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With sharp words and stealth strikes, Israel sends a message to Hezbollah and U.S.

JERUSALEM — Israel has flexed its military muscles in recent months as the regional balance of power has pitched further in favor of its most bitter adversaries: Iran and its Lebanese proxy, Hezbollah.<p>Analysts and former senior Israeli military officers say Israel is showing that it will act with …

Middle East

‘Uncontacted’ Amazon Tribe Members Reported Killed in Brazil

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — They were members of an uncontacted tribe gathering eggs along the river in a remote part of the Amazon. Then, it appears, they had the bad luck of running into gold miners.<p>Now, federal prosecutors in Brazil have opened an investigation into the reported massacre of about 10 …

Rights & Freedoms

Chinese Fishermen Drive Massive Whale Shark Through City Before Arrest

Local citizens alerted authorities when they saw the slain fish.<p>Chinese authorities have arrested the fisherman who attempted to sell an enormous …

Venezuela’s government is turning Trump’s threats into a call to arms

Not far from Venezuela's presidential palace, a group of civilians and soldiers clutched rifles in a recent military drill. Their mission: block the street leading to the residence of President Nicolás Maduro in the event of an American invasion. CARACAS, Venezuela —<p>After months of street unrest …

Venezuela

Report: Suspect in 1975 sisters' slaying to plead guilty

BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — A convicted sex offender accused in the 1975 murders of two young sisters who disappeared from a Maryland shopping mall is …

Crime

African governments' actions push people into extremism, study finds

Hundreds of violent extremists in Africa have told researchers that government action aimed at countering terrorism and insurgency across the continent was the “tipping point” for their decision to join an extremist group.<p>The finding, in a United Nations study published on Thursday which is one of …

Africa

Germany disputes size of Russian wargames, predicts 100,000 troops | Reuters

TALLINN (Reuters) - Germany said on Thursday that Russia was planning to send more than 100,000 troops to war games on NATO’s eastern flank this month, disputing Moscow’s version that only 13,000 Russian and Belarussian servicemen would participate.<p>People take part in a rally to protest against the …

Russia

Growing up under fire: Wilmington, Delaware, leads U.S. in teen shootings

WILMINGTON, Del. — When the shots rang out — "pop, pop, pop," and then a thunder roll of gunfire — Maria Williams hit the floor.<p>The bullets sprayed through her front door and window, leaving perfectly cylindrical holes in the glass. They blasted clear across the nursery, where her 2-year-old …

Crime

Canada First Nations declare drugs state of emergency

<b>Seven Canadian indigenous tribes have declared a state of emergency due to a worsening drug crisis.</b><p>Manitoba's Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council says addiction to opioids, crack and methamphetamine is causing crime, suicide and health problems.<p>The problem is so bad they say 60% of babies are put on …

Science Says: How repeated head blows affect the brain

CHICAGO (AP) — Researchers are tackling fresh questions about a degenerative brain disease now that it has been detected in the brains of nearly 200 …

The Brain

Teenage girl's donated organs helped a record eight people

A 13-year-old girl who died of a brain aneurysm has helped eight different people through organ donation - the highest number on record, experts said.<p>NHS Blood and Transplant data shows that Jemima Layzell, who died in March 2012 at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, is the only recorded donor in …

'I think I did it': Man says he stabbed wife while on cough meds

<b>(CNN) —</b> The male voice on the 911 call sounded flat and slightly confused.<p>"I think I killed my (wife)," the caller said.<p>"What do you mean? What happened?" the operator said.<p>"I had a dream, and then I turned on the lights and she's dead on the floor," he said. "I have blood all over me, and there's …

Crime

Australian politician reveals husband's child porn conviction

<b>An Australian politician has delivered a harrowing speech revealing that her estranged husband was jailed for possessing child abuse images.</b><p>Rachel Carling-Jenkins, a member of Victoria's state parliament, said she discovered the extensive collection in their family home last year.<p>Her husband was …

Sweeping change in China's military points to more firepower for Xi | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s military is preparing a sweeping leadership reshuffle, dropping top generals, including two that sources say are under investigation for corruption.<p>A Chinese paramilitary policeman climbs an obstacle during training in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China, …

China

Out-of-staters may have won New Hampshire for Clinton, data suggest

New data suggest that more than 5,000 people who cast ballots in New Hampshire in the 2016 U.S. presidential election might not have been residents of the state.<p>These voters likely used out-of-state driver’s licenses and have not since obtained an in-state license or registered a vehicle.<p>New …

Want to save the bees? Here's what you should know.

Plus some bee-utiful photography.<p>Most bees are solitary. This may come as a surprise, especially if your bee knowledge comes from reading about colony collapse disorder and that one time you saw <i>The Bee Movie</i> once on a plane. To most people, bees are fat, buzzing, social insects that live in hives …

Insects

Police shoot armed man at Miami airport amid Irma evacuation

Police shot a man who wielded a knife and tried to get into a Miami airport terminal from a runway, prompting the closure of a busy concourse as …

Flying

Nearly half of working-age American men who are out of the labor force are using painkillers daily

Over the last two decades, working-age American men have been ever so quietly exiting the labor force. These days, around 12% of prime-age men, those between 25 and 54, are neither employed nor looking for work—up from around 8% in the mid-1990s. During that same time, and nearly as quietly, …

Demographics

These Aerial Photos Show The Destruction Left In Hurricane Irma's Wake

One of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record has killed at least 10 people across the Caribbean so far.

Rainfall

Meth, coke and oil: A drug boom in the Texas shale patch

MIDLAND, Texas (Reuters) - When Joe Forsythe returned to the West Texas oilfields last year after a stint in a drug rehab facility, he figured he had beaten his addiction to methamphetamine.<p>The 32-year-old rig worker and equipment handler lasted about a year before relapsing.<p>"It's easy to get back …

Drug Addiction

Clinton: I relied on prayer, yoga and 'my fair share of Chardonnay' after 'devastating' 2016 loss

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton said Thursday that she was devastated and drained after her loss to Donald Trump in 2016, but regained her strength by relying on a mix of prayer, yoga and "my fair share of Chardonnay."<p>Clinton, speaking at an event focused on her faith at New York's Riverside …

Government

Jose upgraded to Category 4 as second huge hurricane churns towards islands already ravaged by Irma

Attempts by emergency services to reach Caribbean island communities devastated by Hurricane Irma could be hampered by a second major storm threatening the region.<p>According to the United Nations, up to 37 million people could be affected by the historic hurricane that has left at least 10 dead and …

Rainfall

Trump says military action against North Korea not 'inevitable'

Donald Trump said military action against North Korea was not “inevitable” in a foreign policy focused press conference with the emir of Kuwait.<p>Trump also told reporters “we have very little to do in Syria but kill Isis” and expressed caution about success in the push for the Israel-Palestinian …

North Korea

In Interview, Top Indonesian Muslim Scholar Says Stop Pretending That Orthodox Islam and Violence Aren't Linked

Indonesia, the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country, has a constitution that recognizes other major religions, and practices a syncretic form of …