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Pot ad outside Indy race snuffed out

Brickyard 400 race fans probably missed the public-service message that marijuana should be considered safer than alcohol.<p>A 30-second Marijuana Project Policy video that referred to pot as "the new beer" appeared for several hours Friday before it was pulled from a portable screen across from …

“Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control

<b>(Public Affairs Books/Jenna Pope)</b><p>SWAT teams raiding poker games and trying to stop underage drinking? Overwhelming paramilitary force is on the rise<p>Radley Balko<p>July 7, 2013 11:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces”<p>Sal Culosi is dead because …

Leaked report shows Bin Laden's 'hidden life'

Former al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was able to hide in Pakistan for nine years due to the "collective failure" of state military and intelligence authorities, a leaked Pakistani government report has revealed.<p>The report, obtained exclusively by Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit, also outlines how …

Solar Impulse soars over Atlantic on last leg of historic flight

Solar Impulse pilot André Borschberg had more than 12 hours of solo flying in the cramped cockpit of a solar-powered airplane left, but he was not about to start keeping time.<p>"I don't count the hours. If you count the hours, that's the wrong way to go about it because you say 12, 11, 10, and start …

'OK Glass, Save A Life.' The Application Of Google Glass In Sudden Cardiac Death

Google Glass has made its way into healthcare. Its use in the operating room and in medical education has been profiled here. Yet the magic of Glass will be found in the applications that can make this “technology” into real-world solutions for health and medicine. It’s a bit like the smart phone …

Does A $347 3-D Printer Mean The Future Is Here? Or Just Paper-Thin Progress?

Now on Kickstarter, the Buccaneer is designed for easy at-home use, costs less than an iPhone–and just might make or break our collective dream of technology.<p>The magic words, or magic number-plus-letter, of our technological fantasies to date are: 3-D. The 3-D printer is this year’s collective …

'Furious' EU Demands Answers After New Report Of NSA Spying

"Senior European Union officials are outraged by revelations that the U.S. spied on EU representations in Washington and New York," Germany's <i>Der Spiegel</i> writes. "Some have called for a suspension of talks on the trans-Atlantic free trade agreement."<p>Their anger follows Saturday's <i>Der Spiegel</i> report …

China's new rich looking to get education on manners

China has one of the world’s largest wealth gaps, with much of the wealth amassed by Communist Party elites and their friends.<p>That’s created social tension and resentment, enough that new President Xi Jinping has ordered party cadres to cut down on the conspicuous consumption. China’s nouveau riche …

You Say You Want a Revolution?

Protests and riots are spreading around the world. Where do they come from, and what do they signify?<p>Not long before he went to the altar of Notre …

Secret warrant used to access WikiLeaks volunteer's Gmail account

Newly revealed court documents from the Justice department's investigation of WikiLeaks show that the government issued a secret search warrant to Google in order to access all of the email belonging to Herbert Snorrason. He had "helped managed WikiLeaks' secure chat room in 2010," <i>Wired</i> reports, …

Silicon Valley firms deny giving government broad access to data

The top executives of Google, Facebook and other Silicon Valley firms on Friday fiercely denied they gave intelligence officials broad access to data about their users.<p>The statements sharply contradict the language in a National Security Agency document, cited by The Washington Post and the British …

Will Istanbul's protesters have the last laugh?

<b>Revolutions take commitment and determination. Revolutions are often messy and confusing. But in today's digital age of iPhones, citizen journalism and self-made producers, revolutions can also be funny.</b><p>While the atmosphere in Istanbul's Taksim Square has changed dramatically from music festival by …

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Afghan 'insider attack' kills Americans in Paktika

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/984000/984966_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534469037_4e3bb91fdd29a436e5d590126e58f7bb<p><b>Two US soldiers and an American civilian have been killed in a possible insider attack in eastern Afghanistan, the Nato-led force says.</b><p>A man wearing …

Afghanistan

Blanket Surveillance. Total Secrecy. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Imagine that one day you came home to find a shiny little bubble of one-way glass in an upper corner of every single room, and a notice left on your kitchen table: “<i>As required by the Safe Society Act, we have installed remotely controlled cameras throughout your home. (Also your office.) But don’t</i> …

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Turkey’s protesters are nothing like what the PM has described

Istanbul is bullish on democracy these days. The downtown Taksim Square is packed Saturday and getting even more crowded.<p>Demonstrators want to send a message to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan: they are tired of one-man rule. They elected him to be a prime minister, not a dictator, they …

Protest at ex-Libya rebel base turns deadly

At least 31 people have died and dozens others have been wounded after protesters attacked the headquarters of a powerful militia alliance in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, a hospital official has said.<p>Fighting erupted on Saturday after dozens of demonstrators stormed a base belonging to the …

After Six Years of Bloodshed, Mexico's Drug War Shows Little Sign of Waning

The horrors of daily life with the cartels.<p>It was roughly 8 a.m., on Jan. 3, 2007. Mexican President Felipe Calderon had just landed at the airport in Uruapan, in the central state of Michoacan. He had come to check on the troops involved in counter-drug operations, to give them a morale boost; …

China Censors ‘Big Yellow Duck’

Unmarried Chinese mothers to be fined

Plans to fine women who have children out of wedlock have caused outrage in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.<p>On Monday, state media reported that under draft legislation being considered by the city's government unmarried mothers and women who had children with men who were already married would …

Iran Election: Cleric Says Women Cannot Be Presidential Candidates, Quashing Moves By Women To Contest In June 14 Polls

A member of Iran’s constitutional watchdog group said on Thursday that women cannot be presidential candidates, quashing a largely symbolic move by a …

Associated Press News

Associated Press News

Revenge attack on Sunni mosque in Iraq kills 40

Bombs killed 47 people in central Iraq on Friday in two separate incidents. The first attack claimed 40 lives as worshippers left prayers at a Sunni …

Syria crisis: Refugee total now more than 1.5m - UNHCR

<b>The UN's refugee agency has said that more than 1.5 million people have fled the conflict in Syria.</b><p>Most have fled to Jordan and Lebanon, but not have all been registered yet, meaning the true total is likely to be far higher, according to the UNHCR.<p>The situation inside Syria has deteriorated …

Middle East