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Police Make Arrest In Fatal Shooting At SC State University

Police arrested a suspect early Saturday in connection with the fatal shooting of a student at South Carolina State University.<p>A news release issued by police says Justin Bernard Singleton, 19, of Charleston, was arrested in a parking lot of an apartment complex in Orangeburg, where the campus is …

Congress offers glimmer of hope for incandescent lightbulb

The House's passage of a $1.1 trillion spending bill Wednesday that dictates the budgets for all federal agencies may be a desperately needed lifeline for the lightbulb.<p>The bill includes a prohibition on funding for “the administration’s onerous ‘lightbulb’ standard,” as Appropriations Committee …

Hollande 'wants Trierweiler out' but first lady 'refusing to pack bags'

French president has failed to visit Valérie Trierweiler in hospital and wanted to end their relationship last weekend, according to reports<p>François Hollande wanted to break up with Valérie Trierweiler at the weekend but had to ditch the idea when she was taken to hospital, it was reported …

Chinese villagers build £1.3 million 'money wall'

Chinese media says the village in the country's southwest became rich after locals invested in pig farms, cherry growing and hydroelectric energy<p>Rural farmers from southwest <b>China</b> have become instant celebrities at home after building a £1.3 million "money wall" in their village with rectangular …

Mexico enacts soda tax in effort to combat world's highest obesity rate

A groundbreaking tax on sugar-sweetened beverages recently passed in Mexico could provide the evidence needed to justify similar laws across low- and middle-income countries and cities in the US, experts believe.<p>Campaigners and public health experts are watching closely to see what impact Mexico's …

Mexico struggles to control vigilante groups

Federal forces in Mexico have stepped up their efforts to control the western state of Michoacan, where local vigilantes and the powerful Knights Templar cartel have fought for control over the state's lawless regions.<p>The government, which has largely been absent from the battle, is now trying to …

The Enormous California Wildfire Looks Like Hell On Earth

A massive wildfire in California is taking down large swaths of Southern California, thanks to one of the driest Januarys on record.<p>The primary wildfire is burning in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, near Angeles National Forest, and it looks like hell on earth.<p>Already 125 acres large …

Jewish leaders fear online surge of Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' fuels new wave of hate

As Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” enjoys a disturbing second act as a wildly popular e-book, Jewish activists are appealing to publishers to mute Adolf Hitler's manifesto with annotations that put its hateful message into historical and humanitarian context.<p>Originally published in 1925, the 387-page …

Ohio's Experimental Lethal Injection Drugs Took Over 15 Minutes to Kill Dennis McGuire

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Ohio tested out a never-before-used two-drug lethal injection cocktail on death row inmate Dennis …

Ukraine adopts tough anti-protest laws

Ukraine's parliament has passed a new set of legislation in an apparent bid to suppress protests against President Viktor Yanukovych.<p>The laws, backed by 235 out of 450 politicians on Thursday, made blockading public buildings punishable by up to five years in prison and protesters wearing masks or …