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Supreme Court to determine whether police can track you with your cellphone

WASHINGTON — Thousands of times a year, the nation's police departments get phone company records allowing them to plot the movements of individual customers. On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether access to that data should require a search warrant issued by a judge.<p>The …

Surveillance

A brief history of Republicans questioning Donald Trump’s intelligence

It’s no secret that President Donald Trump cares deeply about what people think of his intelligence. Whether it’s his frequent boasts about being a …

Donald Trump

Firefox will soon flag sites that have been hacked

Firefox is having a good run right now, having just released its much speedier and better-looking Quantum browser. It's now working on a new feature that security fans are bound to like: It will warn you if you're visiting a site that has suffered a data breach. Firefox is working on the feature in …

Software

America’s unique gun violence problem, explained in 17 maps and charts

In the developed world, these levels of gun violence are a uniquely American problem. Here’s why.<p>America is an exceptional country when it comes to guns. It’s one of the few countries in which the right to bear arms is constitutionally protected. But America’s relationship with guns is unique in …

Guns

How Gorsuch is preparing for his Senate showdown

The Supreme Court nominee is undergoing 'murder boards' and boning up on his own rulings ahead of next week's confirmation hearings.<p>Inside the historic Eisenhower Executive Office Building, one room has been transformed to mimic the scene Neil Gorsuch will face next week before the Senate Judiciary …

Germany threatens to cut development aid to countries that refuse rejected asylum seekers

Both German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel and Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere have proposed that countries that do not accept rejected asylum …

US, North Korea trade warnings over potential ICBM test

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — With Donald Trump getting ready to take office as president, North Korea is talking about launching a newly perfected …

Trump's pick for intel chief spent years as lobbyist

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Sen. Dan Coats, in line to be national intelligence director, has swung back and forth between government service and …

Obama retools his political operation for post-Trump

He will use his foundation and an updated Organizing for Action group to try to salvage his legacy and rebuild the Democratic Party.<p>Barack Obama doesn’t want his post-presidency to be all about Donald Trump, but he knows some of it’s going to have to be.<p>Trump’s win upended his plans for life after …

Assad says the Syrian government is ready to negotiate on 'everything' — including his own position

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Syrian truce brokered by Russia and Turkey was under growing strain on Monday as rebels vowed to respond to government violations and President Bashar al-Assad said the army would retake an important rebel-held area near Damascus.<p>Assad, in comments to French media, also said …

Suicide bomber driving truck packed with explosives hits Egyptian security post in Sinai, killing at least 10

A suicide bomber driving a garbage truck packed with explosives rammed his vehicle into an Egyptian security checkpoint outside a police building in northern Sinai on Monday, killing at least 10 people and wounding 22, officials said.<p>According to security and medical officials, the attack in the …

US fires 'warning shots' at Iranian patrol boat amid plans for American Navy build up

A United States Navy destroyer fired warning shots at four fast-attack Iranian patrol boats closing in on the vessel near the Strait of Hormuz, American defence officials said on Monday.<p>The incident came as President-elect Donald Trump - who last year called for Iranian vessels that harass the US …

Report by International News Safety Institute names Colombia, Mexico, Afghanistan, Iraq and Russia as top five most dangerous countries for journalists<p>A total of 115 journalists died in 2016 simply for doing their jobs, according to the annual report compiled by the International News Safety …

Journalism

A German Lawmaker Wants the State to Pay for Prostitutes for the Elderly

A German opposition lawmaker has been criticized for suggesting on Sunday that authorities could subsidize paid sex for patients requiring nursing …

Pakistan fires 'first submarine-launched nuclear-capable missile' | Reuters

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan fired its first submarine-launched cruise missile on Monday, the military said, a show of force for a country that sees its missile development as a deterrent against arch-foe India.<p>The launch of the nuclear-capable Babur-3 missile, which has a range of 450 km (280 …

Mexican migrants in U.S. are not criminals: Mexican foreign minister | Reuters

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican migrants in the United States are not criminals, Mexico’s new foreign minister said on Monday, adding that the country would face the “dynamic” U.S. political situation with negotiation, not conflict or insults.<p>Newly appointed Mexico's Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray …

Jared Kushner to be named senior adviser to the president

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will be senior adviser to the president, a senior transition official told CNN Monday.<p>The 35-year-old businessman-turned-political strategist played a key part in his father-in-law's presidential campaign and his new position is expected to test the …

Despite some early clashes, all sides say they hope this time the pact will hold in the run-up to talks in Kazakhstan that could lay out path to peace<p>A ceasefire has come into effect across Syria after the Assad regime and the opposition agreed to a nationwide deal brokered by Turkey and Russia. It …

Middle East

Plants help to purify the air and process out pollutants<p>Breathing is given remarkably little air time. But a comprehensive report on outdoor air quality worldwide emerged from the World Health Organisation recently, linking 3 million deaths a year to air pollution.<p>It’s enough to keep you indoors. …

Houseplants

The 7 Best Motivational Books of 2016

While 2016 was a difficult year politically, it was a great year for motivational books.<p>During this month and next, I'm revealing my picks for the best business books of the year, first by category and finally (on December 16) the very best of the best.<p>This post contains the top seven books of the …

Dylann Roof gets his attorneys back for part of the Charleston church shooting trial

The white man charged with killing nine black parishioners inside a Charleston, S.C., church last year, who had asked to represent himself in court, reversed course and now wants his defense attorneys back for part of the trial.<p>This request from Dylann Roof, 22, came less than a week after a judge …

Civilians fleeing rebel-held east Aleppo 'detained and conscripted' by Syrian forces

Syrian forces are arresting and forcibly conscripting civilians fleeing opposition-held east Aleppo, relatives of detainees have told the Telegraph.<p>Dozens of military-aged teachers, medics and aid workers are reported to have been rounded up and spirited away, as regime troops push further into the …

Middle East

Jill Stein charges ahead with recount efforts

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is vowing to move ahead with recount efforts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, despite legal setbacks and growing opposition from Republicans and other Donald Trump allies in each state.<p>“We will not give in to intimidation, to legal maneuvering …

Arrest of refugee in rape and slaying in Germany threatens Merkel's immigration policy

The arrest of a 17-year-old Afghan refugee suspected of raping and killing a young German medical student turned into a political maelstrom Monday, with opponents pointing to Chancellor<p>Angela Merkel’s decision last year to welcome more than a million migrants into the country.<p>Vice Chancellor Sigmar …

Trump supports completion of Dakota Access Pipeline | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday said for the first time that he supports the completion of a pipeline project near a North Dakota Indian reservation, which has been the subject of months of protests by tribes and environmentalists.<p>A communications briefing from …

Man Fires Rifle Inside D.C. Pizzeria, Cites Fictitious Conspiracy Theories

<b>Updated Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. ET</b><p>A man with a rifle who claimed to be "self-investigating" a baseless online conspiracy theory entered the Washington, D.C., pizzeria Comet Ping Pong on Sunday, according to local police.<p>The man allegedly pointed the gun at a restaurant employee, who managed to escape, …

Is Italy's referendum result the first step toward leaving the EU?

<b>(CNN) —</b> After a resounding loss at the polls for his constitutional reforms package, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has announced his intention to resign.<p>The outcome of Sunday's vote has thrown the country into renewed political turmoil, with the prospect of a sixth prime minister in a decade …