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Concordia towed to final port

Concordia towed to final port

The Costa Concordia has arrived in the Italian city of Genoa, where it will be dismantled. The cruise ship ran aground in 2012, killing 32 people. Still unaccounted for is Russel Rebello, a ship waiter.
Husband sends wife 'no sex' list

Husband sends wife 'no sex' list

A wife took to Reddit after getting an e-mail from her husband with a spreadsheet tracking his attempts to get intimate.
10-month-old girl dies in hot car

10-month-old girl dies in hot car

The death of a 10-month-old girl left in a hot car in Wichita, Kanas -- the latest in a string of hot-car child deaths in the United States -- triggered the quick arrest of the girl's foster father and on Friday prompted state officials to launch home inspections of adoptive and foster families.
Freaky sod makes huge waterbed

Freaky sod makes huge waterbed

After heavy rainfall hit northern Alabama, some residents noticed their lawns turned into "floating" grass.
Teen gets 232 'teeth' removed

Teen gets 232 'teeth' removed

A teenager in India, who had more than 200 "teeth" growing in his mouth due to a benign dental tumor, has had them removed.
Teen invents hot car alarm device

Teen invents hot car alarm device

A New Mexico teen invented an alarm to alert people if they leave their children in hot cars. CNN affiliate KOAT reports.

FoxNews

United Nations calls for 'immediate...

United Nations calls for 'immediate and unconditional' Gaza cease-fire

IN A RARE emergency meeting, the United Nations Security Council calls on both sides of the Gaza conflict to stop fighting as Muslims celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
  • Israel, Hamas launch new attacks despite truce efforts | Netanyahu vows Israel will do 'whatever is necessary'
  • Obama tells Netanyahu US worried about mounting deaths | VIDEO: What are the keys to a lasting cease-fire?
  • EXCLUSIVE: UN studies formal Palestinian plea for a protectorate
  • BLACK MARKET BOUND? Report says t...

    BLACK MARKET BOUND? Report says thousands of Afghan army guns missing

    'NOBODY IS HELPING' NC mayor walk...
    MAINE MYSTERY Family of five foun...

    MAINE MYSTERY Family of five found shot to death in apartment

    MH17 INVESTIGATION Ukraine mounts o...
    Chairmen of House, Senate Veterans ...

    Chairmen of House, Senate Veterans Affairs committees reach tentative deal on VA reform bill

    MSNBC

    Putin pours billions into Russia's ...

    Putin pours billions into Russia's World Cup

    Slowdown at Texas border?

    Slowdown at Texas border?

    Video: Disabled Gazans killed

    Video: Disabled Gazans killed

    Alzheimer's sign is in your eyes

    Alzheimer's sign is in your eyes

    Israel to northern Gazans: Flee

    Israel to northern Gazans: Flee

    Video: Modern Amelia Earhart

    Video: Modern Amelia Earhart

    USA TODAY

    Wildfire in California's Sierra Nev...

    Wildfire in California's Sierra Nevadas burns 13 homes

    A wildfire burning in the foothills of Northern California's Sierra Nevada mountains destroyed 13 homes and 38 other structures, California authorities said late Sunday.
          
     
     
    Northern California widlfire destro...

    Northern California widlfire destroys 13 homes

    A wildfire burning in the foothills of Northern California's Sierra Nevada mountain range has destroyed at least 13 homes. Firefighters have been working to battle the Sand fire, and a spokesperson says they now have it 50% contained.
          
     
     
    Family of five found shot to death ...

    Family of five found shot to death in home

    The city of Saco, Maine has been rocked by news that a family of five, including three children, was found shot to death in their home. Police say they haven't ruled out the possibility of a murder-suicide.
          
     
     
    Family of five found shot to death

    Family of five found shot to death

    Police say father, mother, three children found dead inside Saco, Maine, apartment.
          
     
     
    Raw: Airstrike shatters fragile cal...

