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Dept. of Agriculture: Researchers are close to creating an allergy-free peanut

By Ros Krasny WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A new method for removing allergens from peanuts means…

Hypersonic weapons and the new global arms race

As top-secret, super-fast missile experiments go, it wasn’t the most successful. This week the US tested…

States with legalized medical marijuana had 25 percent fewer prescription OD deaths: study

States that allow legal use of medical marijuana have lower rates of fatal overdoses from…

3-million-year-old child skull had no soft spot, researchers say

A three-million-year-old child’s skull uncovered in South Africa has no signs of the kind of…

Tech News

Time Warner Cable experiencing nationwide outages

Time Warner Cable subscribers woke up Wednesday morning to trouble with their Internet or other…

Report: Mobile tech magnate Qualcomm may face antitrust probe from European Union

By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Qualcomm, the world’s No. 1 mobile chipmaker, may…

Media

Doctor Who timeline: What is The Doctor’s real age?

August 22, 2014 Hanna Sender Posted with permission from International Business Times Warning: Season 7…

HBO executive defends sex and violence in Game of Thrones: I’m not the boob police

A top HBO executive has defended the often extreme scenes of sex, violence and rape…

U.S. News

Santa Fe moves a step closer to decriminalizing marijuana

By Joseph Kolb ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) – Santa Fe took a step towards decriminalizing small…

Court: Cops can’t claim immunity after SWAT team fatally shot man while looking for cocaine

A U.S. federal appeals court has ruled that Connecticut police cannot claim immunity to quash…

More than 100 protesters resume Ferguson demonstrations

More than 100 demonstrators marched peacefully in St. Louis on Tuesday, calling for the arrest…

Arizona treasurer claims victory in GOP primary for governor

Arizona state treasurer and businessman Doug Ducey claimed victory on Tuesday in the race to…

Charlie Crist wins Democratic primary, will face Rick Scott in Florida governor’s race

By Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) – Charlie Crist won the Democratic nomination for Florida…

World

Mayor of ‘poor but sexy’ Berlin announces early exit amid airport construction fiasco

Berlin’s embattled mayor Klaus Wowereit, who famously dubbed his city “poor but sexy” and presided over its rise as an…

Bra protest urges Spanish mayor to quit over his bizarre warning to men about fake rapes

Hundreds of people have hung bras around Valladolid’s city hall in a protest to demand the resignation of the Spanish…

World Health Organization calls for ban on e-cigarette sales to minors

The World Health Organization called Tuesday on governments to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, warning they pose a…

U.N. expert condemns ‘appalling’ abuse of Tanzania’s young albino population

Geneva (AFP) – A UN expert Monday condemned the abuse of young albinos in government care centres in Tanzania, a…

Syria ready to cooperate with U.S. and others to stop Islamic State

Baghdad (AFP) – The UN on Monday accused jihadists in Iraq of “ethnic and religious cleansing” as the most senior…

United Nations envoy says ‘war’ against Ebola could take six more months

Freetown (AFP) – The UN’s Ebola envoy said Monday the fight against the epidemic was a “war” which could take…

German Chancellor Merkel backs Spain’s opposition to Catalan push for independence

Madrid (AFP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday backed Madrid’s opposition to attempts by Spain’s economically powerful Catalonia region…

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