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No Breakthrough In Talks About Ukraine

This post has been updated.<p><b>Update at 12:45 ET:</b> Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry came away from talks Friday in London saying they had not come any closer to an agreement about how to end the crisis in Ukraine.<p>Lavrov told reporters after the two men met …

That creepy eye on the back of the dollar bill, explained

First thing to remember: There are lots of conspiracy theories about the dollar bill’s eye and pyramid. I wanted to see which ones were most popular. So I headed to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in downtown Washington, to do my own, informal street survey.<p>First up, Ginny Cochran -- who …

Conspiracies

Report: NSA Has Plans To Infect “Millions” Of Computers With Malware

The National Security Agency reportedly has plans to control millions of computers by infecting them with malware, according to documents leaked to The Intercept by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.<p>“In some cases the NSA has masqueraded as a fake Facebook server, using the social media site as a …

Boston Marathon 2014 security plan calls for twice as many police officers

3,500 police officers will patrol this year’s Boston Marathon Spectators are strongly discouraged from bringing large items<p>More than 3,500 police officers will patrol this year’s Boston Marathon, more than double the number deployed last year, when two bombs exploded near the finish line, killing …

The Newtown Gunman's Father Gives His First Interview

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Until this week, Peter Lanza, the father of Newtown gunman Adam Lanza, has avoided the press. That …

Spacecraft with American, 2 Russians lands safely after 166 days in space

A Soyuz capsule carrying a U.S.-Russian crew returning after spending nearly six months on the International Space Station landed safely on the steppes of Kazakhstan.<p>NASA said in a live TV broadcast that the capsule carrying American Mike Hopkins and Russians Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy …

Twenty-Eight Senators Are Pulling an All-Night Talkathon About Climate Change

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A little less than a third of U.S. senators will be staying up all night tonight to discuss climate …

Pope Francis: Loves women, at war with GOP

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Pope Francis is showing more and more signs of being a real game changer, aggressive, fast-moving. He’s …

Hillary Clinton

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

In Iraq, Anbar Faces Extremists Stronger Than Those U.S. Fought

The extremists now committing a wave of attacks in Iraq's Anbar province are better trained, funded and equipped than the al-Qaida-linked groups American soldiers battled there, says Brett McGurk, one of the State Department's top officials for Iraq.<p>The militants, who have drawn strength amid the …

Associated Press News

Olympic Space Station Crew Returns to Earth

An American astronaut and two Russians who carried a Sochi Olympic torch into open space landed safely and on time on Tuesday in Kazakhstan, defying bad weather and ending their 166-day mission aboard the International Space Station.<p>"We have a landing!" read a huge TV screen at Russia's Mission …

Space Exploration

Sister: Mother who drove with children into ocean thought there were 'demons'

She was trying to get help for her sister.<p>Help for a woman who was distraught and uneven, having driven to Florida to get away from her husband. Who had gone, at her sister's urging, to a hospital only to sign herself out earlier in the day. A woman who was "talking about Jesus and that there's …

Taliban bomb kills Afghan district leader in latest attack on senior officials

Nazian district head dies and six wounded in Nangarhar province, scene of recent operations against militant group<p>A bomb placed under the car seat of a district chief in eastern Afghanistan killed him and wounded six other people, officials said.<p>The Taliban claimed responsibility for the …

FAA Appeals Court Decision Allowing Commercial Drone Flight

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is pushing back at a major federal court decision from Thursday that ruled the agency did not have the …

US military leaves missing behind

The Pentagon spends about $100 million a year to find soldiers that have gone MIA. Few are actually found<p>Tracing his genealogy online one night, John Eakin landed on a name that evoked an old family sorrow.<p>Arthur “Bud” Kelder, Eakin’s cousin, had died while a POW during World War II, but his body …

President Obama to Introduce Reboot of Cosmos

President Barack Obama will launch the reboot of Carl Sagan’s classic show <i>Cosmos</i> Sunday night with a message that will invite viewers to embrace a …

Barack Obama

This 530-Pound “Exosuit” Will Help Find Undiscovered Life 1,000 Feet Under The Sea

Mike Lombardi is taking this “one-man submarine for your body” to the deepest depths of the ocean. There’s no telling what he’ll find.<p>Eighteen years ago, Mike Lombardi started his diving career as a high school student looking for lost wallets and keys off the coast of Rhode Island. But this July, …

Rhode Island

Maliki: Saudi and Qatar at war against Iraq

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has accused Saudi Arabia and Qatar of supporting fighters in Iraq and effectively declaring war on the country.<p>The rare direct attack on the Sunni Gulf powers, comes with Iraq embroiled in its worst prolonged period of bloodshed since 2008, with more than 1,800 people …

euronews on Twitter: "Russian forces took control of a Ukrainian border guard post in western Crimea on Sunday (Reuters)"

Ukraine crisis: US warns Russia not to annex Crimea

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1058000/1058879_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522489154_6290add745aba713816a772350d76c5b<p><b>The US has warned Russia that any moves to annex Crimea would close the door to diplomacy.</b><p>US Secretary of State John Kerry told Russian counterpart …

Russia

Ukraine crisis: Russian troops take Ukrainian border guards hostage

William Hague demands that Russia attends Ukraine peace talks, as Russian troops take their 11th border control post in Crimea<p><b>Russian</b> forces have taken control of a <b>Ukrainian</b> border guard post in western Crimea, trapping 30 personnel inside.<p>The latest move by the Russians to tighten their grip on …

Russia

First Study Of LSD's Psychotherapeutic Benefits In Four Decades Breaks Research Taboo

Today <i>The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease</i> published results from the first study of LSD’s therapeutic potential in humans to appear in more than four decades. The controlled, double-blind study, which was conducted in Switzerland under the direction of Swiss psychiatrist Peter Gasser, measured …

U.S. Navy Destroyer Heads for Waters Near Ukraine for Exercise

<b>Editor's note:</b> <i>Due to an editing error, an earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the U.S.S. Truxtun had entered the Black Sea.</i><p>WASHINGTON -- A U.S. Navy destroyer was en route to the Black Sea on Thursday - but it had nothing to do with tension in Ukraine, Pentagon officials said.<p>The …

Military

Putin and Obama speak by phone as US moves on several fronts to counter Russian aggression

President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke for an hour by phone Thursday as the administration moved on several fronts to counter Russia's aggression in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula.<p>The White House said Obama emphasized to Putin that "Russia's actions are in violation of Ukraine's …