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  • Bangladesh seizes 27kg of gold from North Korean diplomat

    Bangladeshi customs authorities seized nearly 27 kilograms of gold, worth about $1.7 million, from a North Korean diplomat on Friday after he tried to smuggle in the bullion using diplomatic immunity. Armed police and customs officials at Dhaka airport challenged Son Young Nam, the first secretary…

    AFP
  • A Hillary Clinton Email the State Department Couldn't Find

    Hillary Clinton supporters have defended her use of a private email account to conduct official State Department business by arguing that she emailed colleagues at their government addresses, ensuring that a copy of the correspondence would be retained on government servers and available to…

    The Atlantic
  • Police: 2 brothers charged in officer's death

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two brothers were charged with murder in the death of a police officer gunned down during a robbery at a video game store, where the officer had gone to buy a present for his 9-year-old son for getting good grades, police said.

    Associated Press42 mins ago
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    Harrison Ford injured in small plane crash at Penmar Golf Course

    Harrison Ford was injured after his small plane crashed during an emergency landing at Penmar Golf Course in Venice on Thursday afternoon.

    WABC – NY
  • Remains of two fetuses found in ceiling of Indiana funeral home

    By Tracy Rucinski GARY, Ind. (Reuters) - Gary, Indiana, authorities on Thursday were investigating the origin of two fetuses that were briefly hidden in the rafters of a funeral home morgue. One of the fetuses bore a tag from Methodist Hospital that identified it as male, the funeral home said. The…

    Reuters
  • Top Qaeda leader, commanders reported killed in Syria

    The military chief and several top commanders of the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front have been reported killed in northwestern Syria, where the jihadist militia has been making major gains in recent months. Syrian state media, a monitoring group and a local activist reported that Abu Hammam…

    AFP45 mins ago
  • No murder charge for 15-year-old girl in brother's slaying

    GAINSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 15-year-old north Florida girl who authorities say fatally shot her 16-year-old brother after years of abuse at home pleaded no contest on Thursday to felony burglary and will receive probation and counseling.

    Associated Press
  • How to Maximize Social Security With Spousal Benefits

    Financial advisors may have different approaches when it comes to retirement planning, but they seem to agree on one thing: Most people don't understand how to make the most of Social Security spousal benefits. "There are so many details and different variables," says Aries Jimenez, director of…

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Australia complains over Indonesia's treatment of death row prisoners

    By Lincoln Feast and Eveline Danubrata SYDNEY/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Australia has complained about the treatment of two drug smugglers, who face execution in Indonesia, and wants to lodge a formal protest after a smiling Indonesian police chief was photographed posing with the men, officials said on…

    Reuters
  • Dred Scott decision still resonates today

    On March 6, 1857, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the Dred Scott case, which had a direct impact on the coming of the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln's presidency four years later.

    National Constitution Center
  • Tiny bird long thought to be extinct rediscovered in Myanmar

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Scientists say a tiny, brown bird long thought to be extinct has been rediscovered in Myanmar's grasslands, but its fragmented habitat is threatened by human encroachment.

    Associated Press
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    50 years after "Bloody Sunday" at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama (43 photos)

    President Barack Obama will call for a new generation of Americans to take up the torch kindled by civil rights leaders 50 years ago in Selma, Alabama, when he visits the historic town Saturday. America's first black president will stand at the famed Edmund Pettus Bridge, accompanied by wife…

    Yahoo News
  • Florida man drove dead body to attorney's office: police

    By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida detectives are investigating the case of a man who drove to his lawyer's office with a dead body in the bed of his pickup truck, authorities said on Thursday. John Marshall, 52, said he shot his neighbor in self-defense during a scuffle involving…

    Reuters
  • 11-year-old sent home from school for Christian Grey costume

    LONDON (AP) — Thousands of British students mark World Book Day by going to school in costume as their favorite fictional characters. But one 11-year-old found himself in a bind when he dressed as Christian Grey, the S&M-loving billionaire hero of erotic thriller "50 Shades of Grey."

    Associated Press
  • 5 Rewards of Living a Frugal Lifestyle

    Once a couple decides to commit to a frugal lifestyle, it's likely that disagreements and stress about money will decrease and their success as a frugal couple will strengthen their bond overall. Other possibilities include deciding to switch careers, working less and living life the way you…

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Widespread outrage after IS bulldozes ancient Iraq city

    Condemnation poured in Friday of the Islamic State group's bulldozing of the ancient city of Nimrud, the jihadists' latest attack on Iraqi cultural treasures that the UN termed a "war crime". After rampaging through Mosul's museum with sledgehammers and torching its library last month, IS…

    AFP19 mins ago
  • Thousands stranded on Kentucky highways for nearly 24 hours

    Larry Weas spent a cold night hunkered down in his car after getting caught in a logjam along Interstate 65 in Kentucky. To conserve fuel during his 11-hour ordeal, he kept his car turned off for long stretches and scooped snow into a bucket to have something to drink. A stranded couple gave him a…

    Associated Press