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'Suge' Knight is ordered to stand trial, taken to hospital

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was hospitalized again on Thursday after a judge ordered him to stand trial on murder …

Crime

The shroud of secrecy around US drone strikes abroad must be lifted | Trevor Timm

The Texas-born Mohanad Mahmoud Al Farekh narrowly escaped a strike and is now standing before an American court. Others are not so lucky<p>It’s been over two years since President Obama promised new transparency and accountability rules when it comes to drone strikes, yet it’s become increasingly …

Aaron Hernandez and the Dark Side of 'Boston Strong'

The big murder trial that’s been obsessing Bostonians has ended with a guilty verdict. No, you're not having déjà vu. Today's jury decision came in …

Why knuckle cracking makes a popping sound, and why it might be beneficial

When muscle joints are pulled apart there forms a tiny cavity filled with gas which then collapses, creating a popping noise.<p>The wince-inducing sound of knuckles cracking is caused by a small bubble building up in the fluid of the fingers then ‘popping ‘, scientists believe, and it could even be …

Cancer Survival Boosted by Tetanus Shot With Vaccine

Treatment with tetanus shot seems to enhance cancer vaccine’s effects, stimulating the immune system, Duke University study of glioblastoma patients finds<p>A common tetanus booster shot given to patients with a deadly form of brain cancer shortly before an experimental cancer vaccine prolonged their …

Immunotherapy

Georgia postpones first execution of female inmate in 70 years over weather

Kelly Renee Gissendaner, the only woman on state’s death row, still expected to be executed by lethal injection after freezing rain and snow pass through region<p>Georgia’s first execution of a female prisoner in 70 years has been rescheduled ahead of an incoming winter storm, officials said on …

Journalist with links to Anonymous sentenced to 5 years in prison

Barrett Brown, a journalist who has served as an unofficial spokesman for various Anonymous hacking operations, was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison after pleading guilty to federal charges of obstructing a search warrant, making Internet threats and being an accessory to unauthorized …

Paris' Eiffel Tower goes dark, unity rallies held after Charlie Hebdo attack

<b>Paris (CNN) —</b> Paris' iconic Eiffel Tower went dark Thursday night, hours after silence descended across France for a minute as the nation marked poignant tributes for the 12 people killed in a terrorist attack a day earlier at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris.<p>In the capital, many …

France

Charlie Hebdo Attack: #JesuisAhmed Hashtag Commemorates Murdered Police Officer Ahmed Merabet

<b>UPDATE: Charlie Hebdo Siege Witness Didier: 'I Met A Terrorist & Shook His Hand'</b><p>The identification of one of the Charlie Hebdo attack victims as a …

Paris shootings manhunt: what we know so far

• Chérif and Saïd Kouachi, who had been on the run since the shooting at the Charlie Hebdo offices on Wednesday which claimed 12 lives, were killed when armed special forces stormed the building where they had held a hostage since early on Friday.<p>• The three-day terror incident came to a dramatic …

Charlie Hebdo timeline: how events have unfolded

<b>Wednesday 7 January, 11.30am local time</b><p>Two gunmen - Chérif Kouachi and his brother Saïd - storm the offices of the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris. They shoot dead several people including the magazine’s editor and some of its cartoonists. Five minutes later, they emerge on to the street and get …

'Hacktivist' group Anonymous says it will avenge Charlie Hebdo attacks by shutting down jihadist websites

Hacker group Anonymous have released a video condemning the Paris attacks, saying "freedom of expression has suffered an inhuman assault"<p>Hacker group Anonymous have released a video and a statement via Twitter condemning the <b>attacks on Charlie Hebdo</b>, in which 12 people, including eight journalists, …

Paris Cop-Killing Suspect Linked to Magazine Massacre, Store Siege: Official

PARIS — The suspected killer of a Paris police officer is linked to the brothers accused of the Charlie Hebdo magazine massacre and was likely involved in an armed siege at a kosher food store, an official said Friday.<p>Amedy Coulibaly, 32, is wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a female …

Jeannette Bougrab, Partner Of Charlie Hebdo Editor Charb, Speaks About His Death

Jeannette Bougrab, partner of slain Charlie Hebdo editor Stéphane Charbonnier, known as Charb, spoke about his death on French television station BFMTV.<p>The former French Secretary for Youth and Community Life described how she got the news that he was killed. "I was at a state meeting and I learned …

