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Iranian Convoy Turns Away Off Yemen

Pentagon officials on Friday credited the deployment of an American aircraft carrier group in waters off the coast of Yemen for a decision by Iran to turn back a naval convoy suspected of carrying weapons bound for Shiite rebels. Although...Show More Summary

Horse Rider Beaten by California Cops Paid $650,000

After avoiding arrest, fleeing on a horse, and being beaten by deputies, 30-year-old Francis Pusok will receive a $650,000 settlement to avoid a lawsuit. In early April, 10 California deputies were placed on paid leave after a video recorded by a TV news crew showed the police using excessive force on Mr. Show More Summary

Angry Granddad Pulls Gun at Girls' Softball Game

A man in Chandler, Oklahoma, attending his granddaughter's Little League Softball game pulled a gun because she didn't get to play. Troy Gibbs, 45, started arguing with the team's coach and other parents, went to his car and came back, then pointed a gun at a parent and children in the parking lot. Show More Summary

Chinese Researchers Alter Human Embryo DNA

For the first time, scientists have altered genes in human embryos and allowed them to briefly develop. The research crosses a boundary that scientists have avoided since the dawn of genetic engineering 42 years ago. It marks the first...Show More Summary

Video: Palm Beach Cop Shot Unarmed Man on Bike

On the morning of Sept. 13, 2013, Dontrell Stephens, who was 20 at the time, was riding his bike when he noticed he was being followed by a Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputy. Exclusive dash cam video shows the moment Deputy Adams Lin fires four shots at Stephens. Show More Summary

Comcast, Time Warner Give Up Merger Bid

Regulators declared victory on Friday after Comcast and Time Warner Cable confirmed that they had aborted their $45 billion merger, which would have created a truly national cable company with unprecedented control over the future of the country's television and broadband markets. Show More Summary

Raisin Farmer's Fight With Feds Hits Supreme Court

With the United States Supreme Court hearing oral arguments Wednesday in Horne v. Department of Agriculture -- a case concerning the application of the U.S. Constitution's Fifth Amendment Takings Clause to raisin farmers, it seems an appropriate time to review some of the basics of American takings, or eminent domain, law. Show More Summary

Arpaio Hired PI to Investigate Federal Judge's Wife

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio admitted in court Thursday that his former lawyer hired a private investigator to look into the wife of the federal judge presiding over a contempt of court case against the sheriff. Arpaio's office has a history of investigating his opponents, including two elected county supervisors and another judge. Show More Summary

New Zealand Premier Apologizes for Pulling Waitress's Hair

New Zealand's prime minister, John Key, has apologized to a cafe worker who accused him of a form of torment usually associated with playground bullies: hair-pulling. The waitress made her complaint public in an anonymous blog post on...Show More Summary

FBI Admits Faked Hair Evidence in 95% of Cases

The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000. Show More Summary

Hillary Up Big Over Republican Rivals in Poll

If the presidential election were held today, it wouldn't even be close. Hillary Clinton is crushing her potential Republican rivals by double digits in a new CNN/ORC International poll. The Republicans' best showing is by Florida Sen. Show More Summary

Texas Governor Paid $104 in Income Taxes in 2014

Texas Governor Greg Abbott and wife Cecilia paid just $104 in federal income taxes on income of $131,231 for 2014, their joint tax return shows. That's about 0.079%. The Abbotts earned a total of $131,251 in income for 2014, on which...Show More Summary

Georgia Mayor: Confederate Flag Over Courthouse Must Go

A large Confederate battle flag snapping in the wind at the top of a pole in front of the county courthouse in the small rural Georgia town of Summerville must come down and "it shouldn't have been put up there in the first place," the city's first black mayor said. Show More Summary

Senate Passes Human Trafficking Bill 99-0

The Senate on Wednesday passed legislation aimed at curbing human trafficking, ending a monthlong fight over abortion that bitterly divided the parties. The legislation, which was approved 99-0, would create a special fund to help victims...Show More Summary

'Everybody Loves Raymond' Child Actor Commits Suicide

Sawyer Sweeten, an actor who with his brother and sister portrayed the title character's children on the hit sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, committed suicide Thursday, his sister Madylin Sweeten said. He was 19. Sawyer Sweeten was a...Show More Summary

Jihadi How-To Tip: Watch Jason Bourne Movies

A new jihadi ebook obtained by The Tampa Tribune, How To Survive In The West: A Mujahid Guide, claims to teach Islamic terrorists how to live secretly and wage holy war in minority-Muslim countries. The book presents case studies onShow More Summary

Loretta Lynch Confirmed as Attorney General

Loretta E. Lynch's long wait to become U.S. attorney general ended Thursday, with the Senate voting to confirm the veteran New York prosecutor five months after President Obama submitted her nomination to Congress. The vote was highly...Show More Summary

Russian Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation in Uranium Rush

The New York Times uncovers how millions in Russian donations flowed to the Clinton Foundation charity while a Russian firm was buying a Canadian company with uranium stakes in the U.S.: "At the heart of the tale are several men who have been major donors to the charitable endeavors of former President Bill Clinton and his family. Show More Summary

Monstrous 10-Ton Fatberg Destroys London Sewer

A 10-metric ton lump of wet wipes and fat has been removed from a sewer in London's Chelsea area. The toxic lump of congealed fat and household waste -- known as a fatberg -- was 40 meters long and so heavy that it broke the 1940s-era sewer. Show More Summary

British Columbia Goes After Left-Lane Slowpokes

The British Columbia provincial government in Canada is planning a crackdown this spring on drivers who hog the left lane, preventing other vehicles from passing. Transportation Minister Todd Stone said Monday he plans legislation to give more power to police to ticket drivers who aren't using the lane to pass. Show More Summary

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