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Life in Prison for Murderer Who Sent Victim's Limbs to Schools

A Canadian jury sentenced a 32-year old former porn actor to life in prison Tuesday for a grisly murder that shocked the nation.<p>Luka Magnotta was …

Crime

U.S. pays Alan Gross $3.2 million in settlement

The U.S. Agency for International Development has paid Alan Gross $3.2 million, settling a claim over the former contractor freed last week by Cuba after five years in prison, a spokesman for the federal agency tells CNN.<p>USAID, the agency which oversees foreign aid, said it finalized the settlement …

Key developments in case of 2 slain NYPD officers

Two New York police officers were ambushed Saturday by Ismaaiyl Brinsley after he had made threatening posts online, including a vow to put "wings on pigs" and references to high-profile cases of white police officers killing unarmed black men. After shooting the officers, Brinsley ran into a …

Navy Seal who shot Osama bin Laden 'under investigation' for leaking secrets

Robert O'Neill, the Navy Seal who says he killed Al-Qaeda leader dead during 2011 secret raid in Pakistan, could face criminal charges<p>The Navy Seal who revealed himself as the man who shot Osama bin Laden is being investigated by military police for possibly leaking secrets, according to …

Military

Japan parliament reelects Shinzo Abe as prime minister

Japan's parliament reelectedShinzo Abeon Wednesday to serve another term as prime minister after his party won a snap election earlier this month.<p>Abe won 328 votes out of the 470 cast by lawmakers in a special session of the lower house Wednesday.<p>Following a similar vote by the upper house, Abe …

Japan

Two charged in Sydney counter-terror arrests

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Sydney men have been charged with terror offenses, with one accused of possessing documents designed to facilitate a terror attack on Australian soil.<p>Sulayman Khalid, 20, from Regent's Park in western Sydney, appeared in Parramatta Local Court Wednesday, after having been arrested at …

Islamic State shoots down 'coalition war plane' in Syria

Islamic State fighters shoot down Jordanian plane that is part of US-led coalition over Syria<p>Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil) captured a Jordanian pilot on Wednesday after his warplane from the US-led coalition was reportedly shot down while on a mission against the jihadists over …

This Supernova Had A 'Delayed Detonation'

In 2008, astronomers discovered a star relatively nearby Earth went kablooie some 28,000 light-years away from us. Sharp-eyed astronomers, as they …

How Far Have Our Radio Signals Traveled From Earth?

The expanding sphere of radio signals traveling outward from the earth is often portrayed in TV shows and Hollywood movies to be like a time machine. …

Cover Story: Bert and Ernie’s “Moment of Joy”

“It’s amazing to witness how attitudes on gay rights have evolved in my lifetime,” said Jack Hunter, the artist behind next week’s cover, “Moment of Joy.” Hunter, who originally submitted his image, unsolicited, to a Tumblr, continued, “This is great for our kids, a moment we can all celebrate.”<p><i>See</i> …