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Al-Qaeda had no direct involvement in attack on U.S. mission in Benghazi: NYT

Al-Qaeda had no direct involvement in the attack on the US mission in Benghazi that left four Americans dead on September 11 last year, The New York Times reported Saturday. In an investigation published on its website and based on extensive reporting in the Libyan city, the Times said the…

Aid groups vow to stay as NATO packs out of Afghanistan

As NATO forces pack up and shift out of Afghanistan, aid groups are determined to avoid following them, but they face rising militant attacks and uncertainty over funding. Projects working on everything from clean water to skateboarding parks sprung up in Afghanistan after the Taliban were ousted in 2001. Now,…

Colorado and Washington brace for ‘marijuana tourism’ surge

Marijuana users in Colorado and Washington are counting down the hours before the western US states become the first to legalize recreational pot shops on January 1. Blazing a trail they hope will be followed in other parts of the United States, cannabis growers and others are also rubbing their…

Mexican authorities find five headless bodies and knife used to decapitate them

Authorities found five decapitated bodies in western Mexico, with letters left with the corpses purportedly signed by a drug cartel, officials said. The bodies, with their heads laying nearby, were found shortly before dawn on Saturday, in two different locations in Michoacan state, a region struggling with gang turf wars.…

Four robbery suspects arrested for what LAPD deems ‘felony stupid’

Four robbery suspects are in custody after a bizarre attempted burglary last night. According to Los Angeles Police Officer Norma Eisenman, at approximately 2:40 a.m. on Saturday morning a Los Angeles resident awoke and saw four suspects on her home surveillance system entering her house. She immediately called 911, and…

Elderly Florida man arrested for breaking wife’s hip after she catches him on dating website

Police in Lake Worth, Florida arrested a 76-year-old man after he broke her hip during an altercation over online infidelity. Edward Aronson was arrested at his wife’s side in Bethesda Hospital West early Friday morning. Police had been called to the hospital after a nurse overheard Aronson saying that she…

New York landscaper finds $1 million lottery ticket in pile of leaves and clippings

A Long Island landscaper is $1 million richer after he was finally allowed to collect on a “Win for Life” lottery ticket he found in a pile of leaves and lawn clippings last year. Marvin Rosales-Martinez said that he “saw a ticket rolling with a bunch of leaves. It was…

BREAKING: Nationwide manhunt intensifies for heavily armed Mississippi cop killer

South on alert as manhunt intensifies for heavily armed Mississippi cop killer (via The Christian Science Monitor) Southern policemen came from hundreds of miles around to the funeral of Tupelo, Miss. police officer Gale Stauffer on Friday, four days after he was ambushed and killed by a likely desperate and…

Anti-Muslim hate crimes skyrocket in U.K. in 2013

Hate crimes against Muslims have soared in the UK this year, figures show. Hundreds of anti-Muslim offences were carried out across the country in 2013, with Britain’s biggest force, the Metropolitan police, recording 500 Islamophobic crimes. Many forces reported a surge in the number of anti-Muslim hate crimes after the…

Australian sharks take to Twitter to warn surfers and swimmers of their presence

Australian scientists have outfitted almost 400 sharks with transmitters that send automatic warnings, via Twitter, to Surf Life Saving Western Australia’s (SLSWA) Twitter feed. For example, this morning, when a shark ventured into the waters between Floreat and City Beach in the western Australian city of Perth, subscribers to SLSWA’s…

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