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Aug 14, 2014

Florida man pleads guilty in global toxin shipping scheme

A Florida man has pleaded guilty to making deadly toxins and shipping them to customers across the globe, among them a British woman plotting to kill her mother, a London magistrate, U.S. authorities said on Wednesday. Jesse Korff, 19, of LaBelle, northwest of Miami, ...

Aug 13, 2014

'Prince of Pot' back in Canada from U.S. prison

Canada’s self-proclaimed “Prince of Pot,” Marc Emery, returned home Tuesday, vowing “political revenge” after spending more than four years in a U.S. prison for selling marijuana seeds by mail across the border. The ardent advocate of legalizing marijuana was met by his wife, Jodie, ...

Social media firms back Facebook in dispute over warrants

Aug 12, 2014

Social media firms back Facebook in dispute over warrants

Facebook’s fight against prosecutors over nearly 400 search warrants for users’ postings and other data is drawing support from other social media companies and civil libertarians. Lawyers for Foursquare, Kickstarter, Meetup, and Tumblr said Monday they were seeking to join the clash on Facebook’s ...

Aug 12, 2014

U.N. names panel to investigate alleged war crimes in Gaza

The United Nations on Monday named three experts to an international commission of inquiry into possible human rights violations and war crimes committed by both sides during Israel’s military offensive in the Gaza Strip. William Schabas, a Canadian professor of international law, will head ...

Aug 8, 2014

British police raid pub in search for 'Holy Grail'

British police raided an English country pub this week in search of a stolen wooden relic believed by some to be the Holy Grail — a cup from which, according to the Bible, Jesus is said to have drunk at his final meal before ...

Aug 8, 2014

Austrian woman accused of making porn films in church

An Austrian woman has been charged after she allegedly sneaked into a village church and filmed herself performing sexual acts, police said Thursday. Police spokeswoman Simone Mayr said the woman, who has not been named, could face up to six months in jail for ...

After three decades, remains of Jonestown bodies found

Aug 8, 2014

After three decades, remains of Jonestown bodies found

More than 35 years after the infamous suicide-murder of some 900 people — many forced to drink a cyanide-laced grape drink — in Jonestown, Guyana, the cremated remains of nine victims were found in a dilapidated former funeral home in the U.S., officials said ...