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U.S. jets intercept Russian planes near aircraft carrier

<b>(CNN) —</b> The U.S. Navy launched four armed fighter jets to intercept two Russian Tu-142 Bear aircraft that were flying near the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the Pacific Ocean, the Navy said Thursday.<p>The four F/A-18 fighter jets were sent as "standard operating procedure" to escort planes …

Military

9/10: The Day Before

The pilot grilled steaks. The WTC Borders clerk picked up a pushcart coffee. The mayoral candidate prepped for the primaries. And the terrorists …

Pablo Escobar’s Favorite Hitman Is on Facebook and Spilling Dirt

Popeye Vásquez admitted to killing about 300 people as a righthand man to Pablo Escobar. Now he’s out of prison, on Facebook and Univisión, and …

Why Has America Stopped Winning Wars?

Since 1945, the United States has experienced little except military stalemate and loss—precisely because it’s a superpower in a more peaceful world.<p>At 9:44 p.m. on July 27, 1953, Harold Smith had just 16 more minutes of the Korean War to survive before a ceasefire came into effect at 10:00 p.m. …

United States

Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters<p>American biologist and technologist Craig Venter whose company Human Longevity Inc plans to create a database of a million human genome sequences by …

Drugs

Hear the Dark Swan Song From the ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Finale

<i>Sons of Anarchy</i> concluded its remarkable seven-season run with an epic, wrenching final seven-minute sequence on Tuesday, and now the show’s original …

How Ebola's 300+ Mutations Could Make The Virus Even Scarier

Instead of improving, the situation is getting worse, with infection rates growing exponentially in three West African countries. The disease is so out of control there that the World Health Organization has said that by early December, there could be 10,000 new Ebola infections every week.<p>The …

Disease

Second Texas nurse tests positive for Ebola

Trooper shooting suspect might try to target more officers, police say

He's a survivalist with an extensive shooting background and a grudge against law enforcement, officials say.<p>Eric Matthew Frein apparently cut his hair into a mohawk-style haircut as part of his mental preparation for the attack on police and was active in a military simulation unit that reenacted …

Despite wounds, Medal of Honor recipient killed up to 175 enemies, saved comrades

As many as 175 enemy troops killed, 18 wounds from enemy fire, 38 hours of battle, 48 hours evading the North Vietnamese troops in the bush -- and one tiger. Those are the numbers behind Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins' Medal of Honor, an award he received from President Barack Obama in a White House …

A Mysterious Virus Is Infecting Children All Over The US

The virus is sweeping the Midwest and has also hit Colorado and some states in the South.<p>CNN reports that one Kansas City hospital has seen up to 30 children a day come in for treatment for the virus, which is similar to a cold, but with worse symptoms. About 15% of those children are placed in …

Public Health

Anger Flares Again in Ferguson After Revelations in Michael Brown Shooting

Public anger flared again in the St. Louis suburbs on Friday after police sought to clarify what happened in the moments before an officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager last weekend. But that anger, sparked by claims the killed 18-year-old was a suspect in a robbery, did not spill over …

Khmer Rouge leaders guilty of crimes against humanity and jailed for life

Khieu Samphan, 83, and Nuon Chea, 88, are last members of former Cambodian regime deemed fit to face trial<p>A UN-backed war crimes tribunal has found the Khmer Rouge’s Brother No 2 Nuon Chea and former head of state Khieu Samphan guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced the two elderly men to …

The Week in Review: Historic Ebola Outbreak

The Ebola crisis reached new heights in the United States this week: two Americans were hospitalized with the disease and the Centers for Disease …

Gunman demanded to know ex-wife's whereabouts

SPRING, Texas (AP) — A man charged with killing four children and their parents forced his way into the family's suburban Houston home, tied them up …

Fires, Looting, And Mass Robbery In Brazil After Team's World Cup Loss

Hundreds of fans forced to leave Copacabana beach after a mass robbery.

Here's What It Will Take to Contain the Worst Ebola Outbreak in History

The “perfect storm” analogy is often over-used when it comes to disease outbreaks–all the elements that you don’t want to see converge to make …

Bengal tiger snatches man off fishing boat in eastern India

A Bengal tiger snatched a man from a fishing boat in eastern India, dragging him into a mangrove swamp as his children looked on, the man's son said on Friday .<p>The attack happened on Thursday as Sushil Manjhi and his son and daughter were crab fishing in the Sundarbans national park. The tiger …

California family vexed by fired nanny who refuses to leave

Ralph and Marcella Bracamonte's California home has become their personal hell.<p>They fired their live-in nanny this month, but the woman -- Diane Stretton -- has refused to move out, and the couple has little legal recourse to evict her.<p>"I fired her June 6 and she refused to leave, saying she had …

6 Mysterious Airplane Disappearances in Aviation History

The shocking disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has captured the attention of millions around the world as the search for the airplane …

Scientists Track a Great White Shark Across the Atlantic for the First Time

Tagged off Florida, the mature female is now closing in on the U.K.'s Cornish coast.<p>Ever since researchers tagged a great white shark nicknamed Lydia off Jacksonville, Florida, in March 2013, they've been keeping a close eye on her. Their vigilance was rewarded this past weekend when the 14-foot …

Mysterious underground caves discovered in Chile

A group of researchers in Chile discover 20 underground caves which could help unlock mysteries about how continents are formed<p><b>Chilean</b> and <b>French</b> scientists have discovered a network of underground caves on a remote island in Patagonia that could provide valuable clues as to how continents were …

HIV Disappears in Second Baby

Newly Named Dinosaur Was Europe's Largest Jurassic Predator

A newly identified dinosaur, built like T. Rex and equipped with blade-like teeth and larger arms and claws, was the largest predator in Europe during the late Jurassic period, researchers say.<p>Torvosaurus gurneyi, the new species, was smaller than tyrannosaurs, and may have lived off a bit of …

Associated Press News

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite …

Amanda Knox: I feel stranded and trapped since new guilty verdict

Amanda Knox, who was reconvicted last week of the murder of the British student Meredith Kercher, has told the Guardian she feels "stranded" and "trapped".<p>Knox, 26, spent four years in jail with her former Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito. The pair were arrested in 2007 and convicted in 2009. …

My kids are learning to be better people by learning how to code games

It was the snow that brought my kids to coding.<p>The tension between their need to do something so they wouldn’t drive me crazy and my need to not have a day wasted doing something as passive as just playing video games led us to code.org, a page that promises to begin to teach children to code with …