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Death toll in Texas fertilizer plant explosion rises to 14

The tiny Texas town of West continues to struggle to come to terms with the Wednesday fire and explosion at a local fertilizer plant. According to the Associated Press, recovery workers have now pulled 14 bodies from the wreckage, ten of whom were first responders who had rushed to the…

More than 150 dead in China earthquake

A bloodied survivor sat on a chair outdoors getting stitches to his head as rescue workers struggled to pull other people from the rubble after a powerful quake left more than 150 dead on Saturday. Rows of tents have been set up outside a hospital to cope with the flood…

Maddow explains why Dzhokar Tsarnaev was not read his Miranda rights

On Friday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed the so-called “public safety” exception to Miranda laws. Under the exception, a suspect like Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was not informed of his right to remain silent so that police and investigators may find out if there are more…

Controversial breast implants become works of art

Nestled inside flimsy black fishnet stockings that droop heavily from the ceiling, hundreds of breast implants made by a firm whose faulty products sparked a global health scare have been turned into an art installation in the French city of Marseille. The aptly punned “PIP Show” by artist Camille Lorin,…

Maher: Religion is ‘still champ’ among causes of violence and mayhem

Friday night on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher discussed the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing and noted that while bad things happen in the world for all kinds of reasons, religion is still the main cause of mayhem and terrorism in the world. Maher opened by…

Explaining climate change science and rebutting global warming misinformation

Scientific skepticism is healthy. Scientists should always challenge themselves to improve their understanding. Yet this isn’t what happens with climate change denial. Skeptics vigorously criticise any evidence that supports…  …

The facts on fracking

Hydraulic fracturing or fracking — a method of extracting natural gas from underground shale formations — has become a contentious issue across America, especially in New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio, states that sit on top of the Marcellus Shale, the largest known deposit of shale…  …

Quincy Jones still at the forefront of music tech with startup Playground Sessions

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. It’s a good thing for us all then that Quincy Jones has been at the cutting edge of music technology for more than 60 years. The legendary record producer, conductor, arranger, composer, television producer, and……

Volunteer firefighting force decimated in Texas fertilizer plant explosion

Firefighters conduct a search and rescue operation at an apartment building destroyed by a huge explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, on Thursday. The blast killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160, including three firefighters, officials said overnight…  …

U.S. and Russia to bolster ties after Boston bombings

Russia and the United States agreed Saturday to step up cooperation in their fight against terror in the wake of news that two ethnic Chechens were suspected of organising the deadly Boston Marathon bombings. The Kremlin said Russian leader Vladimir Putin called US President Barack Obama to once again express…

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