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Hamas Features 5-Year-Old Soldier on Facebook

In March, an Israeli documentary exposed Hamas’s use of trained child soldiers, which is against international law. Now, one month later, the Hamas …

Alzheimer's Disease could be prevented by immune system tweak

New research raises the prospect that statin-like drugs could be given to the middle-aged to ward off dementia<p>Alzheimer’s Disease could be prevented or cured by a new drug which reboots the immune system to stop devastating memory loss, scientists believe.<p>A new study has shown for the first time …

UK jets sent to intercept Russian bombers

<b>(CNN) —</b> The UK Royal Air Force on Tuesday scrambled Typhoon jets to intercept Russian bombers flying near British airspace, the British Defence Ministry said.<p>Further details about the incident weren't immediately available. It is one of the latest incidents in what NATO has said is an increase in …

Military

Star Wars Battlefront Will Be Available First On Xbox One (video)

Microsoft Xbox executive Aaron Greenberg has confirmed via a Tweet this week that the new and highly anticipated Star Wars Battlefront game will be …

Police: College shooting possible hate crime; victim was gay

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A former community college student dismissed from a work-study program for too many absences is accused of fatally …

Man reported missing at sea for 66 days found in good health

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Louis Jordan says he survived 66 days at sea by capturing rainwater in a bucket, snagging little fish to catch bigger fish, …

Ferguson unveils racist emails referenced in Justice Department report

Local police and a city official in Ferguson, Mo., sent racially charged emails comparing minority welfare recipients to dogs and made insensitive comments about Muslims, copies of the emails released by the city show.<p>The emails, made public on Friday, were referenced in a March report from the …

New Fantastic Four trailer offers a glimpse of flying Invisible Woman, Human Torch

The Fantastic Four movie will be released on August 7 of this year, and the promotional blitz is only beginning. This is the film's international trailer, and it's basically a reheat of the original teaser with a new shot of the Invisible Woman and The Human Torch flying.<p>It's certainly a darker, …

Cancer drug restores memory in mice

When given an experimental cancer drug, mice with a model of Alzheimer’s disease had their memory and brain connections restored.<p>The drug, which had …

Alzheimer's Disease

The Latest: Kenyan officials say all students accounted for

12:00 a.m. (2100GMT, 5 p.m. EDT)<p>Kenya's National Disaster Operations Center says all students are now accounted for at Garissa University College …

Three patients fight cancer with genetically tailored vaccines

Activating dormant cancer-fighting cells<p>Researchers are making progress toward a new way to fight cancer, combining genetic sequencing with the power of vaccinations. Genetically tailored vaccines were used to provoke an immune response in three patients with advanced forms of skin cancer, …

Personalised cancer vaccines show early signs of promise in trial

Custom-made vaccines, designed to a make patient’s immune system attack tumours, have been used in a small-scale patient trial with some success<p>Personalised cancer vaccines that target people’s individual tumours have shown early signs of promise in tests on three patients diagnosed with advanced …

Boston Marathon bombing trial: Prosecutors to close case with autopsy photos

From the witness stand at the Boston Marathon bombing trial, the city's chief medical examiner slipped on a pair of white latex gloves Monday and gingerly prowled around in a large cardboard box.<p>It was no accident that Dr. Henry Nields was the government's final witness in the first phase of the …

Authorities: 2 people unaccounted for in NYC blast

NEW YORK (AP) — Firefighters using high-powered water towers worked Friday to extinguish pockets of fire at the site of an apparent gas explosion in …

We have to save this cute rabbit dog thing before it's too late

Save the ili pika!<p>You see that cute critter? I hope you enjoy that photo. Savor it. That's the first image of an ili pika taken in 20 years. It's estimated only 2,900 Ili pika existed last time the species had its picture taken in the early 1990s. Today, that estimate is around 1,000 living ili …

If you plan to boycott Indiana, here is some of what you won't see

A day after Indiana's governor signed a hot-button business law, calls for travel boycotts began. The chief of tech giant Salesforce.com said the San Francisco company will stop sending staff to meetings in Indianapolis with its locally based ExactTarget division. And Gen Con, a gamer convention, …

Mob beats woman to death for burning the Koran in Afghanistan

Group of hundreds punched, kicked and stoned victim for allegedly burning pages of Islam's holy book, but her parents say she suffers from mental illness<p>A mob in the Afghan capital killed a woman, set her body on fire and threw it into a muddy river in the heart of Kabul on Thursday, a police …

NTSB: Selfies likely caused fatal plane crash

<b>(CNN) —</b> Distraction caused by taking selfies is likely to blame for a plane crash that killed a pilot and his passenger in Colorado in May, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.<p>Investigators found an undamaged GoPro video camera near the wreckage and recovered its data card. Video …

US offers companies out-of-this-world opportunity: land rights on the moon

The United States government has taken a new, though preliminary, step to encourage commercial development of the moon.<p>According to documents obtained by Reuters, US companies can stake claims to lunar territory through an existing licensing process for space launches.<p>The Federal Aviation …

Space Exploration

Evidence Of Expanding Universe May Have Been Just Dirt

Support for cosmic inflation just deflated a bit<p>It was a huge win for Big Bang supporters when, in March 2014, a team of astronomers claimed they had found direct evidence to support the concept of cosmic inflation—the super-rapid expansion of the Universe that occurred just fractions of a second …

Scientists use lasers to make metals super water-repellent

Metals

Disgruntled scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York

A disgruntled scientist promised to build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years and design a bomb targeted for New York City in exchange for 'money and power'<p>A naturalized US citizen was jailed Wednesday for five years for attempting to help Venezuela build a nuclear weapon by passing on …

Your chance to watch that Star Wars trailer in neon

You've watched the <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> trailer a few times, seen it analyzed to death, maybe witnessed it recreated in stop-motion breakfast cereal homage. Now you can experience it all over again in glorious '80s-style neon. The format takes a little time to show its true colors, but once …

Star Wars

North Korea may be restarting reactor which produces nuclear bomb fuel

US research institute says recent satellite imagery shows possible signs of reactor activity<p>North Korea may be attempting to restart its main nuclear bomb fuel reactor after a five-month shutdown, a US research institute said Thursday.<p>If true, the finding, which is based on recent commercial …

Peanut allergy researchers say they may have found key to a cure

Australian researchers have found a possible key to a cure for people with potentially fatal peanut allergies.<p>A Melbourne-based study has already transformed the lives of many of the children who took part in the clinical trial.<p>Researchers from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute gave about 30 …

Coloradan sentenced for trying to join ISIS

<b>Denver, Colorado (CNN) —</b> A federal judge gave a four-year prison sentence Friday to a 19-year-old Colorado woman who admitted guilt in wanting to become an ISIS bride and participate in its jihad in the Mideast.<p>Shannon Maureen Conley is one of the first Americans to be sentenced for conspiracy to …