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Baltimore & Ferguson: Threats to the Rule of Law?

The violent mayhem in Baltimore , and Ferguson before it, reflects a dangerous new development for civil rights. The riots in Baltimore are not …

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Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>Trump sorry - but calls Brexit claims fake news<p>An apologetic US president …

Incredible photos reveal how aircraft's nose COLLAPSED after bird flew into Turkish Airlines plane carrying 125 passengers

These incredible photos show the damage caused by a bird strike to a passenger plane.<p>The Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul to Nevşehir in Turkey …

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America's Most Dangerous States, Based On Law Street's Analysis Of FBI Crime Statistics

You may have heard about a recent uptick in violent crime, though the levels of crime are still far below the worst historical years.<p>Now, we know the most dangerous states.<p>Law Street took a look at the FBI's violent crime statistics for American cities with more than 25,000 people to come up with a …

Elon Musk: Artificial Intelligence Is 'Potentially More Dangerous Than Nukes'

He doesn't appear to have been exaggerating.<p>In a Tweet last night, Musk said this:<p>Bostrom is Nick Bostrom, the founder of Oxford's Future of Humanity Institute. That group recently partnered with a new group at Cambridge, the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, to study how things like …

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Spider venom holds promise of chronic-pain relief

Hundreds of millions of people around the world suffer from what doctors call "chronic pain".<p>They cannot take anasthetics like morphine because, in the long term, their bodies would develop a tolerance to them. In high-doses, pain-relief drugs can have debilitating side-effects.<p>But as Al Jazeera's …

Charges Against 6 Officers In Freddie Gray's Death Range From Murder To Assault

The death of Freddie Gray was a homicide, and six Baltimore police officers now face criminal charges that include second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter, Baltimore chief prosecutor Marilyn J. Mosby says.<p>Mosby announced the charges Friday morning, citing her office's "thorough and …

Police Body Cams: DOJ Unveils $20M Program to Expand Use

A $20 million pilot program to extend the use of police body cameras for "transparency" was announced by the Department of Justice on Friday, amid nationwide protests over police treatment of suspects.<p>A string of recent cases — the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a white officer in Ferguson, …

What we know, don't know about Freddie Gray's arrest

<b>(CNN) —</b> New information released Thursday adds complexity, and even more questions, to the already confusing picture of what happened to Freddie Gray after his arrest.<p>The transport van that carried Gray made a previously unknown stop along its route from where he was arrested to the police station. …

NYPD Officers Turn Backs on Mayor — Again — at Second Officer's Funeral | VICE News

<i>VICE News is closely watching policing in America.</i><b>Check out the Officer Involved blog here.</b><p>Hundreds of NYPD officers defied their commissioner's request for respect, and turned their backs on New York's mayor once again Sunday during the funeral of Wenjian Liu, one of two officers killed last month …

New York mayor hits back at funeral snub by NYPD officers

New York’s City Mayor has described police officers who turned their backs to him during funerals of two slain colleagues as “disrespectful.”<p>NYPD officers have accused Bill de Blasio of failing to support them during the recent wave of protests over the police killings of unarmed black men.<p>“They …

Officials: Rights charges unlikely for Wilson

<b>(CNN) —</b> A federal investigation has not found enough evidence to charge Darren Wilson with the federal crime of depriving Michael Brown of his civil rights, according to multiple sources familiar with the investigation.<p>The FBI has completed its investigation into the August shooting in Ferguson, …

Black teen killed by Wisconsin police officer prompts protests

Peaceful protesters in Madison took to the college town's streets with chants of "Black Lives Matter" following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 19-year-old by a white police officer, who authorities say fired after he was assaulted. The city's police chief said he understood the anger, …

Philadelphia officer shot to death while buying a gift for his son

<b>(CNN) —</b> He was proud of his son for making good grades. So Officer Robert Wilson III climbed out of his squad car in snow-bound north Philadelphia to get him a gift.<p>While shopping for a game, he died in the line of duty.<p>Wilson was standing at the counter across from employees at the GameStop store …

