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Fake US embassy in Ghana shut down after 10 years issuing visas

Ghanaian and Turkish crime rings ‘paid corrupt officials to look the other way’ to illegally obtain authentic documents<p>Authorities in Ghana have busted a fake US embassy in the capital Accra run by a criminal network that for a decade issued illegally obtained authentic visas, the US state …

Africa

Hawaii's highest peaks get 2 feet of snow — and more is on the way

Ski season is underway in Hawaii.<p>The island's two highest peaks — Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa — are getting hit with a cold, wet storm that has dumped about 2 feet of snow, and an additional foot of snow is possible when another storm hits the islands later this weekend.<p>National Weather …

West Virginia mayor quits after comment on Michelle Obama: reports | Reuters

(Reuters) - The mayor of a tiny West Virginia town resigned on Tuesday after her comment on a Facebook post that called first lady Michelle Obama an “ape in heels” drew international attention, local media reported.<p>Mayor Beverly Whaling of Clay, a town of some 500 people about 25 miles (42 km) …

New Yorkers build walls of sticky notes in defiance of Trump | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - This is not the kind of wall Donald Trump was talking about.<p>A young girl adds a message written on a post-it note to a display that was started in reaction to the election of President-elect Donald Trump in New York, U.S., November 15, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson<p>In the liberal …

Donald Trump

Anti-Trump protests continue in Los Angeles, New York and Philadelphia

Immigrants, their advocates and others opposing a<p>Donald Trumppresidency continued to protest Sunday, speaking out against the president-elect's support of deportation and other measures.<p>Organizers in Manhattan carried signs in English and Spanish saying things like, "Hate won't make us great," and …

GCHQ wants internet providers to rewrite systems to block hackers

GCHQ is urging internet providers to change long-standing protocols to stop computers from being used to set off large-scale cyber attacks.<p>The Government’s cyber-defence arm said it plans to work with networks such as BT and Virgin Media to rewrite internet standards to restrict “spoofing” - a …

Male birth control shot found effective, but side effects cut study short

<b>(CNN) —</b> Both men and women are responsible for pregnancy, yet the burden of preventing it often falls on one gender. Women can choose from a variety of options to control fertility while for generations, men have been limited to withdrawal, condoms and sterilization. But someday soon, a new method …

NASA's New 'Intruder Alert' System Spots An Incoming Asteroid

A large space rock came fairly close to Earth on Sunday night. Astronomers knew it wasn't going to hit Earth, thanks in part to a new tool NASA is developing for detecting potentially dangerous asteroids.<p>The tool is a computer program called Scout, and it's being tested at NASA Jet Propulsion …

Space

North Korea Warns It Would Use Nuclear Weapons First If Threatened

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea has warned that it may carry out further nuclear tests and says it is prepared to launch a preemptive strike on the United States if U.S. nuclear forces mobilize against it.<p>"The U.S. has nuclear weapons off our coast, targeting our country, our capital and our …

Black Female Doctor: Delta Discriminated, Barred Me From Sick Passenger

A black doctor has accused Delta Air Lines of discrimination after a flight attendant allegedly shooed her away from a passenger in need of medical attention and said "actual physicians" were needed.<p>Delta said in a statement Friday afternoon that the airline is investigating the incident.<p>Dr. Tamika …

Houston 911 Operator Charged Over Hanging Up on Callers

A former Houston 911 operator is facing criminal charges for hanging up on callers because “she did not want to talk to anyone,” according to Houston Police investigators.<p>Crenshanda Williams, 43, faces two misdemeanor charges of Interference with Emergency Telephone Call stemming from incidents in …

These are the 10 wealthiest tech billionaires in the world

Of the world's 10 richest tech billionaires, four are college dropouts. All are men, all are from two countries (the United States and China), and all currently are or were heads of companies.<p>These are some <i>seriously</i> wealthy folks — <b>the entry level to this list is $18.2 billion</b> net worth (that …

Philippines President likens himself to Hitler

<b>(CNN) —</b> When comparing yourself to world leaders or historical figures, there are perhaps less controversial choices than Adolf Hitler.<p>Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday likened himself to the Nazi leader, saying he wants to kill millions of drug addicts, just as Hitler killed Jews …

Asia

How fungi kill millions globally

<b>(CNN) —</b> What do you think of when you hear the word fungi? Mushrooms? Athlete's foot? General mold?<p>Whatever comes to mind, the fact is that when most of us think of fungal infections, we think of something mild and unpleasant at best.<p>But these tiny organisms can be fatal and kill an estimated 1.5 …

