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Airline employee charged in weapons smuggle

Officials say a former Delta employee conspired with a baggage handler to get firearms past security

Investors burned by Madoff scheme could see more money returned

A trustee responsible for seeking funds for victims of the Ponzi scheme is asking a court for permission to distribute some of the money

Sloppy weather on tap for Christmas travel

While a winter storm won't bring lots of snow, it'll still be enough to disrupt travel plans. Eric Fisher, the chief meteorologist at our CBS station in Boston, is tracking the storm.

NYPD shooter had rap sheet, mental illness struggles

Long before the violent acts committed by Ismaaiyl Brinsley took place, there was a history of troubles that led to the murders of two New York police officers

Cubans signal they're unlikely to extradite NJ fugitive

Havana says it has the right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, indicating it does not intend to send back Joanne Chesimard, American woman who killed NJ trooper


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Severe Internet outages hit North Korea

Outages and connectivity problems have riddled North Korea’s Internet over the past few days, culminating in a widespread outage Monday. The outage comes after the ... more

Cubans signal they're unlikely to extradite NJ fugitive

Havana says it has the right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, indicating it does not intend to send back Joanne Chesimard, American woman who ... more

Mexico: Local police involved in 2011 migrant massacres

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Federal prosecutors say that local police in the city of San Fernando in northern Mexico were involved in the 2011 massacres ... more

North Korea's internet links restored: U.S. monitoring company

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - North Korea's internet links have been restored, but it is not clear how stable they are, the U.S.-based internet monitoring company Dyn ... more

China drafts new law to fight air pollution: Xinhua

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China drafts new law to fight air pollution: Xinhua
BEIJING (Reuters) - China plans tougher pollution limits and heavier penalties in a revision of its air pollution law, state-run news agency Xinhua said, as ... more

North Korea's internet links restored: U.S. monitoring company

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - North Korea's internet links have been restored, but it is not clear how stable they are, the U.S.-based internet monitoring company Dyn ... more

The Minutes Aren't Dragging Kobe Bryant Down, The Lakers Are

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The Minutes Aren't Dragging Kobe Bryant Down, The Lakers Are
Rather than a sitdown or a psychological workup, Laker Coach Byron Scott prescribed a prosaic remedy--rest--after Kobe Bryant, who courted Disaster all his career, won ... more

New York mayor calls for pause in protests after police killings

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio implored protesters on Monday to wait until after the funerals of two policemen shot dead ... more

Good Samaritan Rescues Elderly Woman Before Metra Train Strikes Vehicle

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Good Samaritan Rescues Elderly Woman Before Metra Train Strikes Vehicle
At 5:17 p.m., the 80-year-old woman driving southbound on Wolf Road turned eastbound onto the railroad tracks, and her vehicle got stuck, according to Western ... more

American Apparel mulls buyout bid, reshuffles board

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American Apparel mulls buyout bid, reshuffles board
American Apparel continued its rollicking ride as it considered a takeover bid and shook up its board again.

Man struck, killed by Red Line train

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Man struck, killed by Red Line train
A 56-year-old man was struck and killed by a CTA Red Line train near the Loyola station Monday evening, Chicago Police said.

After NYC officers shot, Chicago police union urges cops to be cautious

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After NYC officers shot, Chicago police union urges cops to be cautious
The union representing Chicago's rank-and-file police officers expressed concern for the safety of its members Monday after the shooting of two New York City Police ... more

North Korea experiencing severe Internet outages

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North Korea experiencing severe Internet outages
North Korea experienced sweeping and progressively worse Internet outages extending into Monday, with one computer expert saying the country's online access is "totally down." The ... more

Sony Asks Twitter to Suspend User Over Released Documents

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A lawyer representing Sony Pictures asked Twitter to suspend the account of a user who posted more than 50 internal company documents released by hackers.

The FAA explains how to 'stay off the naughty list' with your new drone

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The FAA explains how to 'stay off the naughty list' with your new drone
The modern holiday scene: snow falling gently outside, a log fire crackling in the corner, a whirling three-foot quadcopter wrapped neatly for the big day. ... more

Add Lakers to list of teams interested in Josh Smith

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Add Lakers to list of teams interested in Josh Smith
Add the Lakers to the list of teams interested in free-agent forward Josh Smith.

Odell Beckham’s Meteoric Rise Offers Tom Coughlin Chance to Mentor

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Odell Beckham’s Meteoric Rise Offers Tom Coughlin Chance to Mentor
Through the good and the bad, the Giants’ coach was trying to teach his star wide receiver to “do things the right way.”

