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The Foster Dad Whose Daughter Died In A Hot Car Was Smoking Weed

Seth Jackson's 10-month-old foster daughter died after two hours in a hot car while he smoked marijuana, according to prosecutors. He was charged last week with first and second-degree murder.<p>Jackson was charged with first- and second-degree murder after his foster daughter died July 24 in a car …

Calls for clearer surrogacy rules after Thai Down's case

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1098000/1098165_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524740139_aae04222c240c5d39491dc797a8af357<p><b>Surrogacy campaigners have called for clearer regulation after a Thai woman was left with a Down's syndrome baby when his parents refused to take …

PETA questions elephant's abrasions, calls for federal inspection

Three abrasions on an elephant performing at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus in Anaheim prompted an animal welfare group on Saturday to call for a federal inspection.<p>Delcianna Winders, a lawyer for the group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, sent the U.S. Department of …

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CIA Denies Email Release Until Person Requesting Them Can Figure Out Unknowable Details

This interesting Catch-22 stems from a request under the Freedom of Information Act from Michael Morisy of the website MuckRock, who had asked for emails related to technical issues the agency was having with its online FOIA website.<p>While I've personally had my share of agency non-responses — "we …

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Indigenous homelands could be opened up in tourism plan for Arnhem Land

Remote Indigenous homelands may be opened up to visitors for the first time under a new ethical tourism plan for Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.<p>Arnhem Land, the traditional home of the Yolngu people, cannot be visited by outsiders without a permit. Tourism is largely limited to a handful of …

Ukraine crisis: Rebel adviser 'admits executions'

<b>A senior adviser to rebels in eastern Ukraine has confirmed that extrajudicial killings have been carried out "to prevent chaos".</b><p>Igor Druz told the BBC such "executions" sent an important signal to the rest of the rebel forces.<p>He also said Ukraine's government was a "terrorist" organisation, …

Roadside bomb kills three women, wounds seven in Somali capital | Reuters

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Three women were killed in the Somali capital on Sunday, and seven others were wounded when a remotely detonated bomb exploded in a busy market, police and witnesses said.<p>It was not immediately clear who was behind the bombing.<p>In recent weeks, al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab …

1 Dead, 20 Hospitalized For Apparent Drug Overdoses At Mad Decent Block Party

A man who attended an all-day music festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, has died from an apparent drug overdose<p>, police said Saturday.<p>Howard County Police identified the deceased as 20-year-old Tyler Fox Viscardi of North Carolina. Viscardi and at least 20 others were …

U.S. Spy Scandal Triggers Outrage, Paranoia in Germany

A slew of allegations that Washington has been spying on longtime ally Germany has plunged Berlin's corridors of power into a state of paranoia reminiscent of the Cold War era.<p>Some analysts even suggest the crisis could even end with the "nightmare scenario" of Germany being pushed away from the …

Police confirm possible sighting of missing Oregon mom in Washington state islands

Authorities confirmed late Saturday that they are investigating a possible sighting of missing Oregon mother Jennifer Huston in Washington state's San Juan Islands.<p>Huston, 38, has been missing since July 24, when she told her husband she needed to run a quick errand that night. She has not returned …