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Mayor: St. Louis 'on edge' awaiting police shooting verdict

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The mayor of St. Louis says the city is "on edge" as it awaits a verdict in the first-degree murder trial of former police officer …

Justice

The First Execution by Electric Chair

The electric chair was invented by employees at Thomas Alva Edison's works at West Orange, New Jersey in the late 1880s. The inventor's involvement …

Drones Are Delivering Contraband To Prisons

A drone transported nearly half a pound of drugs into an Ohio prison on July 29, sparking a fight among inmates. Unknown parties coordinated the drop and flew the drone into a prison yard at the Mansfield Correctional Institute.<p>JoEllen Smith, a spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation …

Tennessee Theater Attack Suspect Had History of Mental Health Issues, Police Say

The man police killed after he attacked patrons inside a movie theater in Tennessee with a hatchet and pepper spray had a history of mental health …

Suez Canal Expansion Opened With Pomp And Ceremony

Egypt has completed a major expansion of the Suez Canal after a furious year of construction, opening the new 22-mile cut in a third of the time that was initially forecast.<p>The $8.5 billion expansion allows two-way traffic and deepens and widens portions of the existing channels to accommodate …

Suez Canal

Why Did The U.S. Choose Hiroshima?

The name Hiroshima is so tied to the atomic bomb that it's hard to imagine there were other possible targets.<p>But in early 1945, the U.S. was still months away from building its first bomb and certainly didn't know what to hit.<p>"Should it be a city? Should it be a military installation? Should you be …

Hiroshima

The science behind the bombing of Hiroshima

Some 135,000 people were killed when, on 6 August 1945, the US dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima in Japan. Those who survived suffered …

Introducing 2016 Election Central: Your Guide to the Presidential Race

The 2016 presidential election will dominate the news, conversation and debate in America over the next 450+ days leading up to Election Day 2016. With a record 17 Republican candidates, five Democratic candidates and a constant stream of debates, there will be no shortage of political jousting, …

Social Media

What would Donald Trump actually do as president? An analysis of his policies

So far the most memorable moments of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign have been his claim that Mexico is sending “rapists” to the US and his description of Senator John McCain, a man permanently crippled after five-and-a-half-years as a Vietnamese prisoner of war, as “not a war hero”.<p>Just …

Donald Trump

Bounty hunters mistakenly try to raid police chief's house

<b>(CNN) —</b> The last place you'd think bounty hunters would go looking for a fugitive is a police chief's house.<p>And yet, it happened to Phoenix's top cop on Tuesday night.<p>Chief Joe Yahner was at home when at least one man began pounding on his door about 10 p.m. looking for a fugitive from …

Trespassing

Family of an unarmed teenager shot by police say there's no public outcry because he's white

On July 26, Hammond was killed in his car in a parking lot by a police officer in Seneca, South Carolina while on a first date with a woman who was arrested and charged with pot possession.<p>Police said Hammond drove the car toward the officer who was trying to make the stop, prompting the officer to …

Black American lives are being erased. The victors still rewrite history

This past weekend, a massive photograph of Cecil the lion (the beloved animal whose illegal death at the hands of a dweeby American dentist inspired …

Black Lives Matter

America is on the wrong side of history

The Third International Conference on Financing for Development recently convened in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. The conference came at a time when developing countries and emerging markets have demonstrated their ability to absorb huge amounts of money productively. Indeed, the tasks that …

Economics

In the shadow of Ukraine: seven years on from Russian-Georgian war

Seven years ago, in the night of 7th to the 8th August 2008, skirmishes along the lines of separation in Georgia escalated to full war.

Russia

You'll Never Guess Which President Jeb Bush Admires Most

You might have expected Jebbie to say he most admired Ronald Reagan. Or he could maybe have even gotten away with Abraham Lincoln when asked which …

James K. Polk

Ron Paul Takes On The War Party

Written by Elisha Dorfsmith<p>Thursday August 6, 2015<p>“Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.” —Thomas …

Political Science

America: 'The leading terrorist state and proud of it'

According to the Pentagon, US led airstrikes against ISIS have killed only two civilians: both children – “likely in Syria”.<p>A new report compiled by …

Middle East

During the Cold War, America Planned to Nuke Soviet Satellites

In 1962, U.S. president John F. Kennedy was in a bind. He was eager to negotiate a nuclear test ban with the Soviet Union. But the Soviets had …

Military

PM - Effects of Hiroshima nuclear blast still felt 70 years later 06/08/2015

MARK COLVIN: They may have happened 70 years ago but the effects of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki still linger.<p>More than 200,000 Japanese …

Japan

The Voting Rights Act at 50: How It Changed the World

Ernest C. Withers—Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, © Ernest C. Withers Trust<p>Ernest C. …

First World War ship HMS M33 launched as new attraction at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

WITH a prayer, a plaque and plenty of confetti, this battle-hardened gunship was opened to visitors.<p>The Monitor-class HMS M33 was unveiled at …

Remembrance Day

America's Hiroshima and Nagasaki 70 years later

Hiroshima. Flickr/Xiquinho Silva. Some rights reserved.So many decades later, it’s hard to remember the kind of nuclear thinking top American …

World War II

Opinion: Puerto Rico's Crisis? Let's Look At Our U.S. History

There's a new kid on the block - Cuba has become the darling of US economic and political interests. In contrast, Puerto Rico continues to be the unwanted child that is more of a nuisance and for whom there is no love lost.<p>Ironically, the histories of Puerto Rico and Cuba were intertwined since …

Caribbean

Iran On The 70th Anniversary Of Hiroshima

70 years ago today, the first atomic bomb used in war, named Little Boy, was dropped on Hiroshima by the United States. Three days later, the second, and last, atomic bomb ever used in war, was dropped on Nagasaki. These two attacks ended the most destructive and horrific war in the history of our …

Nuclear Energy

70 Years Ago, A 'Little Boy' Was Dropped On Hiroshima & It Changed The World Forever

<b>“If I had known they were going to do this, I would have become a shoemaker.” –Albert Einstein, after the Hiroshima bombing.</b><p>The world still struggles …

World History