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Guns Are Rarely Used in Self-Defense

"If you are fearful, arm yourself."<p>That was Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader's advice to Ohio residents in the wake of a series of "execution"-style killings that left eight members of a family dead at four different homes in Southern Ohio last week. Attorney General Mike DeWine described the …

Exclusive: North Korea would use nukes if 'forced,' official says

<b>Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) —</b> When officials informed us that we'd be granted a sit-down interview with a high-ranking member of North Korea's inner circle with no preconditions, it was a real surprise.<p>Senior figures in Pyongyang don't do interviews, especially not with the international press.<p>"I …

North Korea

Mark Twain stories, 150 years old, uncovered by Berkeley scholars

Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley have uncovered and authenticated a cache of stories written by Mark Twain when he was a 29-year-old newspaperman in San Francisco. Many of the stories are 150 years old.<p>Twain wrote some of the letters and stories at the San Francisco Chronicle when …

Mark Twain

Surprise! State Lawmakers Defeat The NRA

Lawmakers in a bright blue state passed extraordinarily popular legislation on Monday that closely tracks a proposal that was recently one of …

More devastation: 6.7 magnitude aftershock earthquake strikes Nepal

​A fresh 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck 17km south of Kodari, Nepal, on Sunday morning triggering avalanches on Mt. Everest and raising fresh fears …

Saudi-Led Air Strikes Hit Yemeni Capital, Ships Shell Aden: Residents

ADEN (Reuters) - At least five air strikes hit military sites and an area near the presidential palace compound in the Yemeni capital Sanaa at dawn …

China-Pakistan Pacts Worth Billions Reveal Beijing's Ambitions

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — China might just have a new bestie.<p>The U.S. rival wooed Pakistan with sweet words and hard cash this week, part of a two-way lovefest less about mutual investment than Beijing's deepening ambitions for the region.<p>“My friend’s lovely image dwells in the mirror of my heart; I …

Brutal Videos Capture Baltimore Violence: ‘People Are Getting Kicked in the Head Out There!’

BALTIMORE (TheBlaze/AP) — Police, photographers, protesters and baseball fans — all were exposed to the violence.<p>Protests ripped through Baltimore on Saturday as a furious crowd railed against the death of Freddie Gray.<p>Gray, a black man, died after his spine was apparently broken during his April …

Google Executive Dan Fredinburg Dies In Everest Avalanche After Nepal Earthquake

Dan Fredinburg, a respected Google executive who headed privacy for Google X and led its product management team, has died in the avalanche on Mount Everest which was triggered by the huge earthquake in Nepal. The natural disaster has already killed over 2,000 people in the region and devastated …

MIT Invention Turns Salt Water Into Drinking Water Using Solar Power

It could help farmers in developing countries<p>From plants to people, every living thing on this planet needs water. But getting enough to survive, and survive comfortably, that can be a little tricky. Just look at the furor around California's new water restrictions. If a state as wealthy as …