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Jerry Heller Expresses Himself

At age 8, Jerry Heller was dodging beatings by the Polish kids on the west side of Cleveland. At age 11, he had his first gun: a .26 caliber Mauser a …

Chinese firefighters paid high price in blasts that water may have triggered

The burned-out husk of a fire engine sits amid a field of rubble, its windows blown out, hoses and candy apple-red helmets scattered across the charred earth.<p>The haunting image, captured on video, went viral on China's social media networks after massive explosions Wednesday that killed at least 85 …

Samsung made the world's largest hard drive, with nearly 16TB of storage

That's a lot of storage in a tiny space<p>There's a thing called the Flash Memory Summit in California, because of course there is. And there, <i>Golem.de</i> reports, Samsung has introduced the PM1633a. It's a terrible name for a wonderful thing: the world's largest hard drive, packed into a 2.5-inch case. …

Isil used chemical weapons against Kurds in Iraq, say German troops

German troops involved in coalition training mission in Iraq report that Isil fighters have used chemical weapons on a Kurdish militia<p>German troops involved in a coalition training mission in Iraq have reported that Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) fighters have used chemical weapons on …

Lavender Theme Park Blooms in China

China

Has Nefertiti's tomb finally been found?

<b>(CNN) —</b> A British archaeologist has been given the go-ahead by Egyptian authorities to search Tutankhamun's tomb for the final resting place of Nefertiti.<p>Nicholas Reeves, along with Mamdouh Eldamaty, the country's Minister of Antiquities, and a group of experts will enter the boy king's burial …

Baghdad truck bombing kills 62; Islamic State claims responsibility

A massive truck bomb ripped through a popular Baghdad food market in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood early Thursday, killing at least 62 people, police officials said.<p>Islamic Stateclaimed responsibility for the blast, saying it targeted a gathering place of Shiites, and vowed more attacks.<p>The …

Chinese Port City Tianjin Searches for Clues After Devastating Blasts

Dozens dead and hundreds injured as videos showed flaming debris raining down<p>BEIJING—Authorities on Thursday raised the death toll from explosions in the northeastern coastal city of Tianjin to at least 50, with some 700 others hospitalized, as they searched for the cause of twin blasts large …

China

What the Iran-Deal Debate Is Like in Iran

The agreement has divided Iranians into camps that could shape the future of the country.<p>The nuclear deal with Iran has sparked a vigorous debate not only in the United States, but in Iran as well. The discussion of the agreement among Iranians at times echoes the American discussion, but is also …

South Asia

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

The Man Who Found the Titanic Is Not Done Yet

Thirty years ago, Bob Ballard discovered the wreck of the Titanic. He could have stopped there. Yet today, at seventy-three, he remains the world's most vigorous ocean explorer.<p>September 1, 1985, 1:05 a.m., the North Atlantic<p>Robert Ballard is belowdecks on the R/V <i>Knorr,</i> a 279-foot research vessel …

Seafloor

Kids With Parents In Prison Often Deal With Untreated Trauma

Millions of American kids have an incarcerated parent, which can trigger PTSD, depression, and other mental health disorders. A unique Brooklyn organization is trying to help, one family at a time.<p>Arlene Adams killed her partner with the knife she kept in bed with her.<p>Adams, then 21, had just put …

Inside the GOP Clown Car

T<p>he thing is, when you actually think about it, it's not funny. Given what's at stake, it's more like the opposite, like the first sign of the …

Ferguson, in their own words

In Their Words<p>Ferguson, one year later<p>In Their Words<p>Ferguson, one year later<p>One year ago, the St. Louis suburb became the focus of national attention …

Justice

Growing Up Trump

Twenty-five years ago, Donald Trump had already achieved no small measure of success. His unmistakable buildings speckled the sprawls of Manhattan …

China Cut Its Currency — And Touched Your Life. Here's How

When China suddenly cut the value of its currency Tuesday, investors everywhere were caught off guard.<p>And they didn't like it. They sent both stock and commodity prices much lower. Even interest rates fell.<p>Now maybe you are wondering: Huh? What does this China move mean for me?<p><b>Before we get to</b> …

Commodities

Italian woman reunited with daughter she had with Nazi soldier 70 years ago

Italian woman, now 91, fell in love with a soldier during Second World War, but their baby girl was soon taken away from her<p>After more than 70 years of separation, an Italian woman and the daughter she had with a German soldier during the Second World War have finally been reunited.<p>The Italian …

The Resurrection of America's Slums

After falling in the 1990s, the number of poor people living in high-poverty areas has been growing fast.<p>Half a century after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a war on poverty, the number of Americans living in slums is rising at an extraordinary pace.<p>The number of people living in high-poverty …

Income Inequality

Ruth Bader Ginsburg reveals the 'most disappointing' Supreme Court decision of her career

Speaking at an event at the Duke University School of Law on Wednesday, Ginsburg said the decision was the "most disappointing" ruling of her time on the bench, according to The New York Times, "because of what has happened to elections in the United States and the huge amount of money it takes to …

A Little-Noticed Supreme Court Case Could Deny Justice For Sandra Bland

The court in June immunized jail officials who failed to prevent an inmate's suicide.<p>Sandra Bland's mother, Geneva Reed-Veal, wants a federal court in Texas to get to the bottom of what happened to her daughter, whose traffic stop and jail cell death have become a fresh rallying cry for …

Republican debate gets record viewership; Trump rockets to top of opinion polls

The Republican candidates' debate on Fox News Channel attracted 24 million viewers, more than double the prior record for a presidential primary …

Government

70 Years Since the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Japan

Aeronautics