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  • Highway Patrol Error Results In Hellish Roadside Experience For Classic Car Owner

    Now, the couple, Robin and Beverly Bruins, have filed suit against the troopers and the Nevada Highway Patrol. “No, you can’t have anything you brought with you,” Robin says he was told.

    The Daily Caller
  • Attackers hack American blogger to death in Bangladesh

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's capital with his wife, police said Friday.

    Associated Press40 mins ago
  • US-led strikes on IS after group seizes 220 Christians

    The US-led coalition has carried out air strikes against the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria, where the jihadists have launched a new offensive and kidnapped 220 Assyrian Christians. The raids on Thursday struck areas around the town of Tal Tamr in Hasakeh province, the Syrian Observatory…

    AFP
  • California couple, married 67 years, die holding hands

    (Reuters) - A California couple, married 67 years, died hours apart while holding hands this month, their daughter said on Thursday. Floyd Hartwig, 90, and wife Violet, 89, died on Feb. 11 in their home in Easton, California, outside Fresno, their family said. The couple had known each other since…

    Reuters
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    Photos of the day - February 26, 2015 (27 photos)

    Men inspect the damage at a site hit by what activists said were two barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's al-Shaar neighborhood, Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler, center, joins hands with FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn,…

    Yahoo News
  • Prince William strikes a friendly contrast to Japan's prince

    TOKYO (AP) — Britain's Prince William, on his second day of his four-day trip to Japan, is having tea Friday with Crown Prince Naruhito. Both princes may be equally charming, but it is no contest which one is seen as more approachable.

    Associated Press
  • British media unmask killer 'Jihadi John' with first schoolboy photograph

    The "Jihadi John" killer who fronted Islamic State beheading videos was unmasked publicly for the first time on Friday by British media which published a photograph showing Mohammed Emwazi as a smiling schoolboy. The black-clad militant brandishing a knife and speaking with an English accent was…

    Reuters
  • Chinese diplomat tells West to consider Russia's security concerns over Ukraine

    Western powers should take into consideration Russia's legitimate security concerns over Ukraine, a top Chinese diplomat has said in an unusually frank and open display of support for Moscow's position in the crisis. Qu Xing, China's ambassador to Belgium, was quoted by state news agency Xinhua…

    Reuters
  • Johansson: Nothing 'creepy or inappropriate' about Travolta

    Scarlett Johansson defended John Travolta on Thursday, calling the actor "a class act" and denouncing the image of the two on the Academy Awards red carpet as "an unfortunate still-frame" that doesn't reflect a "totally sweet and totally welcome" encounter.

    Associated Press
  • Stiff sentence sought for Chicago woman in immigration case

    DETROIT (AP) — Federal prosecutors are recommending at least five years in prison for a Chicago activist who didn't tell immigration officials about her conviction decades ago for bombings in Israel, including one that killed two college students at a supermarket.

    Associated Press
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    Remembering the first World Trade Center attack 22 years later (21 photos)

    It was a snowy Friday morning 22 years ago today when terrorists detonated a truck bomb in the parking garage of the World Trade Center's North Tower on Feb. 26, 1993. Six people were killed and more than 1,000 injured in the first attack at New York City's landmark "Twin Towers." Four of the six…

    Yahoo News
  • Eating an Elephant

    A Zimbabwean game farm owner who has pledged two elephants, two buffalo, two sable antelopes and five impalas for a giant barbeque at Robert Mugabe’s birthday party this weekend has said the donation is just “a drop in the ocean” considering his debt to the 91-year-old leader. The Telegraph piles…

    The Atlantic
  • Here are the Apple Watch’s first magazine ads

    With the Apple Watch launch coming in April, now is the time for the company to start turning up its ad campaign for the new device. Ad Age has snagged some pictures of the first Apple Watch magazine ads that are slated to appear in the March Issue of Vogue and they not surprisingly take a…

    BGR News
  • S. Africa family reunited with child snatched in 1997

    A baby stolen from her sleeping mother's arms shortly after birth has been found by the family through an astonishing coincidence 17 years later, South African police said Friday. A 50-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with kidnapping after pupils noticed a remarkable likeness between…

    AFP
  • 'Jihadi John' killer from Islamic State beheading videos unmasked as Londoner

    By Michael Holden and Mark Hosenball LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The masked "Jihadi John" killer who fronted Islamic State beheading videos has been identified as Mohammed Emwazi, a British computer programming graduate from a well-to-do London family who was known to the security services. The…

    Reuters
  • 3 arrested after woman imprisoned, sexually abused for weeks

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Three men were arrested in the case of a woman who reported being held captive and sexually abused for almost two months, authorities said.

    Associated Press
  • FCC passes net neutrality: what this means for Americans

    After almost a year of fierce national debate, the Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to pass net neutrality in a 3-to-2 partisan vote. The five-member commission “reclassified” broadband Internet access as a “common carrier” under Title II of the Telecommunications Act, making the…

    Christian Science Monitor