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What We Didn't Know About the Start of America's Drone War Killed Thousands

The details of the bloody back-room deal between Pakistani and American officials that led to the U.S. regularly carrying out unmanned strikes in Pakistan have been shrouded in secrecy, until now, and the reports of the first strike are strange to read now, in retrospect. But what does retrospect …

Guam eager to receive U.S. missile defense system

Previous plans for a different missile defense system were mothballed in 2010.<p>HAGÅTÑA, Guam — As North Korea has become increasingly bellicose, telling foreign embassies Friday that they might want to evacuate its capital and claiming its military has approval to launch a nuclear attack, the U.S. …

Six Americans killed in Afghanistan as top US general arrives

Six Americans and an Afghan doctor were killed in attacks on Saturday in southern and eastern Afghanistan as the US military's top officer began a weekend visit to the country, officials said.<p>In the south, three US service members, two US civilians and the doctor were killed when a suicide bomber …

Joseph Kony Gets a Break as U.S. and African Forces Stop Their Search

The infamous African warlord and his Lord’s Resistance Army may be free to terrorize more innocent people. William Lloyd George on how a coup has …

Earthquake hits near Iran's Bushehr nuclear plant

At least 30 people were killed by an earthquake in Iran that struck close to the Bushehr nuclear power station, although operations at the plant were not affected.<p>Some 800 were also injured as the magnitude 6.3 quake, as well as several aftershocks, devastated small villages in the area. The Red …

Why the Iranian Nuclear Standoff Won't End Anytime Soon

Both sides are more comfortable with the status quo -- and it will likely endure.<p>Heading into this past weekend's negotiations over Iran's nuclear program, U.S. officials were expressing cautious optimism. In the previous round of talks in February, Iran seemed willing to consider a new proposal …

US drone strikes condemned as illegal by Pakistan's highest court

A decision from Pakistan's highest court in Peshawar has ruled that US drone strikes on tribal lands have taken place illegally and in violation of human rights.<p>The court found that the strikes constitute war crimes, and occur without the consent of the Pakistani government, leaving a secret deal …

Drone shows half of illegal border crossers caught

High-flying Predator in Arizona uses radar developed to spot Taliban planting bombs in Afghanistan.<p>A U.S. surveillance drone has shown that just under half of the migrants and smugglers who illegally crossed into Arizona from Mexico recently were caught by border agents, according to the Center for …

World's biggest anti-mine naval exercise after Iranian threats to close Gulf

A fleet of 34 ships will on Monday begin the world's biggest anti-mine exercise in an international naval show of force after Iranian threats to close the Gulf.<p>The British-led exercise will see a coalition of 41 nations practise detecting and clearing mines to ensure they can keep open one of the …

Without Weapons the West Disappears

<i>Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center</i>What would happen if the world took Pope Francis’ advice (via a tweet)? “Do …

Why the Woobie is the Greatest Military Invention Ever Fielded

The poncho liner has been a staple of deployed life since it was first introduced in Vietnam, but the origin of the "Woobie" is shrouded in …

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams calls on de Blasio to bring back solitary confinement for violent inmates

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is urging the de Blasio administration to reinstate solitary confinement for violent inmates after a correction …

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Pharma Company Says Its Shot Can Keep People Out of Prison

Johnson & Johnson uses the prospect of jail time to market a schizophrenia drug.<p><i>This article was published in partnership with The Marshall Project,</i> …

Lawyer allegedly targeted for death by his client is allowed to withdraw from case

• Home<br>• Daily News<br>• Lawyer allegedly targeted for death by his…<p>Criminal Justice<p>A New Jersey inmate accused of offering $30,000 for the death of his defense …

DA: Man did the 'right thing' by pleading guilty to shooting Durham girl

A man charged with firing a bullet that struck a 10-year-old Durham girl as she slept pleaded guilty Thursday morning.<p>James Scott Berish, 23, of …

Suspected YouTube HQ shooter dead - CNN Video

At least three people were wounded and the suspected shooter, a woman, was found dead at YouTube's headquarters, San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini told reporters.

Bill Cosby found guilty of sexual assault: A look at the case

A jury found Bill Cosby guilty of sexual assault on April 26.<p>Cosby, now 80, was accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in his Pennsylvania home in 2004. A jury of seven men and five women found him guilty on three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault in a retrial of the case …

Not one Democrat has defended Israel over Gaza massacre

Ali Abunimah 4 April 2018The number willing to criticize Israel over killings of protesters is tiny, but still bigger than the number willing to …

The Media's Deafening Silence on the YouTube Shooter

For the first time in its history, gunshots rang out at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, on Tuesday. Three people had been hit and the …

Supreme Court: No Lives Matter If a Cop Feels Threatened

The high court’s ruling this week basically says that if an old lady has a cane and a cop says he thought it was a gun, he can fire away.<p>It’s …

13 simple ways to protect your family's data

For a lot of families, technology is maybe not a way of life but the glue that holds everything together.<p>There's your kid's Instagram feed you follow to see what they're up to. There's your school's online network you check for homework and grades. There's the mapping app that gets you to your …

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US gun control advocates exaggerate benefits of Australia's gun restrictions

After each mass public shooting in the U.S. – such as the horrific attack at a Florida high school last week that killed 17 people – gun control advocates keep pointing to Australia as the role model America should follow to reduce gun deaths.<p>If only reducing crime and suicides was so easy. In …

Orange Cave Crocodiles May Be Evolving Into a New Species

The crocodiles are known to feast on bats and soak in guano that tans their skin orange.<p>The Abanda cave system in Gabon is not a place you want to live.<p>In the belly of the caves, it's pitch black and hot. Fumes circulating inside tend to cause nausea.<p>And cavers have to wade through sludge.<p>"It looks …

'Talking' Orca Imitates Human Words—See More Animal Mimics

Weird & Wild<p>Vocal mimicry is rare in the animal kingdom—but here are a few creatures that have mastered it.<p>Toddlers are expert imitators, repeating everything you say whether you want them to or not. But tiny humans aren’t the only ones who can imitate words.<p>In a new study, scientists report a …

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New parasitic wasp may use built-in saw to escape from its hosts

A newly named and described wasp the size of a sesame seed is the stuff of nightmares.<p>The wasp, officially Dendrocerus scutellaris, has spiny ridges …

23 Photos From Planet Earth: Blue Planet II That Will Remind You to Give Props to Mother Nature

Just in case you forgot how amazing Mother Nature truly is, BBC America's <b>Planet Earth: Blue Planet II</b> is here to remind you. The Emmy-winning Planet …

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Owls Dying Near Marijuana Farms (Here's Why)

If asked, spotted owls would likely vote against marijuana legalization.<p>New research reveals that several species, including the northern spotted …

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