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Isis widow charged for her role in the death of hostage Kayla Mueller

US federal prosecutors have filed charges against an Iraqi woman accused of holding American aid worker Kayla Mueller hostage before she was killed in Syria.<p>How US aid worker Kayla Mueller was taken hostage by Isis - and how attempts to save her failed<p>Read more<p>In an affidavit released on Monday, …

Five stories to watch in Super Bowl 50 for Broncos, Panthers

Super Bowl 50's matchup is set with the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos squaring off Feb. 7. Here are five storylines to watch:<p><b>1. Manning Bowl:</b> The dominant subplot in the NFL's golden Super Bowl celebration is sure to be Peyton Manning's quest to become the 12th quarterback to win multiple …

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Says Cheap Oil Will Hurt Electric Cars

Cheap oil—and in turn, lower gas prices—usually means costs savings for drivers, a lower U.S. trade deficit, and increased sales of gas-guzzling …

There's A New Lawsuit Challenging Ted Cruz's Eligibility To Be President

Walter L. Wagner filed suit last week against Cruz in United States District Court in Utah.<p>A new lawsuit challenging Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz's eligibility to be president was filed last week in a federal district court in Utah.<p>The complaint, signed last Thursday and filed on …

Blue Origin Makes History By Landing Reusable Rocket A Second Time

Blue Origin stole another “first” out from under Elon Musk and SpaceX on Friday, sending its New Shepard rocket—the same one it launched and landed …

Obama bans solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prisons

President Obama on Monday announced a ban on solitary confinement for juvenile offenders in the federal prison system, saying the practice is overused and has the potential for devastating psychological consequences.<p>In an op-ed that appears in Tuesday editions of The Washington Post, the president …

Zach Sims Of Codecademy On Running A Company That (Still) Doesn’t Charge Users

Though the four-year-old online platform Codecademy now teaches employable tech skills to 25 million users around the globe, it still doesn’t charge for its services, some early testing notwithstanding. The company is choosing instead to remain focused on growth before introducing what CEO Zach …

Startups

Microsoft's Cortana can now remind you to follow through on email promises

Microsoft's assistant Cortana keeps getting smarter.<p>Cortana can now send reminders for tasks based on the contents of your inbox, Microsoft announced …

Zika virus outbreak will likely spread across Americas, WHO says

By Lindsey Bever<p>, Reporter<p>Global health authorities are warning that the Zika virus is predicted to spread through South, Central and North America and will likely reach all countries and territories where the Aedes mosquitoes are found.<p>Since Brazil reported the first case of local transmission …

Public Health