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  • Alabama woman convicted in girl's running death dies

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman convicted of capital murder in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter died Friday less than a year into her life-without-parole sentence for the killing.

    Associated Press
  • 'Star Wars' Producers Charged Over Harrison Ford Accident

    LONDON (AP) — British health authorities announced Thursday they have issued criminal charges against the producers of Star Wars: The Force Awakens over an on-set accident in which Harrison Ford broke his leg.

    Associated Press
  • China urges U.N. action to make North Korea 'pay price'

    By John Irish MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - China will back a U.N. Security Council resolution to make North Korea "pay the necessary price" for recent rocket launches, its foreign minister told Reuters on Friday, adding the goal was to get Pyongyang back to the negotiating table. Wang Yi also said…

    Reuters
  • Mom Who Did Nothing as Girl Was Beaten to Death Gets Prison

    A mother accused of doing nothing as her boyfriend beat her 4-year-old daughter to death has been sentenced to four to eight years in prison

    ABC News
  • Doctor Performs Surgery on Wrong Newborn Baby

    A doctor mistakenly performed tongue-clipping surgery on Nate Melton, leaving his parents devastated.

    Inside Edition
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    4 High School Students Charged With Raping 2 Classmates

    Four seniors at a Washington state high school have been charged with gang-raping two 15-year-old girls during an overnight school trip last fall.

    Tribune
  • MiG-23 fighter shot down over Libya's Benghazi

    A MiG-23 fighter of Libya's internationally recognised government was shot down Friday as it carried out air strikes on opposition positions in the coastal city of Benghazi, the military said. Nasser el-Hassi, spokesman for the government's forces, told AFP the plane was "shot down in Qaryunes,…

    AFP
  • Best Friend Is Ready For More Than A Simple Kiss Goodnight

    DEAR ABBY: "Roger" and I have been seeing each other for two years. (We are both 50.) He is very handsome. We go to movies, ride our bikes together, work out at the gym and attend other events. He calls me every night, sends emails during the day -- even calls me when he's on a break from work. He…

    Dear Abby
  • Two teen girls killed at Arizona school in murder-suicide

    Two teenage girls died Friday at a high school in Arizona in what police called a murder-suicide. The 15-year-olds, described as close friends and in a relationship, were found lying next to each other under a covered patio near the cafeteria at Independence High School, near Phoenix, police said…

    AFP
  • 95 Burmese Pythons (and Counting) Captured in Everglades

    The Burmese python has worn out its welcome, and its time is nigh. For the second time since 2013, Florida wildlife officials are inviting people near and far to search for Burmese pythons (Python bivittatus) in the Everglades. Depending on where they spot the invasive species, participants can…

    LiveScience.com
  • If ribs visible, you were candidate for crematorium, Auschwitz survivor tells Nazi trial

    By Elke Ahlswede DETMOLD, Germany (Reuters) - Three survivors spoke on Friday of the smell of burnt bodies and piles of the dead at Nazi Germany's Auschwitz death camp, one of whose former guards stands accused of helping in the murder of at least 170,000 people. "If your ribs were visible, you…

    Reuters
  • IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Got My First VD on Valentine's Day

    I spent my last Valentine's Day with my first primary genital herpes outbreak — technically, HSV-2. I almost wrote "suffering" there instead of "spent," but I'm not writing this for a pity party; I'm writing it so everyone can celebrate the fact that about a fifth of the population of the US has ...

    xoJane
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    8 risky foods that can make you sick (8 photos)

    With Valentine’s Day nearly here, aphrodisiacs are on the menu. But while everyone knows that raw oysters present the risk of food poisoning, there are plenty of other seemingly benign foods that can make you sick.  Symptoms of foodborne illnesses include cramps, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and…

    Gail Johnson
  • British Tourist Refused Entry To Thailand After Using Passport As Toilet Paper

    A woman’s holiday plans were ruined after Thai authorities refused to let her into the country - because she’d used her passport as toilet paper. Faye Wilson had hoped to spend a month in Thailand before heading to Australia to work for a year. Faye, 28, from the Lake District, said: “Thai…

    Jane Howdle
  • Parenting At Ex's House Is An Issue For New Wife

    DEAR ABBY: I am a divorced father who has recently remarried. I have parenting time with my children one weeknight and every other weekend. My children have told me that during the week they prefer doing their homework at their mother's home. They say that by the time I pick them up, prepare dinner…

    Dear Abby
  • Merkel's liberal refugee policy 'unsustainable', says French PM

    Germany's liberal refugee policy which ushered in 1.1 million asylum-seekers last year is not sustainable, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls warned Friday, as Chancellor Angela Merkel said a group of EU countries may take more in. "This policy, which is justified temporarily, is unsustainable in…

    AFP