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ISIS reportedly recruits children through 'Cub camps'

The Islamic State is reportedly grooming children to join its militant group through "Cub camps" aimed at those under 16 years old.<p>In a move that …

Isis: Tony Abbott welcomes extra US troops but says he won't send more

Barack Obama’s approval of additional troops in Iraq is welcome but Australia’s current commitment remains, the prime minister, Tony Abbott, has said.<p>The US president has authorised the doubling of US troop levels in Iraq for the war against Islamic State (Isis) militants, further straining his …

New counterterrorism powers already coming in cyberbullying bill

Police in Canada will soon have new tools to track terror suspects through online records, bank accounts and other means – powers the RCMP Commissioner called for this week but which are already moving through Parliament.<p>RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson made the request for new powers Monday after a …

This Solar-Powered Electric Bike May Be Even Greener Than A Regular Bicycle

Cruising towards the goal of a true zero-emissions vehicle.<p>Compared to cars, electric bikes have a tiny carbon footprint. Still, if you’re charging your bike with coal-powered electricity, it isn’t completely clean transportation. A new solar-powered electric bike called the Dutch Solar Cycle is an …

ISIS Trains Child Soldiers at Camps for 'Cubs of the Islamic State'

Their guns are as big as they are — which is not saying much.<p>On the streets of Syria and Iraq, ISIS militants are building a small army — literally. The use and recruitment of child soldiers is a war crime. It's also a practice which ISIS has boasted of in photos and videos splashed across the …

Calif. AG: 18.5 million residents' info exposed

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Personal information about more than 18.5 million Californians was hacked, stolen or otherwise exposed last year and as …

Activists: Moscow Sea Park Is ‘Torturing’ Its Orca Whales

A Moscow aquarium admitted to hiding the presence of two orcas for months, and animal-rights activists say the creatures have been kept in rusty …

CDC Chief Announces New Shift In Ebola Protocols

In the latest tweak to America's plan to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leader Dr. Tom Frieden announced changes to the U.S. response to Ebola and the guidance federal agencies are giving to state and local governments.<p>The new protocol …

VA, lenders and nonprofits mobilize to help veterans on the home front

There are fewer military boots on the ground overseas, but here at home there have been major campaigns in the housing market this year directed at veterans.<p>Not only has the Department of Veterans Affairs' VA home-loan program gained significant market share compared with competing private and …

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Mali rushes to track Ebola after toddler dies

KAYES, Mali (AP) — After 2-year-old Fanta Kone's father died in southern Guinea, the toddler's grandmother took her from the forested hills where the …

Pentagon builds units to transport Ebola patients

As more U.S. troops head to West Africa, the Pentagon is developing portable isolation units that can carry up to 12 Ebola patients for transport on military planes.<p>The Pentagon says it does not expect it will need the units for 3,000 U.S. troops heading to the region to combat the virus because …

NYT: ISIS hostages tortured, then beheaded

In the moments before his death, American James Foley stares into the camera, head held high, after being forced to read a script, in which he blames his death on the United States.<p>A masked man wielding a knife then decapitates him.<p>As horrifying as Foley's last moments were, it was not the first …

ISIS Video: America’s Air Dropped Weapons Now in Our Hands

In a new video, ISIS shows American-made weapons it says were intended for the Kurds but actually were air dropped into territory they</i> …

Unicef: Violence kills child every five minutes

<b>A child is killed by violence every five minutes in the world, a leading charity says, calling for new targets to end all forms of abuse by 2030.</b><p>In a report, the UK's branch of the UN children's agency Unicef says most of those deaths occur outside war zones.<p>It says millions of young people under …

No One Ever Loses to Cancer

After watching a man whom she loved struggle with cancer, one woman realized that when it comes to the disease, there are no losers.<p>"You are the only …

The Pope's New American Archbishop Might Address Income Inequality

The rap on Blase Cupich is that he’s a Pope Francis kind of guy. Which is to say that he’s politically moderate, opposed to the lavish lifestyle that …