• Misspelled sign may have cost high school principal her job

    The message on the sign above the entryway to Public School Number 20 in Paterson, N.J., included three mistakes: December was spelled "Dicember," report as "reepor" and a "1" was placed backwards.

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  • Judge: Boy, 14, shouldn't have been executed in SC

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than 70 years after South Carolina sent a 14-year-old black boy to the electric chair in the killings of two white girls in a segregated mill town, a judge threw out the conviction, saying the state committed a great injustice.

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  • Hedge fund billionaire's wife will not contest divorce ruling

    LONDON (Reuters) - Jamie Cooper-Hohn, estranged wife of hedge fund billionaire Christopher Hohn, will not contest a divorce settlement announced last month that awarded her less than half the family fortune. Cooper said in a statement on Thursday she had chosen not to appeal the judgment, opting…

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  • When Heartburn Becomes Cancer

    For most people, heartburn is a fleeting annoyance that can be solved by popping an antacid. And for a while, that's what Jay Rensberger did. But when his heartburn became less of a temporary problem and more of a lifestyle issue, his wife took action.

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  • Constitution Check: Is Obama’s new immigration policy already in legal trouble?

    The National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, Lyle Denniston, explains how a federal judge’s ruling in Pittsburgh about President Obama’s immigration orders could be a sign of things to come.

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  • Decorating is in the details.

    Join in on all the holiday fun on Old Navy’s new Tumblr.

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  • Cameroon army kills 116 Boko Haram militants, defence ministry says

    YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Cameroon's army killed 116 Boko Haram militants on Wednesday when they attacked a base in the Far North region of the country, said defence ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Didier Badjeck. Militants ambushed a column of army vehicles using an improvised explosive device and…

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    Photos of the day - December 18, 2014

    Filipino cadets march on a parade during the Armed Forces of the Philippines 79th Anniversary celebration in Quezon city, eastern Manila, Philippines, boxer Carl Frampton pictured before the press conference to announce the IBF World Super Bantamweight Championship fight in Belfast, Northern…

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  • Heavy snow kills 5, disrupts travel in Japan

    At least five people have died in heavy snow that has blanketed swathes of Japan, reports said on Thursday, with more than two metres (6ft 7ins) lying in some places and more forecast. Two elderly women were killed on the northernmost island of Hokkaido, Kyodo News reported, with one hit by a…

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  • Correction: Home Shootings-Pennsylvania story

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a story Dec. 17 about a former Marine believed to have killed six people, The Associated Press misidentified the agency that deemed him free of any suicidal or homicidal thoughts. It was Veterans Affairs, not the Veterans Administration.

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  • Teen admits killing 2 at Oregon hunting cabin

    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A 15-year-old who shot and killed his foster father and another man at a remote Oregon cabin in 2012 never meant to kill anyone and never should have been around loaded guns due to his lack of maturity after years of abuse and other problems, a defense lawyer says.

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  • Doubts cast on cause of death for suspect in Pennsylvania killings

    By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The Iraq War veteran accused of killing his ex-wife and five of her family members in Pennsylvania did not die of self-inflicted stab wounds as had been previously reported, according to the county coroner overseeing the autopsy. Bradley William Stone, 35,…

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    Cuba releases American Alan Gross as U.S. prepares to overhaul Cuba policy

    Cuba has released American aid worker Alan Gross after five years in prison, a U.S. official said on Wednesday amid reports of a prisoner exchange that heralds a major overhaul of U.S. policy toward Cuba. The U.S. official said Gross was released on humanitarian grounds. CNN reported a prisoner…

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  • Pot Smokers Show Less Inflammation

    People who smoke marijuana may have lower levels of inflammation compared with people who have never smoked it, according to new research on one marker of inflammation. In the study, researchers examined data from more than 9,000 people on their history of marijuana use and their levels of…

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  • The Vatican Has a Farm, and Pope Francis Is Going to Open It Up to the Public

    A visit to a local farm has become something of a sacred rite for any number of farmers market enthusiasts. But the Vatican has announced what promises to be a bona fide agro-religious experience: public access to the papal farm outside Rome. Who knew the pope was a locavore?

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  • 6 Signs You Have a Great Job

    This time of year may get you thinking and talking with family and friends about 2015, resolutions and future plans, both related and unrelated to work. That's why this is a good time to really explore how you feel about your job. Perhaps there's one person you don't particularly like. Or maybe…

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  • Three killed, several injured in crash outside California church

    (Reuters) - Three people were killed and at least nine others injured when a driver ploughed into a group of pedestrians leaving a holiday church service in a southern California city of Redondo Beach on Wednesday night, police said. The driver ran into the crowd, who were taking the crosswalk…

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  • Israel won't accept 'unilateral' Palestine bid: Netanyahu

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday Israel would never accept the "unilateral" recognition of a Palestinian state, after a draft resolution calling for a final peace deal was submitted to the UN. In a statement from his office, Netanyahu accused Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas of…

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  • Canada man finds woman for free trip around world

    TORONTO (AP) — A Toronto man who made headlines last month by offering a free round-the-world air ticket to a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend has found Ms. Right.

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