N.F.L. Roundup: With Replacement Injured, Bears Again Turn to Cutler

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N.F.L. Roundup: With Replacement Injured, Bears Again Turn to Cutler
After a week on the bench, Jay Cutler will start Chicago’s final game because his replacement, Jimmy Clausen, sustained a concussion in Sunday’s loss to ... more

The Socceroos Asian Cup squad: the search for another scorer

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The Socceroos Asian Cup squad: the search for another scorer
Robbie Kruse and Nathan Burns carry big hopes as Ange Postecoglou seeks out a non-Cahill source of goalsIn another confirmation of the growing stature of ... more

Kobe Bryant to rest for a game? Lakers ponder the matter

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Kobe Bryant to rest for a game? Lakers ponder the matter
Lakers Coach Byron Scott said Monday he's still mulling whether to rest a weary and struggling Kobe Bryant for Tuesday night's home game against the ... more

Give noncitizens the right to vote? It's been widely done in the U.S.

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Give noncitizens the right to vote? It's been widely done in the U.S.
The contemporary immigrant rights movement has commanded attention through civil disobedience, student walkouts and intensive lobbying. But there's another tactic — increasing immigrant clout by ... more

It's beginning to look a lot like 24 hours of freedom

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It's beginning to look a lot like 24 hours of freedom
I have a long and complicated history with Christmas. Most Jews do. As a kid, I felt the pangs of being shunned by Santa. I ... more

Blame game in N.Y. cop killings shows demonization double standard

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Blame game in N.Y. cop killings shows demonization double standard
Going by objective standards of reason and fairness, Al Sharpton is not to blame for the assassination of two New York City cops over the ... more

Putting a lid on methane from cattle

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Putting a lid on methane from cattle
The $1.1-trillion omnibus spending bill signed by President Obama contains many giveaways to Wall Street, casinos and the coal industry. But the ones that might ... more

Thief steals child's wheelchair; shocked community gets her a new one

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Thief steals child's wheelchair; shocked community gets her a new one
When thieves stole a wheelchair from a 4-year-old girl with Down syndrome, residents in Corona were stunned.

Artist uses DNA from discarded items to make life-like busts of strangers

published Wed, Dec 17 2014 09:11 GMT
Artist uses DNA from discarded items to make life-like busts of strangers
Shayne Jacopian for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As part of a cultural experiment, Chicago-based artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg has created sculptures of strangers using DNA ... more
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Artificial Intelligence Could Help Keep You From Embarrassing Yourself On Facebook

published Wed, Dec 10 2014 01:49 GMT
Artificial Intelligence Could Help Keep You From Embarrassing Yourself On Facebook
Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Good news for those who tend to post drunken selfies: Facebook is reportedly developing an advanced AI ... more
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90-Year-Old Ghost Ship Discovered Off Hawaii

published Sat, Dec 06 2014 04:48 GMT
90-Year-Old Ghost Ship Discovered Off Hawaii
Provided by Marcie Grabowski, University of Hawaii at Manoa Researchers from the University of Hawai'i (UH) and NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries today announced ... more
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UPDATE: Brains Missing From UT Campus - Are They REALLY Missing?

published Wed, Dec 03 2014 06:45 GMT
UPDATE: Brains Missing From UT Campus - Are They REALLY Missing?
redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online UPDATE: December 3, 2014 (12:50 p.m. CST) Sam Machkovech of ArsTechnica reports that last month's photo-heavy ... more
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North Korea's internet links restored: U.S. monitoring company

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - North Korea's internet links have been restored, but it is not clear how stable they are, the U.S.-based internet monitoring company Dyn ... more

Theater to host live reading of "The Interview"

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Sony has scarpped "The Interview" but it will be in at least at one theater in New York City -- onstage, that is

4 Celeb Makeup Artist Dish on Their Favorite Drugstore Beauty Buys

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Zoe Saldana's and Jessica Chastain's beauty peeps share their best-kept (affordable) secrets when hitting up the local drugstore.

New York mayor calls for pause in protests after police killings

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio implored protesters on Monday to wait until after the funerals of two policemen shot dead ... more

Good Samaritan Rescues Elderly Woman Before Metra Train Strikes Vehicle

published about 2 hours ago
Good Samaritan Rescues Elderly Woman Before Metra Train Strikes Vehicle
At 5:17 p.m., the 80-year-old woman driving southbound on Wolf Road turned eastbound onto the railroad tracks, and her vehicle got stuck, according to Western ... more

Tablets, e-reading devices may inhibit sleep

Many of us spend hours in front of the glowing screens of our tablets or e-readers late into the evening hours. But a new study ... more

The food that drags down kids' test scores

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Popular fare may take a toll on the brain as well as the waistline

Teenage Time Killer, all-star band, to release first record

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Teenage Time Killer, all-star band, to release first record
Danielle HaynesNORTHRIDGE, Calif., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Teenage Time Killer, a supergroup band including Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and Slipknot's Corey Taylor, signed a deal ... more

Internet privacy will be mostly gone by 2025, according to experts

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Internet privacy will be mostly gone by 2025, according to experts
Thor BensonWASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- According to a new Pew Research Center report, experts think internet privacy is on its way out.

The best exercise for controlling belly fat

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New research looks at which type of exercise is most effective for keeping that expanding waistline in check