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Chicago teen featured in anti-violence PSA is shot

A 13-year-old Chicago boy who was featured in an anti-violence public service announcement last year is recovering at a local hospital after being shot in the back last week.<p>Fox 32 reported that Zarriel Trotter was walking near his home in the Austin neighborhood on the city's West Side when he …

FBI-Apple case: Investigators break into dead San Bernardino gunman's iPhone

<b>The FBI has managed to unlock the iPhone of the San Bernardino gunman without Apple's help, ending a court case, the US justice department says.</b><p>Apple had been resisting a court order issued last month requiring the firm to write new software to allow officials to access Syed Rizwan Farook's …

Privacy

John Oliver Exposes The Dark Illuminati Conspiracy Behind Cadbury Creme Eggs

John Oliver was off for Easter, but he did manage to put together a holiday-themed video for his "Last Week Tonight" YouTube page.<p>And this one is a conspiracy classic.<p>Oliver described the elements of the best YouTube conspiracy videos, then came up with one of his own. His vid tied together Cadbury …

Eggs

Can you solve it? The logic question almost everyone gets wrong

Test your mental mettle with this question about the marital situations of Jack, Anne and George.<p>UPDATE: The results are in. Click here to find the answer to today’s puzzle and see how everyone did.<p>Hello guzzlers,<p>A very, very simple question this week. It will take you no time at all.<p>I’m setting …

Puzzles

Using DNA Matching To Crack Down On Dog Droppings

An apartment building in Chicago wants to fine dog poop pickup scofflaws by using DNA to track down the offending canines and their masters.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>The pooch did it, but now a Chicago apartment building will use sophisticated biotechnology to figure out which one. Management of …

Track Down

Cross-border tunnel extends length of 4 football fields

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. authorities on Wednesday seized a cross-border tunnel that ran the length of four football fields from a restaurant in Mexicali, Mexico, to a newly built house in Calexico, California, following an investigation that netted more than a ton of marijuana and resulted in four …

Mexico

US supreme court signals support for bill to relieve Puerto Rico of $70bn debt

Seven justices heard arguments Tuesday weighing whether the island can escape crippling debts that the governor has warned are bringing it to the brink of ruin<p>The US supreme court on Tuesday began weighing whether Puerto Rico can escape billions of dollars owed in crippling debts that the island’s …

Caribbean

Lol

Sanders' Health Plan Renews Debate On Universal Coverage

When Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders stumps for health care for everyone, it always gets huge applause.<p>"I believe that the U.S. should do what every other major country on Earth is doing," he told a crowd at Eastern Michigan University on Feb. 15. "And that is, guarantee health care to all people as a …

Health Care

Nasa releases recording of strange 'space music' heard by Apollo 10 astronauts

The astronauts heard the strange 'whistling sound' when they were orbiting the moon<p>When three astronauts orbiting the moon noticed a strange “whistling sound” in outer space, they thought they were imagining things.<p>In fact, the men were so perplexed they worried about whether or not they should …

Bill Cosby's wife forced to testify under oath

Camille Cosby undergoes eight hours of questioning by lawyers acting for women who are suing the comedian for defamation<p>Bill Cosby’s wife underwent a two-and-a-hour inquisition under oath on Monday from lawyers for seven women who accused him of sexual assault and then sued him for …

Bill Cosby
Entrepreneurship

These two Garden Grove neighbors feuded for years; now one is on trial for murder

The man at 12681 Poplar Street was Robert J. Price, a 52-year-old building inspector. He kept a .44 Smith & Wesson six-shooter in his bedroom safe.<p>The man at 12682 Taylor Street was Glen Ray Berry, a 53-year-old former truck driver. He liked to set off firecrackers in his backyard.<p>For a decade and …

Watch These Disembodied Hands Prepare a Tiny Plate of Orange Chicken

Orange chicken is a traditional Hunan dish, and these days it's a staple of Americanized Chinese restaurants. From coast to coast, take-out eateries prepare the glazed, fried chicken by the ton, satisfying this nation's appetite. That's all fine and good for hungry humans, but what about their …

