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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 …

Active shooter reported in Houston, 7 people injured: local TV

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - At least seven people were injured on Monday in an active shooter situation near a strip mall in Houston, Texas, where a person has been firing upon vehicles, local television news reports said.<p>(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Bernadette Baum)<p>Politics

Houston

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 towards a …

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.

New Jersey

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 …

Government

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 & Dining

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

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 trouble for the state’s nascent self-driving car industry.<p>The bill, …

Transportation

F.B.I. Releases Hillary Clinton Email Investigation Files

WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. on Friday released its interview with Hillary Clinton that was conducted in early July, along with a memorandum summarizing the investigation into her use of a private email server that contained classified information.<p>The document summarizing the Democratic presidential …

FBI

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 …

Email

2 nuns found slain in Mississippi home, their vehicle gone

DURANT, Miss. (AP) — Two nuns who worked as nurses and helped the poor in rural Mississippi were found slain in their home, and there were signs of a break-in and their vehicle was missing, officials said Thursday.<p>It was too early to say how the nuns died, but it doesn't appear that they were shot, …

Ethiopia says protesting marathoner to be welcomed as hero

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia says the 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.<p>The government statement came shortly after Feyisa Lilesa told reporters that he may be killed or …

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

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 family in northern Punjab last month. Her second husband, Mukhtar Syed Kazam, said he believed his wife …

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

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 counted them out over the phone – “400, plus 400, plus 300, plus 100, plus 1,000, plus 3,000, plus 4,000…”<p>Wakelam’s month-to-month profit varies …

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

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 Codex Selden, a book of concertina-folded pages made out of a five-metre strip of deerhide, is one of a handful of illustrated …

Manuscripts

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 …

Trees

The Latest: Erdogan: Turkey suicide bomber aged 12 to 14

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on events in Turkey (all times local):<p>3:35 p.m.<p>Turkey's president says the suicide bomber in the wedding party attack that killed dozens was between 12 and 14 years old.<p>Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave the information in a live nationally-televised address in front of Istanbul …

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 …

Automotive

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 Amazon or Jet.com, Best Buy is discounting hundreds of items, including MacBook Pros, iPhones, and more.<p>Select MacBook Pro models will be discounted …

Best Buy

State Department to turn over emails recovered from Clinton server

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> 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 …

Hillary Clinton

Milwaukee protests: two injured as tensions flare over police shooting

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, prompting Wisconsin’s governor to activate the national guard.<p>Police violence against African Americans has set …

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 …

4 Things You Must Do to Achieve 7% Body Fat

Nobody gets a 7% body by accident, unless he’s a genetic wunderkind or an athlete. To do it, you’ll need to track the foods you eat closely and make …

Reading at Home: 8 Things Your Kid’s Teacher Wishes You Would Do

Our kids spend most of their days in school, learning how to read, write, and solve math problems that I barely understand. When my son asks for my …

Kids

Air Force boosts drone pilot bonuses to keep up with demand

They're getting up to $50,000 more in perks to make sure they stick it out for the long haul.<p>It's no secret that the US Air Force is doing everything it can to recruit and keep drone pilots, and now it's resorting to a very direct solution: cold, hard cash. The military branch is offering $10,000 …

Drones