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Several arrests in 4th night of Ferguson protests

Police arrested more than a dozen people in Ferguson on Monday night after protesters blocked traffic during a fourth consecutive night of demonstrations marking the anniversary of the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.<p>The gathering came about 24 hours after a demonstration along West …

The 'nut rage' saga continues: Korean Air flight attendant sues Heather Cho for emotional stress in New York State Supreme Court | allkpop.com/buzz

The meaning of Jonghyun's new track is breaking hearts once more.Back on December 9 and 10, Jonghyun held a solo concert titled 'Inspired' at Olympic …

Turkey detains 'spy' who 'helped British teens cross into Syria to join Islamic State'

Turkey has detained a 'spy' working for a country within the US-led coalition fighting against Islamic State, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Turkish foreign minister, says<p><b>Turkey</b> has arrested a person for helping three British girls enter <b>Syria</b>, while making the intriguing claim that he or she was working for a …

Jeb’s scary new adviser: Meet Jordan Sekulow, global attorney for the religious right

A look at the right-wing crusades of Bush’s emissary to conservatives<p>In a major coup for Jeb Bush, leading evangelical attorney Jordan Sekulow announced Friday that he had signed on as a senior adviser to the former Florida governor's Right to Rise political action committee, boosting Bush's bid to …

Ferguson judge behind aggressive fines policy resigns as city's court system seized

Ronald J Brockmeyer, accused in a scathing report of aggressively using the municipal court to raise revenue for the city, has stepped down<p>A judge in Ferguson, Missouri, who is accused of running a modern-day debtors’ prison while fixing traffic tickets for himself and owing $170,000 in unpaid …

Solar-powered plane takes off from Oman, heading for India on round-the-world flight

A Swiss-made solar-powered aircraft has taken off from Muscat, Oman, bound for India on the second leg of its historic round-the-world trip.<p>The Solar Impulse 2 departed just before dawn Tuesday on a 1,465-kilometre (910-mile) journey from Muscat to Ahmedabad, a trip that will take an estimated 16 …

Boston bombing trial sees video of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev putting explosives down just feet from youngest victim

BOSTON — A woman testifying from a wheelchair Monday in the Boston Marathon bombing trial recalled shielding her husband from the sight of his …

Justice

Scientists Have Worked Out How Chameleons Change Color

The changing color of a chameleon's body is an impressive sight—but how it happens has long been a significant scientific question without a …

Ferguson city manager resigns after critical DOJ report

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ferguson City Manager John Shaw resigned Tuesday in the wake of a scathing Justice Department report.<p>The report blames Ferguson, Missouri, police and courts for abusive behavior that disproportionately targets African-American residents.<p>"Over the last several months I have done everything …

Justice

Madonna says 'gay rights are way more advanced than women's rights' | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Madonna believes that women are way more belittled than gay people and African-Americans in the world as their rights are more advanced than women's …

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Utah lawmakers vote to bring back execution by firing squad

State would shoot prisoners if lethal injection drugs were unavailable under provisions that are yet to be signed into law by the governor<p>Utah lawmakers voted on Tuesday to resurrect the firing squad as an alternative method of executing condemned inmates in the event the state runs out of lethal …

Criminal Justice

Rep. Katherine Clark wants the FBI to crack down on Gamergate and online threats

Gamergate and online abuse have officially made it to Congress. Yesterday, Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA) published a letter to the House Appropriations Committee, asking it to call on the Justice Department to crack down on internet harassment, including the rape, murder, mass shooting, and bomb …

This video shows how SpaceX plans to land largest rocket in the world

You know what's cooler than a gigantic rocket? A gigantic rocket that can land itself. Elon Musk's SpaceX released a new video this week demonstrating just what it plans to do with its upcoming Falcon Heavy rocket, which is set to launch for the first time later this year.<p>In essence, the rocket is …

Brian Williams apologizes for false Iraq story

"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams apologized Wednesday for falsely claiming that he had been aboard a helicopter that was shot down during the invasion of Iraq in 2003, Stars and Stripes reports.<p>On Friday night's broadcast, Williams cited "a terrible moment a dozen years back during the …