Microbiology

Clinton outscores Trump — but the campaign isn’t over yet

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — The first presidential debate more than lived up to expectations, a noisy clash between two determined adversaries that produced electric moments and substantive difference. In the early stages, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump seemed evenly matched, but the longer it went on, the …

Government

Great Scott! Nike's 'Back to the Future' self-lacing shoes on sale November 28

You won't have to go too far into the future to pull on a pair of "Back to the Future"-style self-lacing shoes. Nike has confirmed it will sell the HyperAdapt 1.0 sneakers inspired by the movie on Monday November 28.<p>The shoes will be available in select Nike stores in the US, according to a tweet …

Shoes

NASA will soon reveal a surprising discovery about a moon of Jupiter that may support life

NASA on Tuesday issued a cryptic press announcement about Europa, an ice-encrusted moon of Jupiter that likely hides twice as much warm, liquid, and potentially habitable water as Earth.<p>The US space agency teased the discovery of some "surprising activity" out there, 390 million miles from Earth, …

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Ahmad Khan Rahami: New York bombings suspect arrested after shootout

Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28-year-old naturalized US citizen, taken into custody as friend says he ‘got more religious’ after trip to Afghanistan, his country of birth<p>A shootout on the streets of New Jersey ended a dramatic manhunt on Monday as police arrested a man suspected of involvement in weekend …

Extremism

The sun will destroy Earth a lot sooner than you might think

There are plenty of ways Earth could go. It could smash into another planet, be swallowed by a black hole, or get pummeled to death by asteroids. There's really no way to tell which doomsday scenario will be the cause of our planet's demise.<p>But one thing is for sure — even if Earth spends the rest …

Universe

North Korea rips US bomber flyover as bluff

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korea on Wednesday scoffed at the US Air Force's show of force a day earlier, saying Washington was "bluffing" and "blustering" with the flyover of B-1 bombers.<p>"They are bluffing that B-1Bs are enough for fighting an all-out nuclear war," said a statement from Pyongyang's Korean …

North Korea

Police: Man Shoves Woman Through Window After She Declined Sex

<b>TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) —</b> Authorities say a man shoved a woman through a store window after she declined his offer to have sex with him.<p>Trenton …

Crime

Family Is 'Devastated' After a Hospital Removes Their 2-Year-Old Son from Life Support Against Their Wishes

A family has been left in shock after their 2-year-old son died after being removed from life support against their wishes, according to several …

Los Angeles

Heroin laced with elephant tranquilizer hits the streets

<b>(CNN) —</b> The American heroin epidemic has become more dangerous, as reports of heroin laced with carfentanil are being reported throughout the country.<p>Carfentanil is the most potent opioid used commercially, 10,000 times stronger than morphine. It is a version or analogue of fentanyl, the painkiller …

Medicine

First on CNN: FBI investigating Russian hack of New York Times reporters, others

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hackers thought to be working for Russian intelligence have carried out a series of cyber breaches targeting reporters at The New York Times and other US news organizations, according to US officials briefed on the matter.<p>The intrusions, detected in recent months, are under investigation by …

O'Malley to Lewandowski: US isn't an 'only-for-white Americans sort of country'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley on Sunday chided ex-Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski over the GOP nominee's immigration policies, saying the US isn't an "only-for-white Americans sort of country."<p>O'Malley, a former Maryland governor, appeared on CNN's …

Doctors remove 40 knives from man's stomach in India

<b>New Delhi (CNN) —</b> A man in India spent two months swallowing knives and had 40 of them surgically removed from his stomach, according to the doctor who led the operation.<p>"He had a wild urge to consume metal. Even for us, the experienced surgeons, it was frightening," Dr. Jatinder Malhotra told …

Evacuation orders lifted for San Bernardino County residents who fled Blue Cut fire

Less than a week after the destructive Blue Cut fire broke out in the mountains of San Bernardino County, destroying more than 100 homes, authorities canceled all evacuation orders Sunday and allowed residents to return.<p>The 37,020-acre blaze had prompted authorities to order more than 82,000 people …

San Bernardino County

Scallops recalled after hundreds of people contract hepatitis A

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sea Port Products Corp is voluntarily recalling a batch of its scallops after at least 206 people became sick with hepatitis A, prompting an investigation by the US Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease control and Prevention.<p>The federal agencies are assisting the Hawaii …

The NSA hack proves Apple was right to fight the FBI

"The component of the government that is supposed to be absolutely best at keeping secrets didn't manage to keep this secret effectively," Nate Cardozo, a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, told Business Insider.<p>In February, a judge ordered Apple to help the FBI unlock …