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Illinois ends long-time ban on concealed weapons

Lawmakers override governor's veto to permit Illinois citizens to carry concealed weapons, making it the last state in the nation to permit the practice.... Read more»0

Genocide conviction of Rios Montt overturned in Guatemala — for now

Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt's conviction for genocide was overturned and his trial must begin anew starting from the point in mid-April when a dispute started over which judge should hear the case, the country's highest court said Monday.... Read more»0

Is ADHD linked to obesity?

A new study finds that boys diagnosed with ADHD had considerably higher rates of adult obesity than their counterparts, suggesting a connection. ... Read more»0

Bipartisan immigration bill introduced in Senate

A new bipartisan immigration bill has been unveiled by the U.S. Senate, which if passed into law would provide a legal path to immigration for millions of illegal immigrants formerly denied such an opportunity.... Read more»0

Chile plans to exhume famed poet Pablo Neruda

Authorities hope to determine if the literary figure died of prostate cancer, or was killed by the Pinochet regime. ... Read more»0

Connecticut lawmakers vote in tough gun control measures

The state of Connecticut has enacted some of the toughest gun laws in the U.S. as of April 1st, legislative leaders announced after coming to a consensus on the measures — a legislative breakthrough linked to the tragic Newtown shootings in December.... Read more»0

Gorbachev calls on Putin to 'not be afraid of his own people'

In BBC interview, Gorbachev denounces Putin's policy toward protesters, and calls his inner circle full of "corrupt officials." ... Read more»0

Pope says he resigned for 'good of the church' in farewell address

Outgoing Pope Benedict XVI addressed a crowd of tens of thousands at St. Peters Square in Rome on Wednesday, in an emotional farewell in which the pontiff claimed that he had resigned while "keeping the good of the church in mind."... Read more»0

Panetta: Women allowed to serve in combat

Outgoing U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta formally announced Thursday that the military's ban on women in combat roles will come to an end, allowing female soldiers to move into jobs previously closed to them.... Read more»0

Obama sworn in Sunday, before inaugural ceremonies

President Barack Obama was officially sworn into office on Sunday shortly before noon per constitutional mandate, in a small ceremony at the White House.... Read more»0


The Malaysian breast ghost and other scary global tales

Just in time for Halloween, here’s a sampling of weird ghost legends from around the world. (with videos)... Read more»0