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Erdogan says Turkey battling 'terrorist wave' after Istanbul bombing | Reuters

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday Turkey would use all its military and intelligence might to battle “one of the biggest and bloodiest terrorist waves in its history”, after a suicide bomber killed three Israelis and an Iranian in Istanbul.<p>A police officer secures the …

Congressman Whose Parents Were Held In Japanese Internment Camps Slams Muslim 'Patrol' Plan

"We cannot ignore the lessons of history."<p>A congressman whose parents were placed in Japanese internment camps during World War II was stunned to hear Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz's suggestion that the U.S. spy on Muslim neighborhoods.<p>“Responding to Brussels [terror attacks] by …

Major businesses stand against NC anti-discrimination law

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Corporations expressed disappointment Thursday and the NCAA vowed to monitor what North Carolina does next now that the state …

Japanese fleet returns with quota of 333 whales in Antarctic

Japan's whaling fleet returned Thursday with 333 whales it caught in its first Antarctic harvest since an international court ruling stopped its hunt two years ago.<p>The Fisheries Agency said that Japanese whalers in the four-ship fleet killed 333 minke whales, filling its catch quota, during the …

The amazing musical instrument powered by marbles (VIDEO).

In the video above, every single sound you hear is being made by Swedish musician Martin Molin’s incredible Wintergatan Marble Machine. The wildly …

Four Palestinians killed in West Bank clashes

Three men shot dead during attempted attacks and fourth killed by Israeli soldiers<p>Three Palestinians have been shot dead as they carried out attacks and another has been killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers.<p>Early on Thursday a Palestinian man stabbed two security guards at an entrance to an …

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Victims of Oklahoma City Rapist Cop Speak Out

The brave woman whose refusal to stay silent led to the conviction of an Oklahoma City police officer for multiple rapes said Friday "he just picked the wrong lady to stop that night."<p>"All I can say is, I was innocent," said Jannie Ligons. "I was out there alone and helpless... He did things to me …

New ‘OpenAI’ Artificial Intelligence Group Formed By Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, And More

A Silicon Valley supergroup has united to keep AI open -- so they say<p>In the last few years, the world of artificial intelligence has mainly been dominated by large internet companies with huge computing infrastructures like Google and Facebook, or research universities like MIT or Stanford.<p>Now, …

Freddie Gray case: Defense rests in 1st officer's trial

<b>Baltimore, Maryland (CNN) —</b> After calling to the stand the mother of William Porter, the first of six Baltimore police officers to be tried for the death of Freddie Gray, Porter's defense team rested its case Friday.<p>The jury has been dismissed until Monday.<p>Helena Porter, a nursing assistant, …

Brother's Suicide Note Confession Frees Man After 15 Years in Prison for Murder

A Kansas man who spent 15 years in prison for the murder of his 14-year-old sister-in-law is now free after his brother confessed to the brutal rape and killing in a suicide note last month.<p>"It's been a long time," Floyd Bledsoe, 39, said after Kansas 2nd District Chief Judge Gary Nafziger vacated …

New documents provide details of LAUSD probe that led to firing of famed educator Rafe Esquith

The<p>Los Angeles Unified School District’s internal investigation into celebrated fifth-grade teacherRafe Esquithfound that he allegedly fondled children in the 1970s and that in recent years he inappropriately emailed former students describing them as hotties, “sexy” and referring to himself as …

Senate Science Committee hearing challenges “dogma” of climate science

Usual suspects accept Sen. Cruz’s invitation to declare the science unsettled.<p>While the eyes of the world are on Paris, where nations are hammering …

San Bernardino shooting: Couple radicalized before they met, FBI says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The husband-and-wife team behind the San Bernardino attacks had developed extremist views before they even met, the FBI director said Wednesday.<p>"They were actually radicalized before they started courting or dating each other online, and online as early as the end of 2013, they were talking …

Toxoplasma Parasite Alters Host's Personality and Brain Behavior

<b>Melbourne researchers have discovered how a common parasite hijacks host cells and stockpiles food so it can lie dormant for decades, possibly</b> …

Scalia questions place of some black students in elite colleges

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia raised eyebrows on Wednesday with a comment he made during the court's hearing of an affirmative action case, in which he seemed to suggest some African-Americans belong in lesser colleges.<p>Scalia was questioning the attorney for the University …

Homosexuality ‘may be triggered by environment after birth'

Homosexuality may be triggered by environmental factors during childhood after scientists found that genetic changes which happen after birth can determine whether a man is straight or gay.<p>The finding is highly controversial because it suggests that some men are not born gay, but are turned …

Suspects in tantra teacher's death booked on murder warrants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three young people suspected in the shooting death of a tantra yoga teacher in Northern California have been booked on murder …

ACLU Sues Benton County, Wash., For Operating 'Modern-Day Debtors Prison'

After years of drug addiction, Jayne Fuentes feels she's close to getting her life back on track, as long as she doesn't get arrested again — but not for using drugs. She fears it will be because she still owes court fines and fees, including hundreds of dollars for her public defender.<p>Fuentes …

Ex-Idaho governor sues U.S. to force disclosure of nuclear waste plan | Reuters

SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - A former Idaho governor sued the U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday seeking information he said the agency was concealing about a proposal to ship nuclear waste into the state in violation of a 20-year-old federal agreement.<p>The case puts Cecil Andrus, a Democrat who …

Airstrikes hit wedding in Yemen; as many as 135 dead

Airstrikes devastated a wedding party in southern Yemen on Monday, killing and injuring dozens, witnesses said. Medics put the death toll as high as 135, including many women and children, in the latest bombardment reported to have caused large numbers of civilian deaths and injuries.<p>The Saudi-led …

Biden Would Enter 2016 Race As Most Popular Candidate: Poll

Joe Biden hasn’t yet announced his plans for a 2016 White House bid, but a new poll shows that he would enter the race as the most popular presidential candidate if he chose to toss his hat into the ring.<p>According to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, 40 percent of Americans have a positive …

Green Beret discharged for beating alleged child rapist speaks out

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sergeant 1st Class Charles Martland, the Green Beret being separated involuntarily from the U.S. Army for kicking and body slamming an Afghan police commander he describes as a "brutal child rapist," began telling his side of the story Monday.<p>Martland is under a gag order imposed by the …

United Airlines Faces Steep Ascent In Not-So-Friendly Skies

Stepping off his recent flight from Boston at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, education consultant Debashis Sengupta looked a little surprised.<p>"The flight today was actually quite nice," says Sengupta. "No problems at all, in fact — not something I was expecting from United."<p>This frequent …

Obama swipes at Putin, Cheney and Trump in U.N. address

UNITED NATIONS — President Barack Obama took repeated swipes at Vladimir Putin, Dick Cheney and even Donald Trump, without mentioning them by name, in an address to the United Nations on Monday, holding them up as examples of forces playing off fears and attempting to pull the country and world …

Experimental transplant uses eye cells grown in a lab and if successful could be used to treat hundreds of thousands of macular degeneration sufferers in UK<p>A patient has become the first in the UK to receive an experimental stem cell treatment that has the potential to save the sight of hundreds of …

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Remains of at least 50 people, all believed to date from 11th and early 12th century, discovered during demolition work to make space for new tower<p>The bones of men who may have witnessed the tumultuous events of 1066 in Westminster Abbey, when one king was buried and two were crowned in a year, …

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Woman was visiting Dharamsala, home of Dalai Lama, when she was grabbed by two men and assaulted, as latest sexual violence case rocks country<p>An American tourist has told police she was gang-raped in northern India earlier this week, officials in the town of Dharamsala have said.<p>The 46-year-old …

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