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Mar 4, 2015

More drone sightings over Paris stoke public's concern

Paris police on Wednesday said the public had reported around a dozen drone sightings over sensitive areas of the French capital — the latest in a baffling series of overflights. Authorities are now scrambling to work out “if all the reports were really drone ...

U.S. military's Mosul briefing 'inaccurate': Pentagon

Mar 4, 2015

U.S. military's Mosul briefing 'inaccurate': Pentagon

A U.S. military official who briefed news media about Iraq’s upcoming offensive to retake Mosul provided inaccurate information but should never have publicly discussed war plans anyway, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Tuesday. Carter’s criticism of the February news briefing by an official ...

Mar 4, 2015

Failed suicide bridge jumper says sea lion saved him

A man who tried to kill himself by jumping off San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge but was kept afloat by a sea lion said Wednesday suicide prevention is now his life’s work. Kevin Hines, in Australia to speak at several conferences, was a teenager ...

Mar 4, 2015

Emwazi's father says there is no proof his son is 'Jihadi John'

The father of “Jihadi John” said in an interview published Wednesday that there is no proof that his son is the Islamic State executioner, adding that there are a number of “false rumors” circulating. “There is nothing that proves what is being circulated in ...

Canadian 'Trekkies' take to 'Spocking' their $5 bills

Mar 4, 2015

Canadian 'Trekkies' take to 'Spocking' their $5 bills

The death of actor Leonard Nimoy last week has inspired people to post photos on social media of marked-up 5-dollar Canadian bank notes that show former Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier transformed to resemble Spock, Nimoy’s famous “Star Trek” character. For years, Canadians have been ...

Mar 4, 2015

Vegas hospital sends stillborn babies to laundry by mistake

Authorities say a Las Vegas hospital mistakenly sent two stillborn babies wrapped in linens to a laundry facility, leading to a grisly surprise for the cleaners. The remains were in a load of laundry that Spring Valley Hospital sent Tuesday to the medical laundry ...

Mar 4, 2015

Washington museums ban selfie sticks

Washington’s top museums have banned selfie sticks, part of a growing trend among visitor centers in the United States to outlaw the devices. “For the safety of our visitors and collections, the Smithsonian prohibits the use of tripods or monopods in our museums and ...