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Orlando shooter texted wife during attack, source says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Orlando shooter and his wife exchanged text messages during the Pulse nightclub rampage, a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation told CNN.<p>Around 4 a.m. on June 12, about two hours after he started the attack and while holed up in a bathroom, Omar Mateen texted his wife, …

Florida

How racial segregation and political mismanagement led to Flint’s shocking water crisis

As much of the country knows by now, the water supply in Flint, Mich., is badly contaminated with lead. The water has poisoned an entire city and has probably irreparably damaged a significant share of Flint’s children. And it could have been prevented.<p>This is a story of political failure. The …

Russia offers ceasefire in Syria but US suspects ploy to crush rebels

Agreeing to terms would give Moscow three more weeks to help Assad regime wipe out opponents, say Washington officials, calling for immediate armistice<p>US officials have countered what it says are Russian proposals for a ceasefire in Syria to begin on 1 March with a demand for fighting to stop …

Middle East

This Bus-Size Whale Is Even More Unusual Than We Thought

Scientists are starting to piece together the secret life of the little-seen Omura's whale, which has a peculiar diet.<p>Well after its discovery a decade ago, the sleek swimmer called the Omura's whale remained an enigma. Reports of live animals were vague and unconvincing, leaving the whale's habits …

California earthquake series in 2005 linked to oilfield wastewater injections, study finds

A 2005 spate of quakes in California's Central Valley almost certainly was triggered by oilfield injection underground, a study published Thursday said, in the first such link in California between oil and gas operations and earthquakes.<p>Researchers at the University of California at Santa Cruz, the …

Oil & Gas Industry

As Antibiotics Fail, We Need More Vaccines

Science & InnovationGermination<p>The global problem of antibiotic misuse that allows bacteria to become resistant can be solved in part by <i>more</i> use—not of antibiotics, but of vaccines and other compounds, which could reduce the occurrence of diseases that antibiotics are otherwise used to treat.<p>That …

Public Health

Your Brain Is Hardwired to Snap

The same group of neurons could make you a hero—or a rage-filled aggressor.<p>We’ve all been there: Some jerk cuts you off on the highway. You lean on the horn, scream abuse. You want to get out the car and kick the @#$% out of the bozo’s SUV.<p>Road rage is just one example of what neurobiologist …

Penguin Random House

Horses can recognise human emotion, new study shows

Psychologists have shown for the first time that horses are able to distinguish between positive and negative human facial expressions<p>Look angry and a horse is likely to give you a sideways glance: using its left or sinister side. Its heart rate will increase, too. And both are indications that a …

Psychology

German Rail Collision: Investigators Face 'Long and Complex Investigation'

MAINZ, Germany — Investigators were working Wednesday to determine what caused a high-speed collision between two commuter trains in southern Germany that left 10 people dead and scores wounded.<p>Officials were facing a "long and complex investigation" into whether human error or technical fault …

3 people killed by land mine in eastern Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Three people were killed Wednesday morning in eastern Ukraine when a bus hit a land mine in a no man's land between …

Trump: China should make Kim Jong Un ‘disappear’

Donald Trump on Wednesday said as president he would have China make North Korea’s leader “disappear.”<p>Trump, who went on the morning talk-show circuit Wednesday after winning the New Hampshire primary, was asked how he would respond to North Korea’s nuclear threat. Director of National Intelligence …

Moscow small businesses razed, sparking anger

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian activists and political commentators are criticizing Moscow authorities over the late-night destruction of small businesses …

Texas prosecutor officially disbarred for sending innocent man to death row

A Texas legal disciplinary board upheld a decision to disbar a prosecutor who oversaw a case that sent an innocent man to death row.<p>The board on Monday affirmed an earlier decision that found Charles Sebesta extracted false confessions and withheld testimony to convict Anthony Graves, who spent 18 …

