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February 13, 2019

After another human foot washes ashore in Canada, officials ask for help

jamesvancouver/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Human feet have been eerily washing up on shorelines across Canada's westernmost province for over a decade. On Monday, the British Columbia Coroners Service appealed for the public's help in identifying the latest foot, which was discovered inside a light grey Nike sneaker on a rocky beach in West Vancouver in September. The sneaker appeared to be in relatively new condition, and evidence indicates the foot is that of a man younger than 50. But DNA t..
February 13, 2019

DOJ charges former Air Force counterintelligence agent with spying for Iran

Eblis/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The Justice Department announced on Wednesday that it has charged a former U.S. Air Force counterintelligence specialist with spying for Iran and helping that country target her former American colleagues. Monica Witt, 39, who was also a Defense Department contractor after leaving the U.S. government in 2008, sought to "undermine the U.S. and help the government of Iran," U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Jessie Liu said on a call with reporters. Witt had bee..
February 13, 2019

NASA ends mission for Mars rover, Opportunity, after 15 years

LaserLens/iStock(NEW YORK) -- NASA has ended the mission for its Mars rover Opportunity after it spent 15 years roaming the red planet. Opportunity went silent on June 10 after a massive dust storm covered the planet, according to NASA. The rover was declared dead after scientists sent out more than 800 commands asking Opportunity to respond and had not heard back by Wednesday morning, a NASA panel announced in a press conference. The rover, which was initially set to have a three-month lifespan..
February 13, 2019

Iranian photojournalist slams Trump for tweeting her photo

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(TEHRAN, Iran) -- Iranian photojournalist, Yalda Moayeri, denounced President Trump’s use of her photograph in a tweet criticizing Iran's leaders on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution this week. "40 years of corruption," Trump tweeted in English and Farsi. "40 years of repression. 40 years of terror. The regime in Iran has produced only #40YearsofFailure. The long-suffering Iranian people deserve a much brighter future. 40 years of c..