May 19, 2015

Discovery fuels fears of homemade morphine, painkillers

Scientists have figured out all the steps to make morphine and similar painkillers without using opium poppies, opening the door for home-brewed drugs and potential abuse. While no one has yet reported making morphine in the laboratory from scratch, some experts are calling for ...

May 18, 2015

Kerry says North Korea far from resuming talks with U.S.

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that recent North Korean “provocations” showed it was nowhere near taking the steps necessary for a resumption of denuclearization talks with Washington. Speaking at a news conference in the South Korean capital, Kerry also condemned “grotesque” ...

Contested Iraqi city of Ramadi falls to Islamic State group

May 18, 2015

Contested Iraqi city of Ramadi falls to Islamic State group

The contested city of Ramadi fell to the Islamic State group on Sunday, as Iraqi forces abandoned their weapons and armored vehicles to flee the provincial capital in a major loss despite intensified U.S.-led airstrikes. Bodies, some burned, littered the streets as local officials ...

Rival U.S. biker gangs clash over turf, leaving nine dead

May 18, 2015

Rival U.S. biker gangs clash over turf, leaving nine dead

A shootout among rival motorcycle gangs at a popular Texas restaurant left nine bikers dead and 18 injured, and it sent panicked patrons and bystanders fleeing for safety, a police spokesman said Sunday. The violence erupted shortly after noon at a busy shopping center ...

Deadly Osprey crash in Hawaii renews sense of fear in Okinawa

May 18, 2015

Deadly Osprey crash in Hawaii renews sense of fear in Okinawa

The deadly crash of a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft in Hawaii on Sunday sparked further concern in Okinawa Prefecture over the safety of the tilt-rotor aircraft, 24 of which have been deployed at a controversial U.S. base in the island prefecture. The ...