Food & Dining

Couple wanted in multi-state crime spree eyes Florida next

The Missouri couple accused of antics akin to Bonnie and Clyde, robbing businesses and kidnapping workers in two other states, said they're hoping to get married and start a new life together if they can make it to Florida, an abducted hotel clerk revealed Wednesday.<p>Police have linked Blake …

This Simple Trick for Putting on a Clasp Bracelet by Yourself Is Genius

All you need is some tape.<p>When you're in a rush to get out the door, it's always a hassle to put on a clasp bracelet. You know how it is: If you don't have someone there to help, you're stuck struggling, wishing you had a third hand.<p>If you're like us, you've tried laying your hand on a table, as if …

Wearable Tech

France calls on US to lift economic embargo on Cuba

PARIS (AP) — France called on the U.S. to lift the economic embargo against Cuba during a historic state visit Monday by the Caribbean island's president aimed at boosting economic relations between Havana and Paris.<p>Raul Castro's trip comes after a breakthrough deal was reached in the French …

Cuba

There’s only one country in the world as corrupt as North Korea

THERE ARE MANY REASONS TO BE GLAD you don’t live in Somalia or North Korea. The former is one of the poorest, most war-ravaged nations on Earth. The …

NYC jury hears details of modern masters forgery scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — In the latest chapter of a scandal that's jolted New York's art world, a federal jury is hearing about a Chinese immigrant who forged fakes of modern masters such as Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko in his garage, a once-reputable Manhattan gallery that sold them and the wealthy …

Fine Art

This guy shows it’s easier to get a gun than a fishing license in America

I’ll admit, I’m an ignorant Canadian when it comes to the US and gun laws. It confounds me to be honest. Can someone please explain how this is …

Gun Control

Disney boss says Star Wars saga will continue beyond new trilogy

Plus: Han Solo was once set to return as a 10-year-old boy whose adoptive dad was Chewbacca in 2005 prequel Revenge of the Sith<p>Disney has no intention of bringing the Star Wars saga to a close once its new trilogy of films reaches its denouement, the studio’s chairman has revealed.<p>Bob Iger told the …

Star Wars

You Should Probably Listen to Celine Dion Cover Adele's "Hello"

It's everything you want it to be.<p>Celine Dion delighted crowds at a New Year's Eve show in Las Vegas with a surprise cover of Adele's "Hello." "If I may, I would like Adele to be part of our New Year's Eve," Dion told the crowd. "So don't panic, she's not in the building," she continued, and then …

How a Five-Person Team Exposed VW

<i>The staff of Fortune recently assembled the best business moments of 2015. Here’s one of our picks.</i><p>Surely Volkswagen (VLKAY) feared the competition. …

Roads

Make These Meals Ahead, and Never Wonder What's for Dinner Again

It's that time where we're beginning to reflect on the past year and look forward to the year ahead—a round, friendly-sounding 2016. And, having already realized that the easiest way to eat healthfully is to cook at home, we know that cooking more, and eating more home-cooked food, is a very worthy …

Who Killed OPEC, Or Was It Suicide?

Who killed OPEC, or was it suicide? That’s the most interesting question from the latest development at the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, the oil-price setting cartel which once wielded enormous power over energy consumers.<p>The reason the question is being asked is that a meeting of …

Oil

Bank of China appeals disclosure order in counterfeit case

SHANGHAI (AP) — The Bank of China is appealing a decision by a New York court to fine it $50,000 a day for withholding information about counterfeiters' bank accounts in China.<p>The appeal, filed Tuesday, is the latest twist in a five-year legal saga that pits one of China's largest state banks …

China

ADB: China's economy to grow slightly faster than expected

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — China's economy will grow slightly faster than expected this year at 6.9 percent and its shift to fostering services and private consumption is helping to support regional growth, the Asian Development Bank said Thursday.<p>An ADB report said Asia's developing economies …

Economy