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Teen allegedly beaten by Israeli police returns home to U.S.

The 15-year-old boy allegedly beaten by Israeli police early this month returned to his family in Florida late Wednesday.<p>Tariq Khdeir arrived at Tampa International Airport shortly before 11 p.m. to a cheering crowd of friends and family.<p>Tariq was arrested and beaten July 3 during a clash with …

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The CIA's cute first tweet can't cover its bloody tracks

In the latest CIA coup, America's leading spooks have sent the Twittersphere into a frenzy with their chucklesome debut on social media: "We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet." How droll! More than a quarter of a million people have retweeted what has been described as "the …

Apple To Abandon Headphone Jack? Beats Deal Suddenly Makes Sense

<i>[Editor's note: The original headline stated as fact that Apple was abandoning the headphone jack. This is informed opinion, so we added a question mark.]</i><p>Suddenly why Apple spent a seemingly ludicrous $3.2 billion buying Beats is starting to make sense. The reason: Apple is being more Apple than we …

Obama To Issue Executive Action Easing Student Loan Debt Pressures

WASHINGTON, June 8 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will issue an executive action on Monday aimed at making it easier for young people to avoid trouble repaying student loans, a White House official said on Sunday.<p>The president will sign an order directing the secretary of education to ensure …

Drone Strike in Yemen Kills 12 al Qaeda Militants, Civilians: Report

An air strike killed 12 people, including 9 al Qaeda members, in the central Yemeni province of al-Bayda on Saturday, a Yemen Ministry of Interior spokesman told NBC News.<p>Tribal sources said a drone had been circling the region for days. They said the drone struck two cars early Saturday that the …

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Bodyweight Workout For Your Morning Routine | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Chad Howse.</i><p>Have you ever intended to work out in the afternoon or evening but didn’t get a chance to and …

5 Moves to Lose Love Handles

Shares 12K<p>Love handles: nobody likes them, nobody wants them. But how do we get rid of them? <b>The following exercises make for a great workout routine</b> …

Gear Closet: iLand Fly Solar Charging System

As high tech gadgets have become more prevalent on our outdoor adventures, the ability to keep them charged while away from home has become more of a …

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Dubai Sets A World Record With The World's Largest Fireworks Display On New Year's Eve

It's another feather in Dubai's hat: The city appears to have broken the record for the largest fireworks display of all time this New Year's Eve. Guinness World Record adjudicators were on hand to record the attempt.<p>The pyrotechnic feat included more than 500,000 fireworks and took six minutes to …

Yellowstone volcano would be 2,000 times the size of Mount St Helens

New study reveals that the magma chamber beneath Yellowstone National Park more than double the size previously thought and a potential supervolcano would erupt with mammoth force<p>The hot molten rock beneath Yellowstone National Park is 2 ½ times larger than previously estimated, meaning the park's …

NSA officials consider Edward Snowden amnesty in return for documents

National Security Agency officials are considering a controversial amnesty that would return Edward Snowden to the United States, in exchange for the extensive document trove the whistleblower took from the agency.<p>An amnesty, which does not have the support of the State Department, would represent …

Judge: NSA program likely unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled Monday that the National Security Agency program which collects information on nearly all telephone calls made to, from or within the United States is likely unconstitutional.<p>U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon found that the program appears to violate the Fourth Amendment …

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Alien Cockroach Species Invading the U.S.

<b>New York City, home to eight million people and untold numbers of cockroaches, just got a few more of the latter.</b><p>A newly seen species, <i>Periplaneta japonica,</i> has just been <i></i>discovered in New York’s elevated High Line park. As its name implies, the cockroach is native to Japan, and this is the first …

As Inflation Soars, Venezuela's Leader Opts For Drastic Steps

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has closely followed the economic policies of his predecessor, and by one measure, he has already outpaced Hugo Chavez — inflation.<p>Inflation has hit 54 percent this year, giving Venezuela one of the highest rates in the world and far surpassing the relatively …

New Record for Coldest Place on Earth, in Antarctica

Scientists measure lowest temperature on Earth via satellites.<p><b>If you think this winter is cold, be glad you're not in Antarctica.</b><p><b>Using new satellite data, scientists have measured the most frigid temperature ever recorded on the continent's eastern highlands: about -136°F (-93°C)—colder than dry</b> …

Unarmed Man Charged With Assaulting Bystanders Who Were Actually Shot by Police

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A police shooting incident near Times Square back in September, has led to a unique legal situation …

Israel to compensate settlers financially harmed by EU funding ban

Israel will compensate settlers and settler institutions that suffer financial damage from the European Union's ban on transferring scientific …

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Suspected U.S. Drone Strike Kills At Least 2 In Pakistan

Pakistani officials said Friday that a suspected U.S. drone strike in the country's tribal belt has killed at least two people and injured several others. The incident comes amid growing controversy in Pakistan over American drone attacks.<p>NPR's Philip Reeves filed this report for our Newscast …

BBC News (World) on Twitter: "Story behind the headlines: Why China & Japan are in dispute over islands http://t.co/yQY2py4OSG & http://t.co/tEZ2dWlWAh"

New conversation<p>End of conversation<p>Replying to @<b>BBCWorld</b><p>“@<b>BBCWorld</b>: Story behind the headlines: Why China & Japan are in dispute over islands …

China scrambles jets after US and Japan enter air zone

China sends fighters to identify and follow flights by US and Japan in its newly established maritime air defence zone over the East China Sea<p>China said it launched two fighter planes on Friday to investigate flights by a dozen US and Japanese reconnaissance and military planes in its new …

Afghanistan's cannabis production rises

The amount of Afghan farmland planted with cannabis fell by nearly a fifth last year after one province launched a fierce eradication campaign, but a bumper crop meant that actual production rose compared with 2011, according to the UN.<p>Officials in southern Uruzgan province, which borders Kandahar …

Egypt athlete 'stripped of gold medal' for Morsi support

<b>An Egyptian kung fu champion has been stripped of a gold medal after showing support for ousted President Mohammed Morsi, according to his family.</b><p>Mohammed Youssef has also been banned from representing his country.<p>Mr Youssef was photographed at a tournament in Russia wearing a T-shirt with a symbol …

Time passes more slowly for flies, study finds

Flies avoid being swatted in just the same way Keanu Reeves dodges flying bullets in the movie The Matrix – by watching time pass slowly.<p>To the insect, that rolled-up newspaper moving at lightning speed might as well be inching through thick treacle.<p>Like Reeves standing back and side-stepping …