Military

Microsoft's new wireless phone charger will bathe your desk in neon light

My Nexus 6 usually rests on a Tylt wireless charger here at <i>The Verge</i> office. I paid Verizon $60 for the thing. It's got a black, soft matte finish; it's the opposite of flashy, but works perfectly with any Qi-compatible smartphone I've placed on it — even with a bulky case on. Microsoft's taking …

Pope Endorses Referendum Denying Marriage And Adoption Rights To Same-Sex Couples

Pope Francis encouraged "everyone to continue their efforts in defense of the family" ahead of a vote Saturday on an anti-LGBT referendum in Slovakia.<p>Pope Francis gave his blessing on Wednesday to a referendum that would ban marriage and adoption rights for same-sex couples in Slovakia, which will …

Taiwan plane crash survivor says engine 'did not feel right'

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — From the start of the flight in Taiwan's capital, survivor Huang Jin-sun suspected trouble.<p>"There was some sound next to me. It did not feel right shortly after takeoff. The engine did not feel right," the 72-year-old man told ETTV television Thursday from his hospital …

Airplanes
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How Iran Is Making It Impossible for the US to Beat ISIS

Washington needs to quit pretending it can work with Iran to defeat the Islamic State. Tehran’s real objective is to defeat Washington.<p>It was August …

Middle East

Scientists Slow Down The Speed Of Light As It Travels Through Air

"Faster than the speed of light” might be more of a relative statement now<p>Light passes through air at about 299,000,000 meters per second, an accepted constant that hasn’t been challenged—until now. By manipulating a single particle of light as it passed through free space, researchers have found a …

Chinese passenger opens plane door for fresh air

Man who opened emergency exit as plane was about to take off did not realise the danger, airline staff say<p>A Chinese airline passenger pulled open an emergency exit as his plane was about to take off because he “just wanted fresh air”, Chinese media have reported.<p>The man had not realised that …

Alleged Uber Rape in Boston After Company Promises Increased Safety

Only days after an Uber driver was accused of raping a female passenger in New Delhi, India, a similar case of sexual assault has come to light in Boston, where a driver has been arrested for the alleged kidnapping and rape of a customer today, reports The Boston Globe.<p>46-year-old Alejandro Done …

Vladimir Putin Vows That Russian Bear Won't Become 'Stuffed Animal'

President Vladimir Putin launched a defiant and patriotic defense of Russia’s relations with the West Thursday as he faced the public in his annual live televised news conference.<p>He said 25 percent of Russia’s economic crisis — including its faltering currency — was caused by sanctions imposed …

Russia

Women Score Higher On Leadership Metrics, So Why Do We Prefer Male Bosses?

The higher women climb up the career ladder, the bigger the gender gap grows. Women still hold just 5 percent of CEO positions and 17 percent of board seats, according to research group Catalyst. But this may not be the fault of leadership: One of the biggest obstacles to narrowing the gender gap …

Muslims & Jews Unite vs. Abercrombie & Fitch

Muslim Samantha Elauf was qualified to work at A & F—except that she wore a hijab. And now, Jewish groups have joined her fight.<p>Say what you want …

Snapchat secretly purchased a company that makes smart glasses

Leaked emails from Sony Entertainment CEO show $15 million deal<p>Snapchat secretly acquired a company that makes Google Glass-esque spectacles for $15 million earlier this year, according to emails discovered in the latest dump of hacked Sony Entertainment documents. <i>Business Insider</i> reports that …

Fearing Father's Fury For Skipping School, Teen Kills Him With Crossbow: Cops

A Delaware 17-year-old has been arrested after allegedly fatally shooting his father with a crossbow.<p>Harrington teen, Seth Ramsey, was arrested Thursday after allegedly killing 41-year-old Todd Ramsey. Police arrived at the Ramsey residence when worried coworkers said Todd hadn't shown up for work …

Mojang rejected plans for a 'Goonies-style' Minecraft movie, says director

The director Warner Bros. brought on to work on a <i>Minecraft</i> film has left the project, after Mojang shot down his idea for the film, which he called an adventure reminiscent of 1985's <i>The Goonies.</i><p>"How might this ever be a story for a movie?" Shawn Levy, director of <i>Night at the Museum</i>, explained …