    Raw: Airstrike shatters fragile calm in Gaza

    The Israeli military says it has carried out three airstrikes on Gaza, targeting Hamas rocket launchers and infrastructure in the strip. (July 28)
          
     
     
    Maine police investigate deaths of ...

    Maine police investigate deaths of family of 5

    Police are investigating the shooting deaths of a family of five in Maine. Three children ranging from ages 4 to 12 were among the victims. (July 28)
          
     
     

    Washington Post

    U.N. calls for immediate cease-fire...

    U.N. calls for immediate cease-fire in Gaza as lull in fighting prevails

    GAZA CITY ? International efforts to end the devastating three-week-old Gaza war intensified Monday with the U.N. Security Council calling for an ?immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire? in the conflict that has already claimed the lives of more than 1,035 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers.

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    New fighting breaks out in Gaza des...

    New fighting breaks out in Gaza despite Obama?s appeal for a cease-fire

    GAZA CITY ? The conflict in Gaza raged on Sunday, even as both Israel and Hamas offered brief truces and President Obama pressed Israel for an ?immediate, unconditional humanitarian ceasefire,? reflecting growing concern over the rising death toll.

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    Man dies after lightning strikes 13...

    Man dies after lightning strikes 13 people in Venice Beach

    A man in his 20s was killed after lightning struck 13 people Sunday at Venice Beach in Southern California, according to news reports.

    Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Katherine Main told The Washington Post that during a thunderstorm witnesses heard a loud thunder clap and saw lightning strike Venice Beach.

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    Fist bumps less germy than handshak...

    Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

    NEW YORK ? When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.

    The familiar knocking of knuckles spreads only one-20th the amount of bacteria that a handshake does, researchers report. That?s better than a high-five, which still passes along less than half the amount as a handshake.

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    As fighting continues in east Ukrai...

    As fighting continues in east Ukraine, U.S. releases images said to implicate Russia

    KIEV, Ukraine ? Rebels and government troops fired on each other?s positions Sunday in a strategically important city in eastern Ukraine, sending residents into bomb shelters, as Washington released images that it said prove Russia is shooting across the border into Ukraine to support separatists.

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    Maine family of five found dead in ...

    Maine family of five found dead in apartment

    State Police in Maine say a mother, father, and three children were found dead Sunday in their home near Portland, Maine. The family has not been identified by police.

    According to the Boston Herald, State Police said ?all indications are that no one outside of the family was responsible for the deaths.? They said a gun was found on scene.

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    Reuters

    Tyson to sell Mexican, Brazilian po...

    Tyson to sell Mexican, Brazilian poultry businesses to JBS

    (Reuters) - Tyson Foods Inc , the biggest U.S. meat processor, said it would sell its Mexican and Brazilian poultry businesses to JBS SA , the world's No. 1 meat producer, for $575 million.






    Hague court orders Russia to pay ov...

    Hague court orders Russia to pay over $50 billion in Yukos case

    MOSCOW/LONDON/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Hague's arbitration court ruled on Monday that Russia must pay a group of shareholders in oil giant Yukos $51.6 billion for expropriating its assets, a big hit for a country teetering on the brink of recession.






    Futures flat with S&P 500 near reco...

    Futures flat with S&P 500 near record levels

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Monday as investors looked ahead to the latest economic data and corporate earnings to give direction to a market near record levels.
    Microsoft says government officials...

    Microsoft says government officials make sudden visits to China offices

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese government officials have made sudden visits to Microsoft Corp offices in China, a spokeswoman for the company said on Monday, but declined to give any reason for the inspections.
    Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar fo...

    Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

    (Reuters) - Discount store chain Dollar Tree Inc offered to buy rival Family Dollar Stores Inc for about $8.5 billion, in a deal the companies said would create North America's leading discount retailer.






    Nissan aims to boost U.S. sales and...

    Nissan aims to boost U.S. sales and profit as it closes on Honda

    YOKOHAMA Japan (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co Ltd aims to boost sales and profitability in the United States, its biggest market, an executive said, after Japan's No.2 automaker posted a 14 percent rise in quarterly U.S. sales, closing in on rival Honda Motor Co .






