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Chicago police use algorithm to combat gun violence

Washington - The Chicago police department is using a unique algorithm in its battle against armed violence, to figure out who is most likely to be involved in a shooting, either as a victim or perpetrator.

23 London Olympic athletes test positive after reanalyzing: IOC

The International Olympic Organizing Committee (IOC) has reanalyzed blood samples from the 2012 London Olympics and found 23 athletes were guilty of using banned substances.

Expect more storms this Atlantic hurricane season: U.S. scientists

Miami - More storms are expected during the coming Atlantic hurricane season which should be "near-normal," after three years of unusually low storm activity, US government scientists said Friday.

Russian artist Pavlensky gives prize money to anti-police guerrillas

Moscow - Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky, who is on trial for torching the door of the security service headquarters, said Friday he would give his prize money from a prestigious award to a group of vigilantes serving life sentences.

At 96, Dr. Heimlich performs the Heimlich maneuver on 87-year-old

Cincinnati - Dr. Henry Heimlich, who first described the Heimlich Maneuver in June of 1974, was said to have used the procedure for the first time on a resident of the nursing home where he stays.

Greek archaeologist claims to have found Aristotle's tomb

Greek media reported on Thursday that the tomb of Aristotle has been found in the ancient city of Stagira. The discovery is the culmination of 20 years of digging in Aristotle's birthplace in northern Greece.

Argentine president proposes amnesty for tax dodgers

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Mauricio Macri, who has been swept up in the Panama Papers controversy over offshore assets, announced plans Friday to grant amnesty to those who repatriate undeclared funds from overseas.

Lenovo is not happy with its purchase of Motorola from Google

Lenovo is the latest company to struggle with its purchase of Motorola. Lenovo is not the first tech giant to face challenges with Motorola, a pioneering U.S. tech company that has struggled to adapt to the changing market.

Two of three suspects arrested in slayings of Marin County teens

Novato - Two teenage suspects being sought in a deadly attack in normally bucolic western Marin County were arrested Thursday and charged with killing two high school students and seriously injuring a third.

U.S. strikes kill Fallujah's IS commander, dozens more fighters: Coalition

Washington - US-led coalition air and artillery strikes have killed 70 Islamic State fighters in Fallujah, including the jihadists' leader in the Iraqi city, a military spokesman said Friday.

Spanish court reopens probe into deadly train accident

Madrid - A Spanish court said Friday that an investigation into one of Spain's worst rail disasters, in which 80 people died in 2013, would be reopened to determine if state rail firm Adif was partly responsible.

Haitian, African migrants reach Mexico seeking access to U.S.

Tijuana - Hundreds of migrants from Haiti and Africa have streamed in recent days into the Mexican border city of Tijuana, hoping to apply for political asylum in the neighboring United States.

U.S. commandos ordered to remove 'inappropriate' YPG patches

Washington - US special operations forces photographed in Syria wearing the insignia of Kurdish troops considered terrorists by Turkey have been ordered to remove the patches, a military spokesman said Friday.

German FM floats possible 'step by step' easing of Russia sanctions

Tallinn - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Friday floated the possibility of a "step by step" reduction of EU sanctions against Russia if there is headway on ending the conflict in Ukraine.

Macedonian president revokes pardons for politicians

Skopje - Macedonia's president on Friday revoked the pardons he had granted to 22 politicians implicated in a wiretapping scandal, after the move sparked outrage inside and outside the troubled Balkan country.

French aviation body tells airlines to fuel abroad amid strikes

Paris - France's civil aviation body wants airlines to fuel up abroad during the current protests at refineries and depots to ensure two complete flights, an Air France spokesman told AFP Friday.

Want to avoid food poisoning this summer? Try this FoodKeeper App

With the Memorial Day weekend set to begin at the end of the workday, Americans are already deep into their plans for picnics and cookouts as part of the holiday activities. The USDA reminds all of us that food safety does not take a vacation.

Dozens missing in new shipwreck off Libya: Rescuers

Rome - Dozens of migrants were missing Friday after an overloaded fishing boat sank off the coast of Libya, the third major tragedy in the Mediterranean in as many days, Italian rescuers said.

Russia to extend Western food ban to 2018: PM

Moscow - Russia plans to extend its embargo on Western food products by a year and a half, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Friday, as the European Union prepares to debate renewing sanctions against Moscow.

Germany to take on bigger military role

Berlin - Germany plans to take on a bigger military role in ensuring global security, shedding decades of reticence after World War II, according to a draft government position paper seen Friday.
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