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Israel: Air strikes were 'against Hezbollah and not the Syrian regime'

Israel sought to avoid a direct confrontation with the Syrian regime on Monday by stressing that air strikes across its northern border at the …

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Nintendo looking into console compatibility with smartphone apps

Nintendo is looking to increase profitability by modifying its consoles to be compatible with smartphone applications, company sources told The Japan Times.<p>According to the Times, Nintendo has offered developers professional conversion software for use with mobile devices and consoles, and is …

Chris Brown 'can't be focused on wife-ing' Rihanna, has parties to plan - TODAY.com

Today<p>Chris Brown, Rihanna.<p>The signs were there, but now Chris Brown has laid all the facts out on the table.<p>During an interview with 2Day's (yes, the Australian radio station that infamously prank-called Kate Middleton) "The Kyle and Jackie Show," Breezy confirmed that he and Rihanna are no longer …

California wildfires: arson not to blame, investigators say

Investigators have ruled out arson as the cause of a huge southern California wildfire that was 75% contained Sunday after burning through coastal …

Most people aren't meeting exercise guidelines

Few people doing enough aerobic activity and strength training.<p>Most adults in the USA aren't meeting the federal physical activity recommendations for both aerobic exercise and muscle-strengthening activity, according to government statistics out today.<p>About 79% of adults don't meet the physical …

Boston bomber's friends charged with obstructing justice

Three friends of the surviving Boston marathon bomber were last night charged with disposing of his laptop computer and remnants of bomb-making equipment to hinder the FBI's inquiry.<p>The 19-year-old university classmates of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared in federal court in Boston on Wednesday night, …

Jason Collins on coming out: 'Hopefully I can be someone's role model'

Basketballer Jason Collins said on Tuesday he hoped he could be a role model for young people after coming out as the first openly gay player in one …

Consensus Builds For Universal HIV Testing

Everybody needs an HIV test, at least once.<p>That's the verdict from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, which has just joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a scrum of professional medical societies in calling for universal testing for the virus that causes AIDS.<p>Teenagers …

Money actually does buy happiness

Americans have a peculiar conviction that the one thing money can’t give us is satisfaction. <i>You can’t buy happiness</i>, we’ve all been told. “Mo Money Mo Problems”, Biggie concurred. And while we can all agree that desperate poverty is hideous, there is a broadly held view that after a certain level …

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Bombing In Syrian Capital Kills More Than A Dozen People

Syrian state TV is reporting that a bomb blast in Damascus has killed at least 13 people, a day after the country's prime minister narrowly escaped a car bomb.<p>The Associated Press reports:<p>"The bombings appear to be part of an accelerated campaign by opposition forces seeking to topple President …

Female Afghan Police Officers Subject To Sexual Harassment And Assault By Colleagues: Human Rights Watch

Female Afghan police officers are routinely enduring sexually harassment and worse from male colleagues on the force.<p>“Workplace sexual harassment is …

Boston bombing suspect was put on terrorist database 18 months ago

The name of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect was added to a terrorist database by the federal government 18 months before the deadly explosions, …

Federal Judge Refuses to Dismiss Supermax Abuse Lawsuits

Mentally ill prisoners at America's most famous prison win the day in court -- but still have a long way to go to get the relief they've requested.<p>Steven Saint/Reuters<p>In a rebuke to the Obama Administration, a noted federal judge in Denver Tuesday refused to dismiss two pending civil rights …

The 10/10/10 Rule For Tough Decisions

It’s good to sleep on it when there are tough choices to make, but you also need a strategy once you wake up–which is why you should employ the 10/10/10 rule.<p>It’s easy to lose perspective when we’re facing a thorny dilemma. Blinded by the particulars of the situation, we’ll waffle and agonize, …

Bangladesh building collapse death toll 'will be much higher than 204'

The number of people killed in the collapse of a Dhaka garment factory building where Bangladeshi workers made clothes for British and European high street chains is now more than 200, but police officers leading the rescue effort said the final toll will be "much higher".<p>More than 3100 machinists …

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'Ricin' letters: Man arrested in connection with packages sent to Obama and Wicker

A man has been arrested in connection with two letters suspected of containing the poison ricin sent to Barack Obama and a senator, the FBI has …

Rhino heads seized in gang raid on Ireland's national museum

Masked men have stolen four stuffed rhino heads from Ireland's national museum.<p>Police said three men raided the storeroom in Swords, north of Dublin, …

'Our hearts are broken': Texas town grieves in wake of devastating blast

A non-denominational service was held at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church on Thursday night. The Rev. Ed Karasek said that the town "will never be the same, but we will persevere."<p>He added: "Our hearts are hurting, our hearts are broken."<p>Despite the lack of official confirmation, The …

Digital comic not banned over gay sex images, says iOS app publisher

The latest issue of Brian K. Vaughan's "Saga" was temporarily removed from Comixology's iOS app due to a misunderstanding over Apple's guidelines, according to Comixology's CEO.<p><b>Note:</b> <i>This story was originally published at 8:57 a.m. PT under the headline "Apple bans digital comic over gay sex images,</i> …

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New Encyclopedia Of Holocaust Will Completely Redraw The Atrocities Of The Third Reich

With the recent discovery in early March of more than 42,200 new sites used by the Nazis as ghettos and labor, concentration and death camps, comes …

US races to make vaccine against new bird flu – just in case

Less than two weeks after Chinese officials released the genetic sequence of a new type of bird flu, U.S. vaccine experts are well on the way to making a vaccine to protect people against it.<p>There’s no evidence the H7N9 virus would ever threaten the U.S. It’s been diagnosed in fewer than three …

Officer arrested after 'extremely dangerous' prisoner escapes

A Denver sheriff’s deputy has been arrested in connection with the escape of a prisoner who walked out of the county jail Sunday night wearing a deputy’s uniform and possibly carrying a gun, according to local reports.<p>Police have identified the deputy as Matthew Andrews, a two-year veteran of the …

North Korea: Seoul says fourth nuclear test is not imminent

South Korea has retracted claims that North Korea is preparing to conduct a fourth nuclear test, hours after the unification minister in Seoul said …

13 Ways Exercise Makes Your Brain Work Better

• <b>Interval workouts can cut through anxiety.</b> Studies show that moderate-to-high intensity cardio sessions turn up the release of brain chemicals that …