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Bergdahl declared jihad in captivity, secret documents show

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl at one point during his captivity converted to Islam, fraternized openly with his captors and declared himself a "mujahid," or warrior for Islam, according to secret documents prepared on the basis of a purported eyewitness account and obtained by Fox News.<p>The reports …

Mistaken identity: 'Sea anemone' is actually new type of animal

Lurking in the deep sea is a marine creature thought to be one of the world's largest sea anemones. But the animal, which has tentacles measuring more than 6 feet long, isn't an anemone but rather the first known organism in a new order of animals, according to new research.<p>In the four-year study, …

DOJ brings first-ever cyber-espionage case against Chinese officials

Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday announced a first-of-its-kind criminal cyber-espionage case against Chinese military officials the Justice Department charges hacked into major U.S. companies to steal trade secrets -- though Holder could not say whether the five defendants stand a chance of …

Fossils of giant 'Titanosaur' found in Argentina

Paleontologists in Argentina's Patagonia region have discovered fossilized remains of a so-called Titanosaur, which may have been the largest dinosaur ever to walk the earth.<p>Titanosaur was a long-necked, long-tailed sauropod (think Apatosaurus or Brachiosaurus) that walked on four legs and lived …

SpaceX Dragon returns to Earth from International Space Station

The commercial cargo ship Dragon returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Sunday, bringing back nearly 2 tons of science experiments and old equipment for NASA.<p>SpaceX's Dragon splashed into the Pacific, just five hours after leaving the orbiting lab.<p>"Welcome home, Dragon!" the …

The inconvenient truth about climate change and Obama’s policies

The inconvenient truth President Obama denies about climate change is that China’s refusal to cooperate in international efforts to address the problem makes U.S. efforts to slow its pace futile. Moreover, his policies severely handicap America’s ability to mitigate its consequences.<p>The global …

EMILY MILLER: Hillary Clinton can't shoot straight on gun control

Hillary Clinton’s views on gun control change as frequently as her hairstyles.<p>The former secretary of State has veered from calling for a national registry to win a Senate seat in New York to recalling a childhood spent duck hunting when running for president. Now, she has swung back to her more …

Illinois governor signs law expanding background checks for potential gun owners

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a new gun-control measure into law Sunday that requires all gun owners, including private citizens, to check the background of the person buying the gun.<p>Under previous legislation, adults only had to undergo a background check if they were buying guns at a …

Cultural double standard: Michael Sam, Tim Tebow and free speech

Once, Social Security was the "third rail" of politics. Touch it and face political death. Now it is homosexuality. Criticize anything gay people do and you risk ostracism, fines, suspension or loss of your livelihood.<p>Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by a National Football …

Nigerian soldier says army that would face Boko Haram is ill-equipped, underpaid

A Nigerian soldier has said that the army that would bear the primary burden of hunting down the Islamist group Boko Haram is ill-equipped to do so, and lacks the will to take on the group accused of kidnapping 276 schoolgirls last month.<p>The soldier made his claims anonymously to Sky News over the …

NASA spots square-shaped 'hole' in the sun

A NASA spacecraft has made a surprising find on the surface of the sun: a square-shaped "hole" in the star's outer atmosphere.<p>The dark square on the sun, known as a "coronal hole," is an area where the solar wind is streaming out of the sun at superfast speeds. NASA captured a video of the sun's …

Obama nominees face liberal ire

President Obama's nominees to the federal courts and other positions increasingly are coming under fire from the left, in a change of pace from the days when the administration said Republicans were the ones creating confirmation headaches.<p>The latest to face the wrath of the president's supposed …

Researchers reportedly believe they've found the wreck of Columbus' ship Santa Maria

Researchers believe that they have identified the wreck of Christopher Columbus' flagship, the Santa Maria, more than 520 years after it ran aground off the northern coast of Haiti, according to a published report.<p>"All the geographical, underwater topography and archaeological evidence strongly …

Benghazi -- government cover-up or right-wing conspiracy theory?

Republicans call it a government cover-up similar to what forced Richard Nixon to resign. Democrats call it a right-wing conspiracy theory.<p>The fallout from the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans continues more than 19 months later, with further …