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Police: Minnesota teen planned school massacre

A teenage boy had a plan.<p>According to authorities in Waseca, Minnesota, John David LaDue, 17, was going to kill his family, start a diversionary fire, set off bombs at an area school, kill the resource officer there and then shoot students.<p>CNN does not usually publish the names of minors charged …

Southern California Blaze Kicks Off What Could Be Especially Dangerous Wildfire Season

As he looks ahead to summer, firefighter Steve Abbott is worried about the down and dead. The term refers to the dry, lifeless leaves and branches …

U.S. one of few countries with rise in maternal deaths

The United States is one of just eight countries in the world where deaths related to pregnancy and childbirth rose between 2003 and 2013, a new report says. That puts it in the company of countries such as Afghanistan, Belize and El Salvador.<p>While U.S. maternal mortality rates remain lower than …

The Ocean Floor Is Littered with Humanity's Garbage

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Down at the bottom of the ocean, it's not just thermal vents and whale bones. There's a vast …

Pollution

No serious impacts after Virginia oil train derailment, officials say

Nearly a tanker's worth of crude oil may have spilled into the James River or burned off after a train derailment in Virginia this week, but authorities have not detected any serious environmental impacts.<p>"At this time we expect downstream impacts to the environment and drinking water to be minimal …

Oil & Gas Industry

'Ice tsunami' Pushes Close to Michigan Homes

The ice tsunami, as local residents are calling it, pushes dangerously close to homes and other buildings.

Tsunamis

Marine held in Mexican prison on weapons charges

A Marine sergeant is being held on weapons charges in the notorious La Mesa prison near Tijuana after driving into Mexico with three firearms.<p>Andrew Tahmooressi, 25, who served three tours in Afghanistan, including during the battle in Marjah, mistakenly crossed the border with a shotgun, handgun …

Military

Obama deeply troubled by US death penalty

The US president Barack Obama has called the botched execution of an Oklahoma man "deeply troubling" and said there were problems around the application of the death penalty in the US.<p>Speaking on Friday at the White House, Obama said he would ask Attorney General Eric Holder to analyse the problems …

Jury Orders Samsung to Pay Apple $119.6M in Patent Infringement Case

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A California jury determined Friday that Samsung infringed Apple smartphone patents and awarded $120 million in damages.<p>The panel delivered its verdict in federal court in the latest lawsuit involving the two tech giants. It also ruled that Apple infringed Samsung patents and …

Mobile

FBI chief: more Americans joining Syrian war

The flow of foreign fighters into Syria has grown in the last few months, with dozens of Americans joining the country's civil war alongside thousands of Europeans, the director of the FBI has said.<p>Speaking to reporters at FBI headquarters on Friday, James Comey said he was "determined" to keep any …

Driver dies as car explodes in latest Cairo blast

Militants step up attacks on security forces with spate of deadly explosions across Egypt's capital<p>A driver was killed on Friday when his car exploded in central Cairo, Egypt's interior ministry said, hours after bombers killed a policeman and a soldier.<p>The reason behind the blast was unclear, the …

Extremism

Father and son arrested in shooting deaths of two Alaska troopers

A father and son from a remote village west of Fairbanks have been arrested in a shooting incident that left two Alaska state troopers dead and the tight-knit law enforcement community in the Last Frontier reeling.<p>The bodies of Sgt. Patrick "Scott" Johnson, 45, and Trooper Gabriel Rich, 26, were …

Crime

Nineteen hurt in New York subway derailment

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City subway train carrying 1,000 riders derailed on Friday morning while traveling through a tunnel in the borough of Queens, injuring 19 people, city fire officials said.<p>Fifteen people escaped with minor injuries while four more were transported to a hospital with …

Beached Whale in New Jersey Becomes Frat Graffiti Mural

The corpse of a beached Minke whale in New Jersey became a canvas for graffiti artists, Atlantic City police confirmed Thursday.<p>The whale was …

Associated Press News

Botched Oklahoma execution is 'deeply troubling,' Obama says

President Obama says the botched execution of an Oklahoma inmate this week shows that there are problems with how the death penalty is administered in the United States, adding he will ask the attorney general to undertake an analysis of the punishment.<p>Speaking to reporters Friday at a joint news …

Criminal Justice

Dozens of Muslims killed in ethnic violence in north-east India

Police arrest 22 people and army called in to restore order in Assam state after 29 killed and many houses burned<p>Nearly 30 Muslims have been killed and houses burned in the worst outbreak of ethnic violence in the remote north-eastern region of India in two years, officials have said.<p>Police …

Illegal drones ruining Yosemite's natural beauty, rangers say

Yosemite National Park issued a warning Friday, and it didn't have to do with bears or hazardous park conditions. The new concern: Unmanned drone aircraft.<p>There are numerous videos on YouTube in which drones are used to take in the scenic beauty.<p>Rangers said enough is enough.<p>"The park has …

National Parks

Several dead as Bangladesh ferry sinks

At least six people have died after a ferry capsized while caught in a storm in the south of Bangladesh, a government official says.<p>The ferry, <i>MV Shatil,</i> sank in the middle of a river near Kalagasia, some 200km south of the capital Dhaka, and 19 others were reported to be missing.<p>"About a dozen …

Spy Plane Fries Air Traffic Control Computers, Shuts Down LAX

A relic from the Cold War appears to have triggered a software glitch at a major air traffic control center in California Wednesday that led to delays and cancellations of hundreds of flights across the country, sources familiar with the incident told NBC News.<p>On Wednesday at about 2 p.m., …

Aviation

Bangladeshi navy ships search Bay of Bengal for traces of Flight 370

Three Bangladeshi navy ships have begun searching the Bay of Bengal for traces of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, but have yet to find anything, a commander said Friday.<p>The ships are operating off a tip from an Australian company that claims to have found possible traces of an underwater …

Police: Woman's gut feeling thwarts planned school massacre, family murder

When Chelsie Shellhas saw a tall young man slip into a storage locker and shut the door behind him one evening this week, it just looked wrong. She dialed 911.<p>Her instincts were right: Behind the door were bomb-making materials, police in Waseca, Minnesota, said Thursday. Her call thwarted a …

Teenage stowaway who survived flight in jet wheel well leaves Hawaii

Hawaii official says youth no longer in state, but did not specify how or when Yahya Abdi left or with whom he traveled<p>The 15-year-old boy who survived a five-and-a-half-hour flight from California to Hawaii in a jet's wheel well has left the state, an official said late on Friday.<p>Kayla Rosenfeld, …

Apple Wins Patent Battle With Samsung, But Is Losing the War

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The legal front in the smartphone wars between Apple and Samsung picked up steam yesterday after a …