Erina Ortega

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China might be building vast database of federal worker info, experts say

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The massive hack that may have stolen the personal information of four million federal employees appears designed to build a vast database in what could be preparation for future attacks by China against the U.S., cybersecurity experts advising the government told CNN Friday …

Personal Information

THEN & NOW: The cast of 'Jurassic Park' 22 years later

With the next installment, "Jurassic World," out in theaters June 12, now seemed like as good a time as any to see where everybody from the original is today.<p>The actors and actresses who helped bring the original classic to life have found success long after escaping the clutches of the …

Why is the U.S. bringing down the hammer on FIFA?

<b>(CNN) —</b> In recent years, FIFA has made news not just for enforcing rules on the soccer field, but also for allegedly breaking them off it.<p>The body that governs soccer, the most popular sport in the world, is a multibillion-dollar behemoth.<p>Great power, yes. Great responsibility? Not so much, critics …

Corruption

Mexican Cartels Invent Ingenious Weapons to Help Battle Government

As Mexican gangsters shot it out with troops in the border city of Reynosa this month, residents posted warnings on social media of where not to …

These Five States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2016

On Friday, Nevada lawmakers adjourned without voting on a petition submitted by residents to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol. That …

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

Hard Feelings: Science’s Struggle to Define Emotions

While it's possible for researchers to study facial expressions, brain patterns, behavior, and more, each of these is only part of a more elusive whole.<p>When Paul Ekman was a grad student in the 1950s, psychologists were mostly ignoring emotions. Most psychology research at the time was focused on …

England Defeats Scotland at Cricket World Cup

No calm after Kansas-Kansas State court storm

Is this the tipping point? Is this the end of college basketball court storming as we know it?<p>If so, we shouldn't be surprised.<p>The images from Monday night's Kansas-Kansas State postgame at Bramlage Coliseum are jarring.<p>Kansas coach Bill Self got smushed between the scorer's table and a mob of …

College Basketball

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Drone warfare: life on the new frontline

Just a three-hour drive from Washington DC on the scenic Virginia coast, Langley Air Force Base is home to one of the most crucial components of the US armed drone programme. Alongside a couple of squadrons of the F-22 stealth fighter, the inhabitants of a large, nondescript brick building deep …

Military

Fast and Furious 7 officially named Furious 7, trailer drops Nov 1

Pivotal moment for the franchise.<p>When Paul Walker died a year ago in a car accident, many wondered whether the <i>Fast and Furious</i> movie franchise he launched with Vin Diesel could survive his loss. The answer appears to be a resounding yes. Hollywood magic and some stand-in help from Walker's younger …

Army major general, troops quarantined

Thirty soldiers until recently stationed in West Africa will be quarantined in Italy when they arrive Wednesday after leaving the Ebola-stricken region this morning, Army officials tell CNN.<p>The soldier will join Army Major General Darryl A. Williams, commander of U.S. Army Africa, and approximately …

Up to 25,000 Iraqi troops preparing for attack on Islamic State in Mosul

The operation to retake Iraq’s second largest city from Islamic State militants will likely begin in April or May and will involve about 12 Iraqi brigades, or between 20,000 and 25,000 troops, a senior US military official has said.<p>Laying out details of the expected Mosul operation for the first …

Middle East

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

Super Bowl XLIX to show echoes of rugby as Seattle Seahawks take lessons from the sport's cousin

The New England Patriots take on the best defence in the NFL who took inspiration from the likes of former England lock Tom Palmer<p>The Seattle Seahawks head into the Super Bowl on Sunday night boasting the most fearsome defence in the NFL, perhaps the greatest in history. Their secondary, whose job …

We Are Called To Rise

We gave it an <b>A-</b><p>What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. At least that’s the verbal handshake delivered in most Sin City stories. But then Laura …

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