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

    North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea and vowed "merciless" retaliation Monday 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…

    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…

    The Daily Caller
  • US targeting 'Jihadi John,' senator says

    US forces are targeting the London man believed to be "Jihadi John," an Islamic State executioner, a senior Democratic senator said Sunday. London graduate Mohammed Emwazi was unmasked by media this week as allegedly the English-speaking executioner responsible for the beheading of at least five…

    AFP
  • Hopes for peaceful Russian transition fade with Nemtsov: Kasparov

    By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov has dampened any hope for a peaceful political transition in Russia away from President Vladimir Putin's government, Garry Kasparov, a prominent opposition voice, said in an interview on Sunday. Kasparov, a former…

    Reuters
  • 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
  • 4-year-old boy dead in accidental shooting in Texas

    Police and Child Protective Services have launched investigations into the tragic death of a 4-year-old boy.

    KFSN – Fresno
  • Parents often want changes in kids’ shots schedule

    By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Many parents ask doctors to spread out toddlers' vaccines instead of following the recommended immunization schedule, according to a new study. Most doctors comply with the request, even though they believe the delays put the children at risk for preventable…

    Reuters
  • Kerry meets Lavrov as Ukraine death toll soars past 6,000

    US Secretary of State John Kerry held tense talks with his Russian counterpart in Geneva Monday to end fighting in Ukraine, where the UN says more than 6,000 have died in less than a year. The meeting with Sergei Lavrov in an upscale Geneva hotel came less than a week after Kerry accused Moscow of…

    AFP
  • Iraq forces take on Tikrit in biggest operation yet

    Some 30,000 Iraqi troops and militia backed by aircraft pounded jihadist positions in and around Tikrit on Monday in the biggest offensive yet to retake one of the Islamic State group's main strongholds. Government forces have been working their way north in recent months, notching up key victories…

    AFP
  • Video shows Los Angeles police shooting man

    Los Angeles police fatally shot a man on Sunday in an incident that was caught on video and circulated widely online, with the department saying officers resorted to deadly force after the man had reached for one of their guns. The graphic footage, which appeared on Facebook, shows a violent…

    AFP
  • 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
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    Yahoo! celebrates 20th anniversary (35 photos)

    It's been 20 years since two Stanford University electrical engineering students created a small website that would become the tech giant Yahoo! Company founders Jerry Yang and David Filo debuted "Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web" in January 1994. In its first iteration, the…

    Yahoo News
  • 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
  • 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…

    Takepart.com
  • Oil falls under $62 on dollar, supply concerns

    The dollar hit an 11-year high against a basket of currencies after a rate cut in China dented the Chinese yuan and also hit emerging Asian currencies. Brent crude hit a low of $61.70 a barrel and was at $61.90 by 6 a.m. ET, down 68 cents. Disruption to oil supplies from members of the Organization…

    Reuters32 mins ago
  • Obamacare opponents should be careful what they wish for

    Commentary: Supreme court decision nullifying health insurance subsidies would result in chaos.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • '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
  • 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