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Mexican Helicopter Crosses U.S. Border, Fires on Border Patrol

A Mexican helicopter that crossed into Arizona and fired on US border agents on Thursday appears to have done so accidentally, a US government official told NBC News.<p>In a brief statement, Customs and Border Protection said that a Mexican helicopter crossed approximately 100 yards north into Arizona …

Gun Violence Spurs Grim Industry: Bulletproof Items for Kids

Interest is spiking at companies that make bulletproof products for children.<p>Driven by the desire of parents and school districts to protect kids from shootings such as the recent tragedy at a high school near Portland, Oregon, these companies are performing a balancing act between making a profit …

The best way to predict the future

A small group of people have a surprising knack for correctly predicting the course of world events – and you could be one of them, says David Robson.<p>Cast your mind back across the turbulent events of recent history. Did you foresee President Obama’s election before he was even elected as a …

U.S. to Send Two Warships to Japan to Counter North Korea

TOKYO - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations Sunday, announcing that the U.S. will send two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter the North Korean threat, and saying China must better respect its neighbors.<p>In unusually forceful …

Chile Earthquake: 15 Heartbreaking Images Of Devastation As Residents Flee Their Homes (PICTURES)

Scenes of utter devastation have emerged after an enormous earthquake struck off northern Chile's coast.<p>The massive quake, measuring a magnitude of …

Letter written on Titanic hours before sinking to be auctioned

The only known surviving letter written by a passenger on the Titanic the day it sank is expected to fetch tens of thousands of dollars at auction.<p>The Henry Aldridge and Son auction house says the letter penned by Esther Hart, who survived the sinking with her seven-year-old daughter, Eva, will go …

Obama's Kony 2014 hunt totally forgets a bigger conflict in Uganda and beyond

Uganda’s most acclaimed musician, Jose Chameleone, is holding his annual concert here this weekend, almost exactly two years after the famous the famous Kony 2012 video tried – and failed – to bring the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) leader Josephy Kony to justice in the court of public opinion. …

X Marks the Spot: Powerful Flare Erupts on the Sun

It's fitting that a powerful solar flare created a bright X-shaped pattern in this extreme ultraviolet view of the sun's disk, captured Saturday by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. The blast rates as an X-class flare, which puts it in the most serious category of solar flares.<p>Saturday's outburst …

Obama: Putin 'misreading' U.S.

President Barack Obama said Russian President Vladimir Putin still harbors hard feelings over the collapse of the Soviet Union, but he is “misreading” the situation in the world today.<p>“I think he’s been willing to show a deeply held grievance about what he considers to be the loss of the Soviet …

Earthquake Rattles Yellowstone National Park, No Damage Reported

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Yellowstone National Park in Montana early Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of damage.<p>Peter Cervelli, a spokesman for the U.S. Geological Survey’s Yellowstone Volcano Observatory said the quake, which hit at 6:34 a.m. local time, was centered almost in …

Russia sets tough conditions for diplomatic solution in Crimea

Russia set out a series of tough conditions on Sunday night for agreeing a diplomatic solution to the crisis over its annexation of Crimea, demanding that the US and its European partners accept its proposal that ethnic Russian regions of eastern and southern Ukraine be given extensive autonomous …

10 insane lessons religious schools are teaching American kids

How private voucher programs are using tax dollars to teach ideology<p>School voucher programs are being debated everywhere you turn — in courtrooms, in state governments, and even in popular culture. Just Thursday, Republicans in Florida tried and failed to expand their state’s voucher program. On …

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Why Didn’t the MH370 Passengers Call Anyone?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>One of the many pressing mysteries surrounding the disappearance of flight MH370 is the question of …

Newest Flight 370 Claim Says Someone Ordered the Plane's Computer to Change Course

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>American officials are now saying that the first sharp westward turn taken by missing Malaysia …

What would make you abandon Earth for Mars forever?

Regardless of whether Mars One actually puts a team of astronauts on the Red Planet, over a thousand people are currently competing to be sent into space and never return. The short documentary "Mars One Way," made by Vita Bretis Films and Video West, will tell you why five of them want to make …

How to learn like a memory champion

Companies are creating learning aids that tap the science of memories, says David Robson. Do they work in the classroom?<p>For most of his 20s, Ed Cooke had been hovering around the top 10 of the World Memory Championships. His achievements included memorising 2,265 binary digits in 30 minutes and the …

Kim Jong Un's Right-Hand Man Resurfaces After Mysterious Absence

Being North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's deputy can be bad for your health, as the sudden execution last year of the young dictator's No. 2 official has conclusively proven.<p>So, when Choe Ryong Hae, the senior Pyongyang official assumed to have stepped into the role, did not show up for several …

There have already been almost 3,000 murders in Venezuela since the start of the year

While protests ravage Venezuela’s streets, murders continue to climb in its back alleys.<p>In the first two months of 2014 (link in Spanish) 2,841 people were murdered, a more than 10% jump from the same period last year, when 2,576 murders were registered. Homicides have grown almost systematically …

Police: Mother who drove into ocean with children accused of attempted murder

A woman accused of driving a minivan into the Atlantic Ocean with her three children in Florida was arrested Friday on three counts of attempted first-degree murder, Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson said.<p>Investigators say they think Ebony Wilkerson was trying to kill her children -- ages 3, 9 and …

Why Crimea Is So Valuable To Russia

Ukraine's interim prime minister warned the Crimean parliament that "no one in the civilized world" would recognize its referendum, calling the vote "unconstitutional" and "illegitimate". But the referendum has the support of the Russian parliament, with the speaker of the upper house saying that …

All hail Her Majesty, the last silent celebrity in the land

Wherever you stand on Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, although actually standing on her is obviously treasonous, she is the last silent celebrity. In an age where the drive has been toward ever more extreme and frequent acts of self-disclosure, she has always grasped that silence is the most …

Kepler satellite: astronomers may have discovered 461 new planets

Nasa's Kepler satellite reveals several of the suspected planets are in their star's habitable zone where life might exist<p>Astronomers have found possible evidence for 461 new planets outside our solar system, using measurements from Nasa's planet-hunting satellite, Kepler.<p>The data has also been …

Nasa Curiosity rover tests suggest life may have existed on Mars

Curiosity rover finds ancient network of rivers on Mars that could have made parts of the planet habitable for microbial life<p>An ancient network of rivers on Mars once made parts of the planet habitable for microbial life, according to the latest analysis from Nasa's Curiosity rover.<p>Rock dust …

Hillary Clinton tries to fix Putin-Hitler comparison | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Potential Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Wednesday tried to clarify comments that left the impression she had compared Russian President Vladimir Putin to German dictator Adolf Hitler.<p>Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who leads the …

Kerry on Ukraine: Solution is tough, but situation better than yesterday

Foreign ministers from around the world didn't strike a deal over the Ukraine crisis Wednesday, but U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said they agreed on one key thing: They'd rather talk than fight.<p>"All parties agreed today that it is important to try to resolve these issues through dialogue," …