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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

SpaceX delays launch of next Falcon 9 rocket after test rocket explosion

By Irene Koltz CAPE CANAVERAL Fla (Reuters) – Space Exploration Technologies will delay the launch…

Time Warner Cable experiencing nationwide outages

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

Media

Miley Cyrus’s homeless VMAs date wanted by police

Jesse Helt, the homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to Sunday’s MTV Video music awards,…

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…

U.S. News

Texas teen no longer facing life in prison for pot brownies — but he could still get 20 years

A Texas man is no longer facing a life term in prison for pot brownies…

Robbery suspect killed, ‘Cops’ crew member badly injured in Omaha police shootout

A suspect is dead and a crew member from the reality TV show “Cops” is…

California Senate approves measure banning warrantless drone surveillance

By AARON MENDELSON SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The California State Senate passed legislation on Tuesday…

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…

World

Mexican president thanks California for aiding undocumented migrants

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) – Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto thanked California on Thursday for improving the lives…

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…

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