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  • Michelle Obama navigates limits on women in Saudi Arabia

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — For first lady Michelle Obama, just a few hours in Saudi Arabia were enough to illustrate the stark limitations under which Saudi women live.

    Associated Press
  • Kate Hudson reveals derriere at Versace, Portman hits Dior

    PARIS (AP) — At Paris' high-octane couture week, what happens on the catwalk is only half the story.

    Associated Press
  • Viral Video Captures Dog Stumbling Across Ice In Slow Motion

    A video of a dog attempting to run over a patch of ice in slow motion is taking the Internet by storm. The video was shot by TJ Parker of his dog Quinn, a 5-month old Bernese Mountain Dog, at Loon Mountain in New Hampshire....

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    70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz (26 photos)

    Auschwitz's last survivors urged the world not to forget the horror of the Holocaust 70 years after the Nazi death camp was liberated in the final throes of World War Two, an anniversary that finds Europe again confronted by intolerance. European Jews warn of a growing under-current of…

    Yahoo News
  • Georgia couple trying to buy car off Craigslist fatally shot: police

    A Georgia couple who disappeared after they set out to buy a car from Craigslist died of gunshot wounds to the head, and a suspect has been charged with murder and armed robbery in connection to their deaths, a sheriff's office said on Tuesday. An autopsy has confirmed that the bodies found in a…

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  • Widely Used Drugs Tied to Greater Dementia Risk for Seniors

    People over age 65 who frequently take over-the-counter sleep aids and certain other commonly used drugs may be increasing their risk of dementia, new findings show. In the study, the researchers looked at drugs that have "anticholinergic effects," meaning they block a neurotransmittercalled…

    LiveScience.com
  • Pope opens doors to transsexual dubbed 'devil's daughter'

    Pope Francis has met a Spanish transsexual and his fiancée at the Vatican, opening his doors to a man dubbed "the devil's daughter" by a local priest, media reports said Tuesday. Diego Neria Lejarraga met the pontiff on Saturday after writing to him in December to complain he was being treated as…

    AFP
  • Iran says it sent warning to Israel via US officials

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Tehran said Tuesday it sent a warning to Israel through the United States over the recent killing of an Iranian general in an alleged Israeli airstrike in Syria, the official IRNA news agency reported.

    Associated Press
  • Exclusive: AirAsia probe vets possible computer glitch, crew response

    By Siva Govindasamy and Tim Hepher SINGAPORE/PARIS (Reuters) - Investigators probing the crash of an AirAsia jetliner are examining maintenance records of a key part of its automated control systems, and how the pilots may have handled the plane if it failed, two people familiar with the matter…

    Reuters
  • Court papers: Mom says she stabbed kids to keep them quiet

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state woman accused of stabbing her three small children told detectives she cut the children's throats with a kitchen knife to keep them quiet for her soldier husband, a prosecutor said Monday.

    Associated Press
  • Man Allegedly Crashes Car Into Pregnant Girlfriend

    Justin Lee Colby, 33, was arrested in Florida for attempted homicide after allegedly slamming his vehicle into his pregnant girlfriend.

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  • Snow Days and the Workplace: Can Your Employer Require You to Come In?

    But if your employer is requiring to you to get to work and you don't believe you can safely travel, or if authorities are telling people in your community to stay inside and off the roads, you should push back and point out the safety hazards. If you can't safely drive to work, take your…

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Denver police shoot, kill young woman who struck officer with car

    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A young woman suspected of driving a stolen car filled with teenage passengers was shot dead by Denver police on Monday after she struck an officer with the vehicle as he approached on foot, authorities said. Denver Police Chief Robert White told reporters that…

    Reuters
  • Bowe Bergdahl to face desertion charges: Why the White House is embarrassed

    U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive for five years after disappearing from his base in Afghanistan in 2009, will be charged with desertion, according to NBC News. Bergdahl was released last year in a prisoner swap with the Taliban.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • IS threatens to kill Japan hostage, Jordan pilot within 24 hours

    The Islamic State jihadist group threatened Tuesday to kill a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian pilot within 24 hours unless Amman frees a jailed female militant. A voiceover, purportedly by Goto, warns that Jordan is blocking the Japanese journalist's release by failing to free Sajida…

    AFP
  • Benedict Cumberbatch and the Right Way to Apologize

    An apology can't fix everything, and Benedict Cumberbatch seems to know that. “The damage is done,” he said in a statement to People magazine after receiving criticism for using the term “colored people” in an on-air interview with PBS's Tavis Smiley.

    The Atlantic
  • What the credit downgrade to 'junk' means for Russia

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has seen its credit grade cut to "junk" status for the first time in over a decade, a big blow for a country that wants to be a world economic power.

    Associated Press