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2 children, great-grandmother perish in California wildfire

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — The death count from a Northern California wildfire rose to five Saturday after two young children and their great-grandmother who had been unaccounted for were confirmed dead.<p>"My babies are dead," Sherry Bledsoe said through tears after she and family members met with Shasta …

Northern California

132 die in Pakistan election violence ahead of Sharif return

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — The deadliest attacks in Pakistan's troubled election campaign killed at least 132 people, including a candidate, on Friday just before the arrest of disgraced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif upon his return to the country.<p>In the southwestern province of Baluchistan, a …

Sneaky plane luggage trick which could see you get your suitcase back first

It's a scenario most people have encountered when travelling.<p>You've all dutifully filed out of the plane, eager and ready to being your holiday, all …

As Prince heirs stew, bankers and lawyers cash in on estate

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As the second anniversary of Prince's death approaches, his heirs have yet to collect a dollar of his estimated $200 million …

Democrats: Did Americans help Russia hack the election?

Some Republicans say Democrats are playing a dangerous game by stoking such a charged story line without evidence.<p>The cascade of investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election includes a darker undercurrent from some senior Democrats: What if Moscow had American help?<p>Hillary Clinton, …

Government

Mexico is ready to send 'El Chapo' Guzmán to 'Brooklyn's Abu Ghraib'

Sinaloa cartel chief and vaunted Mexican kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán is currently languishing in a prison near Ciudad Juarez in northern Mexico, surrounded by nearly 700 guards, police, and soldiers.<p>But on both sides of the border, authorities are preparing for Guzmán to be shipped north to …

Mexico

Police officers resentful, afraid and less motivated after Dallas massacre, Gardena chief says

For more than two decades now, law enforcement agencies have pushed officers to build bonds with the communities they patrol, shedding the "warrior cop" image in favor of cooperation and collaboration.<p>Many police leaders believe "community policing" has improved law enforcement relations with …

Law Enforcement

‘Pocahontas’ Isn’t The Only Native American Trump Has Offended

Donald Trump spent the early ’90s lying about Native Americans to keep them from being casino business rivals.<p>Donald Trump’s rumored meeting with …

Oakland police chief steps down after 2 days on the job

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland lost its third police chief in eight days Friday as it struggles with allegations that a number of officers had sex with a teenage prostitute and exchanged racist text messages.<p>Mayor Libby Schaaf said acting Police Chief Paul Figueroa was on the job for two days …

Barack Obama calls Jo Cox's husband to offer 'sincere condolences' after 'heinous' murder

Barack Obama has called the widower of Jo Cox from Air Force One to offer his "sincere condolences" after the "heinous" murder of the MP.<p>The US president spoke to Brendan Cox on Friday, a day after the MP was was shot and stabbed outside her constituency surgery in Birstall, near Leeds.<p>"President …

Barack Obama

German minister warns Nato against 'warmongering'

<b>German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has warned Nato against "warmongering", after it conducted military exercises in Eastern Europe.</b><p>Mr Steinmeier said that extensive Nato manoeuvres launched this month were counterproductive to regional security and could inflame tensions with Russia.<p>He …

ISIS Is Close to Losing Fallujah. Here's What That Would Mean

The fall of Fallujah’s center to Iraqi government forces is a real loss to ISIS. The city 40 miles west of Baghdad embodies Sunni resistance in Iraq. …

Iraq says most of Falluja retaken from ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> Fierce clashes broke out across Falluja, Iraq, on Friday leaders in the country declared the city free -- for the most part -- from the grips of ISIS militants.<p>"There are still pockets (of resistance) that will be cleared in the upcoming hours," Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in …

Brexit would be a ‘complete disaster’ for UK tech, says digital industries minister

Leaving the European Union would be a “complete disaster for our country”, according to Ed Vaizey, HM Minister of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries.<p>Speaking at an event yesterday at tech members club Runway East, Vaizey shared his views on the impending referendum with a …

Thomas Mair: 'Death to traitors, freedom for Britain'

The man accused of murdering Jo Cox, a British opposition Labour Party MP, has appeared in court for the first time.<p>When asked to confirm his name at the Westminster Magistrates' Court, 52-year-old Thomas Mair said "Death to traitors, freedom for Britain".<p>Cox was attacked with a knife and a firearm …

The Unhinged Home That Raised Orlando Killer Omar Mateen

Long before his rampage in the Pulse nightclub, there was deep trouble in the home of Omar Mateen.<p>A mother accused of domestic abuse and described as …

LG Electronics sells mosquito-repelling TV in India to help fight malaria and Zika

<i>(Reuters)</i> – The Indian arm of South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc has begun selling a TV with a feature that it says repels mosquitoes, which can spread diseases such as malaria, Zika and dengue.<p>The TV’s “Mosquito Away Technology” uses ultrasonic waves that are inaudible to humans but cause mosquitoes …

LG Electronics

Obamas explore Carlsbad Caverns on Western weekend

CARLSBAD, N.M. — The famed Big Room underground at Carlsbad Caverns National Park awed the first family during the Obamas' first stop on their Father's Day weekend trip out west.<p>President Barack Obama didn’t give a speech Friday during his brief visit to southern New Mexico, but the stop …

Jo Cox murder suspect says name is 'Death to traitors, freedom for Britain'

LONDON — A man charged with murdering British politician Jo Cox gave his name as "Death to traitors, freedom for Britain" in a court appearance Saturday.<p>Thomas Mair, 52, made the statement when he was asked to identify himself at Westminster Magistrates' Court in central London.<p>Mair has suspected …

ISS astronauts return to Earth after 186 days in space

Astronauts Tim Peake, Timothy Kopra and Yuri Malenchenko have touched down in Kazakhstan after spending six months in orbit on the International …

Firefox Containers Help You Browse The Web Using Separate Identities

In the physical world, when interacting with other people, we like to think that we have a strong, recognizable personality, but the truth is we often tend to change it according to the context we’re in. We behave differently when we are among friends than with our boss, our parents or our …

Firefox

Cambridge University 'stalling murder case' of student in Egypt, Italian government says

The Italian government has accused Cambridge University of stone-walling an investigation into the torture and murder of a PhD student whose horrifically mutilated body was dumped in a ditch on the outskirts of Cairo.<p>Giulio Regeni, 28, was killed in February, allegedly by Egyptian secret police or …

Cambridge University

New York State Senate passes anti-Airbnb bill

The New York State Senate has passed a bill that would make it illegal to advertise short-term rentals (less than 30 days) for entire homes on Airbnb. Earlier today, the State Assembly passed the bill through to the State Senate. The next step in the process is for New York State Governor Andrew …