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'Sexual jihad': Tunisian women go to Syria to 'relieve' holy warriors, return pregnant

Tunisian women have traveled to Syria to wage 'sexual jihad', performing intercourse with dozens of Islamist fighters and returning home pregnant, …

Fights erupt at Apple iPhone launch in California

At least two arrests were made in Pasadena when a ploy to get homeless people to queue up for the new iPhones went spectacularly wrong.<p>An overnight campout for the new iPhone became chaotic when two men were arrested for fighting outside an Apple Store in California, and a man's plan to hire …

California

Man stabbed and robbed of Grand Theft Auto 5 game

Three teenagers have been charged over the stabbing and robbery of a man who had bought the video game Grand Theft Auto 5 only 80 minutes earlier.<p>The 23-year-old man was attacked as he made his way home from a midnight launch event in London in the early hours of Tuesday with the game, which …

House votes to keep government open, defund ObamaCare

The House voted Friday to keep the government open through mid-December but only if Congress strips funding from ObamaCare.<p>The vote was 230 to 189, and largely expected.<p>Current funding for the government is set to expire at the end of the month, and lawmakers must approve the stopgap bill in order …

B.C. doctors given Health Canada approval to prescribe heroin

After years of petitioning by health officials in British Columbia, Health Canada has authorized some B.C. doctors to prescribe heroin for select patients who have failed to respond to conventional opioid addiction treatments. But within moments of the authorization, Federal Health Minister Rona …

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Head of goddess Aphrodite statue unearthed in Turkey

The head of an Aphrodite sculpture was discovered in southern Turkey during archaeological excavations.<p>A group of archaeologists has discovered a life-sized marble head of Aphrodite while uncovering an ancient pool-side mosaic in southern Turkey.<p>Buried under soil for hundreds of years, the goddess …

Archaeology

Colorado Flooding Imperils Oil and Gas Sites, Causes Spill

Cleanup under way at South Platte River after tanks leak crude.<p><b>In the wake of unprecedented massive flooding over thousands of square miles in Colorado, government officials and private companies are rushing to secure the region's heavy concentration of oil and natural gas wells, and prevent</b> …

Yes, atomic bomb that fell in US almost went off, says document

An H-bomb that accidentally plunged into a North Carolina field in 1961 came far too close to actually exploding, according to a secret document newly published by the Guardian.<p>Newly declassified documents are on everyone's mind these days, as are inadequate safeguards on national-security …

North Carolina

These Republicans Who Voted To Cut Food Stamps Personally Received Large Farm Subsidies

Some Republican members of Congress receive their own share of government money.<p>Several of the House Republicans who voted Thursday for a bill that slashed billions of dollars from the food stamp program personally received large farm subsidies for family farms. The bill cutting the food stamp …

Agriculture

Maybe U.S. public schools don't stink

The drumbeat is hard to miss: Our schools are failing. Public education is in crisis. Our students are falling further and further behind.<p>The rhetoric comes from the left and right, from educators and politicians and lobbyists and CEOs and even Education Secretary Arne Duncan. The deep dysfunction …

Syria: 'Assad regime ordered me to gas people - but I could not do it'

General Zaher al-Sakat tells Richard Spencer that he was ordered three times to use chemical weapons against his own people in Syria - but he could not go through with it.<p>Few thought that the <b>Syrian</b> regime's promise to destroy its chemical weapons would be the end of the story. Brigadier-General …

Three US soldiers killed by member of Afghan forces

Shooting took place in eastern Paktia province, near border with Pakistan<p>An Afghan wearing a security forces uniform turned his weapon against US troops on Saturday, killing three in eastern Afghanistan, officials said, in another apparent attack by a member of the Afghan forces against their …