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John Cena, Nikki Bella break up details revealed

Nikki Bella and John Cena shocked fans when they announced they ended their engagement just weeks before their scheduled May 5 wedding.<p>The WWE stars called their split a "difficult" decision in a joint statement on Sunday.<p>"While this decision was a difficult one, we continue to have a great deal of …

Linda Brown, woman at center of Brown v. Board case, dies

<b>(CNN) —</b> Linda Brown, who as a little girl was at the center of the Brown v. Board of Education case that ended segregation in American schools, has died, a funeral home spokesman said.<p>Brown, 75, died Sunday afternoon in Topeka, Kansas, the spokesman said.<p>Brown was 9 years old in 1951 when her …

School Administration

In long Afghan war, U.S. Army tries new way to deploy trainers

FORT BENNING, Ga. (Reuters) - As a U.S. Army medic, Sergeant First Class Jonathan Ortega admits that when he gets to Afghanistan, his instinct will be to help care for any wounded Afghan troops. It is a feeling he will have to fight.<p>Ortega is heading soon to the 16-year-old war as part of a new …

Military

U.S. starts Iraq drawdown after declaration of victory over ISIS

AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq – American troops have started to draw down from Iraq following Baghdad’s declaration of victory over the Islamic State group last year, according to Western contractors at a U.S.-led coalition base in Iraq.<p>Dozens of American soldiers have been transported from Iraq to …

Middle East

The US Navy just commissioned its newest littoral combat ship, the $440 million USS Omaha

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Navy on Saturday commissioned its newest warship, the USS Omaha, a futuristic, $440 million vessel named for the Nebraska hometown of billionaire Warren Buffett, who was on hand for the ceremony.<p>The US Navy commissioned its newest warship, the USS Omaha, on Saturday. The …

No, that wasn't drool on his lips, Rep. Joe Kennedy says

WASHINGTON (AP) — No, that wasn't drool on the lips of Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy III. He says it was ChapStick.Twitter lit up with jibes about …

Joe Kennedy

White House’s Kelly slams teacher who disparaged troops: ‘I think the guy ought to go to hell’

White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly offered a blunt reaction Wednesday to a Southern California teacher’s disparaging comments about American troops.<p>Speaking on Fox News Radio, Kelly, a retired four-star general, listened to Gregory Salcido’s viral classroom rant — in which the high school …

High School

Private jet carrying 500kg of cocaine worth £50million stopped at Farnborough Airport in one of largest drugs busts in UK history

Two Brits have been arrested for allegedly smuggling £50million of cocaine into the UK on a private jet from Colombia.<p>Border Force officials found …

Crime

Fitness tracking app Strava gives away location of secret US army bases

Sensitive information about the location and staffing of military bases and spy outposts around the world has been revealed by a fitness tracking company.<p>The details were released by Strava in a data visualisation map that shows all the activity tracked by users of its app, which allows people to …

Fitness Technology

Tesla Model S plows into a fire truck while using Autopilot

Federal traffic safety officials are ‘gathering information,’ but not formally investigating yet<p>The driver of a Tesla Model S who crashed into a fire truck on a California freeway says he was using Autopilot at the time of the accident, and so far, Tesla isn’t refuting this claim.<p>“Autopilot is …

Drone Used To Save 2 Teens Caught In Dangerous Australian Waves

Two teenage boys, struggling to make their way back to shore, were saved by a drone in Australia on Wednesday, in what officials say is a first-of-its-kind rescue mission by an unmanned aircraft — one captured by the drone's camera and later broadcast by Arab News and other outlets.<p>A beachgoer …

Drones

California torture house: 13 siblings allowed to eat once a day, shower twice a year

PERRIS, Calif. — The 13 starving siblings held captive in a California house hardly ever saw the sun and were allowed, a prosecutor said Thursday, to eat only one rationed meal a day and shower just once a year.<p>They were allegedly beaten, choked and shackled to their beds with no access to a …

Crime

Drinking and droning is now illegal in New Jersey

(Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a law on Monday making it illegal to fly an unmanned drone aircraft after too many drinks, a spokesman said on the Republican's last day in office.<p>The law prohibits flying a drone with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher, the same …

Drunk droning in New Jersey could land you in prison

The law is pretty firm when it comes to drunk driving -- and the consequences are obvious. Now, officials are turning their attention to drunk droning. New Jersey has just approved a bill that, if signed by Governor Chris Christie, would make it illegal to fly one under the influence of drugs or …

These Birds of Prey Are Deliberately Setting Forests on Fire

Even more proof Australian wildlife is nuts.<p>It's pretty hot in Australia right now. A brutal heatwave that's incinerated temperature records …

Birds

US Navy to use Xbox controllers on highly sophisticated submarines

Virginia-class submarines, equipped with some of the U.S. Navy’s most highly advanced and sophisticated technology, will soon use Microsoft Xbox 360 controllers to operate the periscope.<p>Unlike the traditional rotating tube periscope, these submarines use photonic masts that display the images on …