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The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks

A Gameboy with a sardine can inside. A printer stuffed with a piñata. ‘Return fraud’ is costing retailers billions—and the ingenious swindles are …

President pushes reforms: 'Mexico must change'

Mexico's leader proposed a series of reforms Thursday that he hopes will help combat widespread crime and corruption.<p>President Enrique Peña Nieto has come under fire for what some saw as his slow reaction to the disappearance of 43 college students, and for traveling abroad as protests spread …

Drone pilot wanted: Starting salary $100,000

Drone jobs are in high demand.<p>Big companies, such as Amazon and Facebook, are looking for pilots who fly drones and engineers with experience in building the unmanned aircraft. And they are willing to pay top dollar for the right stuff.<p>Federal regulations currently prohibit the use of drones for …

The Story Behind this Powerful Photo of a Black Boy Hugging a White Cop at a Ferguson Demonstration

Amidst the many photos of hate, anger, sadness and sometimes outright destruction that have flooded the media since a grand jury decided not to …

UN torture report condemns sleep deprivation among US detainees

Despite advances in human rights under Obama, detainees still subject to ‘ill-treatment’, report says<p>The US military has retained the power to inflict prolonged sleep deprivation on detainees, despite moves by the Obama administration to eliminate interrogation techniques that amount to torture and …

Willy Wonka-style elevator uses magnets to move sideways

German company ThyssenKrupp says its revolutionary new design means you will never wait more than 30 seconds for a lift<p>Everywhere you look, transport is being dragged into the 21st century - <b>Google is developing driverless cars</b>, <b>Uber has revolutionised the taxi business</b>, and <b>trains can hover over</b> …

How to become wealthy: It's simpler than most 'experts' say

Ask any honest financial planner how to become wealthy, and they'll tell you the simple act of saving money is far, far more important than picking the next hot stock.<p>So I was surprised when I came upon an article from The Billfold titled "You Don't Get Wealthy from Savings." The article was so …

Deforestation dropped 18% in Brazil's Amazon over past 12 months

Levels fell to second-lowest level in quarter century, Brazil’s environment minister said, in wake of adoption of controversial bill revising the Forest Code<p>Deforestation in the Amazon rain forest dropped 18% over the past 12 months, falling to the second-lowest level in a quarter century, Brazil’s …

Women Sweat The Test To Show Marines They're Combat-Ready

Sgt. Kristy Rodriguez is sprinting on a treadmill. She's wearing dark green shorts, a matching T-shirt and white sneakers. The pace keeps getting faster.<p>Rodriguez is at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, taking part in a Marine Corps experiment to determine whether women will be allowed to serve in …

Marijuana legalization backers anxious as costs mount, donors waver

After decades helping lead the fight against the national war on drugs, Ethan Nadelmann recently joined thousands of marijuana entrepreneurs here celebrating legalization — and found the scene kind of irritating.<p>The rapidly expanding legal pot industry has started to make some people rich, but the …

Cleveland authorities release video of fatal police shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice

The below footage is extremely disturbing<p>Authorities in Cleveland released video of the police-involved shooting earlier this week, which took the life of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old African American boy. The release of the video came one day after Tamir's parents urged Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, …

Seconds from death: student photographs bear moments before it killed him

Images retrieved from 22-year-old’s phone reveal final moments Rutgers University student was mauled to death by 300lb animal<p>A series of newly released photographs reveal the final moments of a New Jersey student’s life before he was killed by a bear.<p>Darsh Patel, a 22-year-old Rutgers University …

This Sports Photographer Missed an Incredible Catch and Got Fired… Except He Didn’t… and He Didn’t

“I got fired on Twitter last night.” That’s how NJ.com photographer Andrew Mills starts his side of a story that went viral on social media two days …

Netflix sues former executive for kickbacks

Netflix has sued a former executive -- now Yahoo's chief information officer -- saying he abused his power by taking kickbacks.<p>Mike Kail was a top IT guy at Netflix (NFLX) for three years, where his job was to buy computer gear or services from outside companies. In a lawsuit filed Monday, Netflix …

Dominic Raiola fined $10k for unnecessary roughness

Lions center Dominic Raiola was fined $10,000 for his dirty play last Sunday against the Patriots, but it wasn't for the hit on the final snap of the game.<p>Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola has been fined $10,000 for unnecessary roughness last week against the New England Patriots, per NFL …

Has LeBron James Lost a Step in His Return to the Cavs? History Says It's Likely

LeBron James was going home eventually. Most everyone around the NBA expected him to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers at some point before his career ended; after all, he'd never fully severed ties with the area and being viewed as a traitor where he grew up didn't seem like something James wanted …

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For Parents Of Young Black Men With Autism, Extra Fear About Police

It's my worst nightmare ... him not understanding, possibly, a command to put your hands up or to get on the ground.<p>Lorraine Spencer has been watching the news from Ferguson, Mo., where an unarmed black 18-year-old was shot and killed by police, and worrying about her own son's safety. Jermaine is …

Gaza militants resume rocket fire at Israel after truce expires

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to Palestinian rockets after Egyptian-mediated talks failed to extend a 72-hour truce in a month-old war.<p>Egypt later called for a resumption of the ceasefire, saying only a few points remained to be …