Paris In Shock After Three Days Of Deadly Terrorist Shootings And Sieges

Police ended two related hostage situations near Paris. In one, to the northeast, the brothers wanted for the Charlie Hebdo massacre were also killed. To the east, a gunman who said he was working with the brothers was killed, along with four of his hostages, BuzzFeed News confirmed. Warning: …

French security forces kill terrorist suspects; several hostages dead

With explosions and gunfire, security forces Friday ended three days of terror around Paris, killing the two al-Qaida-linked brothers who staged a murderous rampage at a satirical newspaper and an accomplice who seized hostages at a kosher supermarket to try to help the brothers escape.<p>The worst …

Charlie Hebdo: The Moment Police Stormed Jewish Supermarket Held By Gunman Amedy Coulibaly

This is the moment armed police storm stormed a Jewish supermarket in Paris where a gunman linked to the Charlie Hebdo massacre was locked in a …

Charlie Hebdo staff hold emotional first editorial meeting after deadly attack

Libération provides journalists of satirical magazine space to bring out next edition, which will have print run of 1 million

Terrorists killed at both Paris sieges after explosions

Charlie Hebdo suspects and Vincennes gunmen killed but four hostages feared dead in Paris police assaults on both Dammartin and Vincennes<p>The two hostage situations gripping Paris ended amid gunfire and explosions with multiple hostages freed within minutes of one another, but reports that four …

U.S. investigating depth of Al Qaeda group's ties to attack in France

U.S. intelligence officials are looking closely at what role Al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen may have played in the attack on a newspaper office in Paris this week that killed 12 after determining that one of the gunmen trained with the terrorist group.<p>The gunman, Said Kouachi, is believed to have …

France: Raids kill 3 suspects, including 2 wanted in Charlie Hebdo attack

<b>(CNN) —</b> A pair of dramatic raids Friday in France led to the killing of three terrorists -- one suspected in the fatal shooting of a policewoman and four hostages, the other two in the massacre at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine -- and to the freeing of more than a dozen people being held …

French Forces End Hostage Crises

A timeline of the Charlie Hebdo terror attack

<b>(CNN) —</b> The attack Wednesday on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris touched off three days of terror in France as authorities staged an intensive hunt for the suspects. On Friday, security forces killed two suspects in the magazine attack who were holed up in a building north of Paris. At the same …

Terrorism

Police Are Still Searching For One Suspect In The France Terror Attacks

Two separate hostage situations happening in France simultaneously have ended. Three of the four suspects involved have been killed.<p>One suspect is now on the loose.<p>Although separate, both events are linked to the massacre at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday. One hostage …

Terrorism

Key events in Paris newspaper attack and hostage-takings

PARIS (AP) — For three days, two al-Qaida-linked brothers and an associate who seized a kosher grocery, terrorized France and shook the world.<p>The …

Terrorism

Charlie Hebdo staff in show of unity after Paris attacks

Charlie Hebdo staff have begun putting together next week’s edition, which will be published on Wednesday<p>The surviving staff of Charlie Hebdo arrived at the offices of the French newspaper, Libération, in a show of defiance on Friday.<p>Under a heavy police guard, the team immediately began putting …

Obama tells France: The U.S. stands with you

President Barack Obama voiced continued support for France following Friday’s hostage-taking standoffs and the killings at a publication there earlier this week, pledging that the United States will do all it can to help a key ally.<p>“I want the people of France to know the United States stands with …

Paris' Arc de Triomphe lights up in tribute to Charlie Hebdo victims

The words "Paris est Charlie" (Paris is Charlie) were projected onto Paris's Arc de Triomphe on Friday to honor victims of Wednesday's attack on …

Charlie Hebdo suspects and third gunman killed in twin police raids

Four hostages dead after French Swat teams storm printing firm in Dammartin-en-Goële and supermarket in Paris<p>In two ferocious, near simultaneous assaults as dusk fell, heavily armed French elite forces shot dead the two gunmen behind Wednesday’s massacre at Charlie Hebdo and a third member of the …