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Woman jumps to her death after running over husband, 2 others outside courthouse

A Northern California woman jumped to hear death Monday after plowing into her estranged husband and two of his friends as they crossed an intersection outside a courthouse.<p>According to KTVU, the woman had been in family court with her estranged husband in Martinez. Surveillance cameras show that …

Northern California

Justin Timberlake in election selfie controversy

Hours after Tennessee authorities said on Tuesday they were investigating pop star Justin Timberlake for posting a photo of himself in a polling station on social media, the local district attorney said no such probe was under way.<p>"The statement released earlier today by my office regarding Justin …

Elections

Future of New Orleans Confederate monuments argued in court

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A court is expected to hear arguments on whether New Orleans should be able to remove four Confederate monuments.<p>The case will be heard Wednesday by a three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.<p>The City Council voted in December 2015 to remove the …

Mall shooting suspect: 'Creepy,' multiple arrests, disputes

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — The 20-year-old man suspected of killing five people with a rifle at a Macy's makeup counter was described by a neighbor as so "creepy, rude and obnoxious" that she kept a Taser by her front door. He also had a string of run-ins with the law in recent years, including …

Policing

Houston lawyer shoots nine, is killed by police

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Houston lawyer whose business was struggling opened fire on morning commuters on Monday, injuring at least nine people before being shot dead by police, authorities said.<p>Six people were taken to hospitals and three were treated at the scene after being shot at while inside …

5 Killed In Shooting At A Washington State Mall; Manhunt Underway

Police say 5 people were killed after a shooter opened fire inside a Macy's at a shopping mall in Burlington, Washington on Friday evening.<p>Authorities are searching for the suspected shooter, who they say left the scene at Cascade Mall before police arrived. He was last seen walking toward a nearby …

Washington State

Manhunt for Bombing Suspect Ends in New Jersey Shootout

Ahmad Rahami, wanted in connection with blasts in New York and New Jersey, was taken into custody after a gun battle with police.

Columbus police officer fatally shoots Tyre King, 13-year-old with a BB gun

Police in Columbus, Ohio, say officers were responding to a report of an armed robbery Wednesday night when they encountered a person who pulled what appeared to be a gun from his waistband.<p>An officer opened fire, hitting this person “multiple times,” the Columbus police said. He was pronounced …

Guns

Ahead of 9/11 anniversary, US makes note of global threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahead of Sunday's 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the State Department is reminding U.S. citizens about threats around the world and urging Americans to be vigilant about their personal security.<p>The department's latest worldwide caution says "current information suggests …

Revealed for the first time: Map sheds light on dark matter that binds the universe together

Dark matter is the most common stuff in the universe. A billion sub-atomic particles of dark matter pass through your outstretched hand every second, …

Drink This Turmeric Tea Before Bed (And These 20 Things Happen To Your Body)

<b>Turmeric tea is one of the most beneficial and delicious drinks you can consume during the day, as this incredible healthy beverage has innumerate</b> …

Food

California is about to overhaul its taxi industry, which could suck for self-driving cars

Critics argue new measure could impede city-level experimentation<p>At 11:20 pm Wednesday night, 40 minutes before California’s state legislative session was scheduled to adjourn for the year, lawmakers approved an obscure bill that, if signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown, could spell serious …

California

F.B.I. Papers Offer Closer Look at Hillary Clinton Email Inquiry

WASHINGTON — F.B.I. officials questioned Hillary Clinton extensively about her judgment in using her private email system to discuss classified drone strikes and in allowing aides to destroy large numbers of emails, before ultimately deciding she should not face criminal charges, according to …

Hillary Clinton

Classic email scam earns thieves $44m in a single heist

Earlier in August, leading cable manufacturer Leoni AG announced it has fallen victim to an online scam that has cost the company a staggering $44 million in funds. Following two weeks of investigation, new details have surfaced today and it was revealed the thieves used the oldest trick in the …

2 nuns killed in Mississippi; signs point to home break-in

DURANT, Miss. (AP) — Two nuns who worked as nurses and helped the poor in rural Mississippi were found slain in their home, perhaps victims of a break-in and vehicle theft, officials said Thursday.<p>Authorities would not say if they have a suspect but disclosed that they'd recovered a car missing …

