• Grown-Up Child Still Wonders What Halted Parents' Divorce

    DEAR ABBY: During my childhood, my parents fought loudly and often. When I was 12, they spoke to my sister and me about getting a divorce. I was heartbroken and fought back. Like any kid in that situation, I was upset and scared. I told them they were being selfish and irresponsible for breaking up…

    Dear Abby
  • Slain Italian student in Egypt suffered 'inhuman' violence

    ROME (AP) — A second autopsy on the body of an Italian found slain in Egypt reveals that the doctoral student suffered "inhuman, animal-like" violence, Italy's interior minister said Sunday as he pressed Egypt's president to fully cooperate with the criminal investigation.

    Associated Press14 mins ago
  • Saudi King Salman calls for others not to interfere in kingdom

    Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Sunday called on other countries not to interfere in the kingdom's internal affairs in what appeared to be a rebuke to Riyadh's main foe Iran, which it accuses of attempting to stir unrest. Salman did not elaborate, but his remarks seemed aimed at Iran, which Riyadh…

    Reuters
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    3 people died in fiery crash after hitting San Francisco taxi

    CHP officers in San Francisco tried to pull over a car doing donuts, there was a short pursuit, but it ended before the vehicle ran red lights and crashed into a taxi.

    WABC – NY
  • Sea turtles with tumors fill Florida hospital

    A team of medical attendants turns it over, revealing an underbelly cluttered with tumors, some as big as golf balls. This endangered green sea turtle, about two years old and too young for the staff to know yet whether it is male or female, is infected with fibropapillomatosis, a potentially…

    AFP
  • North Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbors, U.S.

    By Ju-min Park and Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday carrying what it called a satellite, but its neighbors and the United States denounced the launch as a missile test, conducted in defiance of U.N. sanctions and just weeks after a nuclear bomb test. The…

    Reuters
  • Could You Stomach the Horrors of 'Halftime' in Ancient Rome?

    All of Rome came to the Games: rich and poor, men and women, children and the noble elite alike. He triumphed in one match that pitted him against a bear, a lion and a leopard, all of which were released to attack him at once.

    LiveScience.com
  • The 11th Amendment: Correcting the Supreme Court in action

    The Constitution’s first amendment after the Bill of Rights represented the first use of congressional power to contradict a Supreme Court decision.

    National Constitution Center
  • Professor who said Christians, Muslims worship same God to leave school

    A professor at an evangelical university near Chicago who got in trouble after saying Muslims and Christians worship the same God will leave the school, according to a joint statement released by Wheaton College on Saturday night. Larycia Hawkins, a tenured political science professor, had been…

    Reuters
  • Pakistan police arrest six over child wedding

    Police have arrested six people accused of arranging the marriage of a seven-year-old boy and six-year-old girl in eastern Pakistan, officials said Saturday. The fathers of both children, the cleric performing the ceremony, and three witnesses were charged under the Child Marriage Restraint Act on…

    AFP
  • Sir Cliff Richard Is Feeling 'Strained' By Investigation Into Sexual Abuse Allegations

    It has been reported that Sir Cliff Richard is struggling with the investigation into allegations that he sexually abused a teenage boy. The iconic musician’s home was raised by South Yorkshire Police back in 2014 and it is thought that the investigation will be ongoing for another few months.…

    Stephanie Soteriou
  • 2016 Toyota Highlander vs Honda Pilot: Review

    2016 Honda Pilot and 2016 Toyota Highlander are third-row, eight-passenger SUVs. Toyota Highlander broke its year-over-year record with 158,915 units sold, and the Honda Pilot moved 122,868 units in 2015. While the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Explorer are top sellers, the Honda and Toyota have carved…

    Aki Sugawara
  • Syrian army advances towards rebel town near Turkey: monitor

    The town of Tal Rifaat is around 20 kilometres (12.5 miles) from the Turkish frontier, where Syrians who have fled fighting near Aleppo city have been gathering since the assault was launched Monday. It is one of the last rebel strongholds in the north of Aleppo province and government troops are…

    AFP
  • Cars parked on thin ice get icy bath in Wisconsin

    The drivers of 15 vehicles parked on ice at Geneva Lake in the Wisconsin for a so-called Winterfest celebration on Saturday, but their festivities were interrupted when the ice broke, police said. Five of the vehicles that fell into the water were salvaged, as their owners drove out of the chilly…

    Reuters
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    Police shoot, kill dog after teen attacked in West Philadelphia

    A West Philadelphia teenager is in the hospital after police say she was attacked by the family dog.

    WABC – NY29 mins ago
  • More than 20 Texas town repeal sex offender residency law

    DALLAS (AP) — A broad legal challenge has led more than 20 towns in Texas to ease restrictions over the last few months on where sex offenders can live instead of fight a costly battle in court.

    Associated Press
  • Clutter Of Holiday Decorations Crushes Man's Christmas Spirit

    DEAR ABBY: Every December my wife virtually buries our home in Christmas decorations. It's not just the tree and stockings in the living room; she's not happy until there are Christmas towels and Christmas soap in the bathroom and another tree and knicky-knacky stuff downstairs. Not even a doorknob…

    Dear Abby
  • Virginia Officer Charged With Murder in off-Duty Shooting

    A Virginia judge has set bond for a police officer facing a murder charge in the off-duty shooting of an 18-year-old at a car wash

    ABC News