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Napoleon's two-cornered hat up for grabs at French auction

Oct 25, 2014

Napoleon's two-cornered hat up for grabs at French auction

Rarely have a man and his hat been so linked in the collective imagination as Napoleon and his black, two-cornered hat. Next month, a “bicorne” felt hat thought to have belonged to the French emperor will be up for auction in Fontainebleau in what ...

WHO eyes mass Ebola vaccines by mid-2015

Oct 25, 2014

WHO eyes mass Ebola vaccines by mid-2015

Hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccine doses could be rolled out to West Africa by mid-2015, the World Health Organization said Friday, after a new case of the virus was reported in New York and a 2-year-old girl died in the first case in ...

High-altitude leap by Google exec sets records

Oct 25, 2014

High-altitude leap by Google exec sets records

Google executive Alan Eustace leaped from the edge of space Friday, breaking the sound barrier and setting several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert. Eustace’s jump was part of a project by Paragon Space Development Corp. and its Stratospheric Explorer team, which ...

Fresh claims emerge of Islamic State fighters using chlorine bombs

Oct 25, 2014

Fresh claims emerge of Islamic State fighters using chlorine bombs

New allegations have emerged that extremists from the Islamic State group have expanded their arsenal with chlorine bombs and captured fighter jets — weapons that could help the militants in Iraq and Syria. Kurdish fighters in the key Syrian border town of Kobani have ...

After attacks, Canada balances security, openness

Oct 25, 2014

After attacks, Canada balances security, openness

Canada treasures its image as an orderly, open society, a place where the seat of government welcomes weekly public yoga sessions on its front lawn beneath a monument called the Peace Tower. That sensibility has been tested by two deadly attacks this past week ...

Queen sends her first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'

Oct 25, 2014

Queen sends her first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'

Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet — though she kept things traditional, signing off with “Elizabeth R.” The 88-year-old monarch tried her hand at Twitter as she opened a new gallery Friday in central London’s Science Museum, taking off a glove to ...