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Colorado School Shooter Had Bizarre Notes Written On His Body Outlining Large-Scale Attack

Karl Pierson used an "indelible marker" to write the Latin phrase "Alea iacta est," which means "the die has been cast," on the inside of his forearm.<p>He also wrote five letters and numbers on his arms that correlate with the library where he killed himself and five specific classrooms located in …

High School

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford sorry for 'paedophile' comments

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1037000/1037820_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524704040_e1e3b134b70cdf8bd56292dda7d6dbe0<p><b>Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has apologised for implying during a recent television interview that a Canadian journalist was a paedophile.</b><p>Mr Ford had said …

City Halls

EU says pesticides may harm human brains

<b>Two neonicotinoid chemicals may affect the developing nervous system in humans, according to the EU.</b><p>The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) proposed that safe levels for exposure be lowered while further research is carried out.<p>They based their decision on studies that showed the chemicals had an …

Imperial College London

A Majority In U.S. Favor Legal Pot, But Will That Stick?

<i>As we near the end of 2013, NPR is taking a look at the numbers that tell the story of this year. They're numbers that, if you really understand them, give insight into the world we live in.</i><p>This year, for the first time, national polls show a majority of Americans support the legalization of …

Why Glaxo Won't Pay Doctors To Sell Its Drugs Anymore

Doctors talking up drugs to other doctors has been quite lucrative for pharmaceutical companies — and the physicians who moonlight as their salesmen.<p>Drugmakers learned long ago that deputized doctors were effective pitchmen. A doctor paid by a company to give a dinner speech or to chat over lunch …

Deadly Temperatures Hit Northeast

South Sudan death toll rises sharply

Up to 500 people have been killed in violent clashes in the South Sudanese capital, Juba, a day after President Salva Kiir said security forces had put down an attempted coup by supporters of his former deputy.<p>The violence was the focus of an emergency UN Security Council meeting, which heard that …

Harvard Student Charged for Bomb Threats That Cancelled Exams

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Federal prosecutors have a Harvard student over yesterday's bomb threats that cancelled the …

Gunman Reportedly Commits Suicide After Opening Fire in a Reno Hospital

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A gunman reportedly opened fire at a medical building on the campus of a Reno, Nevada hospital on …

Associated Press News

New Research Affirms That Milky Way Has Four Spiral Arms

Our Milky Way galaxy has four arms instead of two, according to just published results of a 12-year study by scientists in the U.K.<p>The findings, published in the <i>Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society</i>, affirm what astronomers surmised in the 1950s but began to doubt in 2008 after seeing …

'Privacy' is Dictionary.com's word of the year

Last month The Oxford University Press dubbed "selfie" the word of 2013, and now Dictionary.com is going in a completely different direction for its choice. The popular online dictionary picked "privacy" as for its coveted "word of the year" honors, a decision it says was fueled by myriad news …

Strong-Arm Policies Leave Venezuela Teetering on the Brink of Collapse

Venezuela’s increasingly radicalized economic policies coupled with tame oil prices threaten to further erode the Latin American country’s already-alarming financial condition.<p>In recent days, both Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s downgraded Venezuela’s credit rating, with Moody’s warning of a …

The 'Affluenza' Teen Might End Up in Jail After All

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Ethan Couch, the 16-year-old whose "affluenza" defense got him the amazingly light sentence of just …

Tomorrow Is Bernanke's Last-Ever Scheduled FOMC Press Conference

Anyway, tomorrow is his last ever scheduled press conference, though not his last ever meeting at the helm, which will be in January.<p>Here's Mike O'Rourke of JonesTrading:<p>Although tomorrow is not Chairman Bernanke's last FOMC meeting, it is his final scheduled press conference. As we have noted …

Economics

Gaddafi opponent says tortured dissident gave secret police his name

Ziad Hashem says he was targeted after Abdel Hakim Belhaj was rendered to Libya in MI6/CIA operation<p>A prominent opponent of Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan dictator, has said that he was jailed, and later subjected to a strict control order, on the basis of information extracted from a leading …

Singapore to deport 53 foreign workers over riot

<b>Singapore says it will deport 53 foreign workers for their involvement in the country's worst riot in more than 40 years.</b><p>Another 28 face criminal charges for the riot, which broke out earlier this month in Singapore's Little India district.<p>The violent protests broke out after an Indian national was …

Asia

Associated Press News

Obama sends message by naming Sochi Olympic delegation

The White House delivered a strong message of opposition to Russia's anti-gay laws Tuesday with the announcement of its delegation to the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics.<p>The White House delegation will include an openly gay athlete: tennis great Billie Jean King.<p>It will not include the …

Associated Press News

Tech giants get Obama's ear on NSA

Tech leaders took full advantage of their White House invitation Tuesday, sidestepping a conversation on HealthCare.gov and federal acquisition for one on NSA and surveillance reform.<p>The White House billed the president’s conversation with industry executives as a discussion largely focused on the …

U.N. told up to 500 killed in South Sudan clashes: diplomats | Reuters

JUBA/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations received reports from local sources in South Sudan on Tuesday that between 400 and 500 people had been killed and up to 800 wounded in the latest violence, and the government said it had arrested 10 politicians in connection with a “foiled …

Fake News Site ‘New Camera News’ Brings The Onion’s Satiric Style to Photography

Being “journalists” more or less restricted to “facts,” we can only look with awe and envy at <i>New Camera News</i>: a blog that tells the truth about the …

News Anchor Who Wanted to 'Get the Fuck Out' Reportedly Fired from Job

[There was a video here]<p>It was 10:24 p.m. on a Saturday night, and KSN's weekend news anchor Justin Kraemer just wanted to get the fuck out of there. …