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Six people die in fire at North Carolina mobile home

(Reuters) - Six people have died in a fire at a mobile home in rural North Carolina, and investigators are seeking to find the cause of the deadly blaze, police said on Saturday.<p>The fire at the home just outside the town of Garland was reported to emergency responders at 1 a.m. local time on …

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15 Shocking Numbers That Will Make You Pay Attention To What ISIS Is Doing In Iraq

Over the past few months, the Islamic State, an al-Qaeda offshoot formerly known as ISIS, has mounted a brutal campaign in Syria and Iraq that has allowed it to expand its ranks and win large swaths of new territory. With the stated goal of establishing a Sunni caliphate -- or an Islamic state …

Iraq Explained: What You Need to Know About the Current Crisis

As the crisis in Iraq evolves by the minute, here's the latest on where things stand in the crisis and what comes next.<p><b>Who does the U.S. support in Iraq now?</b><p>After throwing its support behind Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for years, the U.S. has broken away from the embattled leader it says …

Middle East

Barack Obama backs effort for new Iraqi government

President Barack Obama offered his backing Monday to the new prime minister of Iraq, calling the leadership switch in the embattled country “a promising step forward.”<p>Obama said he called Haider al-Abadi, the nominee to take over from Nouri al-Maliki, and urged the new prime minister to form an …

Iraq's Nuri al-Maliki digs in as President nominates new Prime Minister

Iraqi President Fuad Masum nominated a new Prime Minister on Monday, further complicating the country's intense power struggle amid a dire humanitarian crisis and a militant threat strong enough to draw U.S. air power back to the fray.<p>In a ceremony attended by key members of the main Shiite bloc in …

Iraq president asks Abadi to form new government

<b>Iraq's president has asked the deputy speaker of parliament, Haider al-Abadi, to form a new government.</b><p>Mr Abadi had previously been nominated prime minister by Shia parties, instead of the incumbent Nouri Maliki.<p>But Mr Maliki said Mr Abadi's nomination was a "violation of the constitution". Mr …

Middle East

Ship rescues 3 stranded in rough seas off Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — A container ship crew on Monday rescued three men who were stranded in a sailboat off the Hawaiian islands for about 24 hours as Hurricane Julio battered their vessel with giant waves and high winds that ripped off one of its hatches.<p>The sailors made it onto the container ship at …

Teen Who Leapt From Moving Vehicle Made Up Abduction Story: Cops

A teenager who vanished last week and was seen jumping from a moving vehicle the next day faked her own kidnapping, police say.<p>Hayley Turner, 18, was reported missing Thursday night from Bedford Township, Michigan, after telling her parents she was on her way to a video store.<p>Turner called a friend …

What It Actually Means For Obama To "Go Big" On Deportation Relief

The drumbeat by activists for the president to "go big" administratively is getting louder and louder. But what does it really mean and what do they want?<p>But beyond that often used phrase, activists say they want substantive changes to the current system, especially a reduction in the Obama …

Immigration

See Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray the Day After Their Engagement (PHOTO)

So this is what things <i>really</i> look like after the final rose.<p>In honor of Throwback Thursday, former <i>Bachelorette</i> Andi Dorfman shared a snapshot of her …

FBI Search Team Finds Body Believed to Be Missing Washington Girl

Now that authorities believe they have found the body of 6-year-old Washington girl Jenise Wright, who vanished from her home last weekend, they are …

Inside Andi Dorfman's Surprise Birthday Bash for Josh Murray: Get the Scoop!

Make a wish!<p>Former <i>Bachelorette</i> Andi Dorfman busted out a surprise party for new fiancé Josh Murray Friday night in Atlanta to celebrate his 30th …

Hundreds Mourn Slain Washington Girl at Vigil

Several hundred people turned out Friday night for a vigil to honor a 6-year-old Washington girl found murdered several days after she disappeared …

CSI NASA: Using Old Space Images to Find New Planets

When detectives use DNA to crack a cold case, or when defense attorneys use it to free the wrongly convicted, the evidence itself can date back …

Universe

Our Best Bet for Colonizing Space May Be Printing Humans on Other Planets

"Maybe we will colonize other worlds not with astronauts in space suits, but with bacteria," says NASA's lead engineer on the Curiosity Rover mission.<p>Assuming human deep space travel turns out to be not just incredibly dangerous, but perhaps "crazy idiotic" and "laughable," as Harvard biologist …

Space Science

Mars or bust: the new space race to put humans on the red planet

The race is on to land people on Mars. But it’s not just Nasa taking part. Guest blogger Zahaan Bharmal reviews the competitors in this amazing dash for the red planet<p>Two years ago tomorrow, a nuclear-powered rover, the size of an SUV and weighing almost a tonne, was lowered onto the surface of …

A Journey to an Amazing Earth-like Planet!

As of July 2014, astronomers have discovered 1,739 confirmed exoplanets and 452 multiplanet solar systems. There are also an additional 4,234 unconfirmed planets detected by the NASA Kepler observatory. According to their sizes, the confirmed planets include 107 that are Earth-sized. About 47 of …

Universe

Brad Paisley Wants to Learn to Be a Bartender

Brad Paisley is already a singer, songwriter, master guitarist and resident expert on ABC’s singing competition show <i>Rising Star</i>, but the country star …

Kylie Jenner Turns 17: How the Kardashians and Justin Bieber Wished Her Happy Birthday

<i>Happy birthday, Kylie Jenner</i>!<p>The <i>Keeping up with the Kardashians</i> star turned 17 on Sunday, and her famous friends and family celebrated by taking to …

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's Mother and Cousin Hit by Drunk Driver

Dwayne Johnson’s mom and cousin were in a serious accident this week when a drunk driver hit them head-on, according to the wrestling star.<p>Johnson, …