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Jewish outrage as ship named after SS war criminal arrives in Europe

As Holocaust day nears, anger erupts at arrival in Rotterdam of the Pieter Schelte, the world’s largest vessel<p>Leaders of Jewish communities and Holocaust memorial groups in Britain and the Netherlands have reacted with rage and despair at the arrival in Rotterdam of the world’s biggest ship, the …

'Not Mayberry anymore': Oil patch towns add cops, jail cells, still scramble to fight crime

Police chief Art Walgren knew how much the oil boom had changed this once-sleepy town when he spotted something that would have been unheard of not long ago: license plates from Sinaloa, Mexico, home to one of the world's most violent drug cartels.<p>Before, there was little chance police would see …

Crime

Making, gender, and doing

Deb Chachra, a brilliant engineer, teacher and thinker, explains why she doesn't identify as a "maker" -- because when we elevate "makers" over …

Dr. Phil’s Advice for a Woman in a Custody Battle with Her Parents | Dr. Phil

North Carolina man wrongly convicted decades ago freed from prison

Another North Carolina inmate has been exonerated by DNA evidence and freed after spending decades in prison for a wrongful murder conviction.<p>Joseph Sledge was set free Friday after a three-judge panel found that he was innocent of a 1976 killing of a mother and a daughter. The 70-year-old is the …

Criminal Justice

Muslim-on-Muslim ‘murder’ keeps US and Israel happy, says Dr M

CYBERJAYA, Jan 24 ― Muslims are doing the US and Israel a favour every time they kill one of their own, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today as he …

FBI seeking info on men who robbed bank at CityCentre

<b>HOUSTON</b> - The FBI released photos of two men who robbed the Amegy Bank on 800 Town and Country Blvd. Saturday around 11:17 a.m.<p>Authorities say two …

Crime

Scientists Figure Out How To Unboil Eggs

Next step: Unscrambling<p>It has often been said that you can't unscramble an egg. But you might be able to unboil one.<p>When you boil an egg, the heat causes the proteins inside the egg white to tangle and clump together, solidifying it. New research published in <i>ChemBioChem</i> by scientists at UC Irvine …

UK: Man arrested on suspicion of murder of missing Dorset woman

A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the disappearance of a woman in Dorset.<p>25-year-old Samantha Henderson was …

Crime
Russia

Critic's Notebook: At Sundance 2015, Ladies First

Nicole Kidman in the Outback, a mean gymnast's redemption, a teen girl's sexual awakening, Lithuanian lesbians and more — the opening days of …

The Curse of Akathisia

A small but important percentage of people who take antidepressants, antisychotics, and certain other meds (like prochlorperazine, used for vertigo, …

Bitcoin

Firearms enthusiasts crash gun buyback to hunt bargains

A recent gun buyback event in Oregon, aimed at curbing the number of weapons on the street, turned into a planned profit making opportunity for a group of firearms enthusiasts.<p>The Jan. 17 event was co-sponsored by Central Coast Ceasefire Oregon and the Newport Police Department, who offered gift …

Guns

Texas Explosion Leaves Two Scrap Metal Hunters In Critical Condition Near Fort Bliss

Authorities Saturday responded to reports of an explosion near the Fort Bliss, Texas, Army base. Four metal hunters were looking for scrap near the …

The Unlikely Roots of Solitary Confinement

In a perverse tribute to human endeavor, solitary confinement began as a reform. Thinkers in Britain, the Netherlands, and the United States in the …

Third person dies after shooting at Nebraska party

Gunfire erupted during a crowded party in a vacant house in Omaha early Saturday, leaving three people dead and five wounded, and witnesses refusing to help investigators, according to police.<p>As many as 50 people were in and around the small home when shots were fired "by multiple shooters" around …

Latin America
Crime

Man, 29, charged with murder after death of Newmarket toddler

A Newmarket man has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the death of his two-year-old son.<p>York Regional Police say the boy was not …

Toronto

94-year-old vet can't file tax return because IRS says he's dead

There is a 94-year-old World War II vet in Ohio who just wants to pay his taxes but can't because the IRS says he’s dead.<p>Siegfried Meinstein has been unable to convince the IRS he is alive, living in an assisted living facility near Columbus, Ohio. The IRS has told the nonagenarian it can’t process …

Identity Theft

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Is What Spies Really Do

With a new Cold War already ramping up, you can bet all your remaining pennies that every country is spying on the other with even more enthusiasm …

From Gitmo to an American Supermax, the Horrors of Solitary Confinement

The rap on Guantánamo is that it’s a glaring exception to the American system of justice. But the controversial use of solitary confinement both at the camp and in U.S. prisons tells a different story. Ted Conover reports on the psychological damage punitive isolation inflicts upon Guantánamo and …

My Kids Watch Way Too Much TV And I Don’t Care

My kids watch way too much TV. You know how in the olden days there were places where you could rent movies? And they always had some movie playing …

FBI says no explosives found after bomb threats on 2 planes at Atlanta airport

Two passenger jets were escorted by fighter jets to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and evacuated Saturday after what authorities called two “credible” bomb threats. However, FBI Atlanta later said that no devices were found on either plane.<p>The flights, Delta flight 1156 and …

Aviation

I wish I’d never reported my rape

He pinned me down on the bed and pressed a pillow on my face. But when I went to the police, I was called a suspect<p>I sit in the windowless interrogation room, fingers brushing against the cool metal of handcuffs attached to the chair, and try to comprehend what the detective sitting across from me …

How an ISIS Beheading Might Change Japan

The apparent murder of Haruna Yukawa may compel Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to press for re-militarization.<p>A video released on Islamic State-affiliated Twitter accounts shows the apparent beheading of Haruna Yukawa, a 42-year-old Japanese citizen who had been held captive by ISIS forces since last …

Shinzo Abe

The incredible moment a blind mom is able to see her newborn baby son for the very first time using special high-tech glasses

• <b>Kathy Beitz, 29, is legally blind - she lost her vision as a child and, for a long time, adapted to living in a world she couldn't see</b>• <b><br>T</b><b>echnology</b> …

See the Incredible Devastation of the Iconic Donetsk Airport

Latin America

America is one big prison: Why mass incarceration is coming home — literally

House arrests are on the rise, transforming communities of color across the country into open-air jail cells<p>On January 27th, domestic violence survivor Marissa Alexander will walk out of Florida's Duval County jail -- but she won't be free.<p>Alexander, whose case has gained some notoriety, endured …