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Nationwide Crime Spike Has Law Enforcement Retooling Its Approach

Crime in America may be on the rise again. It's too early to talk about a national trend, but there have been troubling spikes in shootings and murders in big cities such as New York, Baltimore and Los Angeles.<p>Until recently, crime decreased steadily for two decades, and the national murder rate is …

Beheading, attack at US factory in France; suspect detained

SAINT-QUENTIN-FALLAVIER, France (AP) — A truck driver once under surveillance for radical Islamic ties crashed into an American-owned chemical …

ISIL claims blast at Shiite mosque in Kuwait's capital

A suicide bomber killed at least 27 at a Shiite mosque in the Kuwaiti capital after Friday prayers, in the nation's first terrorist attack in more than two decades.<p>The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the deadly explosion that wounded 227 others, according to the Ministry of the Interior. …

Terror attacks on 3 continents; ISIS claims responsibility in Tunisia, Kuwait

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack on a seaside resort hotel in Tunisia on Friday that killed at least 38 people and wounded at least 36 others, many of them Western tourists.<p>The Islamist group named the attacker as Abu Yahya al-Qirawani and said he managed to infiltrate the Hotel …

How ISIS’s ‘Attack America’ Plan Is Working

The terrorist group’s sophisticated social-media campaign is reaching its audience in the United States. What it does next has law enforcement …

Does Terrorism Work?

Rebel groups that employ terror in civil wars seldom win or gain concessions—but they tend to prolong conflicts, a new paper finds.<p>Nearly 14 years into the war on terror, there are signs of terrorism all around us, from Memorial Day tributes to the victims of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the …

Political Science

Seasons May Tweak Genes That Trigger Some Chronic Diseases

The seasons appear to influence when certain genes are active, with those associated with inflammation being more active in the winter, according to new research released Tuesday.<p>A study involving more than 16,000 people found that the activity of about 4,000 of those genes appears to be affected …

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

Nepal quake survivors face threat from human traffickers supplying sex trade

Tens of thousands of young women from regions devastated by the earthquake in Nepal are being targeted by human traffickers supplying a network of brothels across south Asia, campaigners in Kathmandu and affected areas say.<p>The 7.8-magnitude quake, which killed more than 7,000 people, has devastated …

Natural Disasters

Noise vs. Nature: How We're Upsetting America's Soundscapes

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Shhh! Our noise is taking the luster off America's natural wonders, and it's affecting the wildlife as well. That's according to researchers at the National Park Service and elsewhere who study natural soundscapes to gauge how they're affected by human activity.<p>"Both noise and …

National Parks