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Gunman kills two people at UPS facility in Alabama

Birmingham police say the gunman, who was a fired UPS employee, was killed along with two other people<p>A man wearing his work uniform started shooting at his former colleagues inside a UPS sorting facility in Alabama a day after he was fired from the company, killing a supervisor and another …

Unsupervised 7-year-old shoots cousin in face in Texas

A Texas boy who was accidentally shot in the face by his 7-year-old cousin is out of surgery and expected to survive his injuries, police officials told the Los Angeles Times on Friday.<p>The 8-year-old was struck in the left cheek around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Harbor Oaks Apartments in Texas …

Los Angeles

One dead, three injured in lunch-hour shooting in downtown Albuquerque | Reuters

ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) - Albuquerque police on Friday were hunting for a 47-year-old gunman alleged to have shot four women, one of them fatally, in a downtown industrial park before fleeing in a car, officials said.<p>Police were releasing few details about the lunch-hour shooting, but …

Don't drink the water, says 4th-largest Ohio city

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Toxins possibly from algae on Lake Erie fouled the water supply of the state's fourth-largest city Saturday, forcing officials to …

Federal court upholds Fla.'s docs vs. glocks law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida law restricting what doctors can tell patients about gun ownership was deemed to be constitutional Friday by a …

U.S. police officer deaths jump nearly one-third in first half of 2014

The number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty nationwide jumped 31% in the first half of 2014 with California leading the nation with eight deaths, data shows.<p>In the first half of the year, 67 officers died in the line of duty in the U.S. compared with 51 in the same period in …

Law Enforcement

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

NHS comes top in healthcare survey

The NHS has been declared the best healthcare system by an international panel of experts who rated its care superior to countries which spend far more on health.<p>The same study also castigated healthcare provision in the US as the worst of the 11 countries it looked at. Despite putting the most …

We're Last! Again! U.S. Health Care Ranks Poorly

The latest look at the U.S. health care system compared to other rich countries shows — yet again — that the United States comes in dead last.<p>Americans spend far more per person on medical care, yet are less healthy than people in 10 other countries. The system is less fair than systems in other …

Health Care

IRS says it's unable to recover subpoenaed Lerner e-mails in computer crash

<b>(CNN) –</b> Republican lawmakers are slamming the Internal Revenue Service, with one calling for an immediate investigation, after the agency notified Congress Friday that it was unable to recover former official Lois Lerner’s e-mails from January 2009 to April 2011 because of a computer crash.<p>The …

Pursuit suspect surrenders; four-hour standoff over

A high-speed pursuit and standoff that captivated Los Angeles for hours on Monday came to an end when police fired tear gas into the home where the suspect, armed with an assault rifle, was holed up.<p>The barricade situation lasted more than four hours and caused blocks of North Hollywood -- and …

California

Vegas shooters ID'd, planned to put swastika 'on every cop we kill'

Officials on Monday identified Jerad and Amanda Miller, a young married couple from Indiana who acquaintances said grew increasingly disillusioned with police and government officials, as the shooters in the rampage that left two police officers and a Wal-Mart shopper dead.<p>The couple, who police …

Crime

Design & Development News | The Next Web

All stories in Design & Dev<p>Google adds 'Theming' to Material Design to unify designs across applications<p>Google today announced several updates to Material Design, the company's visual design language and set of specifications for applications should look. While rumors persisted up to the event that …

Silicon Valley Can’t Keep Up With Korea’s Financial Revolution

<i>Jon Norris is a writer for TransferWise who splits his time between the U.S. and the U.K. This post originally appeared on the TransferWise blog and has been republished with permission.</i><p>Until a few years ago, South Korea was promoted by its Tourism Board as “Land of the Morning Calm”. While the …

After serving prison sentence, former Louisiana Gov. Edwards to run for Congress

Three years after his release from a federal prison, 86-year-old former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards announced Monday that he will enter the race for Louisiana's 6th Congressional District, ending months of speculation about his political future.<p>Edwards made the announcement at a meeting of the …

Six Ways America Is Like a Third-World Country

Our society lags behind the rest of the developed world in education, health care, violence and more<p>Although the U.S. is one of the richest societies …

Infrastructure Bill Includes 'Tax Amnesty' For Companies With Offshore Cash

As concerns about crumbling roads and bridges mount, one Congressman believes he has an answer. Sen. Michael F. Bennet (D-CO) has introduced a bill, Partnership to Build America Act of 2014 (S. 1957), that would provide for investments and improvements in infrastructure projects. To make it more …

British troops less likely to get PTSD than Americans

British troops have been "relatively resilient" compared to US troops when dealing with the strains of Iraq and Afghanistan<p>British combat veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan are up to four times less likely to suffer PTSD than their American counterparts, but are more likely to drink to dangerous …

Retired Tampa cop denied bail in movie-theater slaying

The retired Florida police captain accused of fatally shooting a man who was texting during a movie — coincidentally a fellow ex-sailor — had every right to defend himself, his lawyer argued in court Tuesday.<p>But Curtis Reeves Jr., who faces life in prison in the shooting at a Florida movie theater, …

Poisoned: why West Virginia's water crisis is everyone's problem

When 35-year-old Jason Eldridge arrived home last Thursday from his job as a systems administrator with a healthcare company in Charleston, West Virginia, he acted no differently than he normally would: he made dinner (that night, it was tacos) for his wife, his two-year-old daughter, and himself. …

Student, 12, Used Shotgun to Shoot 2 Students in Roswell, New Mexico, Cops Say

A middle school student opened fire in his gym with a shotgun today and critically wounded two students in Roswell, N.M., according to …

Associated Press News

Obese, but starving: Girl, 12, denied weight-loss surgery for rare illness

Surgery to remove a brain tumor two years ago has left a 12-year-old Texas girl with a heartbreaking condition that makes her gain massive amounts of weight — even though her body thinks it’s starving.<p>Doctors say a gastric bypass operation is the only thing that can help Alexis Shapiro, who is …

Weight Loss

Connecticut State Police to release final Sandy Hook report

Connecticut State Police will release their official report Friday on the chilling texts, photos and 911 calls investigated by authorities in the Newtown school shooting.<p>The long-awaited document — described as thousands of pages long — is expected to offer the same conclusions already made in a …