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There are some things parents have grown to expect from their children's school experience. They will learn stuff. They will make friends. They will be encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities. One thing we don't ever in our
wildest nightmares expect: a child to be stabbed in the neck with a pencil and school administrators do absolutely
nothing about it. Correction: They did do one thing. They called…Continue
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who ran on a pledge to reform the police department's
aggressive use of stop-and-frisk practices, reached a deal with a civil liberties group on Thursday to end the long legal
Last August, a federal court judge found the New York police department's practices unconstitutional. That decision was
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with one of its players. Dell and third baseman Will Middlebrooks publicly outed themselves…Continue
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SEATTLE (CBS Seattle) – When a Seattle man found a drunk man rummaging through his parents bedroom last week, he did what many of us would not do…gave him a glass of water.
KOMO-TV reports the victim was home alone at his parents’s house when he heard noises coming from the bedroom.
He investigated and found a man opening…Continue
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A botched break-in ended quite unexpectedly for one suspect in Sweden -- with coffee and conversation.
According to local reports, homeowner Tomas Holmberg discovered a would-be thief trying to break in through the balcony at about 1 a.m. Monday. The Kvarnåsen resident managed to overpower the intruder and called the police.
Then, he …Continue
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Jan 27 (Reuters) - The number of passengers and crew who fell ill aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship climbed to more than 600 on Monday, many of them vomiting and suffering diarrhea.
The updated sick count aboard the Explorer of the Seas, which cut short its Caribbean cruise and was expected to dock in New Jersey on Wednesday, is more than double the 300 originally thought to have been felled by gastrointestinal illness, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease…
Nearly 200 Nepali migrant workers died in Qatar last year, many of them from heart failure, officials said Monday, figures that highlight the grim plight of labourers in the Gulf nation.
Tens of thousands of impoverished Nepalis head every year to Qatar, where a construction boom is gathering pace as it prepares to host the 2022 football World Cup.
The Nepal embassy in Doha said it registered 191 deaths last year compared with 169 the year…Continue
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NEW DELHI, Jan 29 (Reuters) - An Indian female politician and activist has said rape victims may have invited attacks by their clothes and behaviour, fuelling a national debate over a series of incidents of sexual violence against women.
Asha Mirje, a Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader in western Maharashtra state, questioned at a meeting on Tuesday why a 23-year-old physiotherapy student who was gang-raped on a bus in Delhi in 2012 was out late at…Continue
Scott MacIntyre, the former common law husband of Rob Ford's sister, filed a statement of claim Wednesday alleging the Toronto mayor was behind his vicious, jailhouse beating in March, 2012.
And MacIntyre believes that infamous video showing Ford ranting about wanting tokill an unnamed man and…Continue
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — At least 250 million of the world's 650 million primary school age children are unable to read, write or do basic mathematics, according to a report Wednesday commissioned by the U.N. education agency.
The report found that 130 million are in primary school but have not achieved the minimum benchmarks for learning, and almost 120 million have spent little or no time in a classroom including 57 million youngsters who are not…Continue
A McDonald's employee in Pittsburgh was arrested Wednesday after undercover police officers said they discovered her selling heroin in Happy Meal boxes, according to a criminal complaint.
Shantia Dennis, 26, was arrested after undercover law enforcement officials conducted a drug buy, according to a statement from Mike Manko, communications director for the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office.
Customers looking for heroin were instructed to go…
Rome (CNN) -- Mafia killings don't typically shock Italians -- as disturbing as the occasional hit may be, the tragedy usually affects only friends and families of the victims.
But a coldblooded, point-blank killing this month in southern Italy has a nation grieving -- for a 3-year-old child.
Nicola "Coco" Campolongo was shot in the head along with his grandfather, Giuseppe Iannicelli, and his grandfather's 27-year-old companion -- victims of an apparent mob hit over…
SANTA ANA, CA -- A California schoolteacher was arrested Wednesday after hundreds of living and dead pythons in plastic bins were found stacked floor to ceiling inside his stench-filled home in suburban Orange County.
As investigators wearing respirator masks carried the reptiles out of the house and stacked them in the driveway, reporters and passers-by gagged at the smell. Some held their noses or walked away from the five-bedroom home to get a breath of…
ATLANTA (AP) — The snow and sleet have stopped falling and traffic was moving again around Atlanta following a crippling storm — but transportation and rescue officials said that didn't mean it was safe yet to drive, especially after the sun goes down.
Officials from the Georgia Department of Transportation said Wednesday night that they were concerned with sub-freezing overnight lows potentially leading to layers of black ice coating roads that might appear to be…
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The National Security Agency and its British counterpart are tapping into smartphone applications to scoop up personal data, The New York Times reported Monday.
In the latest revelations from U.S. intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, classified documents show the NSA and Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters are working to snatch location and other sensitive information by exploiting “leaky” smartphone apps such as Google Maps or mobile versions of Facebook, Twitter…Continue
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Light arms supplied by the United States are flowing to "moderate" Syrian rebel factions in the south of the country and U.S. funding for months of further deliveries has been approved by Congress, according U.S. and European security officials.
The weapons, most of which are moving to non-Islamist Syrian rebels via Jordan, include a variety of small arms, as well as some more…Continue
ROME (Reuters) - Thieves broke into a small church in the mountains east of Rome over the weekend and stole a reliquary with the blood of the late Pope John Paul II, a custodian said on Monday.
Dozens of police with sniffer dogs scoured the remote area for clues to what the Italian Catholic magazine Famiglia Cristiana called "a sacrilegious theft that was probably commissioned by someone".…Continue
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Homeland Security secretary says an earned path to citizenship for the roughly 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally is a matter of national security.
It was the first time Jeh Johnson, who had little experience with immigration policy before he was appointed, had outlined his approach on the subject.
The Defense Department's former top lawyer, who…Continue
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When it came to portraying the rugged western outdoorsman who helped transform a pack of filtered cigarettes into the world's most popular brand, Marlboro Man Eric Lawson was the real deal.
Ruggedly handsome, the actor could ride a horse through the wide-open spaces of the Southwest, from Texas to Colorado to Arizona or wherever else the Phillip Morris tobacco company sent him to light up while…Continue