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Tennessee death row inmates challenge execution method

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After more than a year of delays, a trial challenging Tennessee's method for executing prisoners began on Tuesday with an …

Death Row

Afghan envoys, Taliban in Pakistan for peace talks, officials say

Representatives of the Afghan government and the<p>Talibanwere in Pakistan for their first face-to-face talks, Afghan officials said Tuesday, signaling the possible start of negotiations to end nearly 14 years of conflict.<p>President Ashraf Ghani said on his official Twitter account that members of the …

Riot Games invests $30 million in Curse to help online gamers talk

Los Angeles video game company Riot Games has invested $30 million in Curse, a voice-communication platform that enables online gamers to talk to each other while they play.<p>Curse Voice launched last year to directly integrate voice communication into video games, including Riot Games' "League of …

NASA's NuSTAR Discovers Five Black Holes

Shuhei Yoshida Talks About the Nintendo PlayStation

U.S. vs. Japan Robot Fighting Match is Happening!

SO AWESOME<p>The U.S. and Japan might have been on the same team in <i>Pacific Rim</i>, but that was a movie, and this is real life. Last week America's …

2nd defense expert says theater shooter was legally insane

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A second defense expert testified Tuesday that the Colorado theater shooter was so mentally ill that he couldn't tell right …

Crime

Trump stands by statements on Mexican illegal immigrants, surprised by backlash

Republican presidential candidate and real estate mogul Donald Trump on Saturday stood by statements he made recently that too many illegal immigrants from Mexico are criminals but said he was surprised by the backlash and that his comments are causing financial concerns.<p>“The crime is raging and …

Iran and world powers reach tentative agreement on sanctions relief

World powers and Iran have reached tentative agreement on sanctions relief for the Islamic Republic, among the most contentious issues in a long-term nuclear agreement that negotiators hope to clinch over the next several days, diplomats said on Saturday.<p>The annex hammered out by experts, one of …

London 'anti-Jewification' demo dwarfed by anti-fascist counter-protest

Police were forced to escort around 20 neo-Nazi protesters out of Westminster on Saturday afternoon after they staged an “anti-Jewification” protest.<p>Hundreds of counter-protesters chanted “Scum, scum, scum” as they followed the far-right activists from Whitehall towards Westminster tube station. …

Rights & Freedoms

Uber suspends UberPOP in France, citing safety and legal concerns

San Francisco-based Uber announced today it will stop offering its controversial UberPOP service in France, a move that comes after a week of sometimes violent protests by taxi drivers and a crackdown by the national government.<p>“In the light of last week’s violence, we have today decided to suspend …

Syrian forces close in on rebel-held Zabadani

<b>Syrian forces with their Lebanese Hezbollah allies are carrying out a major offensive against rebels holding the strategically important town of Zabadani, state TV says.</b><p>Zabadani, north-west of the capital, Damascus, is the last significant town held by Sunni Muslim rebels in an area close to the …

Middle East

4 dead, 10 wounded in Chicago as July 4th weekend begins

At least four people, including a teenager, were killed and another 10 people were wounded across Chicago as the Fourth of July weekend got underway.<p>A 17-year-old boy was shot to death and a 19-year-old man was wounded in a shooting near Hadiya Pendleton Park in the Bronzeville neighborhood at 4:45 …

Syrian rebels advance in government-held Aleppo

Syrian rebels have gained ground in government-held western Aleppo, seizing an army barracks in one district, but have been pushed back elsewhere.<p>The fighting in the country’s former economic powerhouse is some of the fiercest since the Syrian conflict began in the northern city in …

French soldier charged with Burkina Faso child abuse

Soldier charged in France over claims that camera containing footage of abuse of girls aged three and five was left in home of one of the alleged victims<p>A French soldier has been charged with child abuse over claims a video was discovered showing him touching young girls at a swimming pool in …

Pluto: Nasa probe set for fly-past of frozen ‘dwarf planet’

With much skill – and some luck – the New Horizons spacecraft is about to provide our closest glimpse yet of the frozen and little-understood world of Pluto<p>Pluto is so far away (4.8bn km) and so small (about two-thirds the size of the Earth’s moon) that we’ve never had a good look at it, not even …

Just A Few Important Words About The Declaration Of Independence

<i>"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."</i><p>It's Independence Day. Let's take a break from parades, patriotic songs and pyrotechnics …

Thomas Jefferson

Uber suspends low-cost service in France in the name of safety

Following a week of rioting by Parisian taxi drivers, Uber announced Friday that it's suspending its controversial UberPop service in France, beginning at 8 p.m. local time, until a court rules on its constitutionality.<p>"It's a tremendously sad day for our 500,000 French UberPop passengers, as well …

Channel tunnel delays after points failure and migrants storm Calais

Calls to address Calais crisis renewed after 150 migrants try to enter restricted areas of terminal with problem compounded by points failure<p>Calls to address the crisis in Calais have been renewed after about 150 migrants tried to storm the Channel tunnel terminal in northern France in a bid to …

Pope Francis says Catholic Church should not have 'leaders for life'

Catholic Church risks becoming like a country under dictatorship, Pope warns<p>The Roman Catholic Church should not have "leaders for life" in its ranks, otherwise it would risk being like a country under dictatorship, Pope Francis said on Friday.<p>The Pope, 78, has said before that he would be ready to …

Obama administration spied on German media as well as its government

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> An investigation by the German parliament is raising questions on whether the Obama administration not only spied on journalists in that country, but also interfered in the exercise of the free press under the guise of U.S. national security.<p>On Thursday, Germany's intelligence …

IS affiliate in Egypt claims rocket attack on Israel

<b>A group affiliated with Islamic State has said it fired three rockets into Israel from Egypt's Sinai peninsula.</b><p>The affiliate, which calls itself Sinai Province, said it had acted in retaliation for what it says is Israeli support for the Egyptian army.<p>Israel said two rockets landed in the south of …

Jewish security officials prepare for neo-Nazi rally

Golders Green, where the demonstration was originally to be held on the Sabbath day, will still see a ‘security presence’<p>Jewish security officials said they are “covering all eventualities” prior to a neo-Nazi demonstration scheduled to take place in central London on Saturday.<p>The Metropolitan …

Architizer

Martin St. Louis retiring from NHL after 16 seasons

Martin St. Louis announced his retirement Thursday afternoon, hanging up the skates following a prolific 16-year career.<p>The Laval, Quebec, native …

Monroe signing with Bucks over Lakers, Knicks signals NBA shift

Before choosing Milwaukee, Monroe had his pick of max contract offers from the Lakers and Knicks, among other teams.<p>The agent for Greg Monroe told …

Free Agency Proving Big-Market Appeal Doesn't Work for Lakers, Knicks Anymore

The New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers just spent a season as laughingstocks, and a free-agency period littered with pratfalls means the jokes won't stop coming any time soon.<p>It can't be this way forever. The merciful law of averages (and the draft lottery) should eventually help the Knicks and …

The Jetpack May Finally Be Coming–To Save Your Life

And just as we all come to this sad conclusion, the Martin Jetpack might finally be ready for production. Not only does it look all sci-fi and …

Middle Age

Cardinals fire scouting director, possibly linked to hacking scandal

Chris Correa, the Cards' director of scouting, reportedly admitted to using the Astros' computer system without authorization in order 'to verify …

L.A. Kings' Slava Voynov pleads no contest in domestic violence case

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov pleaded no contest on Thursday to charges that he attacked his wife at their Southern California home last year and was sentenced to 90 days in jail, prosecutors said.<p>Los Angeles Kings defender Slava Voynov is shown in this Redondo …

Los Angeles