Carissa Varney

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Donald Trump: Rules 'stacked against me'

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump said Tuesday night that the political system is "stacked against me," and accused the Republican Party of conspiring to stop him from clinching the party's nomination.<p>At a special CNN town hall in New York City ahead of next Tuesday's crucial New York primary, Trump …

Donald Trump

Mr. Trudeau: Don’t be so quick to brag about Sikhs in your cabinet

<i>Ramesh Thakur, a professor at the Australian National University, is a Canadian national who was the foundation director of the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo.</i><p>Earlier this month, fielding questions from students at American University in Washington, Prime Minister Justin …

Self-driving cars: from 2020 you will become a permanent backseat driver

Driverless cars will revolutionise motoring, claim the manufacturers. But is the greatest danger that they will be too safe?<p>In the BMW museum at the company’s solidly futuristic headquarters, next to the old Olympic stadium site in Munich, you can view a century of evolving mechanical desire. BMW …

San Francisco Bay Area

Who are the Shoreham Air Show victims? Everything we know about plane crash

The victims, the crash, the pilot, the aftermath - here is everything we know about plane crash on A27 in West Sussex that killed 11 people<p>A full inquest into the deaths of 11 men killed in the Shoreham Air Show crash might not take place until June 2016.<p>After a Hawker Hunter plane crashed onto the …

Airplanes

Tensions rise as North and South Korea exchange fire | News Home | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea fired a barrage of artillery rounds into North Korea on Thursday after the North shelled across the border to protest against anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts by Seoul, moves that raised tensions on the divided peninsula.<p>A South Korean soldier talks on a radio as …

North Korea

Death penalty decision looms for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Prosecution and defence make their closing arguments before the case is handed to the jury<p>The fate of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bomber, will be placed in the hands of a jury today as it begins deliberations on whether he should be executed.<p>Four months after the bombing trial began in a …

Justice

Robert Durst: the Millionaire Drifter Who Can't Run From His Past

The arrest of millionaire developer Robert Durst on murder charges in the 2000 execution-style slaying of a mobster's daughter-turned-journalist in Los Angeles isn't the most bizarre twist in Durst's life. Not by a long shot.<p>Durst, 71, was arrested Saturday in New Orleans at a hotel where he'd …

Crime

He’s Back! Putin Reappears After Mysterious 11-Day Absence

Russia's president declined to comment Monday on rumors that he was gravely ill, recovering from plastic surgery, attending the birth of his lovechild in Switzerland, overthrown by hardliners in a coup, or dead. "It'd be boring without gossip," he said.<p>MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin made …

Russia

Police seize Rome restaurants seen as tasty investment for mafia | News Home | Reuters

ROME (Reuters) - Police sequestered two restaurants in Rome’s historic center on Thursday on suspicion they were owned by the mafia, which has increasingly used the city’s prime locations to invest money from drug trafficking and other organized crime.<p>The La Rotonda and Er Faciolaro restaurants, …

Italy

F#&* Loose: Taber, Alberta bans swearing

The town of Taber, Alberta recently passed a bylaw outlawing swearing in public spaces. After watching the movie <i>Footloose</i>, Jesse Kline, the <i>National</i> …

Behavior