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'Game of Thrones' showrunners promise: Best finale yet

The Battle of Castle Black may have been the biggest action set-piece in <i>Game of Thrones</i> history (and probably TV history, too), but next Sunday’s …

Spy program was suspended for being too aggressive

Persistent foreign spying threats prompted Canada's electronic-eavesdropping agency to embark on a counterespionage campaign so aggressive that its former chief says he "shut the place down" before it could be exposed to allegations of wrongful domestic surveillance.<p>The Communications Security …

Monaco heiress dies of gunshot wounds after gangland-style shooting

The elderly head of one of Monaco’s richest families has died of her injuries after a gangland-style shooting that some suspect could be linked to the Italian Mafia.<p>Surgeons had been fighting to save the life of businesswoman Helene Pastor, 77, after she and her chauffeur were shot through the …

Stream of al Qaeda threats has U.S. intelligence concerned

A series of al Qaeda-based threats to attack American and Western targets in Europe, as well as threats to launch attacks inside the United States, has caused significant concern inside the U.S. intelligence community, CNN has learned.<p>Officials are trying to determine the extent to which the …

Nazi Salutes 'Not Always Punishable,' Top Swiss Court Rules

GENEVA -- A Nazi salute isn't illegal racial discrimination provided it's intended as a personal statement, Switzerland's top court ruled Wednesday.<p>The Federal Tribunal's ruling, entitled "Hitler salute in public not always punishable," said the gesture is a crime only if someone is using it to try …

Maple Leafs’ Dan Winnik a role model in coach Babcock’s system overhaul

On the first goal, Dan Winnik went barrelling in on the defenceman on the forecheck, rapped the puck with his stick and suddenly a teammate was in alone on the goalie.<p>On the fourth one, Winnik was in on a breakaway, and he carefully went to his backhand, outwaited the goalie and scored his 59th …

Multinational search for missing British yacht crew resumes

The U.S. Coast Guard's search for four British sailors missing in the Atlantic Ocean since late last week resumed Tuesday morning, the service said.<p>The Coast Guard, in a statement, said the new search involved six ships and three planes, including a Canadian C-130. The search focused on an area …

Soldiers, selfies and a military coup: The unusual state of tourism in Thailand

In most capital cities, waking up to images of armed soldiers, military vehicles and blockades on the streets -- as the army gears up for what it would later declare a coup -- might be cause for alarm.<p>But Bangkok isn't your average city.<p>Since 1932 -- the year Thailand became a constitutional …

J.P. Morgan Pledges $100 Million to Help Rebuild Detroit

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The nation's largest bank, J.P. Morgan Chase, has pledged to invest $100 million in the city of …

Obama to make Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks a national monument

Half a million acres will be protected Wednesday when President Barack Obama establishes the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument.<p>It's "a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" to head off development on the swath of land in south-central New Mexico that has "unique Pre-American, New Mexican, …

US forced to acknowledge secret tapes of Guantánamo force-feedings

A federal court has forced the US government to reveal that it has secretly recorded dozens of force-feedings of just one Guantánamo Bay detainee, raising the prospect that the military possesses a vast video library of a practice criticised as abusive.<p>On Wednesday, a federal judge decreed that …

Cop, rabbi, scoutmaster among arrests in child porn bust

They are people children are supposed to trust: A New York Police Department officer, a Fire Department of New York paramedic, a rabbi and a scoutmaster were among more than 70 people arrested in a major child porn bust, authorities said Wednesday.<p>One of those arrested -- a supervisor with the …

New York child porn ring included rabbi, police officers, source says

New York-area police officers, paramedics, a Little League coach and a rabbi are among 70 people arrested in a state and federal investigation into a ring of collectors that allegedly used computers to swap pornographic images of children, a law enforcement source told the Los Angeles Times on …

Obama ‘Will Not Stand’ for V.A. Abuse

Afghanistan: British troops leave Helmand outpost

British troops have pulled out of their last outpost in Helmand.<p>The only British troops in Helmand are now in their main base at Camp Bastion, which they will leave later this year.<p>At the peak of the operation there were 137 bases.<p>All but five of the 453 British service personnel who have died in …

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WATCH: New Video of World Trade Center Base Jump Released, Parachutists Plead Not Guilty

Three skydivers spent about four hours atop the World Trade Center’s signature skyscraper taking in sights before parachuting off it, they said …

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Yemen on alert for al-Qaeda attacks

An explosion near the home of Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi in Khourmaksar, Aden, has caused no casualties.<p>But Yemen remains on high alert over threats from al-Qaeda.<p>The armed group has lost ground to the government in the last few days, raising fears of revenge attacks in the capital …

Mexico begins swearing in former vigilantes for new Michoacan force

<b>Mexico has started to swear in members of self-defence groups for its newly created rural police force, as part of a drive to disarm local vigilantes.</b><p>The move is designed to bring the militias fighting the Knights Templar drugs cartel in the western state of Michoacan under official control.<p>The …

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VA scandal exposes broken system for veterans

Alex Witt talks to MSNBC Military Analyst Col. Jack Jacobs about the system behind the VA scandal and what can and should be done to fix it.

Tornado Downs Power Lines, Uproots Trees in Missouri Town

A tornado hit the Missouri town of Orrick on Saturday night, reportedly uprooting trees, downing power lines and scattering debris.<p>Mother's Day was expected to be stormy for much of the country.<p>The twister was part of a severe weather system that marched across the Kansas City area, with tornadoes …

1 Dead, 5 Injured After Plane Carrying Tourists Crashes in Arizona

A small plane carrying a group of tourists crashed while landing 200 miles north of Phoenix, Arizona, on Saturday. One person died in the accident, …

Cocaine Use In UK So Prevalent It Contaminates Drinking Water

Cocaine use is so widespread in the UK it has contaminated the nation's drinking water.<p>A report by the Drinking Water Inspectorate found traces of …