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Russian nuclear bombers fly near North Korea in rare show of force

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian nuclear-capable strategic bombers have flown a rare mission around the Korean peninsula at the same time as the United States and South Korea conduct joint military exercises that have infuriated Pyongyang.<p>A Russian TU-95 bomber flies over around southern part of Japan in …

North Korea

Why mass death is our new normal: The real root of America’s gun violence

<b>(Reuters/Mario Anzuoni)</b><p>We all hate how routine gun massacres are now. But too few are willing to place the blame squarely where it belongs<p>Elias Isquith<p>December 3, 2015 10:30pm (UTC)<p>As you likely know by now, there was another mass shooting in America yesterday. Actually, according to Shooting …

Guns

Baltimore police investigating questionable police van sign

Baltimore police are investigating a sign posted inside a department van that reads, "Enjoy your ride, cuz we sure will!" The message came to light …

The future: Airplanes that fix themselves? | CNN Travel

The Woman Who Ate Chernobyl’s Apples

For the past couple of years, a young woman known only as “Bionerd23” has been making strange, dangerous videos in and around one of the most …

At least 1,000 protest after death of black man in police custody

The Justice Department said Tuesday it has opened a civil rights investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal spinal-cord injury under mysterious circumstances after he was handcuffed and put in the back of a police van.<p>After the probe was announced, at least 1,000 …

What Saddam Gave ISIS

Newly unearthed documents shed light on the foundations of the terror group—and the crucial role Baathists played in organizing and directing a …

Can't Kick a Bad Habit? You're Doing It Wrong

What to do when you just can't quit--no matter how many times you've tried.<p>I had just finished giving a speech on building habits when a woman in the audience exclaimed, "You teach how to create habits, but that's not my problem. I'm fat!" The frustration in her voice echoed throughout the room. …

Young Jupiter wiped out solar system's early inner planets, study says

Before Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars occupied the inner solar system, there may have been a previous generation of planets that were bigger and more numerous – but were ultimately doomed by Jupiter, according to a new study.<p>If indeed the early solar system was crowded with so-called super-Earths, …

Astronomy

Review: 'Tales of the Grim Sleeper' revealing look at accused serial killer

Veteran documentarian Nick Broomfield's "Tales of the Grim Sleeper" is a riveting and chilling investigation into the world of Lonnie Franklin Jr., a South Los Angeles resident arrested in 2010 and accused in a string of serial rape-killings spanning 22 years. The film is as much a provocative …

'Mr. Turner' Movie Review

Mike Leigh specializes in incisive social comedy-dramas (<i>Naked; Secrets & Lies</i>). But in Mr. Turner, his first period film since 1999’s <i>Topsy-Turvy</i> …

A Beautiful, Desolate 'Winter Sleep'

My favorite movie of 2014 is three hours long, and it's about Turkish people who live in caves. <i>Winter Sleep</i> is all talk and vistas of steppes so beautiful and so desolate, they'll make you weep. Don't go away: Like all of Nuri Bilge Ceylan's work, the film, which won the Palme d'Or at Cannes this …

Angela’s Assets

She may be the world’s most powerful woman, but German chancellor Angela Merkel has governed with the utmost caution—one of several contradictions that make her an enigma at home and abroad. After a year that forced Merkel into confrontations with Putin and Obama, Maureen Orth explores how a once …

Angela Merkel

Carry That Weight

A glimpse into the life of the seventh-strongest man on the circuit<p>The strongman and his girlfriend flew out from Seattle on Tuesday and spent a few …

Dad Chris Picco sings Beatles song to dying infant in heartbreaking video

Ashley Picco of Loma Linda, Calif., was 5 months pregnant when she died unexpectedly in her sleep on Nov. 8, but doctors were able to deliver her baby boy, Lennon, via C-section. The 2 lb., 4 oz. Lennon was able to survive until Tuesday, November 11th. His father, Chris Picco, was recorded singing …

Narendra Modi: from international pariah to the G20's political rock star

For a decade, Narendra Modi was an international political pariah.<p>What publicity the chief minister of the western Indian state of Gujarat could attract outside his homeland was only ever condemnatory, and his political career, barely begun, appeared on the verge of oblivion. The US refused to …

What Do You Do With Your Life Once You’ve Admitted To Killing Bin Laden?

BuzzFeed News speaks with Rob O’Neill, the former SEAL Team Six member who says he fired the fatal shots that took down Osama bin Laden.<p>When he was younger, Rob O’Neill used to joke with his mother that he was put on Earth to do something special. “I would say that to her when I joined the Navy, …

6 Influential (and Awesome) Giant Japanese Robots

Any kid that grew up in the 1980s is familiar with giant Japanese robots like <i>Voltron</i> and <i>Transformers</i>. But those are just a small taste of the dozens …

MIT's Augmented Reality Room Shows What Robots Are Thinking

Most of the time, most of us have absolutely no idea what robots are thinking. Someone who builds and programs a robot <i>does</i> have some idea how that …

China is shooting down drones with lasers

Today, China revealed its first anti-drone laser weapon, on the heels of a similar deployment by the US military earlier this year. According to state media, the system can bring down a drone within five seconds of locating the target, and is operable within a 1.2 mile radius of the installation. …

Everyone is obsessed with the 'Serial' podcast

Never has a podcast collected a loyal cult following in such a short amount of time like <i>Serial</i>.<p>The nonfiction series, which unravels a story …

On the Red Couch with Comic Book Icon Jim Lee

<i>Young, talented Ivy League graduate leaves the safe confines of higher learning to pursue his dream, founds a company that transforms an industry and</i> …

Comic Books

Ten privacy questions Whisper should answer for Senate committee

The “anonymous” social media app Whisper has been summoned to Capitol Hill to answer questions posed by the powerful chair of the Senate commerce committee. Jay Rockefeller said revelations in the Guardian about how Whisper tracks its users raise “serious questions” over privacy and demanded an …

Thailand Photos

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>See photos of Thailand (including Bangkok, the Reclining Buddha, Phuket, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Judge rules against brain-dead girl's family

An Alameda County judge declined Tuesday to force Children's Hospital Oakland to continue providing medical care to a 13-year-old girl whom physicians declared brain-dead nearly two weeks ago after tonsil-removal surgery.<p>But Jahi McMath will remain on a breathing machine for the time being, as …

Alameda County

In Focus

Embattled EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigns amid scandals<p>01:46<p>Texas mother shoots man attempting to steal car with kids inside<p>02:03<p>Thai soccer team rescue effort remains positive despite first fatality, diver says<p>02:25<p>A bull so beloved his owners cloned him<p>04:01<p>Can particle physics make Ant-Man’s …