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Report: DOJ, FBI Admit Years of Flawed Testimony From Forensic Unit

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in the FBI Laboratory's microscopic hair comparison unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before …

Kerry says US willing to negotiate with Syria's Assad

The United States will have to negotiate with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for a political transition in Syria and explore ways to pressure him into agreeing to talks, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said.<p>In the interview broadcast on CBS News on Sunday, Kerry did not repeat the standard …

Police: Child sex offender says he left Maryland mall with sisters on day they vanished 40 years ago

A convicted child sex offender behind bars has told cops he left a suburban Washington mall with a 10-year-old girl and her older sister the day they vanished without a trace 40 years ago.<p>Lloyd Welch, a “person of interest” in the disappearance of the two girls, also told cold case detectives that …

Man With Knife In Skull For Hours 'Wasn't Aware Of It'

When a Brazilian taxi driver got into a bar brawl, he didn't know when the fight actually came to a head -- his head.<p>Juacelo Nunes de Oliveira, 39, was stabbed during an argument, and it took more than three hours before he realized there was a blade running through his skull to his jaw bone, CNN …

UN runs out of money to feed Syrian refugees

The United Nations' food agency has announced that it is suspending its food programme serving more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees because it has run out of money.<p>The World Food Programme (WFP) said on Monday that it "immediately needs" at least $64m in December alone to support the displaced …

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Tornado rips roofs in Washington state

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A rare tornado ripped roofs off buildings, uprooted trees and shattered windows Thursday afternoon in the southwest Washington …

WHO: Ebola Cases Exceed 10,000 Worldwide

The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak has exceeded 10,000, with 4,922 deaths recorded as of October 23, according to a World Health Organization …

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Lava creeps toward road on Hawaii's Big Island

HONOLULU (AP) — A growing lava stream threatening homes and inching closer to a rural road on Hawaii's Big Island oozed forward in fits and starts …

Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near Hidden Valley Lake

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Sunday morning 4 miles from Hidden Valley Lake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 3:58 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 5.6 miles.<p>According to the USGS, the epicenter was 11 miles from Clearlake, 27 miles from Windsor and …

Mama June's daughter: McDaniel molested me

The situation in the beleaguered <i>Here Comes Honey Boo Boo</i> camp keeps getting stranger — and sadder.<p>Less than a day after TLC pulled the reality show over allegations that newly single family matriarch Mama June Shannon was getting reacquainted with registered sex offender Mark McDaniel, there's a …

Hawaii officials warn of possible lava evacuation

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii authorities on Saturday told several dozen residents near an active lava flow to prepare for a possible evacuation in the next …

Evacuations Possible As Lava Continues To Flow From Hawaii Volcano

The Puna region of Hawaii is under alert as lava continues to flow from the Kilauea volcano. The Associated Press reports:<p>"Authorities on Sunday said lava flow on the Big Island of Hawaii had advanced about 250 yards since Saturday morning. The flow front had entered a cemetery and was about a …

Hawaii volcano lava prompts evacuation concerns

Dozens of residents in a rural area of Hawaii were placed on alert as flowing lava from an erupting volcano continued to advance.<p>Authorities on …

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Man running in inflatable bubble rescued off coast of Florida

An ultra-marathoner trying to "run" from Florida to Bermuda in a human-powered inflatable bubble was rescued Saturday morning after he signaled for help, the Coast Guard said.<p>Reza Baluchi, according to his website, has set a goal of running across more than 190 recognized nations to encourage world …

Japan volcano victims leave photos of last moments

TOKYO (AP) — The victims include hiking enthusiasts from a major insurance company. Members of a group of nature lovers studying wild plants. A …

Hikers killed by Japanese volcano left poignant pictures of final moments

More than 50 people died when Mount Ontake, a popular hiking destination in central Japan, erupted without warning on 27 September in the country’s deadliest volcanic eruption since World War II.<p>Most were between 30 and 59 years old, and lived within a few hours’ drive or train ride from the …

Man trying to run to Bermuda inside a bubble rescued by US Coast Guard

Activist trying to reach Bermuda in an inflatable bubble was rescued after he began suffering from fatigue<p>A longtime endurance runner and peace activist whose latest goal was to reach Bermuda in a homemade floating "Hydro Pod" was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard on Saturday after he began suffering …

Volcano erupts in Japan; 7 missing, 40 injured

TOKYO (AP) -- A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and authorities set up a no-go zone around the mountain.<p>Mount Io spewed smoke and ash high into the sky Thursday in its first eruption since 1768. Japan's Meteorological Agency on Friday expanded a no-go zone to …

Japan mounts effort to rescue stranded hikers

Rescuers are scrambling to help dozens of hikers stranded on an erupting volcano in central Japan with six people believed to be buried under ash and dozens injured.<p>Columns of thick white steam were rising on Sunday from the 10,121ft Mount Ontake, which erupted around noon the day before, spewing …

Rescuers rush to reach dozens trapped on erupting Japan volcano

Columns of thick white steam were rising from the 3,067-metre (10,121-foot) Mount Ontake, which erupted around noon on Saturday, spewing ash, rocks and steam on otherwise a sunny autumn weekend busy with tourists and hikers.<p>Seven people were unconscious and buried under ash, national broadcaster …