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Cellectis goes public in multi-million dollar share deal

Paris - The biotech start-up company Cellectis has gone public for a massive $228 million. This is nearly double the value the company filed for in February 2015. adds genetics service

Want to know who you are related to? A genealogy company is now advertising a DNA test that can reportedly connect users to their ancestors going back to the 1700s.

Obama says 'no greater threat to planet than climate change'

Washington - US President Barack Obama said Saturday that climate change poses the world's biggest single threat.

Man sees Amber Alert, realizes he's babysitting abducted child

Renton - A couple in Washington accidentally wound up as part of a kidnapping investigation this week after they found out that the toddler they were babysitting had been kidnapped and was the subject of an Amber Alert asking for his safe return.

Texas vet shoots cat in head with arrow, posts photo, gets fired

A veterinarian in Texas has been fired after posting a disturbing photo of herself holding a dead cat with an arrow through its head. She boasted about shooting the cat and joked she was the 'Vet of the Year' for doing so.

L.A. King's Jarret Stoll arrested on suspicion of drug possession

Jarret Stoll, a forward with the Stanley Cup champion L.A. Kings, has been arrested on suspicion of drug possession in Las Vegas. The team issued a brief statement on the situation late tonight.

In U.S., Armenian youths marked by WWI mass killings

Los Angeles - Edward Papikian, a high school student at the Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School in Los Angeles, says he thinks every day about his forefathers who were slain by Ottoman forces in 1915.

UN warns of Burundi election violence

New York - The UN Security Council warned that upcoming elections in Burundi could turn violent and vowed to take action against those who are fomenting unrest.

U.S. Catholic Church shells out $150 mln over pedophilia

Washington - The Catholic Church in the U.S. forked out $120 million to victims of sexual abuse at the hands of clergy and $30 million on pedophile prevention programs over 12 months, according to an annual report.

U.S. condemns 'brutal' FARC attack in Colombia

Washington - The United States branded a FARC attack that killed 11 Colombian soldiers "brutal" and accused the Marxist guerrillas of violating their unilateral ceasefire.

Improved crime scene forensics with fungal DNA

New York - Scientists have come up with a computer model that indicates where a dust sample came from within the U.S. This is based on the DNA of fungi found in the sample.

Op-Ed: Governor to sue President Obama over forced Medicaid expansion

The Sunshine State has a dark cloud hovering over its health care system. The Governor claims that Florida is the victim of political blackmail in order to force Medicaid expansion.

Canadian research team cracks secret to knuckle-popping sound

Researchers at the University of Alberta have discovered the secret behind the “pop” sound knuckles make when they’re cracked. So, why does it make that sound? MRI video helps to determine what triggers the noise.

Manny Pacquiao media day: I have 'killer instinct' for Mayweather

Unlike Floyd Mayweather on his media day this week, Manny Pacquiao was on time to meet the press on Wednesday in Los Angeles. Pacquiao, 36, said he has his "killer instinct" intact and is ready to beat down the 38-year-old Mayweather.

Wal-Mart suddenly closes 5 stores, lays off thousands of workers

Wal-Mart suddenly closed five stores in four states on Monday for alleged plumbing problems. The closures could last up to six months and affect roughly 2,200 workers in Texas, California, Oklahoma, and Florida, CNN Money reports.

Medical marijuana heads south

A little less than half of U.S. states have passed legislation permitting the use of medical marijuana. California's law is nearly a decade old, and Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Maine followed suit shortly.

Ebola-hit countries call for $8 bn for 'Marshall Plan'

Washington - The three West African countries hit hardest by the Ebola epidemic called for an $8 billion "Marshall Plan" on Friday to help rebuild their economies and boost prevention efforts.

Obama to host Gulf leaders in May

Washington - US President Barack Obama will welcome the six leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council kingdoms in mid-May for talks on Iran's nuclear program and the conflicts in Yemen, Iraq and Syria.

Five dead in Arizona home after 'family dispute' shooting

Washington - Five adults were found dead inside an Arizona home after a shooting in a suspected dispute about the family's business, local media reported.

Detroit hit man confesses to murders that teen was jailed for

Detroit - Vincent "Vito" Smothers is a hit man serving 52 years in prison for killing eight people, including the wife of a police officer, but in an extremely detailed affidavit he says he is guilty of four more murders that another man has been convicted of.
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