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Lithuania marks 25th anniversary of Soviet crackdown

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — With flowers and solemn speeches, Lithuanians on Wednesday marked the 25th anniversary of a deadly Soviet crackdown that …

Search for Malaysian airliner finds 2nd shipwreck

The undersea search for the Malaysian airliner that vanished almost two years ago has found a second 19th century shipwreck deep in the Indian Ocean off the west Australian coast, officials said Wednesday.<p>A sonar search for the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 found what appeared to be a …

5th teen charged in alleged gang rape at N.Y. playground

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> A fifth teenager has been charged as an adult in connection with a woman's alleged gang rape in a Brooklyn playground, and police are not looking for any more suspects.<p>Travis Beckford, 17, of Brooklyn, was arrested Tuesday morning, Robert Boyce, chief of detectives for the New York …

Pennsylvania girl, 12, killed after father aims gun at constable

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ciara Meyer stood directly behind her father as he raised a .223-caliber rifle and pointed it at the chest of a constable who'd come to serve an eviction notice at their apartment.<p>The constable responded with a single shot.<p>That bullet went through the arm of 57-year-old Donald Meyer and …

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Mexico investigating whether crimes were committed in 'El Chapo' meeting

Mexican officials are investigating the meeting that then-fugitive drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman held with actor Sean Penn and actress Kate del Castillo in October to see if any crimes were committed.<p>But government spokesman Eduardo Sanchez said late Tuesday that it is the possibility of …

Eight Career Skills You Need To Be Competitive In 2016

The mix of hard and soft skills it takes to get hired change as quickly as business does. Here’s what it will take this year.<p>Good help is hard to find. At least that’s what one-third of hiring managers say, and the talent shortage isn’t just in technical fields. Good sales reps, managers, …

Iran released these photos of the US Navy sailors it detained overnight

Ten American sailors who were detained by Iran overnight have been released unharmed "after they apologized" for wandering into Iranian-claimed waters, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps said in a statement released Wednesday morning.<p>The Pentagon confirmed Wednesday morning that the sailors were …

ISIS executed a journalist, then hacked her Facebook to trick her friends

Islamic State militants hacked the Facebook account of a female journalist they had executed, reportedly keeping her death a secret for months so …

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NFL Report Cards: Team-by-Team Grades for the Regular Season

A football season is a mini lifetime. It's amazing to look back on it and see how much has changed.<p>• Remember when the Falcons were locks to make the playoffs?<p>• Remember when Ben Roethlisberger got hurt (several times) and the Steelers appeared to be finished?<p>• Remember when Russell Wilson was …

Cameron: Isis video is 'desperate stuff' from a group losing ground

PM says Isis is guilty of ‘utterly despicable and ghastly acts’ but is facing strong pressure from allied airstrikes<p>David Cameron has condemned a new Islamic State propaganda video as “desperate stuff” from an organisation that is guilty of perpetrating “utterly despicable and ghastly acts”.<p>As …

Clemson got called for sideline interference, and there's no way to tell it was the right call

Did the Tigers deserve a 15-yard penalty for their coaches' behavior? Maybe!<p>During a second-quarter Oklahoma possession in Thursday's Orange Bowl, Baker Mayfield completed a pass to Sterling Shepard for 27 yards on the Clemson sideline. A Tigers assistant performed an impressive jump while the ball …

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? The players drafted before Stephen Curry in the 2009 NBA Draft

While it is not unusual for an all-time great to slip past the first pick in the NBA Draft, it is strange to see a talent like Curry not be drafted until six other players have come off the board.<p>Below, we take a look at the six teams that passed on Curry, who they chose instead, and where those …

Scientists in Italy rediscover snake that was used by ancient Greeks as a weapon of war

Greek navy would hurl snakes such as the Javelin Sand Boa at enemy ships, experts say<p>Scientists in Italy have rediscovered a type of snake that the ancient Greeks used to hurl at their enemies to create panic and confusion during sea battles.<p>The Javelin Sand Boa had not been officially recorded in …

39 Organizing Ideas That Will Actually Make Your Home Look Spotless

Who else is <i>so</i> ready for a blank slate? It's a new year, which means it's time to say goodbye to any chaotic or messy spaces and take on some killer organizing habits - ones that will leave you with a spotless, gleaming home. Looking for some ideas to get you started? Here are some brilliant …

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A former Googler reveals a 6-second exercise that anyone can use before a stressful situation

Before every meeting, Karen May, Google's vice president of people development, recharges by taking one "<b>mindful breath</b>."<p>Tan is somewhat of a mindfulness guru himself. Before retiring from Google in October 2015, he taught a hugely popular mindfulness meditation course called "Search Inside …

Security and terrorism: Jittery backdrops to New Year's Eve around the world

<b>(CNN) —</b> Disrupted terrorist plots. Increased police presence. Warnings to stay alert.<p>Fears of terrorism and stepped-up security provide a sobering backdrop to planned New Year's Eve celebrations around the world.<p>In the United States, federal and local security officials are tightening security in …

Belgian soldiers and police 'held orgy' during Brussels lockdown

Two policewomen and eight soldiers alleged to have engaged in group sex while colleagues hunted for Paris terror attack suspects<p>Soldiers and police officers in Brussels held an orgy while the city was in lockdown over fears of a Paris-style attack by Islamist extremists, according to Belgian media …

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Apple asked 11 artists to create art using iPhones and iPads — and the results are stunning

The work ranges from impressionistic to realistic, with a variety of different scenes and inspirations.

Bill Cosby charged with 2004 drugging, sex assault of woman

ELKINS PARK, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby was arrested in the twilight of his life and career Wednesday and charged with a decade-old sex crime after a …

Microsoft Buys Another Ray Ozzie Company

Every decade or so Microsoft seems to feel the need to buy a Ray Ozzie company. This time it’s Talko, a Boston-based startup dedicated to helping …

6 U.S. troops killed in motorcycle bomb attack in Afghanistan, officials say

<b>(CNN) —</b> All six of the NATO service members killed Monday in a motorcycle bomb attack in Bagram, Afghanistan, were American, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.<p>A suicide bomber on a motorbike carried out the attack on a joint patrol of Afghan and coalition forces at about 1:30 p.m. in the …

Universal sent 'Star Wars' an awesome congratulations for beating the 'Jurassic World' box-office record

Both numbers shattered records "Jurassic World" set earlier this year when it premiered in June with an unexpected $208.8 million domestic opening. It beat out Disney and Marvel's "The Avengers" which held the record since 2012.<p>Universal doesn't seem too upset, though.<p>"Jurassic World" producer …

Turkey to move troops from Iraq

<b>(CNN) —</b> Turkey announced Saturday it would move its troops from Iraq after weeks of tensions over its military presence near the city of Mosul, according to a statement from the country's Foreign Ministry.<p>The Turkish government didn't say where the troops would move to. It had said troops were …

Obama: GOP is the 'only major party in advanced world' to deny climate change

Climate change scepticism,Climate change,Barack Obama,US news,Environment,Climate change,World news,Science,COP 21: UN climate change conference | Paris,Greenhouse gas emissions,Global climate talks<p>President predicts Republicans’ continued insistence that climate change is not real is a long-term …

The only way you should see 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

For anyone who hasn't seen the film yet or those planning to see it after what should be a very packed weekend, you're probably wondering what ticket you should buy.<p>I've now seen "The Force Awakens" in both 2D and 3D IMAX — the showings that will be most easily accessible to the public — and it's …

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