    ABC

    FSU Professor Was Talking on Cell P...

    FSU Professor Was Talking on Cell Phone When Shot Rang Out

    A Florida State University criminal law professor was pulling into his driveway and talking on his cell phone when he was fatally shot, ABC News has learned exclusively.
    UN Security Council Calls for Gaza ...

    UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-Fire

    Pressure for a cease-fire followed new attacks launched by Israel and Hamas.
    Kiefer Sutherland Made Freddie Prin...

    Kiefer Sutherland Made Freddie Prinze Jr. Want to Quit Acting

    Freddie Prinze Jr. was a can't miss movie star in the late 1990's with hits like "She's All That" and "I Know What You Did Last Summer." The 38-year-old father of two grew into different roles on TV and film until he co-starred in "24" alongside Kiefer Sutherland in 2010 -- a role that almost led him to quit acting all together, Prinze told ABC News. "I did '24,' it was terrible. I hated every moment of it," Prinze said. "Kiefer was the most unprofessional dude in the world. That's not me talking trash, I'd say it to his face, I think everyone that's worked with him has said that."
    Russia Wants UN Investigation Into ...

    Russia Wants UN Investigation Into Downed Malaysia Airlines Plane

    Russia is calling for the United Nations Security Council to approve a UN-led investigation into what brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
    Police Team Turns Back From Ukraine...

    Police Team Turns Back From Ukraine Crash Site

    International police team turns back from Ukraine crash site as fierce fighting breaks out
    UN Rights Chief: Flight 17 Possible...

    UN Rights Chief: Flight 17 Possible War Crime

    UN rights chief: Flight 17 possible war crime; Ukraine civilian toll could violate int'l law

    BBC

    Uneasy calm in Gaza after UN call

    Uneasy calm in Gaza after UN call

    A limited resumption of fighting in Gaza punctuates the relative calm that has followed a UN call overnight for an immediate ceasefire in the Strip.
    MH17 downing 'may be war crime'

    MH17 downing 'may be war crime'

    The downing of Malaysian airliner MH17 in eastern Ukraine may constitute a "war crime", UN human rights chief Navi Pillay says.
    Ferry students 'floated from cabins...

    Ferry students 'floated from cabins'

    Students who survived South Korea's ferry disaster describe how they floated out of flooded cabins, as the trial of the crew continues.
    Yukos shareholders win $50bn payout

    Yukos shareholders win $50bn payout

    A court based in The Hague has ordered Russia to pay $50bn (£29.5bn) to former shareholders in the defunct oil producer Yukos.
    Dinosaurs' extinction 'bad luck'

    Dinosaurs' extinction 'bad luck'

    Dinosaurs might have survived if the asteroid that wiped them out had hit the Earth a few million years later or earlier, a new study suggests.
    Fears over massive Libya fuel fire

    Fears over massive Libya fuel fire

    Libya warns of a "humanitarian disaster" after a massive fire at a fuel storage site in Tripoli, as fighting between rival militias continues.

    New York Times

    City Room: New York Today: Happy Ei...

    City Room: New York Today: Happy Eid

    What you need to know for Monday: A Muslim holy festival, possible showers, and authors explore morbid anatomy.






    Downing of Malaysian Plane May Be a...

    Downing of Malaysian Plane May Be a ?War Crime,? U.N. Rights Official Says

    The assessment came as United Nations monitors said that more than 1,100 people had been killed in ?extremely alarming? fighting in eastern Ukraine since mid-April.






    Dollar Tree Buying Family Dollar fo...

    Dollar Tree Buying Family Dollar for $8.5 Billion

    Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion.
    Despite Gains, Hamas Sees a Fight f...

    Despite Gains, Hamas Sees a Fight for Its Existence and Presses Ahead

    Hamas appears ready to push ahead with fighting because of its fractured leadership, redrawn regional alliances and a sense that this struggle is for its very future.






