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Educator Jill Biden to chair Save the Children

Feb 22, 2017

Educator Jill Biden to chair Save the Children

Dr. Jill Biden, educator and wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, has been named board chair of Save the Children. Biden, who still teaches English to college students, said she was honored to be asked to chair the international aid organization’s board and ...

Five rescued from flooded homeless camp amid California deluge

Feb 22, 2017

Five rescued from flooded homeless camp amid California deluge

Fire crews rescued five people Tuesday who were stranded in flooding at a homeless encampment along a San Jose creek after a series of robust storms drenched already soggy Northern California. In the San Joaquin Valley, farmers used their tractors and other equipment to ...

Feb 22, 2017

Cops chase down cow after it bolts from NYC slaughterhouse

A cow that apparently escaped from a slaughterhouse has led police on a wild chase through New York City streets. Police corralled the animal in a backyard in Jamaica, Queens, after a chase that lasted more than an hour. Footage airing on WABC-TV showed ...

Feb 21, 2017

Bodies of 74 migrants heading to Europe wash up in Libya

At least 74 bodies of African migrants have washed ashore in western Libya, the Libyan Red Crescent said Tuesday, the latest tragedy at sea along a perilous trafficking route to Europe. The bodies were found near the western Libyan city of Zawiya on Monday, ...

Feb 21, 2017

Azerbaijan strongman appoints wife vice president

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev on Tuesday appointed his glamorous wife as first vice president, the latest move seen as tightening the family’s iron grip on the oil-rich Caspian nation. The elevation of Mehriban Aliyeva — a prominent socialite and lawmaker — sees her now ...