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U.S. builds up Arctic spy network as Russia and China increase presence

As China and Russia boost their military presence in the resource-rich far north, U.S. intelligence agencies are scrambling to study potential threats in the Arctic for the first time since the Cold War, a sign of the region's growing strategic importance.<p>Over the last 14 months, most of the 16 …

Military

Shooting suspect in custody after Charleston church massacre

<b>Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) —</b> Before he allegedly opened fire on members of a Bible study group at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, Dylann Roof sat with them. He might have prayed with them.<p>A Snapchat video from Wednesday night at the historic African-American church shows Roof at a …

Charleston Church Shooting

Scientists Develop Drug to Replace Antibiotics

Scientists have created the first antibiotic-free drug to treat bacterial infections in a major development in combatting drug-resistance, according …

Ryan Michael Lawless

Anti-Aging Hormone Could Make You Smarter

A hormone associated with longevity also appears to make people's brains work better.<p>The finding in <i>Cell Reports</i> could someday lead to drugs that improve memory and learning, researchers say.<p>"We've discovered a way to potentially boost cognition," says Dena Dubal, one of the study's authors who does …

Putin Warns Deadly Ukraine Offensive Ends 'Final Hope' of Peace

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Ukraine had extinguished the "final hope" of a U.S.-backed peace deal after its forces launched an offensive on pro-Russia separatists Friday.<p>The Ukrainian military began its raid on the occupied city of Slovyansk at dawn in what was its most committed …

Russia

Ukraine launches 'anti-terrorist operation' against separatists

MOSCOW -- Ukrainian forces launched an "anti-terrorist operation" in the city of Slavyansk on Sunday morning after pro-Russian separatists seized buildings in the eastern area of the country, acting Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said on his Facebook account.<p>"Units from all law …

Russia could mount incursion into Ukraine within days, NATO commander says

Russian forces on Ukraine's border could carry out an "incursion" into the country and accomplish their objectives in three to five days, NATO's top military commander said Wednesday.<p>Philip Breedlove, NATO's supreme allied commander for Europe, said its members spotted signs of movement by a small …

Behind Supreme Court Arguments in Hobby Lobby Case

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Hobby Lobby

Cuban: NFL issues go beyond TV

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban elaborated on his controversial opinion that the NFL "is 10 years away from an implosion" in a 1,585-word Facebook …

NFL

Iran Is Building a Fake U.S. Aircraft Carrier

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In an Iranian shipyard on the Persian Gulf, a non-working mock-up of an American aircraft carrier is …

Updated Alabama football roster with new heights and weights

By popular demand, here's Alabama's updated roster as it goes through spring football.<p>Make sure to bookmark this page. We'll update it whenever a …

Meet The 7 Putin Cronies Who Just Got Slapped With The Toughest Sanctions Since The Cold War

U.S. President Barack Obama announced a fresh round of sanctions on seven high-level Russian individuals on Monday, which senior U.S. officials classified as the most "comprehensive" sanctions since the end of the Cold War.<p>On a conference call Monday morning, senior Obama administration officials …

Ukraine crisis: March 18 as it happened

Britain suspends military co-operation with Russia as Ukrainian soldier killed during attack on base<p><b>• Ukrainian soldier killed in Crimea during attack</b> <b><br>• Crimea's parliament has formally declared independence</b> <b><br>• Handover of Crimea to Ukraine by Kruschev 'mistake'</b> <b><br>• Putin says Russia will retaliate to</b> …

Russia

Will Ferrell And Robert Redford Create Incredible PSA To Help Save The Colorado River (VIDEO)

<i>From Mother Nature Network's Michael d'Estries:</i><p>Taking a page out of Matt Damon's book for combining humor with advocacy, Robert Redford and Will Ferrell have just released a very funny PSA urging people to help reconnect the Colorado River with the Gulf of Mexico.<p>In a twist, both men have very …

Navy SEALs take back control of hijacked tanker

U.S. Navy SEALs have taken control of a commercial tanker that had been seized by three armed Libyans this month.<p>In response to the U.S. operation, a leader of the armed federalist group that seized oil ports in east Libya last year released a statement on Monday.<p>In that statement, Ibrahim Jadran …

Scientists confirm dad’s common sense: 5-second rule totally legit

A British microbiologist has concluded that food dropped on the floor is okay to eat as long as you pick it up really fast. Other researchers aren't …

Beneath Russian flags, Crimeans vote on a return to their 'homeland'

Voters in Crimea turned out Sunday for a controversial referendum that offers a path to Russian annexation. Ethnic Tartars who oppose Crimean …

Missing Malaysian flight: Air traffic control heard from pilot after systems shut down

The pilot told air traffic controllers that everything was all right, even though one of the plane's communication systems had already been disabled. …

Why African-Americans are moving back to the South

After decades of moving north, thousands of blacks are returning to their Southern roots for economic and cultural reasons.<p>West Point, Miss. — When …

Malaysia: No debris at location in China images

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia's civil aviation chief says there were no signs of the missing Malaysian jetliner at the location depicted in satellite images published by the Chinese government.<p>Chinese authorities had suggested the images showed possible wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines …