Friday, July 25, 2014 08:17

Many drug inmates who get break under new plan to be deported
Thousands of federal prisoners set to be released early thanks to a change in drug rules will most likely be quickly deported to their home countries next year.
Ick! World's largest aquatic insect specimen reportedly found in China
What appears to be the world's largest flying aquatic insect was discovered earlier this month in China's Sichuan province, officials there say.
Woo hoo! Tattooed 'Simpsons' fan sets Guinness world record
A New Zealand man who turned his left arm into a sweaty shrine to Homer Simpson has set a new world record for having the most tattoos of the same cartoon character.
Fight Breaks Out During Live, Televised Debate
When people are passionate about their position on politics, a debate can get very heated... Maybe turn into a hot enough brawl that chairs are thrown, and more. A live back-and-forth on Jordanian TV channel Josat put outspoken journalist Shaker al-Johari on one side of the spectrum and pro-Syrian regime activist and lawyer Samih Khrais on the other.
Social Media Posts Show Last Moments of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Victims
These snapshots might have been their last. Cellphones and the Web have been tracking the lives of the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, shot down in eastern Ukraine last week:
Sinkhole threatens to swallow Florida neighborhood
A massive sinkhole that opened up in Florida over the weekend is threatening to swallow several Tampa-area homes.
Why Legos keep washing up on a British beach
For the last 17 years, Lego pieces have been washing up on the shores of Cornwall, England, to the delight of mystified beachgoers.
Obama: Pro-Russia separatists stealing Malaysia Airlines crash evidence
President Obama on Monday bluntly accused pro-Moscow separatist fighters in Ukraine of stealing evidence and improperly removing bodies from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and pressed Russia to compel the rebels to stop blocking an international investigation.
What was MH17 doing overflying war zone?
Dangerous skies can be found from Israel to Iraq, and from Nigeria to North Korea and the East China Sea, and aviation experts say the path that took Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and its 298 passengers over a war zone in eastern Ukraine was not unusual.
Grieving father of MH17 victim pens open letter to Putin
A grief-stricken father whose 17-year-old daughter was a passenger on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has written an open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
How a team of doctors at one hospital boosted hand washing, cut infections and created a culture of safety
One might think that it would be all right for a nurse or tech in a hospital to ask, “Doc, did you wash your hands?” But it's actually taboo because the culture dictates who is in charge and who follows orders. It is estimated that an astounding 40 percent of doctors do not wash their hands before coming into contact with patients, putting them at significant risk of infection. But a team of doctors at the Vanderbilt University Hospital found innovative ways to boost hand washing, reduce infections and create a culture of safety...
Rumors swirl around migrant kids, fueling local backlash
LAWTON, Okla. — Fred Fitch, the three-term mayor of this small city in Southern Oklahoma, has a lot of questions about the 1,200 undocumented immigrant children who arrived at the Fort Sill Army base just north of town last month. He's a friendly, seemingly reasonable guy, but on a recent Wednesday afternoon, he couldn't help but indulge in a little gossip about the hottest topic in Lawton.
Inside The Secret CIA Museum
Osama bin Laden's assault rifle. A singed al-Qaeda training manual. A desiccated rat corpse designed to pass secret messages. A letter from an American operative on a sheet of Adolf Hitler's personal stationery. A painting of the real story behind “Argo.” And a remote-controlled robotic dragonfly that may be the ancestor of today's drones.
Cyclist says he cheated death twice after switching tickets on doomed Malaysian flights
A Dutch cyclist who says he was scheduled to be on both doomed Malaysia Airlines flights only to switch his tickets knows he's lucky to be alive.
Kerry: Mounting evidence Russia provided weapon used to shoot down MH17
Secretary of State John Kerry hit the political talk show circuit on Sunday, saying there is mounting evidence that Russia was involved in providing the weapon separatists are accused of using to shoot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.
Texas Dad's Invention That Fills 100 Water Balloons in a Minute Inspires Robust Kickstarter Campaign
Summer after summer of filling and knotting water balloons was taking the fun out of water balloon fights. So one Texas family took matters into their own hands and came up with a way to save time. After some experimentation, engineer Josh Malone and his kids came up with a prototype of a prepackaged balloon set, which attaches to a hose. After a group of balloons are filled with water simultaneously, they tie themselves before falling off — in one minute...
U.S. official: Al Qaida bosses from Pakistan recruiting new jihadis in Syria
U.S. counter-terrorism officials have uncovered evidence that “veteran” Al Qaeda operatives from Pakistan are now in Syria seeking to recruit foreign fighters for possible attacks on the U.S. homeland, a senior Obama administration official said today.
Congressional shrug on emergency border spending could prove costly
According to multiple congressional sources close to members briefed on the situation, a delay in funding would impose increased costs of $250 to $1,000 per child per day. Since Oct. 1, approximately 57,000 children have been apprehended at the border. To give an example of the magnitude of the $250 to $1,000 range — and the cost of congressional inaction — the collective price tag for one day of care for those children could range from $14...
Cops nab criminal who taunted them on Facebook
“Y'all will never catch me,” Roger Ray Ireland commented on the Anne Arundel County Police Department's Facebook page. A day later Ireland was behind bars.
The Battle For Ukraine
When Malaysian Flight 17 was shot down over the skies of Ukraine, senselessly killing 298 innocent people, the regional conflict suddenly got the world's attention. Until now, the situation there has been largely seen as a problem far away. For years, Ukraine has been a nation divided between citizens who consider themselves Russian in the eastern part of the country, even speaking Russian, and citizens who identify as Ukrainian in the west...
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