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Prince death investigation reportedly focusing on pain pills

Authorities investigating the sudden death of pop star Prince are focusing on the role painkillers may have played in his premature demise, according to a published report.<p>Sources with knowlege of the investigation told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune painkillers may have played a role in Prince's …

'Wild animals': Racist texts sent by San Francisco police officer, documents show

<b>(CNN) —</b> "I hate that beaner," one text reads, "but I think the nig is worse."<p>"Indian ppl are disgusting," proclaims another.<p>"Burn down walgreens and kill the bums," a third message states.<p>These and other racist and homophobic text messages were allegedly sent by a San Francisco police officer at …

Justice

Seven charged in killing of Georgia lottery winner during home invasion

One moment, 20-year-old Craigory Burch Jr. was a small-town forklift operator who had hit it big — winning a $400,000 lottery jackpot and posing with an oversize check.<p>The next, he was standing face to face with his killers.<p>In January, his girlfriend said, masked men shot through the door to …

Exclusive: Most Americans support torture against terror suspects - Reuters/Ipsos poll

(Reuters) - Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe torture can be justified to extract information from suspected terrorists, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, a level of support similar to that seen in countries like Nigeria where militant attacks are common.<p>The poll reflects a U.S. public on …

Human Rights

After Georgia veto of anti-gay bill, evangelical Christians feel betrayed

When Joshua McKoon learned that AT&T, Bank of America and hundreds of other companies had taken out a full-page newspaper advertisement to protest Georgia's "religious liberty" bill, the Republican state senator took to Twitter.<p>"How grotesque," he wrote.<p>The ad, which appeared Easter Sunday in the …

LGBTQI

This thermal imaging phone lets you see like Predator

Cat has announced the world's first smartphone with an integrated thermal imaging system.<p>The waterproof, drop-proof phone is designed for use on …

Imaging

Russia wants to fly over US with advanced digital camera

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia will ask permission on Monday to start flying surveillance planes equipped with high-powered digital cameras amid warnings from U.S. intelligence and military officials that such overflights help Moscow collect intelligence on the United States.<p>Russia and the United States …

National Security

San Bernardino victims back government efforts to unlock gunman's iPhone

Lawyer says he was appoached by the Justice Department to represent victims as part of battle over encryption and the limits of privacy<p>Victims of the San Bernardino attack will file a legal brief in support of the US government's attempt to force Apple to unlock the encrypted iPhone belonging to …

Taylor Swift Donates $250,000 to Kesha After Court Ruling

Two days after a New York judge denied Kesha a court injunction that would have allowed her to record new music outside of her record label Sony …

Pop Music

Zika virus: three die in Venezuela

President Maduro announces three deaths because of complications linked to Zika virus<p>Three people have died in Venezuela from complications linked to Zika, President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday – the first fatalities reported in the country in connection with the mosquito-borne virus.<p>Speaking …

Isil leader's wife charged with death of American captive Kayla Mueller

Aid worker was held by Abu Sayyaf and his Iraqi wife until she was killed apparently by an air strike last year<p>The wife of a dead leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) was charged on Monday in federal court with conspiracy in the death of Kayla Mueller, an American aid worker …

Germany train crash: Deaths as two trains collide

Police say at least ten people have been killed and more than 100 have been injured in an early-morning train crash in southern Germany.<p>Emergency services tried to reach people trapped in the wreckage after two trains collided near the town of Bad Aibling, in Bavaria, around 7am local time on …

First Bourne 5 Trailer to Premiere During Super Bowl

The Super Bowl may not be a movie event per se, but if you’re interested in cinematic spectacle it’s definitely worth tuning in for the commercials. …

UN report: Iraqi civilians dying at a 'staggering' rate

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq witnessed a sharp increase in civilian deaths following the fall of large swaths of territory to the Islamic State group in the …

North Korea claims to invent 'alcohol which doesn't give you hangover'

The drink, which is made from burnt rice, "is suave and causes no hangovers," according to state media<p>They already claim to have cured cancer, Aids and Ebola with a miracle drug produced from ginseng root.<p>Now North Korean scientists seem to have scaled new heights of greatness with their latest …

North Korea

David Bowie changed the very meaning of being a rock star

NEW YORK (AP) — David Bowie made clear, in a way that was exhilarating and sometimes frightening, what every rock star since Elvis Presley and Little …

North Korea warns of war over South's propaganda broadcasts

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea warned of war as South Korea on Saturday continued blasting anti-Pyongyang propaganda across the rivals' tense …

Islamic State spokesman Adnani 'wounded' in strike

Abu Mohammed al-Adnani reportedly lost "a large amount of blood" in what could be a significant setback for Isil<p>Islamic State spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani has reportedly been wounded in an air strike in Iraq's western province of Anbar, a military statement said on Thursday.<p>"There are confirmed …

18 Cologne attack suspects ID'd as asylum-seekers; police chief fired

<b>Berlin (CNN) —</b> German authorities have identified 31 people, including 18 asylum-seekers, as suspects in mob sex attacks and muggings in Cologne on New Year's Eve -- one of several such incidents in Europe.<p>In Cologne, where most of the attacks took place, a police spokesman confirmed Chief Wolfgang …

Mythbusters will end after its 14th season next year

<i>Mythbusters</i> is coming to an end. In a pair of interviews with <i>Entertainment Weekly</i>, hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman confirmed that they're finally closing up shop after 13 years of experiments and explosions.<p>"Three or four years ago we started wondering more if we were going to be renewed," …

Chris Rock to host 2016 Oscars

<b>Chris Rock is returning to host next year's Oscars ceremony, its producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin have announced.</b><p>The actor and comedian previously hosted the 77th annual Academy Awards in 2005, when the reception to his opening monologue and some controversial jokes was mixed.<p>"I'm so glad …

News: Jessica Hart Opens Up and Kim K. Flies Cross Country

via Style Caster, photographed by Nicolas Padron<p>Christian Louboutin was refused trademark on his signature red soles, so perhaps he'll choose a new color? {NYT, On the Runway}<p>Jessica Hartspeaks! The press shy model's been everywhere, even reportedly dating notorious bad-boy Stavros Niarchos. See …

Apple's News arrives in the UK with iOS 9.1 update

Apple's News app, an aggregator for your favourite news sources, is now available to download in the UK alongside iOS 9.1<p>Apple's News app is now available for UK iPhone and iPad owners in the UK, acting as a personalised newsfeed agregator for digital media.<p>The Telegraph, Financial Times and Condé …

Rush Limbaugh Says Too Many Female Journalists Lead To The 'Chickification' Of The News

He focuses on Hillary Clinton's female-heavy press corps.<p>Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh thinks Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton is getting "sympathetic" treatment from the media because most of the journalists covering her are women.<p>During his syndicated radio show on …

Turkey Bans Press Freedom Organizations From Visiting Jailed VICE News Journalist | VICE News

Turkish authorities blocked a group of press freedom advocacy organizations from visiting imprisoned VICE News journalist Mohammed Ismael Rasool in jail Wednesday.<p>A delegation from the Committee to Protect Journalists, along with several other journalist advocacy groups, is currently in Turkey on …

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