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Navy Agrees to Limit Underwater Assaults on Whales, Dolphins

For Immediate Release,September 14, 2015<p>Contacts:<p>Kimiko Martinez, Natural Resources Defense Council, (310) 434-5534, kmartinez@nrdc.org<br>David Henkin, …

Migrant crisis: Activist convoy drives to Hungary

<b>A convoy of cars driven by German and Austrian activists has crossed into Hungary to pick up migrants and help them reach western Europe.</b><p>Thousands - many of whom initially fled conflict in Syria - have made their way through Austria since Hungary removed restrictions on transit on Friday.<p>Buses and …

Hungary

Officials: ISIS leader sexually abused U.S. hostage

(CNN)ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi sexually abused American hostage Kayla Mueller while she was in captivity, U.S. government officials said.<p>A spokeswoman for Mueller's family -- who learned she was dead in February -- confirmed the information to CNN.<p>"We were told Kayla was tortured, that she …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Chicago’s 'cloud tax' makes Netflix and other streaming services more expensive

The past five years have seen a huge shift in the way we consume media, as brick-and-mortar stores shift to digital subscriptions. It's been a valuable tradeoff for some, building billion-dollar companies and unlocking huge libraries of music and video for relatively paltry subscription fees, but …

Netflix

12 ways Germany does it better than the US

Photo: Halleser<p>Have you ever spent, say, an hour and a half in line at some theme park staring at all the names carved into the wooden railings? …

Thousands of dogs and cats slaughtered at China festival despite government promises to crack down

Sellers kept the dogs dozens to a cage before electrocuting and skinned them alive, before serving them with lychee<p>Thousands of cats and dogs have been slaughtered at the Yulin Festival despite government promises to end the practice which has been condemned internationally on grounds of animal …

Asia

Model X Due Date, Sonata Eco, Mercedes Plug-In Hybrid: The Week In Reverse

4,710 views<p>Follow John<p><i>Which zero-emission vehicle is so powerful it actually broke the dyno it was being tested on?</i><p><i>And, what's the electric range of</i> …

Six Nations 2015: Ireland 19-9 England

<b>Ireland march on towards a possible Grand Slam after inflicting a thumping defeat on a misfiring England.</b><p>Four penalties from Jonathan Sexton and a second-half try from centre Robbie Henshaw opened up an unbridgeable gap which accurately reflected the one-sided nature of what was expected to be a …

United Kingdom

Sick of Winter, Man Turns Joke Into Snow-for-Sale Business

A Massachusetts man tired of the onslaught of snow piling up on his doorstep thought up a funny way to get rid of it — selling and shipping it out. But what started out as a joke has turned into a business for Kyle Waring, who is snowed under with requests for snow on his website ShipSnowYo.com.<p>"I …

Boston

New York's exploding manhole covers pose unexpected winter hazard

Salvatore Grillo was walking his Labrador retriever near Brooklyn's Prospect Park on a cold morning in February when he heard what sounded like a muffled explosion.<p>Minutes later, emergency responders were hovering over the 71-year-old as he lay unconscious on the ground. Police said an underground …

New York City

New round of snow could push Boston to season record

BOSTON (AP) — After cold and snow that set February records, southern New England entered March with another round that could push Boston over its 20-year-old snowfall record.<p>With 102 inches, Boston needs 5.7 more to break the 1995-1996 record of 107.6.<p>Snowfall of 4 to 6 inches was expected by …

Aaron Hernandez

Detentions, arrest in connection with Islamist threat in Bremen | News | DW.COM | 28.02.2015

Federal authorities had been receiving tip-offs since Friday evening about the activities of potential Islamists, the police said, without clarifying …

Shocked Moscow residents rally after Nemtsov murder | News | DW.COM | 01.03.2015

Organizers claimed more than 70,000 people had gathered to show their respects in the Russian capital on Sunday, with many more expected. Police …

Marijuana Doesn’t Pose Significant Risk in Car Crashes, NHTSA Says

Weed smokers like to say that getting high doesn’t affect how they drive. Now, it appears the federal government is agreeing with them.<p>According to a new study commissioned by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, people who smoke marijuana have a minimally higher risk of crashing …

Marijuana

Germany struggles to adapt to immigrant influx

<b>"Everyone's moving to Germany."</b><p>So says Govan, a thin, bearded French jazz musician from Lyon whom I meet in a German language class for people recently arrived in Berlin.<p>"In one month," he says, "I met lot of people from everywhere."<p>The faces around the table are young, the accents mainly European. …

Immigration

Opinion: US deserves praise for once! | World | DW.COM | 30.10.2014

No, the Americans can't please everyone - especially not the Europeans, who, from time to time, quite happily lay into their "big brother" across the …

Viewpoint: How the consumer dream went wrong

<b>Consumer culture began as an ideological dream that people could change the world, says Jon Alexander. But has it gone too far?</b><p>"On January 24th, Apple will release the Macintosh, and you'll see why 1984 won't be like '1984'".<p>These words make up the voiceover of the most important advertisement ever …

Global Perspectives

Locals concerned as 'Sharia police' patrol streets of German city | News | DW.COM | 05.09.2014

Police in Wuppertal are seeking ways to stop the group of men who have been seen patrolling the area around the western city's main train station on …

50 States of Speeding: Know the Law in Every State

What you need to know about speeding laws across America.<p>Everyone, with the exception of the Buick driver parked in the left lane, exceeds the speed limit once in a while. You generally know how much law-breaking you can get away with where you live—a few over on the highway is flow-of-traffic …

Report: Walgreens won't tap lucrative tax loophole

CHICAGO — President Obama called it an "unpatriotic tax loophole." Now, Walgreens, the nation's largest drug store chain and a company with strong Main Street roots, has reportedly decided against using it.<p>Shares in Walgreens were down about 4% in after-hours trading Tuesday after British and U.S. …

Walgreens

Opinion: Good Germans, bad French? | World | DW.COM | 05.08.2014

The difference in the message conveyed couldn't possibly be greater: France is going ahead with its warship sale to Russia, while Germany is putting …

There is only one major news site that both pro-Israelis and pro-Palestinians read — Quartz

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>One reason the views on the latest Israel-Hamas conflict are so polarized is that people on each side of the opinion divide get their news from different places. Few things illustrate this as well as the map above, compiled by Gilad Lotan, the chief data scientist at …

Maps

Germany stops Russian arms deal | Germany | DW.COM | 04.08.2014

Even before the tension in Ukraine, arms exports were a core issue for German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel. The Social Democrat had pledged, on …

First Glimpse of Higgs Bosons at Work Revealed

An extremely rare collision of massive subatomic particles could reveal the nuts and bolts of how the subatomic particles called Higgs bosons impart …

Physics

Porsche Remains On Top In 2014 J.D. Power APEAL Study

13,757 views<p>Follow Viknesh<p>J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study<p>Automotive Performance, Execution and …

Car Tech

Porsche at 50 in Pictures

Essential Road Trip Wisdom

A good road trip involves a certain amount of improvisation. But the best ones require the right strategy and a few essentials. These eight pieces of advice will start you on the right path.<p>1. Arm your phone<p>The best app for a long haul is Roadtrippers, which will plan your route, estimate fuel …

Outdoors

The world's earliest selfies – in pictures

Buzz Aldrin