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  • N. Korea fires missiles in anger at South-US military drills

    North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea and vowed "merciless" retaliation Monday as the US and South Korea kicked off joint military drills denounced by Pyongyang as recklessly confrontational. The annual exercises always trigger a surge in military tensions and warlike…

    AFP
  • Reality hits North Dakota's pricey apartment market; rents drop

    By Ernest Scheyder WILLISTON, N.D. (Reuters) - It is getting cheaper to rent an apartment in North Dakota's oil patch. Prices, which only last year rivaled levels in New York City and Geneva, have slipped about 15 to 20 percent in the past two months as dozens of new apartment buildings opened in…

    Reuters
  • Video Exonerates Man Set Up By Louisiana Cops And Prosecutors

    If not for cell phone video, 47-year-old disabled veteran Douglas Dendinger could be going to prison — because of an apparent coordinated effort by Washington Parish, La. cops and prosecutors who falsely accused him of battery and witness intimidation. As New Orleans’ WWL reports, Dendinger’s…

    The Daily Caller
  • Amish to be resentenced for remaining charges in attacks

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Sixteen members of a breakaway Amish community from eastern Ohio are scheduled to be resentenced in Cleveland after a federal appellate court overturned their hate crime convictions.

    Associated Press
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    Yahoo! celebrates 20th anniversary (35 photos)

    It's been 20 years since two Stanford University electrical engineering students created a small website that would become the tech giant Yahoo! Company founders Jerry Yang and David Filo debuted "Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web" in January 1994. In its first iteration, the…

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  • Iraq forces take on Tikrit in biggest operation yet

    Some 30,000 Iraqi troops and militia backed by aircraft pounded jihadist positions in and around Tikrit on Monday in the biggest offensive yet to retake one of the Islamic State group's main strongholds. Government forces have been working their way north in recent months, notching up key victories…

    AFP
  • 3rd child dies after carbon monoxide leak in Ohio home

    TROY, Ohio (AP) — The third of four children exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide from a furnace in a home has died.

    Associated Press
  • Parents often want changes in kids’ shots schedule

    By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Many parents ask doctors to spread out toddlers' vaccines instead of following the recommended immunization schedule, according to a new study. Most doctors comply with the request, even though they believe the delays put the children at risk for preventable…

    Reuters
  • Crowd kills girl suspected to be suicide bomber in Nigeria

    BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — A crowd beat to death a teenage girl accused of planning to be a suicide bomber and then set her body ablaze Sunday, according to police and witnesses at a northeastern Nigerian market.

    Associated Press
  • Hopes for peaceful Russian transition fade with Nemtsov: Kasparov

    By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov has dampened any hope for a peaceful political transition in Russia away from President Vladimir Putin's government, Garry Kasparov, a prominent opposition voice, said in an interview on Sunday. Kasparov, a former…

    Reuters
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    Photos of the day - March 1, 2015 (23 photos)

    The crowd watches as stunt pilots Melissa Pemberton, Jurgis Kairys and Skip Stewart of The Immortals fly past pyrotechnics as they perform at The Australian International Airshow, a disaster management officer evacuates local residents as firefighters battle to extinguish a huge fire on a plastic…

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  • Video shows Los Angeles police shooting man

    Los Angeles police fatally shot a man on Sunday in an incident that was caught on video and circulated widely online, with the department saying officers resorted to deadly force after the man had reached for one of their guns. The graphic footage, which appeared on Facebook, shows a violent…

    AFP
  • Pickup truck goes into frozen river; dead dog found inside

    TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A pickup truck drove onto a frozen river, spun around repeatedly and then plunged through the ice early Sunday, and police rescue teams found a dead dog but no people inside.

    Associated Press
  • Did a Famous Graffiti Artist Vandalize This Beloved American National Park?

    His works have appeared in museums across the world, but where Paris-based street artist André Saraiva may have displayed his latest handiwork has provoked the ire of many people. Saraiva, better known as André, this week posted an image of a defaced boulder that appears to be inside the Joshua…

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  • Ronda Rousey needs 14 seconds to stop Cat Zingano at UFC 184

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ronda Rousey has stopped every opponent she has faced in her meteoric mixed martial arts career, so a first-round victory is no shock for the UFC's bantamweight champion.

    Associated Press
  • Obamacare opponents should be careful what they wish for

    Commentary: Supreme court decision nullifying health insurance subsidies would result in chaos.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • Femininity gets a rethink during Milan Fashion Week

    MILAN (AP) — Femininity is getting a rethink in Milan.

    Associated Press