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U.S.-Mexico drug tunnel spanned 800 yards, held 2 tons of cocaine

<b>(CNN) —</b> A drug-trafficking tunnel nearly half a mile long underneath the California-Mexico border was discovered by federal agents, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Wednesday.<p>Two tons of cocaine and seven tons of marijuana, worth nearly $22 million, were seized by federal agents who believe this to …

Here Are the Stocks to Buy If Hillary Clinton Becomes President

The head that wears the crown can also change the way the markets march.<p>During George W. Bush’s presidency, defense and oil stocks gushed. Under …

Ecuador earthquake: 654 dead, emergency tax measures introduced

<b>(CNN) —</b> The death toll from Ecuador's magnitude-7.8 earthquake climbed to 654 Saturday evening, according to the country's Risk Management Office.<p>The agency also reported that 58 people remain missing since the April 16 quake and 12,492 are injured. It also announced that almost 26,091 people …

7 facts that prove alcohol is way more dangerous than marijuana

Marijuana is statistically less harmful than alcohol, and it’s time to treat it that way<p>April M. Short<p>July 8, 2015 7:00am (UTC)<p>No substantial evidence links marijuana to traffic accidents, domestic violence or cancer, yet pot is illegal and listed as a Schedule I controlled substance by the U.S. …

How to run Windows 10 on your Mac for free

One of the selling points of a Mac these days is the ability to run Windows software on it, via virtualization or Apple’s own Boot Camp. Running Windows lets you play PC games that haven’t been ported to the Mac, or stay completely compatible with your documents from a PC-centric …

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Obama: 'We are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once too'

Barack Obama used a heartfelt televised address to the nation on Thursday to explain his decision to enact sweeping immigration reforms that will shield from deportation almost five million people currently living in the country illegally.<p>In an emotional broadcast from the White House, the …

U.S. Justice Department Accused of Using Fake Cell Towers on Planes to Gather Data From Phones

The United States Justice Department has been using fake communications towers installed in airplanes to acquire cellular phone data for tracking down criminals, reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The program has reportedly been in place since 2007 and uses Cessna airplanes that operate out of "at …

Apple Siri is more dangerous for drivers than using handheld phone

Road safety charity Brake calls on Government to ban hands-free devices in cars after Apple's Siri voice system performed poorly in study<p>Using <b>Apple</b>'s Siri voice system while driving is far more dangerous than talking on a handheld phone, a new study has revealed.<p>Researchers found that using Siri, …

Interview with a DDoS troll: Meet 'the Gods of the Internet'

"We decided to take action because, if we had the capability to stop corporate greed and we did nothing, that in itself is a crime."<p>Incognito<p>"Children do not know what is best for them. We are basically the Gods of the Internet, we know what is best for them."<p>Incognito

Oil rig evacuated after ship carrying radioactive waste drifts

<b>An oil platform has been evacuated after a ship carrying radioactive material caught fire and began drifting in the Moray Firth.</b><p>The MV Parida was transporting a cargo of cemented radioactive waste when a fire broke out in a funnel.<p>The blaze was extinguished, but 52 workers were taken from the …

Police: 4-year-old brings heroin to daycare, gives it out as candy

Nice kid. Wrong thing to share at daycare.<p>A preschooler's mom was arrested this week after her 4-year-old daughter brought 249 packets of heroin to a Delaware daycare and handed them out to other students, thinking it was candy.<p>Police say the child ended up with the drugs when her mom gave her …

South Korean ferry disaster: captain says sorry for abandoning passengers

The captain of a doomed South Korean ferry has apologised for abandoning passengers but said he did not know his actions would lead to the deaths of more than 300 people, reports said.<p>Captain Lee Joon-seok and three other crew members from the ferry Sewol were indicted on homicide charges alleging …

Japan sees growing chance of Abe holding talks with China's Xi

TOKYO (Reuters) - Expectations are growing in Japan that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping for an ice-breaking chat next month, while an aide signaled Abe may postpone visits to a shrine for war dead that have infuriated Beijing in the past.<p>Japan's Prime Minister …

Five Afghans hanged for gang rape

Men executed for assault of four women in August after trial was criticised by rights group as 'badly flawed'.<p>Five Afghan men have been hanged for the gang rape of four women despite the United Nations and human rights groups criticising the trial and calling for new president Ashraf Ghani to stay …

California grounds air tankers after deadly crash

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Air tankers were grounded Wednesday in California after one of the aircraft crashed into a steep canyon wall …

San Francisco Legalizes, Regulates Airbnb With 7-4 Vote, Lots of Amendments

After six years of operating in San Francisco, Airbnb will finally become legal on its own home turf.<p>The city’s board of supervisors voted to legalize and regulate short-term stays through a controversial piece of legislation that has been two years in the making and comes in the midst of one of …

Yahoo to lay off 400 in India, invite some to work in U.S., report says

Marissa Mayercaused an uproar last year when she banned telecommuting for Yahoo employees. Now it looks like she again wants workers as close to the company as possible.<p>The online tech company is reportedly cutting about 400 positions at its Bangalore, India, offices according to a Bloomberg report …

Twitter Sues U.S. Government For Right To Tell Users That Online Surveillance Isn't That Bad

Twitter filed a lawsuit today defending the principles of free speech. That’s a laudatory act, but it’s unlikely to win the Internet company much support among people who would like to see more transparency around—and more limits on—government surveillance.<p>“Presumably, many would want US Govt to …

Wal-Mart cuts health benefits for 30,000 part-timers

Wal-Mart is eliminating health benefits for about 30,000 employees to control its rising health care costs.<p>The cut applies to part-timers who work fewer than 30 hours a week -- about 2% of the company's U.S. workforce.<p>More of Wal-Mart's employees signed up for health benefits this year than the …

Air France-KLM faces €500m blow from pilots’ strike

Air France-KLM said that the two-week strike by pilots that crippled the airline last month will cost around half a billion euros, wiping more than a …

More Ebola screening possible for United States

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahead of a White House meeting on the Ebola outbreak, federal health officials said Monday the U.S. is weighing whether to …

Underwater search for Malaysian airliner resumes

SYDNEY (AP) — The hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 resumed Monday in a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean, more than six months after the jet …

Pennsylvania authorities may have exchanged gunfire with suspect in cop killing

Authorities in Pennsylvania believe they may have tracked down and exchanged gunfire with the man accused of fatally shooting a state trooper in an ambush outside a police barracks a week ago.<p>Eric Matthew Frein, 31, is suspected of using a .308-caliber rifle last week to gun down Cpl. Bryon Dickson …

Ebola lockdown brings Sierra Leone capital to a halt | Reuters

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Streets in the capital of Sierra Leone were deserted on Friday as the West African state began a contested, three-day lockdown in a bid to halt the worst Ebola outbreak on record.<p>An empty street is seen at the start of a three-day national lockdown in Freetown September 19, …

Islamic State releases 49 Turkish hostages seized in northern Iraq

All 49 hostages, including Turkish diplomats, soldiers and children, have been released although questions remain over how their freedom was secured<p>The Turkish government pulled off a remarkable rescue on Saturday of 49 hostages captured by Islamic State militants, with reports that they had been …

France Has Begun Bombing ISIS In Iraq

French President Francois Hollande said in a statement that the strike, which was conducted around 9:40 a.m. local time Friday, destroyed a logistics depot held by ISIS in northeastern Iraq. He promised operations would continue "in the coming days."<p>Rafale fighter jets "conducted a first strike …