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Secondhand Marijuana Smoke Exposure

Is secondhand marijuana smoke dangerous or could secondhand pot smoke mess up your drug testing at work? These are important questions to be …

Munich attack: Calls in Germany for tighter gun laws

<b>Senior German politicians have called for stricter controls on the sale of guns in response to the shooting attack in Munich on Friday.</b><p>Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said everything possible should be done to limit access to deadly weapons.<p>David Sonboly, 18, shot dead nine people before killing …

Turkish president gains upper hand in power struggle

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - At the crossroads between a divided Europe and a convulsed Middle East, Turkey is caught in a power struggle between former Islamist allies which is shaking democratic institutions and raises questions about its future path.<p>Turkish Supporters are silhouetted against a screen …

Dallas Police Department Sees Surge in Applications After Mass Shooting

The Dallas Police Department has seen job applications surge threefold following the mass shooting that killed five officers earlier this month.<p>The …

Three personality traits of aggressive people

"Aggressive people are prepared to escalate confrontational situations by doggedly standing their ground which can easily spill into violence," he …

Former Saudi general visits Jerusalem, meets Israeli officials

A retired Saudi general visited Israel this week, heading a delegation of academics and businessmen seeking to encourage discussion of the Saudi-led …

Israel

Family says Calgary man accused of plotting failed coup in Turkey

Family members of a Canadian man they say is being held in Turkey on accusations he was a leader of the failed July 15 military coup are trying to get Davud Hanci's wife and children out of the country.<p>Mr. Hanci's family says he was detained and his name has appeared in Turkish media in connection …

By all means be ‘off-grid’ parents, but do it quietly | Barbara Ellen

Too many people think they know best about raising children. And they will insist on telling the rest of us<p>It was amusing on TV’s <i>This Morning</i>, when Adele and Matt Allen from Brighton came on to talk about their unconventional “off-grid’ parenting lifestyle. As their son, Ulysses, five, clambered on …

Obama vetoes cuts to former presidents' expense accounts

WASHINGTON — President Obama took steps to preserve the office allowances given to former presidents Friday, by vetoing a measure that would have capped those expenses at $200,000 a year.<p>The veto comes less than six months before Obama will become a former president himself. But Obama suggested in …

Visit thousands of museums on your phone thanks to Google

Longing to travel the world and see great art is something many of us relate to. Thanks to Google we can get the next best experience without having …

King Arthur Comic-Con trailer debuts during Warner Bros. panel

King Arthur made his debut at Comic-Con on Saturday.<p>The forthcoming <i>King Arthur: Legend of the Sword</i> film from director Guy Ritchie stars Charlie …

Robot Jellyfish Patrolling the Oceans

The Navy has commissioned a GIANT ROBOT JELLYFISH! It's real. It works. But that's not all. Anthony shows us this amazing machine in action plus …

Virginia Tech

Inside the futuristic campuses tech's fastest-growing companies are building

Tech's cutting-edge companies are not only building products that will shape our future, but they're also building campuses with a vision to match.<p>It's not enough to just have a nice cafeteria or a volleyball court anymore. Today's tech companies strive for architectural showpieces that make a …

San Francisco

Behind Hillary’s Mask

RIGHT after the Sept. 11 attacks, I ran into Hillary Clinton outside an armory in Manhattan that served as a sort of clearing house for tragedy, where people brought pictures of the missing and checked for information. She talked for a long time, very freely, about Washington politicians who had …

Nice killer ‘made 12 reconnaissance trips in illegal lorry’ without being turned back

The Bastille Day killer drove his rented lorry on 12 reconnaissance trips along the Nice seafront without being turned back despite a local ban on heavy goods vehicles, it emerged on Saturday.<p>Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel repeatedly drove the 19-tonne lorry up and down the Promenade des Anglais in the …

To jam, or not to jam: Why Carlos Santana’s reasons for ignoring Israel boycott are dubious at best

