• A Hillary Clinton Email the State Department Couldn't Find

    Hillary Clinton supporters have defended her use of a private email account to conduct official State Department business by arguing that she emailed colleagues at their government addresses, ensuring that a copy of the correspondence would be retained on government servers and available to…

    The Atlantic
  • Two mummified bodies spotted on Mexico's highest peak

    A team of Mexican climbers searching for a frozen body on the country's highest mountain stumbled on a second mummified cadaver during their expedition on Thursday. The 12 local civil protection mountaineers had embarked on their mission after climbers reported seeing a frozen skull 310 meters…

    AFP
  • Thousands stranded on Kentucky highways for nearly 24 hours

    Larry Weas spent a cold night hunkered down in his car after getting caught in a logjam along Interstate 65 in Kentucky. To conserve fuel during his 11-hour ordeal, he kept his car turned off for long stretches and scooped snow into a bucket to have something to drink. A stranded couple gave him a…

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  • Nemtsov girlfriend says threatened: Ukraine

    The Ukrainian girlfriend of murdered Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov, who was by his side when he was shot dead, has complained to police about receiving death threats, Ukrainian prosecutors said on Friday. "Ganna Duritska... filed a statement about the threat to her life from…

    AFP
  • Remains of two fetuses found in ceiling of Indiana funeral home

    By Tracy Rucinski GARY, Ind. (Reuters) - Gary, Indiana, authorities on Thursday were investigating the origin of two fetuses that were briefly hidden in the rafters of a funeral home morgue. One of the fetuses bore a tag from Methodist Hospital that identified it as male, the funeral home said. The…

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  • No murder charge for 15-year-old girl in brother's slaying

    GAINSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 15-year-old north Florida girl who authorities say fatally shot her 16-year-old brother after years of abuse at home pleaded no contest on Thursday to felony burglary and will receive probation and counseling.

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  • Dog stable after being shot, tied to Florida train tracks

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A dog that was tied to railroad tracks and shot was expected to survive Thursday after being found by police.

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  • Australia complains over Indonesia's treatment of death row prisoners

    By Lincoln Feast and Eveline Danubrata SYDNEY/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Australia has complained about the treatment of two drug smugglers, who face execution in Indonesia, and wants to lodge a formal protest after a smiling Indonesian police chief was photographed posing with the men, officials said on…

    Reuters
  • Patriotism, adventure lure Russian volunteers to Ukraine conflict

    Filled with patriotic bravado and a thirst for adventure, Yevgeny Pavlenko and his friend Yevgeny Markin volunteered with dozens others to leave their home in Russia to go and fight in eastern Ukraine. Markin, 25, accompanied Pavlenko's remains back to the city of Saint-Petersburg for burial after…

    AFP
  • Florida man drove dead body to attorney's office: police

    By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida detectives are investigating the case of a man who drove to his lawyer's office with a dead body in the bed of his pickup truck, authorities said on Thursday. John Marshall, 52, said he shot his neighbor in self-defense during a scuffle involving…

    Reuters
  • When in Paris: Kim Kardashian and Jared Leto go platinum

    PARIS (AP) — Kim Kardashian made a fashion statement of her own at Balmain's show Thursday, showing off newly platinum locks.

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  • UN condemns 'war crime' as IS bulldozes ancient Iraq city

    The United Nations condemned as a "war crime" Friday the Islamic State group's bulldozing of the ancient city of Nimrud, the jihadists' latest demolition of Iraqi cultural treasures. After rampaging through Mosul's museum with sledgehammers and torching its library last month, IS "bulldozed" the…

    AFP59 mins ago
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    Delta plane skids off runway in snowstorm at New York's LaGuardia (20 photos)

    A commercial airplane skidded off the runway and crashed into a fence while landing at LaGuardia Airport during a snowstorm Thursday morning in New York. Passengers aboard Delta Flight 1086, which was touching down after a flight from Atlanta, were evacuated by sliding down inflated shoots, Reuters…

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  • Russia's exclusion from SWIFT last resort: Poland

    Excluding Russia from the SWIFT banking system would be a measure of last resort if the crisis in Ukraine escalates, the British and Polish foreign ministers said Friday. "When it comes to sanctions, SWIFT is the nuclear weapon. It is the last resort and we are all aware of that," Polish Foreign…

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  • Maine fishermen set record $585M haul in 2014

    ROCKPORT, Maine (AP) — Maine's fishermen hauled in a huge catch worth a state record $585 million last year, buoyed by an unprecedented surge in the value of the state's beloved lobsters.

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  • Boy, three, shoots 18-month-old brother in Tennessee

    A 3-year-old boy shot his 18-month-old brother in the head in rural Tennessee and investigators are trying to determine how he gained access to the handgun, authorities said. Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves said the younger boy was struck by a bullet fired from a .25-caliber pistol on Tuesday…

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  • The Conservative Case Against Enforcing Immigration Law

    It's hard not to see that the anti-immigration wing of the Republican Party is ascendant right now. GOP leaders in Congress have spent the last two months trying—and failing—to roll back protections for millions of undocumented immigrants, children included. Yet with conservatives still reeling…

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