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

Jewish groups ‘fought for 10 years’ to stop owner Allseas naming vessel after SS officer, writes <b>Ed Vulliamy</b>

War Crimes

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

Dr. Phil’s Advice for a Woman in a Custody Battle with Her Parents<p>VIDEO<p>Jennifer has been fighting her parents, Anne and Charles, for custody of her …

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 …

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 …

Rockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools, homes and shops Saturday in Ukraine's southeastern city of Mariupol, …

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, …

Depression

Faking Murders And Stealing Bitcoin: Why The Silk Road Is The Strangest Crime Story Of The Decade

To his family, he was former Eagle Scout Ross Ulbricht. To his housemates, he was “Joshua Terrey.” To the U.S. government, he’s “The Dread Pirate Roberts” – the criminal mastermind who created and operated the billion dollar black market website Silk Road. His trial began on January 13.<p>The …

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 …

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 …

Cops: Escaped murder suspect, 17, kidnapped elderly woman

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A teenage murder suspect who escaped from police custody at a western Ohio hospital kidnapped a 70-year-old woman and forced …

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 …

Crime

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 …

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 …

Sociology

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 …

I wish I’d never reported my rape

<b>(mevans via iStock)</b><p>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>Kendall Anderson<p>January 25, 2015 12:30am (UTC)<p>I sit in the windowless interrogation room, fingers brushing against the cool metal of handcuffs attached to the chair, …

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 …

Islam

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

A mother who is blind was able to see her newborn son for the very first time after using a special piece of high-tech eyewear.<p>Kathy Beitz, 29, from …

Love

See the Incredible Devastation of the Iconic Donetsk Airport

FBI identifies kidnap suspect on lam in Kentucky

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) - The FBI on Saturday identified a man suspected in a kidnapping in Missouri after authorities say he crashed a car-jacked van more than 500 miles away in Kentucky and fled in another stolen vehicle.<p>Robert “Robbie” Caldwell, 25, and an unidentified man are being sought in …

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

<b>(MoreISO via iStock)</b><p>House arrests are on the rise, transforming communities of color across the country into open-air jail cells<p>Maya Schenwar<p>January 24, 2015 3:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>On January 27th, domestic violence survivor Marissa Alexander will walk out of …