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  • Russia warns West support for Kiev could lead to 'catastrophe'

    Russia's envoy to the European security watchdog OSCE urged the United States and Europe on Thursday to stop supporting the "party of war" in Ukraine and warned "catastrophe" could result, Interfax news agency reported. "I would like to appeal to the states that have influence on Kiev's leadership,…

    Reuters23 mins ago
  • Ventura won't see 'American Sniper'; says Kyle is no hero

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — "American Sniper" is tops at the box office but don't expect to see former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura lining up at a theater for it.

    Associated Press
  • Communist Party USA Chairman Vows Cooperation With Democratic Party

    The chairman of the National Committee of the Communist Party USA has penned a 2,023-word manifesto making the critical point that American Communists are eager to work with the Democratic Party to advance the modern communist agenda and achieve communist goals. “[L]abor and other key social forces…

    The Daily Caller58 mins ago
  • Mom admits helping her kids hide evidence of double slaying

    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A woman admitted on Wednesday that she helped two of her children conceal evidence of a gang-related double slaying that occurred at her home, where the bodies were buried in a yard.

    Associated Press
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    Lebanese Hezbollah hits Israeli convoy (29 photos)

    The threat of a full-blown conflict between Israel and Hezbollah increased on Wednesday after the Lebanese militant group fired a missile at an Israeli army vehicle along the frontier and wounded seven soldiers, the biggest escalation since a 2006 war. The attack, which Hezbollah said was carried…

    Yahoo News
  • TV star's plastic surgery disaster tests Brazil

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Andressa Urach went from being a single teenage mom nicknamed "Beanpole" to a reality TV bombshell in Brazil thanks to silicone implants, anabolic steroids, a nose job, and gel and botox injections, a fact she wasn't ashamed to share with fans.

    Associated Press
  • AirAsia co-pilot at controls when plane crashed

    The French co-pilot was at the controls of an AirAsia plane before it crashed into the sea last month after flying through an area of towering clouds, killing all 162 people on board, investigators said Thursday. The announcement came as fishermen found two more bodies from the crash in waters off…

    AFP
  • Treasure hunter who found a fortune in gold is captured

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A treasure hunter accused of cheating his investors out of their share of one of the richest hauls in U.S. history — $50 million in gold bars and coins from a 19th-century shipwreck — was captured at an upscale Florida hotel after more than two years on the lam.

    Associated Press
  • If This Case Heads to the Supreme Court, Unions Could Be Over

    For years, Rebecca Friedrichs, a veteran teacher in Buena Park, California, a suburb of Los Angeles, had monthly union dues docked from her paycheck, even though she didn’t like the union’s positions on school choice and other education reforms. More is at stake than just the $600 to $1,000…

    Takepart.com
  • How Obama Has Left Red States Deeper in the Red

    In a fascinating story Wednesday, Reuters asked John Hudak, an expert at the Brookings Institution, to look at how discretionary federal spending had been directed to states since 2009—that is, since the recession, but also since Obama came into office. In red states, spending is down 40 percent on…

    The Atlantic
  • Autopsy on Russian ex-spy 'one of most dangerous ever'

    The autopsy on the body of poisoned Russian former spy Alexander Litvinenko was described as one of the most dangerous ever on day two of an inquiry into his death Wednesday. Litvinenko died in a London hospital on November 23, 2006, three weeks after drinking tea infused with deadly polonium-210…

    AFP
  • Michigan woman charged with death of newborn found at recycling center

    A Michigan woman was charged with murder on Wednesday in the death of her newborn son, who police say was left neglected in a garage after she gave birth in December and whose body was found weeks later in a recycling center. Angela Alexie, 24, appeared in district court in Eastpointe, Michigan,…

    Reuters
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    Street dogs of Athens (27 photos)

    Stray dogs are a common sight in Athens with many living in small packs in the city's various squares or near tourist spots such as the Acropolis. Most are monitored and tagged by the local authorities receiving vaccinations and veterinary attention when needed. The streets - which the dogs have…

    Yahoo News
  • Tape: Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A disgruntled, former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist promised to build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years and design a bomb targeted for New York City in exchange for "money and power," according to secret FBI recordings released Wednesday.

    Associated Press
  • Mom wants independent autopsy after police killed daughter

    DENVER (AP) — The mother of a 17-year-old girl who was shot and killed by Denver police said Wednesday that she wants a second, independent autopsy because she doesn't trust the official investigation into the death of her daughter.

    Associated Press
  • Greek government reverses austerity policies, stocks hit

    Greece's new hard-left Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sent the Athens stock market diving after his government scrapped key privatisation projects and pressed home its demand for debt relief. His "national salvation" government said it was putting on hold the previous administration's plans to sell…

    AFP
  • Naomi Campbell displays superb stems in Paris Gaultier show

    Veteran supermodel Naomi Campbell made a toned and confident turn on the catwalk Wednesday as a walking bouquet for a bride in a wedding-themed Paris haute couture show by Jean Paul Gaultier. "Gaultier Paris" read the gift label on her chest next to white flowers, as Campbell -- with a big purple…

    AFP