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In pictures: Underwater deminers of Cambodia

Photographer Charles Fox's portraits of those carrying out the dangerous task of demining Cambodia's rivers.

Detroit residents fight back over water shutoff: 'It's a life-or-death situation'

When the coast is clear, and the trucks from the contractor shutting off water for the city of Detroit have rolled away, the men with water keys come.<p>They offer residents whose supply has just been shut off a tempting deal. For $20, they will use their tools to turn the water main back on …

Everyone is under surveillance now, says whistleblower Edward Snowden

The US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden has warned that entire populations, rather than just individuals, now live under constant surveillance.<p>“It's no longer based on the traditional practice of targeted taps based on some individual suspicion of wrongdoing,” he said. “It covers phone …

The world has nothing to fear from the US losing power

The news that China will displace the US as the world's largest economy this year is big news. For economists who follow these measurements, the tectonic shift likely occurred a few years ago. But now the World Bank is making it official, so journalists and others who opine on world affairs will …

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

BMW M5 Nighthawk Edition Created for Japan, Limited to 10 Examples

For Japanese enthusiasts who find BMW’s standard M5 too tame looking, the maker recently announced a 10-unit production run of M5 Nighthawk special editions.<p>Clad in a sinister, low-gloss matte coat of “Frozen Black” paint and sporting a blacked-out twin-kidney grille, the Nighthawk certainly looks …

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Jury Acquits Zimmerman Of All Charges

<b>Updated 10:27 p.m. ET</b><p>The jury in the murder trial of George Zimmerman on Saturday acquitted the former neighborhood watch volunteer of all charges in the 2012 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin during a scuffle in a gated Florida community.<p>The six-woman jury announced its verdict of not …

“Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control

SWAT teams raiding poker games and trying to stop underage drinking? Overwhelming paramilitary force is on the rise<p>Sal Culosi is dead because he bet on a football game — but it wasn’t a bookie or a loan shark who killed him. His local government killed him, ostensibly to protect him from his …