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ISIS Declares War on Mohammad's Covenant

Back when ISIS was still expanding into the multi-ethnic and religiously diverse northern Iraq, not just Yazidis but also the country's 1 million Christians were some of their main targets. They were asked to either convert or leave, otherwise they would be killed. All along, churches were being …

Google likely to prevail against Mississippi Attorney General's enormous subpoena, court says

A federal court in Mississippi is convinced so far that Google will prevail against the state's attorney general in a lawsuit over an allegedly burdensome and over-broad subpoena. Google filed the suit a week after <i>The Verge</i> published a report tying Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood to a secret …

Arizona lawmakers approve abortion bill, send to governor

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona lawmakers on Wednesday passed a controversial measure blocking women from buying insurance that includes abortion coverage through the federal health care exchange.<p>The fiercely-debated bill also requires doctors to tell women they could possibly reverse the effects of a …

Health Care

Crash pilot had been treated for suicidal tendencies

DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - The German pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps last week was treated for suicidal tendencies years ago before he received his pilot’s license, German prosecutors said on Monday.<p>This was the first acknowledgement from German officials …

Airplanes

Amazon is testing drones in Canada, just 2,000 feet from the U.S. border

Amazon is testing its drone delivery service at a "secret site" in British Columbia, Canada. That's according to a report from <i>The Guardian</i>.<p>Although …

Al-Qaida fighters free senior leader in Yemen prison break

Khalid Batarfi among more than 300 inmates who escaped from jail while fighting rages on following a week of Saudi-led air strikes<p>Al-Qaida militants have stormed a prison in south-eastern Yemen, freeing several hundred inmates including one of their leaders, a security official said.<p>Khalid Batarfi, …

Adobe Slate for iPad Brings Storytelling Skills to the Masses

Adobe has gotten into the habit of segmenting its mobile iPad apps to serve both specific and disparate audiences. And in keeping with that emerging tradition, the company today released Adobe Slate, an iPad app for iPad, a free consumer app that lets a range of business and educational users …

European antitrust authorities investigating Apple’s streaming music service even before it launches

Apple’s planned rebranding and relaunch of the Beats streaming music service has not had the easiest of rides. The launch, initially planned for earlier this year, was delayed by the departure of key execs and difficulties integrating Beats and Apple technologies. A planned $5/month price-point had …

Anti-gay sentiment rises sharply in Russia after law

Alevtina is one of several teachers who lost their jobs in St. Petersburg after being outed by an anti-gay activist. While most resigned quietly, the 27-year-old music teacher decided to fight her dismissal in court — an unusual step in Russia where gays have faced increasing pressure in recent …

Guatemalans deliberately infected with STDs sue Johns Hopkins University for $1bn

Lawsuit with 800 plaintiffs seeks damages for individuals, spouses and children of people deliberately infected with STDs through US government programme<p>Nearly 800 plaintiffs have launched a billion-dollar lawsuit against Johns Hopkins University over its alleged role in the deliberate infection of …

Johns Hopkins University

147 dead, Islamist gunmen killed after attack at Kenya college

<b>(CNN) —</b> The massacre that killed 147 people and wounded scores of others at a Kenyan university lasted for hours Thursday before the terror was over.<p>"It is a very sad day for Kenya," Interior Ministry Joseph Nkaissery said of the carnage at Garissa University College.<p>The death toll is the highest …

Extremism

Amazing Aerial Photos of Seoul, Korea

South Korean photographer Gyun Woo shows us the beauty of some urban landscapes in Asia. He shot modern Asian cites like the Seogang Bridge in Seoul …

Use this trick to find Google's new Easter egg, a secret 'Flappy Bird' clone hidden in Android

Google is known for planting mini games throughout its products, and its latest Easter egg is an adorable Flappy Bird-like game that you can access through the Settings menu.<p>Google teased the Easter egg on Friday with this tweet:<p>The game is just as hard as Flappy Bird. But instead of controlling a …

