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How China Used Drones to Capture a Notorious Burmese Drug Lord

How China used drones to track and capture the notorious kingpin of the Mekong delta.<p>The Chinese called him Godfather. He was a Burmese …

Cardiff teacher Gareth Williams had indecent child images

<b>A teacher from Cardiff who used a spy camera to film youngsters going to the toilet also downloaded more than 16,000 child abuse images, Newport Crown court has heard.</b><p>Gareth Williams, 47, admitted 31 charges including nine of voyeurism, 20 of making indecent photos and two of possessing indecent …

Crime

Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked

German researchers have hacked the Samsung Galaxy S5's fingerprint sensor just days after it launched<p>The fingerprint scanner on Samsung’s latest flagship handset, the Galaxy S5, has already been hacked, just days after the device went on sale.<p>Following in the footsteps of Motorola, Fujitsu, Apple …

The tea party radio network

Glenn Beck worked the crowd like a preacher at a rally this month in Louisville, Ky., declaring that God had responded to conservatives’ prayers by sending a slate of tea party candidates to wrest control of the Republican Party from Mitch McConnell.<p>But there was a more earthly benefit to the …

Girl Believed Swept Away as Floods Slam South

Rescuers scoured a Mississippi neighborhood on Monday for a 9-year-old who appeared to be swept away by flood waters the night before, while floods in Alabama stranded people in cars and homes in a turbulent morning across the American South.<p>The young girl disappeared in Yazoo County, north of …

Parental revolt against Common Core prompts states to take action

Eleven-year-old Leo Tuttle is a fifth-grader at an Indianapolis private school, where he struggles to keep up with the demanding curriculum.<p>But the school is where Leo’s mother, Erin Tuttle, wants him to be, rather than a public school or even the Catholic school he previously attended.<p>Erin Tuttle …

Edward Snowden Wins ‘Truth-Teller’ Award

Hero or trait­or, Ed­ward Snowden can now add one thing to his re­sume: award-win­ner.<p>The former Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity Agency …

Malaysia Flight 370: New signal sounds 'just like' one from a plane's beacon

Tuesday is Day 32 since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared. One hundred and thirty-three search missions have been carried out so far but they have been fruitless.<p>Now, hope seems to rest on underwater pulses that an Australian navy ship has detected.<p>Investigators hope the signals could be …

Can a Teen's Idea to Switch Fonts Save the Government $400 Million?

Probably not—despite breathless claims from reporters. The good news: Uncle Sam is already finding ways to save taxpayer money.<p>The toast of Washington this week? A 14-year-old from Pittsburgh. Suvir Mirchandani calculated that with a simple change of fonts, the federal government could save as much …

China's High-Speed Rail Is So Popular, It's Hurting the Domestic Airline Industry

Taco Bell President Says Canada Will Get Breakfast 'When You Take Justin Bieber Back'

Taco Bell's president, Mr. Brian Niccol, just took to Reddit's popular AMA section late this morning to usher in the launch of the chain's biggest addition in company history: a breakfast menu.<p>The highlight of the interview? A fun-loving response to a question regarding the Canadian release date …

A Booming Economy Doesn't Save Children From Malnutrition

Lack of food is the leading cause of child death worldwide, killing 3.1 million children each year and accounting for 45 percent of all child mortality.<p>Undernourished children who survive still face a daunting future, including reduced intellectual capacity and a higher risk of disease and …

Microsoft Office hits number one spot in Apple’s App Store after just 12 hours

Following two years of rumors, Microsoft finally launched its Office suite of apps on the iPad today. And despite how frustrating it was to wait, it looks like iPad users aren’t bothered at all. The freemium app is now ranked number one in Apple’s App Store among free iPad apps — less than 12 hours …