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In San Bernardino, The Disabled Are Left Without Their 'Extended Family'

The investigation into Wednesday's mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., is impacting the lives of tens of thousands of people with developmental disabilities.<p>The attack, which claimed the lives of 14 people and wounded 21 others, targeted a holiday party for county public health employees at …

California shooter attended Islamic school in Pakistan

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — The woman who carried out last week's mass shooting in California with her husband had attended an Islamic religious school, …

San Bernardino shooters were radicalized 'for quite some time,' FBI says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Investigators believe the couple who gunned down 14 people last week in San Bernardino, California, planned their attack.<p>Shooters Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik practiced at gun ranges in the Los Angeles area, said David Bowdich, assistant director of the FBI's Los Angeles field …

Syrian government says US-led coalition hit army camp killing three soldiers

Warplanes from US-led coalition bombed a Syrian army camp in Deir al Zor province, according to the Syrian government<p>The Syrian government has accused the United States of “aggression” after at least three regime soldiers were killed in airstrike that Damascus has blamed on the American-led …

US president backs existing collaborative strategy to battle Islamic State in Iraq and Syria in rare national address from Oval Office<p>Barack Obama called for cool heads in the fight against terrorism on Sunday in a live address that resisted pressure for more military intervention but nonetheless …

Political Science

Reports: Reluctant Russian Soldiers Oppose 'Secret' Syria Mission

By Tom Balmforth | ( RFE/ RL )<p>MOSCOW — Several Russian soldiers are seeking help from human rights advocates to oppose what they say are secret …

The Supreme Court Might Make The Hobby Lobby Decision Even Worse

Until this week, federal appeals courts were unanimous in holding that religious objectors could not exempt themselves from Obama administration …

GOP candidate Carson: Islam inconsistent with Constitution; a Muslim shouldn't be president

Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson says he doesn't believe a Muslim should be elected president.<p>Carson is a devout Christian and says a president's faith should matter to voters if it runs counter to America's values.<p>Responding to a question on NBC's "Meet the Press," Carson describes the …

The Founding Fathers: Demigods or scoundrels?

For much of American history the founding generation, often mythologized and capitalized as the Founding Fathers, served as the gold standard against which we measured the debased currency that came after them. Ralph Waldo Emerson put this semi-sacred tradition succinctly: "They saw God face to …

4 Funky Mind Hacks That Reduce Errors, Boost Attention and Memory - PsyBlog

These four straightforward activities have surprising mental benefits.<p>1. Stare at a grassy rooftop to reduce errors<p>Taking a 40 second break to glance …

Hacking

Street Style Hit List: Shop The 10 Best Trends From NYFW

As this week’s presentations and runways introduce us to what’s to come in Spring ’16, the streets of New York were a gold mine of current-season …

'Streetwise' revisited: Teen prostitute finds motherhood, stability

<b>(CNN) —</b> How many people did Mary Ellen Mark photograph during her career?<p>Thousands? Tens of thousands?<p>How many faces did she find in obscurity -- and immortalize in celluloid?<p>From India to Iceland. Africa and Asia. Across the Middle East and Europe. In mental institutions and leprosy wards. …

CNN/Facebook Democratic debate winners and losers

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The field of Democratic presidential hopefuls faced off in their first debate, hosted by CNN and Facebook, on Tuesday night.<p>For more than two hours, the candidates tried to make their best impressions before a national audience discovering many of them for the first time.<p>Here's …

5 cases to watch as Supreme Court term begins

Judges may take up cases on abortion and immigration.<p>After a year in which liberals scored impressive, high-profile Supreme Court victories, conservatives could be in line for wins on some of this term's most contentious issues, as the justices consider cases that could gut public sector labor …

University of California

iPhone 6s Teardown: 1715 mAh Battery, Taptic Engine X-Ray, 3D Touch Display

iFixit is in the process of taking apart the brand new iPhone 6s. While the internals aren't arranged too differently from the iPhone 6, there are some major visual differences worth noting. These include the new Taptic Engine, a smaller battery and the 3D Touch display.<p>The most instantly …

Pope Francis mingles with high and low in New York visit

NEW YORK (AP) — Sweeping through the landmarks of America's biggest city, Pope Francis on Friday offered comfort to 9/11 victims' families at ground …

These robots come to the rescue after a disaster

When disaster strikes, who's first on the scene? More and more, it’s a robot. In her lab, Robin Murphy builds robots that fly, tunnel, swim and crawl …

The troubling reason why vaccines are made too late ... if they're made at all

It seems like we wait for a disastrous disease outbreak before we get serious about making a vaccine for it. Seth Berkley lays out the market …

How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election

Google has the ability to drive millions of votes to a candidate with no one the wiser.<p>America’s next president could be eased into office not just by TV ads or speeches, but by Google’s secret decisions, and no one—except for me and perhaps a few other obscure researchers—would know how this was …

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

We need to talk about an injustice

In an engaging and personal talk -- with cameo appearances from his grandmother and Rosa Parks -- human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some …

Former 'Dancing With the Stars' contestant Lawrence Taylor arrested on rape charges

Former NFL linebacker and <i>Dancing With the Stars</i> contestant Lawrence Taylor was arrested this morning in Montebello, N.Y., reports <i>The New York Times</i>. …

What happened when I open-sourced my brain cancer

When artist Salvatore Iaconesi was diagnosed with brain cancer, he refused to be a passive patient -- which, he points out, means "one who waits." So …

Colorado shooting verdict: James Holmes guilty in movie theater massacre

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — “We the jury find the defendant, James Eagan Holmes, guilty.”<p>The first murder conviction read by Arapahoe County Judge Carlos …

Shootings at Chattanooga military facilities leave 4 Marines, gunman dead; act called 'domestic terrorism'

Shootings at a pair of military facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn., Thursday, left five people dead, including four Marines and the lone gunman, …

Sex offender charged with murder of 2 sisters in 1975 case

WHEATON, Md. (AP) — Forty years after two young sisters vanished from a suburban Maryland mall, an imprisoned sex offender has been charged with …

Obama visits prison to call for a fairer justice system

EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — Peering from the back seat of his armored black limousine, President Barack Obama rode into a razor wire-surrounded federal …