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Sep 18, 2014 at 10:53 AM
Nigeria's police and military routinely torture women, men and children as young as 12 with beatings, shootings, rape, electric shocks and pliers used to pull out teeth and nails, Amnesty International charged Thursday.
Sep 18, 2014 at 9:03 AM
Chevron has become the first energy company to meet a new set of voluntary shale gas drilling standards that aim to go beyond existing state laws in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, the Pittsburgh-based Center for...
Sep 18, 2014 at 7:53 AM
Thailand's military ruler apologized Thursday for suggesting that foreigners visiting the country's world-famous beaches might be unsafe wearing bikinis in the wake of the killing of two British tourists this week.
Sep 18, 2014 at 7:23 AM
The death toll in a building collapse at a televangelist's church complex in Nigeria has risen to 80, an official said Thursday.
Sep 18, 2014 at 6:03 AM
Islamic State fighters backed by tanks have captured 21 Kurdish villages over the past 24 hours in northern Syria near the Turkish border, prompting civilians to flee their homes amid fears of retribution by the extremists...
Sep 17, 2014 at 11:45 PM
An Indianapolis man has been arrested for torturing and mutilating an animal after police say he shot a cat with blow darts.
Sep 18, 2014 at 2:43 AM
Cpl. Bryon Dickson was an impeccable officer who put his family first and could always be counted on for advice and support, his friends and colleagues said at the slain state trooper's funeral Thursday.
Sep 18, 2014 at 12:03 AM
The U.S. Border Patrol will begin wearing cameras this year at its training academy, a test to see if the technology should be used in the field to blunt criticism about agents' use of force.
Sep 17, 2014 at 9:33 PM
Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory have been monitoring every twist and turn of lava creeping unpredictably toward communities in a rural and isolated district on the Big Island.
Sep 17, 2014 at 6:33 PM founder Jeff Bezos plans to build a rocket engine that would eventually replace the Russian mainstay used in many American unmanned launches.
Sep 17, 2014 at 1:02 PM
A California restaurant celebrates the 96th birthday of a customer who has eaten there nearly every day for 50 years.
Sep 17, 2014 at 5:33 PM
San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina. But the world's biggest social network is not...
Sep 17, 2014 at 12:09 PM

A siphonophore is not just one animal, it is a living colony made up of many individual organisms working together.
Sep 17, 2014 at 3:52 PM
The university student was desperate to flee Gaza after suffering through years of border closures and three wars.
Sep 17, 2014 at 3:33 PM
Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot.