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How An Abused Lion, Tiger And Bear Became An Unlikely Family (PHOTOS)

An American black bear, a Bengal tiger and an African lion were the victims of animal cruelty, according to Imgur, but the ending of their story will leave you believing in fate.<p>Baloo the bear, Leo the lion, and Shere Khan the tiger (all three known as BLT) were brought together as 2-month-old cubs …

2nd-Grader's Cure For Playground Loneliness: A Buddy Bench

Second-grader Christian Bucks, of York, Pa., knew that some of his classmates felt lonely during recess, and he decided to do something about it. His simple, utterly heartwarming solution was to install a playground "buddy bench."<p>As reported by the York Daily Record, a buddy bench is a designated …

The Secret to Cultivating a Young Entrepreneur

Jack Andraka is a typical high school student in many ways. He enjoys mountain biking and white water rafting; he likes watching "Family Guy" and "The Simpsons" on TV. He also, however, likes science. And it's a good thing.<p>At 15 years old, Jack created a new diagnostic test for pancreatic cancer …

Pharmacist Comes To The Rescue When Elderly Couple Can't Afford Medication

Philadelphia News, Weather and Sports from WTXF FOX 29<p>This Newtown Square, Pa., couple received a much needed pick-me-up just in time for the holiday season.<p>Elisa and Frank Costantini, originally from Italy, have been married 55 years, according to WTXF-TV. Unfortunately, this year has been the …

Leopard Cub Adopts Her Prey's Baby, Shows What We Can Learn From The Animal World

Humans can learn so much from the natural world. While we often struggle to get along with each other, animals can make room in their hearts even for natural enemies.<p>An excerpt from the 2006 National Geographic documentary 'Eye Of The Leopard' captures the extraordinary moment when a leopard's …

Police Officers Make Disabled 5-Year-Old's Wildest Dream Come True

Five-year-old Morgan Steward's dream of becoming a police officer is finally a reality.<p>On Monday, members of the Covington Police Department in Georgia swore the young boy in as an honorary officer, Yahoo Shine reports. Steward even took an official oath -- with one, notable addendum.<p>"I will …

PAULA DEEN BRUTAL BEATING SCANDAL

Disgraced TV chef PAULA DEEN is facing yet another scandal af­ter her troubled stepson was busted for a brutal beating – and sources say she’s …

Ukraine police move on protesters and opposition party

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1035000/1035455_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522704389_6ce87580143603d8b2d55f6ad28a0005<p><b>Ukrainian police have begun moving against protesters in central Kiev, with some protest camps in front of government buildings dismantled.</b><p>An …

Russia

French army battles militias in Central African Republic's capital | Reuters

BANGUI (Reuters) - The French army said it has restored some stability in the capital of Central African Republic after battling gunmen on Monday in an operation to disarm rival Muslim and Christian fighters responsible for killing hundreds since last week.<p>A Chad soldier holds his weapon in Bangui …

10 worst right-wing statements of the week — smearing Mandela’s memory edition

Who gets the prize for most deranged statement this week? Limbaugh? Palin? Santorum? Maybe the RNC<p>The week that began with talk of the socialist pope, ended with right-wing absurdities about Nelson Mandela. Is nothing sacred?<p><b>1. Rush Limbaugh: The pope rips America, causing Obama to orgasm! And then</b> …

The right’s new litmus test: “Do you hate Mandela enough?”

Newt Gingrich is in trouble with GOP nuts because he praised Nelson Mandela. He’s obviously a secret communist<p>And so we come into a new week with a new litmus test to end all litmus tests for True Conservative politicians: Do they have kind words for the recently deceased Nelson Mandela? Because if …

France to start disarming Central African Republic fighters on Monday

BANGUI (Reuters) - France said it will start disarming fighters in the Central African Republic by force if necessary on Monday, as relative calm returned to the capital Bangui following three days of heavy fighting between Christians and Muslims.<p>Residents reported sporadic gunfire from some Bangui …

Work Until You Die? More Middle Class Americans Say They Can Never Retire

Forget pushing retirement off a few years. A growing number of Americans believe they’ll be working until death.<p>An alarming 37% of middle class Americans believe they’ll work until they’re too sick or until they die.<p>Another 34% believes retirement will come at the ripe age of 80. Just two years ago …

Economics

Report: Hidden overseas accounts quietly rising to surface

The Internal Revenue Service has recouped more than $5.5 billion under a series of programs that offered reduced penalties and no jail time to people who voluntarily disclosed assets they were hiding overseas, government investigators said Friday.<p>In all, more than 39,000 tax cheats have come clean …

All of these companies have more cash right now than the US government

The US government is running out of money to pay its bills. It is so close to reaching the statutory limit on debt at this point that US Treasury secretary Jack Lew has taken “extraordinary measures” to delay becoming delinquent on payments owed.<p>Republicans offered a deal today to temporarily raise …

Finance

JPMorgan Chase Inks $13B Settlement, Admits Misrepresenting MBS

In the largest-ever settlement with the U.S. government, banking giant JPMorgan Chase (JPM) officially agreed on Tuesday to shell out $13 billion and admitted making serious misrepresentations over mortgage-backed securities that fueled the financial crisis.<p>The formal announcement ends months of …

'Syria is not a revolution any more – this is civil war'

Rivalry between rebels and Islamists has replaced the uprising’s lofty ideals, leaving veteran commanders despairing<p>For three men in northern Syria, the second civil war started shortly after the first staggered into a quagmire of sectarian violence. The goals of the first war – freedom, Islam, …

After Chaotic Session, Toronto City Council Strips Mayor Ford Of Power

<b>(This post was last updated at 5:52 p.m. ET.)</b><p>After a chaotic session that saw Mayor Rob Ford lash out at the public and topple a colleague, the Toronto City Council voted to strip Ford of most of his duties and slashed his budget to 40 percent of what it used to be.<p>As the council discussed the …

Amnesty report on Qatar exposes 'grim' abuse of migrant workers

Treatment of migrant workers in Qatar is systematic, often amounting to forced labour, Amnesty International report shows<p>When contemplating the agonies and exploitation meticulously documented by Amnesty International in its latest report on migrant construction workers in Qatar, set aside for a …

US quietly offers bounties for Benghazi attackers

The State Department said Friday that it has been quietly offering rewards since January of up to $10 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction of any person involved in last year's attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Libya. The announcement ends weeks of Obama administration …

Police Arrest Hundreds In Global Child Porn Sting

Toronto police say they've cracked a massive child porn network, rescuing 386 children around the world and nabbing hundreds of suspects, including teachers, clergymen and doctors.<p>Of the 348 people arrested worldwide, 108 were in Canada and 76 in the U.S. Project Spade, as the sweep is known, is …