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Nov 26, 2014

Gunmen seize jewels and hostage in Paris heist

Two gunmen robbed a Cartier jewelry boutique in a tony and tourist-filled Paris neighborhood Tuesday, fled police in a chase across the Seine River, took a hostage — and then surrendered, authorities said. The unusual drama in the French capital sent heads turning from ...

Nov 26, 2014

Space station's 3-D printer pops out 1st creation

The first 3-D printer in space has popped out its first creation. The printer delivered to the International Space Station two months ago made a sample part for itself this week, churning out a faceplate for the print head casing. Space station commander Butch ...

Nov 26, 2014

Chinese-built Ebola center dedicated in Liberia

China, one of the first countries to send aid to battle Ebola in West Africa, ramped up the assistance significantly Tuesday by opening a 100-bed treatment center in Liberia as rows of uniformed Chinese Army medics stood at attention. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ...

U.S. may place heavy armor in Eastern Europe

Nov 26, 2014

U.S. may place heavy armor in Eastern Europe

The U.S. Army plans to deploy about 150 tanks and armored vehicles to NATO countries next year, and some of the heavy armor may be stationed in Eastern Europe, a top American general said Tuesday. The move is part of a U.S. effort dubbed ...

EU puts annual cost to society of air pollution at $235 billion

Nov 26, 2014

EU puts annual cost to society of air pollution at $235 billion

Air pollution, chiefly from coal-fired power plants, cost society up to €189 billion ($235 billion) in 2012 — equal to the gross domestic product of Finland — the European Environment Agency (EEA) said in a report published on Tuesday. The agency provides research to ...

In Ferguson, a riot foreseen but not avoided

Nov 26, 2014

In Ferguson, a riot foreseen but not avoided

It was a riot everyone saw coming. For three months police and protesters had drilled separately to prepare for the worst if the grand jury decided not to indict white policeman Darren Wilson for the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown. The governor ...

Nov 26, 2014

Obesity is linked to 500,000 cancer cases per year

Being overweight is causing nearly half a million new cancer cases in adults every year, roughly 3.6 percent of the world’s total, a study said Wednesday. A quarter of these cases are “realistically avoidable,” said the authors of the work, published in The Lancet ...