• IS spokesman calls on Muslims in West to commit more attacks

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — The spokesman for the Islamic State group called on Muslims living in Western countries to carry out more attacks, saying any loyalist who has the opportunity to "shed a drop of blood" should do so. Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, in a 9-minute audio recording released Monday, praised recent attacks in Australia, Belgium and France — where gunmen killed 12 people in an assault on the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo magazine. He also praised the gunman who shot and killed a soldier in October at Canada's national war memorial and then stormed the parliament building before being killed by security forces, saying, "You all saw what one Muslim did in Canada and its infidel parliament.

  • 5 new gadgets for parents, kids in 2015

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas showcased the hottest new electronics to look out for in 2015. The editors at BabyCenter, a pregnancy and parenting digital website, attended and found gadgets and gizmos parents won’t want to live without. Take a look: —SleepIQ Kids Smart Bed: Do your kids constantly get out of bed throughout the night? If so, you can now track them. This smart mattress tilts up for reading or stuffy noses, and features a sensor to track when kids get out of bed. Parents can download an app to be alerted of unexpected risings. The app also comes with a Monster Detector that may comfort anxious kids. —Pacif-i Smart Pacifier: The Pacif-i connects to an app and transmits

  • Sam Smith to pay Tom Petty royalties on 'Stay With Me'

    Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    Sam Smith will be sharing his songwriting royalties for Stay With Me with Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne, USA TODAY reports. Shortly after the British singer's single came out last April, sharp-eared listeners noticed a similarity between Stay With Me and Petty's 1989 hit I Won't Back Down, which he wrote with Lynne. They weren't the only ones. A representative for Smith says he and two other Stay With Me writers, James Napier and William Phillips, "came to an immediate and amicable agreement" with Petty and Lynne and now list them as co-writers of the song.

  • Guam teacher found not guilty of raping girl

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A Guam jury has found a teacher not guilty of raping an 11-year-old girl in 2007 while she was staying at his apartment. Pacific Daily News (http://is.gd/SFYDlF) reports Francis Jude Taitano was found not guilty Monday on charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct. Jurors deliberated for two hours before reaching a verdict. Taitano's attorney, Mark Kondas, says his client just wants to move on with his life. Taitano had been facing 15 years to life in prison. Assistant Attorney General Jeremiah Luther says one of the problems in the case was the amount of time it took for the incident to be reported. The allegations were reported i

  • Church of England consecrates first female bishop

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — The male monopoly in the leadership of the Church of England ended Monday, as the 500-year-old institution consecrated its first female bishop. The Rev. Libby Lane became the eighth Bishop of Stockport in a service at York Minster. Her consecration comes after the church ended a long and divisive dispute by voting last year to allow women to serve as bishops. "My consecration service is not really about me," she said. "With echoes of practice which has been in place for hundreds of years in the church, it is a reminder that what I am about to embark on is shared by the bishops around me, by those who have gone before me and those who will come after." The traditional service was interrupted by a lone pro

  • Greek economy Fact Box

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Some key facts on the Greek economy as radical left-wing party forms new government: Public debt: 176 percent of annual gross domestic product (as of end of Q3 2014) Public deficit: 0.8 percent of annual GDP (as of end of Q3 2014) Unemployment: 25.8 percent (Oct 2014) Population: 10.

  • I'm coming out as gay, says married Army general

    Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    A British Army general who is secretly gay plans to reveal his sexuality after being angered by a colleague’s warning that such an admission would amount to career suicide. In an interview with The Mail on Sunday, the general – who is married with children – takes issue with the Army’s insistence that gay and lesbian soldiers no longer face discrimination.

  • Syriza Win in Greek Election Sets Up New Europe Clash

    Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    ATHENS—Greek voters handed power to a radical leftist party in national elections on Sunday, a popular rebellion against the bitter economic medicine Greece has swallowed for five years and a rebuke of the fellow European countries that prescribed it. With nearly all votes counted, opposition party Syriza was on track to win about half the seats in Parliament. In the wee hours of the morning, it clinched a coalition deal with a small right-wing party also opposed to Europe’s economic policy to give the two a clear majority.

  • New Saudi king ascends to the throne as terrorism threat grows

    Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    ARAR, Saudi Arabia — At 3 a.m. on a cold desert night earlier this month, four Islamic State militants carrying guns, grenades and cash slipped into Saudi Arabia here through a hole in the new heavy fencing that separates this country from Iraq. They were immediately spotted by Saudi border guards in a state-of-the-art control room 35 miles away, appearing first as blips on radar, then as ghostly white figures on night-vision cameras scanning the desolate desert landscape.

  • Iraqi officials: Attacks in and around Baghdad kill 8

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say bombings in and around the capital, Baghdad, have killed eight people. Police officials say the first of Monday's attacks took place in the afternoon when a bomb went off near an outdoor market in the city's western suburb of Abu Ghraib, killing two people and wounding seven. Also, a bomb near a market in the northeastern Shiite suburb of Husseiniyah killed four and wounded 13. After nightfall, police said a bomb exploded near a car dealership in Baghdad's southeastern Shiite-majority suburb of Nahrwan, killing two people and wounding 13. Several cars were damaged in that explosion. Medics in nearby hospitals confirmed the casualty figures for the attacks.

