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India's shocking farmer suicide epidemic | Asia

<b>Umbrale, India -</b> After days of hushed chanting that "the sky betrayed" him, Datatery Popat Ghadwaje, 42, committed suicide by ingesting insecticides at his grape orchard.<p>Crushed under a $41,000 debt and a series of bank repayment notices, Ghadwaje of Umbrale village in the western state of …

White House steps up warnings about terrorism on U.S. soil

Alarmed about the growing threat from<p>Islamic State, the Obama administration has dramatically stepped up warnings of potential terrorist attacks on American soil after several years of relative calm.<p>Behind the scenes, U.S. authorities have raised defenses at U.S. military bases, put local police …

Terrorism

Google begins sending first Project Fi invites, offers more info on Google Voice integration

Google appears to have started sending out the first invites to its Project Fi initiative, at least according to one user on Reddit. The user has shared screenshots of the entire setup process from start to finish. The process appears to be relatively simple and self-explanatory, with a …

Android News

Defense Highlights Tamerlan Tsarnaev's Mean Streak, Father's Paranoia

BOSTON -- Dzhokhar Tsarnaev always had an encouraging word for teammates on his high school wrestling team. But his older brother, Tamerlan, told vicious jokes that brought the young woman he would later marry to tears.<p>A friend of Katherine Russell, who married Tamerlan, told jurors in the Boston …

US allows ferry services to Cuba

The United States has authorised commercial ferry services to Cuba for the first time in more than a half-century, in a major step in improving relations between the two countries.<p>In what was hailed by ferry operators as an "historical event," the US Treasury on Tuesday lifted a decades-old ban and …

Police Chief Says FBI Warning Would Not Have Changed Response To Texas Shooting

ISIS supporters claimed responsibility Tuesday for the Sunday's attack at a Muhammad Drawing Contest in Garland, Texas and called the gunmen "soldiers of the caliphate." Authorities shot and killed the two gunmen Sunday after they wounded a safety officer.<p>Police Chief Mitch Bates also told …

Dan Donovan, prosecutor in Eric Garner death case, wins House seat

Daniel Donovan Jr., the district attorney who oversaw the investigation of the police-involved death of<p>Eric Garnerin New York City, handily won a seat inCongresson Tuesday.<p>The Republican was beating his Democratic opponent, Vincent J. Gentile, 59% to 39%, unofficial results of the special election …

Wheelchair-Bound The Price Is Right Contestant Wants Drew Carey to Sign Her Treadmill Prize

While she might not be able use her <i>Price Is Right</i> prize in the traditional sense, Danielle Perez‘s new treadmill is providing plenty of fodder for …

Los Angeles

Officials criticize DEA's light punishment of agents who forgot man in cell for 5 days

Obama administration officials and lawmakers are calling for greater accountability and tougher disciplinary procedures at the Drug Enforcement Administration after the agency imposed only light punishments on agents who forgot a San Diego man in a holding cell, leaving him without food or water …

How 7 Chinese Actresses Translated Their On-Screen Style for the Met Gala Red Carpet

It is endlessly fascinating to watch actresses segue from screen to “real” life, even if that reality extends only to the very unordinary red-carpet realm. But it was especially interesting to observe how the glamorous Chinese actresses, with years of experience wearing Eastern-style costumes on …

Britney Spears debuts her latest single in Britney-branded Uber cars

Britney Spears fans in LA were offered the chance to listen to the pop icon's latest single "Pretty Girls" before it hit the airwaves, simply by ordering up an Uber. Between 3PM and 9PM PT on Sunday, the taxi app made specially branded Britney SUVs available for rides around town, with the cars …

Two killed in Dallas outside Muhammad cartoon-contest event

Police shot and killed two men who opened fire outside a contest for drawing the Muslim prophet Muhammad in the Dallas suburb of Garland, Texas, on Sunday night — but police aren’t rushing to conclusions.<p>“This is not going to be a real fast investigation. We’ve got our suspects and we continue to …

Ethiopian Israelis: 'A community crying out'

<b>(CNN) —</b> The clashes between Ethiopian-Israeli protesters and police over the weekend have drawn international attention to one of the most disadvantaged groups in Israel.<p>Though the demonstrations were set off by the police beating of a uniformed Israeli soldier, captured on video, experts say the …

Boko Haram stoned Nigerian girls to death as rescuers approached

With rescue near, Nigerian girls, women stoned to death by Boko Haram, three blown up by landmine<p><b>Boko Haram</b> fighters stoned their captives to death as rescuers approached, while other girls and women held by the jihadists were crushed by an armoured car and killed by an exploding landmine as they …

