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Putin: Russia won't expel US diplomats

<b>Moscow (CNN) —</b> Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that Moscow will not expel American diplomats in response to US sanctions against Russia.<p>Putin said he would not pursue "irresponsible 'kitchen' diplomacy" and would instead attempt to rebuild relations with Washington after the …

Russia

Who to Blame for the Attack on the Internet

<i>A version of this post originally appeared in the Cyber Saturday edition of Data Sheet,</i> Fortune<i>’s</i> <i>daily tech newsletter.</i><p>Our worst hacking fears came …

West Virginia cop fired for not killing a man with an unloaded gun

We’ve tracked countless cases here where cops were able to keep their jobs after killing unarmed people, killing people after responding to the wrong house, killing people and then lying about it . . . the list goes on.<p>Give the Weirton, W.Va., police chief some credit. He’s come up with a new spin …

Law Enforcement

Two Dead, Six Injured in 'Random' Houston Shooting

Two people were killed, six others were were injured and a helicopter was struck after at least one gunman armed with a high-powered rifle began "shooting randomly" in Houston on Sunday, police said.<p>One suspect and one bystander were among the dead.<p>Four people and two constables were also injured, …

Law Enforcement

Possible lost Caravaggio painting worth $135 million found in attic in France

A 400-year-old picture that might have been painted by Italian master Caravaggio has been found in an attic in southern France.<p>Eric Turquin, the French expert who retrieved the painting two years ago, says it is in an exceptional state of conservation and estimates its value at about $135 …

Navy officer charged with espionage

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Navy officer has been charged with espionage and attempted espionage, among other accusations, in a proceeding that has been designated a national security case.<p>Three U.S. defense officials named the Navy officer as Lt. Cmdr. Edward Lin. Multiple attempts by CNN to reach Lin, his family, …

National Security

Brussels Attacks: Manhunt Underway as ISIS Claims Responsibility

A series of explosions rocked Brussels Tuesday, killing at least 31 and injuring at least 250, including nine Americans in devastating terror attacks …

Justice Thomas asks questions in court, 1st time in 10 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas broke 10 years of courtroom silence Monday and posed questions during a Supreme Court oral argument, …

Clarence Thomas

Seal Team 6 member to receive Medal of Honor

In the darkness of a single-room building in Afghanistan, Navy Senior Chief Edward C. Byers Jr. had little time to react: A fellow Navy SEAL had just been shot in the head during a hostage rescue mission, and it wasn't clear who else in the room wanted to kill the American team.<p>Byers burst in …

Barack Obama announces plan to close Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba

US president says it is time to "close this chapter in our history" as government presents proposal to close controversial Cuba prison to Congress<p>Barack Obama issued a plan to close the Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention camp on Tuesday, saying it was time for America to "close this chapter in our …

Uber driver suspected in shootings in Mich. that kill six

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Jason Brian Dalton had been driving for mobile ride company Uber for only a short time, according to his own account, but he was already alarming passengers. Late Saturday afternoon, he picked up a customer for a short ride; passenger Matthew Mellen said that Dalton’s reckless …

Crime

Snow squall suspected in deadly pileup on a Pennsylvania interstate

FREDERICKSBURG, Pa. — A pileup involving dozens of vehicles on a Pennsylvania interstate that killed three people and sent scores to hospitals appears to have been related to a passing snow squall, authorities said Saturday.<p>Trooper Justin Summa said that three fatalities had been confirmed and an …

Weather

The death of Antonin Scalia: Chaos, confusion and conflicting reports

Inside the cloistered chambers of the Supreme Court, Justice Antonin Scalia's days were highly regulated and predictable. He met with clerks, wrote opinions and appeared for arguments in the august courtroom on a schedule set months in advance.<p>Yet as details of his sudden death trickled in Sunday, …

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is dead. Here’s what people are saying.

Reactions started pouring in quickly after the news hit that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia had been found dead at a resort in West Texas on Saturday.<p>Here’s Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R), in a statement announcing Scalia’s death:<p>“Justice Antonin Scalia was a man of God, a patriot, and an …

Antonin Scalia

'Deadpool' exceeds all expectations with a record-breaking $135 million opening weekend — and it's not slowing down

Turns out audiences will flock to an adult-focused superhero movie.<p>Exceeding what its studio, Twentieth Century Fox, or anyone else in Hollywood thought it could earn, "Deadpool" has become the highest-grossing February release of all time with a three-day weekend total of $135 million, according …

Film Industry

Pope condemns drug trade's 'dealers of death' in Mexico

ECATEPEC, Mexico (AP) — Pope Francis condemned the drug trade's "dealers of death" and urged Mexicans to shun the devil's lust for money as he led a …

Latin America

Report: Russian sub activity returns to Cold War levels

The Russian submarine fleet has returned to the North Atlantic with such gusto that NATO sub commanders are reporting “more activity from Russian submarines than we’ve seen since the days of the Cold War,” according to a top NATO admiral.<p>Royal Navy Vice Adm. Clive Johnstone, speaking aboard a …

Military

Jail teacher accused of helping 3 inmates escape in California

A woman who taught English classes at a Southern California jail was arrested Thursday on suspicion of helping three inmates — including an alleged killer — escape the lockup, and the men are believed to be riding around in a stolen van.<p>Nooshafarin Ravaghi, 44, of Lake Forest, was arrested nearly a …

Crime

Syria peace talks finally begin after delays

<b>Geneva, Switzerland (CNN) —</b> After days of delays, the Syrian peace talks led by the United Nations kicked off Friday -- though the exact parties involved remains to be seen.<p>The U.N. special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, said Friday that he had met with a "substantial" delegation from the …

Middle East

Federal Reserve keeps interest rates unchanged while monitoring markets

US stock markets fell again on Wednesday as the Federal Reserve announced it would keep key interest rates unchanged while pledging to closely monitor developments in the global economy and financial markets.<p>In December the central bank made the decision to raise rates for the first time since the …

Stock Markets

One shot dead as FBI arrests Oregon occupation leader, others | Reuters

(Reuters) - One protester was shot dead and eight others were arrested on Tuesday after authorities confronted members of an armed group that has staged a month-long occupation of a federal wildlife reserve in Oregon, activists and officials said.<p>The FBI said gunshots rang out after officers …

Forests

I want you to understand the sense of fear that Chinese people feel every day

I’m not a paranoid person, but my experience making a film about human rights in China gave me a sense of fear that I think westerners don’t comprehend<p>Last December, one of China’s most prominent human rights lawyers, Pu Zhiqiang, was put on trial for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble,” a …

Rights & Freedoms

Putin says Europe’s Jews should move to Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed Tuesday that Jews facing a rising tide of anti-Semitism and bigotry farther west should move to Russia, where he said they would be better accepted.<p>The Russian leader was in a meeting with members of the European Jewish Congress, an organization …

Russia

Search off Hawaii finds life rafts but no sign of 12 Marines

HONOLULU (AP) — Authorities searching the area where two Marine helicopters crashed off Hawaii have found some life rafts that were carried aboard …

Military