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South America's largest city is almost out of water

Imagine this: São Paulo, South America’s largest city and economic hub, running out of water by June. That's what Brazil's federal government predicted just weeks ago.<p>The region is in its worst drought in 80 years. The reservoir that supplies half the city is just over 10 percent full. The …

Brazil

Man who subdued gunman in 2011 Arizona shooting rampage dies | Reuters

PHOENIX (Reuters) - A man hailed as a hero for tackling a gunman outside an Arizona grocery store in a 2011 shooting rampage that killed six people and wounded then-U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others has died, friends said on Thursday.<p>Retired U.S. Army Colonel Bill Badger arrives …

U.S. Army

Ebola Deaths Top 10,000

More than 10,000 people have died from Ebola in West Africa, according to new numbers released Thursday.<p>The World Health Organization found that …

Disease
Law Enforcement

Brazil passes a new law specifically outlawing female homicide — femicide

Every Brazilian woman knows Maria da Penha's story.<p>Penha is an educated woman, a biologist. While da Penha was doing her graduate studies in São Paolo, she met her future husband, got married and had children. Then her husband turned violent, says Jacqueline Pitanguy, a sociologist and director of …

Dilma Rousseff

Transit police shoot man dead in Washington, D.C., subway tunnel | Reuters

(Reuters) - Transit police in Washington, D.C., fatally shot a man they encountered in a subway tunnel without authorization on Thursday, officials said.<p>Washington Metro Transit police responded to a report of a man on the tracks from a subway operator shortly before 9 p.m. local time, Metro …

San Francisco
Africa

Ex-'Survivor' Producer Beresford-Redman Convicted in Wife's Death

Former "Survivor" producer Bruce Beresford-Redman was convicted in Mexico over the death of his wife but will appeal the decision, his family said Thursday.<p>The 43-year-old was sentenced to 12 years in prison over the death of Monica Burgos during a family vacation at a Cancun resort in 2010.<p>Her …

Crime

N. Korea fires seven missiles into sea

**** DO NOT DELETE OR REMOVE - BREAKING NEWS LOGO **** ©<p>Seoul (AFP) - North Korea fired seven missiles into the sea off its East Coast on Thursday, the South Korean Defence Ministry said Friday.<p>A ministry spokesman could not immediately confirm the types of missile, but the Yonhap news agency said …

North Korea

Suspect in Mali restaurant attack killed during arrest attempt - officials | Reuters

BAMAKO (Reuters) - A man suspected of being involved in a restaurant attack in Mali’s capital last week was fatally wounded when a grenade he was carrying went off during a shoot-out with security agents trying to arrest him, officials said.<p>Special forces tracked down the suspect, identified as …

Extremism

Kenya Police: 3 people killed in attack on governor's convoy

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Islamic militants attacked a governor's convoy in north Kenya on Friday for the second time in five months, killing three people, a police official said.<p>Five others are in critical condition following the attack on Mandera governor Ali Roba's convoy about 27 kilometers from …

Extremism

Coroner: 19-year-old killed by officer shot in head, torso

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A 19-year-old biracial man who was unarmed when killed by a white Madison police officer was shot in his head, right arm and torso, according to preliminary autopsy reports released Friday.<p>The reports from the Dane County Medical Examiner don't say how many times Tony Robinson …

U.S. Department of Justice

Lifestyle | Fox News

Drought forces Brazilians to curb their addiction to multiple daily showers

Brazil is in the grip of a huge drought, and the country faces a special challenge as it tries to curb water use: showers.<p>Brazilians love their showers. Many shower three times a day, and the AP reports that Brazilians are "the world's most frequent bathers, taking on average 12 showers a week, …

Brazil

New Photos Show Osama Bin Laden in 1990s Hideout

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Osama Bin Laden

'Slender Man' stabbing suspects to be tried as adults

The two girls charged with trying to kill a classmate in a plot allegedly inspired by the fictional character "Slender Man" must stand trial as adults, a judge ruled Friday.<p>Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser, both 12 at the time of the attack, face attempted murder charges in the May 31, 2014, attack …

