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    ‘Nightmare’ drug-resistant bacteria CRE found in U.S. woman

    The United States’ first known case of a superbug that cannot be killed by any existing antibiotic was announced Thursday by the U.S. Department of Defense. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden announced the case at the National Press Club in Washington. A 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman developed (PDF) a carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, infection. It’s a rare infection but one that Frieden labeled “a nightmare bacteria.” It’s resistant to every known antibiotic, even Colistin, which doctors […]

  • Alix Idrache gets emotional during graduation events at the United State Military Academy.

    Emotional photo reveals Haitian West Point grad’s American dream

    WEST POINT, N.Y. — If you need proof that triumph can have many faces, look no further than this stunning photo of recent West Point graduate Alix Idrache. Idrache graduated and became a second lieutenant along with more than 950 of his classmates Monday. Amidst the pomp and circumstance, an Army Staff Sergeant photographer caught him during an emotional moment. While making it through the U.S. Military Academy is certainly accomplishment enough, Idrache left a beautiful message on the school’s […]

  • Waves along the beach at Ocracoke Island. (WGHP file photo)

    North Carolina beach makes top-10 list of best in the U.S.

    A North Carolina beach ranked high on a top-10 list of the best beaches in the United States.

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    Google’s plan to kill passwords

    Google is moving along quickly with its plans to kill off the traditional password. Dan Kaufman, the director of Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects team, recently announced that the company was working with “several very large financial institutions” to test out new password-replacement technology. The technology, called “Trust API,” uses multiple sensors in your smartphone to determine whether it’s you — or someone else — who is trying to log in. Various devices operating on the Google Android operating system […]

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City of Boston Archaeology Program

While digging on a lot of land planned for a 40,000 square-foot building construction crews found the remains off a 50-foot wooden ship from the mid- to late 1800s.

    Shipwreck found at Boston work site

    BOSTON — It was a typical day at work for construction crews in Boston. They were digging on a lot of land planned for a 400,000-square-foot office building, but little did they know they were about to unearth a historic find: the remains off a 50-foot wooden ship from the mid- to late 1800s. “This is the first shipwreck that I know of in Boston discovered in filled land,” city archaeologist Joe Bagley told CNN affiliate WBZ. “This is the […]

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    Woman caught trying to smuggle meth-filled burritos across the border

    TUCSON, Ariz. — There’s no end to the industriousness of drug smugglers. They’ve tried to smuggle in pot in fake carrots. They’ve tried a drone to drop heroin into a prison yard. This week, border agents in Tucson, Arizona, said they busted a woman trying to sneak in a pound of meth disguised as burritos. The operative word here is “disguised.” Because clearly the smuggler didn’t put much thought into it. No fixings to blanket it in. Not even an […]

  • There are only 100 "Inverted Jenny" stamps in existence. So when one goes on sale, it's a big deal. The stamps are known for the printing error that created them. On the stamps is an image of the first plane used for airmail: The Curtiss Jenny. It's an image that's on thousands of stamps printed at the time. But on the Inverted Jennys, the image was accidentally -- you guessed it -- printed upside down.

    Rare ‘Inverted Jenny’ stamp could sell for $1.6 million

    There are only 100 “Inverted Jenny” stamps in existence. So when one goes on sale, it’s a big deal. The stamps are known for the printing error that created them. On the stamps is an image of the first plane used for airmail: The Curtiss Jenny. It’s an image that’s on thousands of stamps printed at the time. But on the Inverted Jennys, the image was accidentally — you guessed it — printed upside down. “The Inverted Jenny is the […]

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    Donald Trump admits using aliases to Jimmy Kimmel, denies acting as publicist

    Donald Trump admitted Wednesday that he used aliases for business deals but denied that a recently-surfaced audio recording of him pretending to be his own publicist was really his own voice. “You know, over the years I’ve used aliases. And when I’m in real estate and especially when I was out in Brooklyn with my father and I’d want to buy something,” Trump said on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” “I would never want to use my name because you had […]

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    The U.S. is still using floppy disks to run its nuclear program

    Want to launch a nuclear missile? You’ll need a floppy disk. That’s according to a new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), which found that the Pentagon was still using 1970s-era computing systems that require “eight-inch floppy disks.” Such disks were already becoming obsolete by the end of that decade, being edged out by smaller, non-floppy 3.5 to 5.25-inch disks, before being almost completely replaced by the CD in the late 90s. Except in Washington that is. The […]

  • A man has been killed in a shooting at a New York City concert venue where rapper T.I. was scheduled to perform Wednesday night, according to law enforcement officials.

    Multiple people shot, one killed in shooting at rapper T.I.’s concert

    A man has been killed in a shooting at a New York City concert venue where rapper T.I. was scheduled to perform Wednesday night, according to law enforcement officials. The incident occurred backstage at about 10:15 p.m. in the third floor green room area of the Irving Plaza music venue, New York City Chief of Manhattan Detectives William Aubry said. T.I. was in the building, but two other people were performing at the time of the shooting, he said. Video […]

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    More tornadoes could touch down Thursday in central U.S.

    Tornadoes have been touching down in the Plains states since Monday. And there could be even more come Thursday. The day’s conditions provide “the perfect scenario for a severe weather setup across the central U.S.,” according to CNN Meteorologist Derek Van Dam. Kansas City, Missouri; Omaha, Nebraska; and Oklahoma City could all see large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes, Van Dam said. There is the potential for severe thunderstorms in the afternoon. The National Weather Service has already reported […]

  • Maria Strydom dies climbing Everest (Monash University)

    ‘A life wasted’: Mother of Mount Everest victim wants answers

    BRISBANE, Australia — From half a world away, Maritha Strydom was following her daughter’s progress on Mount Everest last week through a series of satellite “pings” from the climber’s phone. Then the pings stopped. And soon after Strydom got the news every parent dreads — not through a phone call, she says, but by reading a news article online. Her daughter, Maria Strydom, had died of altitude sickness in the arms of her husband, Robert Gropel, Saturday as the couple attempted […]

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