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US ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert covers his face as he leaves the Sejong Cultural Institute in Seoul on March 5, 2015.
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U.S. Envoy Bloodied in Seoul

On Thursday, the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, 42, was slashed on the face and wrist in the South Korean capital. The attacker reportedly bellowed "South and North Korea should be reunified" and anti-U.S. slogans as he was restrained

Australian death row prisoners Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are seen in a holding cell waiting to attend a review hearing in the District Court of Denpasar in Bali

Australians Await Execution

Despite international pleas to spare nine foreigners convicted of trafficking, Indonesian President Joko Widodo refuses to pardon drug convicts on death row

Hillary Clinton Speaks At The University Of Miami

Clinton Emails to Be Released

Hillary Clinton tweeted that she has asked the State Department to release her online correspondence. "I want the public to see my email," she said

In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appears on Dec. 18, 2014

Boston Bombing Survivors Give Testimony

Survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings appeared in a Boston federal court on Wednesday to deliver testimony of the bloodshed. "I remember thinking, this is it, I’m going to die. I’m not going to make it," recalled one

Fifty Shades of Gray

Indian Censors Ban Fifty Shades of Grey

India blocked the release of Fifty Shades of Grey — an adaptation of the 2011 best-selling erotic novel — with sources saying that the country’s censors objected to parts of the film’s dialogue. India joins countries like Indonesia, Malaysia and Kenya in banning the film


Statins May Seriously Increase Diabetes Risk

Statins can lower cholesterol and even tamp down inflammation to keep the risk of heart disease down. But these commonly prescribed drugs may increase the risk of diabetes, and by a considerable amount

Attorney General Eric Holder delivers remarks about the Justice DepartmentÕs findings related to two investigations in Ferguson, Missouri, at the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building March 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. Holder delivered the remarks for an audience of department employees who worked on the investigations after a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, sparking weeks of demonstrations and violent clashes.

Attorney General Slams Ferguson Police

Attorney General Eric Holder said on Wednesday that the Justice Department will guarantee the city of Ferguson, Mo., takes "immediate, wholesale and structural corrective action" after a report found a pattern of racial bias

General View Of Cedars-Sinai Hospital Where Kim Kardashian Gave Birth To A Baby Girl

Superbug Found at Second Los Angeles Hospital

Four patients have been infected with a deadly superbug at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, the hospital said on Wednesday, and an additional 64 may have been exposed. A similar outbreak occurred at UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical Center in February

Dental check-up

One-Third of World Suffers From Untreated Tooth Decay

Scientists conducted a global survey of 378 studies looking at nearly 5 million people from 1990 to 2010. The results showed that 2.4 billion people suffer from untreated tooth decay in their permanent teeth, with 621 million children facing that in their early, temporary teeth

"Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb" - UK Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals

Dan Stevens Will Star in Beauty and the Beast

Disney looks to be bringing together an all-British cast for the live-action Beauty and the Beast, plucking stars from the most popular English franchises. Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens will star opposite Harry Potter alum Emma Watson

The logo of Etsy Inc., is displayed for a photograph in Tiskilwa, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Etsy Inc., where people sell handmade crafts and vintage goods, may be the biggest technology IPO to come out of New York since 1999. Etsy is working on an IPO that could take place as soon as this quarter, people familiar with the matter said. Photographer:  Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Etsy Files for Handcrafted IPO

Etsy, the online marketplace for handcrafted and vintage goods, has filed for an initial public offering that is banking on the continued appetite for new Internet stocks. Reports speculated that the company could be valued in the public markets at $2 billion

Shania Twain Performs At The Calgary Stampede - Calgary, Alberta

Shania Twain Announces Farewell Tour

Shania Twain is leaving Las Vegas and heading out on a farewell tour, the artist revealed on Good Morning America: "I'm finally, after 11 years, going back on tour ... This is going to be a big tour for me because it’s going to be my last," Twain said