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Fallout 4’s Survival mode is getting a complete overhaul

When <i>Fallout 4</i> launched, it included several difficulty modes, the highest of which was Survival. This was a deceptive name for the mode, because fans …

The Elder Scrolls

SpaceX's Dragon capsule that could bring people to orbit hovers in new video

SpaceX's Dragon capsule designed to deliver humans to space took a quick little hop off the ground during a test in November.<p>A newly-released video …

Space Travel

You Won't Believe How Many Copies Elite Dangerous Has Sold

Games like <i>Minecraft</i> or <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i>, you’ve probably heard, move tens of millions of copies with ease. They’re the olympic idols of interactive …

Federal agent says Iraqi refugee wanted to bomb Texas malls

HOUSTON (AP) — An Iraqi refugee who is facing charges he tried to help the Islamic State group wanted to set off bombs at two Houston malls and was learning to make electronic transmitters that could be used to detonate explosive devices, a federal agent testified Wednesday.<p>Omar Faraj Saeed Al …

Islamic State (ISIS)

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Alexandria Duval's twin Anastasia Duval died in the May 2016 car crash in Maui.<p>More rain and snow are expected in the Northeast and Midwest.<p>More rain …

Vincent Van Gogh

Prosthetic leg with hoofed foot discovered in ancient Chinese tomb

The 2,200-year-old remains of a man with a deformed knee attached to a prosthetic leg tipped with a horse hoof have been discovered in a tomb in an ancient cemetery near Turpan, China.<p>The tomb holds the man and a younger woman, who may or may not have known the male occupant, scientists say.<p>"The …

Archaeology
Extremism

To reverse a ‘low-growth’ future the wages of ordinary workers have to rise

The economic fundamentals will remain perilous if low- and middle-income workers continue to endure poor pay<p>The US economy ended 2015 with improvement in the labour market. Jobs grew by 284,000 each month on average in the last quarter and if you squint pretty hard at the data you can see a mild …

Call for supplies as Oregon standoff enters second week

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The occupation of national wildlife area by a small, armed group upset over federal land policies stretched into its second week as the mother of the group's leader asked supporters to send supplies - everything from warm blankets to coffee creamer.<p>The group that seized the …

Oregon

Brother of Iraqi Refugee Accused in ISIS-Linked Plot Shocked by Terrorism Arrest

HOUSTON — The brother of an Iraqi refugee who had settled in Texas said he is in shock after learning that his sibling — who had come to the U.S. to escape the violence in their homeland — is now facing charges that he tried to help ISIS.<p>Federal authorities allege 24-year-old Omar Faraj Saeed Al …

Saddam Hussein

Russian doctor filmed punching patient who later died

Footage broadcast on state television and widely shared online shows violent incident at hospital in Belgorod<p>A Russian doctor has been captured on video punching a patient who later died, prompting authorities to open a criminal investigation.<p>The footage, which was broadcast on state television and …

CNN
CNN
Crime

Mexico willing to extradite 'El Chapo,' who faces Chicago indictment, source says

Mexico is willing to extradite drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States, a federal law enforcement official said Saturday, a sharp reversal from the official position after his last capture in 2014.<p>"Mexico is ready. There are plans to cooperate with the U.S.," said the Mexican …

Islamic State tries to use Oregon takeover to turn Americans against their government

Supporters of the Islamic State terrorist group are urging American sympathizers to try to instigate more anti-government demonstrations like last week’s armed takeover of a federal building in rural eastern Oregon.<p>A Twitter posting addressed to members of the Islamic State community describes the …

Forests

Giant gold Mao statue torn down | CNN Travel

CNN

Wounded Philadelphia officer shoots attacker; suspect pledges allegiance to ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> At a crosswalk in Philadelphia, a man dressed in a long white mantle stormed Officer Jesse Hartnett's squad car and unloaded a gun at him.<p>Edward Archer, 30, would tell police later that he attacked for ISIS. And Hartnett's bravery in the face of mortal danger would ensure the suspect didn't …

Law Enforcement

Man who plotted Obama dognapping faces weapons charge: Wash. Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A North Dakota man who allegedly plotted to kidnap one of the Obama family’s pet Portuguese water dogs was arrested with guns and ammunition at a downtown Washington hotel and is facing a weapons charge, The Washington Post reported on Friday.<p>The man, Scott D. Stockert, 49, …

North Dakota

Police: Suspect in officer's shooting claims allegiance to ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 30-year-old man who allegedly ambushed and shot a Philadelphia police officer sitting in his patrol car confessed he did it in the name of the Islamic State, presumably referring to the terrorist group ISIS, officials said Friday.<p>Officer Jesse Hartnett, 33, was hit three times in the left …

Law Enforcement

Refugees arrested in California and Texas on terror charges

<b>Two men from the Middle East who came to the US as refugees have been charged with supporting terrorism.</b><p>The arrests took place in California and Texas, but neither man was charged with plotting an attack on the US.<p>Both men are Iraqi-born Palestinians and had likely been in contact with the other …

Terrorism
Archaeology

Light's L16 takes 10 photos and stitches them into a 52-megapixel image

LAS VEGAS — Can Light's $1,699 L16 camera, which is about the size of three iPhone 6 Plus's stacked together, really replace a DSLR and and a bunch …

Pentagon Agrees To Recognize Drone Pilots With A Decoration

(Not quite a medal)<p>How should the Pentagon acknowledge a warrior whose battlefield is an immobile cockpit in Nevada? For years, the United States Air Force has struggled with twin problems regarding the pilots of its remotely piloted aircraft: how to honor extraordinary actions by drone pilots …

'Mega Mao' no more as ridiculed golden statue destroyed

Statue of Chairman Mao in Henan province was subject of online mockery after photos went viral this week<p>A giant golden statue of Mao Zedong has been torn down in central China just days after the 36-metre effigy sparked an outpouring of criticism and ridicule.<p>Photographs of Henan province’s “mega …