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Clinton document trove throws fresh light on Monica Lewinsky scandal

As Hillary Clinton looks destined to run for president again, newly released documents from her husband’s presidency send reporters and political operatives on hunt for scandal<p>The desperate scramble to defend Bill Clinton against the Monica Lewinsky affair was revealed in fresh detail last night …

How Gangs Took Over Prisons

Originally formed for self-protection, prison gangs have become the unlikely custodians of order behind bars—and of crime on the streets.<p>On a clear morning this past February, the inmates in the B Yard of Pelican Bay State Prison filed out of their cellblock a few at a time and let a cool, salty …

Obama ‘Obviously Concerned’ By White House Security Breach

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David Cameron: No 'opt out' of Islamic State fight

<b>The fight against Islamic State (IS) militants is one "you cannot opt out of", David Cameron has said.</b><p>Speaking to NBC News in the US, the prime minister said IS had oil, money, territory and weapons - and was "planning plots" around the world.<p>Mr Cameron, who will meet the president of Iran later, …

Disputes over religion return to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — A Muslim prisoner in Arkansas, a Christian pastor in Arizona and an 11-year-old Jewish boy born in Jerusalem will present the Supreme Court with three chances in the next few months to rule on cases with religious overtones.<p>It won't be anything new to the justices, who divided 5-4 on …

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AT&T Will Give You HBO Go Without A Huge Cable Package, But There's A Catch

Too many people are getting by without paying for TV -- cobbling together their entertainment on phones, computers and TVs by using a mix of Netflix, Hulu, iTunes and Google.<p>Pay TV providers are finally realizing they have a problem on their hands. So they've begun offering enticing options to get …

Hash-oil labs raided amid a growing offshoot of the illicit drug trade

Seven men and two women are facing felony charges here stemming from what authorities say is a new and highly dangerous offshoot of the illicit drug trade: extracting hash oil from marijuana.<p>For users, hash oil offers a quick and lasting high. For sellers, it is easy to make and offers large …

NASA’s Maven spacecraft arrives at Mars after voyage of nearly a year

NASA's Maven spacecraft entered orbit around Mars for an unprecedented study of the red planet's atmosphere following a 710 million kilometre journey that began nearly a year ago.<p>The robotic explorer successfully slipped into orbit around the red planet late Sunday night.<p>"I think my heart's about …

Pentagon program allows police departments censured for civil rights violations to get military gear

A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Justice Department has censured for civil rights violations to apply for and get lethal weaponry.<p>That lack of communication between two cabinet agencies adds to questions about a …

Alaska TV reporter quits on air to promote pot

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A television reporter quit her job on live TV with a big four-letter flourish after revealing she owns a medical marijuana …

West Coast warming linked to naturally occurring changes

Naturally occurring changes in winds, not human-caused climate change, are responsible for most of the warming on land and in the sea along the West Coast of North America over the last century, a study has found.<p>The analysis challenges assumptions that the buildup of greenhouse gases in the …

New View Suggests Big Bang Inflation Claims Are Just Dust

Newly released observations from the European Space Agency's Planck satellite have dealt a heavy blow to purported evidence of the universe's post-Big Bang growth spurt. Back in March, the scientists behind the South Pole Telescope campaign — known as Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic …

Amnesty: Chinese trade in torture tools fuels human rights abuses

Electric shock guns, spiked metal batons and leg and neck shackles.<p>These are some of the torture devices being made and exported by Chinese companies, fueling human rights abuses in Asia and Africa, according to a new report from campaign group Amnesty International.<p>The report says that trade in …

Massive Volcanic Eruption Is Making Iceland Grow

The tiny, island nation of Iceland is in the middle of a growth spurt. For the past month, the country's Bardarbunga volcano has been churning out lava at a prodigious rate. And the eruption shows no signs of abating.<p>It all began with a swarm of earthquakes in late August, according to Rikke …

Vyckie Garrison on escaping "Quiverfull."

Can religious fundamentalism turn otherwise nonabusive relationships abusive? Vyckie Garrison of the blog No Longer Quivering argued yes in a recent …

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Spooky Action In Threes: Physicists Entangle Three Particles Of Light

The entangled triplets are unusually stable.<p>As if it weren't hard enough already to imagine it in twos, physicists have entangled three photons with each other. Entanglement is a counterintuitive quantum physics phenomenon, in which a particle influences all the others with which it's entangled -- …

Seattle City Attorney Seeks Dismissal of All Tickets for Public Cannabis Consumption Between January and July

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes.<p>Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes is seeking the dismissal of all tickets distributed in the city for the public …

9 black-and-white mobile camera apps go mono a mono

Monochrome is back in fashion — as if it every really left. Despite the ubiquity of color images native to digital cameras, the drama of black and white photography is being rediscovered and people are once again connecting with its subtle beauty.<p>Manipulating monochromatic tonal ranges or unicolor …

Queen would need governor general in Scotland if it leaves UK, says expert

The Queen will need to establish the role of a governor general in Edinburgh to act on her behalf if Scotland votes to leave the United Kingdom, according to a constitutional expert.<p>The change would be the result of several questions about Scotland's future relationship with the monarchy that would …

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The New Habit Challenge: Create A Better To-Do List

Making a simple list isn’t the best way to get things done. Next week we’ll test more effective approaches to organizing our days.<p>Tons of successful leaders laud the to-do list as the key to more organized, productive, and focused days, but is there a right way and a wrong way to do your to-do?<p>The …

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The Week in Review: Tech Giant on Stage

It was the event we’ve come to expect from Apple: a crowded dark room, a dramatic stage, a detailed presentation and the unveiling of new products …

Is this is the beginning of the end for Apple?

It tells you a lot that the only officially sanctioned way to see Apple’s event was by tuning in on an Apple device. Apple likes to preach to the converted and, regardless of what it reveals, there are people waiting to praise it. As smartphone innovation slows in general, there’s been a growing …

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Jack the Ripper was a young Polish immigrant named Aaron Kosminski, according to Russell Edwards.

Self-described "armchair detective" Russell Edwards says he has discovered the identity of Jack the Ripper: It was 23 year-old Polish immigrant Aaron …

College sexual assault: How to talk to your kids about consent.

Thousands of parents have just sent their kids off to college in America, releasing them to an exciting new social and educational environment where …

Gaza cease-fire strains under pressure, sapping hopes of wider deal

Despite an end to Israeli bombardment, the quieting of Palestinian rocket fire and a return to what had passed for normality in Gaza, the cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian factions is under growing pressure. Halting the fighting was meant to be only the first step in a truce aimed in part …