Philippines mulls pullout of Syria peacekeepers The Philippine foreign secretary says he is recommending to President Benigno Aquino III to pull out all Filipino U.N. peacekeepers from the Golan Heights following the abduction of four by Syrian rebels. More
Iran president still a force even as his era ends When many struggling families in this eastern Iranian city take stock of outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's legacy, it's not about the oratory full of bluster and menace or his tussles with Iran's ruling clerics that are known to much of the world. More
U.S. believes Syria used chemicals The United States has evidence that the chemical weapon sarin has been used in Syria on a small scale, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday. But numerous questions remain about the origins of the chemicals and what impact their apparent use could have on the ongoing Syrian civil war and international involvement in it. More
N. Spokane woman booby traps home due to break ins Jenni-Fiere Bivens has taken home security into her own hands after a string of break-ins on her block. “It infuriates me,” she said. “I've lived here for 28 years, and for the last year it's come to this.” Bivens lives just east of the Northtown ... 11/28/2014 - 1:21 pm | View Link
ISIS booby traps huge dam as Pope backs US strikes Whilst a series of air strikes by American F-18 fighter jets reportedly sent most of the jihadists fleeing from the central parts of Mosul dam, a network of landmines and planted explosives they left behind impeded Kurdish ground forces from recapturing ... 08/19/2014 - 12:17 am | View Link
ISIS booby traps Mosul Dam, which could unleash 18-metre-high wall of water on Iraq’s second largest city as fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham rigged part of the area with booby traps and remotely triggered bombs. Whilst a series of air strikes by American F-18 fighter jets reportedly sent most of the jihadists fleeing from the central parts ... 08/18/2014 - 5:33 pm | View Link
Islamic State booby traps massive Iraqi dam which could kill thousands if breached Whilst a series of air strikes by American F-18 fighter jets reportedly sent most of the jihadists fleeing from the central parts of Mosul dam, a network of landmines and planted explosives they left behind impeded Kurdish ground forces from recapturing ... 08/18/2014 - 9:46 am | View Link
Nigeria: Insurgents Have Laid Booby Traps, Landmines Fleeing residents said the bridge between the states of Adamawa and Borno was destroyed on Friday. A team of French experts arrived in the country on Saturday, as international efforts to find the schoolgirls were ramped up. This follows British and ... 05/11/2014 - 1:00 pm | View Link
State Secret [The Great Manhunt] Directed by Sidney Gilliat. With Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Jack Hawkins, Glynis Johns, Walter Rilla. Visiting in England, famed American surgeon Doctor John Marlowe is ... 12/22/2014 - 1:24 am | View Website
The 7 Most Terrifying Archaeological Discoveries | Cracked.com In reality, we all know archaeology is nothing like what we see in movies. No ... it's way more terrifying. 12/21/2014 - 3:52 pm | View Website
Sri Lanka Says Wins Civil War, Kills Rebel Leader Sri Lankan troops say they have won the final battle in a separatist conflict against Tamil Tiger rebels. The announcement comes with news that the ... 12/21/2014 - 11:48 am | View Website
NLF and PAVN battle tactics NLF and PAVN battle tactics comprised a flexible mix of guerrilla and conventional warfare battle tactics used by the Main Force of the People's Liberation Armed ... 12/20/2014 - 4:57 pm | View Website
Zenon B. Lukosius Zenon B. Lukosius (August 24, 1918 – August 12, 2006) was an American World War II veteran who was a member of the U.S. Navy crew that captured the German submarine ... 12/19/2014 - 7:00 pm | View Website
The National Association of Realtors said Monday that sales of existing homes fell 6.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.93 million.
The combination of higher home prices and relatively stagnant incomes has reduced affordability and restrained buying activity.
Lower affordability, resulting from tight credit, rising home prices and essentially flat incomes, held back sales for the rest of the year.
Analysts say sales of roughly 5.5 million existing homes are common in a healthy real estate market.
A sudden blast of cold weather and snowstorms at the end of November might have cut into sales, noted Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomic.
Rates have fallen as investors are plowing their money into 10-year U.
Nigerian police say at least 16 people were killed and 25 wounded by a car bomb at a bus station in the northeastern city of Gombe.
Hundreds of people have been killed by car bombs and suicide bombers this year, mainly in the northeast that is home to the Islamic uprising.
Police say a man was fatally shot in Grand Rapids during a large weekend party at barbershop.
Police Lt. Pat Merril says at least 70 people were gathered at the barbershop for the party, but none of those in attendance called 911.
Wichita religious and nonprofit leaders are remembering the homeless people who died this past year in the city.
Cline, who is also a spokesman for the Advocates to End Chronic Homelessness, said they are "all human beings and deserve respect and dignity."
The attorney is seeking to use an insanity defense for a teenager charged with fatally attacking a 73-year-old suburban Indianapolis man.
The attorney for 17-year-old Maxwell Winkler of Fishers filed a notice of insanity or mental disease defense Friday in a Hamilton County court.
A white Milwaukee police officer who was fired after he fatally shot a mentally ill black man in April won't face criminal charges, the county's top prosecutor said Monday.
 based on all the evidence and analysis presented in this report, I come to the conclusion that Officer Manney's use of force in this incident was justified self-defense and that defense cannot be reasonably overcome to establish a basis to charge Officer Manney with a crime.
The executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin, Chris Ahmuty, issued a statement saying the decision not to charge Manney left "a cloud of uncertainty over the circumstances of and the responsibility for Mr.