    Yukos Shareholders Awarded About $5...

    Yukos Shareholders Awarded About $50 Billion in Court Ruling

    The owners of the defunct Russian oil company were seeking $100 billion in damages after the authorities jailed its founder and sold his main asset.






    Sharks in Cape Cod Town Draw Touris...

    Sharks in Cape Cod Town Draw Tourists, Flipping the ?Jaws? Script

    When sharks started cropping up in Chatham, Mass., a few years ago, the town leaders at first feared they would flatline the robust tourist economy. Instead, local merchants and hoteliers embraced their arrival.






    WallStreet Journal

    Dollar Tree to Buy Family Dollar fo...

    Dollar Tree to Buy Family Dollar for $8.5 Billion

    Dollar Tree said it will buy Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal that values the discount retailer's shares about at $74.50 a piece.
    Russia Told to Pay Yukos Shareholde...

    Russia Told to Pay Yukos Shareholders $50 Billion

    A European court has ruled that Russia owes former shareholders of the now-defunct oil giant Yukos more than $50 billion in compensation for the government's seizure of the company, describing the Kremlin's actions as "a devious and calculated expropriation" of assets.
    Hospira, Danone Unit in Talks

    Hospira, Danone Unit in Talks

    Hospira has emerged as a bidder for Danone's medical-nutrition unit in a deal that could be worth about $5 billion and mark the latest in a flurry of so-called inversion deals.
    J.P. Morgan Questioned for Conflict...

    J.P. Morgan Questioned for Conflicts of Interest

    Regulators have questioned J.P. Morgan Chase executives in recent months about whether the firm steers private-banking clients to its own investment products, according to people familiar with the matter.
    Fox's Invitation to Time Warner

    Fox's Invitation to Time Warner

    21st Century Fox is prepared to offer shareholders of Time Warner board representation as part of its bid to acquire the media company, according to a person familiar with the matter.
    Are Shippers Responsible for Conten...

    Are Shippers Responsible for Content?

    U.S. case against FedEx will explore whether the company conspired to distribute controlled substances.

    VOANews

    Zimbabwe Surveys Show President Mug...

    Zimbabwe Surveys Show President Mugabe's Party Gaining Ground

    HARARE, Zimbabwe ? In Zimbabwe, two new surveys show the popularity of President Robert Mugabe?s party is surging while that of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and his Movement for Democratic Change [MDC] is going down. Analysts say supporters of Tsvangirai have not been happy with his efforts in a fragile power-sharing government he formed three years ago with Mugabe?s ZANU-PF party. Two surveys released by Freedom House and Afrobarometer on Friday said Mugabe?s ZANU-PF would win polls ...
    Ivory Coast Violence Stokes Politic...

    Ivory Coast Violence Stokes Political Tensions

    DAKAR ? Political tensions that brought Ivory Coast to all-out civil war in 2011 are flaring up.  Ivory Coast's military prosecutor Ange B. Kessi Kouame has charged 73 people ? 19 of them soldiers ? in connection with deadly raids against seven military and police installations in the past month. The attacks, carried out by unidentified gunmen, took place around the commercial capital, Abidjan, and in the country's already volatile western regions.  The government blames the ...
    Rice Payment Scheme Threatens Thail...

    Rice Payment Scheme Threatens Thailand's Status as World's Top Exporter

    Thailand is risking its status as the world's biggest rice exporter because of a controversial government purchasing policy to boost farmers' incomes.  Rice industry insiders say the costly program is inefficient and money would be better spent on long-term investment. Thailand's rice stocks are full but the rice keeps coming.  The government's rice-buying policy guarantees farmers better than market prices for all the rice they can sell, but it is costing the ...
    Turkey Lobbies Museums Around World...