Death Row

Love Is Universal, but Nigeria’s Romance Lit Market Is One of a Kind

Before I went to northern Nigeria for the first time, I read the 1990 Nigerian romance novel <i>Sin Is a Puppy That Follows You Home</i>, thought to be the first Hausa-language novel by a woman to be translated into English. It’s the story of a man who takes a prostitute for a second wife and kicks out his …

Train crash in Germany kills at least 10, injures 80

BAD AIBLING, Germany (AP) — Crews using helicopters and boats rescued dozens of people from the wreckage of two German commuter trains that crashed …

A sigh's not just a sigh - it's a fundamental life-sustaining reflex

Research reveals that sighing is more than a sign of depression or despair: it’s a reflex that happens several times an hour and helps preserve lung function<p>Californian scientists have identified the source of the sigh. It is not just a response to sadness, depression or despair: it is, also, they …

Donald Trump

Was Einstein right? Ripples in space-time may have been found

Are the rumors true? Whispers about a possible detection of actual ripples in space-time have been swirling for weeks, and on Thursday, the world may …

Zika virus: What are the chances I'll get it? (And other Q&As)

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Zika virus was discovered nearly 70 years ago, but chances are you probably hadn't heard of it until the past few months.<p>With fear and uncertainty spreading as quickly as the virus itself, CNN Health wanted to address some of your pressing questions on the topic.<p>To stay informed on the …

Public Health

'Pluto killer' calls on other astronomers to help find a ninth planet

The scientists who brought you "Planet Nine" want you — and your giant fancy telescope — to help catch the mysterious world in action.<p>This week, two Caltech scientists announced that an unseen giant planet some 10 times the mass of Earth may lie beyond the Kuiper belt, the icy ring of debris where …

Oregon refuge occupation: 'It's getting dark, and it is freezing'

The activists occupying a federal wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon remain in good spirits despite the frigid weather, according to a Washington state woman who said she has been communicating with them.<p>"Their morale has been up for most of the day, but it's getting dark and it is freezing," …

Vatican says private 'audience' in D.C. was with gay ex-student, not Kim Davis

A week after Pope Francis met Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk jailed for her refusal to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples, the Vatican on Friday suggested that she exploited the meeting to promote her views, denied that the pope fully supports her and cast doubt on her account of …

Pope Francis

Cats do not need their owners, scientists conclude

Rudyard Kipling was right. Cats really do walk by themselves and do not need their owners to feel secure and safe, a new study has shown.<p>Although owners might worry that their pet is nervously pining for their return when they leave the house, in fact, cats show no sign of separation …

The lost tunnels buried deep beneath the UK

A vast network of 200-year-old tunnels lies beneath Liverpool’s streets – and no one knows why they’re there. Chris Baraniuk meets the dedicated volunteers digging up their secrets.<p>The air is still. It’s quiet. Occasionally, the sound of a water droplet bursting feebly onto stone echoes through the …

Navigation Device Lets You Feel Your Way Through A City

A guide that sits in the palm of your hand<p>Navigating through a crowded city like New York or London can be a challenge, especially for those who are visually impaired. Adam Spiers, a postdoc in robotics at Yale University, set out to create a tool that helps visually impaired individuals easily …

The legal team behind Kentucky's defiant clerk

<b>Kim Davis, the small town county clerk who has been jailed for refusing to issue marriage licences to gay couples, has made headlines this week for defying not only two federal judges but the US Supreme Court as well. But who exactly are her lawyers?</b><p>It's an organisation that has a long-track record …

Amsterdam to refund fines levied on Holocaust victims for paying rent late

City agrees to refund fines to families after details of fines emerged in Amsterdam archive<p>Amsterdam will refund relatives of hundreds of Jews who were fined for being late with their rent during their incarceration in World War II concentration camps, city officials said Friday.<p>"From today, the …

Making Maps for Books: 2 Cartographers Tell Us How It's Done

How exactly does one go about making a map of a make-believe place?<p>To find out, I contacted some publishers, and they hooked us up with their …