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Russia beefs up military assets in Syria in response to Turkey’s downing of jet

Russia ramped up the threat of a military confrontation between Turkey and Moscow Wednesday – a day after a Russian warplane was shot down by Turkey – by announcing that a state-of-the-art air defense missile system will be...

Rams WR Bailey Stable After Being Shot in Head: Report

Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey is out of surgery and will spend the next 3-5 days in intensive care, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport tweeted Wednesday afternoon.

Indiana man gets four-year sentence for stealing brains from museum, selling them

An Indiana man who admitted stealing human brain samples and other tissue from a medical museum and selling them received a four-year jail sentence Wednesday. 

Obama Administration Warns States Refusing Syrian Refugees is Illegal

The U.S. federal government is warning state officials they do not have the legal authority to refuse to accept refugees from Syria. The notification came in a letter dated Wednesday from the director of the Office of Refugee...

Man who posted photo of dead wife found guilty of murder

Shawn PriceMIAMI, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- A Florida man was found guilty Wednesday of the 2013 murder of his wife in which he posted a picture of her dead body on Facebook after killing her.

Pope says Christian-Muslim dialogue ‘essential’ for peace

Pope Francis told Christian and Muslim leaders in Kenya on Thursday that they have little choice but to engage in dialogue to guard against the "barbarous" Islamic extremist attacks that have struck K

How James Foley changed the world, one life at a time

For the kids at one Phoenix school, Mr. Foley was always just there. To Eddie Martinez, it’s almost as if he’s still around.         

4 Reasons You Can Fix Your Own Damn Plate on Thanksgiving

The conversation over whether or not a woman should prepare her man’s plate has become somewhat of a Thanksgiving tradition on social media, and I’m dumbfounded as to why or how we even got here. Every time I see it, I’m tempted...

My 8-Year-Old Knows Everything About Sex and Procreation. Is She Too Young for That Information?

Two years ago, when Emmy was 6, she spent the day with her aunt and cousin. When I came to pick her up, she had her nose deep in a book. Emmy has always loved to read, and I can’t count how many times she’s discovered a book at a...

43 Thoughts About Thanksgiving We Can All Relate To

Every Thanksgiving, families across America gather for the annual tradition of overeating, wading into futile political debates and resurrecting and rehashing yesteryear's drama. While traditions may vary from home to home,...

Big changes may be ahead for Hollywood's biggest golf course

Golfers have been booking tee times at the sprawling Orangebrook Golf & Country Club since the 1930s. But Orangebrook, the largest of Hollywood's three municipal golf courses with 36 holes and 240 acres, has seen better...

Cold enough for you? Gaylord Palms' Ice goes poetic

As the song goes, I can't feel my face when I'm with you, Ice. With apologies to The Weeknd hit, that's what hit me after a spin through Ice, the annual holiday event featuring ice sculpture and way-below-freezing...

Disney's Candlelight Processional begins at Epcot

WHAT: Candlelight Processional, the longstanding Epcot holiday tradition, returns with mass choir, orchestra and celebrity narrators all lined up. The first star to read the Christmas story to the assembled visitors at the park...

UCF releases photos in anti-Semitic sticker investigation

The University of Central Florida released photos of two people suspected in leaving anti-Semitic stickers and fliers around dormitories. The stickers and fliers had pictures of swastikas and the Star of David. They were found...

Dexter Lewis files notice of appeal in Denver bar massacre

Attorneys have filed a notice of appeal for a man convicted of stabbing five people to death in a Denver bar.