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British and Australian navies seize largest ever heroin haul at sea

The drugs had an estimated British street value of more than £140 million<p>A joint operation by the British and Australian navies seized the largest ever haul of heroin at sea, weighing 1,032 kilogrammes, the Ministry of Defence announced last night.<p>The drugs, with an estimated British street value …

Saudi Arabia says MERS virus cases top 300

Saudi Arabia said it had discovered 14 more cases of the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the kingdom, bringing the total number to 313.<p>A health ministry statement on Friday said the new cases had been reported in the capital Riyadh, the coastal city of Jeddah and in …

Divers find 48 bodies in S Korea ferry cabin

Divers have pulled 48 bodies from a single room of the sunken South Korean ferry, search officials have said.<p>They said on Friday that only 35 of the ferry's 111 rooms have been searched so far, Yonhap news agency reported.<p>The room where they had found the bodies was designed to accommodate only 38 …

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12-year-old girl abducted at Reagan National Airport in 'extreme danger'<p>Police bodycam captures rescue of choking toddler<p>Suspect in murder of Houston …

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Gap year teen dies after Amazonian drug ritual

British national Henry Miller reportedly found dead on side of the road by police after taking the hallucinogenic yage in Colombia<p>A British teenager is reported to have died in South America after taking hallucinogenic drugs during a tribal ritual.<p>The man, named as Henry Miller, 19, from Bristol, …

Last remaining Titanic letter up for auction

The one-of-a-kind artifact from the Titanic tragedy could be sold for £100,000 at an auction in Wiltshire<p>The only surviving letter believed to have been written on board Titanic is expected to fetch up to £100,000 when it goes under the hammer today.<p>The letter, written on Titanic stationery, was …

Ukrainian separatist leader defends capture of 'Nato spies'

An alleged Russian colonel commanding the separatist uprising in Ukraine broke cover yesterday, and said his militia in the eastern town of Slavyansk would not release a group of EU military observers kidnapped on Friday.<p>Igor Strelkov – whom Ukraine's intelligence service describes as a wanted …

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Worker lauded for inviting teen with autism to help him stock supermarket<p>Good Samaritans join police in dramatic car fire rescue: Video<p>Officer …

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California mom arrested in baby's fatal stabbing

LIVERMORE, Calif. (AP) — A police official says a young mother has been arrested in California on suspicion of stabbing her infant to death after first attempting suicide at a popular park.<p>Officers responding to reports of a car collision Saturday at Del Valle Regional Park east of San Francisco …

South Side crash leaves 2 dead, 3 critically injured

Two people were killed and three others critically injured when a car struck a concrete pillar early this morning at the intersection of West Pershing Road and South Western Avenue, according to police.<p>About 3:15 a.m., a silver car traveling northbound struck a viaduct support beam in the 3800 …

The New American Dream Is Living in a City, Not Owning a House in the Suburbs

In June 2002, several years before the peak of the housing boom, President George W. Bush famously proclaimed that the American Dream is to own a …

Shootings leave 1 dead, 8 hurt across city

A 21-year-old woman was shot to death on the Northwest Side early this morning, and other shootings in the city have left eight people hurt since late Saturday afternoon.<p>The fatal shooting happened about 12:25 a.m. Sunday after an apparent exchange of words on the street near the intersection of …

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Canada’s restaurant sector is warning of reduced hours and the possibility that some businesses may have to shut down in response to the federal government’s decision to to impose an immediate moratorium on allowing restaurants to hire temporary foreign workers.<p>Joyce Reynolds, Executive …

New Georgia Gun Law Sparks Controversy

A new gun law in Georgia is giving gun owners the go-ahead to pack heat in some pretty surprising places. A bar owner must now opt out if they want guns banned on the premises. And unless a police officer witnesses a crime, they are banned from asking individuals who brandish a gun to show their …

Eyes Over Compton: How Police Spied on a Whole City

A sergeant in the L.A. County Sheriff's Department compared the experiment to Big Brother, even though he went ahead with it willingly. Is your city next?<p>This is the future if nothing is done to stop it.<p>In a secret test of mass surveillance technology, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department …

Microsoft loses longtime Windows and Office leader Antoine Leblond

Antoine Leblond, a longtime Windows and Office executive at Microsoft, is leaving the company, according to Re/Code.<p>Leblond worked at Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft for nearly 25 years. But he was moved aside in a reorganization last year. He is leaving the company on Monday.<p>“After almost 25 years, …

San Francisco Giants (and most of MLB) adopt Apple's iBeacon for an enhanced ballpark experience

"It's kind of a no-brainer." That's what the San Francisco Giants' Chief Information Officer, Bill Schlough, said when asked why the team is implementing Apple's iBeacon technology this season.<p>For the uninitiated, iBeacon is a small Apple device that communicates with iPhones through Bluetooth to …

Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart

It’s no secret that the world’s population is on the move, but it’s rare to get a glimpse of where that flow is happening. In a study released in Science, a team of geographers used data snapshots to create a broad analysis of global migrations over 20 years.<p>The study was conducted by three …

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Obama's proposal on NSA phone records draws support

WASHINGTON — President Obama's proposal to balance national security and privacy concerns by stopping the government from storing records of millions of phone calls from the U.S. — on condition the data remain accessible from the telecommunications companies — won diverse backing on Sunday.<p>Two …

Man arrested for scaling W.H. fence

WASHINGTON — The Secret Service said Sunday a man has been arrested after he climbed over a fence at the White House.<p>Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said the man climbed over the fence around 4 p.m. Sunday and was immediately arrested. The White House briefly went into lockdown after the …

Too Conservative for the Tea Party?

Obama’s distant cousin is trying to win a Senate seat. It’s not going well.<p><b>OVERLAND PARK</b> —In a small office in this Kansas City suburb, Milton Wolf—doctor, columnist, distant cousin of Barack Obama—tells two dozen supporters he would make a better U.S. senator than the incumbent, Pat Roberts.<p>“He’s …

FORMER DEPUTY CIA DIRECTOR: If Putin Wanted To He Could Take A Third Of Ukraine

Former CIA deputy director Michael Morell said Sunday that with the tens of thousands of troops Russia has amassed on the Ukrainian border, Russia could take "one-third" of Ukraine if President Vladimir Putin "wanted to."<p>"The capabilities of those troops would be to take perhaps a third of Ukraine …