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world US-led task force launches 19 air strikes in continued attacks on Isis

Coalition says strikes targeted militant fighters and positions in Iraq and Syria Suicide bomb attacks north of Baghdad killed at least 27 people on Saturday Continue reading...

21 minutes ago // Reuters

world Ivory Coast ruling coalition partner backs Ouattara re-election bid

ABIDJAN Reuters - Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara's main coalition partner on Saturday formally endorsed a deal to support the incumbent's bid for re-election in polls later this year.

22 minutes ago // ABC

world US Drone Strike in Yemen Kills 3 Suspected Al-Qaida Fighters

Security officials say US drone strike kills 3 suspected al-Qaida operatives in Yemen

24 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Pacific Coast Highway reopens after crew clears debris from mudslide

A stretch of Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura County has reopened after crews finished clearing mud and rocks this week that closed sections of the road beginning in November.

32 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Egyptian court declares Hamas a 'terrorist organization'

CAIRO An Egyptian court declared Hamas a "terrorist organization" on Saturday, further isolating the blockaded rulers of the Gaza Strip once openly welcomed by the country's toppled Islamist-dominated government.The ruling is unlikely to have any immediate effect on Hamas, still reeling from last summer's war with Israel and choked by an Israeli-Egyptian blockade set up in 2007. Moussa Abu Marzouk, Hamas' No. 2 leader, is based in Cairo and is receiving medical treatment there, mem

33 minutes ago // ABC

world Full Episode: GMA 02/28/15: NASCAR Sprint Car Recovered After Brazen Theft

Vladimir Putin Critic Boris Nemtsov Shot and Killed; 'Star Trek' Actor Leonard Nimoy Dies

33 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Boris Nemtsov allies fear killers of Russian politician will escape justice

History of opposition to Vladimir Putin seen as most likely reason for death of former deputy prime minister Continue reading...

33 minutes ago // BBC

world France 13-20 Wales

Wales hold their nerve in Paris to win a tight contest against France and keep their Six Nations title hopes alive.

37 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Gay group seeks official recognition from California Republican Party

A gay GOP group is seeking official recognition by the California Republican Party at its biannual gathering in Sacramento this weekend, potentially setting the stage for a divisive floor fight on Sunday.

44 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Showers expected to hit Los Angeles area beginning Saturday afternoon

A winter storm is expected to bring showers and cooler temperatures across Southern California Saturday afternoon and throughout the evening, the National Weather Service said.

46 minutes ago // Reuters

world Pakistan arrests Iranian Sunni rebel leader on bus from border

QUETTA, Pakistan Reuters - Authorities in southwestern Pakistan arrested a leader of a banned Iranian rebel group on Saturday as he was traveling on a bus from the lawless border area, security officials said.

48 minutes ago // USA Today

world Was Boris Nemtsov's murder staged to 'destabilize' Russia?

Western leaders and Russia's opposition condemn the drive-by assassination of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov while President Vladimir Putin suggested the crime was staged to throw suspicion on the state. Duration: 01:40 Video provided by AFP

52 minutes ago // Time

world Indias Modi Aims to Put Economy into Higher Gear With First Budget

Attempts to both satisfy the business community and help the poor

52 minutes ago // Time

world Indias Modi Aims to Put Economy into Higher Gear With First Full Budget

Attempts to both satisfy the business community and help the poor

52 minutes ago // VOA

world Balad Ruz, Samarra Attacked in Iraq

Car bombs in Iraq have targeted a market and a checkpoint north of Baghdad, killing more than a dozen people, as Iraq's prime minister vowed to punish the Islamic State militants who smashed ancient artifacts in their stronghold, the northern city of Mosul. A car bomb exploded Saturday near the market in the town of Balad Ruz, northeast of Baghdad, killing at least five people and wounding at least 15 more. There were two blasts; the source of the second one is not clear. Later, near the cit

53 minutes ago // Newsvine

world Dozens dead as Qaeda militants in Syria seize rebel base

Al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate on Saturday drove US-backed rebels out of a strategic northern military base in fierce fighting that left dozens dead, a monitor said. At least 29 fighters from the Western-armed Hazm movement were killed along with six Al-Nusra Front jihadists …

53 minutes ago // CNN

world Egypt court rules Hamas a terror group

An Egyptian court has ruled that Hamas is a terrorist organization, according to an Egyptian state-run media organization.

55 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Clayton Kershaw to start Thursday exhibition game for Dodgers

Clayton Kershaw will start on the mound Thursday in the Dodgers second game of the exhibition season, Manager Don Mattingly said.

56 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Shatner Upset He Can't Attend Nimoy's Memorial

Shatner expressed his sadness that he would be at a charity ball in Florida Saturday, and couldn't travel in time to attend services honoring Nimoy.

