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  • Japan outraged as video purportedly shows hostage beheaded

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan and other nations condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday the beheading purportedly by the Islamic State group of Kenji Goto, a journalist who sought through his coverage of Syria to convey the plight of refugees, children and other victims of war.

    Associated Press
  • Whitney Houston's daughter found unresponsive in tub

    ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive, face down in a bathtub Saturday and taken to a hospital in the north Atlanta suburbs, police said.

    Associated Press
  • State Takes Over Arkansas School District That Had To Make Teachers Wear Underwear

    Things have gone from bad to worse for the public school system in Little Rock, Ark. In August 2013, the district announced — to the great dismay of the teachers union — a dress code that would require teachers to wear underwear. Now, a mere 18 months later, the Arkansas Department of Education has…

    The Daily Caller
  • Father of 1st known surviving US quintuplets dies

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Andrew Fischer was a stock clerk earning less than $100 a week in 1963 when a doctor explained why his pregnant wife's belly had grown so large: She was about to give birth to five babies, who would become the first known surviving quintuplets born in the U.S.

    Associated Press
  • Major Winter Storm to Slam the Midwest Then Move East

    A major winter storm is set to hit parts of the Midwest and Northeast, delivering a significant amount of snow that could affect travel across the country.

    ABC News
  • Evergreen Serena hungry for more Slams

    With her name freshly engraved onto the Australian Open trophy, Serena Williams feels she can play on indefinitely and is intent on increasing her tally of 19 Grand Slams. The American great, 33, scoffed at talk of retirement after shooting down Maria Sharapova in straight sets to win her sixth…

    AFP
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    'The Recyclers of Port-au-Prince' – Toxic dump scavengers five years after Haiti earthquake (29 photos)

    In a 200-acre-plus dump 5 kilometers north of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, hundreds of men, women and children scavenge day and night through the burning wasteland. They earn $12 to $15 a day — on a good day — for recycling plastics as well as clothing, household items and aluminum (for…

    Yahoo News
  • San Francisco police arrest man over body parts found in suitcase

    A 60-year-old man was arrested early Saturday on murder charges in connection with an incident in which human body parts were found stuffed in a suitcase and left on a San Francisco street, police said. Mark Andrus was booked into county jail and was awaiting a first court appearance, police said.…

    Reuters
  • Japan PM vows to 'never forgive' after IS hostage killing claim

    A visibly upset Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday vowed to "never forgive terrorists" after the Islamic State group released a video purportedly showing the beheading of hostage Kenji Goto. "We will cooperate with the international community to make them atone for their crimes." The…

    AFP
  • AirAsia captain left seat before jet lost control: sources

    By Siva Govindasamy, Kanupriya Kapoor and Tim Hepher SINGAPORE/JAKARTA/PARIS (Reuters) - The captain of the AirAsia jet that crashed into the sea in December was out of his seat conducting an unusual procedure when his co-pilot apparently lost control, and by the time he returned it was too late to…

    Reuters
  • Denver police solve old murder case; killer's mom had role

    DENVER (AP) — The killer in an 18-year-old murder mystery was shielded by his mother until his own death, Denver police said Friday.

    Associated Press
  • CIA, Israel plotted senior Hezbollah commander's killing: report

    The CIA and Israel's spy agency Mossad were behind an elaborate plot to kill Hezbollah commander Imad Mughniyeh in a 2008 car bomb attack in Syria, the Washington Post reported. Citing former intelligence officials, the newspaper reported that US and Israeli spy agencies worked together to target…

    AFP
  • Whitney Houston's daughter revived after being rushed to hospital

    Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only daughter of late pop star Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her Georgia home on Saturday, but she was revived after being rushed to a hospital, police said. The incident comes nearly three years after Houston, a superstar…

    Reuters
  • Man allegedly raped teen girlfriend over 5 days, beat her with tire iron in Hanford

    Authorities have arrested a man accused of beating and raping his 16-year-old girlfriend over the course of five days. Eddie Perez, 19, of Avenal was taken into custody in Hanford on Saturday night.

    KFSN – Fresno
  • Syria 'adultress' survives jihadist stoning: monitor

    A Syrian woman stoned by the jihadist Islamic State group for alledged adultery and left for dead has miraculously walked away from the brutal punishment, a monitor said Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the jihadist group sentenced the woman to be "stoned for adultery" in the…

    AFP
  • Shock and sadness as Japanese react to IS video

    TOKYO (AP) — The news of a video purportedly showing the killing of Kenji Goto, a journalist held hostage by Islamic State militants, rushed through Japan early Sunday. Here are some voices and thoughts of ordinary people, Goto's family and officials in a nation that has long held pacific views and…

    Associated Press
  • How Aaron Hernandez Will Be Spending Super Bowl Sunday

    Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson told ABC News that Hernandez is back where he started shortly after his arrest on June 26, 2013, when he was accused of the murder of his one-time friend Odin Lloyd: a 70-square-foot solitary confinement cell in the Special Management Unit in the jail at North…

    ABC News