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The world reacts to Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims entering the U.S.

NEW DELHI — Donald Trump’s call for a “total and complete” ban on Muslims entering the United States drew widespread condemnation around the world Tuesday, including from British and French leaders and the U.N. refu­gee agency.<p>Citizens, politicians and refu­gee officials alike slammed the …

Donald Trump

The Latest: California county to close most offices for week

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The latest on the mass shooting at a social services facility in San Bernardino, California (all times local):<p>11:44 p.m.<p>…

California

This May Be Why Some of Us Have Given Up on Gun Control

We still don’t know all the details of the deadly mass shooting that occurred at a center for the developmentally disabled in San Bernardino, Calif., …

Saudi officials: Over 700 dead in hajj pilgrimage stampede

At least 717 people were killed and more than 850 injured in a stampede Thursday outside Mecca during the annual hajj pilgrimage, Saudi officials said.<p>It was the deadliest incident to strike the event in more than two decades, and it comes less than two weeks after a crane collapse at Mecca's Grand …

Islam

Deadly blast hits mosque in Yemen killing at least 25 during Eid prayers

The attack on a Shia Houthi-run mosque took place on the first day of the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday and was claimed by Islamic State<p>A bomb attack targeting Shia worshippers at a mosque in Yemen's capital on Thursday killed at least 25 people and wounded dozens more during prayers for the Muslim …

Eid

To Catch A Bomb-Maker

This is the story of a little-known FBI forensics lab and how it changed the war on terror<p>The insurgent began with a cordless phone—one of the knockoffs of a Chinese-built Senao so popular in northern Iraq. Hunched over a worktable somewhere near the refinery town of Baiji, about 150 miles north of …

Terrorism

T-Mobile will slash $125 off your new iPhone 6s

T-Mobile sure wants to be your carrier for the new iPhone 6s.<p>Having previously introduced attention-grabbing offers like Apple Music streaming which doesn’t take a byte out of your monthly data allowance, the Uncannier is now offering customers the chance to get their hands on a 16GB iPhone 6s for …

Mobile

Apple Refused to Give iMessages to the Government

Apple recently declined to turn over iMessages to the Justice Department as part of a criminal investigation involving drugs and guns, according to …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Psychology

Nest Thermostat gets a larger display that's easier to read

After updating its smoke detector and camera, Nest has finally decided to update the device that made the company famous; its Thermostat. The new smart controller has a slightly thinner profile, larger and higher-resolution display and will now alert users when their furnace is acting wonky. To …

The Most Popular Countries for Sex Tourism

Many countries have become synonymous with sex tourism, whether legal or illegal, and are travel destinations purely for that industry. Each of the following countries have gorgeous and culturally-interesting cities that lure more PG-minded tourists, but they also all have very visible and …

Motorcycles and Buffalo Are Bringing South Dakota a Record Tourism Year

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota tourism industry is surging this year, spurred on by good weather, low gas prices and landmark events such as …

22 things you didn't know about North Korea - Matador Network

22 things you didn’t know about North Korea<p>Returning from North Korea, there were things that I could only fully grasp after I went through the …

40 More Passport Stamps Worth Bragging About

Which passport stamp are you most proud of? <a …

Budget Travel

Free Things to Do in Dubai

Find free things to do in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with this guide from National Geographic.<p>With a reputation for over-the-top luxury (to wit: the towering, gold leaf-burnished Burj Al Arab hotel), the flashy emirate may seem out of reach to anyone who isn’t Beyoncé or Jay-Z, but vestiges of …

Travel

A German sailor was hospitalized with a nasty skin infection after competing in Rio's filthy Olympic venue

Here is the full statement, roughly translated from German:<p>I have never in my life had inflammation in the legs. Never! I assume that I got it in the test regatta. The polluter is probably the Marina da Gloria, in the unrestrained sewage flow. In the future, we will make sure that we are relatively …

A terrifying weather phenomenon nearly caused an American Airlines crash

Federal Investigators have launched an investigation into an incident involving an American Airlines jet last week at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.<p>American Airlines Flight 1851 struck several runway lights and the tail of the jet slammed into the runway while attempting to land in …

11 simple tech travel hacks that will save you time and money on your next trip

Planning for a trip can be a stressful experience.<p>It can get even worse if you're going overseas or to a place you've never been to.<p>But you can save a lot of time and money by taking advantage of these websites and apps.<p>Check out 11 tech travel hacks that will make your next trip so much better.

The Unfriendliest Cities In The U.S. For 2015

<i>by the Editors of Condé Nast Traveler</i><p><i>Atlantic City, NJ</i><p>For the third year running, we've asked <i>Condé Nast Traveler</i> readers to rate a city's "friendliness" in the Readers' Choice Awards survey, especially with respect to where you felt welcome, or in some cases, not. Read on to see the top 5 cities …

'iPad Pro' Production Reaffirmed for September-October Ahead of Rumored Late 2015 Launch

Taiwanese website <i>DigiTimes</i> today reported the "iPad Pro" will enter production by the end of the third quarter and go into mass production in the fourth quarter, corroborating a recent KGI report that said the rumored 12.9-inch tablet would enter mass production in September-October.<p>The report …

IPad Pro

Cheating website subscribers included WH, Congress workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of U.S. government employees — including some with sensitive jobs in the White House, Congress and law enforcement …

Homeland Security

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Clinton County Prosecutor Open to Prison Breakout Trial for David Sweat

A convicted murderer who busted out of a New York prison was indicted Thursday on escape charges — and the prosecutor said the case could go to trial.<p>David Sweat could face a seven-year sentence if convicted of the new charges. He is already serving life without parole.<p>Clinton County District …

Crime

EasyJet Passenger Tasered After Dispute Over Carry-On 'Man Purse'

LONDON — A passenger on a budget airline was shot with a stun gun and removed from the flight Thursday after he became abusive following a dispute about his luggage, police said.<p>Witnesses aboard the easyJet flight said the man got into an argument with airline staff about the number of hand-baggage …

Flying

What It's Like Aboard the $117,000-a-Seat Four Seasons Jet

It's not quite "private," but this 52-seat Boeing 757, operated in partnership with TCS World Travel, will fly around the world on a series of six-figure itineraries in 2016. We took a quick tour to find what $117,000 per person gets you.

Air Travel

10 Things Traveling Teaches You That School Doesn't

By College Tourist; Author: Sydney Alonso, University of Central Florida<p><b>I wouldn't be the person I am today if I never traveled.</b><p>Growing up, my mom was a teacher, so I've been instilled with a great love for school. I recognize its importance and value, and even now in college I try to take …

17 things that prove Dubai is the most over-the-top place on earth

And while many know that the aptly named City of Gold is awash in opulence, said opulence is so extreme it's often hard to fathom.<p>We've found 17 things that prove just how decadent Dubai is.<p><b>1.</b><b>Dubai's police drive $1.79 million supercars</b><p>Dubai's police force drives cars most people can only dream of, …