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Idaho Cop Caught on Camera Slamming Suspect with Elbow During Arrest

An indictment against a Pocatello police officer was filed after a squad car video depicting the cop striking the handcuffed man with an elbow to the face was revealed.

NASA Developing Enormous Rocket That Could One Day Launch Flight to Europa

The huge rocket NASA is developing to transport astronauts to an asteroid, Mars and other distant destinations will be "transformative for science," NASA told members of Congress on Tuesday.

Pentagon Report Admits Disastrous Drought, Not Assad Caused Syrian Crisis

A US Department of Defense report says that a six-year drought in Syria caused vast suffering and social dislocation before the 2011 Arab spring protests and the start of the civil war there.

Bill Would Give US President Power to Revoke Passports Without Due Process

In an effort to prevent potential terrorists from moving within the United States, the House of Representatives passed a bill which allows the US government to revoke the passport of anyone it deems a threat. The move has drawn heavy criticism from liberty advocates who say the bill violates the Constitution.

New TSA Chief Vows to Redeem Agency After Humiliating Failures

Incoming Transportation Security Administration head Peter Neffenger promised a congressional panel on Wednesday that he would do what it takes to redeem the Agency after a scathing internal review last month showed an alarming inability to provide airport security.

US Hits Out at Latest Israeli Settlement Building Move

US has expressed deep concern at Israel’s announcement that it would build more houses in a West Bank settlement and hundreds more in East Jerusalem

Cooperation With Russia Possible With Stronger US President - Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz claims that the United States needs to elect a strong president in the next election if there is going to be US-Russian cooperation.

Tortured Gitmo Detainee Deprived of Legal Belongings to Force Interrogation

A Guantánamo Bay detainee said US authorities confiscated his personal items to pressure him into submitting to interrogations, even though a judge ruled six years ago the interrogations of Mohamedou Ould Slahi must stop.

US Military Gets 'Shopping List' of Assets to Intervene in Global Disasters

A Department of Defense report on global climate change says the US armed forces will need an inventory of specialized equipment to project power and provide relief in environmental disasters caused by global warming.

Kiev's Shelling of Horlivka in Donbass Leads to Civilian Casualties - DPR

A representative of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic says that a shelling of residential areas in the city of Horlivka in Ukraine’s southeastern region of Donetsk, which was conducted by Kiev forces, has led to at least one civilian casualty.

Baltimore Homicides in July Reach Highest Rate in 45 Years

The number of homicides in Baltimore, Maryland reportedly has risen to more than 40 in July.

Japan Blasts World’s Most Powerful Laser

Using a roomful of generators and amplification lamps, a team of engineers with Japan’s Osaka University claims to have created the world’s strongest laser beam, even if it can only fire for one-trillionth of a second.

Hackers Take Remote Control of Hi-Tech Rifle Via Wi-Fi

Two US security researchers have proved the simple axiom that any gadget connected to the World Wide Web can be hacked. They broke down a Wi-Fi-connected rifle’s security system, remotely changing weapon’s targets and ultimately disabling it.

Mysterious Oil Slick Spotted Off California Shore

A mysterious oil slick was discovered by two kayakers off the coast of Goleta Beach near Santa Barbara.

Turkey's Role in Syria More About Countering Kurdish Expansion

Experts claim that Turkey’s decision to open Incirlik airbase to US aircraft and create a safe-zone in Syria is aimed at undermining the Kurdistan Workers’ Party and the gains of its Syrian affiliate.

New Polls Show Donald Trump Way Ahead of Bush in Florida and New Hampshire

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump now leads in the early primary voting states of New Hampshire and South Carolina.

Former Virginia Governor Becomes 33rd Republican US Presidential Candidate

Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore has become the 33rd Republican candidate to enter 2016 US presidential race.

US to Sell Saudi Arabia $500Mln in Munitions to Continue Yemen Campaign

The United States has approved a $500 million sale of munitions for Saudi Arabia to continue its ongoing military campaign in Yemen.

US Official Confirms Discovered Debris Matches MH370 Type of Jet

According to a US official, newly discovered debris shown in a photograph belongs to the same type of aircraft as missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Russia Finds MH17-Related Statements by Several UN Missions ‘Offensive’

Russian envoy to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin claims that a number of statements made during the latest meeting of the UN Security Council, which voted on a draft resolution on the MH17 plane crash on Wednesday, were "offensiv...

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