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  • Britain summons Russian ambassador after bombers intercepted

    Britain said it had summoned the Russian ambassador to London on Thursday after Russian bombers were found flying close to British airspace, saying the incident had disrupted civil aviation. The move comes after a string of similar incidents and amid tense relations with Moscow over the conflict in…

    AFP
  • Marshawn Lynch talks about why he doesn't talk to the media

    PHOENIX (AP) — Marshawn Lynch changed the script and fired back at his critics.

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  • A sneaky snake: Teams hunt for rock pythons in Everglades

    MIAMI (AP) — For all the danger posed to Florida's Everglades by invasive Burmese pythons, there's one thing researchers don't want to know: how they would interact with another python species that threatens to move into the same territory.

    Associated Press
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    Abandoned tuberculosis hospital (16 photos)

    These chilling images prove there is no sign of life at this abandoned tuberculosis treatment hospital. Johnny Joo, 24, captured the eerie shots of the desolate TB ward, in Perrysburg, New York. Where equipment lies gathering rust and walls are left crumbling. The photojournalist, from Cleveland,…

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  • Police find human remains in suitcase on San Francisco sidewalk

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco police on Wednesday discovered human body parts stuffed inside a suitcase that had been ditched on the sidewalk of a downtown street, officials said. Police closed off blocks around the package around 4:15 p.m. and found more remains after searching the area,…

    Reuters
  • Ebola May Be Mutating

    Only a day after the World Health Organization announced that an end was in sight for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, scientists had less uplifting news: The virus may be mutating. “The response to the EVD (Ebola virus disease) epidemic has now moved to a second phase, as the focus shifts from…

    The Atlantic
  • Why Castro's demand for reparations from US could backfire

    Cuban President Raúl Castro had a surprise for the Obama administration when he issued a new and considerably tougher set of demands this week for reaching normalized relations with the United States. Castro said United States payment of hundreds of millions of dollars in economic reparations for…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • I lost 50 lbs in 3 months – here’s how technology helped me

    America has never been as fat as it is right now. And I had never been as fat as I was seven months ago. I don’t usually discuss personal matters here on the site, but weight is a serious issue that hundreds of millions of people around the world struggle with constantly. According to a report…

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  • Expletives and in-your-face tennis at the Australian Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray's four-set win over Tomas Berdych at the Australian Open on Thursday will be remembered more for the tension between the players than the shot-making on the court.

    Associated Press
  • African Golden Cat Attacks Monkeys in Rare Camera Trap Footage

    African golden cats are hardly ever photographed in the wild. But recently, scientists captured a much more dynamic scene: a golden cat crashing a party of red colobus monkeys in Uganda. The video, released yesterday (Jan. 27), may be the first footage of a golden cat hunting in the daylight,…

    LiveScience.com
  • 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
  • ISIS Hostage Says He'll Be Killed Within 24 Hours

    In a chilling new video from the terror group ISIS, the Japanese journalist held hostage allegedly says that he and another captive have been given 24 hours or less to live unless a convicted terrorist is freed from prison. "It is me for her," he says, referring to Sajida al-Rishawi, a female…

    ABC News
  • Brawl erupts at Missouri meeting over black teen killing case

    A meeting aimed at easing tensions between blacks and police in St. Louis erupted into a brawl on Wednesday night, underscoring the ongoing anger that persists in the area after the August police killing of an unarmed black teen. The meeting, held at St. Louis City Hall by the Public Safety…

    Reuters
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    Deadly gas explosion at Mexico City hospital (21 photos)

    A powerful gas tank truck explosion shattered a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City on Thursday, killing at least three adults and one baby and injuring dozens. Claudia Dominguez, spokeswoman for the city's civil defense agency, confirmed the deaths and said she expected an updated…

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  • Syria Kurds kill 22 jihadists around Kobane: monitor

    Kurdish fighters killed 22 jihadists around Kobane Thursday, days after recapturing the Syrian town, but the Islamic State group still controls hundreds of villages in the area, a monitor said. "Nineteen IS members were killed in fighting against the (Kurdish) People's Protection Units (YPG) in the…

    AFP
  • 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
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    Jordanian pilot, Muath al-Kasaesbeh, held hostage by Islamic State militants (16 photos)

    Jordan said on Thursday it was still holding an Iraqi would-be suicide bomber as a deadline passed for her release set by Islamic State militants who threatened to kill a Jordanian pilot, Muath al-Kasaesbeh, unless she was handed over by sunset. An audio message purportedly from a Japanese…

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