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  • New Saudi king announces major government shake-up

    Saudi Arabia's new King Salman further cemented his hold on power, with a sweeping shakeup that saw two sons of the late King Abdullah fired, and the heads of intelligence and other key agencies replaced alongside a cabinet shuffle. Top officials from the Ports Authority, the National…

    AFP
  • Woods stumbles with chipping in return to golf

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tiger Woods helped attract a record, raucous crowd to the Phoenix Open on Thursday, the first big event in a week that concludes with the Super Bowl.

    Associated Press
  • Rare megamouth shark discovered in Philippines

    The specimen, one of less than 70 ever seen in the world, washed ashore dead, wildlife officials say.

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  • 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.

    Associated Press
  • 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
  • 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
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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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  • 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.

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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
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    Japanese journalist, Kenji Goto, held hostage by Islamic State militants (18 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 unless she was handed over by sunset. An audio message purportedly from a Japanese journalist also captured by…

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • France: Crew tried to eject in F-16 jet crash that killed 11

    PARIS (AP) — The Greek crew of an F-16 fighter jet that crashed into parked planes at a Spanish air base, killing 11, tried to eject after a failed takeoff, the head of France's air force said Thursday.

    Associated Press
  • The funniest thing you’ll see today: Tennis star Novak Djokovic faces off against an M1 Abrams tank

    Tennis legend Novak Djokovic has stared down Federer and Nadal… but he’s never faced a foe quite as fearsome as this. YouTube user timtimfed has created a hilarious video in which a digital Vietnam-era M1 Abrams tank is edited in with footage of Djokovic playing a match at the Australian Open. The…

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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