• State Takes Over Arkansas School District That Had To Make Teachers Wear Underwear

    Things have gone from bad to worse for the public school system in Little Rock, Ark. In August 2013, the district announced — to the great dismay of the teachers union — a dress code that would require teachers to wear underwear. Now, a mere 18 months later, the Arkansas Department of Education has…

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  • Australian Open Women's final: LIVE REPORT

    Hong Kong (AFP) - 10:25 GMT - Williams 6 Sharapova 6* - You've got to hand it to Sharapova here. She thunders a forehand past Williams to get to the tie-break.

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  • Is he dead? Philippines awaits answer of costly terror raid

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The cellphone message of the Filipino police commandos to their base was triumphant: "Mike 1 bingo," a code meaning they have killed one of Southeast Asia's most-wanted terror suspects, Malaysian Zulkifli bin Hir, also known as Marwan.

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    'The Recyclers of Port-au-Prince' – Toxic dump scavengers five years after Haiti earthquake (29 photos)

    In a 200-acre-plus dump 5 kilometers north of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, hundreds of men, women and children scavenge day and night through the burning wasteland. They earn $12 to $15 a day — on a good day — for recycling plastics as well as clothing, household items and aluminum (for…

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  • Researchers may have found the most ingenious way yet to generate solar power

    Solar energy is definitely taking off and now researchers may have come up with the absolute best way to generate cheap solar power by installing solar panels in public parking lots. Rooftop solar power is making coal obsolete in Australia The Washington Post reports that solar power proponents are…

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  • Syria 'adultress' survives jihadist stoning: monitor

    A Syrian woman stoned by the jihadist Islamic State group for alledged adultery and left for dead has miraculously walked away from the brutal punishment, a monitor said Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the jihadist group sentenced the woman to be "stoned for adultery" in the…

    AFP
  • After 150 years, Confederate submarine's hull again revealed

    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A century and a half after it sank and a decade and a half after it was raised, scientists are finally getting a look at the hull of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, the first sub in history to sink an enemy warship.

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  • Texas judge rules Lee Harvey Oswald casket belongs to brother

    By Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - The decaying pine coffin in which Lee Harvey Oswald was buried 51 years ago rightfully belongs to the brother of President John F. Kennedy's presumed assassin, a Texas judge ruled on Friday. Oswald's body was exhumed in 1981 and his original casket was discarded…

    Reuters
  • Aaron Hernandez Trial: Victim's Girlfriend Says Hernandez, Odin Lloyd Were in 'Beginning Stages' of Friendship

    New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez and Odin Lloyd were in the "beginning stages of a friendship" at the time of Lloyd's murder, the victim's former girlfriend said on the stand today. It was Shaneah Jenkins, 23, who introduced Lloyd, 27, to Hernandez, she said. Hernandez, who dated…

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  • Venezuela confirms shooting down small plane near Aruba

    Venezuela said on Friday it shot down a civilian plane after it ignored communications off its Caribbean coast near the island of Aruba, but denied any violation of international airspace. Authorities on Aruba, a semi-autonomous island that is part of the kingdom of the Netherlands, had said on…

    Reuters
  • New Saudi king announces major government shake-up

    Saudi Arabia's new King Salman further cemented his hold on power, with a sweeping shakeup that saw two sons of the late King Abdullah fired, and the heads of intelligence and other key agencies replaced alongside a cabinet shuffle. Top officials from the Ports Authority, the National…

    AFP
  • Rare megamouth shark discovered in Philippines

    The specimen, one of less than 70 ever seen in the world, washed ashore dead, wildlife officials say.

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  • Denver police solve old murder case; killer's mom had role

    DENVER (AP) — The killer in an 18-year-old murder mystery was shielded by his mother until his own death, Denver police said Friday.

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    The 150th Anniversary of the Thirteenth Amendment (69 photos)

    While President Abraham Lincoln declared all slaves free in the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863, the 13th Amendment to abolish slavery wasn’t adopted to the United States Constitution until Dec. 18, 1865, after being passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, and by the House on Jan. 31,…

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    Boy jumps from burning building, saving his dog and himself

    As a four-alarm fire tore through a three-story building in San Francisco’s Mission District Wednesday night, one 13-year-old was forced to make a dramatic exit.

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  • 3 Chad soldiers, 123 Boko Haram militants killed in Cameroon

    N'Djamena (AFP) - Three soldiers and 123 Boko Haram militants were killed when the Islamist group attacked a Chadian army contingent in northern Cameroon, the Chadian military said. Chad sent a convoy of troops and military vehicles into neighbouring Cameroon on January 17 to deal with the growing…

    AFP
  • Stanford ex-student denies rape of unconscious woman outside frat

    A member of the Stanford University swim team charged with rape after he was seen on top of a motionless woman outside a fraternity told police she consented to being fondled and they both were drinking, according to an account presented in court. Freshman Brock Allen Turner, 19, an Ohio native,…

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