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REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Can the web predict the future?

Ever since two men first laid a bet on two flies climbing up a cave wall, gambling has struck at the core of the human condition: the future is uncertain.

And while games of chance like dice and cards have been with us for centuries, bar room wagers o...

Dearborn Mich firebomber

WDIV, Police handout

Suburban Detroit family home firebombed

Linda Bazzi awoke in the middle of the night and found her two-story home unusually warm.

Her husband investigated and found no ordinary fire downstairs.

Their suburban Detroit house was firebombed about 1 a.m. Wednesday. Their outdoor surveillance cam...

Sayre OK missing people

KFOR

Cold cases solved: Oklahoma remains ID'd

A decades-old mystery that captivated Oklahoma has been solved after officials confirmed the identities of two groups of people -- some of them teens -- who went missing in 1969 and 1970.

The first crack in the cold cases came when police in the tiny ...

Zale Thompson, NYPD hatchet

Oxnard Police Department

Police: Hatchet attack an act of terror

A broad-daylight hatchet assault on a group of New York police officers -- leaving one critically injured with a head wound -- was carried out by a self-radicalized convert to Islam in what officials Friday termed a terrorist attack.

Officer Kenneth ...

Nigeria Borno state Boko Haram

Despite Boko Haram ceasefire, kidnappings continue

Despite government claims of a ceasefire that will supposedly lead to the release of more than 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram, members of the Islamist terror group have abducted at least 60 young women and girls from Christian villages in northeast...

Missing Mexican students

REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Mexican governor steps aside after kidnappings

The legislature of Mexico's Guerrero state must now find a replacement after the governor effectively stepped down, yielding to a growing political crisis over a mass kidnapping.

After weeks of calls for his resignation, Gov. Angel Aguirre on Thursday...

Two girls after Washington school shooting

REUTERS/Jason Redmond

Deadly shooting shatters quiet at Washington school

Jordan Luton was finishing his lunch in the cafeteria at Washington state's Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Friday when he heard it -- a loud bang.

Then there was another. And another. And another. And another.

What he saw was freshman Jaylen Fryb...

Craig Spencer

NYC's first Ebola patient: Where he's been

A doctor who recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for Ebola -- the first case of the deadly virus in New York City and the fourth diagnosed in the United States.

Here is a timeline of Craig Spencer's movements since he got back from the ...

North Korea military parade, April 15, 2012

Tim Schwarz/CNN

U.N. investigator: North Korea abuses rights

The United Nations chairman investigating human rights in North Korea said the leaders in the country, including Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, must be held accountable for crimes against humanity and urged the Security Council to bring perpetrators to ...

Sweden sub search

TV4

Sweden calls off search for mysterious sub

Sweden's military feels certain there was an intruder, but it has called off the search for a mystery vessel in waters near Stockholm.

"At least one" foreign vessel was there, Swedish Rear Adm. Anders Grenstad said Friday. "It may have been a small ve...

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