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Elon Musk Powers Up: Inside Tesla’s $5 Billion Gigafactory

Elon Musk is venturing headfirst into the battery business. Here’s why it might be his boldest bet yet.<p>Elon Musk walks briskly onto the stage as hard rock blasts in the background. The guitar riff, which sounds like entrance music suitable for a professional wrestler or a minor-league cleanup …

Dear Basketball

D ear Basketball,<p>From the moment <br>I started rolling my dad’s tube socks <br>And shooting imaginary <br>Game-winning shots <br>In the Great Western Forum <br>I knew …

Rarely seen images from the Walt Disney Archives

Unseen Disney archives<p>A never-before-opened look at the legendary studio<p>c. 1932<p>To celebrate Walt Disney’s 114th birthday on Dec. 5, 2015, Disney is …

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Maoist cult leader guilty of rape, sexually assaulting followers and keeping daughter as slave for 30 years

Aravindan Balakrishnan, who imprisoned his daughter in a commune during a 'brutal' campaign of 'violence', convicted of string of sexual offences<p>A communist cult leader faces the prospect of dying in jail after being found guilty of keeping his own daughter prisoner for 30 years and raping his …

Woman with history of sneaking on planes released from jail to Chicago nursing home

A woman with a history of sneaking aboard airplanes has been released from jail to a Chicago nursing home on probation.<p>The Cook County Sheriff's Office confirms Marilyn Hartman was released from county jail Friday to Sacred Heart Home. Hartman will be monitored using a GPS system.<p>Chicago's WMAQ-TV …

Suspected adviser to Silk Road creator arrested

A Canadian man has been arrested in Thailand for his supposed involvement as a senior adviser to an illegal website. Silk Road was an online black …

Oscar Pistorius and South Africa's gun obsession

<b>The judgement by the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein that convicted Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius of murder sends a message that South Africa does not tolerate the reckless use of guns.</b><p>As Judge Eric Leach said when he read the judgment, "not only did he not know who was behind the door, …

Three suspects arrested over missing Australian surfers in Mexico

<b>(CNN) —</b> Authorities in Mexico have arrested three men suspected of killing two Australian surfers whose burned remains are believed to have been found in a van registered to one of the men.<p>The three suspects were low-level drug dealers who had been robbing motorists on a stretch of road leading …

Anti-Muslim prejudice ‘is moving to the mainstream’

Report warns of rapid growth of far-right groups that plan to provoke a ‘cultural civil war’<p>The “counter-jihad” movement in the UK is expanding rapidly, according to new analysis showing that 24 different far-right groups are currently attempting to whip up hatred towards Muslims and provoke a …

Russia is engaging in 'elite-level trolling' in Syria — and the West is falling for it

The position is in line with a peace plan for Syria reached in Vienna last month that drew heavily from one proposed by Russia — and that "may have been a gift to Assad," Syria expert Hassan Hassan noted recently in The National.<p>Under the agreement, negotiations between the opposition and Assad's …

Vatican orders its first external audit of finances

The Vatican has hired an external auditor to review its finances following a series of scandals and concerns about transparency. The pope has vowed …

Family of hate preacher linked to 'Jihadi John' win right to UK citizenship

Hani al-Sibai has been on a terror sanctions list since 2005 and resisted deportation to his native Egypt for almost 20 years - but the High Court has ruled his family should be given UK citizenship<p>The wife and children of one of UK’s most notorious hate preachers with alleged links to 'Jihadi …

Colombia says it has found 'holy grail' of shipwrecks

The San Jose - a long-lost Spanish treasure galleon sunk by the British 300 years ago - is worth billions of dollars.<p>One of the world's most valuable shipwrecks has been found by Colombia's military off the coast of the city of Cartagena, President Juan Manual Santos announced.<p>The long-lost Spanish …

