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60 Minutes' Benghazi 'Witness' Has Gone Into Hiding

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Dylan Davies, the disgraced contractor at the center of <i>60 Minutes</i>' retreat on its story about the …

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Toronto police arrest hundreds in child abuse raids

Arrests made in Canada, US, Australia and elsewhere as police seize videos showing sexual acts against young children<p>Nearly 350 people, including schoolteachers, doctors and actors, have been arrested in what Toronto police say was one of the biggest ever child abuse raids.<p>Police said 386 children …

Russia: New fines for bride-napping

<b>Russia's republic of Ingushetia has introduced hefty fines in an attempt to put an end to the ancient practice of bride-kidnapping, it's reported.</b><p>Anyone caught kidnapping a woman for marriage will now have to pay a fine of 200,000 roubles (more than $6,000). Their accomplices - including religious …

Kidnapping

For Sale: Ghost Town With Liquor License, $225,000

For the price of a miniature condo in New York or DC, you could have Seneca, CA, featuring "Uncle Tim's Gin Mill bar, three small rundown cabins, a river, an island and 12 acres of land."<p>Out here in California, we had a Gold Rush. People swept in from across the world, anchoring in San Francisco …

Secret Service officials reportedly accused of misconduct in 17 countries

Secret Service officials are being accused of recently engaging in sexual misconduct and other indiscretions in a total of 17 countries, according to a report Friday in The Washington Post.<p>The paper reported that the claims were made by whistleblowers to a Senate committee. Sen. Ron Johnson, …

U.N. Interpreter Falls Victim to the Dreaded Hot Mic

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A United Nations interpreter didn't realize her microphone was on whilst being candid with her …

When Size Matters: The Men Who Measure The World’s Tallest Buildings

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat just crowned New York City as the home of the country’s tallest building. Who is this shadowy group of height enthusiasts?<p>The proverbial question: Does size matter? If we’re talking about skyscrapers and a city’s fragile pride, it matters quite a lot, …

How Coffee, Citrus And Nuts Help Cut The Risk Of Diabetes

If you go back to the 1970s, people with a serious coffee habit often had an accompanying habit: smoking.<p>And that's why early studies gave coffee a bad rap. Clearly, smoking was harmful. And it was hard for researchers to disentangle the two habits. "So it made coffee look bad in terms of health …

LAX shooting: TSA officer Hernandez bled for 33 minutes at scene - report

LOS ANGELES - An airport security officer lay helplessly bleeding after a gunman opened fire at Los Angeles International Airport as paramedics waited 150 yards away because police had not declared the terminal safe to enter, according to two law enforcement officials.<p>It would be 33 minutes before …

Emergency meningitis vaccine will be imported to halt Ivy League outbreak

Emergency doses of a meningitis vaccine not approved for use in the U.S. may soon be on the way to Princeton University to halt an outbreak of the potentially deadly infection that has sickened seven students since March.<p>Government health officials said Friday they have agreed to import Bexsero, a …

Public Health

At Least Six High School Football Players Have Died From Head And Neck Injuries In 2013

It's been a terrible fall for youth football.<p>We all know that football, from the pros on down, has a brain-injury problem. But the number of teenagers who have died playing youth football in 2013 is still shocking.<p>On Monday afternoon, 17-year-old Charles Youvella of Hopi High School in Arizona died …

Mexico mass graves found after police confess

Investigators have dug up 18 bodies in western Mexico after questioning nearly two dozen police officers who confessed to working with a drug cartel and led agents to a series of mass graves.<p>Officials said that more bodies could be found as excavation of eight graves in Michoacan state continues. …

North Korea Denies Sending Military Aid To Syria

North Korea denies reports that it is aiding the Syrian government in its ongoing battle against opposition fighters.<p>According to state-run news agency KCNA, the spokesman for the Foreign Ministry dismissed the charge as a "false rumor," maintaining the country's apparent stance that the Syrian …

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Who's afraid of the American gray wolf?

As the US debates whether to remove the wolf from the endangered species list, the fangs and fans are coming out<p>There is no wild animal in America today more revered and reviled than the gray wolf. In Yellowstone National Park, wolf watchers line up along the Lamar Valley like paparazzi stalking …

Batkid saves San Francisco as charity makes a wish come true

Thousands volunteer to help five-year-old leukaemia patient battle The Riddler and Penguin on a day of realised dreams<p>San Francisco was beset by a wave of crime on Friday, as a woman was taken hostage and tied to cable car tracks, a criminal calling himself the Riddler attempted to rob a bank …

Could arthritis drug combat Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer's affects 35 million people worldwide and billions have been spent on research – to little avail. But an unconventional approach based on a 30-year-old evolutionary theory might provide a way forward<p>At the beginning of next year, Clive Holmes will attempt to do something remarkable. But …