Shawn Lynch

52 Flips | 9 Magazines | 6 Likes | 1 Following | 1 Follower | @docness7 | .

5 takeaways from the Democratic town hall

<b>Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton says she's a "proven fighter." Bernie Sanders says that while experience is important, "it is not the only thing" that Democratic voters should weigh. And Martin O'Malley took off his jacket.<p>Clinton, Sanders and O'Malley made their closing arguments to Iowa …

Government

North Korea’s Scary New Nuke Missiles Could Threaten the West Coast

South Korea could help the U.S. military block the KN-08, but will it?<p>In the wake of disturbing news about North Korean missiles, President Obama …

Torture by another name: CIA used 'water dousing' on at least 12 detainees

Interrogators used a technique that elicits a drowning sensation and lowers body temperature on many more detainees than the agency admits to waterboarding<p>At least a dozen more people were subjected to waterboard-like tactics in CIA custody than the agency has admitted, according to a fresh …

China wants naval drills with Southeast Asia in South China Sea

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s defense minister said on Friday that he is willing to hold joint drills in the disputed South China Sea with Southeast Asian countries, covering accidental encounters and search and rescue, striking a conciliatory tone over an increasingly tense spat.<p>China's Defence …

Black hole is 30 times bigger than expected

<b>(CNN) —</b> This shouldn't be possible. Researchers say they've detected a supermassive black hole at the center of a newly found galaxy that's far bigger than current theories allow.<p>The research was done by astronomers at Keele University and the University of Central Lancashire and will be published …

Obama: China cyber attacks 'unacceptable'

<b>US President Barack Obama has said that alleged Chinese cyber attacks are "not acceptable", ahead of a visit from Chinese leader Xi Jinping.</b><p>Several hacks on US institutions have been blamed on China, including one involving millions of government staff.<p>Mr Obama said the US needed to be more rapid …

Cyber-attacks

FBI Chief: ISIS Is Now A Bigger Threat To U.S. Than Al-Qaeda

During a security forum Wednesday, FBI Director James Comey described ISIS as more dangerous than the terror group that carried out the 9/11 attacks.

Associated Press News

Race canceled amid anxiety over Colorado roadway shootings

DENVER (AP) — The shooting death of a bicyclist considered the unofficial mayor of a normally quiet Colorado town has led organizers to cancel a …

San Diego agrees to pay $1.3 million to 2 women abused by police officer

The San Diego City Council has agreed to pay a total of $1.3 million to two women sexually assaulted by an on-duty police officer.<p>The council agreed to the payment at a closed session last month to settle claims filed by the women. The settlement was disclosed publicly this week.<p>The money will come …

Crime

Medieval Potion Kills Superbug MRSA Better Than Antibiotic Vancomycin

An ancient concoction for eye infections seems to really work. The potion, which contains cattle bile, kills the "superbug" methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA, researchers at Britain’s University of Nottingham report.<p>In fact, it worked better than the current gold standard for MRSA …

Super Bug

Judge rules Navy underestimated threat to marine mammals from sonar

A federal judge has ruled in favor of environmentalists who assert the Navy has vastly underestimated the threat to marine mammals posed by its use of sonar and explosives during training off Southern California and Hawaii.<p>U.S. District Judge Susan Oki Mollway in Hawaii ruled Tuesday that the …

Marine Mammals

Military Suicides Aren't Linked to Deployment, Study Finds

In certain branches of the military, suicide rates have almost doubled in the last decade. Now, sweeping new research published in the journal <i>JAMA</i> …

Exclusive: Nintendo CEO Reveals Plans for Smartphones

It’s official: Mario, Donkey Kong and Zelda will appear on smartphones and tablets at last—and that’s just the start. Nintendo President and CEO …

4 Better Ways to Answer 'Why Do You Want to Work for This Company?'

<i>This post is in partnership with The Muse. The article below was originally published on The Muse.</i><p>When you’re preparing for an interview, there are a …

U.S. military social media accounts apparently hacked by Islamic State sympathizers

By Dan Lamothe<p>, Reporter<p>Hackers claiming allegiance to the Islamic State took control of the social media accounts of the U.S. military’s Central Command on Monday, posting threatening messages and propaganda videos, along with some military documents.<p>The command’s Twitter and YouTube accounts were …

Corpsmen Awarded for Life Saving Actions

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Louis Bismonte and Hospital Corpsman 2nd class Frederick Ehlers, while supporting combat operations in Afghanistan with …

All Athletes Can Step Up Their Game With A GoPro

And in any case, they're no good for taking action shots.<p>Instead, you should get yourself a GoPro.<p>GoPros are the best option for anyone who wants to take photos or video while surfing, snowboarding, hang gliding — or any other high-intensity activity.<p>All you have to do is attach one of these …

Gear & Gadgets

NFL toughens policy addressing assault and domestic violence

NFL teams have unanimously endorsed a new personal conduct policy for all NFL employees after discussions that included experts on domestic violence and sexual assault, the league announced Wednesday.<p>The new measures include a more extensive list of prohibited conduct, independent investigative …

Congress Says Goodbye To Its Last World War II Vets

The World War II era is about to officially draw to a close in the United States Congress. This comes after seven full decades during which there was always a veteran of that war in the legislative body.<p>The last two World War II veterans will leave office at the end of the current session of …

Lawmakers agree on $1.1 trillion spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Time running short, Republicans and Democrats agreed Tuesday on a $1.1 trillion spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and …

​Japan to establish strategic military outposts near disputed islands - report

Tokyo has reportedly made plans to create new military outposts on remote islands close to disputed territories in an apparent move to bolster …

China, Russia, and Iran are having a friendly get-together to sort out security in Asia

Vladimir Putin spent most of a recent interview with Chinese state media praising the “exemplary collaboration” between Russia and China in recent years. He listed a wide range of areas, from financial services to the aircraft industry, where his country wants to partner with its “trusted …

China

Chinese state-owned enterprises 'hired' military hacking unit

A U.S. criminal indictment against Chinese Army personnel over alleged hacking describes how stolen intellectual property was funneled to Chinese companies, an unresolved question for analysts.<p>In the first legal action of its kind, federal prosecutors charged five members of Chinese Army signals …

Intellectual Property

Drones, Trains, and China: How America's Budget Is Fighting the Wrong Battle

<i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>Consider this: our advanced robotic creatures, those drone aircraft grimly named Predators and Reapers, are still blowing away human beings from Yemen to Pakistan. Meanwhile, the Pentagon is now testing out a 14,000-pound drone advanced enough to take off and land …

Trains

United States Air Force and Russian Air Force – A Comparison

USAF and RuAF Fleet strength<p>Let’s start with a little bit of heroic (maybe slightly biased) videos from both sides. The Americans are further …

Military

It's time to speak out: Gillian Anderson, Sophie Ellis-Bexter and Nick Clegg join #wallofsilence selfie campaign encouraging women to open up about domestic violence

It remains a shocking statistic that, according to the charity WomensAid, one incident of domestic violence is reported in the UK every minute.<p>Even …

Domestic Violence

Social Experiment Reveals How People React When Domestic Violence Happens In Public

Even when domestic violence comes out from behind closed doors and into public spaces, people still hesitate to intervene, according to a new social experiment video.<p>A Swedish video published by the group STHLM Panda created a social experiment in which male actors pretended to verbally and …

DoN SAPRO Aims to Educate with "Did You Know?" Series

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Department of the Navy Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (DoN SAPRO) will begin a monthly multimedia series …

Afghan mullah jailed for 20 years for rape

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan court has sentenced a mullah to 20 years in prison after finding the religious teacher guilty of raping a …