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“RIP little buddy” death of “police squirrel” mourned in the US

Head bowed a police officer pays his last respects to a dead squirrel which had become a fixture at the police headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska.<p>The photograph of the officer, Dave Bowes, apparently mourning the animal, which was posted on Twitter, has since gone viral.<p>Police even taped off the scene …

Keeper killed by tiger violated zoo policy, officials say

The veteran Florida zookeeper who was mauled by a tiger violated policy when she entered into the big cat's enclosure, zoo officials said.<p>In a statement released late Friday, Palm Beach Zoo president and chief executive Andrew Aiken said Stacey Konwiser, 38, entered "the same portion" of the tiger …

Colorado Town's Entire Police Force Just Quit

But there won't be complete anarchy.<p>If there's something strange in this neighborhood, who you gonna call? Not the local police.<p>That's because the entire police department of Green Mountain Falls, Colorado just resigned.<p>Police marshal Tim Bradley and three part-time volunteer reserve officers quit …

El Paso

Marine infamous for urinating on Taliban corpses helps foil girlfriend’s alleged hit-man plot

In 2012, a Marine Corps staff sergeant was court-martialed for being among a group of snipers who urinated on the fresh corpses of Taliban fighters. In 2016, police in Tennessee say he saved a 3-year-old from being fatherless.<p>What may seem like a redemption plot from a Hollywood drama is the story …

Crime

The US is dropping 'cyberbombs' on ISIS

US Cyber Command reportedly begins carrying out attacks on terrorist group<p>The US has begun launching cyberattacks against ISIS, <i>The New York Times</i> reports, marking a significant shift in its battle against the terrorist organization. According to the <i>Times</i>, the US Cyber Command has been tasked with …

Boris Johnson's 'inappropriate and disrespectful' remarks about Obama just cost him some major political support

This remark has now cost Johnson support from an advocacy group which represents a key section of soceity.<p>The London mayor's comments, which he made in an opinion piece for The Sun over the weekend in response to Obama's visit to London, have cost "Vote Leave" the support of the Africans for …

Pakistan arrests prominent al-Qaida financier

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani authorities have arrested an al-Qaida financier who has been on a U.N. sanctions list since 2012, police said Monday.<p>Abdur …

Extremism

Congress to US spy chief: Tell us how many Americans were ensnared by PRISM

The executive branch was hoping that Congress would reauthorize a number of surveillance programs without asking too many questions. Well, think …

Hackers Who Got Caught by a Typo Were Trying to Take Over the World (Updated)

The hackers behind a large-scale Bangladesh bank hack went further than simply stealing money. Now it turns out that they created malware that could …

Obama announces an additional 250 special operations forces to Syria

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama announced Monday an additional 250 special operations forces will be sent to Syria in the coming weeks in a speech in Hannover, Germany, in an effort to stem the influence and spread of ISIS.<p>"Just as I approved additional support for Iraqi forces against ISIL, I've …

Middle East

Solar-plane pilots say trip was also test of human endurance

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — The two Swiss pilots taking turns to fly a solar-powered airplane around the world said Sunday the endeavor is not only …

Solar Impulse

Ohio attorney general says killing of 8 family members was a 'pre-planned execution'

The slayings of eight family members in rural southern Ohio were sophisticated, planned executions, authorities said Sunday, as they also revealed that several marijuana-growing operations were found at the crime scenes.<p>Investigators said it is unclear what, if any, role the marijuana growing had …

Crime