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  • Jordan hangs two prisoners after Islamic State burns pilot alive

     Jordan hangs two prisoners after Islamic State burns pilot alive
     Islamic State militants put to death a captured Jordanian fighter pilot by burning him alive in a cage, according to a video the group released Tuesday. The kingdom, which had vowed a swift and lethal response, executed two al-Qaida prisoners by...
  • Red Devils Marching Band receives British invitation

    Red Devils Marching Band receives British invitation
    Hinsdale Central High School's marching band officially accepted an invitation to participate in the London's New Year's Day Parade next year. The great-grandson of Sir Winston Churchill, Duncan Sandys, delivered the invitation Feb. 24. The marching...
  • Prince William kicks off his first visit to Japan with ceremonial tea

    Konichiwa, Prince William! The Duke of Cambridge has landed in Japan.  The second in line to the British throne kicked off his trip to the island-nation when he arrived in Tokyo on Thursday and is expected to spend about three days there before...
  • Mayo: Some sex offenders get life, Epstein gets Paris

    Mayo: Some sex offenders get life, Epstein gets Paris
    When it comes to South Florida sex offenders with a penchant for minors, the federal government usually drives a hard bargain. For instance: Brian Martens, a Palm Beach County man who had nude photos of children on his computer and cut a deal to serve...
  • African Americans were the first tour guides of Williamsburg area

    African Americans were the first tour guides of Williamsburg area
    Tourists in Williamsburg before the city's restoration was well underway were left on their own to wander about unescorted, except at Bruton Parish Church. There, they would be greeted by the African-American sexton. For nearly four decades, three men...
  • Jordan executes 2 prisoners after pilot burned alive by Islamic State

    Jordan executes 2 prisoners after pilot burned alive by Islamic State
    A Jordanian government spokesman said two prisoners were executed by hanging early Wednesday, including a would-be female suicide bomber from Al Qaeda, according to news reports. Government spokesman Mohammed Momani said the prisoners were Sajida...
  • 'Sex with Kings' -- when gossip wore a crown

    "NELLY, you are grown rich, I believe by your dress. Why, woman you are fine enough to be a queen." "You are entirely right, Madame, and I am w -- re enough to be a duchess." So it went between Louise, Duchess of Portsmouth, and actress Nell Gwynn....
  • The Westminster Dog Show's bark doesn't deserve PETA's bite at Meet the Breed day

    The Westminster Dog Show's bark doesn't deserve PETA's bite at Meet the Breed day
    There are three things for sure in this world: death, taxes and that the sometimes-radical animal rights organization PETA will protest the Westminster Kennel Club (or just about any) Dog Show. For the last several years, People for the Ethical Treatment...
  • 4 romantic getaways, not just for Valentine's Day

    4 romantic getaways, not just for Valentine's Day
    Love is in the air in February, when Valentine's Day shouts its presence. But if you haven't already booked a getaway, you can indulge at other times of year at these accommodations in out-of-the-ordinary destinations that promise sunshine, crashing waves...
  • REVIEW: 'Marie Antoinette' at Steppenwolf Theatre

    REVIEW: 'Marie Antoinette' at Steppenwolf Theatre
    Although its setting is 18th century Versailles and its central character is the wife of Louis XVI and the erstwhile queen of France, you could chop the noggin off the Steppenwolf Theatre's blithely anachronistic but fundamentally insecure new...
  • Piers Morgan blasts LeBron James

    Piers Morgan blasts LeBron James
    Piers Morgan is blasting LeBron James for breaking royal protocol and putting his arm around Kate Middleton. In a segment that airs Thursday on "Rachael Ray," Briton Morgan was furious about James' gesture after the Cavaliers-Nets game Monday night....