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Out of the ordinary

Friday, October 31, 2014

Drivers scramble for flying cash on Md. highway URBANA, Md. — Drivers scrambled to grab money flying around a Maryland highway after an armored truck’s door burst open. Maryland State Police say a lock on the truck seems to have malfunctioned, causing the door to open Friday morning. A bag of cash fell onto Interstate 270 near Urbana and the bills flew in the air. Police say a number of … 0

AP: Military sex survey draws complaints

Friday, October 31, 2014

WASHINGTON — Shocked and offended by explicit questions, some U.S. servicemen and women are complaining about a new sexual-assault survey that hundreds of thousands have been asked to complete. The survey is conducted every two years. But this year’s version, developed by the Rand Corp., is unusually detailed, including graphically personal questions on … 0

A look at latest Ebola developments

Friday, October 31, 2014

No African countries are on the United Nations list of contributors to fight Ebola. With few exceptions, African governments and institutions are offering only marginal support as the continent faces its most deadly threat in years. Pledges to deploy 2,000 African health workers have remained largely that — promises. The epidemic did not … 0

Autopsy: Black man in anime costume shot in back by police

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY — A black man who was shot by Utah police while armed with a samurai-style sword as part of a Japanese anime costume died of multiple gunshot wounds, including several in the back of his body, according to an autopsy released Tuesday. The state autopsy … 0

Court filing: FBI impersonated geek squad to hack computers

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

WASHINGTON — Federal agents turned off Internet access to three luxury villas at a Las Vegas hotel then impersonated repair technicians to surreptitiously get inside and collect evidence in an investigation of online sports betting, according to defense lawyers challenging the practice. The FBI employed the ruse against … 0

Thousands in Hungary march against Internet tax

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Tens of thousands of protesters marched Tuesday against a plan by the Hungarian government to tax Internet use from 2015. The rally, the second in three days objecting to the scheme, was also a sign … 0

Mind the gap

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

NEW DELHI — Indian women still face some of the world’s worst inequality in access to health care, education and work, despite years of rapid economic growth, according to a survey of 142 nations released Tuesday. The annual … 0

Islamic State hostage ‘reports’ for captors

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

BEIRUT — A captive British photojournalist has been used by the Islamic State group to take on the role of a war correspondent in the extremists’ latest propaganda video. In the video, made public on Monday, John Cantlie … 0

Molten river

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

PAHOA, Hawaii — After weeks of slow, stop-and-go movement, a river of asphalt-black lava crept within yards of a home in a Big Island community on Tuesday. The lava crackled and smoked as it advanced toward the two-story … 0

Commercial supply rocket explodes at liftoff

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — An unmanned commercial supply ship bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening, with debris falling in flames over the launch site. No injuries were reported following the first catastrophic … 0

US official urges allies to combat IS ideology

Monday, October 27, 2014

KUWAIT CITY — The United States is pressing Arab nations and other allies to do more to counter the Islamic State group’s slick propaganda campaign, with a top American envoy on Monday describing efforts to combat the extremist … 0

BP spill left big, oily ‘bathtub ring’ on seafloor

Monday, October 27, 2014

WASHINGTON — The BP oil spill left an oily “bathub ring” on the sea floor that’s about the size of Rhode Island, new research shows. The study by David Valentine, the chief scientist on the federal damage assessment … 0

As Marines depart Afghanistan, legacy lingers

Monday, October 27, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Marines’ handover of Camp Leatherneck to the Afghans is more than a signal that America’s longest war is ending. It is a reminder that the Marines’ battlefield gains were tempered by losses: 378 killed, nearly … 0