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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, …

American South

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 …

Criminal Law

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 …

Bounty hunter

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 …

Research

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, says a team of scientists from scientists from Stockholm University (Sweden), the University of Mainz (Germany) and the University of Arizona (USA). …

Europe

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

Gunmen Abduct People From Mexican Resort City Restaurant

Reports said as many as 16 people were taken<p>(MEXICO CITY) — Armed men abducted multiple people from an upscale restaurant in the popular Mexican beach resort city of Puerto Vallarta, authorities said Monday.<p>Prosecutors in the western state of Jalisco said two SUVs carrying an unknown number of …

Restaurants