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10 cops suspended over taped beating that was allegedly 'worse than Rodney King'

"Somebody should go to prison over this," Jim Terrell, the lawyer for 30-year-old suspect, Francis Pusok, told reporters Friday. "This is as bad if not worse than what they did to Rodney King. This was terrible. It just kept going and going and going."<p>John McMahon, sheriff of San Bernardino County, …


Revealing Photos of Skylines and Apartment Windows Capture Solitude of City Life

Living among millions of other people and bumping shoulders on overflowing sidewalks doesn't always equate to a sense of community. Ironically, the most thriving metropolis can create the strongest feelings of isolation. French photographer and graphic artist Floriane de Lassee offers an …


Violent tornado kills 2 in Illinois, flattens dozens of homes

Two people were killed in a violent tornado that cut a destructive swath through rural Illinois on Thursday, flattening dozens of homes, Gov. Bruce Rauner confirmed.<p>The tornado severely damaged or destroyed at least 100 buildings in two counties, and sent 20 people to the hospital, Rauner and local …



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Modern Architecture

Manny Pacquiao's left-handed power might decide fight with Mayweather

When<p>Manny Pacquiaotruly felt comfortable throwing his right hand as a power punch, it launched a dominant run of victories that propelled him to become boxing’s elite fighter.<p>Now, in preparation for his May 2 bout against<p>Floyd Mayweather Jr.at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, there's a renewed emphasis …

Top NASA Scientist: We’ll Find Signs of Alien Life ‘Within a Decade’

Humanity is on the verge of discovering alien life, high-ranking NASA scientists say.<p>"I think we're going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we're going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30 years," NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan said Tuesday …


Amid controversy, construction of telescope in Hawaii halted

HONOLULU (AP) — After more than a week of demonstrations and more than a dozen arrests, Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Tuesday that the company building one of the world's largest telescopes atop Hawaii's Mauna Kea has agreed to his request to halt construction for a week.<p>"They have responded to my …


Ambush that killed 15 police in western Mexico a rarity

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department announced sanctions on Mexico's violent and growing Jalisco New Generation cartel a day after the gang mounted a bloody ambush that killed 15 Mexican police officers.<p>On Monday, the Jalisco cartel stopped a police convoy on a rural highway and opened …


States flouting post-9/11 ID law, giving cards to illegal immigrants that mirror licenses

After the 9/11 attacks, Congress passed the REAL ID Act to prevent foreign nationals from fraudulently obtaining a U.S. driver's license -- by requiring that any ID issued based on unverifiable foreign documents look different in "design or color" from an official driver's license.<p>That way, TSA and …

Oil & Gas Industry

UK police seek gang behind '200 million pound' heist

LONDON (Reuters) - British police were hunting for a gang on Wednesday who raided safety deposit boxes in London’s major jewelry business district, making off with cash and gems in what local media said could be the country’s biggest-ever heist.<p>London’s Metropolitan Police said the thieves used …


The war in Yemen is getting worse -- and a civilian catastrophe is looming

<b>(CNN) —</b> For nearly two weeks, Saudi fighter-bombers have pounded Houthi rebel positions and convoys around Yemen, but so far the offensive has forced them neither to retreat nor sue for peace.<p>Yemen's chaos is quickly becoming a catastrophe, for its people and the future of the country. As a …

Middle East

Hunt for thieves after $300M jewel heist

London police try to trace thieves who stole diamonds and other precious gems in an audacious Easter robbery. CNN's Phil Black reports.


Police officers die in Mexico roadside ambush

Attackers have ambushed a police convoy in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, killing 15 state police officers and wounding five as bullets riddled their vehicles in the deadliest single attack on Mexican police in recent memory.<p>The attack happened late on Monday as the convoy travelled on a …

Identity Theft

North Korea warns it will take 'necessary measures' to get ship back from Mexico

UN sanctions monitor says freighter Mu Du Bong, which ran aground in July on a reef off the coast of Mexico, belongs to a blacklisted shipping firm<p>North Korea accused Mexico on Wednesday of illegally detaining one of its ships with some 50 crew and warned it would take “necessary measures” to …

North Korea

N Korea urges Mexico to free detained ship

<b>North Korea has accused Mexico of illegally holding one of its ships, after it ran aground last year.</b><p>It said the Mu Du Bong was a legitimate commercial ship and its detention a "rampant violation" of sovereignty.<p>But a UN expert says the ship belongs to North Korea's Ocean Maritime Management, which …

North Korea
Latin America

South Carolina shooting: Officer charged and fired; protesters demand justice

<b>(CNN) —</b> The officer charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black man in South Carolina has been fired as anger continues to build around his case.<p>A video shows Officer Michael Slager, who is white, firing eight shots at 50-year-old Walter Scott as Scott has his back to him and is …


Heartwarming Photos of Families of Bears Living in Finland

53-year-old photographer Dionys Moser has captured these adorable photos of brown bear cubs with their mothers in a Finland forest. Moser arranges a photography tour of the taiga forest in Finland in late June and early July, when the mother bears come out with their young after a long winter …


Bob Arum: America is rooting for Pacquiao, not Mayweather

According to promoter Bob Arum, who spoke with Sky Sports, America wants Manny Pacquiao to beat Floyd Mayweather in the Fight of the Century.<p>Full …

Beyoncé Just Released a Super Sweet Anniversary Song for Jay Z

And (of course) it's a Tidal exclusive.<p>Seven years ago today, Beyoncé and Jay Z tied the knot. And in honor of their anniversary, she just unveiled a brand-new ballad entitled "Die with You" that will send chills down your spine—don't say we didn't warn you.<p>Naturally, Bey has debuted the track …

Urban Culture

Photographer Spotlight: Extreme adventures with Christopher Michel

If you ever find yourself at 70,000 feet in a U-2 spy plane and you experience explosive decompression of the cabin, you’ll be happy you’re wearing a …


Daily Inspiration #2041

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Mind-Bending 3D Tattoo Appears to Turn Man's Arm into a Machine

Tony Booth, a tattoo artist and owner of Dabs Tattoo in Southport, England, has successfully made a man appear as if he's an android. On his arm, at least. This incredible tattoo looks as though it's carved from the skin, and what's beneath it is another layer of hex geometric patterning. It's …

Body Art

Norway's Island Prison For Violent Criminals Looks Like No Prison We've Ever Seen

Yet no barbed-wire-topped walls or electrified fences circle the island, nor do armed guards and attack dogs patrol the grounds. By all accounts, the island prison and its inhabitants live in peace, working together and sharing resources.<p>Bastøy Prison has been called one of the most liberal prisons …


See Everyday Life in New York City’s Projects

Since its initiation in 1935, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) has built hundreds of apartment blocks for hundreds of thousands of medium …