Elections 2012 Issues: Education

  • Utah parents who killed selves, children feared apocalypse

    SPRINGVILLE, Utah (AP) — A Utah couple and their three children who were found dead in their home last fall overdosed on drugs after the parents told friends and family they were worried about the apocalypse, authorities said Tuesday.

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  • Michelle Obama navigates limits on women in Saudi Arabia

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — For first lady Michelle Obama, just a few hours in Saudi Arabia were enough to illustrate the stark limitations under which Saudi women live.

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  • Mayweather and Pacquiao courtside at same Heat game

    MIAMI (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao were finally together Tuesday night.

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  • Scores of foreign fighters among Kobane dead

    Large numbers of foreign fighters are among the jihadists killed in the battle for the Syrian town of Kobane, a senior US official said Tuesday, saying the concerted campaign was halting the militants' march. The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) announced the "liberation" of Kobane on…

    AFP
  • South Korea, China warn Japan not to backtrack on apology over wartime past

    South Korea and China warned Japan on Tuesday not to backtrack on its apology issued 20 years ago over its wartime past when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe makes a statement on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two. Japan's ties with South Korea and China have worsened sharply as Abe has…

    Reuters43 mins ago
  • China officials dine on endangered salamander: reports

    Chinese officials feasted on a critically endangered giant salamander and turned violent when journalists photographed the luxury banquet, according to media reports Tuesday on the event which appeared to flout Beijing's austerity campaign. The 28 diners included senior police officials from the…

    AFP
  • Widely Used Drugs Tied to Greater Dementia Risk for Seniors

    People over age 65 who frequently take over-the-counter sleep aids and certain other commonly used drugs may be increasing their risk of dementia, new findings show. In the study, the researchers looked at drugs that have "anticholinergic effects," meaning they block a neurotransmittercalled…

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  • Georgia mother kills three children in murder-suicide: police

    By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - The bodies of a mother and her three children ranging in age from 9 months to 10 years old were discovered in a suburban Atlanta apartment on Tuesday in what was an apparent murder-suicide carried out by the mother, authorities said. A maintenance man discovered…

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    70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz (26 photos)

    Auschwitz's last survivors urged the world not to forget the horror of the Holocaust 70 years after the Nazi death camp was liberated in the final throes of World War Two, an anniversary that finds Europe again confronted by intolerance. European Jews warn of a growing under-current of…

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    'Invisible City / Night Walk, 1983-1989': Ken Schles documents NYC's Lower East Side in the 80's (11 photos)

    A gritty and penetrating portrayal of New York’s Lower East Side in the 1980s by Ken Schles will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery from January 29 – March 14, 2015. The exhibition of 40 black and white photographs coincides with the publication of a new Steidl monograph, Night Walk (2014), a…

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  • Texas inmate set to die Wednesday wins reprieve

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas' top criminal court called off Wednesday's scheduled execution of a death row inmate linked to five killings in Houston, though attorneys said the court didn't immediately explain its decision.

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  • Pope opens doors to transsexual dubbed 'devil's daughter'

    Pope Francis has met a Spanish transsexual and his fiancée at the Vatican, opening his doors to a man dubbed "the devil's daughter" by a local priest, media reports said Tuesday. Diego Neria Lejarraga met the pontiff on Saturday after writing to him in December to complain he was being treated as…

    AFP
  • Iran says it sent warning to Israel via US officials

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Tehran said Tuesday it sent a warning to Israel through the United States over the recent killing of an Iranian general in an alleged Israeli airstrike in Syria, the official IRNA news agency reported.

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  • Exclusive: AirAsia probe vets possible computer glitch, crew response

    By Siva Govindasamy and Tim Hepher SINGAPORE/PARIS (Reuters) - Investigators probing the crash of an AirAsia jetliner are examining maintenance records of a key part of its automated control systems, and how the pilots may have handled the plane if it failed, two people familiar with the matter…

    Reuters
  • Georgia couple trying to buy car off Craigslist fatally shot: police

    A Georgia couple who disappeared after they set out to buy a car from Craigslist died of gunshot wounds to the head, and a suspect has been charged with murder and armed robbery in connection to their deaths, a sheriff's office said on Tuesday. An autopsy has confirmed that the bodies found in a…

    Reuters
  • Cops: Ex-Fox producer kills himself outside NYC headquarters

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former employee of a Fox television station in Texas shot himself to death outside the company's New York headquarters Monday, shortly after handing out fliers saying the company had ended his career, police said.

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  • Man Allegedly Crashes Car Into Pregnant Girlfriend

    Justin Lee Colby, 33, was arrested in Florida for attempted homicide after allegedly slamming his vehicle into his pregnant girlfriend.

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