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US 'spied on Brazil and Mexico presidents'

Brazil has demanded answers from the White House after it emerged that America’s National Security Agency had spied on President Dilma Rousseff and her counterpart in Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto.<p>Classified documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden showed the US monitored phones, emails and …

Boy dies of bubonic plague in Kyrgyzstan

<b>A 15-year-old herder has died in Kyrgyzstan of bubonic plague - the first case in the country in 30 years - officials say.</b><p>The teenager appears to have been bitten by an infected flea.<p>The authorities have sought to calm fears of an epidemic and have quarantined more than 100 people.<p>Bubonic plague, …

Environmental Health

All 25,000 students who took University of Liberia admission test fail

Not a single new student will be admitted into the University of Liberia this year after nearly 25,000 candidates failed the school’s admission exam.<p>A university official said students who took the $25 exam did not have a basic understanding of English, the BBC reports, and it was the first time …

Baby talk: newborns recall words heard in the womb, research shows

Don't save the baby talk until you've got a newborn to coo at: new research offers provocative evidence that an unborn fetus can not only hear sounds from the outside world, but is actually capable of recalling specific words in the days following birth.<p>In a study out of the University of Helsinki …

Air Force Bans Greek Yogurt With Hemp Seeds Over Anti-Drug Policy Concerns

The Air Force warned personnel over the weekend to steer clear of a specific flavor of Chobani Greek yogurt that includes hemp seeds.<p>Hemp contains trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive ingredient also found in marijuana, classified alongside heroin and LSD as a Schedule I drug under federal law. …

Over 360 dogs rescued in multi-state dog fighting raid

AUSTIN, Texas — Some 367 pit bulls, many scarred and emaciated, have been rescued and a dozen people across the southeastern United States have been charged with dog fighting in what animal advocacy groups called one of the largest such raids in U.S. history.<p>"The number of dogs seized and the …

Mexican officials identify five bodies in grave as kidnap victims

MEXICO CITY -- At least five bodies recovered from a mass grave outside Mexico City have been identified as those of young people kidnapped in broad daylight from a bar in the heart of this capital three months ago, Mexican authorities said Friday.<p>Officials from the federal attorney general’s …

NSA analysts 'wilfully violated' surveillance systems, agency admits

NSA acknowledges that one analyst used agency tools to track former spouse but insists it has 'zero tolerance' for abuses<p>The National Security Agency has admitted that some of its analysts deliberately abused its surveillance systems, with one analyst disciplined for using NSA resources to track a …

Quentin Tarantino Lists the 12 Greatest Films of All Time: From Taxi Driver to The Bad News Bears

<i>Creative Commons image via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>Any list of the most respected American filmmakers of the past half-century would have to include Stanley …

Photojournalist Buddies Stage a Friendly Instagram Photo Battle

There’s nothing like a friendly competition among peers to make a road trip that much more enjoyable, and when you can get a few thousand people to …

Ecosystems 101: Saving Florida's Springs

When we talk about photo ecosystems, the term is mostly being used as an analogy:<p><i>• How do all of these things work together?<br>• Are there positive</i> …

How to Get Into Concerts as a Photographer

While entertaining, attending concerts and sports events can get pretty expensive, especially if you want good seats for photographing. On top of the …

NJ to allow medical marijuana for kids. Safety still under debate

arents who believe their sick children would be helped by medical marijuana won a partial victory in New Jersey Friday. Using a conditional veto, Gov. Chris Christie modified a bill to allow prescriptions of edible medical marijuana for children. Parents of qualifying children will need the …

Cannabis

Associated Press News

North Korea to put US spy ship captured in 1968 on display

The only US navy ship being held by a foreign government is expected to go on display this week as the centrepiece of a North Korean war museum.<p>With …

Mexico official says attacks in Michoacan show cartel desperation

MEXICO CITY — A wave of ambushes on federal police in the troubled Mexican state of Michoacan that has left two officers and 20 suspects dead were acts of desperation in response to the federal crackdown on criminal cartels, a government spokesman said Wednesday.<p>Security spokesman Eduardo Sanchez's …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

MARIJUANA INDUSTRY Why Canada’s pot stock boom just doesn’t add up Subscriber content<p>NAFTA transforms auto jobs in Canada with shift from manufacturing to service, sales Subscriber content<p>The Fed is expected to face turbulence in the Jerome Powell era<p>Avigilon stock soars on $1-billion Motorola offer<p>…

Cory Monteith’s Dad Talks Son’s Tragic Death: “He Was Involved a Little More in Drugs Than Anybody Knew”

<b>Cory Monteith</b>'s friends and family are still reeling from the news that the <i>Glee</i> actor is gone forever. In a new interview with ET Canada, the star's …

Farrah Abraham Flubs Trayvon Martin’s Identity, Mistakes Murdered Teen for a Girl

Perhaps <b>Farrah Abraham</b> should read up on her current events. While talking to Matty P's Radio Happy Hour this week, the former <i>Teen Mom</i> star was …

Glee’s Fifth Season Delayed In Wake of Cory Monteith’s Death

As the <i>Glee</i> cast copes with the sudden death of <b>Cory Monteith</b> on Saturday, July 13, Fox confirmed in a statement to Us Weekly that the fifth season …

“Blackfish” director: “Using animals for entertainment is the bottom of the ethical totem pole”

The director of the new SeaWorld exposé on how captivity harms orcas, and why it won’t end any time soon<p>Even before "Blackfish" came out, it had already become a lightning rod.<p>The new documentary calls out SeaWorld for keeping killer whales penned up and forcing them to perform for our …

Intelligence Officials Claim Snowden Couldn't Have Accessed The NSA's 'Most Closely Guarded' Secrets

Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald recently said "Snowden has enough information to cause harm to the U.S. government in a single minute than any other person has ever had," adding that the release of the information could be the U.S. government's "worst nightmare."<p>Officials familiar with the NSA …

Surveillance

Here's What's Changed In The Year Since The Aurora Theater Shooting

The changes have failed to prevent subsequent mass shootings in Newton, Mass., Santa Monica, Calif., and other areas. Since the Aurora shooting, 126 people have died in 23 mass killings spread over 19 states, according to USA Today.<p>Colorado saw some of the most significant changes.<p>In May, Colorado …

Guns

Michigan Judge Says Detroit Bankruptcy Is Unconstitutional, Demands Filing Be Withdrawn

At issue are the city's pension obligations, which would be reduced in the bankruptcy process.<p>However, Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie E. Aquilina says that would cause irreparable damage to pensioners, and asserts that in order to rectify the situation, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder …

U.S. Federal Courts

Congressman Steve Cohen Slams CNN Chris Cuomo's "Snide Creepy Comment"

A difficult time for the Tennessee Congressman.<p>Congressman Steve Chen slammed CNN anchor Chris Cuomo for what he saw as off-color remarks about his relationship with a woman he had thought was his illegitimate daughter.<p>Cohen discovered Thursday that a woman he thought was his illegitimate daughter …