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Donors start $3 million fund to honor black church community in Charleston

The City of Charleston announced on Thursday that anonymous donors have put more than $3 million toward a fund that will award college and other …

Cancer patient becomes Colombia's first legal euthanasia case

<b>A 79-year old Colombian man has become the first person in the country to die legally by euthanasia.</b><p>Ovidio Gonzalez was suffering from terminal throat cancer and said he had been suffering unbearable pain.<p>Colombia's Catholic Church has said euthanasia is morally unacceptable and it has threatened …

Euthanasia

On The Rebound, Panthers Prowl Expanding Swath Of Land In Florida

In Florida, the official state animal triggers mixed feelings. The Florida panther has been on the endangered species list for nearly 50 years. From a low point in the 1970s when there were only about 20 panthers in the wild, the species has rebounded.<p>Now, nearly 200 range throughout southwest …

Wildlife

Pilot dead, 2 injured after a medical helicopter crashed in Colorado

The aircraft apparently caught fire after taking off from St. Anthony's Summit Medical Center Friday afternoon in the city of Frisco, the Denver Post reports.<p>Three medical personnel were on board the helicopter, including a flight paramedic and a flight nurse. No patients were on board.<p>You can see …

GOP worries about Donald Trump fallout

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Republicans seeking to broaden the party's appeal to Latino voters have a challenge: Donald Trump.<p>The bombastic businessman, who is seeking the GOP presidential nomination, is leaving many Republicans worried about the fallout from his comments that immigrants from Latin America …

Donald Trump

Solar-Powered Plane Soars Over The Pacific Without A Drop Of Fuel

A solar-powered, single-pilot airplane just made aviation (and renewable energy) history, completing the 4,000-mile journey from Japan to Hawaii without stops or fossil fuel. The plane landed Friday morning at Kalaeloa Airport on the island of Oahu.<p>The trip from Japan to Hawaii was the longest leg …

400-foot Ferris wheel stops: All 66 riders safely taken off

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A technical crew with The Orlando Eye safely evacuated all 66 stranded riders from the Ferris wheel that towers 400 feet over …

Rainfall

N.C. monitors the beachfront after surprising jump in shark attacks

— shark strikes remain relatively uncommon throughout the world, and the rate has been constant. Last year, there were 72 unprovoked shark strikes, experts say. Nearly half of those in the U.S. occurred somewhere other than Florida.<p>This is becoming another Summer of the Shark. The last one was in …

North Carolina

Mormon leader Boyd K Packer dies aged 90

Mormon leader Boyd K Packer, president of the faith’s highest governing body, has died at the age of 90.<p>Packer died on Friday afternoon at his home in Salt Lake City from natural causes, according to church spokesman Eric Hawkins.<p>Packer, known for being a staunch advocate for a conservative form of …

Jesus

Suspect in killing of San Francisco woman had been deported five times

<b>San Francisco (CNN) —</b> Kate Steinle was walking on a busy pier in San Francisco with her father when there was a single popping sound in the air.<p>She fell to the ground, struck by a bullet, the victim of what police say appears to be a random killing.<p>The man accused of firing the deadly shot -- …

San Francisco

Fears intellectually disabled Australian may face death penalty in China drug case

An intellectually disabled Australian man could face the death penalty after reportedly being charged with smuggling drugs in China.<p>Lawyers for Ibrahim Jalloh, 26, claim he was tricked into smuggling more than two kilograms of ice out of Guangzhou last June by an international syndicate who took …

Disability

US judge recognises old school friend in dock

Two school friends, a judge and a man suspected of burglary, were 'reunited' briefly during a court hearing in Miami, US.<p>Standing in the dock, Arthur Booth, who was arrested after he was chased in a car by police, broke down in tears when he recognised his former class-mate.<p>"I'm sorry to see you …

Burglary

Pentagon's vaunted F-35 earns lousy review from test pilot in secret report

How would the military’s new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft fare in a dogfight against an old F-16D fighter? Not well, according to a leaked test pilot report of mock air battles in January between the two aircraft.<p>The test pilot’s report was first reported by the website War is Boring, which …

Hundreds of Arizona Prisoners to Be Moved Following Riot

About 700 inmates at an Arizona prison were being moved to new locations Friday after disturbances on consecutive days left their housing units uninhabitable.<p>Nine corrections officers suffered minor injuries in the incidents at the privately run Arizona State Prison-Kingman, which has had a long …