Beer brand discord leads to Louisiana shooting: police | Reuters

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - An argument between a 64-year-old man who wanted a Budweiser beer and his friend who handed him a can of Busch instead ended when the disgruntled recipient shot the other man in the arm, wounding him in a Louisiana parking lot, police said on Friday.<p>The incident, which …

New Orleans

Sigma Alpha Epsilon gets death threats after racist video

<b>An Oklahoma fraternity whose members were filmed chanting a racist song has received death threats, a lawyer said.</b><p>Stephen Jones did not detail the threats that the University of Oklahoma students had received, but said authorities had been alerted.<p>The local chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon hired Mr …

Rights & Freedoms

Military helicopter had aborted training mission before fatal crash, official says

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Black Hawk helicopter that went down in waters off the Florida Panhandle three days ago -- killing 11 service members -- had aborted a training mission due to bad weather before it crashed, a military official said Friday.<p>On the same day that officials released the names of the seven …

Military

Cameroon says treats Boko Haram suspects humanely despite prison deaths | Reuters

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Cameroon is treating hundreds of suspected Boko Haram militants in its prisons humanely despite the death of 25 in a prison cell last December, a government minister said on Friday, rejecting a rights group report that accused the army of abuses.<p>Information Minister Issa …

Africa

Human rights concerns limit U.S. intelligence, military aid to Nigeria | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is limiting its intelligence and military aid to Nigeria during Boko Haram’s deadly insurgency due to concerns over the country’s human rights record, U.S. officials say.<p>Boko Haram has killed thousands of people in northeastern Nigeria in its six-year …

Africa

Oklahoma fraternity members received death threats, attorney says

The attorney hired by the<p>University of Oklahomafraternity at the center of a national firestorm over a racially charged video clip said members had received death threats in recent days, and he questioned whether the organization's free-speech rights had been violated by both the university and the …

How Colombia went from murder capital to tech powerhouse

When Mark Zuckerberg hosted Facebook's first overseas town hall meeting, he didn't go to Beijing, London or Dubai.<p>Instead, Zuckerberg went to Bogota, a city once known for drug kingpins and murder. Now, Colombia may be Latin America's best comeback story.<p>"It's great to be here in Bogota," …

South America

Terminator draws closer with shape-shifting liquid metal motor

Using gallium, a metal with a very low melting point, researchers have developed a self-powered, shape-shifting liquid metal motor.<p>There are some concepts from sci-fi that really should never, ever see the light of day. The T-1000 -- the murderous robot made of shifting liquid metal -- is arguably …

Engineering

The NYPD may be editing the Wikipedia pages of people it killed

Computers linked to the department made numerous edits to pages on high-profile deaths<p>A report from <i>Capital New York</i> has traced edits made on the Wikipedia pages of three men killed by New York Police Department officers to computers operating on the department's network at One Police Plaza. Entries …

NYPD

This Could Be Apple's Secret Apple Watch Strategy

In Apple CEO Tim Cook’s words, the Apple Watch is “incredibly beautiful.” But some are saying it’s “incredibly unnecessary.”<p>Apple followers haven’t …

Smartwatches

A man’s fake Facebook suicide post gets him detained

Shane Tusch found out the hard way that Facebook’s suicide prevention tool works — sort of. In fact, what began as a test of the system landed him in mental health facilities for about 70 hours.<p>A few weeks ago, Tusch, 48, read about Facebook’s plans to enhance its suicide prevention program, which …

Mental Health

What Happens When an Eclipse Hits the World's Most Solar-Powered Country?

Germany is gearing up for an unusual challenge to its clean-energy revolution.<p><i>This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>On March 20, Europe will experience a total solar eclipse for a few hours in the morning. The last time …

This is a $10,000 iPhone

Here's a phone to match the gold Apple Watch. The security-enhanced KryptAll K iPhone comes coated in 24 karats for $10,000. At the Luxury Technology Show in New York, Bridget Carey peeks into the lifestyles of the rich and techie.

Apple Watch