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At least 8 injured after Boston house explosion, fire

a shared story    6 hours 23 minutes ago
At least eight people were injured, including two in critical condition, after a three-story home exploded and caught fire in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, the fire department said.  



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Key Geneva talks over Ukraine crisis

a shared story    7 hours 23 minutes ago
Senior officials from the US, Russia, the EU and Ukraine meet in Geneva as differences over the crisis in eastern Ukraine deepen. 



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In Ukraine, Russia Plays a Weighted Word Game

a shared story    7 hours 23 minutes ago
If one ignores the images of masked men armed to the teeth and just listens to Russian television, the drama in eastern Ukraine can seem like a quarrel among constitutional scholars. 




Portia Bailey-Beal, music teacher and church official, 1912-2014

a shared story    7 hours 23 minutes ago
Portia T. Bailey-Beal, a music teacher and retired music supervisor for Chicago Public Schools, sat down at the piano while celebrating her 100th birthday and hammered out a rousing rendition of the DuSable High School fight song.  




Heartless subway thug robs teen girl of $1

a shared story    7 hours 23 minutes ago
A subway thief robbed $1 from a 15-year-old girl after throwing her against a wall, cops said Wednesday.  



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Ailing Bouteflika eyes 4th term as Algeria heads to polls

a shared story    7 hours 23 minutes ago
Algerians vote Thursday in a presidential election, with incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika widely expected to win despite his chronic health problems, warnings of fraud and opposition calls for a boycott. More than 260,000 police have been deployed to protect the 50,000 polling booths set up across Africa's...(more) 




Milwaukee pilot project offers prostitutes help instead of arrest

a shared story    8 hours 23 minutes ago
In 2010 in Milwaukee's third police district, where prostitutes were common enough to draw regular complaints from neighbors, police turned to a common tactic to stop the problem — street-level sweeps.  



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Funeral due for wall collapse pupil

a shared story    8 hours 23 minutes ago
The funeral of a 12-year-old girl who died after a wall fell on her at an Edinburgh school is to be held later. 



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Students kidnapped by suspected Islamic militants in Nigeria are freed

a shared story    8 hours 23 minutes ago
Nigeria's military says schoolgirls have been let go but eight of more than 100 are still unaccounted for Continue reading... 




Prostitutes get jail, not help, in sting

a shared story    8 hours 23 minutes ago
Experts point to social services as way to aid women — and avoid arrests, fines that perpetuate cycleIt was a far-reaching operation, a wide net cast by federal and local law enforcement to find trafficked children across the country along with pimps who had forced them...(more) 



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Police: 4 students filmed assault of girl, posted it online

a shared story    8 hours 23 minutes ago
Police said four Woodstock High School students face criminal charges related to the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl--an act that authorities said was filmed and posted on a social media website.  



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Schoolchild on sinking South Korean ferry sends text message to father

a shared story    9 hours 23 minutes ago
People are still alive in a capsized South Korean ferry, the father of one of the schoolchildren trapped inside the upturned ship told Reuters on Thursday as families headed out to the disaster scene. Writing by David Chance; 



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