Chrystal Sherrod

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Police arrest 3 men on suspicion of links to Jakarta attack

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police on Friday arrested three men on suspicion of links to the brazen attacks in the heart of the country's …

Citing 'imminent' threat, Brussels extends high alert

Citing a "serious and imminent" threat of attack, Belgium's prime minister announced Monday that Brussels will remain at the highest alert level for at least another week, maintaining security measures that have severely disrupted normal life in the capital.<p>In France, police said an explosive vest …

Paris Attacks: Threat to France Far From Over Despite Abdelhamid Abaaoud's Death

Although the suspected organizer of the Paris attacks that killed 129 people is dead, a security adviser to President François Hollande said Thursday that "we think we are just in the middle of the storm."<p>But the death of the alleged organizer of the attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, 27, during a raid …

Did U.S. weapons supplied to Syrian rebels draw Russia into the conflict?

BEIRUT — American antitank missiles supplied to Syrian rebels are playing an unexpectedly prominent role in shaping the Syrian battlefield, giving the conflict the semblance of a proxy war between the United States and Russia, despite President Obama’s express desire to avoid one.<p>The U.S.-made …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Charted: What the landmark Trans-Pacific trade deal really means

Trade ministers from 12 Pacific rim countries, including the US, Japan, Mexico and Vietnam, came to terms Monday on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a landmark free-trade deal that’s being described as the most ambitious in a generation. What exactly does it all mean?<p>If the participants all ratify …

Economy
Journalism

Young man spared by Oregon shooter given 2 tasks in exchange for his life

<b>(CNN) —</b> The killer called him "the lucky one."<p>For reasons he might never understand, Matthew was chosen to live by the gunman in last week's Oregon community college shooting that left nine people dead.<p>But the 18-year-old had to perform two tasks to save his life: deliver the gunman's message to …

Mass Shootings

Sandra Bland: Texas officials deny dashcam footage of arrest was doctored

Texas officials have denied that video of a violent traffic stop that led to Sandra Bland being taken to the jail where she was later found dead had been doctored.<p>The Texas department of public safety released the dashcam footage from trooper Brian Encinia’s car on Tuesday evening, in response to …

Engineer says Google managers denied her bonuses when she tried to expose salary inequality

Out of boredom, Baker and some coworkers made a spreadsheet that would list everybody's salaries as an experiment in radical transparency and shared it on Google's internal social network.<p>The idea caught fire through the company, and more and more Googlers started adding their salary data.<p>That data …

Are You Ready for the Office of the Future? A Look at How the Workplace Has Evolved Over Generations

There has been quite a bit of discussion lately on "The Office of the Future" -- what it will look like, how will it be different than the traditional office, will there still be an appetite for cubicles? These, of course, are all great questions if you work in an office or have in the past.<p>As an …

Asia Bibi death sentence suspended by Pakistan court

Christian woman who became first female to be sentenced to death under Pakistan's blasphemy law granted full hearing by supreme court<p>Pakistan's supreme court has temporarily suspended the death sentence of a Christian woman who was found guilty of blasphemy in 2010.<p>In a case that attracted …

Nasa releases amazing high-resolution picture of sunlit Earth from one million miles away

Nasa has released the first image taken from its new deep space satellite DSCOVR<p>If Carl Sagan was impressed with the Pale Blue Dot, he would have been equally blown away by this incredible image (launch high-resolution version) of Earth taken from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric …

Is the Afghan Army Losing the War in Afghanistan?

Afghan security forces are in one hell of a fight with Taliban insurgents this year. According to statistics compiled by an American-led coalition …

Afghanistan

Chattanooga shootings: Gunman shot at after he rams gates, then kills 5

<b>(CNN) —</b> He'd shot at a military recruitment center, drove off, and rammed the gates of a Navy reserve center. A service member inside the facility saw the threat posed by the heavily armed Mohammad Abdulazeez and opened fire.<p>But tragically, that didn't stop Abdulazeez.<p>Rather, Abdulazeez forced his …

Law Enforcement

Pakistan wants to copy GCHQ and eavesdrop on world+dog's comms

Spies gonna spy, no matter where in the world they arePakistan's intelligence agencies want to snoop on all communications crossing its borders.

