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There Is Snow on the Ground in 49 U.S. States Right Now

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Damn it, Florida: We almost had a magical thing going on here, then you had to ruin it by remaining …

Weather

Associated Press News

Special report: The cyberwar threat from North Korea

North Korea’s effort to build a cyberarmy that can conduct a string of attacks on neighboring states has experts asking some key questions:<p>Is Pyongyang gearing up for a cyberassault on the United States?<p>Does it have the capability?<p>“They do have the capability, obviously,” says Alexandre Mansourov, …

China plans the world's longest undersea tunnel

China is planning another engineering marvel: a tunnel more than twice the length of the Channel Tunnel underneath Bohai Bay<p>At more than twice the length of the Channel Tunnel, China's latest mega project is not short of ambition.<p>A 76-mile-long tunnel will run between the northern city of Dalian …

Trains

Out of the ‘Shadows’: Pot Sellers Can Now Do Business With Banks

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration issued new rules Friday intended to ease the concerns of banks wanting to deal with businesses that legally sell marijuana, something the nation's banks have so far declined to do.<p>The rules, issued by the Treasury and Justice Departments, are intended to "move …

Cannabis

Panel: N. Korea crimes vs. humanity

A U.N. panel has found that crimes against humanity have been committed in North Korea and will call for an international criminal investigation, The Associated Press has learned.<p>The report, to be released Monday, is the most authoritative account yet of rights violations by North Korean …

Nazis 'researched use of mosquitoes for war' at Dachau

<b>German scientists at Dachau concentration camp researched the possible use of malaria-infected mosquitoes as weapons during World War Two, a researcher has claimed.</b><p>Dr Klaus Reinhardt of Tuebingen University examined the archives of the Entomological Institute at Dachau.<p>He found that biologists had …

World History

Associated Press News

Up To 2,000 Bodies Now Thought To Be Buried On University of Mississippi Land, Officials Say

University of Mississippi officials have updated the body count after a land survey uncovered 800 to 1,000 more graves on property slated to be developed on their medical center campus.<p>Up to 2,000 unmarked graves have been identified on the land, which is bisected by a roadway, officials said. The …

Stronger trade winds explain warming 'hiatus'

An increase in the trade winds blowing across the Pacific has been fingered as cause of climate skeptics' favourite topic of conversation - a …

Military Scientists Developing Pizza That Stays Fresh for Up to Three Years

Researchers at a U.S. military lab are getting closer to perfecting what some call “the holy grail” of food prepared for soldiers: a pizza that stays …

For The South, Add Earthquake To Snow, Ice And Power Outages

The Deep South has been shaken up this winter in more ways than one: First, there was the unusual ice and snow and the ensuing power outages. And now, an earthquake.<p>The late-night 4.1 temblor, with an epicenter about 150 miles northwest of Charleston, was not strong enough to do any damage, but it …

What Americans Don't Know About Science

On a recent survey, just 74 percent of Americans said that the Earth revolves around the sun.<p>Every two years, the National Science Foundation releases a report on the state of science in the U.S. and around the world. It includes survey data for how Americans answer basic scientific questions such …

Mars 'Jelly Doughnut' Mystery Solved: It's Just A Rock, NASA Says

It appeared out of the red, like something dropped by a Martian Homer Simpson. But now NASA has an explanation for the "jelly doughnut" object photographed by the Opportunity rover in December.<p>First, here's what it isn't: It is not a fungus-like Martian organism, nor is it ejecta shot into the air …

Twenty-five years after Soviet exit, Taliban says U.S. will meet same fate

In a statement issued on the 25th anniversary of the final Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, a national holiday for Afghans, the Taliban sought to connect the steady departure of U.S. and NATO troops ahead of a year-end deadline to the end of the decade-long Soviet occupation.<p>"Today America is …

Afghanistan

West Coast apocalypse: How “earthquake storms” could devastate California

A major earthquake wouldn’t just be disastrous in its own right — it could trigger an even deadlier chain reaction<p><i>"When you get a lot of earthquakes, you get a lot of earthquakes." — Charles Richter</i><p>It is often hard to see the obvious, unless you are someone who brings a new perspective to a …

Egypt 'has detained thousands on dubious charges since Mohammed Morsi overthrown'

Egyptian children as young as 14 facing routine abuse in custody in the seven months since overthrow of Mohammed Morsi, Amnesty International report finds<p>Crammed into a suffocating prison cell, forced to eat cockroach-riddled food and only allowed outside for five minutes at a time, Heba would have …

Amnesty International

Hawaii Senate Panel Approves Decriminalizing Marijuana

Is it a good thing or a bad thing that Cheech and Chong are paying attention to the Hawaii Legislature?<p>Posted on the pot-toking comedy duo's official website this week was an alert that two Hawaii state Senate committees were preparing to hear a pair of bills that could...<p>Read more on …

British al-Qaeda 'supergrass' lined up as star video witness in US terror trials

US prosecutors say convicted shoe bomber Saajid Badat will deliver “crucial” testimony from Britain in New York trials of Abu Hamza and Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law<p>He is a quietly-spoken former British grammar schoolboy who turned from A-Level textbooks to Islamic terrorism and was convicted as a …

Terrorism

Who is the American Al Qaeda Facing A U.S. Drone?

The American al Qaeda member who the Obama administration is considering killing through a drone strike is likely a bombmaker with little public profile who has been linked to the deaths of fellow citizens in Afghanistan, experts say.<p>A former U.S. security official told NBC News that the suspect is …

Terrorism

How Most Anyone Can Find Photos Of Secret Government Sites

Last August, Jeffrey Lewis saw a North Korean propaganda video, posted in April 2012, which showed its missile launchers holding intercontinental ballistic missiles, shot from an oddly-shaped building.<p>He was curious. So with a team of students, he modeled what the building would look like and …

The Presidents on the Presidents: How They Judge One Another

The two men could hardly have been more different. One the fatherless son of a single mother, the other a scion of the most important American …

Ancient mammoth tusk offers gateway to Seattle's history

SEATTLE — A backhoe, an apprentice plumber and a 20,000-year-old piece of ivory (give or take a few millenniums) have brought out Puget Sound's inner paleontologist.<p>Last week a Columbian mammoth tusk was discovered in the foundation of an apartment building under construction in the South Lake …

Paleontology

Silent death from above: Sudan steps up use of parachute bombs on people

The people of war-torn Sudan learned long ago to take cover when planes roared overhead, but the latest tactic being used on them -- parachute bombs -- is raining silent death down on innocent villagers, say alarmed activists.<p>The country’s extremist Islamic regime in Khartoum has stepped up the …

MentalHealthCop blogger's Twitter account suspended

West Midlands police say aspects of Insp Michael Brown's social media communications are being investigated<p>The Twitter account of an award-winning police inspector well regarded for his work on mental health issues has been suspended.<p>West Midlands police said "certain aspects" of Michael Brown's …