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Measles outbreak that started at California Disney parks grows to 95 cases in U.S., Mexico

A measles outbreak whose spread originated at Disneyland has grown to 95 cases.<p>The California Department of Public Health tells the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday that 79 of those in infections are in California and 52 of them can be linked directly to Disney Parks.<p>The rest are in Michigan, …

Convicted 'eco-terrorist' freed amid evidence dispute

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California man described by federal officials as an anarchist and eco-terrorist intent on blowing up government and …

Corruption

US and Russia in danger of returning to era of nuclear rivalry

American threats to retaliate for Russian development of new cruise missile take tensions to new level<p>A widening rift between Moscow and Washington over cruise missiles and increasingly daring patrols by nuclear-capable Russian submarines threatens to end an era of arms control and bring back a …

Military

Missouri lawmaker hit for 'white privilege' remarks on social media

A Missouri state senator who has made controversial comments on social media following the shooting death in Ferguson of Michael Brown, an unarmed black man who was killed by a white police officer, is facing renewed criticism over her recent remark apparently about “white privilege.”<p>State Sen. …

The Pyramid - Trailer 1

When an ancient Egyptian pyramid is unearthed, the excavation team finds themselves hunted by a sinister force trapped inside.

Thousands of spiders 'bleed out of the walls' and force family from home

A family was driven from their suburban St Louis home by thousands of venomous spiders that fell from the ceiling and oozed from the walls.<p>Brian and Susan Trost bought the $450,000 home overlooking two golf holes at Whitmoor Country Club in Weldon Spring in October 2007. Soon after that, they …

6 Die In Dengue Virus Outbreak In Southern China That Has Infected More Than 23,000

BEIJING (AP) — The dengue virus has killed six people and infected more than 23,000 in southern China's worst outbreak of the mosquito-transmitted disease in about two decades, officials said Tuesday.<p>Authorities in worst-affected Guangdong province attribute the severity of this year's outbreak to …

The Attack Hit 83 Million U.S. Homes and Businesses. New Evidence Links the Strike to the Russian Government.

JPMorgan Chase revealed this week that it was hit by a massive cyberattack that compromised the financial information of 76 million households and 7 million small businesses — including, possibly, the president of the United States.<p>The people responsible likely speak Russian.<p>The New York Times …

American doctor successfully treated for Ebola re-admitted to hospital

Dr Richard Sacra re-admitted with a cough and conjunctivitis, although doctors do not suspect reoccurence of virus<p>A US doctor and missionary who was successfully treated for Ebola he contracted in Africa is back in the hospital with what appears to be a respiratory infection, but doctors do not …

Disease

CDC: First diagnosed case of Ebola in the U.S.

A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital is the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, health officials announced Tuesday.<p>The unidentified man left Liberia on September 19 and arrived in the United States on September 20, said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for …

France on high security alert after ISIL threats

France is on high security alert after threats made by the Islamic State militant movement.<p>Soldiers are patrolling key sites, as Paris vows to continue its fight against the militants.<p>French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said: “Iraq has called on us to help with air support for the military …

The growing friction between Fatah and Hamas over reconstruction funds in Gaza led to Hamas officers robbing a bank, it was reported Saturday.<p>The …

Israel

Arab Kings vs. ISIS Barbarians

Arab jets and spies are now part of Obama’s attack on Islamic extremists in Syria. But what is the allies’ real agenda?<p>ISTANBUL, Turkey — Arab …

$70 Billion Stealth Jet Finally Flies in Its First War

For years, the Air Force kept its most important jets—the F-22 Raptor stealth fighters—away from combat zones. That changed Monday night over …

Wrap Your Head Around This One: Potentially Immortal Bacteria That Eat Electricity and Could Become Living Batteries

One of the stranger (and little known) facts of nature is that our living cells are electric, or can carry electricity. Every thought, feeling and …

Six Russian fighter jets intercepted by off Alaska

<b>Six Russian fighter jets were intercepted by American and Canadian planes off the coast of Alaska on Wednesday, US defence officials have confirmed.</b><p>They entered what is known as the Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ), but did not enter US air space.<p>The planes, two of which were MiG 31 jets, …

Military

U.S. jets intercept six Russian planes - CNN Video

Texas Executes Woman for Torture Death of 9-Year-Old Boy

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend’s 9-year-old son a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening.<p>Lisa Coleman, 38, received a lethal injection after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-day appeal to spare her.<p>She was pronounced …

Pope tells Jews: 'now it's our turn' to suffer

'First it was your turn and now it is our turn,' Pope Francis tells Jewish leaders as the Islamic State continues to persecute Christians in Iraq and Syria<p>Pope Francis has told a group of Jewish leaders “first it was your turn and now it is our turn” in a discussion about the persecution and murder …

Pope Francis

An N.Y. Man Has Been Indicted for Plotting to Assist ISIS

An upstate New York man was indicted by a federal grand jury on Tuesday for allegedly seeking to aid the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria …

Arizona Congressman Claims It's "True That We Know That" ISIS Is On The U.S. Border

"It is true that we know that ISIS is present in Ciudad Juarez or they were within the last few weeks." It appears he's citing a report that federal authorities have dismissed.<p>A Republican Arizona congressman says ISIS currently is or has operated on the U.S. border in the past couple weeks, …

El Paso

Scientists Discover Dozens of Monuments Hidden Below Stonehenge

This field of ancient stones may be more complex than initially believed.<p>Scientists have new evidence that there is more to Stonehenge—the ancient rock formations that stand alone in a field in Wiltshire, England—than meets the eye.<p>Based on cutting edge digital mapping technology, researchers at …

Southern secessionist group forming paramilitary unit called the “Indomitables”

The neo-Confederate organization is training to advance a second southern secession by any means necessary<p>After years of rhetoric threatening violence, the neo-Confederate League of the South (LOS) is training a uniformed, paramilitary unit tasked with advancing a second southern secession by any …

Russian strategic bombers near Canada practice cruise missile strikes on US

Two Russian strategic bombers conducted practice cruise missile attacks on the United States during a training mission last week that defense officials say appeared timed to the NATO summit in Wales.<p>The Russian Tu-95 Bear bombers were tracked flying a route across the northern Atlantic near …

Watch an explosive volcanic eruption in Papua New Guinea

An Australian holidaymaker in Papua New Guinea captured an explosive volcanic eruption on camera -- complete with sonic boom.<p>Most of us will never see a volcanic eruption in the flesh -- but one holidaymaker got really lucky. Townsville, Queensland-based taxi driver Philip McNamara, 58, was on …

Papua New Guinea

Russia Vows to React if New E.U. Sanctions Over Ukraine Go Ahead

Moscow, Russia - Russia's Foreign Ministry vowed on Saturday to react if the European Union implements new sanctions against Moscow over its role in the Ukraine crisis. The EU announced the additional measures late on Friday but said they could be suspended if Moscow withdraws its troops from …

Russia

European leaders warn Russian invasion of east Ukraine is 'a point of no return'

Russia’s invasion of east Ukraine is at a 'point of no return' and risks a 'state of war' with Europe, European Union leaders warn<p>EU leaders warned Russia’s invasion of east Ukraine was at a “point of no return”, risking a “state of war” with Europe and instructed officials to prepare new sanctions …

Laptop reportedly seized from ISIS hideout hints at bio weapons attack

A laptop reportedly recovered from an Islamic State jihadist contained a hidden trove of secret plans, including weaponizing the bubonic plague, and lessons on disguise, bomb-making and stealing cars.<p>A man identified by <b>ForeignPolicy.com</b> as Abu Ali, a commander of a moderate Syrian rebel group in …