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Suspected serial killer charged in IndianaOscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison (Yahoo Sports)

Darren Deon Vann is seen in an undated picture from the Hammond Police Department in Hammond, IndianaConvicted sex offender thought to have murdered at least 7 women may have started killing 20 years ago.


FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2011 file photo, South Africa's Oscar Pistorius competes in a qualification round for the Men's 4x400m relay at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea. Double-amputee Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius, who shot and killed Steenkamp through a toilet cubicle door in his home last year, had earlier been convicted of culpable homicide, or negligent killing. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.


Purple Heart medal, lost 20 years, finds way homeSteelers rally past stunned Texans 30-23 (Yahoo Sports)

Purple HeartMANLIUS, N.Y. (AP) — A Purple Heart medal posthumously awarded to a New York soldier killed in Vietnam is being returned to his family about two decades after it was found on a school playground.


Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant (10) celebrates with running back Le'Veon Bell (26) after making a touchdown catch as Houston Texans defensive back Andre Hal (29) walks by in the second quarter of the NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The deluge started with a desperation third-down heave, a trickle that turned into a downpour and led to another abrupt turn in the Pittsburgh Steelers' confounding season.


6,000-year-old temple discovered with altars for sacrificesUnless RG3 is ready, McCoy to start for Redskins (Yahoo Sports)

6,000-Year-Old Temple with Possible Sacrificial Altars DiscoveredA 6,000-year-old temple holding humanlike figurines and sacrificed animal remains has been discovered within a massive prehistoric settlement in Ukraine. It was a "two-story building made of wood and clay surrounded by a galleried courtyard," the upper floor divided into five rooms, write archaeologists Nataliya Burdo and Mykhailo Videiko in a copy of a presentation they gave recently at the European Association of Archaeologists' annual meeting in Istanbul, Turkey. A platform on the upper floor contains "numerous burnt bones of lamb, associated with sacrifice," write Burdo and Videiko, of the Institute of Archaeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The floors and walls of all five rooms on the upper floor were "decorated by red paint, which created [a] ceremonial atmosphere." [See Photos of the Prehistoric Temple & Animal Remains]


Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy (16) stands with quarterback Robert Griffin III, center, and head coach Jay Gruden during a break in the action in the second half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- If Robert Griffin III is completely ready, he'll start for the Washington Redskins against the Dallas Cowboys next Monday night.


Hottest year on record?Voynov suspended on domestic violence suspicion (Yahoo Sports)

women in Los AngelesWASHINGTON (AP) — Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say.


FILE - In this May 18, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles Kings' Slava Voynov (26) reacts after Chicago Blackhawks' Duncan Keith scored during the second period in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Chicago. The NHL has indefinitely suspended Voynov because of domestic violence charges. The league says he was arrested Monday morning, Oct. 20, 2014, but isn't providing other details. Police in the Los Angeles suburb of Redondo Beach released limited information early Monday, giving no details of what is alleged to have occurred. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The NHL suspended Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov indefinitely Monday after the two-time Stanley Cup winner's arrest on suspicion of domestic violence.


Americans more worried about economy than Ebola: PollBills running back Spiller out indefinitely (Yahoo Sports)

Protestor Hulbert of Annapolis holds a sign as he demonstrates in favor of a travel ban to stop the spread of the Ebola virus, in front of the White House in WashingtonVirus made Gallup poll's top 10 concerns, but remained behind economy, dissatisfaction with government, jobs, healthcare, immigration.


Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller (28) is comforted as he is carted off the field after being injured during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- The one-two punch in the Buffalo Bills offensive backfield just got knocked out.




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Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.

Capitalism and The Wealth Gap

When it comes to the efficient delivery of goods and services, capitalism is the proven economic model that puts people to work and products on the shelves. Whether those jobs end up paying enough money to purchase the items on those shelves is another matter, however.

Why Midterm Elections Are Important

Now that the primaries are over, it is time to focus on the general midterm elections.

Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 
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