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  • Texas teen in custody on suspicion of drowning three-month-old baby girl

    A 14-year-old Dallas girl was taken into custody on Monday on suspicion of drowning her 3-month-old relative while the baby girl's mother was away, police said. Police did not release names of those involved in the case or give details about the relationship between the teen taken into custody and…

    Reuters
  • Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe in Miami

    MIAMI (AP) — Miss Colombia Paulina Vega, a relative pageant newcomer, has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries at Sunday's pageant in Miami.

    Associated Press
  • 2 planes evacuated in Seattle, 3rd flight diverted to Dallas

    SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — Two planes were evacuated upon arrival at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Sunday due to what a spokesman called a "security concern."

    Associated Press
  • Small drone crashes at White House complex, origin unclear

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A small drone flying low to the ground crashed onto the White House grounds before dawn Monday, triggering a major emergency response and raising fresh questions about security at the presidential mansion.

    Associated Press
  • In Hamas leader’s exit from Qatar, signs of growing Saudi-Egyptian influence

    Hamas political leader Khaled Meshal, arguably Qatar’s most famous resident, has left Doha, his departure marking a deeper geopolitical shift taking hold in the region. While the reasons for Mr. Meshal’s departure in late December were cloaked initially by official denials from both Hamas and Qatar…

    Christian Science Monitor
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    Girl dies after being found hanging from security bars at Fresno County home

    A 4-year-old girl is dead after family members say she tried to climb out a window with security bars on Sunday.

    KFSN – Fresno
  • Five big myths about Samuel Adams in the History Channel series

    American TV viewers got to see part one of the History Channel's mini-series about Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty on Sunday night, and true to its word, the series was mostly fiction than fact.

    National Constitution Center
  • Just when you thought Comcast couldn’t get any worse…

    We really shouldn’t be surprised by nightmare Comcast stories anymore… but somehow the company keeps coming up with creative ways to deliver terrible service. The Philadelphia Inquirer brings us the story of Louis Moravec and Susan Thauer, two Philly residents who had an impossible time getting…

    BGR News
  • Severe La Nina weather events in Pacific may double due to warming

    By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Extreme "La Nina" weather events that cool the Pacific Ocean and can disrupt weather worldwide will paradoxically happen almost twice as often in a warming world, an international team of scientists said on Monday. Severe La Ninas, linked to both floods and…

    Reuters
  • My Child Has What? 5 Ailments to Have on Your Radar

    This viral infection is often found in children under 10, though adults with compromised immune systems are vulnerable too. Hand, foot and mouth disease should not be confused with foot-and-mouth disease, which affects animals such as cattle and sheep. "As the name implies, affected patients…

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Russia warns West not to blackmail it over Ukraine

    By Gabriela Baczynska MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia blamed Kiev on Monday for a surge in fighting in Ukraine and warned the West that any attempt to increase economic pressure on Moscow would be "absolutely destructive" blackmail. Pro-Moscow separatists, backed by what NATO says are Russian troops,…

    Reuters
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    Device, possibly aerial drone, found on White House grounds (10 photos)

    A device, possibly an unmanned aerial drone, was found on the White House grounds during the middle of the night while President Barack Obama and the first lady were in India, but his spokesman said Monday that it posed no threat. (AP) Find more news-related pictures in our photo galleries and…

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  • Zambia's new leader drops white vice president

    Zambia’s newly-elected President Edgar Lungu dropped vice president Guy Scott -- who was briefly Africa's only white leader -- from his administration when he announced his cabinet on Monday. As interim president since the death in office of Michael Sata in October, Scott had been the first white…

    AFP
  • Oil climbs ahead of U.S. storm following Saudi transition

    Oil prices were up for a second straight day on Monday ahead of the first major snowstorm expected this year in the U.S. Northeast. Gains were limited, however, by the absence of any market disruption in top oil exporter Saudi Arabia after King Abdullah's death. The National Weather Service (NWS)…

    Reuters18 mins ago
  • Fireworks help celebrate Venus Williams' Australian Open run

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Fireworks lit up the sky above Rod Laver Arena the moment Venus Williams completed her fourth-round win at the Australian Open on Monday night.

    Associated Press
  • Forget 1Gbps – the cable industry says you don’t even need 25Mbps

    There are times when it’s easy to picture cable companies as Mr. Bumble, the orphanage headmaster in Oliver Twist (i.e., “Please, sir, I want some more bandwidth!” “MORE BANDWIDTH?!!!??!”). We bring this up because Ars Technica has spotted a new FCC filing made by the National Cable…

    BGR News
  • Qatar court tells US family to decide on execution

    A Qatari court ruled Sunday that the parents of an American teacher murdered in the Gulf state should decide whether her alleged killer is executed. The Pennsylvania-based family of Jennifer Brown can choose between the death penalty, compensation -- "blood money" under Islam law -- or a pardon for…

    AFP