1 hour ago // NPR

world Iraq's National Museum To Open For First Time Since 2003 Invasion

The planned reopening was moved up following the release of a video showing self-declared Islamic State extremists destroying priceless ancient artifacts in the Mosul museum.

1 hour ago // CBS

world Beloved "Star Trek" star Leonard Nimoy passes away at 83

Actor Leonard Nimoy will be laid to rest at a private funeral tomorrow, following his death at home Friday in Los Angeles. As "Star Trek's" half-human Mr. Spock, he brought to life one of television's most memorable characters. Carter Evans takes a look at the star's career.

1 hour ago // Boston Herald

world From Iraq to New York, a busy week for Islamic State group

BEIRUT Little known to the wider world 18 months ago, the Islamic State extremist group has muscled its way into the international spotlight by carving out a self-declared caliphate in the heart of the Mideast, beheading its opponents and foreign journalists, and attracting radicalized youth as far afield as Paris, London and New York.

1 hour ago // ABC

world From Iraq to New York, a Busy Week for Islamic State Group

From Iraq to New York, here's a look at Islamic State group developments this week

1 hour ago // Boston Herald

world From Iraq to New York, a busy week for Islamic State group

BEIRUT Little known to the wider world 18 months ago, the Islamic State extremist group has muscled its way into the international spotlight by carving out a self-declared caliphate in the heart of the Mideast, beheading its opponents and foreign journalists, and attracting radicalized youth as far afield as Paris, London and New York.

1 hour ago // BBC

world UKIP candidate drops out of race

UKIP's Diane James drops her bid to become an MP at the general election for "personal reasons", hours after speaking at the party's conference.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Egyptian Court Declares Hamas a 'Terrorist Organization'

Egyptian court declares Hamas a 'terrorist organization,' further isolating Palestinian group

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Laguna Art Museum's 'California Printmakers' showcases inventive process

One image feels like confrontation: In Dirk Hagner's woodcut on washi paper, the Austrian painter Egon Schiele appears in stark form the point of the eyes, the fault lines in the face, the hands entrenched in pockets and a deep shadow running toward you, the viewer.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Marlon Brando's island paradise in Tetiaroa, French Polynesia

A 4-foot lemon shark flashed by my bare legs as we waded in shallow lagoon waters. I grimaced and hoped it wasn't hungry.

1 hour ago // Boston Herald

world Egyptian court declares Hamas a 'terrorist organization'

CAIRO An Egyptian court declared Hamas a "terrorist organization" on Saturday, further isolating the blockaded rulers of the Gaza Strip once openly welcomed by the country's toppled Islamist-dominated government.The ruling is unlikely to have any immediate effect on Hamas, still reeling from last summer's war with Israel and choked by an Israeli-Egyptian blockade set up in 2007. Moussa Abu Marzouk, Hamas' No. 2 leader, is based in Cairo and is receiving medical treatment there, me

1 hour ago // CBS

world Northeast braces for more snow and ice

Parts of the Southwest are recovering from a snowstorm with school closings, delayed air travel and treacherous highways. Other parts of the country like Southern California, are expecting rain, which could trigger mudslides. WBBM-TV's meteorologist Ed Curran reports from Chicago.

1 hour ago // Fox News

world Sierra Leone registers rise in new Ebola cases

President Ernest Bai Koroma reinstated restrictions in Sierra Leone in response to the rise in confirmed cases of Ebola.

1 hour ago // Boston Herald

world Car bombs kill 27 people north of Iraq's capital, Baghdad

BAGHDAD Car bombs targeting a public places and Shiite militia checkpoints in and north of Iraq's capital killed 27 people Saturday, authorities said, as the country's prime minister vowed to punish Islamic State militants who smashed ancient artifacts in a northern city.The first bombs exploded near the market in the town of Balad Ruz, 70 kilometers 45 miles northeast of Baghdad, killing 11 people and wounding 50, police and hospital officials said.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world 'Jihadi John' suspect took anger management classes, says teacher

The British-educated Muslim man now believed to be the notorious Islamic State killer Jihadi John reportedly took anger management classes as a student.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Lesotho votes in snap elections

Polling ends and counting is under way in Lesotho, in a snap election aimed at resolving political tensions after an attempted coup last year.

1 hour ago // CNN

world 'Afghan Girl' resurfaces in Pakistan

The Afghan girl whose arresting green eyes made her face known around the world in 1985 has resurfaced, this time in connection with fraudulently obtained identity cards in Pakistan.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Lupita Nyong'o's $150,000 dress found; mystery continues

Lupita Nyong'o's stolen $150,000 pearl-covered dress hasbeen recovered, but the mystery of who stole it -- and how it was recovered -- continues.