    Turkey Lobbies Museums Around World to Return Artifacts

    ISTANBUL ? Turkey is following an increasingly aggressive policy of getting top museums around the world to return its heritage. Minister of Culture and Tourism Ertugrul Gunay says that in the last decade, more than 4,000 artifacts had been brought back to Turkey from world museums and collections. Turkey's minister of culture recently opened a new archeological museum in the western city of Izmir. Ertugrul Gunay is the architect of a museum revolution in the country aiming to harness ...
    Aid Agencies Scrambling to Relocate...

    Aid Agencies Scrambling to Relocate Refugees from Syrian Schools

    Aid agencies in Syria and neighboring countries are scrambling to relocate refugees sheltered in education facilities before school resumes in mid-September.  The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) says many children will not be able to return to schools occupied by people made homeless by the Syrian conflict.  Lisa Schlein reports for VOA from UNHCR headquarters in Geneva. The UNHCR reports the outflow of refugees from Syria continues unabated.  It says the total number of ...
    Kenya Tensions Ease Following Riots...

    Kenya Tensions Ease Following Riots Over Cleric Assassination

    NAIROBI ? Security has been restored in the Kenyan city of Mombasa after heavy rioting early this week. On Monday, the assassination of Muslim cleric Aboud Rogo Mohamed triggered the protests, but analysts believe the perceived marginalization of coastal communities underlie the unrest. The streets of Mombasa, patrolled by security forces, were calm on Friday after widespread rioting earlier in the week.   On Monday, the assassination of Muslim cleric Aboud Rogo Mohamed triggered two ...

    Wired News

    Bizarre Three-Wheeled Roadster Comb...

    Bizarre Three-Wheeled Roadster Combines Tech, Power, and Insanity

    At a time when our cars are starting to drive themselves and manual transmissions are going extinct, it can be tough to find an unbridled driving experience that leaves you shrieking with fear and delight. One way to get that? Drop one wheel, attach what?s left to a powerful motor, certify it as a motorcycle, and have at it. That's what Polaris has done with its latest creation, the Slingshot.






    New Head of Prestigious Physics Ins...

    New Head of Prestigious Physics Institute Describes Her Hunt for Dark Matter

    Katherine Freese, a physicist who will soon lead the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, reflects on the hunt for dark matter and how dark matter heating may have produced the first stars.






    This Ultra-Foldable Commuter Bike I...

    This Ultra-Foldable Commuter Bike Is Also Ultra-Spendy

    Dahon's $5,000 folding bike, the Mu Rohloff, is designed to be tougher than other everyday commuters. It can also fold and unfold quicker.






    The Most Intriguing Actors, Writers...

    The Most Intriguing Actors, Writers, and Directors at Comic-Con This Year

    Everyone and their mother (and the Terminator's mother) came by the Wired Cafe at Comic-Con this year. Here's what they told us.






    $7 Portal Mod Has Fans Riled Up

    $7 Portal Mod Has Fans Riled Up

    Game mods are traditionally free, but the fan-made Portal 2 mod Aperture Tag comes with a $7 price tag.






    Stunningly Lifelike Birds Made Enti...

    Stunningly Lifelike Birds Made Entirely From Paper

    These paper birds are tremendous.






    Sports ESPN

    Love out for Team USA amid uncertai...

    Love out for Team USA amid uncertain status

    Kevin Love has withdrawn from this summer's USA Basketball roster because of his uncertain NBA status, leaving the Americans without one of their most experienced international players.
    Emotional Thomas, Torre headline HO...

    Emotional Thomas, Torre headline HOF class

    Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.
    Gordon passes Kahne for fifth Brick...

    Gordon passes Kahne for fifth Brickyard win

    With a fifth Brickyard 400 victory on the line, Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago.
    LeBron to go back to No. 23 for Cav...

    LeBron to go back to No. 23 for Cavs return

    LeBron James will be back wearing No. 23 for his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers next season.
    Dodgers best Peavy, Giants to cap o...

    Dodgers best Peavy, Giants to cap off sweep

    Carl Crawford hit an RBI triple to back Hyun-Jin Ryu's third straight victory, and the division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers completed a sweep of the San Francisco Giants with a 4-3 victory Sunday night.
    Hardy 'hates' being distraction for...

