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Manchester police find 3D-printed gun parts during gang raid

Firearm specialists were Friday examining suspected 3D printed gun parts seized during a police raid in Manchester. Greater Manchester Police found a 3D printer and what resembles a plastic magazine cartridge and a trigger during a series of raids across the Baguley area of the city. Experts are assessing whether…

Legendary New York City DJ Dave Herman arrested for arranging drunken tryst with 7-year-old in Virgin Islands

Dave Herman, the legendary New York morning radio host, was charged on Thursday with trying to lure a 7-year-old girl to the U.S. Virgin Islands for sex. He was arrested at the St. Croix airport, where he was expecting to meet the girl and her mother after their flight from…

Robert De Niro plans to transform Shanghai’s vacant buildings into an entertainment complex

A US consortium that includes famed actor Robert De Niro plans to develop a huge property project in a historic area of China’s commercial hub Shanghai. “Project 179″ near the city’s waterfront Bund district will transform four vacant buildings into an 850,000-square-foot (76,500-square-metre) complex, the partners said in a news…

Moroccan teen jailed for threatening to kill Obama on Twitter

A Moroccan court on Friday jailed a teenager for three months for threatening to kill US President Barack Obama on Twitter, judicial sources said. The 17-year-old identified as Soufiane I. pleaded guilty at a Casablanca court to “electronic crimes” and “calling for violence via electronic media,” after posting the death…

Behind the scenes of one of New Jersey’s first gay marriages

Behind the scenes of one of New Jersey’s first gay marriages (via NJ.com) LAMBERTVILLE —Just after the stroke of midnight on Oct. 21, Beth Asaro and Joanne Schailey stood before their family and friends at the Justice Center in Lambertville and became one of the first same-sex couples to marry…

McDonald’s helpline to employee: Go on food stamps

McDonald’s helpline to employee: Go on food stamps. (via The Christian Science Monitor) A crowd of low-income fast food workers and their supporters protest outside of the McDonald’s restaurant in Memphis, Tenn., in August. Wage advocates have zeroed in on another group they say is suffering financially from fast food…

The North pole of Saturn’s moon Titan looks like Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats

Titan’s ‘Great Salt Lake’? North pole of Saturn moon looks like Utah. (via The Christian Science Monitor) This false-color mosaic reveals the differences in the composition of surface materials around hydrocarbon lakes at Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. The orange areas are thought to be evaporite – the Titan equivalent of…

U.S. spying in Europe: Will it backfire on Google and Facebook?

US spying in Europe: Will it backfire on Google and Facebook? (via The Christian Science Monitor) German Chancellor Angela Merkel (r.) and French President François Hollande attend a European Union leaders summit in Brussels Thursday. German and French accusations that the United States has run spying operations in their countries…

Associate director at Centers for Disease Control: We’ve reached ‘the end of antibiotics, period’

In an interview that aired on PBS’s Frontline, an associate director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Arjun Srinivasan, said that “for a long time, there have been newspaper stories and covers of magazines that talked about ‘The end of antibiotics, question mark?’ Well, now I would…

Indian prime minister not worried about U.S. hacking because he doesn’t have a cell phone or use email

India’s 81-year-old prime minister does not own a mobile phone or use personal email, giving New Delhi “no cause for concern” about new U.S. hacking revelations, his office said Friday. The Guardian newspaper reported Friday that U.S. spies eavesdropped on the phone conversations of 35 world leaders after White House,…

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