Melissa Villalobos

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Zore X is a smart gun lock that raised almost $250K on Indiegogo

An unlocked gun can ruin more than one life. In fact, The Trace reports that toddlers shot an average of one person per week for the 2015 year, often injuring or killing themselves, because they were able to get on their hands on a gun.<p>Zore, like many new products on the market, aims to change all …

Thousands of tiny red crabs have taken over Orange County beaches

Lifeguards estimate that hundreds of thousands of the tiny crustaceans washed up Friday on beaches in Newport Beach.<p>Others were spotted in Laguna Beach.<p>The Orange County Register reports that pelagic red crabs are usually found off Baja California, but currents that are part of the El Niño weather …

'Life is horrible': Syria's Christians fear total genocide

Only a handful of mostly sick or elderly Christians remain in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, and Syrian Christians fear the forces that have brought that city’s population of Gospel followers to the brink of extinction could do the same for the entire nation.<p>An estimated dozen Christian families are …

Here's why I gave up my beloved Galaxy S7 for a boring old iPhone

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is the best smartphone I've ever used.<p>Not only is it powerful, with its VR capabilities and the best smartphone camera ever made, but it's also a gorgeous device. That slender, low-bezel frame. That metallic finish. That ultra-high-contrast milky-smooth screen.<p>Plus, you can …

Colombia seizes record cocaine haul in Turbo

<b>Police in Colombia say they have seized their largest ever domestic haul of illegal drugs - nearly eight tonnes of cocaine.</b><p>The drugs had been hidden on a banana plantation near the north-western coastal town of Turbo.<p>President Juan Manuel Santos congratulated officers on Twitter, saying: "Operation …

ISIS has a money problem

A widening income gap between ISIS fighters and regular civilians has resulted in resentment among people under the group’s control, <i>Business Insider</i> …

The Mason Jar, Reborn

How a container once integral to farming culture came to be the hipster vessel of choice: an Object Lesson<p>In the mid-1970s, my parents fled the New Jersey suburbs to build a house in rural New Hampshire, where my mother tended a large vegetable and herb garden. The growing season in New Hampshire …

New Jersey

Pope Francis holds large Mass in Philadelphia to end US visit

<b>Pope Francis has celebrated a large open-air Mass in Philadelphia, ending his six-day visit to the US.</b><p>He appealed for unity and family love, as thousands of people gathered at the city's Benjamin Franklin Parkway.<p>Earlier, the pontiff prayed with a group of victims of child sexual abuse, saying "God …

Leaked Huawei Nexus 6P reveals 4 color choices, 3450mAh battery, storage options, more

Huawei’s upcoming Nexus phone is as good as revealed already, but with further leaked evidence hitting the web over the past couple of days, there’s now very little we don’t know about the Huawei Nexus 6P. A series of images posted to Imgur (revealed by Android Police) lists many of the Nexus 6P’s …

TSA finds record number of guns in US airplane carry on luggage

US airport security agents discovered a record 67 firearms in luggage passengers intended to carry on to airplanes during one week in September, according to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).<p>US airport screenings fail to detect mock weapons in 95% of tests<p>Read more<p>Of the 67 firearms …

Flying

Mexican judge gives 520-year sentences for bar killings

<b>A Mexico City judge has sentenced three men to 520 years in jail each for their roles in the kidnapping and murder of 13 young people two years ago.</b><p>Their victims were kidnapped from a bar called Heaven not far from the city's main avenue, Paseo de la Reforma.<p>Their bodies were found three months …

Jewish groups ‘astonished’ NDP candidate not aware of Auschwitz

Jewish groups said they were astonished that an educated school trustee running for the New Democrats in the federal election reportedly said she was unfamiliar with one of the Nazis' most notorious death camps.<p>Leaders in the Jewish community reacted with dismay on Thursday after it was revealed …

Queen Elizabeth II Is Now Britain’s Longest-Reigning Monarch

Skip out of work to buy a crumpet (just find a biscuit at a deli somewhere, that will suffice); outfit yourself in a monochromatic skirt-suit with a matching hat; tell the Starbucks barista your name is “Queen.” Yes, today is a very special day, on which <b>Queen Elizabeth II</b> becomes the …

Pope Francis to Meet Privately With John Boehner

Pope Francis will have a private one-on-one meeting with House Speaker John Boehner when the Pope visits Washington, D.C. this month.<p>After the Sept. …

A 10-year-old autistic boy was kept in this cage at school

Photos have emerged of the cage installed in an Australian classroom to hold a 10-year-old boy with autism.<p>The two-metre by two-metre cage made out …

Australian Universities

Homeless Man Dies Saving Hostage Victim

He's now being celebrated in his home country as a hero.<p>A homeless man who died saving the life of a woman being held hostage by a gunman in Brazil is being hailed a hero.<p>Luiz Antonio da Silva took an unnamed woman hostage for an hour on the steps of São Paulo Cathedral Friday afternoon, according …

Sudan's security forces killed, raped and burned civilians alive, says rights group

Sudanese security forces gang-raped women in hospital, shot and burned civilians alive, and committed other appalling acts of torture during two military campaigns in Darfur, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday, urging international peacekeepers to do more to stop the atrocities.<p>In a new …

Africa

Arkansas set to resume executions after 10-year hiatus

<b>The US state of Arkansas is set to resume executing death row inmates after a 10-year hiatus brought on by legal concerns and drug shortages.</b><p>Governor Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday set the execution dates for eight men.<p>On 21 October, two inmates are scheduled to die by the state's lethal three-drug …