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Egypt's Golden Empire . Special Features . A Day in the Life . Pharaoh

<b>The sun rises on yet another bright day in ancient Egypt. A man wakes up, but this isn't any ordinary man: this is the pharaoh.</b><p>This is the last time …

Exam cheat jailed for hacking into university computer system

Court hears University of Birmingham student Imran Uddin, 25, used a keyboard spying device to steal staff passwords and then upped five exam marks<p>A university student who hacked into a computer system to improve his grades is thought to be the first ever British student to be jailed for …

Hubble Space Telescope celebrated 25 years on

From helping to determine the age of the universe to proving the existence of black holes, the $2.5bn Hubble Space Telescope has been a hugely powerful tool of scientific discovery.<p>Friday marks 25 years since the telescope was first launched. <br>It was not the first space telescope, but when it was …

Public Health

PEI doctor rescues man who fell onto subway tracks in Washington

A Charlottetown doctor says he didn't hesitate because there was no time to waste when he jumped from a subway platform in Washington, D.C., earlier this week to rescue a disabled man in a wheelchair who toppled onto the tracks.<p>David Silverberg, a 66-year-old neurologist, said Friday he looked into …


Relics return home: Egypt receives smuggled antiquities from US

History returns home as 2.3million euros worth of smuggled antiquities arrived in back in Egypt.<p>Some 123 artifacts were seized by US customs as part of a five year investigation into international smuggling networks dubbed Operation Mummy’s Curse.<p>One item, a 2,300 year-old sarcophagus was found in …

World War II

Videos of individual police encounters are part of a bigger picture

A spate of videos has brought what looks like police brutality into our living rooms.<p>Logic says these incidents are aberrations; that's what makes them news. But I'm having trouble clearing my mind of those ugly scenes — and I know I'm not alone.<p>Are these just individual cops gone rogue? Or are …

Health Care

Two women held captive in Ohio house of horrors for decade release memoir | Fox News

When Amanda Berry's toddler daughter had night terrors and started screaming and running around the room, Berry couldn't always get to her — because she was chained and couldn't move that far.<p>Big, heavy chains were a regular part of Berry's life for years as she, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight …


Mom involved in international custody fight freed from New Jersey jail, reuniting with child | Fox News

A southern New Jersey woman jailed in an international custody dispute has been freed after spending more than eight years behind bars and is likely to be reunited with her daughter who's been without either parent for nearly a decade.<p>Forty-nine-year-old María Jose Carrascosa, a native of Spain, …

New Jersey
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
Live Music

UN chief asks Indonesia not to execute drug convicts

Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary-general, has appealed to Indonesia to stop the planned executions of nine prisoners within days for drug-related crimes.<p>The nine - from Australia, Nigeria, Brazil, Ghana, the Philippines, and Indonesia - have been transported to the high-security prison island of …


'New rebels' seek control of federal land

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — A growing movement to transfer federal land to state control in Western states, where the federal government is a big landowner, is drawing comparisons to the Sagebrush Rebellion of the 1970s and running into strong resistance from conservation and sportsmen groups.<p>At issue is …

Coast Guard

Minneapolis-St. Paul airport police reportedly shoot suspicious person

A Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport police officer reportedly shot a suspicious person in the Hertz rental car area Saturday night.<p>Chris Hogan, a police spokesman, told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that airport police received a call about two suspicious people in the rental car area on …

François Hollande
Border Crossings

Famous New York City deli closed over gas line issue

New York's famous Carnegie Deli has been closed so utility workers can investigate a possible illegal gas hookup.<p>A recording at the restaurant's phone number Saturday says it is closed for repairs related to the city's gas utility, Con Edison.<p>But Con Edison spokesman Bob McGee says utility crews …


The 18 most hotly contested islands in the world

The biggest disputes range from the Arctic to Croatia to north of Samoa, and some of the competing claims were made centuries ago.


Europe recalls the horror 70 years after Nazi camps liberated

At the site of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany, the president of the World Jewish Congress, Ronald Lauder, recalled the shock of the first images to emerge from the camp when it was liberated 70 years ago.<p>"We saw the bulldozers pushing naked bodies into open pits. The walking …

World History
Girl Scouts

Report: Panel wants White House to stop threatening US families willing to pay ransom for hostages

A review panel is purportedly set to recommend that the White House drop its threat to prosecute Americans who try to negotiate with foreign kidnappers or pay ransom to them for family members.<p>According to ABC News, which first reported the story, the news comes from one of three “senior officials” …