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Major Ukrainian Air Base In Crimea Handed Over To Russia

Major Ukrainian Air Base In Crimea Handed Over To Russia

Russia’s grip on Crimea was further solidified Saturday when its forces took complete control of a Ukrainian Air Force base in the town of Belbek, NPR’s Gregory Warner and Reuters report.

Latest Leak: NSA Burrowed Into Chinese Telecom Giant’s Servers

Latest Leak: NSA Burrowed Into Chinese Telecom Giant’s Servers

The National Security Agency has in recent years “pried its way into the servers” of Huawei, a Chinese telecommunications company that the spy agency has long suspected could work with the Chinese military to steal secrets from American firms and the U.S. government, The New York Times reported Saturday.

Cops Can’t Have Sex With Prostitutes, Hawaiian Lawmakers Say

Cops Can’t Have Sex With Prostitutes, Hawaiian Lawmakers Say

Honolulu’s police department raised objections to the plan to end the exemption, saying that officers need it because in some cases their safety and investigations might be at risk.

Study: The Chicken Didn’t Cross The Pacific To South America

Study: The Chicken Didn’t Cross The Pacific To South America

An analysis of DNA from chicken bones collected in the South Pacific appears to dispel a long-held theory that the ubiquitous bird first arrived in South America aboard an ancient Polynesian seafarer’s ocean-going outrigger.

Gallup: Americans Put The Environment Over Economic Growth Again

Gallup: Americans Put The Environment Over Economic Growth Again

In a new survey released today, Gallup reports that trend has reversed itself, with 50 percent of Americans saying they agree with this statement: “protection of the environment should be given priority even at the risk of curbing economic growth.”

Sub-Hunting Planes Use High-Tech Gear To Search For Flight 370

Sub-Hunting Planes Use High-Tech Gear To Search For Flight 370

Two of the most advanced maritime surveillance aircraft are being pressed into service to search for possible wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

Reds Pitcher Expected To Recover After Line Drive To Face

Reds Pitcher Expected To Recover After Line Drive To Face

All-Star relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman of the Cincinnati Reds is expected to make a full recovery and pitch again despite the injuries he suffered Wednesday night when he was hit square in the face by batted ball.

Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps Sr. Dies

Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps Sr. Dies

The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., whose tiny Westboro Baptist Church has protested outside the funerals of fallen soldiers and celebrities to spread its views about homosexuality and abortion, has died, according to news reports. He was 84.

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Is Safe, FAA Team Concludes

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Is Safe, FAA Team Concludes

A year-long review of the Boeing 787, which experienced problems such as fuel leaks and a battery fire, has concluded that the plane is safe.

Fed Reduces Bond Purchases By Additional $10 Billion

Fed Reduces Bond Purchases By Additional $10 Billion

The Federal Reserve continues to see “progress in the labor market,” so it will continue to wind down its economic stimulus program.