Google Bans China's Website Certificate Authority After Security Breach  

Tech Crunch By : Catherine Shu

Google has announced that its web browser Chrome and other products will no longer recognize security certificates issued by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), the government agency that oversees China’s domain name registry.

This is significant because CNNIC administers security certificates for the .cn country code, as well as Chinese-language domain names, which are open to businesses registered within China. - Referenced Article

Ferguson Shooting: Chief Says Cops Lucky to Live After Ambush  

NBC News By : Staff Reporting

One of the two police officers shot overnight in Ferguson, Missouri, has a bullet lodged in his head, and both are lucky to have survived, a police official said on Thursday.

"We could have buried two police officers next week over this," Chief Jon Belmar of the St. Louis County police told reporters. - Referenced Article

Impossible images: The man who makes magic and madness from Photoshop  

CNN By : Staff Reporting

Argentinian designer, art director, and artist Martin de Pasquale creates surreal images that will beguile your brain. On the 25th birthday of Photoshop, we talk to de Pasquale and take a look at some of his greatest creations. - Full Gallery

Police: Thieves strapped fake bombs to victims in Connecticut bank bomb scare  

CBS News By : Staff Reporting

A manhunt is underway for the suspects in a brazen, but failed credit union heist. Officers say the offenders strapped a fake bomb to a credit union executive and demanded he empty his own vault. Vinita Nair reports from New Britain, Connecticut.

Israel hails U.S. jury verdict blaming PLO, Palestinian Authority for attacks  

Washington Post By : William Booth and Daniela Deane

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed a controversial U.S. federal court decision that found the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian authority liable for backing six terror attacks committed more than a decade ago that left a number of American citizens dead or wounded.

Netanyahu’s office released a statement late Monday after the decision, saying Israel expected the wider international community “to continue to punish those who support terrorism just as the US federal court has done and to back the countries that are fighting terrorism.” - Referenced Article

Activists report dozens of Assyrian Christans kidnapped by ISIS  

Fox News By : Staff Reporting

Two Syrian activist groups said Tuesday that ISIS terrorists have abducted at least 70 Assyrian Christians after overrunning a number of small villages in the northeast of that country.

The extremist fighters swept through the Assyrian villages nestled along the banks of Khabur River near the town of Tal Tamr in Hassakeh province around dawn on Monday. - Referenced Article

Quartavious Davis, First-Time Offender With 162-Year Prison Term, Gets Appeal  


After he was convicted for his role in a string of armed robberies, Quartavious Davis paid dearly: A federal judge in Florida sentenced him to almost 162 years in prison.

Davis was 18 and 19 when the crimes took place in 2010, and had no prior arrests.

The sentencing was the last time his mother, Darlene Bell, laid eyes on her son. The judge's punishment still stings her. "It was tough to hear as his mother. I felt betrayed by the system," she said. "I wanted to die. My son wanted to die." - Referenced Article

Black German woman recounts shock upon learning grandfather was notorious Nazi Amon Goeth, depicted in Schindler's List  


Coming to terms with the shocking realization that a sadistic Nazi was your grandfather would be hard for anyone — but it's even more so when you're a black, Hebrew-speaking German.

That's the reality captured in Jennifer Teege's memoir, "My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family's Nazi Past," after learning that Plaszów concentration camp commander Amon Goeth was her blood. - Referenced Article

New Report Documents 4,000 Lynchings in Jim Crow South  

Time By : Victor Luckerson

A new report has tallied almost 4,000 lynchings of black people in the South during the Jim Crow era, about 700 more than were part of previous tallies of Southern lynchings.

The report by the Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit that provides legal counsel to the poor, calculates that there were 3,959 lynchings in the South from the end of the Reconstruction era in 1877 to 1950. - Referenced Article

U.K. moves toward making babies from DNA of 3 people  

USA Today By : Trevor Grundy

Members of Parliament voted Tuesday to allow the creation of human embryos from the DNA of three people to try to eradicate a type of genetic disease that has caused the deaths of thousands of babies.

If the measure also passes Britain's upper chamber, the House of Lords, England would become the first country to legalize the procedure.

"This is world-leading science within a highly respected regulatory regime and for the many families affected, this is light at the end of a very dark tunnel," said Health Minister Jane Ellison. - Referenced Article

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