'Got the Guts': When Fighting ISIS Is a Family Affair

Friday, 26 December 2014 09:26
DUHOK, Iraq — Harbiya Hassan learned how to shoot when she was just 10 years old. Growing up in the treacherous environment of Iraq's Sinjar district, her father thought she should know how to defend herself. For centuries, the Yazidi community that lives there has been persecuted and attacked by their neighbors for their ancient and misunderstood beliefs. But when Harbiya's father taught the now 32-year-old to fire a rifle all those years ago, it's…
Wall St. at records, on track for second straight weekly gain
Friday, 26 December 2014 09:26
By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Friday, putting major indexes on track for a second straight weekly advance, though moves were likely to be slight with few market catalysts and many traders extending their Christmas holiday. * Wall Street has rallied of late, with both the Dow and S&P 500 touching intraday records in Wednesday's shortened session and the Dow eking out a sixth straight daily advance.
Amanda Bynes reportedly 'off all meds' and doing great
Friday, 26 December 2014 09:25
On the mend Is Bynes finally better? Amanda Bynes had a very tumultuous year in 2013, but it seems the former Nickelodeon star has recently gotten her health issues in order and is looking better than ever these days. She tweeted a picture of herself in a yellow bikini with the caption, "Spring Break." Bynes also revealed she is studying at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising and is back with her family.
Egypt bans Exodus Hollywood film
Friday, 26 December 2014 09:25
26 December 2014Last updated at 15:08 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint Joel Edgerton and Christian Bale play Ramses and Moses respectively in the film Continue reading the main story Related StoriesMuted opening weekend for epic MosesEpic row over final cut of Noah filmThe biblical epic makes a comeback Egypt has banned a Hollywood film based on the Biblical book of Exodus because of what censors described as "historical inaccuracies".
'The Interview': Screening keeps Austin and U.S. weird
Friday, 26 December 2014 08:25
Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League, center, leads a singalong before a Christmas Day screening of "The Interview" in Austin. STORY HIGHLIGHTSDouglas Brinkley: Screening of "The Interview" in Texas' capital helped "keep Austin weird"He says owner of independent theaters had pushed Sony to reverse decision to shelve filmOwner Tim League wore a star-spangled body suit and Santa Claus cap to introduce movieBrinkley: America's pop culture rallied around a low-rent satire, standing up for free expression
Patrick Stewart's weird holiday video
Friday, 26 December 2014 08:25
Sir Patrick Stewart attends the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in April in New York City. STORY HIGHLIGHTSStewart's wife posted the videoThe actor tries to keep from laughingThe video is titled "Sweet Hat Bro" (CNN) -- Nope, Patrick Stewart, we don't get it either. The Internet has fallen in love with a video of the 74-year-old actor, posted by his wife, in which he wears a Christmas hat that sings and dances.
Chugging eggnog puts guy in ICU
Friday, 26 December 2014 08:25
An eggnog chugging contest at an office party left one man hospitalized for three days. CNN affiliate KSL reports.If your browser has Adobe Flash Player installed, click above to play. Otherwise, click below.
'Majority' of cash recovered after spill
Friday, 26 December 2014 08:25
STORY HIGHLIGHTSNEW: The people arrested hid money in their homes, authorities sayDozens of people return money found on streetNearly $2 million spills from a cash transport into Hong Kong street on Christmas EveTransport company says "majority" of money recovered Hong Kong (CNN) -- Two people were arrested Thursday evening after police said they snatched some of the nearly 15.23 million Hong Kong dollars that spilled from a money transport van onto a street on Christmas…
Supermodel Survivor: Tsunami Gave Me 'Many Gifts'
Friday, 26 December 2014 08:25
KHAO LAK, Thailand — Sitting on the beach with a smile, it's easy to forget how much was lost on this stretch of sand. On the morning of Dec. 26, 2004, supermodel Petra Nemcova took a stroll with her photographer boyfriend along the Khao Lak beach's white shore. She remembers wondering at the time why the water had retreated so much, but assumed it was because of a full moon. It was just an hour…
Many Unhappy Returns: Retailers Combat 'Wardrobing'
Friday, 26 December 2014 08:25
The nation's retailers are bracing for the annual post-Christmas surge of returns on Friday. And they are preparing for the onslaught of fraud that will eat away at their profits. Merchants expect about five percent of all holiday returns to be fraudulent - for an estimated loss of $3.8 billion, according to a recently released survey by the National Retail Federation (NRF).

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