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Top Saddam deputy reportedly killed after years on the run

He was the last member of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein’s inner circle still on the run, depicted with his distinctive red mustache as the “king of clubs” on the U.S. military’s deck of cards of most-wanted Iraqi regime fugitives. Now, officials say they believe government forces killed Izzat Ibrahim ...

Apr 18, 2015

Texas veterinarian fired killing cat with arrow

A Texas veterinarian who apparently shot a domestic cat through the head with a bow and arrow before posing with the dead animal on Facebook was sacked Friday as police launched an investigation into the slaying. Kristen Lindsey triggered an avalanche of complaints and ...

Apr 18, 2015

'Isis' dropped from U.N. hurricane name list

The U.N. weather agency announced Friday it was dropping “Isis” — the name of an ancient Egyptian goddess that also happens to be the acronym for the Islamic State jihadi group — from its stock list of Pacific hurricane names. “Isis” was replaced with ...

Apr 18, 2015

Israeli military networks breached by hackers using budget tools

Hackers have managed to penetrate computer networks associated with the Israeli military in an espionage campaign that skillfully packages existing attack software with trick emails, according to security researchers at Blue Coat Systems Inc. The 4-month-old effort, most likely by Arabic-speaking programmers, shows how ...

Ship that survived A- bomb tests found off California

Apr 18, 2015

Ship that survived A- bomb tests found off California

Experts have discovered a World War II U.S. aircraft carrier that is “amazingly intact” despite languishing on the bottom of the Pacific for more than 60 years. The ship is upright, listing only slightly and may even have a plane inside The former USS ...

Teacher's assignment goes viral after pupils reveal secrets

Apr 18, 2015

Teacher's assignment goes viral after pupils reveal secrets

A Colorado teacher who posted notes from her third-grade class online and started a social media whirlwind under the hashtag #IWishMyTeacherKnew said Friday the assignment had been a revelation for her. Kyle Schwartz, 26, asked the eight- and nine-year-olds at her Denver inner city ...

Puppy dog eye contact: the hormonal stuff of bonding

Apr 17, 2015

Puppy dog eye contact: the hormonal stuff of bonding

Oh, those puppy eyes. Just by gazing at their owners, dogs can trigger a response in their masters’ brains that helps them bond, a study says. And owners can do a similar trick in return, the researchers found. This two-way street evidently began when ...

Apr 17, 2015

The line of succession to the British throne

Prince William’s second child will be born fourth in line to inherit the British throne, behind their first child, Prince George. Everyone below the baby will move down a place, starting with William’s brother, Prince Harry, who will drop to fifth. The immediate line ...