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Rescue crews assist with evacuations in Midwest flooding

ST. LOUIS (AP) — As swollen rivers and streams pushed to heights not seen in nearly a quarter-century, officials in Missouri and Illinois helped …

Weather

Obama to Nation: Terrorist Threat to U.S. Is 'Evolving' but Beatable

In only his third address to the nation from the Oval Office, President Barack Obama reassured Americans on Sunday night that the United States is equipped to meet the dangerous and "evolving" threat of terrorism.<p>As U.S. and other Western responses have gained ground against organized, wide-scale …

Terrorism

Taliban leader Mullah Mansour 'wounded in shoot-out'

Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour seriously injured in shoot-out at a meeting of militant commanders, officials say<p>Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour has been wounded in Pakistan in a shoot-out between senior members of the Islamist movement, Taliban sources said on Wednesday, while the …

Russia claims Turkey's president buying oil from Islamic State

U.S. officials dismissed Russian allegations Wednesday that Turkey's president profited from oil trading with the Islamic State.<p>"The Turks have been great partners" in fighting the Islamic State militants, said Col. Steve Warren, the coalition spokesman in Baghdad.<p>State Department spokesman Mark …

Russia

British parliament votes to bomb Islamic State in Syria | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s parliament voted on Wednesday to launch bombing raids against Islamic State in Syria, supporting Prime Minister David Cameron’s case that the country needs to help destroy militants who are “plotting to kill us”.<p>After more than 10 hours of tense debate, lawmakers voted …

Germany joins fight against Isil after parliament approves military action in Syria

Berlin approves sending Tornado reconnaissance jets and up to 1,200 military personnel but it will not join coalition air strikes<p>Germany's lower house of parliament on Friday approved government plans to join the military campaign against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) in Syria.<p>Of the …

Christmas Tree Lighting: Pictures

Mary J. Blige

Mass Shooting in San Bernardino: Pictures

Policing

Paris attacks: 'Belt of explosives' found in litter in town south of capital

A device resembling an explosive belt has been found in the town of Montrouge south of Paris and is currently being analysed by police.<p>The item was found in a pile of litter on a residential street near students’ accommodation on Monday afternoon, and police experts are working to establish its …

Paris Attacks

Police hunt ISIS 'Voice of death' - CNN Video

Police are hunting for the French-speaking ISIS operative Fabien Clain. He is believed to have directed the Paris attacks. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

Terrorism

Shocked by anti-Muslim Hysteria? Churchill Wanted to 'Collar The Lot'

We're outraged by Donald Trump's demanding databases and I.D. cards to protect America from the super-hyped threat of Syrian refugees. We're ashamed by the memory of Roosevelt's interning more than 100,000 Japanese American residents and citizens during World War II.<p>But Winston Churchill went even …

Anonymous Is Really Screwing Up Its Stupid War on ISIS

This should not come as a surprise, but Anonymous is probably not going to rid the world of terror with its myriad “ops.” In fact, the latest reports …

Nevada says national nuclear dump could harm farm community

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Radioactive well-water contamination could threaten some 1,400 people in a rural farming community if federal regulators allow the …

Environment

Politics Live

<i>For the duration of the election, The Globe is answering your questions – from fact-checking leaders’ statements to digging deep into policies and promises. Have a question? Tweet it with #AskTheGlobe</i><p><i>JJ June</i> poised this question: #<b>AskTheGlobe</b> Fact Check “Harper says ‘most’ cases of murdered …

Engadget Live's final stop this year is in New York City tonight!

After stops in Boston, LA and Austin the Engadget Live tour is coming to a close for 2015. Before we park the party bus for the year, we're making one last stop tonight: New York City. Join us at the Liberty Warehouse in Brooklyn starting at 7PM to hang with your fellow tech junkies and some of the …

Google search can 'stream' apps to your Android phone

Ever found something on the web that would be better-served by an app, but didn't relish the thought of downloading the app to give it a shot? Google clearly has: as part of a broader mobile search revamp, it's introducing app streaming on Android phones. Search results from certain sites (such as …

Google Play will start labeling ad-supported apps

Google Play clearly states which applications have in-app purchases, and starting in 2016, it'll also be more transparent when it comes to ads. According to <i>Droid Life</i>, Mountain View has notified developers (see the full email below the fold) that they're required to sign into their consoles and …

Google to move all of its cloud services under one umbrella

Google's shuffling its alphabet again. The company announced on Thursday that it will condense all of its cloud-based internet services -- including Google for Work, Cloud Platform, and Google Apps -- under a single company that has yet to be named. "This new business will bring together product, …

Ex-TechCruncher Launches Y Combinator’s “Not News” Publication The Macro

There are plenty of tech blogs. But The Macro can go where no blogs are allowed — deep inside the Hogwarts of startups, Y Combinator . Mixed in with unmentionably candid advice and embarrassing tales of failure meant only for the ears of YC’s founders and mentors are stories worth spreading beyond …

Voter Is Tinder For Politics

As we approach election season the average person is probably confused by the plethora of candidates. Should you vote Trump? Hillary? Dr. Fantasmus the Libertarian Cyborg? Voter can probably tell you.<p>This app is basically a swipe left/swipe right interface for political leanings. It asks you …

AP sources: Task force wants even smaller drones registered

WASHINGTON (AP) — An aviation industry task force is recommending that operators be required to register drones weighing as little as a half a pound, …

Drones

Mars 2020 Rover May Have A Little Flying Helper Drone

Eyes in the Martian sky<p>In April 2009, the Spirit rover got stuck in a sand trap on Mars. Try as it might, its wheels couldn't gain enough traction in the loose sand to free itself, leading to a sad, slow death for the rover. NASA doesn't want that to happen again.<p>Although the Curiosity rover is …

Trucking

US Army will test a hydrogen fuel cell Chevrolet Colorado

Some very hardcore testing will determine whether or not fuel cells are viable for Chevrolet's mid-size pickup.<p>General Motors and the US Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) are combining forces to create and test a Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup powered …

Alternative Fuel

Obama administration appeals immigration ruling to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration appealed to the Supreme Court on Friday for an expedited review of its plan to shield more than 4 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.<p>The request, outlined in a 35-page court filing, asserts that the case "warrants immediate review'' because of an …

Immigration