American South

Ethiopia says protesting marathoner to be welcomed as hero

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Ethiopian marathon runner who made an anti-government gesture at the Rio Games while approaching the finish line will not face prosecution upon his return home and will have "a heroic welcome," a government spokesman said Monday. But it was not clear whether the …

Samia Shahid killing: father and ex-husband appear in Pakistan court

Court orders Mohammad Shahid and Mohammad Chaudhry Shakeel to face trial for murder of Bradford woman<p>A Pakistani court has ordered the father and the ex-husband of a British woman to go on trial for her murder.<p>Samia Shahid, 28, from Bradford, was allegedly strangled to death while visiting her …

Bounty hunters are legally hacking Apple and the Pentagon – for big money

A growing roster of ‘white hat’ hackers earn thousands finding chinks in the digital armor of the US government and companies such as Apple and Google<p>Nathaniel Wakelam became a bounty hunter when he was 18.<p>Now 21, it is his full time job. This month so far he has earned $21,150, in installments: he …

Fugitive nearly evades police using ‘Hollywood quality’ disguise

Shaun “Shizz” Miller was desperate.<p>Police had surrounded his residence in South Yarmouth, Mass., and were demanding that the alleged drug trafficker — a fugitive for months — come outside.<p>Miller did exactly that, but not before slipping on a wrinkled, liver-spotted mask that added about a …

Policing

Hidden codex may reveal secrets of life in Mexico before Spanish conquest

Hi-tech imaging has revealed exceptionally rare manuscript overlaid by 16th-century deerhide document held at Oxford University<p>One of the rarest manuscripts in the world has been revealed hidden beneath the pages of an equally rare but later Mexican codex, thanks to hi-tech imaging techniques.<p>The …

NASA Just Made All Its Research Free Online

Well that takes care of our Sunday plans.​<p>Yesterday, NASA announced a massive new public project that will make all of its publicly funded research available online for free. A new portal, Pubspace, will host thousands of NASA research articles on topics like the toxicity of lunar dust or the make …

1,075-Year-Old Pine Named ‘Adonis’ Is Europe’s Oldest-Known Living Tree

A Bosnian pine (<i>Pinus heldreichii</i>) growing in the highlands of northern Greece has been dendrocronologically dated to be more than 1,075 years old, living since the time of the Vikings, according to a team of scientists from Stockholm University (Sweden), the University of Mainz (Germany) and the …

Europe

The Latest: Vladimir Putin sends condolences to Turkey

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on events in Turkey (all times local):<p>9:55 p.m.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed his condolences in a telegram to Turkey's president following the attack on a Kurdish wedding party, which he says shows the international community must work together in …

Middle East

Interracial couple in Washington stabbed after they are seen kissing

<b>(CNN) —</b> An interracial couple was attacked after a self-proclaimed white supremacist saw them kissing outside a Washington restaurant, police said.<p>Daniel Rowe, 32, came up to the African-American man and the white woman and, without a word, started stabbing them, said Olympia police spokeswoman …

White Supremacy

Uber’s first self-driving cars will start picking up passengers this month

It’s been a while since news broke in early 2015 that Uber was working on self-driving cars. Earlier this year, the company openly admitted it was testing cars in Pittsburgh, but we haven’t heard much more over the last 18 months.<p>With Google, the self-driving car leader, slowly making progress with …

Best Buy’s 50th Anniversary Sale Starts Thursday Night With Deals on MacBooks, iPhones

The retailer is celebrating 50 years with 50 hours of sales.<p>Best Buy is celebrating 50 years in business with 50 hours of deals. Not to be outdone by …

Best Buy

State Department to turn over emails recovered from Clinton server

Washington (CNN)The State Department has agreed to provide the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch with all official emails sent or received by Hillary Clinton that were recovered from her private email server by the FBI investigation.<p>The agreement was announced in a court filing and State …

Email

Milwaukee protests: two injured as tensions flare over police shooting

One person shot and officer taken to hospital after rock thrown at patrol car following shooting of Sylville Smith<p>Tension flared again in Milwaukee on Sunday night, with one person shot and a police officer injured in the area where the fatal shooting of a suspect by an officer had sparked rioting, …

Open-air art museum created in 2017 European Capital of Culture Pafos

To celebrate its upcoming 2017 European Capital of Culture title, the city of Pafos in Cyprus has launched a project called ‘Signs in time and space’ which will create an open-air art museum.<p>As part of the project, 12 art installations created by five Cypriot artists will be set up in different …

Museums