As Obama seeks urban 'investments,' Baltimore got $1.8B from stimulus

The city of Baltimore received over $1.8 billion from President Obama's stimulus law, including $467.1 million to invest in education and $26.5 million for crime prevention.<p>Obama claimed last Tuesday that if the Republican-controlled Congress would implement his policies to make "massive …

Google is experimenting with Dart to create faster, smoother Android apps

A group of Google developers is working on Sky, a Dart-based “experimental, high-performance UI framework for mobile apps.”<p>The majority of Android apps are written in Java, but Sky makes use of Dart, an open-source web programming language developed and promoted by Google. The goal of Sky is to …

Maryland Lawmakers Stand By Prosecutor's Charges In Freddie Gray Probe

WASHINGTON -- Maryland lawmakers on Sunday praised State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby for the way she conducted her investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, but cautioned that it's only the beginning of the process for seeking justice.<p>Mosby shocked many on Friday with the announcement that she is …

'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' had a huge $191 million weekend — but it didn't beat the all-time opening record

Disney estimates are saying "Avengers: Age of Ultron" debuted to a huge $191.3 million opening weekend, giving it the second largest weekend ever at the box office.<p>That's a rise from the studio's original estimate of $187.7 million for the weekend released on Sunday.<p>Despite the huge number, that's …

O'Malley on MTP: Baltimore Riots 'Should be a Wake-up Call'

Former Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor Martin O’Malley said Sunday on NBC’s "Meet the Press" that the situation in Baltimore should be a wake-up call for cities across the country.<p>"What's happened in Baltimore should be a wake-up call for the entire country," O’Malley said. "We have deep …

There's a new plan in Washington to 'get Wall Street out of education'

"We need to get Wall Street out of education," said Rep. Mark Takano (D-California) at a press conference on the bill he's co-sponsoring, the Protections and Regulations for Our Students Act, also known as the PRO Students Act.<p>Takano — a former high school teacher and a community college trustee — …

Happy Birthday, Bobby Cannavale! 20 Things You Didn’t Know About Him

Happy Birthday to the superbly talented <b>Bobby Cannavale</b>! The Cuban-American (and dare we say insanely good-looking) actor known in the Broadway world turns 43 today! In honor of his special day, we've listed 20 things you didn't know about him:

The Plug-In Hybrid Is From the Future, But It's Not the Car of the Future

The Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid is an amazing, efficient ride, and a rolling science project<p>The first thing you should know about the car is that it's two cars.<p>Imagine a vertical line that runs down through the center of the steering wheel, cutting the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid's digital …

Teacher Testifies So Dzhokhar Tsarnaev 'Knows That Someone Cares About Him'

BOSTON -- One of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's former middle school teachers wrote on Facebook that "I still love him" even though the convicted Boston Marathon bomber "did the unforgivable."<p>It was the second time that Becki Norris spoke up for Tsarnaev, 21, on Wednesday. Earlier that day, the current …

The Spice Girls Reunite and Add a New Member – Latina Spice!

Sorry birthday boy! It may have been David Beckham‘s big night on Saturday, but an unexpected mini-reunion of his wife Victoria Beckham‘s former pop …

Spice Girls

Baltimore's police department was 'stunned' by the indictments in Freddie Gray's death

Sun crime reporter Justin George was granted exclusive access to observe the department's task force investigation into Gray's death, which stemmed from a severe spinal cord injury sustained during a ride in a police van after he was arrested on April 12.<p>As of Friday morning, according to The Sun, …

Justice

Cummings praises Baltimore response to Gray death

Rep. Elijah Cummings on Sunday praised Baltimore’s response to the death of Freddie Gray and the state’s attorney who charged six police officers in the incident.<p>“We did pretty good,” said the Maryland Democrat, whose West Baltimore congressional district has been the center of unrest in the wake …

Germany investigates claims that it helped the US spy on Europe

Germany is more than a little nervous about US surveillance these days, and it's now anxious enough that it might just file charges. Federal prosecutors say they will investigate claims that the country's foreign intelligence outfit broke the law by helping the US' National Security Agency spy on …

How to build an iPhone projector for less than $10

It's incredibly easy to build a projector for your smartphone. All you need are a few household items and a magnifying glass.<p>We needed a box that was at least 17 inches long for our 2X magnifying glass, so keep that in mind when selecting a box to use.<p><i>Produced by Matthew Stuart</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On …

Gear & Gadgets

Boehner sees a national policing crisis

House Speaker John Boehner says there’s a national crisis in relations between black communities and law enforcement.<p>“I do,” he said when asked in an interview aired Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” whether he believes that such a crisis exists. “I think that if you look at what’s happened over the …