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  • Giant, cross-border smuggling tunnel found under Arizona house

    Police pulled over a U-Haul carrying 4,700 pounds of marijuana this week. When they traced the truck’s route to a house on the border, they discovered the longest drug-smuggling tunnel the region has ever seen.

    Yahoo News
  • North Korean leader tells army: 'prepare for war'

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has urged his army to prepare for war with the United States and its allies, state media said Saturday, as Pyongyang ramps up the rhetoric ahead of US-South Korea military drills. Kim's comments came after South Korea and the United States Friday conducted a joint…

    AFP
  • Man gets life for killing 80-year-old who was bound, beaten

    PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A Washington state man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing an 80-year-old woman who was duct-taped to a chair, blindfolded and beaten during a robbery at her northeast Oregon home.

    Associated Press
  • Death threats and a late night dinner before Russia's Nemtsov was shot dead

    By Thomas Grove MOSCOW (Reuters) - It was near closing time on Friday at the upscale Bosco restaurant that looks out onto the illuminated red-brick walls of Moscow's Kremlin. Boris Nemtsov and his young, dark-haired girlfriend were finishing dinner. A political reformer who had fallen foul of…

    Reuters
  • Missing Log Cabin Found 3,750 Feet Away From Original Location

    A man returned to his property in Oregon earlier this week only to find that his log cabin was gone. Police were able to determine that the neighbor who paid $3,000 for the cabin had no idea it was stolen.

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  • Lithuania signs US deal to replace Russian gas

    Lithuania said Saturday it had signed a trade agreement to buy liquified natural gas from the United States in a move aimed at reducing the EU Baltic state's heavy dependence on Russian gas deliveries. Under the deal with Houston-based Chenier Energy company, the first LNG fuel is expected to…

    AFP
  • Alcoholic Bears Are Finally Freed From a Hellish Russian Prison

    It’s been a long, tragic road for two blind alcoholic bears in the town of Sochi, Russia, that have spent their lives in a squalid cage as part of a restaurant attraction. The bears have been removed from their cramped, filthy surroundings and are off the sauce, thanks in part to Brigitte Bardot’s…

    Takepart.com
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    Photos of the day - February 28, 2015 (28 photos)

    The sun sets as a girl enjoys water at Ngapali Beach, Tandwe township, western Myanmar, an elderly woman yawns during an anti-government mass meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal and Michael Neumayer of Germany soars through the air during his jump in the men's large hill team ski jumping final at the…

    Yahoo News
  • Stolen No. 44 NASCAR race car found in suburban Atlanta

    HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — The No. 44 race car returned to its NASCAR shop in North Carolina on Saturday after it was recovered along a remote road in suburban Atlanta, apparently abandoned by the thieves who stole it from a hotel parking lot.

    Associated Press
  • Teen girl fatally shot by Denver police hit from left: autopsy

    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A 17-year-old girl fatally shot by Denver police was struck by bullets fired through the left side of the car she was in, autopsy results showed on Friday, which her family says contradicts official reports she tried to run down the officers. Jessica Hernandez…

    Reuters
  • Chile leader visits ailing 14 year-old who wants to end her life

    Chile's President Michelle Bachelet on Saturday visited a 14-year-old girl suffering from cystic fibrosis who made a heart-wrenching video appeal to be allowed to end her life. Valentina Maureira had addressed Bachelet personally in the message, which she recorded with a smartphone and uploaded to…

    AFP
  • Venezuela to demand mandatory visas for Americans

    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Saturday he was implementing a mandatory visa system for all American citizens visiting the country, as a way to "control" US interference. The leftist president also ordered a review and reduction of US diplomatic staff in Caracas. "In order to protect…

    AFP
  • Visit to dump by Oregon's former first couple draws police

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Workers at a central Oregon landfill became suspicious when former Gov. John Kitzhaber and his fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, showed up to dump some trash last week.

    Associated Press
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    Retreating ice in a warming Antarctica (21 photos)

    From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging thousands of feet (hundreds of meters) below to re-shape Earth. Water is eating away at the Antarctic ice, melting it where it hits the…

    Yahoo News
  • Couple married 67 years holds hands in final hours together

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — After spending 67 years together as devoted husband and wife, there was no question how Floyd and Violet Hartwig would end their lives — together.

    Associated Press
  • Kia shooting for the top

    Since Kia set up a dedicated design studio in Europe the change has been remarkable and now its cars can compete in terms of looks and aesthetics as well as in terms of efficiency or load space with the best that the likes of Ford or VW have to offer. The Sportspace is anything but a crazily…

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  • Dozens dead as Qaeda militants in Syria seize rebel base

    Al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate on Saturday drove US-backed rebels out of a strategic northern military base in fierce fighting that left dozens dead, a monitor said. At least 29 fighters from the Western-armed Hazm movement were killed along with six Al-Nusra Front jihadists, according to the Syrian…

    AFP
  • Is Marijuana Safe? It's More Complicated Than You Think

    There are at least 10 drugs that are more deadly than marijuana, including some that are legal, such as alcohol and nicotine, a new study by researchers in Germany and Canada finds. In fact, drinking alcohol — the deadliest drug on the list — is about 100 times more dangerous than using marijuana,…

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