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Central African Republic: UN votes to send peacekeepers

<b>The UN Security Council has voted to send a 12,000-strong force to the Central African Republic (CAR).</b><p>UN chief Ban Ki-moon has warned of "ethno-religious cleansing" in CAR, with lynchings, decapitations and sexual violence going unpunished.<p>The UN resolution also authorises some 2,000 French troops …

Judge strikes down Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage

<b>DETROIT</b> -- Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, a federal judge said Friday, striking down a law that was widely embraced by …

LGBTQI

Split verdict in Florida loud-music slaying case

A jury in Florida returned a split verdict in the case of Michael Dunn, accused of killing an unarmed teenager in a dispute over loud music — a decision that will put the software engineer in prison for the rest of his life but leaves unanswered lingering questions about race, guns and self-defense …

Crime

900-Year-Old Viking Message Decoded, Reads 'Kiss Me'

The mystery of a 900-year-old Viking message has finally been solved. Cryptologists, put down your cipher devices, because the formerly incomprehensible code that's been haunting your dreams reads in part: "Kiss me."<p>A runic artifact that reads: "Kiss Me". Photographer: Jonas Nordby.<p>The baffling …

Pa. woman admits killing man she met on Craigslist, claims she killed others

A Pennsylvania woman has admitted to killing a man she met through a Craigslist advertisement and claimed to have killed more than 20 other people across the country.<p>Miranda Barbour, 19, claims in an interview with the Daily Item of Sunbury, Pa., to have killed at least 22 other people in Alaska, …

West Nile virus costs the US $56 million a year, says new report

The economic impact of the deadly West Nile virus has been "substantially underestimated," according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>Researchers estimate that hospital visits, follow-up care, and lost productivity have cost the nation $778 million in the 14 years …

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Review: A Small But Spectacular Android Smartphone

Sony debuted the Xperia Z1 Compact at CES, noting that the consumer who prefers to have a smaller device does not want fewer features. Could Sony take the experience in their flagship smartphone and pack it into a much smaller package without reducing the functionality?<p>In the marketplace, the …

It’s Official: Jamaica Bobsled Team Headed to Sochi

Driver Winston Watts officially confirmed Monday that Jamaica has qualified for the bobsled event at Sochi 2014, the BBC reports. Watts and brakeman …

Polaroid C3 packs an HD camera into a one-inch-cubed form factor

Who fancies a one-inch-cubed action camera with an HD video sensor? Polaroid hopes you're about to say, "Oh, me!"<p>This little video camera was spotted …

In Jahi McMath saga, science and religion clash

It will take more than doctors, judges and medical records to convince Nailah Winkfield that her child is dead.<p>Winkfield's 13-year-old daughter, Jahi McMath, entered an Oakland hospital for tonsil surgery three weeks ago and wound up on life support.<p>Now Jahi is hooked to a ventilator that handles …

Medicine

How a massive meth bust in China is tied to traditional medicine

Police in Southern China seized 3 tonnes (more than 6,600 lbs) of methamphetamine in a drug raid this week in a small village in Guangdong, and arrested 182 people in connection with the raid, including a local former Communist Party chief.<p>Boshe, population 14,000, is one of China’s biggest …