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The 2,100-person Tijuana municipal police force is one of Mexico's largest. It's also the first in the country to employ body cameras for its officers.
Thu, 03/12/2015 - 15:45

Police in Mexico are known more for taking bribes than fighting crime. Tijuana's force is now using body cameras and hopes it will show that the public also plays a big role in corruption.

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved this week powdered version of Palcohol's cosmopolitan, margarita, rum and vodka.
Thu, 03/12/2015 - 15:43

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved Palcohol this week. But Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., says he is introducing legislation to make its production, sale and possession illegal.

In April 1994, Hillary Clinton took questions from reporters for more than an hour as first lady. By that point, she had a reputation for not being particularly transparent and for not spending enough time addressing the national media.
Thu, 03/12/2015 - 15:42

"I've always believed in a zone of privacy," Clinton once said. Her use of a personal email account while secretary of state is just the latest example of trying to defend that zone.

The moon Ganymede (right) orbits the giant planet Jupiter in this artist's rendering. Scientists say a saline ocean lurks under the moon's icy crust.
Thu, 03/12/2015 - 14:46

Scientists announced in a NASA teleconference that the biggest moon in our solar system has a salty ocean hidden below its icy surface.

Toasting or roasting brings nut oils to the surface, and pecans are practically overflowing: 75 percent of the nut is pure oil.
Thu, 03/12/2015 - 14:45

The pecan has become the latest obsession of Southern farmers, chefs and craft breweries. They're giving the buttery nut new opportunities to shine in the form of oil, flour and even beer.

A scene from <em>Star Wars: The Force Awakens — </em>not the movie you're looking for. <em>Rogue One</em>, the first stand-alone film in the Star Wars franchise, will be released Dec. 16, 2016.
Thu, 03/12/2015 - 14:24

It'll be called Rogue One, and it's coming to theaters Dec. 16, 2016. The film stars Felicity Jones, most famous for her Academy Award-nominated performance in The Theory of Everything.

The leatherback sea turtle was prepared for its release back into the Atlantic Thursday.
Thu, 03/12/2015 - 13:37

A rare 475-pound leatherback sea turtle "immediately responded to treatments" of fluids, vitamins and antibiotics after it was rescued in South Carolina on Saturday.

The nose of the Turkish Airlines plane rests on a flatbed tow truck several days after it slid off the tarmac at Kathmandu's international airport.
Thu, 03/12/2015 - 13:08

It took four days, during which time the airport was closed to international traffic. It involved a truck. It did not involve sacrificing a goat. Maybe it should have.

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 12:36

Officials say they've found only debris and human remains in the search of the area where a helicopter crashed in Florida Tuesday night with 11 people aboard.

The Bedouin camp has a black plastic water tank near a school built from mostly mud and tires.
Thu, 03/12/2015 - 12:27

In the 1990s, Israelis and Palestinians made temporary arrangements in the West Bank as they worked toward a peace deal. The talks are now in the deep freeze, but the arrangements are entrenched.

Terry Pratchett at the 2012 South Bank Sky Arts Awards in London.
Thu, 03/12/2015 - 11:35

The Discworld series author had for years struggled with a rare form of early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Pratchett amassed a devoted following over four decades of writing — and dozens of novels.

Feces contain digested food residue and a wide variety of microorganisms, mostly bacteria, that are adapted to life in the intestines. The gases the microbes produce could help doctors and scientists track and understand changes related to health.
Thu, 03/12/2015 - 11:05

As people's health waxes or wanes because of stress or disease, their intestinal ecosystems change, too. It may be possible someday to diagnose disease by analyzing the gas the microbes make.

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 10:44

Two weeks after it voted to approve rules on net neutrality, the Federal Communications Commission releases what Chairman Tom Wheeler calls "a shining example of American democracy at work."

Emelin, 15, spoke at the United Nations this week about her efforts to improve the health and education in her town in Guatemala.
Thu, 03/12/2015 - 10:01

Back in 2012, Emelin asked the mayor to help the girls of her town. He laughed in her face. But she didn't give up. This week, she told the U.N. General Assembly about her efforts.

The Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft is seen as it descends toward Earth, carrying NASA's Barry Wilmore and Russian flight engineers Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova.
Thu, 03/12/2015 - 07:24

An astronaut and two cosmonauts have landed safely back on Earth. While in orbit, they traveled almost 71 million miles, NASA says.


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