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FBI warns of cyber threat to electric grid

Three months after a Department of Homeland Security intelligence report downplayed the threat of a cyber attack against the U.S. electrical grid, DHS and the FBI began a nationwide program warning of the dangers faced by U.S. utilities from damaging cyber attacks like the recent hacking against …

Cybersecurity
Robotics

Strawberry and Orange Salad with Citrus Syrup & Fresh Mint

Servings: 4<p>Total Time: 15 Minutes<p>Ingredients<p>1 pound strawberries, hulled and halved (or quartered if very large)<br>• 3 oranges<br>• 1 tablespoon fresh lemon …

Chicago's rising gun violence and racial tensions are driving out the wealthy

Police statistics clearly show this. From January to the end of March, there were 677 shootings, a staggering 88.5% increase from the 359 over the same period in 2015. Levels of violent crime are also up, and the first quarter of this year saw 141 murders across the city — more than Los Angeles and …

ACLU

For the First Time, Scientists Have Imaged the Brain on LSD

The scientists hope their long-awaited study on LSD in humans will open the floodgates to further research into psychedelics.<p>Researcher, drug policy reformer, and Countess of Wemyss Amanda Feilding made a promise to Albert Hofmann, the "father of LSD," after meeting him in the 90s: She would carry …

Consciousness

Artificial Intelligence Is Helping Us Find The Authors Of The Bible

Both the most controversial and best-selling book ever written, the Bible is an unusual book not least because, for the most part, we’ve got no idea who wrote it. Which makes it easy to pull find-replace jobs and make unfortunate typos. The Old Testament, in particular, is more or less anonymous. …

Kasich on nomination race: 'It's a bizarre process'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Ohio Gov. John Kasich called the Republican presidential primary delegate process "bizarre" on Monday and said the Republican National Convention should adopt rules that would open up the nomination to more candidates.<p>He also reiterated his call for states to "move on" from …

Government

Federal Reclassification of Marijuana Could Have Major Impact on Medical Uses

Federal authorities have announced that they are reviewing the possibility of loosening the classification of marijuana, and if this happens, it …

Cannabis

Egypt to give Saudi Arabia two Red Sea islands

Moves by the Egyptian government to hand two strategic Red Sea islands over to Saudi Arabia have drawn angry reaction from opposition figures.<p>An Egyptian cabinet announcement said that technical work on the two countries' maritime boundary had shown that the islands of Tiran and Sanafir were within …

Saudi Arabia

Five held as death toll from India temple fire rises

Indian police said they have arrested five people after a fireworks display at a temple sparked a fire that killed at least 108 people in one of the worst accidents ever seen at a religious festival.<p>Thousands of people were gathered at the temple at Kollam in the southern state of Kerala on Sunday …

India

Afghanistan's internal refugee crisis | Refugees

<b>Kabul, Afghanistan -</b> Hamidullah takes a moment to consider his surroundings after asking a young man to fetch him some drinking water.<p>"Oh, what clean water we had in Kunduz," the 35-year-old said of his hometown, which lies near the Tajik border. "What clean air."<p>"Here, everything is so polluted. …

Afghanistan

Iran receives advanced missile system from Russia

Iran has received a batch of S-300 long-range, surface-to-air missile systems from Russia, the Iranian Foreign Ministry has said.<p>In a recorded statement broadcast on state television on Monday, Jaber Ansari, spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, told a news conference that the "first phase of …

Russia

Suicide bombing kills dozen of Afghan army recruits

At least 12 people were killed and dozens wounded on Monday when a suicide bomber attacked a bus carrying Afghan army recruits near Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad, officials said.<p>"It was a single suicide blast that killed 12 army recruits and wounded 38 others," Ataullah Khogyani, …

Afghanistan

UN envoy: Yemen truce first step in return to peace

The United Nations special envoy has called the ceasefire in Yemen "a first step in Yemen's return to peace", as the truce in place since Sunday midnight seems to be mostly holding.<p>Forces loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, the Shia Houthi rebels who drove his government out of the capital, …

Middle East

UN urged to step away from peacekeeping rape probe | Central African Republic News