    Hardy 'hates' being distraction for Panthers

    Greg Hardy hates that his legal situation has been a distraction for the Carolina Panthers, but that was the only comment the Pro Bowl defensive end made regarding his May arrest.

    Yahoo Movies

    Assange slams WikiLeaks film in let...

    Assange slams WikiLeaks film in letter to actor Benedict Cumberbatch

    Benedict Cumberbatch attends a news conference for "The Fifth Estate" at the Toronto International Film FestivalLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange penned an open letter to British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who portrays Assange in an upcoming film, praising the actor's talents but slamming his involvement with the film and turning down the actor's invitation to meet in person. Assange, who is currently holed up at the Ecuadorean embassy in London, wrote a letter to Cumberbatch dated January 15, 2013, that was published on Wednesday on the anti-secrecy website ahead of the October 18 theatrical release of Walt Disney Co's DreamWorks film "The Fifth Estate. ...


    'Captain Phillips' star Abdi finds ...

    'Captain Phillips' star Abdi finds a risk worth taking in debut

    Somali actor Barkhad Abdi poses for a portrait during a media publicity event for the film "Captain Phillips" in Los Angeles in this file photoBy Eric Kelsey BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - Barkhad Abdi, a tall wisp of a man with a narrow face and a wide grin, sat on the sofa in his hotel suite with one eye on the television and another on a view of the Hollywood Hills. The 28-year-old Somali-American, who had worked the past year at his brother's mobile phone store in Minneapolis, could hardly have called himself an actor when he began production in British director Paul Greengrass' thriller "Captain Phillips. ...


    France bows to stage director Patri...

    France bows to stage director Patrice Chereau, dead at 68

    French director Patrice Chereau attends a photocall in Venice.By Tom Heneghan PARIS (Reuters) - The French theatre, opera and film director Patrice Chereau, who mounted one of the most famous productions of Richard Wagner's "Ring" cycle in Bayreuth in the 1970s, has died at the age of 68. Chereau, who was preparing a production of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" when he succumbed to lung cancer, was a restless innovator who began directing at high school in Paris and never looked back. ...


    Scarlett Johansson again named 'sex...

    Scarlett Johansson again named 'sexiest woman alive' by Esquire

    Johansson poses at the premiere of the movie "Iron Man 2" at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood(Reuters) - American actress Scarlett Johansson has been named the sexiest woman alive for the second time by Esquire, the men's lifestyle magazine said on Monday. "The Avengers" star was named sexiest woman in 2006 and is the only woman to have been given the title twice by the publication. The annual recipient of the title is chosen by Esquire editors. Husky-voiced Johansson, who rose to prominence as a teenager in the 2001 cult film "Ghost World," stars in three films this fall. ...


    Britain's 'kitchen sink' cinema fin...

    Britain's 'kitchen sink' cinema finds dark new twist

    By Patrick Graham LONDON (Reuters) - British director Paul Wright's new film "For Those in Peril" pans across a dour Scottish coastal town where madness, tragedy and a feared sea monster lurk close beneath the surface. It's a dark tale, typical of a new generation of filmmakers like this year's Oscar hopeful Steve McQueen, who are taking Britain's tradition of gritty "kitchen sink" cinema in a stark and sometimes strange direction. ...
    Lebanon bans two films in setback f...

    Lebanon bans two films in setback for tolerant image

    By Stephen Kalin BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon has banned the screening of a film about homosexuality and another on short-term "pleasure marriages" practiced in some Muslim communities, in a blow to its reputation as a bastion of tolerance in a deeply conservative region. The films, which had been due to be shown at the Beirut International Film Festival that opened last week, were blocked by a government censorship committee, festival organizers said. ...

    Editorial New York Times

    Op-Talk: Morning Views

    Op-Talk: Morning Views

    Opinions on a surveillance bill, university affirmative action in Texas, a buffer-zone revision and threatened honeybees.