Latin America

Mass. authorities seek to ID toddler in 'Baby Doe' mystery

Investigators in Massachusetts are seeking the public’s help to solve a horrific mystery and identify a little girl whose body was found in a trash bag on the shoreline of a Boston Harbor island.<p>Though her remains were discovered last week by a woman out walking her dog, no one has come forward to …

Yemen's Houthis say Ramadan humanitarian pause under discussion | Reuters

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen’s dominant Houthi movement said on Saturday a pause in fighting to last until the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan was under discussion with the United Nations to allow for deliveries of humanitarian aid.<p>People search for survivors under the rubble of the collapsed …

Middle East

Jewish security officials prepare for neo-Nazi rally

Jewish security officials said they are “covering all eventualities” prior to a neo-Nazi demonstration scheduled to take place in central London on Saturday.<p>The Metropolitan police have moved the “anti-Shomrim” demonstration away from Golders Green, north-west London, an area with a 40% Jewish …

Rights & Freedoms

Despite Many Pledges, Gitmo Closure Still Elusive

The newly appointed Special Envoy for Guantánamo Closure is “under no illusions” that closing the U.S. prison “is going to be easy.”<p>Lee Wolosky is filling a State Department position that has been vacant for the last six months. He served in the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush administrations — …

Obama Administration

Murder complaints filed over capsized Philippine ferry

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Police in a central Philippine city said Saturday that they have filed murder complaints against the owner and the crew of a ferry that capsized shortly after pulling out of port, leaving more than 50 people dead.<p>The complaints were filed with the local prosecutor late …

Rowing

Hamas members arrested in West Bank crackdown

Palestinian Authority forces have arrested at least 120 people, including Hamas members, in the West Bank over the past two days, raising tension between the rival movements.<p>At least 20 people were arrested on Saturday, Hamas officials said, a day after about 100 members were detained.<p>Hamas …

Palestinian Authority

Donald Trump: Kathryn Steinle Death on Pier 14 Shows Need for Border Wall

Donald Trump said the fatal shooting of a young woman at a popular San Francisco tourist spot was further proof the U.S. needs to crack down on border control, his latest in a string of controversial comments about immigration policy.<p>Kathryn Steinle, 32, was gunned down at Pier 14 in San Francisco …

Immigration

MoneyWatch: Shark attacks spur call for action in North Carolina; MasterCard to experiment with f…

Putin tells Obama he wants dialogue based on equality and respect | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin called for dialogue based on equal treatment and mutual respect with the United States on Saturday in a congratulatory message to President Barack Obama marking U.S. Independence Day.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin (front) delivers a speech at …

Russia

Islamic State reportedly claims it fired rockets into Israel

The Islamic State’s affiliate group in Egypt reportedly claims it fired three Grad rockets Friday in southern Israel.<p>The Telegraph reports ISIS said the rocket launches were retaliation for Israel’s support of Egypt’s armed forces Wednesday after the militants attacked army checkpoints in northern …

Middle East

Biological weapons and designer babies: 15 years of decoding humanity’s DNA

On 26th June 2000, the Human Genome Project announced that they had a sequence of the human genome. Here’s how our understanding of DNA has changed the world since<p>15 years ago, President Bill Clinton and Prime Minster Tony Blair announced that humanity’s code was definitively cracked: scientists …

Bristol Palin announces second pregnancy, schadenfreude-tinged pile-on begins

Bristol Palin is pregnant again, she wrote Thursday on her blog, noting that the announcement was coming "a lot sooner" than she had planned "due to the constant trolls who have nothing better to talk about!!!"<p>The tone from the reality-TV personality and "Dancing With the Stars" alum was far from …

Crime

Buzz kill: Alcohol before dining led many women in study to overeat

That mellow feeling that settles in when you kick off your shoes, pour yourself a drink and start making dinner should come with a warning: Overeating ahead.<p>Don't hear it? That would be your brain's reward system -- the primitive structures that prime our drives for sex, food and addictive …

Holistic Medicine

Science inches closer to 'home brew' heroin

About a month ago, researchers and policymakers started fretting about a nightmare scenario for drug enforcement: the possibility that the impending invention of morphine-producing yeast could make it easy for many people to start manufacturing highly addictive opiates.<p>"Home brew" narcotics, they …

Homebrewing