Incredible Aerial Photographs Of New York City Taken At An Astounding Height

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet has spent the past 15 year taking daring helicopter rides to capture some of the most incredible aerial images from around the world.<p>But his latest photo mission — to photograph New York City at night from above — was "the scariest of his life," …

Google reportedly in talks to acquire mobile payment app Softcard

Google is in talks to buy Softcard, the mobile payment company formerly known as Isis, according to a new report from TechCrunch. The deal may be less than $100 million, TechCrunch says. It seems Google is trying to bolster its own NFC payment options in the face of growing competition from …

DEA kept records of US phone calls for nearly 15 years

The NSA isn't the only American government agency keeping track of phone call metadata... or rather, it wasn't. A Department of Justice court filing has revealed that the Drug Enforcement Administration maintained records of every call made from the US to Iran and other nations for nearly 15 years, …

Russia hits back at Obama over State of Union speech

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia hit back on Wednesday at U.S. President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech, saying it showed the United States believes it is “number one” and seeks world domination.<p>Obama said his country was upholding “the principle that bigger nations can’t bully the small” by …

Russia

Obama cuts loose during State of the Union

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The bear is loose -- this time on the floor of the United States House of Representatives.<p>President Barack Obama focused on the economic gains that he hopes will become his presidential legacy during his State of the Union address on Tuesday, and he decided to have a little fun, …

Space

Samsung may drop Qualcomm's Snapdragon chip in next Galaxy S phone

Samsung may be planning to dump Qualcomm's processor from its next Galaxy S flagship smartphone, opting to use its own Exynos chips instead.<p>Bloomberg reported Wednesday that Samsung, the world's biggest smartphone maker, won't be using the Snapdragon 810 chip from Qualcomm, the world's biggest …

Mobile

With time ticking on hostages, Japan wants to communicate with ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> Japanese officials want to talk to ISIS. But can they get in touch with the militant group? And if they do, can they do anything to save the lives of two Japanese men being held hostage?<p>Time is running out: ISIS put out a video Tuesday giving the Japanese government 72 hours to pay $200 …

Obama attacks Republican 'I am not a scientist' climate change denial in address

President pivots State of the Union address to make sure Republicans do not undo climate change action but offered no concrete signs of new initiatives<p>Barack Obama insisted forcefully before his newly empowered opposition on Tuesday that he would hold the line against attacks on his domestic and …

Instagram Doesn't Want to See a Woman's Bush, Totally Cool With Man Bush Though

This photo is causing quite a stir.<p>People are pretty pissed off that Instagram once again deleted the account of someone who posted photos of women that they deemed inappropriate [via Newser.<p>In this case, it was online magazine and styling agency Sticks and Stones, who posted a photo of two sisters …

Without Drugs, What's the Point of Bitcoin?

The trial of the Silk Road founder reveals enormous flaws in the decentralized currency.<p>The trial of Ross Ulbricht, which began last week in Manhattan, doesn't lack for entertainment value. The 30-year-old is accused of founding and administering Silk Road, an online market that allowed users to …

New Snowden documents show that the NSA and its allies are laughing at the rest of the world

Surveillance

Here's How The World's Most Advanced Missile-Defense System Works

With its unmatched precision, the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) can equalize tensions around the world with its mobility and strategic battery-unit placement: In April 2013, the Pentagon deployed a THAAD battery to Guam in order to deter North Korean provocations and further defend …

10 Things You Should Never Say to Someone in an Interracial Relationship

If you've ever dated outside of your race, then you've probably fielded some crazy, intrusive, and straight up disrespectful questions about your relationship like these.<p><b>1. Is it true what they say about "them" in bed?</b> Are you really asking me to confirm racial stereotypes about my man's endowment …

China deploys militias to guard North Korea border

China acts to secure border in Yanbian prefecture after reported killings of Chinese citizens by North Koreans<p>China is sending civilian militias to help secure the border it shares with North Korea, state media reported, after two reported killings of Chinese citizens by North Koreans.<p>The China …

Up close with Google's new and improved Project Ara prototype

Google has come a long way since it first publicly demoed a "working" Ara Prototype during Google I/O last summer. That device was big and didn't …