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Lawmakers push Kerry to intervene in case of Marine detained in notorious Mexican prison

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are pushing for Secretary of State John Kerry to intervene in the case of a U.S. Marine reservist detained inside a notorious Mexican border prison.<p>Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., who represents the San Diego border area, sent a letter Friday asking him to help …

TOTD: Which 700-HP Supercar Is Your Favorite?

Today was a big day for us as far as horsepower is concerned. Not only did our McLaren P1 episode of <i>Ignition</i> hit YouTube today, but our homepage featured also featured a track drive of the Pagani Huayra, and our First Test of the P1’s hypercar rival – the Porsche 918 Spyder. To top off our big …

Sports Cars

A Safer Wedding Band For Active Husbands

These wedding bands aren’t just safer than normal rings, they have a cool trick you can show off to your buddies.<p>There are all sorts of wedding bands available to women: ornate, delicate, filigreed. Look upon the ring fingers of most married men, however, and you’ll likely see the exact same thing. …

Weddings

Snowden’s revenge: Journalists win Pulitzers for his NSA leaks

<i>Also...</i><p><i>Ready for Hillary? The media sure are, but she’s not cooperating</i><p><i>Pulling the plug on comments</i><p><b>Snowden’s revenge: Journalists win Pulitzers for his NSA leaks</b><p>Ed Snowden, the fugitive from justice now hiding out in Moscow, didn’t win a Pulitzer Prize today. But his handiwork was rewarded in …

Report: Pitt to play Gen. McChrystal

A movie focusing on Gen. Stanley McChrystal is heading to the big screen.<p>The former commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan will be portrayed by Brad Pitt in an upcoming film, the Los Angeles Times reported.<p>The movie, “The Operators,” is based on the 2011 book of the same name by the late …

Best Legend Edition yet? Bugatti Veyron Vitesse Black Bess

Latest special-edition Veyron recalls a 5.0-liter pre-war icon.<p>When the fourth 'Les Légendes de Bugatti' model rolled out at Geneva, a company rep confirmed to us when the next special edition would be shown but remained tight-lipped about the details. Now, Bugatti has unveiled the latest Legend …

Bugatti

On being an 18-year-old civilian in a country of 18-year-old soldiers

The soldier in the seat in front of me is FaceTiming his girlfriend, I realize, as I peer around the headrest. I’ve gotten in the habit of trying to …

Bomb Hidden in Fruit Crate Kills 20 in Pakistan's Capital

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan - A massive bomb hidden in a box of fruit killed at least 20 people and injured some 70 at a farmers’ market in the outskirts of Pakistan’s capital, officials said on Wednesday.<p>Medical officials had initially put the death toll at 23 but later lowered it to 20. There was no …

Pakistan

Obama: Lessons of World War I 'speak to us still'

BRUSSELS -- President<p>Obamalaid a wreath at theWorld War Imemorial at Flanders Field on Wednesday, noting the war that tore apart Europe still echoes in conflicts 100 years later.<p>"The lessons of that war speak to us still," Obama said in his first stop since arriving in Belgium late Tuesday.<p>The …

Pakistan officials open first ever direct talks with the Taliban

Government is pushing for extension of a ceasefire to allow negotiations to end years of bloodshed but critics fear militants are simply buying time in order to avoid a military operation<p>Pakistani negotiators have met Taliban commanders for the first time at a secret location in the north-west of …

Army Brigadier General Pleads Guilty To Adultery

Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair pleaded guilty to adultery and two other charges in a court martial proceeding Thursday at Fort Bragg, N.C. He still faces the most serious charge of sexually assaulting a female captain.<p>Sinclair, 51, a former deputy commander with the 82ndAirborne Division, …

Rare footage of Kim Jong-un judging shooting contest

North Korea's state television has broadcast footage of its leader Kim Jong-un watching a military shooting contest<p><b>North Korean</b> state television on Thursday released a new documentary detailing the latest field visits by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, accompanied by Korean People's Army (KPA) …

Asia

Newly Named Dinosaur Was Europe’s Largest Jurassic Predator

Reconstruction of Torvosaurus gurneyi in its environment. Sergey Krasovskiy<p>A newly identified dinosaur, built like T. Rex and equipped with blade-like teeth and larger arms and claws, was the largest predator in Europe during the late Jurassic period, researchers say.<p>Torvosaurus gurneyi, the new …

Dinosaurs

Top vet calls for reform of kosher and halal slaughter practices

President-elect of the British Veterinary Association says more emphasis on animal welfare is needed<p>A total ban on killing animals without stunning them first might not be far off if religious groups cannot agree a more humane way of slaughter soon, a top vet has said.<p>The president-elect of the …

Pakistan’s prime minister has breakfast with Taliban negotiators

Two teams say time is right for direct talks with militant leaders despite anger over continuing atrocities and fears that ceasefire is a ploy to allow terror groups to re-arm and re-organise<p>Pakistan’s prime minister had breakfast with Taliban negotiators on Thursday, days after a terrorist attack …

Associated Press News

iPhone 6 speculation goes bezel-less

Apple is testing an iPhone 6 with a bezel-free design, the latest in a long line of rumors about an iPhone that puts more features behind the glass.<p>Will the iPhone 6 finally ditch the bezel? Mock-ups like to think so. The real thing is less certain, though.<p>The latest speculation comes from the …

Mobile Technology

Could this be our first look at the much larger iPhone 6?

<b>Update:</b> These appear to be fake…<p>Sonny Dickson has posted images today which claim to show the casing for the next generation iPhone. The metal shell, which closely resembled both the industrial design of the current iPod touch and iPad Air, appears to be of unibody construction. While it’s …

U.S. Military: Afghanistan Releasing 65 ‘Dangerous Insurgents’ Against Our Wishes

The U.S. mil­it­ary con­demned the Afghan gov­ern­ment for over­rid­ing its ob­jec­tions and mov­ing for­ward with plans to free 65 de­tain­ees it …

Afghans Release 65 Prisoners The U.S. Deems Dangerous

Afghan authorities on Thursday went ahead and released 65 prisoners from a high-security prison north of Kabul over the strong objections of U.S. military commanders, who say the men are dangerous terrorists who have attacked civilians and soldiers in the past.<p>As the Los Angeles Times writes:<p>"The …

Suicide bombings in Pakistan raise questions about peace talks

PESHAWAR, Pakistan – As the Pakistani government attempts to hold peace talks with banned Islamist militants, a suicide bomber blew himself up on the outskirts of Peshawar on Monday, killing four women and wounding four others, officials said.<p>Residents said the victims were on their way to a …

Iraqi suicide bombing instructor accidentally kills himself and pupils

Over 20 trainee suicide bombers and their teacher were killed in Iraq when the tutor mistakenly detonated the bomb<p>An al-Qaeda instructor killed himself and 20 of his pupils when he accidentally set off a car bomb during a bungled training session in <b>Iraq</b>.<p>The explosion took place at an insurgents' …

Bin Laden death images subject to purge, emails reveal

US military chief ordered his subordinates to destroy any photographs of Osama bin Laden's body or give them to the CIA<p>Eleven days after the killing of Osama bin Laden in 2011, the US military's top special operations officer ordered subordinates to destroy any photographs of the al-Qaida founder's …