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This photograph provided by Osnabrück police shows one of the ecstasy pills they seized over Saturday evening. In all, the heap of pills shaped like Donald Trump's head had an estimated street value of nearly $46,000.
Tue, 08/22/2017 - 14:29

When officers stopped a vehicle Saturday night, they didn't quite expect to find heaps of drugs hidden inside. They expected still less to find the ecstasy pills stamped with a familiar face.

The new pound coin inspired the funniest joke of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, this year.
Tue, 08/22/2017 - 14:12

Every year, a panel of British citizens determines the funniest one-liner of the festival. This year, Ken Cheng took home the prize, with a quip about a coin. A burn of President Trump placed second.

Activists hold signs during a protest against "triple talaq," the practice of instant divorce by Muslim men, in New Delhi on May 10. The country's Supreme Court has overruled the law permitting triple talaq.
Tue, 08/22/2017 - 13:47

The decision is a victory for women's rights advocates. Most Muslim countries have already reformed or banned "triple talaq," which allows husbands (and only husbands) to end marriages in moments.

A Fuxing bullet train, China's latest high-speed train, arrives at a train station in northern China's Tianjin municipality.
Tue, 08/22/2017 - 13:30

Six years after China slowed down its fastest trains in the wake of a deadly crash, a next generation of super-fast trains are set to cut commute times between major cities.

A priest blesses a boy during Holy Communion. Earlier this year, the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference approved guidelines for priests who father children. In the guidelines, which were recently published online, the Irish bishops advised any priest who is also a father to "face up to his responsibilities — personal, legal, moral and financial."
Tue, 08/22/2017 - 13:09

"If, contrary to this obligation [to celibacy], a priest fathers a child, the wellbeing of his child should be his first consideration," the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference said in its guidelines.

About 50 percent of patients don't take their medicine as prescribed, research shows. And those mistakes are thought to result in at least 100,000 preventable deaths each year.
Tue, 08/22/2017 - 12:29

Lots of people forget to take their medicine on time. Now firms are selling "smart" pill bottles that send patients reminders through the Internet. But maybe the real problem isn't forgetfulness.

Hospital emergency departments are tasked with saving the lives of people who overdose on opioids. Clinicians and researchers hope that more can be done during the hospital encounter to connect people with treatment.
Tue, 08/22/2017 - 12:01

Researchers say hospitals are missing an opportunity to help people with opioid addiction get into treatment by not doing enough when they show up in emergency rooms after an overdose.

Ted Kaczynski is flanked by federal agents as he is led from the federal courthouse in Helena, Mont., on April 4, 1996. Kaczynski is now serving a life sentence in prison for the bombings.
Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:18

James R. Fitzgerald says Ted Kaczynski's writings helped cracked the case that confounded the FBI for more than 17 years. Manhunt: Unabomber, a TV series on the Discovery Channel, retells the story.

A U.S. Border Patrol vehicle drives along the U.S.-Mexico border fence near Yuma, Ariz., as seen from the outskirts of San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico, in 2010. President Trump will visit the area on Tuesday.
Tue, 08/22/2017 - 10:59

President Trump will visit a Customs and Border Protection facility and make the case that Congress should fund the border wall he promised during the campaign.

Police tape blocks off a train track at the 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby, Pa., after a train crash early Tuesday.
Tue, 08/22/2017 - 10:17

A commuter train smashed into an unoccupied train car at the 69th Street Terminal station, 10 miles west of the city. Officials say none of the injuries were life-threatening.

A Border Patrol vehicle patrols a section of the U.S.-Mexico border fence near Yuma, Ariz.
Tue, 08/22/2017 - 09:53

One year ago, then-candidate Trump laid out a 10-point plan to fight illegal immigration, including building a wall and suspending visas for some travelers. Here's a look at what he has done so far.

Mark Holohan, solar division manager at Wilson Electric, stands in his company's warehouse outside Phoenix, Ariz. Solar installers say a proposed tariff could sink their business model, while several solar manufacturers say they need shelter from an oversupply of cheap panels made overseas.
Tue, 08/22/2017 - 07:21

Testing President Trump's promise to get tough on trade, two U.S. solar panel manufacturers are seeking to impose a tariff on panels made overseas. But many in the industry warn it could cost jobs.

President Trump has had harsh words for Sen. Jeff Flake and recently praised Flake's primary challenger ahead of Trump's visit to Phoenix.
Tue, 08/22/2017 - 07:20

A recent presidential tweet called Flake "WEAK" and "toxic." Flake says Trump and his supporters "have given in to the politics of anger."

President Trump speaking at Phoenix's Convention Center in October 2016.
Tue, 08/22/2017 - 07:19

The president will hold a rally downtown Tuesday night after visiting a Marine Corps base in Yuma, Ariz., along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Damage to the port side is visible as the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain steers toward Changi naval base in Singapore following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC on Monday.
Tue, 08/22/2017 - 06:44

Adm. Scott H. Swift, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, says remains have been found in damaged areas of the destroyer that collided with a merchant tanker in waters off Singapore.


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