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Florida man kills six grandchildren and daughter in murder-suicide

A grandfather shot and killed his daughter and six grandchildren at his Florida home on Thursday before turning his gun on himself, law enforcement officials in Florida said.<p>The children’s ages ranged from three months to 10 years, Gilchrist County sheriff Robert Schultz said at a press conference …

Ukraine crisis: Obama praises 'excellent' Poroshenko

<b>President Barack Obama has given his support to Petro Poroshenko, describing himself as a "strong friend" to Ukraine's leader.</b><p>Mr Obama condemned what he called Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine.<p>He called for the withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukrainian territory and the closure of the border …

The Week in Review: Big Names Say Farewell

A comedic force and a movie star were among those we lost this week.For almost four decades, Robin Williams challenged his audiences and brought them …

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NY store owner tried to support ISIS, feds say - CNN.com

A man who owns an upstate New York food store funded ISIS, tried to send jihadists to Syria to fight with the terrorist group and plotted to do some killing himself -- by gunning down U.S. troops who had served in Iraq -- federal authorities alleged Tuesday.<p>Mufid A. Elfgeeh, 30, was arrested on May …

Drone company 3D Robotics lands an investment from Richard Branson

3D Robotics officially announced on Monday that celebrity businessman Richard Branson is the company’s latest investor. The announcement comes after …

Chicago man guilty in fatal stabbing of Indian Head Park girl

A Chicago man was found guilty Monday of fatally stabbing a 14-year-old girl nearly three years ago after she surprised him as he burglarized her family's west suburban home.<p>John Wilson Jr., 41, was charged with murder, armed robbery and home invasion in the death of Kelli O'Laughlin, of Indian …

What We Know About the Islamic State's Most Recent Hostage

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>At the end of the latest horrific video from ISIS, showing the beheading of hostage David Haines, …

Facebook is under fire from gay and transgender users who are being forced to use real names

Not that long ago, it looked as though Facebook might be softening its previous stance on real names, with comments from CEO Mark Zuckerberg that …

Smoking rates on the rise in New York City

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, according to data released Monday, marking a disturbing …

Washington DC fights in Senate hearing to become the 51st state of the union

Supporters of granting the District of Columbia statehood asked members of a Senate panel on Monday to make the American capital the 51st state in the union.<p>DC residents lack congressional representation, an injustice statehood supporters compared with denying women and African Americans the right …

Lawyer: Secret children, living and dead, hidden by squalor for years

It was a shocking and gruesome discovery: three dead infants found in a Massachusetts home so squalid that police officers had to search it in hazmat suits.<p>Now, days later, as investigators continue to search through what the Worcester County District Attorney's Office describes as the home's …

North Korean court sentences Matthew Miller to six years' hard labour

North Korea has sentenced an American citizen to six years of hard labour for entering the country illegally and committing "hostile acts" against the secretive state.<p>State media said Matthew Miller had been convicted after a brief court hearing on Sunday morning. The court refused him permission …

The Real Goal of the Islamic State?

For the terrorist group known as the Islamic State, Syria and Iraq were a good place to start their campaign, but in order to survive and prosper it …

Tour Egypt's Pyramids and the Sphinx With Google Maps

Google has taken us on virtual tours of ancient monuments in Mexico, India, Italy, Jordan — and now it's Egypt's turn for the panoramic treatment of archaeological sites. This week, Google unveiled Street View tours of the Pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx, the Pyramid of Djoser and other historic …

As tech firms take on the role of newsrooms, will they care about legal fights for public interest?

Newspapers were at the center of many free speech and access-to-information battles of the last century, but those days are all but done. Most …

Tony Abbott: Australia to send military force to fight Isis 'death cult'

Australia will send a military force to the United Arab Emirates to contribute to the US campaign of airstrikes against Islamic State (Isis) militants in Iraq.<p>In response to a formal request from the US for specific Australian defence force (ADF) capabilities, the prime minister, Tony Abbott, said …

Colorado High Schooler Invents Smart Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

Colorado has a history with gun violence so it’s only appropriate that 17-year-old Kai Kloepfer, a high school student from Boulder, would want to apply biometric user authentication to firearms. Kloepfer just won the $50,000 Smart Tech for Firearms Challenge for his smart gun prototype.<p>Angel …

New Al Qaeda Branch Attacks Wrong Ship

The first ever attack by the newly-announced Indian Subcontinent branch of Al Qaeda went really, really poorly. The attack launched last Saturday in Pakistan seems to have targeted the wrong ship.<p>Fighters of the Islamic terror group branch that was unveiled two weeks ago had planned to storm an …

How Gravity And 100-Year-Old Tech Can Help Solve The Energy Storage Problem

Here’s how it works: When solar panels or windmills are pumping out excess power, it can be sent to a set of weighted train cars on a small hill. The …

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'Islamic State' is a slur on our faith, say leading Muslims

The prime minister and media should stop legitimising the terror group rampaging through Syria and Iraq by describing it as Islamic State, according to a coalition of imams and organisations representing British Muslims. Use of the jihadis' preferred title, they argue, gives credibility to the …

Fifth-grade girl fights ChapStick ban before Virginia county school board

When 11-year-old Grace Karaffa was told she couldn't use ChapStick at her Virginia elementary school, the girl -- who'd been prohibited from using it for years to treat her dry, bleeding lips -- decided she'd had enough.<p>The fifth-grader at Stuarts Draft Elementary School created a petition and …

ISIS Video Claims To Show Beheading Of British Aid Worker David Haines

Islamic State militants released a video on social media on Saturday they said showed the beheading of British aid worker David Haines.<p>In the video produced by ISIS' media wing and posted on Twitter, a masked militant with a British-sounding accent addresses U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, …

Detained in North Korea, Matthew Miller faces uncertain fate

Looking pale and gaunt, Matthew Todd Miller glanced away from the camera during his brief interview in North Korea.<p>"I will say that I prepared to violate the law of the DPRK before coming here," he told CNN's Will Ripley earlier this month. "And I deliberately committed my crime."<p>But he didn't …

Remember #BringBackOurGirls? This Is What Has Happened In The 5 Months Since

On the night of April 14, 2014, hundreds of schoolgirls at the Chibok boarding school in northeastern Nigeria awoke to the sound of gunfire. They saw men in camouflage approaching and thought soldiers were coming to save them from a militant attack, according to survivors' accounts.<p>Instead, more …

Chilean Police Arrest Man In Connection To Murder Of Kentucky School Teacher | Fox News

Chilean police have arrested a suspect in the killing of U.S. teacher Erica Faith Hagan in the South American country.<p>The body of the 22-year-old recent grad was found in the bathroom of her apartment in the southern city of Temuco on Sept. 6. She had been in Chile since July 28 working as a …

British PM vows justice after 'act of pure evil'

Several Arab countries have offered to carry out airstrikes against Islamic State militants, along with the United States, State Department officials said Sunday.<p>The offer was disclosed by officials traveling with Secretary of State John Kerry, but the Arab countries were not identified.<p>The …

Islamic State group's war chest is growing daily

This World Map Shows Every Device Connected To The Internet

A striking map created by John Matherly at search engine Shodan shows significant disparities in internet access across the world.<p>The graphic maps every device that's directly connected to the internet. We first noticed it when geopolitical expert Ian Bremmer tweeted it.<p>Some of the dark spots on …

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