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US vet held in N. Korea says ‘confession’ was coerced

December 9, 2013 3:29 pm

The 85-year-old U.S. veteran who was detained for weeks by North Korea said Monday that the videotaped confession in which he apologized for killing North Koreans during the war was given involuntarily and under duress. In a written statement issued Monday, Merrill Newman, of Palo Alto, Calif., said he tried to show that the words […]

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Investigation continues at park where human skull found

December 9, 2013 3:19 pm

Sonoma County Sheriff’s investigators spent Monday gathering evidence in Shiloh Ranch Park near Windsor, where skeletal remains were discovered by a hiker the afternoon before. A skull, other bones and a shoe were found in an isolated area near a trail by a man walking with his kids through the park Sunday. After investigating the […]

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RAW VIDEO: Woman glued to toilet seat

December 9, 2013 3:10 pm

RAW VIDEO: Firefighters work to free a woman glued to toilet seat inside a Banks County, Georgia Home Depot

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Kenyan Refugees Knit Hand-Made Scarves for Sale in U.S.

December 9, 2013 2:59 pm

In 2008 two Chicago natives started the Maisha Collective, a project that gives refugee women in Kenya a way to earn income.

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Guatemalans Burn Devils to Bring in the Christmas Season

December 9, 2013 2:48 pm

A fiery start to the holiday season in Guatemala. Every year on the night of December 7, it's tradition to build bonfires and burn effigies of the devil. The ritual is a symbol of purification and has been practiced in the Central American country since the arrival of Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century. Street […]

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3 Ways to Shape Up McDonald´s

December 9, 2013 2:48 pm

McDonald's makes more money than any other fast food chain- in the world. But their latest U.S. same store sales were weak- its core- low income customer- still feeling the economic pinch and rivals are taking market share. So step one to get in shape- is to put the menu on a diet: Their growing […]

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World´s Largest Rocking Horse Lights Up German Town

December 9, 2013 2:48 pm

A German inventor unveils what he says is the world's largest rocking horse just in time for Christmas. He set up the illuminated horse in a small German town southeast of Berlin. The structure is more than 26 feet high. So tall that it takes quite a while to climb to the top. All worth […]

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Government loses over $10 billion in sale of final GM stock

December 9, 2013 2:46 pm

When the US government bailed out GM In 2008 they handed over $49.5 billion in return for 912 million shares of stock. Today, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced the US has now sold all that stock and recovered $39 million. Simple math tells you we all took a $10.5 billion bath on that one. But […]

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Body found inside Aptos home after weekend fire

December 9, 2013 2:42 pm

Santa Cruz County sheriff’s deputies were working Monday to confirm the identity of a person whose badly burned body was found inside an Aptos home that caught fire near state Highway 1 early Saturday morning, according to a deputy. At about 12:20 a.m. Saturday, the Aptos-La Selva Fire Protection District responded to a call about […]

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