Jackie Northam

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'Father Ted' Remembered As Influential Figure In Catholic Education

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, who was president of the University of Notre Dame for more than 30 years, died Thursday in South Bend, Ind. He was 97.

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Toronto Police Try To Uncover Riddle Of Mystery Tunnel

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Police in Toronto are asking for the public's help to solve the riddle of a mysterious tunnel discovered more than a month ago. Investigations have so far been unable to determine who built the tunnel or its purpose, but its discovery has fueled security concerns ahead of the Pan ...

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Secret Service To Fly Drones Over Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tourists may soon have a new attraction to look at when they visit the nation's capital. The U.S. Secret Service says it will begin flying drones over Washington, D.C., in the near future.

The decision comes just weeks after a small unmanned — and unarmed — drone landed on White ...

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3 Missing Teenage Girls Now In Syria, British Police Say

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

British police say three teenage girls believed to have run away to join Islamist extremists have now crossed into Syria. The girls, ages 15 and 16, left their London homes Feb. 17 and boarded flights for Istanbul. Police think they then crossed the border into Syria hoping to join ...

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19 Stuck Manatees Rescued From Florida Storm Drain

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Rescue crews worked through the night to free 19 manatees that had gotten stuck in a storm drain in Satellite Beach, Fla. It's believed the massive, lumbering mammals, in search of warm water after a recent cold snap, swam into a large drainage pipe near Cape Canaveral but were unable ...

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Justice Department Appeals Ruling Blocking Obama's Immigration Plan

Monday, February 23, 2015

The U.S. Justice Department is asking a federal judge to put on hold his ruling that temporarily blocks President Obama's executive action that would protect more than 4 million people in this country illegally from the threat of deportation.

In its motion to stay, the Justice Department said U.S. District ...

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Australia Announces Security Crackdown Amid 'Rising' Terrorist Threat

Monday, February 23, 2015

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has introduced a raft of tough new measures aimed at countering what he called the rising threat of terrorism.

Abbott announced the national security crackdown one day after the release of a review of Australia's counterterrrorism operations and a report on a deadly attack ...

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Arctic Temperatures Create Enormous Ice Formations At Niagara Falls

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Arctic cold snap that has gripped much of the U.S. lately may be causing hardship for many, but it's also creating some spectacular ice formations at Niagara Falls. The spectacle is drawing huge crowds on both the Canadian and American side of the border.

The air temperature is so ...

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YouTube Is Expected To Unveil New App Just For Kids

Friday, February 20, 2015

There's some relief on the way for parents who worry what their young children may be watching on the internet. YouTube is set to release a new app that will offer more age-appropriate viewing for kids. An official with YouTube says the app - YouTube Kids - is due to ...

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U.S. West Coast Port Dispute Forces Shippers To Find Alternatives

Friday, February 20, 2015

Global shipping companies are looking for other seaports to unload their goods, including those in Canada and along the East Coast of the U.S.

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British Fighter Jets Escort Russian Bombers Away From Coast Of U.K.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

British fighter jets scrambled from their base on Wednesday after two Russian long-range bombers skirted the coast of Cornwall, in the southwest of England. The incident comes one day after British Foreign Secretary Michael Fallon warned about Russia's intentions in Europe.

According to the Guardian newspaper, British Typhoon warplanes ...

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Wal-Mart Gives 500,000 Employees A Pay Raise

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Some 500,000 Wal-Mart employees will soon be getting a pay raise. Starting in April, the company's full- and part-time U.S. employees will earn at least $9 an hour, at least $1.75 above today's federal minimum wage.

The pay boost will also apply to employees of Sam's Club, which is owned ...

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U.N. Security Council Passes Resolution Targeting ISIS Revenue

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The U.N. Security Council resolution targets funding streams for the so-called Islamic State. The militant group has been raking in millions of dollars through oil smuggling, antiquities and ransoms.

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Australia To Compete In The 2015 Eurovision Song Contest

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

If you open an atlas, you'd see pretty quick that Australia is nowhere near Europe. That doesn't seem to matter to the organizers of the Eurovision Song Contest, who have decided that Australia can compete this year. The decision to allow Australia into the 2015 competition for the first time ...

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Putin Presents Egyptian Leader With An AK-47

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

It's not unusual for world leaders to present their host with a gift when they visit a foreign country. But an assault weapon? Russian President Vladimir Putin gave Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi a Kalashnikov AK-47 shortly after arriving in Cairo Monday evening for talks. The weapon, a long-time favorite of ...

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Obama Defends Decision Not To Meet With Netanyahu During D.C. Visit

Monday, February 09, 2015

President Obama is defending his decision not to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during Netanyahu's upcoming visit to Washington. The prime minister was invited by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to address a joint meeting of Congress on March 3.

The White House was not told of the ...

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Donations Roll In For Detroit Man Who Walks 21 Miles To Work

Friday, February 06, 2015

It took just one newspaper article to change James Robertson's life.

Last Sunday, the Detroit Free Press ran a front page story about the 56-year-old factory worker. It said every weekday for a decade, Robertson has left his house and walked more than 20 miles to and from his ...

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All-Female Jihadi Group Delivers Guide To Life Under Islamic State

Thursday, February 05, 2015

It is considered legitimate for a girl to be married at the age of nine, most "pure" girls will be married by 16 or 17, and there is no greater responsibility for a woman than being a wife to her husband.

Those are just some of the statements laid out ...

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Thousands of Cats Destined for Vietnamese Tables Are Buried Instead

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Vietnamese authorities have buried thousands of cats, many of them apparently still alive, that were destined for restaurant tables. The Associated Press says the felines were culled because they posed an environmental and health risk.

The cats were being smuggled into northern Vietnam from China. The AP says the ...

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Alberta Premier Says Keystone XL Pipeline Benefits U.S. And Canada

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Jim Prentice, the premier of Alberta, Canada, says the fight over the Keystone XL pipeline has been a long and tortured process. But, he adds, if President Obama vetoes a bill that would approve construction, the issue would not necessarily go away.

There is enormous opposition among environmentalists to the ...

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