Melissa Lara

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Terrorism suspected in crash of Egyptian jet; 66 feared dead

CAIRO (AP) — An EgyptAir jetliner en route from Paris to Cairo with 66 people aboard veered wildly in flight and crashed in the Mediterranean Sea …

Two Los Angeles police officers charged with sexually assaulting four women

Alleged offences are said to have taken place while the pair were working together on narcotics squad in Hollywood<p>Two long-serving Los Angeles police officers have been charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting four women while on duty, prosecutors have announced.<p>James Nichols, 44, and Luis …

Five-storey building collapse in tourist heart of Istanbul

Video shows the rubble of the collapsed building near Istiklal Avenue, a major pedestrian shopping area in the city<p>A five-story building has collapsed in the Turkish city of Istanbul, with those inside escaping before they were harmed, according to local officials.<p>The Dogan news agency said the …

Apple is being sued for its use of 3D Touch

When Apple introduced Force Touch and 3D Touch into its devices, it was pegged as a big deal.<p>However, Apple’s ingenuity is being called into question by a Californian company called Immersion. The company is suing Apple for allegedly infringing upon three of its patents.<p>“It's both terrifyingly …

Wife crashes her own funeral, horrifying her husband, who had paid to have her killed

Noela Rukundo sat in a car outside her home in Melbourne, Australia, watching as the last few mourners filed out. They were leaving a funeral — her funeral.<p>Finally, she spotted the man she’d been waiting for. She stepped out of her car, and her husband put his hands on his head in horror.<p>“Is it my …

Crime

The hidden environmental factors behind the spread of Zika and other devastating diseases

The alarming spread of the Zika virus — caused in major part by the infamous Aedes aegypti mosquito, which can also carry dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya virus — is looking more and more like a public health catastrophe. But it’s also, say experts, something else: The latest example of how …

Public Health

El Salvador urges against pregnancies until 2018 as Zika virus spreads | Reuters

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador on Thursday urged women in the Central American nation to avoid getting pregnant until 2018 to avoid their children developing birth defects from the mosquito-borne Zika virus which has rampaged through the Americas.<p>A man walks away from his home with his son as …

Defense chief: US sailors made navigational error in Iran

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday it appears a navigational error caused the crews of two Navy boats to stray into …