    Editorial: Japan?s Need for Women W...

    Editorial: Japan?s Need for Women Workers

    Prime Minister Abe wants more women in management to promote economic growth.






    Op-Ed Contributor: World War I and ...

    Op-Ed Contributor: World War I and Australia

    Was it a senseless massacre, or a moment of glory for a new country?






    Room for Debate: Is 'Broken Windows...

    Room for Debate: Is 'Broken Windows' a Broken Policy for Police?

    Does strictly enforcing minor violations deter more serious crime or simply harass and antagonize residents of high-crime neighborhoods?






    Editorial: A Stronger Bill to Limit...

    Editorial: A Stronger Bill to Limit Surveillance

    The Senate should pass a bill that will finally put an end to the indiscriminate bulk collection of Americans? phone records.






    Opinionator | Disunion: A Civil War...

    Opinionator | Disunion: A Civil War Love Story

    The wartime romance of Arabella Griffith and Frank Barlow.

    Editorial MSNBC

    Slideshow: The Week in Political Ca...

    Slideshow: The Week in Political Cartoons

    NBCNews.com's political cartoonists take a look back at the past week.NBCNews.com's political cartoonists take a look back at the past week.


    Clicked: One day at a time

    Clicked: One day at a time

    This blog is not dead.This blog is not dead.


    Watch a 'ring of fire' solar eclips...

    Watch a 'ring of fire' solar eclipse online

    Science editor Alan Boyle's blog: If you can't make it to the South Pacific's eclipse zone to watch the sun turn into a "ring of fire" on Thursday, you can still see the spectacle online. Science editor Alan Boyle's blog: If you can't make it to the South Pacific's eclipse zone to watch the sun turn into a "ring of fire" on Thursday, you can still see the spectacle online.


    Daily Nightly: Read the latest entr...

    Daily Nightly: Read the latest entries

    ZeitGeist: Terrible Father?s Day gi...

    ZeitGeist: Terrible Father?s Day gift ideas

    From ?The Daddle? to ?The Freedom Flask?, Willie Geist offers some really bad ideas for dad this year.From ?The Daddle? to ?The Freedom Flask?, Willie Geist offers some really bad ideas for dad this year.


    First Read: The day in politics

    First Read: The day in politics

    My News Hub Favorite

    New York Times Square Spider-Man ch...

    New York Times Square Spider-Man charged with punching police officer

    (Reuters) - A street performer dressed as Spider-Man in New York City's Times Square was arrested after punching a police officer who scolded him for demanding more money from a couple he had posed with for a picture, police said on Sunday.
    Rockies give out shirts honoring Tu...

    Rockies give out shirts honoring Tulowitzki - but spell his name wrong

    (Reuters) - Ebay may soon heat up with searches for baseball jerseys honoring Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, after his own team managed to spell the top hitter's name wrong.






    Pennsylvania parents locked son in ...

    Pennsylvania parents locked son in car trunk to cure fear of dark

    PITTSBURGH Pa. (Reuters) - A western Pennsylvania couple, accused of luring their five-year-old son into the trunk of their car with candy to resolve his fear of the dark, was granted probation this week, according to court officials on Friday.
    Bare burger burglars caught on secu...

    Bare burger burglars caught on security camera in Florida

    ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - Three bare burglars burgle beef. Only in Florida is that not a tongue twister but the latest true crime.






    California woman 'embarrassed' by f...

    California woman 'embarrassed' by fallout from doll giving

    (Reuters) - A California woman who spooked her small community by anonymously leaving porcelain dolls on the doorsteps of fellow churchgoers that eerily resembled their daughters told police she is embarrassed by the incidents, authorities said on Friday.
    Chubby Checker, HP settle lawsuit o...

    Chubby Checker, HP settle lawsuit over penis-measuring app

    (Reuters) - The singer Chubby Checker has settled a lawsuit in which he accused Hewlett-Packard Co of using his trademarked name without permission on a software app that purported to measure the size of a man's penis.






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