• Pregnant St. Louis woman loses left eye after police officer shoots non-lethal round at car

    A pregnant St. Louis woman lost her left eye during a violent run-in with cops earlier this week.

    Yahoo News
  • Mickey Rourke wins exhibition bout in Moscow

    MOSCOW (AP) — Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke returned to the boxing ring Friday at the age of 62, defeating a fighter less than half his age in an exhibition bout.

    Associated Press
  • Russian Navy successfully tests new missile

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Navy on Friday successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile for a second time in as many months, proving its reliability following a troublesome development.

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  • North Korea's 'princess' moves closer to center of power

    By James Pearson and Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - In her slim-fitting trouser suits and black-heeled shoes, Kim Yo Jong cuts a contrasting figure to her pudgy older brother, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. On Thursday, state media said the younger Kim, 27, had taken a senior position in the…

    Reuters
  • Russian warships in English Channel due to 'bad weather'

    Paris (AFP) - French authorities and NATO confirmed the presence of four Russian warships in the English Channel on Friday, but denied they were doing military exercises and said they were taking shelter due to bad weather.

    AFP
  • Celebrities call for 'Black Friday' boycott

    US celebrities called for a boycott to take place Friday -- one of the busiest US shopping days -- to protest a grand jury's decision not to prosecute a police officer who fatally shot a black teen. A number of well-known figures, among them hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, have signed onto the…

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  • These gorgeous photos perfectly capture the infuriatingly sad story of global warming

    Global warming is a hotly debated topic around the world, as many people are still not convinced Earth’s climate is being affected by human activity. Business Insider has put up a collection of 17 gorgeous pictures that tell an infuriatingly sad story: global warming is affecting our lives in…

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  • Cyanide killed hospital employee, official says

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A University of Pittsburgh Medical Center employee found dead at work earlier this month was killed by cyanide poisoning, but the medical examiner who made the determination Friday said it's too soon to know whether the death was a suicide, a homicide or an accident.

    Associated Press
  • Search on for Missing Ohio State Football Player

    An Ohio State football player hasn't been seen since going out for a walk late Wednesday night and his family and friends are concerned that something may be wrong.

    ABC News
  • Russian doctor rebellion causes headache for Putin

    MOSCOW (AP) — Dr. Semyon Galperin spent a decade in medical research in Russia and as much time in the United States, working at top hospitals and research companies. Despite his expertise, Galperin was recently given a stark ultimatum from the Moscow hospital where he works: Leave or stay on as a…

    Associated Press
  • Black Friday shopping crowds thin after Thanksgiving rush

    By Nandita Bose and Nathan Layne WEST HARTFORD, Conn./CHICAGO (Reuters) - Mall crowds were relatively thin on Black Friday in a sign of what has become the new normal in U.S. holiday shopping: the mad rush is happening the night of Thanksgiving and more consumers are picking up deals online. Most…

    Reuters
  • The Number of Charter Schools Suspending Kids Is Totally Out of Control

    Created as a creative and more rigorous alternative, charter schools tend to outpace traditional public schools in most areas, including standardized assessment tests. Yet charter schools also lead their traditional counterparts in a more disturbing trend: the number of students who are suspended…

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  • INSIDE KOBANI: Devastation mixed with optimism

    KOBANI, Syria (AP) — Blocks of low-rise buildings with hollow facades, shattered concrete, streets strewn with rubble and overturned, crumpled remains of cars and trucks. Such is the landscape in Kobani, where the sounds of rifle and mortar fire resonate all day long in fighting between Islamic…

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    Boys found buried in snow pile in New York

    Two children from upstate New York are recovering, from getting buried in the snow by a snow plow.

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  • Cape Verde volcano threatens to destroy villages, as government meets with U.N. officials

    The Cape Verdean government called for an emergency meeting on Friday with U.N. representatives to discuss the nation’s largest volcanic blast since 1951.

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  • Expectant mom struck by car dies; baby born alive

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A pregnant woman sitting outside a drugstore died when an elderly driver trying to park jumped the curb and pinned her against the wall, police said.

    Associated Press
  • 'Star Wars' trailer sparks fan frenzy

    Los Angeles (AFP) - "Star Wars" fans got their first glimpse Friday of the space saga's long-awaited new film -- including a controversial new-look lightsaber -- but still have to wait a year for the movie itself. Studio giant Disney earlier this month revealed the name of the new episode, "Star…

    AFP