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Photo of twin tornadoes was storm chaser's 'unicorn' shot

Hail as big as golf balls slammed into him as drenching rain fell, but none of that mattered. Weather photographer Kelly DeLay sensed this was his moment to capture the kind of rare natural phenomenon that fuels the adrenaline of a storm chaser.<p>And at 7:04 p.m. on June 4, DeLay snapped the …

China's Boom Is Over — and Here's What You Can Do About It

The powerhouse that seemed ready to propel the global economy for decades is now stuck in a period of slowing growth. Here’s what that means for your …

China

'American Horror Story' and the Real Freak Show

Ryan Murphy is afraid we'll all tune out season four of <i>American Horror Story</i>. Its just going to be "too scary" for us, he recently said.<p>He's not really afraid of this. What better way for a showrunner to promote a new season than to suggest that an audience who has hung on through murder houses, …

Michael Floyd could be No. 1 WR in Arizona, set for big fantasy year

Michael Floyd is set for a potentially big leap in his third year and may even supplant Larry Fitzgerlad as the Cardinals' top receiver. We break down the fantasy implications.<p>Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd had something of a breakout season in 2013, and could be set for bigger …

When the Son of Hamas Spied for Israel

Code-named ‘The Green Prince,’ Mosab Hassan Yousef betrayed his father and passed intel from the highest echelons of Hamas to Israel’s internal …

Search engine exposes hackers' passwords to solicit donations

Some hackers are learning what it's like when the hunters become the hunted. A new search engine called Indexeus offers an easy way for ne'er-do-wells to look up login credentials from over a hundred hacks, including recent high-profile dumps of Adobe and Yahoo credentials. But there's a catch: …

Video and poll: Best of UFC's 'Fight Motion' super slo-mo highlights of 2014

Even though the second half of the UFC’s 2014 schedule will be missing one significant event, the first half has produced quite a few highlights.<p>What …

Onetime Auschwitz Guard Arrested In Philadelphia On German Warrant

An 89-year-old man accused of aiding the killing of 216,000 Jews as a Nazi camp guard at the concentration camp located in Auschwitz, Poland, during World War II, has been arrested in Philadelphia.<p>Johann "Hans" Breyer, who immigrated to the U.S. in 1952, was arrested by U.S. authorities Tuesday …

Filtering A New Idea: A Book That's Educational And 'Drinkable'

From the outside, "The Drinkable Book" looks like a normal book. It's about an inch or two thick, with 20 pages. But these pages do a lot more than convey information. Each page also serves as a water filter, a valuable tool for preventing waterborne illness in the developing world. Globally, about …

First They Attacked A Mall, Then They Repelled SEAL Team Six: The Rise of Al Qaeda 2.0

Few Americans had ever heard of al Shabaab before the fall of 2013. That changed on Sept. 21, when gunmen armed with AK-47s entered the Westgate Mall, a suburban-style shopping center in an upscale neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya, and began calmly, methodically hunting down and murdering shoppers, …

'Killer heroin' causing fatal overdoses throughout East

On an icy night last month, a man entered a grocery store here, walked past the displays of cake mix and paper towels, and went into the bathroom, where he injected himself with heroin.<p>Hours later, the man was found dead in the bathroom with a needle still in his arm, authorities said. They believe …

Orphans of the Sahara: Return | Mali

Our misery reached the point that I didn’t care how I would die. If I got killed or survived, either was fine, but just maybe I might find the money to solve our problems<p>Omar, Former Tuareg rebel living in northern Niger<p>The Tuareg are a pastoral people inhabiting the Saharan regions of Niger, Mali, …

Best designed Android apps – Google’s new picks

The Android Design team from Google HQ published a new list of Android apps that “go above and beyond the guidelines” when it comes to design.<p>Google first published a Beautiful Design collection in July, praising apps like Pattrn, Pocket, Flipboard, or Pinterest, for their masterfully crafted …

Apps

The World Capital Of Counterfeit Dollars

This just in from the AP:<p>With its meticulous criminal craftsmen, cheap labor and, by some accounts, less effective law enforcement, Peru has in the past two years overtaken Colombia as the No. 1 source of counterfeit U.S. dollars, says the U.S. Secret Service, protector of the world's most widely …

Peru No. 1 Source Of US Counterfeit Money; It's 'Much More Profitable Than Cocaine'

In the last two years Peru has over taken Colombia as the number one distributor of counterfeit United States money. A police colonel in Lima, Peru …

Aaron Hernandez: Inside Dark, Tragic Life of Former Patriots Star

<i>This story, “The Gangster in the Huddle” originally appeared in September 12, 2013 issue of Rolling Stone.</i><p>The first text pinged him around nine that …

Solar Revolution | Environment

As the sun sets over developing countries, more than a billion people are either plunged into darkness or forced to rely on polluting light sources such as kerosene.<p>While clean energy alternatives exist, switching to them has been slow and in Kenya, more than 80 percent of the country’s 40 million …

Werner Herzog Tackles Texting and Driving in Devastating Documentary

It can be ridiculously tempting to text while driving. The phone lights up. It’s right there on the seat next you. Maybe a fast glance wouldn’t be so …

Google’s new virtual reality game is going to bring audiences to ads in real life

Have you ever played Ingress? Probably not, because it’s still in closed beta release and on an “invitation” policy. The game is produced by Google and goes under the label of Niantic Labs. It’s a virtual reality game that uses augmented reality to defend your city and conquer the warring faction. …

Virtual Reality

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Death by 'security': Israel's services in Latin America | Latin America

According to a Mexican <b>news article</b> that surfaced in May, the Israeli military will begin training the police force in Mexico's southeastern state of Chiapas, where the predominantly indigenous Zapatista National Liberation Army is based.<p>Yaron Yugman, Israel's defence ministry representative in …

Which?: Galaxy S4 wins battery life test

Samsung's Galaxy had the longest battery life in a test of seven popular smartphones, with twice the call time of the low-ranking iPhone 5.<p>Each phone's battery life was tested for call time and internet use by Which? and the Samsung Galaxy S4 was a clear winner in both categories.<p>The popular phone …

Phones

Sony Supersizes Its Xperia Smartphone Line With 6.4″ Full HD Xperia Z Ultra Phablet

It was only a matter of time before Sony jumped on the phablet bandwagon. And that day is today. The mobile maker has just announced the Xperia Z Ultra: a frankly gigantic addition to its smartphone line-up that packs a 6.4″ full HD display. This phone is so big that one of the accessories Sony is …

The UK Tempora Program Captures Vast Amounts of Data — and Shares with NSA

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The British Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ, maintains taps on fiber optic systems …

Island hopping off Cambodia's coast

Sandy bliss awaits travellers off Cambodia’s south coast. Whether you favour being glued to a hammock upon an isolated shore, or fancy slothful days recovering from all-night raves, Cambodia has an island for you.<p>Lapped by the lapis-hued waters of the Gulf of Thailand, the scattering of islands in …

National Parks

America teams led by Clowney, Alabama

Our network of college football writers voted on the best players in the country as we enter 2013. Below are our first-, second-, and third-team preseason All-Americans.<p>Our only unanimous first-team vote across all 45 ballots? Yep, South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney.<p>The team with the most …