Christopher Michael

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Three Al-Jazeera journalists arrested for flying a drone in Paris

Three Al-Jazeera journalists have been arrested for illegally flying a drone in Paris Wednesday, after unidentified drones flew over the Eiffel Tower and key Paris landmarks for a second night running. It has further baffled French authorities who are investigating a spate of unidentified flying …

Dad testifies to shooting robbers who had just wounded his son, a cop

Thomas Wortham III's son, an off-duty Chicago cop, had just been shot outside the family's South Side home by one of two would-be robbers when the father picked up his son's 9 mm handgun from the street and opened fire with that weapon and his own .38-caliber revolver.<p>"I shot with both hands. They …

Crime

Republicans Want to Rewrite Tech Regulation—but They’ll Have to Make Peace With Net Neutrality First

With con­trol of the Sen­ate, top Re­pub­lic­ans are go­ing to work on an am­bi­tious plan to over­haul gov­ern­ment reg­u­la­tion of the In­ter­net, …

Net Neutrality

U.S. space industry girds for more oversight after accidents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Executives in the fledgling commercial U.S. space industry are bracing for increased scrutiny and oversight after two accidents last week, including one that killed a pilot, but say they view the mishaps as temporary setbacks that will not halt launches.<p>A piece of debris is …

Gaza widow offers insight into world of spies

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The 48-year-old Palestinian woman's husband was shot to death in 2012 by militants in the Gaza Strip for spying for …

Migrant boat was 'deliberately sunk' in Mediterranean sea, killing 500

Two survivors of sinking said traffickers rammed boat, which left Egypt on 6 September, after passengers refused to transfer vessel<p>About 500 migrants are feared to have drowned after the boat carrying them from Egypt to Malta was apparently rammed and deliberately sunk by people-traffickers, an …

Scotland independence: accusations fly between two sides in fight for votes

Campaigning in Scotland's referendum reached a new intensity on the final Sunday before the referendum, with thousands of canvassers and people manning hundreds of street stalls fighting for the final few hundred thousand votes either side needs to clinch victory.<p>As Church of Scotland leaders …

'No time to lose' to combat threat of Islamic State as countries sign up to coalition

Coalition of 27 countries agree terrorist group must be tackled at conference in Paris hosted by French president François Hollande<p>A coalition of 27 countries declared their resolve to defeat Isil on Monday as the world was told it had "no time to lose" in combating the terrorist group.<p>President …

Dad defends taking son from hospital, fleeing

The parents who pulled their cancer-stricken son from a British hospital and spurred an international search for the boy have been ordered to appear Monday in a court in Spain, where they were arrested, police said.<p>Brett and Naghmeh King took their 5-year-old son, Ashya, who has brain cancer, to …

Who is Federica Mogherini - the new woman in charge of EU foreign policy?

Mogherini, a rising star in Italian politics, will help shake up the European 'gentleman’s club'<p>To get a good glimpse of the back room horse trading that typify European Union appointments, many have argued the rapid rise of Federica Mogherini is a case in point.<p>Lacking experience and seen as …

Europe

Report: ISIS selling Yazidi women in Syria

The United States says it has carried out airstrikes and dropped humanitarian aid in the Iraqi town of Amerli to protect an ethnic minority that one official says faces the threat of an "imminent massacre."<p>The town of Amerli, which has been besieged by ISIS fighters, is home to many of Iraq's …

Ukraine situation 'has worsened considerably'

A top European Union official said Saturday that new sanctions will be proposed within a week against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, but Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko sounded like he can't wait that long.<p>"I think we are very close to the point of no return," Poroshenko said Saturday …

Russia locks onto U.S. spy plane

The Cold War aerial games of chicken portrayed in the movie "Top Gun" are happening in real life again nearly 30 years later.<p>A U.S. Air Force spy plane evaded an encounter with the Russian military on July 18, just a day after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed by a suspected surface-to-air …

Associated Press News

Rio Grande border to US sees 57,000 young migrants in nine months

When the gang came for him, Ceferino decided he had three choices: join them, refuse to join and risk being killed, or flee the country.<p>The teenager left his family in Guatemala and headed for the US, becoming part of a wave of unaccompanied children from Central America that has overwhelmed …

