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A Spanish judge charged 10 Catholic priests over the alleged sexual abuse of a teenage altar boy, court papers showed Wednesday, in a case in which Pope Francis intervened.
Italian police on Wednesday ordered the arrest of more than 160 alleged members of the 'Ndrangheta mafia in what prosecutors and politicians hailed as a historic setback for the group behind much of Europe's cocaine trade.
French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday called on Turkey to take new steps towards the "truth" behind the mass killings of Armenians a century ago, saying "it is time to break the taboos".
Human rights groups criticized Mexico's government on Wednesday for concluding that 43 students missing since September were killed, saying it was premature because unanswered questions remain in the case.
Vernon Mountcastle, who mapped the functional landscape of the neocortex, has died at the age of 96. His original theory, now commonly accpeted, was seen as of immense controversy back in the 1960s.
Modern humans came ourt of Africa 60,000 to 40,000 years ago, beginning a migration that eventually was to lay the foundation for our modern world. Now scientists in Israel have found a fossil that documents that journey.
NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which is about 147 million miles or 237 million kilometers from dwarf planet Ceres, in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, sent home the sharpest images yet of the body.
Social birds aren't just for Twitter. A recent study on social behavior has revealed a hierarchical structure of dominance and intervention amongst ravens that adds to the ever-growing knowledge of the lives of these peculiar birds.
Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum was absent when Floyd Mayweather talked with Manny Pacquiao during the break of the Miami Heat-Milwaaukee Bucks game at the American Arena in Florida Tuesday and speculations are high that the meeting had the blessing of Arum.
After more than five years of exchanging pleasantries (or trash talk?) with each other, unbeaten boxer Floyd Mayweather and eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao have finally met and talked ringside at the Miami Heat game in Florida Tuesday.
The two boxers who have been ducking one another for some five years were not able to avoid a face-to-face meeting on Tuesday night in Miami. Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao bumped into one another at an NBA game.
The Super Bowl is only a few days away, and that means everyone will crowd around their television sets watching the big game and downing lots of junk food. I can say I'll definitely be one of those people.
Not long after the messaging app SnapChat announced its new platform for publishing, the company announced it will premiere its first ever original series.
For Pyper-Ferguson's role in David Hayter's film 'Wolves,' the seasoned actor ('The Last Ship,' 'Unforgiven') spent torturous hours transforming himself into the wily wolfman of Lupine Ridge and dug deep into his own psyche to unleash the animal within.
Nick Bateman is a triple threat in the industry: actor, model and martial artist. He took some time from his schedule to chat with Digital Journal.
This week’s releases include an old and new war drama; an Oscar-nominated performance alongside a plain-clothed superhero; a captivating story of betrayal and vengeance in two parts; and a silly sequel to an exhausted franchise.
Major science publisher Macmillan Science and Education, the publisher of Nature and Scientific American, is to join forces with Springer Science+Business Media.
For many beer lovers, nothing is more enjoyable on a hot summer's day than reaching into an ice-filled cooler and pulling out a cold one. The "crack" as the can is opened, along with the first icy sip of beer is most satisfying.
Gun manufacturers will have a little bit longer to come up with a perfect design for the U.S. Army's next service pistol, as the Army extends its deadline for solicitation.
Hundreds of new products were unveiled at this year's SHOT Show in Las Vegas last week but there are a few firearms that some enthusiasts are still waiting for.
The previous record was $15.9 billion as set by ExxonMobil in the second quarter of 2012. Apple's figure stands at over $2 billion more than this figure.
Law enforcement officials across America have voiced concerns that a popular police-tracking app that combines GPS location and social media could empower individuals seeking to harm officers.
The roads of the future will be able to manage traffic congestion much better than today's networks, according to an Ofcom report released today.
While Microsoft showed off a number of new technologies and devices that it is preparing to release during the Consumer Electronics Show in early January, what garnered the most buzz looked like an overly large TV.
Mindfulness is in the news a lot these days but what is it and how can it help you to improve your health and well-being?
Ninety-five of the victims from the Thalidomide scandal are alive and residing in Canada. They continue to push for justice and have spoken with Minister Ambrose. The Canadian government may soon agree to fund full support of the Thalidomide survivors.
Part of the body’s immune system called MyD88 is responsible for promoting a healthy colony of good bacteria. The more "good" bacteria, the better the digestive health. A new study has explored this further.
New research suggests that mosquitoes that consume penicillin and streptomycin-laced human blood pick up malaria more easily.
January 26 was opening day for 2015 in Canada's national Parliament and saw protests by peace groups across the country.
Is anyone paying attention to the Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership race? Probably not because we're still hanging our heads in shame for voting for Kathleen Wynne's Liberals. But we should start honing in on this race.
Alexis Tsipras, leader of the left-wing Syriza coalition, is about to become prime minister of Greece. He will be the first European leader elected on an explicit promise to challenge the austerity policies that have prevailed since 2010.
Good news, paycheck watchers — you can be sure that at least two of America’s 312 million people will be well represented in 2016. The geriatric answer to the Olsen Twins, the Koch Brothers, will spend just under $1 billion in the 2016 elections.
