Alan Wyche

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Lefties, you should feel very special

Only 1 in 10 humans are left handed. So why does it happen at all?<p>In graduate school, I earned beer money by modeling for life drawing classes in various art departments. (Don’t judge, grad school doesn’t pay well and beer isn’t free.) In the long hours standing around, I would survey the room and …

White House’s Kelly slams teacher who disparaged troops: ‘I think the guy ought to go to hell’

White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly offered a blunt reaction Wednesday to a Southern California teacher’s disparaging comments about American troops.<p>Speaking on Fox News Radio, Kelly, a retired four-star general, listened to Gregory Salcido’s viral classroom rant — in which the high school …

Los Angeles

U.S. soldiers are revealing sensitive and dangerous information by jogging

BEIRUT — An interactive map posted on the Internet that shows the whereabouts of people who use fitness devices such as Fitbit also reveals highly sensitive information about the locations and activities of soldiers at U.S. military bases, in what appears to be a major security oversight.<p>The Global …

Middle East

French suspect denies knowing he was hiding Paris attackers

PARIS (AP) — A suspect on trial in a French court insisted Thursday he didn't know he was harboring two Islamic extremists on the run who had …

Why watch other people play video games? What you need to know about esports

Fans flood arenas wearing their team jerseys. They rush to events in search of players' autographs. But these "athletes" they're flocking to see, who spend hours in scrimmages honing their skills, are not football or basketball players — they're gamers.<p>Competitive video game playing, more commonly …

Gaming

Two Palestinian teenagers killed by Israeli troops

Two Palestinian teenagers were shot and killed by Israeli soldiers on Thursday as violence continues in the occupied territories.<p>A Palestinian teen from the Gaza Strip was killed east of the Burij refugee camp after a live round was fired into his chest, the Wafa news agency quoted medical sources …

Almost 800 people, including opposition leaders, detained in days of unrest as mass demonstrations are called<p>More than 150 people have been arrested in Tunisia in a further sweep by police as authorities move to head off major protests this weekend against government-imposed price increases.<p>Almost …

Africa

Doctors find brain abnormalities in victims of Cuba mystery

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors treating the U.S. embassy victims of suspected attacks in Cuba have discovered brain abnormalities as they search for clues …

King Michael of Romania, Who Ousted a Hitler Puppet, Dies at 96

King Michael of Romania, who was credited with pre-emptively saving thousands of lives in World War II when, at 22, he had the audacity to arrest the country’s dictator, a puppet of Hitler, died on Tuesday at his residence in Switzerland. He was 96.<p>His death was announced in a statement from the …

Six rockets land near Kabul airport after US Defence Secretary Mattis arrives

The Taliban fired several rockets at the Kabul international airport on Wednesday in an attack the insurgents claimed targeted the plane of visiting US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis.<p>An Afghan woman was killed and 11 other civilians were wounded in the barrage. Afghan special forces managed to …

UK counter-terrorism police arrest 11 in far-right investigation

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said 11 people had been arrested by counter-terrorism officers on Wednesday as part of an investigation into a banned far-right group.<p>The 11 men were arrested across the country on suspicion of offences including preparing terrorist acts, being members of a banned …

Bali,Volcanoes,Natural disasters and extreme weather,World news,Indonesia,Asia Pacific<p>Potentially deadly pyroclastic flows, a briefly cooler climate and flight disruptions are on the cards<p>An eruption at Bali’s Mount Agung volcano is imminent, according to experts.

Mount Agung

Female US Marine becomes first woman to make it through infantry officer training course

A female US Marine on Monday became the first woman to complete the Corps' notoriously rigorous training course for infantry officers.<p>Many women serve in the Marines and other branches of America's armed forces but the woman, who has requested that her name not be released, is the first to make it …

Alarm grows over Kurdish independence referendum in Iraq

As Iraqi Kurds look forward to their upcoming independence referendum, the international community is sounding the alarm.<p>The UN Security Council expressed concern on Thursday over what it says is “the potentially destabilising impact” of next Monday’s vote.<p>And Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan …

Middle East

UK's terror fight 'puts unsustainable strain on police'

<b>The UK's counter-terrorism effort is putting an unsustainable strain on policing, the head of the National Police Chiefs' Council has said.</b><p>Chief Constable Sara Thornton said resources were being diverted from mainstream policing in England and Wales, leading to backlogs in control rooms and slower …