Attorney: Ferguson shooting suspect didn't target officers

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A man accused of shooting two officers last week in Ferguson was not targeting police or aiming at demonstrators at a late-night …

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New witness, video emerge in S. Carolina case

<b>Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) —</b> The casket is draped with an American flag, and Walter Scott is dressed in a dark suit.<p>A white banner with a blue star refers to his favorite NFL team. It says: "Tradition, the Cowboys way."<p>A few mourners trickled into the Fielding Home For Funerals in Charleston, …

10 cops suspended over taped beating that was allegedly 'worse than Rodney King'

"Somebody should go to prison over this," Jim Terrell, the lawyer for 30-year-old suspect, Francis Pusok, told reporters Friday. "This is as bad if not worse than what they did to Rodney King. This was terrible. It just kept going and going and going."<p>John McMahon, sheriff of San Bernardino County, …

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Ohio Cop Refuses to Resort to Deadly Force: 'I Wanted to Be Absolutely Sure'

A rookie Ohio cop is being praised for "great restraint and maturity" after he held off using deadly force against a double murder suspect who charged at him, his police chief said.<p>In a confrontation Thursday with a man accused of killing his fiancee and his best friend, New Richmond Police Officer …

Freddie Gray death: 12 arrested during protests

<b>Baltimore, Maryland (CNN) —</b> Protesters angry over the death of Freddie Gray got into physical altercations with police Saturday night in downtown Baltimore near the city's famed baseball stadium.<p>Some of the hundreds who confronted lines of police officers got into shoving matches with helmeted cops …

Popular zoo elephants likely to get harder to see in future

SEATTLE (AP) — Visitors flocked to the leafy enclosure at Seattle's zoo to watch the two elephants, Chai and Bamboo, as they used their long trunks …

Utah mom admits killing 6 babies after giving birth

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Utah mom who admitted to killing six of her babies soon after giving birth was given a hefty prison sentence Monday.<p>Megan Huntsman, 40, pleaded guilty in February to six counts of felony murder. She will spend at least 30 years in prison before she is eligible for parole.<p>"I really thought …

Crime

'Accountant of Auschwitz': I am morally complicit in the murder of Jews

Oskar Gröning, charged with complicity in the murder of 300,000 Holocaust victims, expresses remorse during trial in Germany<p>A former SS guard expressed remorse for the role he played in the Holocaust when he went on trial charged with complicity in the murder of 300,000 Jews.<p>In a lengthy speech, …

U.S. couple jailed for killing mother, stuffing body in suitcase in Bali

<b>(CNN) —</b> An American teenager who helped her boyfriend stuff her mother's lifeless body into a suitcase at an upmarket hotel in Bali has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.<p>Heather Mack, 19, who gave birth to her own daughter just weeks ago, was found guilty with her 21-year-old boyfriend, Tommy …

How Tylenol blunts your emotions: Popular painkiller can reduce feelings of sadness AND happiness, claims study

Painkillers not only dull physical pain, but they can also dull your emotions.<p>This is according to a new study that claims acetaminophen …

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Stress eating helps, when they're these superfoods

<b>(CNN) —</b> When work deadlines begin piling up and your social calendar is booked, the last thing you want to hear is to steer clear of the vending machine. Who has time for healthy eating? But when it comes to combating stress levels, what you eat may actually help relieve your tension. Indeed, some …

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The surprising downsides of being clever

Can high intelligence be a burden rather than a boon? David Robson investigates.<p>If ignorance is bliss, does a high IQ equal misery? Popular opinion would have it so. We tend to think of geniuses as being plagued by existential angst, frustration, and loneliness. Think of Virginia Woolf, Alan …

Could a giant blob be causing our crazy weather?

Yup, you read that right. Scientists say a “blob” in the Pacific Ocean could be to blame for the drought in the West, as well as the East’s seemingly …

Ohio college basketball player who had rare brain tumor dies

(Reuters) - Lauren Hill, an Indiana native who scored the first basket of the Mount St. Joseph University women’s basketball season in November while suffering from a rare inoperable brain cancer, died on Friday at age 19, officials said.<p>“We are forever grateful to have had Lauren grace our campus …

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