<b>Carlos Santana (Reuters/Mario Anzuoni)</b><p>Over 400 artists have signed on to an Israel boycott. So why won’t the guitarist-activist follow suit?<p>David Palumbo-Liu<p>July 23, 2016 6:00pm (UTC)<p><i>This article was corrected on August 1, 2016.</i><p>Ever since the cultural boycott of Israel came onto the scene in 2006, …

Israel

Munich Shooting Witness Thought 'This Is It' as He Comforted Dying Boy

Witnesses to a shooting spree in Munich, Germany, that killed nine people recalled harrowing scenes of terror and panic Saturday as a memorial grew outside the shopping center where the attack took place the day before.<p>Huseyin Bayri, 29, who was at the Olympia Einkaufszentrum when an 18-year-old …

See Wonder Woman Fight Entire Army in First Official Trailer

The blockbuster sneak peeks continue to pour out of Comic-Con, with the first official <i>Wonder Woman</i> trailer and then the Justice League teaser the …

The Mother Of The Ambassador Killed In Benghazi Is Angry At Trump

"I know for certain that Chris would not have wanted his name or memory used" by the Trump campaign, the mother of Ambassador Chris Stephens has said.<p>The mother of the US ambassador killed during the 2012 attack in Benghazi has pleaded with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to refrain …

5 Most Dangerous Computer Viruses of all time

5 Most Dangerous Computer Viruses of all time<p>When we talk about a computer virus, we usually mean any kind of code that’s designed to do harm and …

Kerry: Air conditioners as big a threat as ISIS

Secretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna on Friday that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State.<p>The <i>Washington Examiner</i> reported that Kerry was in Vienna to amend the 1987 Montreal Protocol that would …

Don't call me a prodigy: the rising stars of European mathematics

Scientists from 80 countries flocked to Berlin this week to attend the European Congress of Mathematics. One main takeaway: some of the continent's …

Tigers maul woman to death and wound another at Chinese wildlife park

The Siberian tigers attacked the women when they got out of their car at Beijing Badaling Wildlife World<p>Siberian tigers at a wildlife park in Beijing have mauled a woman to death and wounded another when they stepped out of their car in an enclosure, a Chinese state-run newspaper said.<p>A tiger …

'Like a freight train': California wildfire guts 18 homes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Flames raced down a steep hillside "like a freight train," leaving smoldering remains of homes and forcing thousands to flee the …

5 Reasons Why Trump Will Win

<b>Midwest Math, or Welcome to Our Rust Belt Brexit.</b> I believe Trump is going to focus much of his attention on the four blue states in the rustbelt of …

Racist Cops, Abused Women and the Blue Wall of Silence

While 10 percent of the general population will experience domestic violence, 40 percent of law enforcement families will, according to two studies …

Olympus told its U.S. executives no broad warning about tainted medical scopes was needed, despite superbug outbreaks

Faced with superbug outbreaks in three countries by early 2013, Japanese device giant Olympus Corp. told U.S. executives not to issue a broad warning to American hospitals about potentially deadly infections from tainted medical scopes, internal emails show.<p>After two dozen infections were reported …

Public Health

17 Books, Poems, and Songs for Black Healing

It was 1:22 AM on July 8, and I had been dragged out to a Lower East Side dive bar by my colleagues on our last night in New York. Going out felt wrong. Two black men had been needlessly killed by police. Again. Now cops were being slaughtered in our name. It was hard to find something worth …

Pokemon Go Might Finally Have Hit Its Peak Number of Users in the US

Pokemon Go is a cultural sensation, and it had a better first week in terms of downloads on iOS devices than any other iOS app in history. It seemed like it would never slow down--but according to new data from survey company SurveyMonkey, the app might have finally reached its peak number of …

Google Search

History's First Terrorists

Like a cycle that comes back around almost a thousand years later, modern terrorism has historical roots in a notorious sect of medieval assassins …

World History