Mexican who fed train-hopping illegals slain

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LOS ANGELES TIMES) Mexican good Samaritan who dedicated his scarce resources to feeding Central American migrants passing by on La Bestia train was slain this week along with more…

Afghan police: Explosions, gunfire rock Kabul

by -NO AUTHOR- -- KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan police say that a loud explosion has been heard in the Afghan capital Kabul, followed by gunfire. Gen. Mohammad Zahir, Kabul's police chief, more…

Racism: It's the law

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (COMMON DREAMS) By Robert C. Koehler Smoke and fire, sirens blaring, horns honking, a sudden hail of bullets. This is what passes for the American dialogue on race more…

Obama: Thanksgiving my 'favorite' holiday

by -NO AUTHOR- -- NEW YORK (AP) — Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine are on the menu as friends and families gather across the United States to celebrate more…

Israel 'foils Hamas plot' for large-scale attacks

by -NO AUTHOR- -- JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Shin Bet security service said Thursday it had uncovered a vast Hamas network in the West Bank that was planning large-scale attacks against Israelis more…

City embraces 'Charlie Brown' Christmas tree

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NBC PHILADELPHIA) The 50-foot spruce standing in downtown Reading drew comparisons to the sad-looking tree in "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and ire from some city officials -- nearly more…

Mom 'tapped hit man' to kill daughter's ex-boyfriend

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NBC PHILADELPHIA) Investigators claim that a Pennsylvania mother tried to hire a hit man to kill her daughter’s ex-boyfriend, his sister and the sister’s boyfriend. New Jersey authorities more…

Fetch! Dogs really do understand master's voice

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LONDON DAILY MAIL) Dogs have been man’s best friend for thousands of years, a source of companionship and loyalty since the Stone Age. Now scientists suspect they have more…

Massachusetts town renames Christmas vacation

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (QUINCY PATRIOT LEDGER) MARSHFIELD – Marshfield resident Connie Drapeau Kennedy recalled a bright student, loved by his peers, whom she met while working with a town youth group more…