Why Learning a Language Should Be on Your Bucket List

I'm currently studying Portuguese. It's hard. The linguistic capabilities of my youth (at one point considerable -- I was a Modern Languages and Linguistics major with an emphasis on Russian) have faded. I first fell in love with Russian and then with Russia itself, though our affair was volatile, …

Get up to speed on the Iran nuclear talks

<b>(CNN) —</b> Until word slipped out Monday that talks had hit a snag, all indications were that Iran and world powers negotiating to crimp the country's nuclear program might reach a deal any time.<p>If they do, it's huge news. If they don't? Maybe even bigger news.<p>But what is the deal? Who wants it? Who …

South Asia

The people who need very little sleep

Is it true that some people need only a few hours of sleep? Helen Thomson talks to a woman whose genes might hint at how we all could survive on less shuteye.<p>What would you do if you had 60 days of extra free time a year? Ask Abby Ross, a retired psychologist from Miami, Florida, a “short-sleeper”. …

University of California

A hacker cartel is using a mysterious Flash vulnerability to steal sensitive business data

Kaspersky Lab revealed the campaign in a threat advisory, warning a hacker group, known as Wild Neutron is using the "unknown Flash Player exploit" to infect companies and private web users with a data siphoning malware.<p>"The initial infection vector from the 2014-2015 attacks is still unknown, …

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

US drone strike kills Yemen al-Qaida leader Nasir al-Wuhayshi

Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula confirms death of Nasir al-Wuhayshi in US air strike and names Qassim al-Rimi as new leader<p>Al-Qaida’s most powerful franchise has announced the death of its leader, Nasir al-Wuhayshi, in a US air strike in Yemen, the latest blow to the global jihadi …

Isis slave markets sell girls for 'as little as a pack of cigarettes', UN envoy says

UN envoy on sexual violence says abducting girls has become a key part of Isis strategy to recruit foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria over the past 18 months<p>Teenage girls abducted by Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria are being sold in slave markets “for as little as a pack of cigarettes”, …

Middle East

Islamic State loyalist shot dead by Hamas security forces in Gaza

A Salafist leader who has pledged allegiance to the jihadists was killed amid a crackdown by the Strip's Islamist rulers on extremist opponents believed to be behind a string of small explosions<p>A Palestinian Salafist leader who has sworn loyalty to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil) …

CIA veteran: The Obama administration does not understand how to fight ISIS

"I don't think they understand the kind of war they need to fight," Henry Crumpton, a former CIA official who led teams in Afghanistan against the Taliban, told the publication. "They're waging the war they want to fight but not the one that will lead to success."<p>The Obama administration's efforts …

Failed State: Five Reasons Iraq Can't Be Fixed

Recent setbacks suffered by Iraqi forces in the country’s contested Sunni areas have led senior Pentagon officials to question their courage. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said the Iraqis “showed no will to fight” when ISIS moved to seize the Anbar provincial capital of Ramadi despite greatly …

Islamist fighters drawn from half the world's countries, says UN

Report says there are more than 25,000 ‘foreign terrorist fighters’ from 100 countries in jihadi conflicts, who pose an ‘immediate and long-term threat’<p>More than half the countries in the world are currently generating Islamist extremist fighters for groups such as al-Qaida and Islamic State, the …

Iraq Shi'ite militia take lead in campaign to reverse Islamic State gains | Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq’s Shi’ite paramilitaries said on Tuesday they had taken charge of the campaign to drive Islamic State from the western province of Anbar, giving the operation an openly sectarian codename that could infuriate its Sunni Muslim population.<p>Iraq's Shi'ite paramilitaries ride in …

Middle East

Kabul siege: four attackers killed and no other casualties, say Afghan officials

Firefight erupted at guesthouse in Wazir Akbar Khan area, which is home to embassies and foreign workers<p>An all-night siege in an upscale neighbourhood of Afghanistan’s capital ended in the early hours of Wednesday morning with the deaths of four heavily armed attackers. No civilians or security …