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Boston bomber suspect smirks in rare court appearance

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev supporters dragged from court as suspect makes first court appearance in 17 months<p>Shaggy-haired, bearded and attentive, accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev made his first public appearance in 17 months Thursday, at a brief court hearing before his trial next …

Grateful Boston man shows off his double arm transplant

A 40-year-old quad amputee was all thank yous at a news conference Tuesday at a Boston-area hospital as he showed off his two new arm transplants.<p>Will Lautzenheiser sat next to the doctors from Brigham and Women's Hospital who spent almost nine hours in surgery with him last month.<p>"To have come …

Strong earthquake shakes Japan's Nagano area

A strong earthquake shook central Japan on Saturday night, injuring dozens of people and destroying homes in a well-known ski resort, authorities said.<p>Reports differed on the intensity of the quake, centered in a remote mountainous area of Nagano prefecture. The Japan Meteorological Agency reported …

Boko Haram kidnaps 30 in northeast Nigeria

Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped at least 30 boys and girls from a village in northeast Nigeria during the weekend.<p>The abductions appear to be the latest in a string of recent kidnappings by Boko Haram that dims hope for the anticipated release of 219 schoolgirls ‎held by the group since April following …

Pope Francis allows Sistine Chapel to be rented out for private corporate event

Private corporate event run by Porsche to be held amid Michelangelo's frescoes for first time<p>Pope Francis has for the first time allowed the Sistine Chapel to be rented out for a private corporate event, with the proceeds to go to charities working with the poor and homeless.<p>The concert, to be …

FBI chief says Chinese hackers are like 'drunk burglars'

Speaking in a television interview FBI Director James Comey says Chinese hackers are 'prolific' in targeting intellectual property of US companies and act like careless thieves as they rob the US economy of billions of dollars a year<p>FBI Director James Comey compared Chinese hackers to a "drunk …

Hong Kong protests spread as 80,000 take to streets

Tens of thousands of Hong Kong protestors calmly demonstrate for greater democracy, singing songs and holding candles into the night<p><b>Hong Kong pro-democracy protests - watch live</b><p>Hong Kong’s biggest protests under Chinese rule spread across huge swathes of the city on Monday, as 80,000 people calmly …

Echoing Tiananmen, 17-year-old Hong Kong student prepares for democracy battle

He's one of the fieriest political activists in Hong Kong — he's been called an "extremist" by China's state-run media — and he's not even old enough to drive.<p>Meet 17-year-old Joshua Wong, a skinny, bespectacled teen whose meager physical frame belies the ferocity of his politics. Over the last two …

Outlander: "The Wedding" Review

A wedding to remember<p>Note: Full spoilers for the episode follow.<p>To say “The Wedding” was a highly anticipated episode would be an understatement. …

Judge denies Apple's requset to block Samsung's U.S. phone sales

A federal judge on Wednesday denied Apple’s request to block Samsung Electronics from selling smartphones in the U.S. that infringe on its …

Several dead in central India temple stampede

A stampede at a Hindu temple in central India has killed at least 10 people and injured scores more, according to local police and media.<p>Hundreds of pilgrims were gathering at a holy hill in the Chitrakoot area of Madhya Pradesh state when some tripped and fell, sparking panic, police official …

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

Good morning! Here's what's happening in tech.<p><b>Amazon could start testing its delivery drones in India as soon as October.</b> The drones would enable same-day delivery and could fulfill shipments within 30 minutes.• <b><br>HP reported a nice beat on revenue with profits in line during its earnings call.</b> It hit …

A beautiful shot of lava flowing into the Pacific Ocean on the Hawaiian islands. Photo by Mike Theiss @extremenature

Report: 18 errors lined up to cause Quebec rail catastrophe

Eighteen errors lines up to cause last summer's catastrophic derailment of a runaway train in the Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic, Canadian accident investigators said Tuesday, concluding an investigation that has revealed serious safety lapses in the transport of crude oil through Canada and the …

In Order To Get To Heaven, You'll Have To Take The Stairs

If Heaven <i>is</i> a place on earth, you're probably going to find it in these five places. Specifically, one of the so-called stairways to Heaven we found spread out all around the world are guiding tourists and locals to incredible views and perfect-picture opps.<p>From the tip-top of O'ahu to the endless …

Homeless Women Beaten by Cop on California Freeway Speaks Out: ‘I Felt Like He Was Trying to Kill Me’

<i>Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski</i><p>LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marlene Pinnock said she thought she was going to die as a California Highway Patrol officer straddled her, repeatedly punching her head, on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.<p>Marlene Pinnock, left, poses with her attorney, …