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Afghan officer shoots, kills 8 colleagues; bomb kills 11

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan police officer turned his gun on his colleagues as they were manning a checkpoint in the volatile southern Zabul …

Afghanistan

Amazon sales up 28% on last year, but operating costs also rose

Amazon.com traditionally has only faced one obstacle in its quest to infiltrate every aspect of consumers’ lives: it often lost money.<p>For a straight year now, that’s no longer the case.<p>On Thursday Jeff Bezos’ digital commerce empire reported better-than-expected profits, sending its share price up …

eCommerce

Colorado Town's Entire Police Force Just Quit

But there won't be complete anarchy.<p>If there's something strange in this neighborhood, who you gonna call? Not the local police.<p>That's because the entire police department of Green Mountain Falls, Colorado just resigned.<p>Police marshal Tim Bradley and three part-time volunteer reserve officers quit …

El Paso

Massive coral reef discovered in the Amazon River

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Amazon River, known for its array of wildlife from pink dolphins to flesh-eating piranhas, has revealed a new treasure -- a massive coral reef that stretches for some 600 miles, scientists say.<p>A team of scientists from Brazil and the United States discovered the reef in the muddy waters …

Great Barrier Reef

Refugee babies detained on Greek island 'not getting adequate milk'

Asylum seekers being held in detention centre allege babies under six months old are being given just 100ml of milk a day<p>Babies detained in Greece under the terms of the EU-Turkey migration deal are being denied access to adequate supplies of milk formula, refugees and aid workers have …

Human Rights

72-Year-Old Woman Survives 9 Days in Arizona Desert

72-year-old Ann Rodgers survived nine days in the Arizona desert by drinking pond water and eating plants, until being rescued over the weekend, ABC …

Yellow fever outbreak first reported in Angola kills 21 people in Congo

<b>(CNN) —</b> A yellow fever outbreak that killed hundreds in Angola appears to be moving to neighboring Congo, where it has left at least 21 people dead.<p>The Democratic Republic of Congo reported the deaths this week, the World Health Organization said in a statement.<p>It said between January and March, at …

Disease

German train dispatcher accused of playing game before deadly crash

<b>(CNN) —</b> Moments before two trains collided head-on, killing 12 people, a dispatcher was playing a game on his phone, authorities said.<p>The dispatcher was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and gross negligence Tuesday. German police said their investigation showed he had "violated operational …

Trains

Suspected gunman arrested after shots fired in Paris

PARIS (AP) — French police arrested a suspected gunman Thursday after shots were fired near Parisian cafes targeted in November's attacks. No …

Extremism

HP debuts the world's thinnest laptop

HP's new Spectre 13.3-inch laptop, running Windows 10, is gorgeous and only weighs 2.45 pounds. At 0.4 of an inch thick — as thick as a AAA battery — …

Facebook iOS App Gets VoiceOver Feature to Help Blind Users 'See' Photos

Facebook has introduced a new accessibility tool to its iOS app for blind and visually impaired people to help identify images posted on their social feed.<p>The function, called Automatic Alternative Text, works via VoiceOver and generates descriptions of photos that are spoken out loud as a user …

iOS Apps

Severe weather sweeps through Midwest as Denver digs out

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Heavy snow, hail and strong winds moved across the Midwest on Thursday as states farther west began digging out of the spring …

Weather

Wicked Weather Leaves 3 Dead in Wisconsin, the South Bracing for Storms

A powerful spring storm that battered Colorado earlier this week reached the northern Midwest by Thursday, leaving three dead in Wisconsin and hundreds without power in Michigan.<p>In the south, Alabama and Florida remained in the sights of a band of severe thunderstorms that earlier bombarded parts …

Weather

10 Old Hollywood Makeup Secrets the Screen Sirens Swore By

We're definitely trying some of these.<p>Commissioned by Max Factor himself to create his wife's signature orange-red lipstick shade, Ida Gál-Csiszar wasn't just any ol' makeup artist in Hollywood's heyday. In fact your current go-to lip color could very well have been formulated by Gál herself.<p>Having …