The United Nations is not in a position to investigate claims of sexual abuse committed by its own peacekeepers and must step aside to allow the law to take it course, a lobby group has said.<p>The call on Monday by Paula Donovan, co-director of the Code Blue Campaign to End Impunity for Sexual …

Africa

Indians decry Hindu leader's temple rape comment

Hindu religious leader Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati has caused an outcry in India after saying that entry of women into the Shani temple in Maharashtra state will lead to more crimes such as rapes.<p>Commenting on the recent entry of women into a temple in western Maharashtra state, …

India

US to probe deadly drone strikes in Afghanistan

The NATO-led mission in Afghanistan has confirmed that the United States military will investigate into the US drone strikes in southeastern Afghanistan that killed 17 people last week.<p>Brigadier General Charles Cleveland, spokesman for the US-led coalition, told Al Jazeera on Monday, that they will …

Afghanistan

Arrests in US as hundreds protest big money in politics

<b>Washington DC -</b> Police in Washington DC have arrested dozens of protesters who were staging a sit-in outside the US Congress meant to raise awareness about corporate influence in American politics.<p>The day began with a rally of about 500 people in US capital as part of a series of actions around …

Washington D.C.

Is Ukraine in crisis? | Politics

Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has led Ukraine through turbulent times for the past two years. He survived the loss of Crimea to Russia in 2014, a deepening rift with President Petro Poroshenko, and a no-confidence vote in February.<p>But now, Yatsenyuk is stepping down.<p>He says he hopes his …

Europe

Trump Made A Mistake By Overlooking Colorado

He needs delegates anywhere he can find them to reach 1,237.<p>You’re hearing a lot about New York, where Donald Trump is reportedly trying to make up …

Donald Trump

It Finally Happened: Hacky Sackers Caught Hacking At Bernie Sanders Rally

Hack on!<p>Bernie Sanders took a swing through upstate New York Monday to stump for votes ahead of April 19's primary in the Empire State. He drew huge crowds at a stop in Binghamton and Albany. Other scheduled stops on the tour included Rochester, Buffalo, and Syracuse.<p>Sanders rallies can be like the …

Wisconsin school district to discipline students for 'Trump' taunts | Reuters

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A Wisconsin school district said on Monday it would discipline several students who taunted an opposing team’s fans and minority players with chants of “Trump, build a wall” and “Trump” during a high school soccer game.<p>A man wears a hand-lettered "Build the Wall" t-shirt while …

High School

U.S. Chief Climate Negotiator: 'Paris Wasn't The End, Paris Is The Start'

Since the beginning of the Obama administration, Todd Stern has been the U.S. government's chief climate negotiator. He led the team in Paris that managed to get some 200 countries to agree to the most sweeping deal ever to limit global carbon emissions. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Stern about …

Climate

Carson calls for 'clean-up' of delegate process

Coming out of a tough weekend for Donald Trump, one of his top surrogates called for a “clean up” of the way delegates are selected for the Republican National Convention.<p>“We should try to clean up the process. Why not try to make it people-centric? Why not try to get the will of the people?” …

Government

House staffers subpoenaed to testify

Four House financial staffers were subpoenaed to testify in front of a grand jury in the central district of Illinois, the same court where former Rep. Aaron Schock is the subject of a closed-door probe.<p>Traci Beaubian, the chief financial officer of the House of Representatives, and three other …

Corruption

5 Exercises to Help Boost Creativity, Divergent Thinking

Where do our best ideas come from? As it turns out, science says there are a number of ways to help prime the brain for divergent thinking. If you've …

Assad has taken Russia 'hostage,' and what comes next could be 'the worst this war has seen'

The opposition's central demand heading into the negotiations is that the embattled Assad relinquish his hold on power and cease bombing rebel-held territory.<p>On the contrary, the regime will hold parliamentary elections on Wednesday and is evidently preparing a major new offensive to retake Syria's …

Middle East

16 Reasons Old Dogs Will Always Be The Best

They're the wisest best friends around.

Snowboarder Films Herself Being Chased By Bear, Doesn't Even Notice The Animal

It's behind you. No, really.<p>A snowboarder has filmed herself cruising down a slope completely unaware she is being pursued by a massive bear.<p>Kelly …

Winter Sports