jihadist group with 31 air strikes Friday, including more than a dozen in the flashpoint Syrian town of Kobane, the Pentagon said. The 13 strikes in Kobane, which is known as Ain al-Arab in Arabic, destroyed 19 fighting positions, as well as IS…

    AFP
  • Texas movie set used by John Wayne fading away

    BRACKETTVILLE, Texas (AP) — Time and Mother Nature are threatening to dismantle the Alamo. Not the original, but the replica 18th-century Spanish mission and Old West movie set John Wayne built for his Oscar-nominated 1960 movie and that for decades was a tourist mecca and film production site.

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    Woman Gives Special Gift To Officer Who Saved Her From Overdose Twice

    Nikki Motta, 21, wanted to get in contact with Officer Matthew Siesto at the Suffolk County Police Department, before the holiday. Motta had something she wanted to give him.

    Tribune
  • Egyptian Coptic teen seized in Libya found dead, says hospital

    An Egyptian Coptic Christian teenager abducted in Libya by armed men who killed her parents has been found dead, a hospital source said Friday. Residents found the body of the daughter of the two slain doctors on Thursday evening, said the source at the Ibn Sina hospital in the city of Sirte,…

    AFP
  • 12 Ways to Survive a Forced Early Retirement

    When most workers plan for retirement, they expect to work until their full retirement age, which is 66 or 67 for people born after 1942, or even longer.

    U.S.News & World Report
  • After 6 years, Obama personal chef hangs up apron

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Political advisers, chiefs of staff, press secretaries and national security advisers have come and gone in the nearly six years Barack Obama has been president. Now, Obama's personal chef is waving goodbye.

    Associated Press