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U.S. Navy to test futuristic, super-fast gun at sea in 2016
The U.S. Navy is planning sea trials for a weapon that can fire a low-cost, 23-pound (10-kg) projectile at seven times the speed of sound using electromagnetic energy, a "Star Wars" technology that will make enemies think twice, the Navy's research chief
Mickey Rooney, Hollywood legend, dead at 93
Actor Mickey Rooney, the pint-sized screen dynamo of the 1930s and 1940s best known for his boy-next-door role in the Andy Hardy movies, died on Sunday at 93, the TMZ celebrity website and Variety reported.
Sick baby rescued by U.S. warship off coast of Mexico
U.S. sailors rescued a family with an ill 1-year-old baby from a sailboat that broke down hundreds of miles off the Mexican coast — boarding them Sunday onto a San Diego-bound Navy ship so the girl could get medical treatment.
Heidi Ferber, Hockey Coach, Sentenced To 12 Months In Jail
KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A Kamloops, B.C., hockey coach who sexually abused a player has been sentenced to 12 months in jail.Heidi Ferber, an assistant hockey coach for a Minor Hockey Association girls' team, pleaded guilty to sexual interference of a person unde
Bananageddon: Deadly fungus decimates global banana crop
Scientists have warned that the world’s banana crop, worth £26 billion and a crucial part of the diet of more than 400 million people, is facing “disaster” from virulent diseases immune to pesticides or other forms of control.
The granny branded a racist by a judge
Jose Hampton, 78, (left) was convicted of racially-aggravated harassment after gipsies accused her of shouting abuse in Chorley, Lancashire. Her conviction, however, was overturned on appeal last week.
Russia raises gas prices for Ukraine by 80 percent
MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - Russia raised the gas price for Ukraine on Thursday for the second time this week, almost doubling it in three days and piling pressure on a neighbor on the brink of bankruptcy
McDonald's suspends work in Crimea
KIEV (Reuters) - McDonald's has suspended work at its restaurants in Crimea for manufacturing reasons, the U.S. fast food chain said on Friday, the second international company to cease operations this week.
Georgia's 'guns everywhere' bill celebrated by pro-gun lobby
A bill that is awaiting the signature of Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has been called the most extreme gun bill in America by its critics and a historic victory by its supporters. It will allow guns in schools, churches, bars and airports, among many other ch
Blood moon eclipse on April 15 is a special event
A rare series of total lunar eclipses begins just after midnight on April 15. Sky watchers are getting ready for an evening of viewing, while some Christians point to what they call a prophecy of Blood Moons.
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