Israel warns north Gaza civilians to evacuate ahead of strikes

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Israel

Georgia's sweeping gun access law goes into effect

Would you like some hot sauce with that barbecue? How about some hot lead?<p>A day after Georgia's new gun law, which has been dubbed the "guns everywhere" bill, went into effect, residents were dealing with their new power.<p>Under its provisions, residents with a proper gun permit -- the Georgia …

Why the Supreme Court just set TV innovation back a decade

It’s more than 24 hours later, and I’m still furious.<p>When news of Aereo’s demise broke yesterday morning, I did my best to calmly explain why six …

Russia is threatening to cut off European countries’ gas if they don’t do its bidding

Moscow today threatened natural gas deliveries to any European country that contrives a bypass to supply Ukraine with Russian fuel. The warning is a salvo against what it called a “half-fraudulent scheme” to confound Moscow’s 11-day-old cutoff of gas to Ukraine.<p>The outburst came the same day that …

Russia

China orders media to 'delete' Hong Kong democracy poll

Communist Party propaganda chiefs order China's heavily controlled media to erase all mention of a referendum gauging support for democracy in Hong Kong<p>Chinese propaganda chiefs have ordered the country’s heavily controlled media to wipe all mention of an unofficial democracy referendum being held …

Match-fixing claims involving Ghana cast shadow over World Cup

Fresh match-fixing claims are set to cast a shadow over the World Cup in the wake of allegations that officials connected to the Ghanaian FA were prepared to rig international friendly matches.<p>As part of a joint investigation with Channel 4's Dispatches, the Daily Telegraph filmed a registered Fifa …

As Carmakers Recall Vehicles, Dealers Might Make A Profit

The auto industry is cruising toward a record number of safety recalls: GM has recalled 20 million vehicles in the first six months of this year, and most carmakers have lowered the bar for the kind of problems that'll have them sending you back to your local dealers.<p>But while that sounds like bad …

Hospitals To Pay Big Fines For Infections, Avoidable Injuries

Medicare is preparing to penalize about 750 hospitals that have the highest rates of infections and patient injuries. The sanctions, estimated to total $330 million over a year, will kick in at a time when most infections and accidents in hospitals are on the decline, but still too common.<p>In 2012, …

U.S. official: 'Dangerous' Russian jet fly-by was 'straight out of a movie'

A Russian fighter jet buzzed dangerously close to a U.S. military plane in April, a U.S. official said Tuesday, describing the fly-by as "straight out of a movie."<p>The Russian jet flew within 100 feet of the nose of a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance plane over the Sea of Okhotsk between Russia and …

Thailand's junta summons deposed leaders to Bangkok meeting

Coup commanders call in 100 ousted Thai politicians as international criticism builds<p><b>Thailand</b>'s new military junta summoned the kingdom's ousted leaders Friday as an international outcry grew over a military coup that has brought a harsh crackdown on civil liberties.<p>Claiming they were acting to …

Indian consulate in Herat, Afghanistan attacked

<b>Heavily-armed gunmen launched a pre-dawn attack on the Indian consulate in the Afghan city of Herat.</b><p>At least three attackers stormed nearby houses to fire on the compound with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades, police said.<p>The gunmen were killed in a firefight with security forces that …

Justice Department Plans to Reveal Legal Justification for Using Drones on American Citizens

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Justice Department plans on making public a 2011 memo detailing the legal justification for …

Laos defence chief killed in plane crash

Air force plane carrying senior government officials crashes near the Plain of Jars, one of Laos's main archaeological sites<p>A Laotian air force plane carrying senior government officials crashed on Saturday, killing at least five people on board, including the country's defence minister, Thai …

Canadian newspaper pays £5,400 to drug dealer for pictures of mayor

Canada's Globe and Mail paid $10,000 (£5,400) to a drug dealer to acquire images from a video showing Toronto's mayor, Rob Ford, allegedly smoking crack cocaine.<p>Editor David Walmsley told readers: "The photographs we published are a price worth paying."<p>He explained: "The Globe was offered the …