African Rhinos May Be Extinct In 10 Years Or Less, Experts Warn

Poaching of African rhinos has increased for the sixth year in a row.<p>It was only 150 years ago that more than 1 million black and white rhinos roamed the savannas of Africa. Since then, poaching has decimated populations across the continent.<p>By 1990, there were just 6,000 white rhino and 2,400 …

Extinction

Israeli hiker finds 2,000-year-old gold coin, gets certificate to hand it over

Israel's Antiquities Authority says a hiker has found a rare, nearly 2,000-year-old gold coin.<p>The authority said Monday that the ancient coin appears to be only the second of its kind to have been found. It said London's British Museum possesses the other coin.<p>The coin, from the year A.D. 107, …

Amtrak train heading to Chicago derails in Kansas, injuring 32 people

An Amtrak train heading to Chicago derailed shortly after midnight Monday, sending 32 people to local hospitals, according to the rail agency.<p>The train was an Amtrak Southwest Chief, part of a route that winds through eight states as it travels between Los Angeles and Chicago. This particular train …

Trains

Woman hides child in carry-on bag

<b>(CNN) —</b> A woman was arrested upon arrival at the Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport on Monday after she tried to conceal a child inside a carry-on bag on a flight that came from Istanbul, Air France said in a statement obtained by CNN Wednesday.<p>The woman, whose identity was not revealed, was involved …

France

Victims in Pennsylvania Party Shooting Included Pregnant Woman

Five people were killed, including a pregnant woman, and three others were wounded after gunmen opened fire on a backyard party in Pennsylvania late Wednesday, with one of the shooters gunning down victims as they fled.<p>The gunmen are still on the loose after the shooting, which happened in …

Siblings

Fallen tree derails train in California; 9 injured

A downed tree on the tracks reportedly caused a commuter train to derail in Northern California, sending its lead car plunging into a swollen creek and leaving nine people injured, authorities said.<p>Rescuers battled the creek's fast-moving currents Monday night to pull riders to safety from the …

This scratching post lets your cat tear down Donald Trump

Politikats, a Kickstarter that tosses politicians heads on a scratching post torso, is now letting your cats share your political views.<p>According to …

You Can Now Become a Professional Cat Nanny

Dream. Job.<p>If you love coffee and cats (and, frankly, who doesn't?), say hello to your dream job. A cat café in Manchester, England is now hiring an official "cat nanny" to oversee all its feline-related tasks.<p>The Cat Cafe Manchester is planning to open this spring, and like similar establishments, …

Iraq hails progress troops achieved in military operation

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials hailed on Wednesday the progress achieved by government troops on the second day of a military operation aimed at …

Middle East

'Mummified' body of adventurer found in abandoned yacht to be identified by sailor's daughter

WARNING: This article contains an image of the partially mummified body which some readers may find disturbing<p>The “mummified” body of a round-the-world German sailor has been found slumped on his “ghost yacht” next to the radio telephone after he apparently tried to make a desperate emergency …

Boating

Russian Faces Up to Year in Prison for Denying Existence of God

MOSCOW — A Russian faces up to a year in prison for saying "there is no God” during an argument on social media, his lawyers said Wednesday.<p>Viktor Krasnov also wrote the “Bible is a collection of Jewish fairy tales" during the discussion on European social networking site Vk.com in 2014, lawyer and …

Social Media

Japan's population declines for first time since 1920s – official census

Japan’s population has fallen by nearly one million, according to new statistics – the first decline since official census records began in the 1920s.<p>The country lost 947,345 people – more than the population of San Francisco – between 2010 and 2015.<p>Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?<p>…

Geography

Oregon mom gets life in prison for throwing autistic son off bridge | Reuters

SEATTLE (Reuters) - An Oregon woman has been sentenced to life in prison for throwing her autistic 6-year-old son over 100 feet to his death from a bridge in the coastal town of Newport in 2014, prosecutors said on Tuesday.<p>Jillian McCabe, 34, is seen in an undated picture from the Lincoln County …

Latin America