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Ferguson, Missouri, protest leader found shot dead in burning car: police | Reuters

(Reuters) - Missouri detectives have not determined a motive or identified any witnesses in an investigation into the death of a man who led protests in the city of Ferguson following the fatal 2014 shooting of Michael Brown by a law enforcement officer, police said on Wednesday.<p>Protest leader …

Justice

Judge orders partial halt to North Dakota pipeline construction; protest rolls on

An American Indian tribe has succeeded in getting a federal judge to temporarily stop construction on some, but not all, of a $3.8-billion, four-state oil pipeline, but its broader mission still hangs in the balance.<p>U.S. District Judge James Boasberg ruled Tuesday that work will temporarily stop …

Environment

Female WWII pilot has finally been laid to rest at Arlington

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — After flying military planes during World War II, raising a family, visiting all seven continents and bungee-jumping in New …

Military

Oil Pipeline Protest Turns Violent in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — A protest of a four-state, $3.8 billion oil pipeline turned violent after tribal officials say construction crews destroyed American Indian burial and cultural sites on private land in southern North Dakota.<p>Morton County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Donnell Preskey said four …

North Dakota

Airlines have no idea what to do when people are sexually assaulted on flights

Dana T. had never felt more excited about her life.<p>In April, she'd landed what she calls her "dream job," working in sales at a global travel company. Like every other employee, she would need to attend training at the company's headquarters in Cologne, Germany.<p>So on May 7 she arrived at the …

ASPIREist Episode #3: The Suicide Epidemic

Buried in a 2014 World Health Organization report was a startling new statistic: suicide had become the leading cause of death for teenage girls worldwide. In places like the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where poverty, unemployment and substance abuse run rampant, the high incidences of youth …

Mental Health

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of May 9, 2016)

Unification of the Republican Party began in earnest this week when presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump traveled to Washington to meet with House Speaker Paul Ryan and other elected officials. You’ll find a full recap of Trump’s “bizarre day” in Washington below, as well as …

Obama Administration

Man arrested in decapitation of his grandmother, her husband

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man was arrested in the shooting and decapitation of his grandmother and her husband at an Oklahoma City home where they …

Crime

Feds accuse prison guards of taking bribes, drug trafficking

ATLANTA (AP) — Dozens of Georgia prison guards agreed to protect drug smuggling operations for a high-level trafficker, believing their status as …

Corruption

Teen who killed 5 family members to be sentenced as juvenile

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge cleared the way Thursday for a New Mexico teenager who shot and killed his parents and three younger siblings to be …

Crime

Autopsy reports found from 1929 Valentine's Day massacre

CHICAGO (AP) — Written by hand, the autopsies on the seven bullet-riddled bodies vividly describe why the Valentine's Day massacre of 1929 is still …

Crime

Autopsy: Slain New Jersey sex worker possibly strangled

MILLER PLACE, N.Y. (AP) — A sex worker who disappeared near a remote stretch of Long Island beach highway that was later revealed to be a suspected …

Crime

Transcript: Teen called herself 'monster' in mother's death

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl accused of plotting with her soldier boyfriend to kill her mother last year called herself "a monster" as …

Crime

Space tourism projects at a glance

Virgin Galactic later this month in Mojave, California, is preparing to roll out its new SpaceShipTwo, a vehicle the company hopes will one day take …

Space Travel

Prosecutor to appeal ruling on sentencing of teen in murders

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico prosecutor says she will appeal a judge's decision to sentence as a juvenile a teenager who pleaded guilty to …

Crime

Teen suicides in California city to be subject of US study

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — A team of mental health experts from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is scheduled to be in California …

Mental Health

New Jersey man arrested after drone crashes into Empire State Building | Reuters

(Reuters) - A New Jersey man was arrested on Thursday after a drone he was flying crashed into the 40th floor of the Empire State Building in New York City, police said.<p>The 29-year-old man was taken into custody after a small aircraft he was piloting struck the iconic building before coming to rest …

New Jersey

WHO warns against blood donations from people returning from Zika regions

The World Health Organisation has advised countries against accepting blood donations from people who have travelled to regions affected by the Zika virus, as Spain announced Europe’s first known case of the disease in a pregnant woman.<p>The announcement came as authorities in Brazil disclosed two …

Disease

California gas leak: Plans to fix ruptured well

<b>Plans have been put forward to cap a huge gas leak near Los Angeles by the end of next week, a Californian official has said.</b><p>An adviser to Governor Jerry Brown is reported to have told Porter Ranch residents that final moves to fix the ruptured well should begin on Monday.<p>It is estimated that it …

Environment

How trumped-up charges led Thai police to raid expat bridge club

Cold beers in hand and cards on the table, many of the mostly British retirees at the Pattaya bridge club continued playing after a special unit from the Thai interior ministry arrived with a warrant to bust an illegal gambling operation.<p>Hours later, all 32 players were in custody. One frail, …

Vietnam War

Devoted High School Teacher Gets All His Students to Pass the AP Calculus Exam

Lincoln High calculus teacher Anthony Yom has given his students the desire to learn and the will to succeed. While his classes are challenging, the educator does all he can to keep his students invested, incorporating real-life situations into his lessons to show them the value of their work. "He …

2 police officers shot in New York public housing complex

NEW YORK (AP) — Two police officers patrolling a housing project were shot and wounded by a gunman who apparently later killed himself with the same …

Law Enforcement

Consumers aren't ready for an Internet of Things world

While estimates vary, nearly all agree that billions of IoT devices are expected to be integrated into our lives over the next five years, amounting to trillions of dollars being spent by both businesses and consumers. Everything from smart cars and cities to connected homes that adapt to our …

Anti-Abortion Activists Behind Planned Parenthood Videos Turned Themselves In to Police

One activist is 27-year-old David Daleiden, who surrendered to police Thursday.<p>David Daleiden, one of two people behind a series of undercover videos meant to tarnish Planned Parenthood's reputation, surrendered to police in Texas on Thursday, according to CBS News, roughly a week after authorities …

Articles about 5 green renovations on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's February 2015 issue.<p>The star of Breaking Bad opens the doors to his family’s recently completed beach house located just outside of Los Angeles.<p>On my final day in Glasgow, and alas my final day in Scotland, I got straight up, tossed a …

Architecture

Meet Hijarbie, the Hijab-Wearing Barbie of Your Dreams

Hijab fashion for the tiniest of ladies.<p>Barbie is having a moment right now, evolving with new body shapes and blowing up on Instagram. (Remember Socality Barbie? R.I.P.)<p>But one young woman, 24-year-old Haneefah Adam of Nigeria, wasn't seeing any of these Barbies dressed in the same way she did — …

Hills of ice float in Pluto's cold heart

Hills of water-ice appear to be floating atop the frozen nitrogen within Pluto's icy heart.<p>Scientists working with data sent to Earth from NASA's New …

NFL cheerleaders scoring victories in labor lawsuits

SAN FRANCISCO — For decades, NFL cheerleaders accepted low wages — some making less than $2 an hour, others getting nothing at all — without demanding change. Those days are over.<p>The Oakland Raiders’ cheerleaders, the Raiderettes, and four others NFL cheerleading squads better wages filed …

NFL

This "Vaginal Kung Fu Master" Can Lift More With Her Vagina Than You Can With Your Arms

Proof that vaginas are strong.<p>Kim Anami is a 44-year-old intimacy coach and vaginal weight lifter who claims she can lift up to 10 pounds with nothing but her genital muscles and can have up to 20 orgasms in a row.<p>She just ties a thin piece of string to a jade egg (which in Chinese medicine is …