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Relic in Ancient Basilica May Hold Apostle's Ashes

Archaeologists in Bulgaria think they've found ashes belonging to one of the 12 apostles. The team found a small lead container with ashes while excavating a basilica that dates back to the sixth century AD, reports Archaeology in Bulgaria. The markings on the inch-long vessel match those at the grave...

'Significant' Find Made at Co-Pilot's Home

Investigators are searching Germanwings co-pilot's Andreas Lubitz 's residences and background to find out what could have driven him to commit what appears to be one of this century's biggest mass murders. Last night, police searched the 27-year-old's apartment in Duesseldorf, Germany, and the home he shared with his parents...

This Isn't the First 'Suicide by Plane Crash'

It is thankfully very rare for a pilot to decide mid-flight that it is time for themselves and everybody on board to die, but Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz isn't the first believed to have done so. While the lack of survivors can make such cases hard to confirm, experts believe...

King Richard III Finally Gets His Proper Sendoff

A maligned monarch found under a parking lot was buried in pomp today, as Britain embraced comeback King Richard III, a long-reviled ruler who is experiencing a remarkable posthumous renaissance. Royalty, religious leaders, and even actor Benedict Cumberbatch joined archaeologists, Richard's distant relatives, and curious Britons for a service in...

Lobbyist Insists Chemical Is Safe to Drink, Won't Drink It

A French cable channel is drawing attention for its grilling of a lobbyist defending Monsanto. In the interview with Canal+, Patrick Moore repeatedly insists that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the popular pesticide Roundup, is safe to drink. And then he repeatedly refuses to drink it, notes Raw Story. A...

Help Wanted: Brothel Tester

“You should enjoy having fun with people and you should not be afraid of contact.” Normally, a line like that in a help-wanted ad would raise red flags, but not so much in this case. A German social media company that specializes in the sex industry is looking for a...

Russian Wants London-to-NY Highway— Via Moscow

London to New York? Skip flying the Atlantic and hop a 13,000-mile superhighway connecting the two via Moscow. That’s the plan a pal of Vladimir Putin's is proposing to create the first modern roadway from the Pacific to the Atlantic, Fox News reports. And while Russian Railways chief Vladimir...

What We Know About the Germanwings Co-Pilot

Before he locked his pilot out of the cockpit and intentionally sent 149 people to their deaths on a French mountainside, Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz was an apparently happy guy with hobbies and a picturesque house in Montabaur, Germany. A neighbor who knew him tells Le Figaro that Lubitz "was...

Mexican Needing Transplant Twice Denied a Visa

Family and friends sold tamales and held raffles to raise upward of $15,000 to send Jose Chua Lopez to the Mayo Clinic for an urgently needed heart and liver transplant. But the 20-year-old Mexican born with a heart defect has twice been turned down for a US visa, and...

Germanwings Co-Pilot Began Descent 'Intentionally'

Last night's revelation that one of the Germanwings flight's pilots was locked out of the cockpit before the plane went down and tried desperately to get back inside suggested something sinister occurred. Today, Marseilles prosecutor Brice Robin indicated that was indeed the case, saying it appears that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz,...

US: Yemen Rebels Have Looted Intelligence Files

With Yemen rapidly plunging into war, US officials aren't sure what happened to $500 million in military aid, but they have a good idea where files on American intelligence operations are: in the hands of Houthi rebels and their Iranian allies. Intelligence officials tell the Los Angeles Times that militias...

US Is Helping Iran Free Iraqi City of Tikrit

The US isn't exactly trumpeting the news, but it's now helping Iran in the fight to boot the Islamic State out of the Iraqi city of Tikrit. It goes like this: For the last few weeks, Iranian military advisers and Iranian-backed militias have been teaming up with Iraqi troops to...

One Pilot Locked Out of Cockpit Before Crash

A seemingly dramatic turn in the investigation of the Germanwings plane crash : Audio reveals that one pilot was locked out of the cockpit before the plane went down and tried desperately to get back inside, reports the New York Times. The other pilot never opened the door, for reasons that...

Yemen On the Brink Amid Reports President Is Gone

The most common word in reports and headlines out of Yemen today is "chaos." The nation once seen as a vital ally in the fight against al-Qaeda is now on the brink of civil war, with the AP reporting that President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has fled the country by...

3 Americans Were Killed in French Alps Plane Crash

At least three Americans were aboard the passenger jet that crashed in the French Alps yesterday, including a mother and daughter from Virginia. Those two have been identified as Yvonne Selke, a veteran government contractor who worked for Booz Allen Hamilton in DC, and daughter Emily, a 2013 graduate of...

Basketball Player's Last Name Is the (F) Bomb

For the record, it's pronounced "Foo-key." It's the spelling of the last name, however, that's drawing attention: Meet Guy Carbagiale Fuck, a talented basketball player for Medicine Hat College. For a while, his school shied away from using his surname publicly, but that changed this month when the team made...

Chile Busts Woman Hospital Said Had an Abortion

A 25-year-old woman who showed up at a Chilean public hospital Sunday with severe stomach pains and vaginal bleeding was arrested after a doctor suspected she used a drug to induce her own abortion, the Guardian reports. The unidentified patient at the Carlos Cisternas facility is still under medical supervision...

Top Zoo Body Linked to Animal Cruelty, Dolphin Hunt

Animal welfare groups are putting pressure on the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums to clean up its act after videos surfaced showing beatings and cramped quarters at some of the organization's 300 facilities. Though WAZA's code of ethics calls for the "highest standard of animal welfare," activists say handlers...

Broke Russians Swap Pricey Booze for Bath Cleaner

As an economic crisis sweeps through Russia, a dangerous trend is emerging in the heavy-drinking country: the rise in consumption of potentially lethal moonshine, medical alcohol, or even cleaning products. Layoffs, wage cuts, and price increases are combining to worsen the problem of alcoholism, which has long been a major...

Top Court's Amanda Knox Ruling Coming Today

Yet another ruling in the Amanda Knox case is coming from Italy's highest court today. Knox and then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were convicted in the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher in 2009, acquitted on appeal in 2011 (at which point Knox returned to the US), had that acquittal overturned in 2013,...

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