Loggerhead sea turtles use the Earth’s magnetic fields to find their way home, according to a new study. This navigational feat is achieved over great distances and across choppy waters.
There was a time, not too long ago, when the U.S. Post Office took great pride in delivering the mail to every American, six days a week without fail.
Energy companies have long sought the opening of the Atlantic Coast for offshore oil and gas drilling, and the Obama administration gave them approval today. The proposed 2017-2022 offshore plan is the second time Obama has recommended this move.
New York authorities on Tuesday vigorously defended a decision to shut down America's biggest city for a winter storm that skirted the Big Apple, dumping the worst snow on Long Island and New England.
Mindfulness is in the news a lot these days but what is it and how can it help you to improve your health and well-being?
Billed as 'the new St Tropez' in summer, life on the island of Hvar is very different when the tourists have departed. An overview of life in winter on a Dalmatian island.
A new report predicts that by 2020 a total of 18 states in America will have legalized recreational marijuana. Currently possession of pot is legal in just four U.S. states - pending in others - while medical marijuana is legal in 23 states.
A springville, Utah family of five were found dead in their home on September 27, 2014. Today, the Utah State Medical Examiner's office ruled the family had died from poisoning, probably because the parent's were fearful of a "pending apocalypse."
Stock markets around the world saw prices dropping heavily as the price of oil fell below $50 per barrel and worries about the economy of Greece, in particular, and Europe, as a whole, sent investors scrambling for an exit.
The University of California (UC) system is the most visible example of school officials pushing for a tuition hike, and one of the most controversial.
The Credit Counseling Society of Canada, a non-profit group that provides free advice to Canadians on debt issues, released last week tips on debt and Christmas. It's not Christmas that causes pain, the society notes, but the month that follows it.
Equifax Canada published rather grim news for Canadians regarding their situation vis-a-vis debt. Collectively the amount of debt that Canadians have has reached $1.5 trillion. And with the Christmas season upon us it isn't going to drop anytime soon.
The latest addition to KFC's menu is the Double Down Dog, a hot dog covered in cheese sauce and wrapped in a piece of ... you guessed it. Fried chicken.
Everyone enjoys pizza, right? As you tuck in to a slice, have you ever wondered what is happening in order make the slice so tasty? A new video explores the chemistry behind the cheese, tomato and dough.
The owners and staff of Neraki Greek Mediterranean Grill have a major reason to be proud. It was named "Best Greek Restaurant" on Long Island for the second consecutive year.
After more than a year of development, Nabisco has finally announced that long-rumoured Red Velvet Oreos will be hitting store shelves in February.
Billed as 'the new St Tropez' in summer, life on the island of Hvar is very different when the tourists have departed. An overview of life in winter on a Dalmatian island.
Delta Flight 1156 from Portland OR to Atlanta GA and Southwest Airlines Flight 2492 from Milwaukee WI to Atlanta were escorted by NORAD jets to Atlanta after a user named Zortic sent bomb threats to these airlines via Twitter.
Indonesia has temporarily suspended efforts to raise the main fuselage of AirAsia Flight 8501 from the floor of the Java Sea because of bad weather, but the difficult and emotionally draining work is expected to resume today.
Despite the fact that firearms are not allowed in carry-on luggage, a new report from the Transportation Security Administration shows the number of attempts continues to increase.
BMW has updated the design, engineering and even price of the 1-series hatchback to improve market appeal. The revamped three-door and five-door models were introduced at the 2015 North American Auto Show in Detroit.
Free transit passes will be offered to senior and disabled San Francisco residents starting in March, city officials decided Tuesday.
According to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) car sales in the European Union rose in 2014. Sales have been up for the first time in six years.
Late last week, an Uber driver crashed into a police car, and then the driver got caught with weed in the glove compartment.
For rare book collectors, print is not dead. In fact, it is growing as this year's California International Antiquarian Book Fair will be held at Oakland Marriott City Center from February 6 to 8. Coordinators like Michael Hackenberg are thrilled.
A pop-up online auction firm has traded million dollar art works, selling paintings purported to be created by high-profile Aboriginal artists even after receiving notification that they were probably forgeries.
“When I add up the balance sheet of my life,” says Juliana (Tamsin Kelsey), a seemingly confident neurologist, in “The Other Place”, “the numbers say I'm happy.” But things are never as they look in this fresh depiction of mental illness.
A new so-called “Wonder Piano” has been unveiled by its inventor in Budapest, Hungary and is claimed to be the next step in piano design, using carbon composite technology instead of wood for its soundboard.
France is hoping to make internet companies such as Google and Facebook accountable for social media posts promoting terrorism, Bloomberg reports.
There's mutiny brewing at The Pirate Bay. The notorious piracy site was shut down by police after a raid in Sweden in December 2014, and all signs now point to a relaunch next month.
Taylor Swift appears to the be the latest victim of the infamous Lizard Squad hacking group. Her Twitter and Instagram accounts were compromised early Tuesday afternoon.
If former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) officially enters the 2016 White House race, he probably won't be able to use the website JebBushForPresident.com.