Shipwrecks

Colombia says it found Spanish galleon; U.S. firm claims half of treasure

<b>(CNN) —</b> Colombia says it has found a Spanish galleon sunk 300 years ago in the Caribbean with treasure estimated as high as $17 billion in gold, silver and gems.<p>"Great news: We found the galleon San Jose!," President Juan Manuel Santos tweeted.<p>"Finding the #GaleonSanJose marks an historic milestone …

Bashar Assad: British airstrikes in Syria 'will fail'

LONDON — Syrian President Bashar Assad says Britain's airstrikes in his country are "illegal", doomed to fail and will help spread terrorism.<p>The United Kingdom launched airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria on Thursday, amid a request from French President Francois Hollande for its …

Gun Sales Spike Across the U.S.

Gun sales have been spiking in the United States for weeks, especially following the mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif. Wednesday that left 14 …

Hillary Clinton Accuses Jerry Falwell Jr. Of Aiding ISIS

The president of Liberty University had called for more Americans to carry concealed weapons.<p>When Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. declared Friday that if more Americans could carry concealed guns "we could end those Muslims," he was aiding terrorism, Hillary Clinton alleged Sunday …

German vice chancellor warns Saudi Arabia over Islamist funding in Germany

German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel (SPD) has urged Saudi Arabia to end their financial support of radical religious groups in Germany. The call …

Vatican appoints PricewaterhouseCoopers to audit accounts

<b>The Vatican has ordered the first ever external audit of its accounts as part of Pope Francis' efforts to reform the Roman Catholic Church.</b><p>The auditor, accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers, will start work immediately, a papal spokesman said.<p>Pope Francis has promised to make the Vatican's …

NY police hunt 'fire ninja' in string of suspicious blazes

New York City police continued to hunt a serial arsonist Sunday suspected of setting fire to seven homes since early November, while neighbors in the ravaged area say the firebug – who has taunted cops with coded riddles – is targeting only Jewish residents.<p>According to DNAinfo.com, The NYPD Arson …

US-led strikes 'kill dozens' of ISIL fighters in Syria

At least 32 reported killed in Raqqa, as Bashar al-Assad slams UK decision to participate in air raids on Syria.<p>At least 32 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters have been killed in apparent US-led coalition raids, as Syria's President Bashar al-Assad slammed Britain's decision to …

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Syrian government says US-led coalition hit army camp killing three soldiers

Warplanes from US-led coalition bombed a Syrian army camp in Deir al Zor province, according to the Syrian government<p>The Syrian government has accused the United States of “aggression” after at least three regime soldiers were killed in airstrike that Damascus has blamed on the American-led …

Leader of Burkina Faso coup charged over historic Thomas Sankara murder

General Gilbert Diendéré joins 10 other officers accused of complicity in the 1987 murder of 'Africa's Che Guevara'<p>The leader of September's short-lived coup in Burkina Faso has been charged with complicity in the 1987 murder of former president Thomas Sankara, known as "Africa's Che Guevara".<p>Ten …

Oscar Pistorius to apply for bail in South African court

Oscar Pistorius to appear in court on Tuesday for a bail hearing that could see him return to jail after he was convicted on appeal of his girlfriend's murder<p>Disgraced Olympic and Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius will appear in court on Tuesday to apply for bail following his conviction …

Man in court over London Tube attack; police step up patrols

A man who allegedly screamed "this is for Syria" as he slashed a passenger's neck in a London subway station had images associated with the Islamic State group on his mobile phone, prosecutors said Monday.<p>Muhaydin Mire, who has been charged with attempted murder, also allegedly had images relating …

University of Rochester Students Rescued After Kidnapping

Two college students were rescued by a SWAT team Sunday after being “forcibly abducted and held against their will” during an ordeal lasting more …

Anonymous Plans 'Trolling Day' Against ISIS

Anonymous announced Monday that it will carry out an ‘Official ISIS Trolling Day’ on Dec. 11. The group plans to hack Twitter, Facebook and YouTube …