  • Who killed Litvinenko? Inquiry opens into ex-KGB man's death

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — As Alexander Litvinenko lay dying from radiation poisoning in 2006, he named the man he thought had ordered his murder: Russian President Vladimir Putin. More than eight years on and with the U.K.-Russia relations at their iciest since the Cold War, a public inquiry opens Tuesday into the killing of the Russian intelligence agent turned Kremlin critic, who was poisoned in London with the radioactive isotope polonium-210. Britain has accused Russia of involvement — a claim Moscow denies. Litvinenko's widow, Marina, hopes the judge-led inquiry will provide answers about what her lawyer has called "an act of state-sponsored nuclear terrorism on the streets of London.

  • Brooklyn Teen Arrested For Alleged Facebook Threat To Officers Using Emoji

    Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    A teenage boy from Bushwick, Brooklyn has learned the hard way that you can’t just post anything you want on Facebook. As CBS2’s Dave Carlin reported Friday evening, police said not just the words that Osiris Aristy posted, but also the digital cartoon images – or emoji – led to his arrest.

  • France, seeking growth, debates bill to free up labor rules

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — France's Parliament has started debating a bill promoted by the Socialist government aimed at freeing up the country's labor rules and regulations, in order to boost hiring. Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron told the National Assembly on Monday that the bill will inject "more vitality, more justice and more transparency" into France's economy. The bill has prompted sharp criticism from leftists including in the government's own camp, with some lamenting that it's too pro-business. One of the most controversial measures aims at relaxing rules on stores' Sunday and evening opening hours, especially in tourist areas.

  • Report: Fox News protestor shoots himself outside News Corp. building

    Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    A man protesting Fox News shot himself in the chest and was critically injured outside of the News Corp. building on Monday, according to The New York Post. The man was found outside of the News Corp. building in midtown Manhattan with a small-caliber pistol lying next to him. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition.

  • UPDATE: Grady County highway reopens after injury accident Monday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 11 hr ago

    A Grady County crash with injury has been reported. The roadway has reopened

  • Dwindling group of survivors to mark Auschwitz 70 years on

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — A decade ago, 1,500 Holocaust survivors traveled to Auschwitz to mark the 60th anniversary of the death camp's liberation. On Tuesday, for the 70th anniversary, organizers are expecting 300, the youngest in their 70s. "In 10 years there might be just one," said Zygmunt Shipper, an 85-year-old survivor who will attend the event in southern Poland to pay homage to the millions killed by the Third Reich. In recent years, Shipper has been traveling around Britain to share his story with school groups, hoping to reach as many people as he can while he has the strength. "The children cry, and I tell them to talk to their parents and brothers and sisters and ask them 'why do we do it and why do we hate?'" h

  • Oklahoma campus diversity advocates say progress is slow, but certain

    By K.S. McNutt, Staff Writer | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Black students at the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University meet with administrators to advance their cause.

  • Egypt court convicts doctor of female genital mutilation

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian appeals court on Monday convicted a doctor of manslaughter and performing female genital mutilation that led to the death of a 13-year-old girl, sentencing him to two years and three months in prison in the country's first case that came to trial over the widespread practice, defense lawyers said. The doctor, Raslan Fadl, was initially acquitted of the 2013 death of Sohair el-Batea in a village in the Nile Delta province of Dakahliya. He was not present in court Monday and his whereabouts were unknown. Monday's verdict was "a triumph for women," said lawyer Reda el-Danbouki, who represented the deceased. Egypt has one of the highest rates of female genital mutilation in the world and criminalized t

  • Indonesian rescuers fail again to lift fuselage of AirAsia

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — The second attempt to lift the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia jetliner failed Sunday as the wreckage sank back to the ocean floor when a rope linking the lifting balloons broke. Navy spokesman Manahan Simorangkir said strong current was the main obstacle. The rope had been fastened and linked to a ship, but broke again as the fuselage was lifted. "We could not fight against nature," Simorangkir said. "We just hope the weather would change and be conducive." The attempt on Saturday failed because lifting balloons deflated. Divers reached the fuselage for the first time on Friday. Most of the victims are believed to be inside. Simorangkir said rescuers retrieved one body Sunday tha

  • New Jersey school evacuated after chemistry lab 'mishap'

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    WOOLWICH, N.J. (AP) — Students have returned to class in a New Jersey high school that had been evacuated after what police called a chemistry lab "mishap" that sent a dozen students and five faculty members to a hospital. Kingsway Regional High School Superintendent James Lavender says something went wrong with an experiment at the school in southern New Jersey's Woolwich Township that released potentially toxic fumes around 7:40 a.m. Monday. The 12 students in the class, their teacher and other staff who went into the room were taken by school bus to Crozer-Chester Medical Centers in Upland, Pennsylvania, for precautionary exams. Police say no one was seriously injured. Lavender said he did not know what chemicals w