Iranian general accidentally reveals troops in Syria

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_831901" align="aligncenter" width="596" caption="Gen. Hossein Hamedani"][/caption] WASHINGTON – An Iranian general made a major mistake by conceding Shiite Iran has military forces in Syria fighting to preserve more…

Board apologizes for 'grotesque' Holocaust assignment

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LOS ANGELES TIMES) At an emergency school board meeting Wednesday night, Rialto School District officials apologized for an eighth-grade critical-thinking writing assignment that asked students to consider whether the Holocaust was created more…

Blasphemy lawyer shot dead in Pakistan

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) - Gunmen posing as clients shot dead a prominent human rights lawyer defending a professor accused of blasphemy, officials said Thursday, underscoring the danger facing those trying more…

Islamist kidnappers kill 150 in Nigerian village

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Abuja, Nigeria (CNN) -- Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, whose country's effort to subdue Boko Haram has been largely ineffective, declared in a speech Thursday that the terror group's abductions of schoolgirls more…

Surprise! Look who cleans up Galilee vandalism

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [caption id="attachment_816871" align="aligncenter" width="590" caption="Young residents of Shfaram repair the town's ancient synagogue, in what residents say is a response to the "price tag" attacks of Jewish extremists more…

'Multi-zillionaire Koch brothers' blamed for climate change

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="9lNnZzbTruSX3PW3ICwhVaUEYlKEKjp5" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] When Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., isn't railing against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his supporters, it's the Koch brothers he attacks -- and he did more…

Website founder gets jail, 1,000 lashes

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NEWS.YAHOO) — DUBAI (Reuters) - A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced the editor of an Internet forum he founded to discuss the role of religion in the more…

Video-game tech to bring Nazis to justice

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Those Nazi concentration-camp guards who managed to avoid justice for their wartime crimes have something new to keep them awake at night. Seventy years after thousands who served more…