Robert Veress

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Foreign journalist killed in east Afghanistan

One foreign photographer has been killed and a reporter wounded in a shooting by an Afghan policeman in the country's east, a day before presidential elections.<p>Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, a 48-year-old German national, was killed instantly according to the news agency, while AP …

Iran Ambassador Cancels Potentially Historic Event, State Department Blamed

WASHINGTON -- The Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations has canceled what would have been a historic appearance in Philadelphia because the State Department refused to grant him permission to travel to the event, according to its organizers.<p>The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia was scheduled …

How Edward Snowden went from loyal NSA contractor to whistleblower

In late December 2001, someone calling themselves TheTrueHOOHA had a question. He was an 18-year-old American male with impressive IT skills and a sharp intelligence. His real identity was unknown. Everyone who posted on Ars Technica, a popular technology website, did so anonymously.<p>TheTrueHOOHA …

Researchers turn adult cells back into stem cells

If the research done in mice can be repeated in people, it may lead to a new understanding of how the body heals from injury.<p>The future of medicine got a giant step closer Wednesday with the publication of new research showing what may be a much easier way to turn regular cells into flexible stem …

Guards May be Responsible For Half of Prison Sexual Assaults

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A new Justice Department study shows that allegations of sex abuse in the nation's prisons and jails …

At Least 2 Dead In Massive Pileup Involving 'Too Many Vehicles To Count' Near Chicago

Two people were killed today in a massive pileup involving several semi-trailers near Chicago, ABC is reporting.<p>Officials told ABC the accident involved "too many vehicles to count." Heavy equipment is being used to search for people who may be trapped underneath the trucks, and buses are being …

Syrian regime document trove shows evidence of 'industrial scale' killing of detainees

Syrian government officials could face war crimes charges in the light of a huge cache of evidence smuggled out of the country showing the “systematic killing” of about 11,000 detainees, according to three eminent international lawyers.<p>Syria's civil war: five years of Guardian reporting<p>Read more<p>The …

Obama: Take NSA out of storing snooping data

President Barack Obama ordered changes to intelligence-gathering practices that would prevent the government from storing broad collections of phone and electronic communication data.<p>The president advocated that those records be stored by a third party but did not offer specifics about where they …

Is our Sun falling silent?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1044000/1044753_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524619515_88a9da1b321a0c6c93e4107431f29813<p><b>"I've been a solar physicist for 30 years, and I've never seen anything quite like this," says Richard Harrison, head of space physics at the</b> …

NSA collects millions of text messages daily in 'untargeted' global sweep

The National Security Agency has collected almost 200 million text messages a day from across the globe, using them to extract data including location, contact networks and credit card details, according to top-secret documents.<p>The untargeted collection and storage of SMS messages – including their …

Cops who beat homeless man to death walk free

<b>Kelly Thomas in 2009 (Fullerton PD)</b><p>Kelly Thomas, schizophrenic and homeless, cried for his dad as he was beaten. His assaulters were found not guilty<p>Natasha Lennard<p>January 14, 2014 2:31am (UTC)<p>Kelly Thomas, a homeless man who suffered from schizophrenia, died in hospital in 2011. He had beaten, …

Is It the Beginning of the End for West African Lions?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>West African lions, the lean, majestic creatures that used to roam the region, have dwindled down to …

US Air Force drugs investigation spreads to base in Britain

Nine lieutenants and a captain at six bases in the United States and Britain were implicated in the investigation<p>Ten US Air Force officers are being investigated for alleged illegal drug possession, the Air Force said, a day after the investigation surfaced as Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel was …

Australian doctors pull inch-long cockroach from man's ear

Friends of Darwin man say they have started sleeping with headphones on after insect burrowed into his ear during the night<p>A man in Australia endured a painful hospital visit after a large cockroach burrowed into his ear and his efforts to suck it out with a vacuum cleaner failed.<p>Darwin-based …

Officers at US nuclear missile base suspended in illegal drugs case

Two officers whose hands were on the nation’s nuclear trigger have been suspended from duty for alleged possession of illegal drugs, Air Force officials told NBC News on Thursday.<p>The two ICBM missile launch officers are assigned to the 341st Air Wing at Malmstrom Air Force base in Montana and would …