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Tim Cook: Apple Won't Create 'Backdoor' to Help FBI Access San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone

Apple CEO Tim Cook has posted an open letter to Apple customers announcing that the company would oppose an order from a U.S. Federal judge to help the FBI access data on an iPhone 5c used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook. Cook says that this moment is one for public discussion, and that the …

‘Potentially catastrophic’ Patricia, the strongest hurricane ever recorded, makes landfall in Mexico

By Jason Samenow<p>Early Friday, when its peak winds surged to 200 mph, the National Hurricane Center declared Hurricane Patricia had become the strongest storm it had ever recorded.<p>Friday evening, at 6:15 p.m. local time Friday, the extremely dangerous Category 5 storm made landfall along the coast …

Obama announces new steps to combat heroin, prescription drug abuse

By Steven Mufson and<p>Steven Mufson<p>Reporter covering energy and other financial matters<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Katie Zezima<p>Katie Zezima<p>National reporter covering vice<p>Email Bio Follow<p>CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Faced with a nationwide epidemic of heroin and prescription drug abuse, the Obama administration announced …

Obama Administration

7 Nontoxic Nail Polish Brands

Most of those cute little bottles lined up in your bathroom have a secret: they're filled to the brim with chemicals. Some nail polish brands have …

Man who calls police to say he’s ‘too high’ found in pile of Doritos

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- An Ohio man made a strange, and not-so-wise call to police last Friday to tell them that he was "too high" on marijuana.<p>Police …

Ohio drug overdose deaths up sharply

Fentanyl-related drug overdose deaths increased nearly 500 percent across Ohio in 2014, according to preliminary data released by the Ohio Department …

CDC

A comic that accurately sums up depression and anxiety — and the uphill battle of living with them

Sarah Flanigan has been fighting depression since she was 10 years old and anxiety since she was 16. <b>"I wish everyone knew that depression is not</b> …

Opiate epidemic fuels prostitution in rural Ohio

Tale of two cities<p>Cities fighting to improve also battling prostitution<p>Street prostitution has crept into rural Ohio as communities struggle to gain …

Prostitution

Russia’s Mysterious New Submarine

On August 11 at the port of Severodvinsk in northern Russia, a huge and imposing black shape emerged from a dry dock, observed by ranks of uniformed …

Military

Scientists suggest a way to lower your stroke risk: Shorten your workweek

Do you worry that your workaholic ways are killing you? A new study says you may be right.<p>In an analysis of more than half a million men and women from around the world, those who put in long hours at the office were 33% more likely to suffer a stroke than their colleagues who clocked out earlier. …

U.S., Seoul pause exercises as North threatens war

Amid threats of war from North Korea, an annual joint military exercise with the U.S. and South Korea was briefly halted, U.S. officials said Friday.<p>The latest developments came after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared his front-line troops were in a "quasi-state of war" and ordered them to …

How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election

Google has the ability to drive millions of votes to a candidate with no one the wiser.<p>America’s next president could be eased into office not just by TV ads or speeches, but by Google’s secret decisions, and no one—except for me and perhaps a few other obscure researchers—would know how this was …

Jimmy Carter reveals he has cancer

Jimmy Carter

Video shows Ralkina Jones’ chilling words before dying in police custody: ‘I don’t want to die in your cell’

A black Cleveland woman who died in police custody pleaded with jail officials to properly administer her prescription medications in the hours …

Woman Says Deputies Threw Her Down, Searched Her Vagina In Parking Lot

A 21-year-old woman said that sheriff’s deputies in Harris County, Texas, threw her to the ground and searched her vagina earlier this year in the …

Police Release Surveillance Video of Unarmed Christian Taylor Before They Gunned Him Down

Police have just released the surveillance video from the car dealership Christian Taylor was at before police fatally killed him. The video shows …

Cincinnati Hospitals to Screen All New Moms, Newborns for Heroin

CINCINNATI (Reuters) -- Bubbly and athletic, Heather Padgett, raised in a loving family in the Cincinnati suburbs, would not fit the stereotype of a …

Could President Obama Win A Third Term?

President Obama was giving the final speech of his Africa tour, offering a critique of the young democracies on that continent, singling out the all-too-typical practice of leaders overstaying their terms in office.<p>"When a leader tries to change the rules in the middle of the game just to stay in …