• 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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  • Boy found dead in New York after false kidnap report, police say

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The body of a 5-year-old boy was found near his home in upstate New York on Thursday night hours after a relative told police two men in ski masks had kidnapped him, a report the local sheriff said on Friday appeared to have been a lie. Kenneth White lived with his aunt, his…

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  • Bergdahl investigation wraps up; Top leaders get briefings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army has finished its investigation into how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl disappeared from his base in Afghanistan and plans to brief Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel this afternoon, officials said Friday.

    Associated Press28 mins ago
  • Five dead, dozens ill from bacteria linked to caramel apples

    By Mary Wisniewski (Reuters) - Five people have died and 21 others have been hospitalized in recent weeks in a listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples, federal health officials said on Friday. A total of 28 people infected with listeria have been reported from 10 states, according to a statement…

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  • Family of Toddler Injured by SWAT 'Grenade' Faces $1M in Medical Bills

    Alecia and Bounkham Phonesavanh never imagined their family would be at the center of a controversy over the militarization of police. But that’s exactly where they found themselves when their toddler was seriously injured by a SWAT team, also leaving them with a $1 million medical bill they have…

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  • Iraq Kurds press fightback as top jihadist reported killed

    Kurdish forces pressed their biggest offensive against the Islamic State group so far Friday, buoyed by US reports that jihadist supremo Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's top aide in Iraq has been killed. Kurdish peshmerga forces were securing the surroundings of Mount Sinjar after breaking a months-old…

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  • Ukraine's blockade on breakaway east forces tough choices on rebels

    As temperatures plunge across eastern Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels in this coal-mining village face two major challenges: Feeding schoolchildren and pensioners, and keeping homes supplied with fuel.  

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Angelina Jolie Opens Up About Directing Brad Pitt in Love Scene for 'By the Sea'

    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will be back on screen together in "By the Sea," which is set to be released next year and features the famous duo as a couple.

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    Amber Alert Canceled After Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found Dead

    New York police say a 5-year-old boy abducted from a home outside Albany has been found dead.

    Tribune
  • Canadian driver jailed for deaths caused by stopping for ducks

    OTTAWA (Reuters) - A Canadian woman was sentenced to 90 days in jail on Thursday for causing two deaths in 2010 when she stopped her car on a Quebec highway to help a group of ducklings crossing the road. Emma Czornobaj had been convicted in June of two counts each of criminal negligence and…

    Reuters
  • Chrysler to recall about 288K Ram pickup trucks

    DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler is recalling about 288,000 older Ram pickup trucks in North America and elsewhere because the rear axle can seize or the drive shaft can fall off.

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  • Father of unlicensed driver in fatal crash denies having let her drive his SUV

    By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A man whose 15-year-old daughter, an unlicensed driver, crashed his SUV in an accident in Pennsylvania that killed three people denies having given her permission to drive the vehicle, his attorney said on Thursday. The father, Michael J. Ware, was charged…

    Reuters
  • Pakistan Army strikes back hard after school massacre by Taliban

    Pakistani Army officials said today they struck Taliban targets near the border with Afghanistan, killing at least 77 militants, days after the Taliban massacred children at a school in what may be a defining moment for the nation. 

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Trauma expert: Kidnapping, rape victim can thrive

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Despite the grim picture painted by court documents this week, a trauma expert said Thursday there's every reason to believe a New Hampshire teenager who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted over nine months will not only recover but thrive.

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  • Skeleton from Greek mystery tomb to be identified next month

    Details on the identity of a mystery skeleton found in a massive tomb dating from the era of Alexander the Great in Greece are to be revealed next month, the culture ministry said Friday. The discovery in November of the skeleton inside the huge fourth century BC structure -- the largest tomb ever…

    AFP
  • 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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  • Kenya's Kenyatta signs security law despite protests

    NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Friday he had signed into law anti-terrorism measures approved by parliament despite vocal protests by some opposition lawmakers who cited a threat to civil liberties and free speech. Kenyatta has faced mounting pressure to boost security…

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