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Divers recover $4.5M in gold coin off Florida beach

A team of treasure hunters scouring the waters off Florida last month recovered a $4.5 million bounty of gold coins – including several made for the king of Spain, Philip V, in the early 1700s, Florida Today reported.<p>The find – made July 30 and 31 off the coast of Vero Beach -- was announced …

MEET THE TRUMPS: A guide to the GOP front-runner's powerful, far-reaching family

After a long, mostly successful career as a real-estate mogul and television personality, Donald Trump made good on years of flirtation and entered the presidential race earlier this summer.<p>So far, the results have been stunning: He's the front-runner in every Republican primary poll of the 2016 …

Donald Trump

Japan emperor offers 'remorse' on WWII surrender anniversary

TOKYO (AP) — Emperor Akihito expressed rare "deep remorse" over his country's wartime actions in an address Saturday marking the 70th anniversary of …

Japan

Intricately Folded Pages Transform Hardcover Books into Standing Sculptures

Japanese artist Yuto Yamaguchi transforms hardcover books into sculptures by simply folding their pages. Without using scissors, he crafts the bold designs by intricately creasing each page so that together, they appear as one cohesive form. Yamaguchi's excellent craftsmanship produces smooth …

Kaiser Wilhelm II - brief biography

<b>Arrogant, extremely vain, and always seeking praise, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany enjoyed a life of frivolity. His former chancellor, Otto von</b> …

Winston Churchill

The Sinking of the Lusitania – a brief summary

<b>On the 7 May 1915, a German U-boat sunk the British luxury liner, the RMS Lusitania. 1,198 people lost their lives, including 128 Americans. Its</b> …

Olympic Threat: US Warns Airlines About Toothpaste Tube Bomb

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning to U.S. and some foreign airlines traveling to Russia for the Olympic Games to be on the …

Olympic-sized failure: Journalists revolt over lousy Sochi conditions

There is no better way to guarantee bad press for your monumentally expensive Olympics effort than what Vladimir Putin has done.<p>Forget about such issues as lax security and terror threats. What Russia’s supreme leader has done is screw over the journalists.<p>The accommodations for the hordes of …

Ban Ki-moon condemns persecution of gay people in Russia

The United Nations secretary-general has used a speech ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi to condemn attacks on the LGBT community, amid growing criticism of Russia's so-called "gay propaganda" laws.<p>Ban Ki-moon, addressing the IOC before Friday's opening ceremony, highlighted the fact that the …

Associated Press News

Russian Response to Sochi Problems Goes Creepily Wrong

The press arrived in Sochi this week for the Winter Olympics, and it did not go well.<p>Tweets, photos and full-on articles told the world of shoddy, …

Chinese Welcome Easing Of One-Child Policy, But Can They Afford It?

Many Chinese are pleased with the recent announcement that their government will further loosen the country's one-child policy. Some couples there are already allowed to have two children, while others say that even if they are permitted to have another kid, they can't afford it.<p>A young, …

Unspeakable horrors in a country on the verge of genocide

A massacre of the innocents is taking place in the heart of Africa as the world looks the other way.<p>One man describes how his four-year-old son's throat was slit, and how he saw a snake swallowing a baby. A woman explains that she is caring for a young girl because her mother went searching for …

China expecting a modest baby boom under revised one-child policy

BEIJING — At soon as Luo Yuannan heard about the change in China's one-child law, she began to calculate when it would be best for her 2 1/2-year-old son to get a baby sister, because, like many modern Chinese women, Luo is pining for a girl.<p>"I was amazed," said Luo, 31, who lives in the southern …

China