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Montana marriage ban overturned; licenses granted

Billboard to Count Streams, Track Sales Toward Album Chart

Billboard currently ranks their 200 albums chart using album sales alone. That's about to change: Starting with the chart that comes out on December 3, the chart will begin incorporating data from streaming services as well as individual track sales, <i>The New York Times</i> reports.<p>The Billboard 200 will …

Azealia Banks: Broke With Expensive Taste

After a two-year standoff with Interscope, Azealia Banks triumphs with her self-released debut. She nods to club kids of all ages by infusing …

Azealia Banks

The Proton and Neutron Just Got Two New Subatomic Cousins

CERN physicists announced the discovery of two types of baryons Wednesday: Xi_b'- and Xi_b*-.<p>Using the same massive particle accelerator that found the elusive Higgs Boson in 2012, physicists at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) announced that they discovered two new "heavy-weight" subatomic …

The Unfinished Suburbs of America

Thousands of acres across the country were partially developed during the housing boom. What should happen to them now?<p>STOCKTON, Calif.—Janeen Milhorn and her husband bought their four-bedroom ranch-style house on a quiet street in this California suburb in 2004. It was on one of the farthest lots …

Surviving Ebola: ‘People still don’t really understand this illness’

During the week that Ibrahim drifted perilously close to death, it was the smallest gestures that anchored him again. Through the fog of pain, he looked forward to the doctor who would wrap a gloved hand around his own.<p>Once another patient shared an apple. Sores down his throat made swallowing …

What's The Line Between Stereotyping, Celebrating Culture?

<i>Part 1 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Playing with Perceptions.<p><b>About Sarah Jones' TED Talk</b><p>Playwright and performer Sarah Jones has a chameleon-like ability to change personas. Through these personas, she explores the fine line between stereotyping and celebrating different ethnic groups.<p><b>About Sarah</b> …

Solar road opens in the Netherlands

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world's first road capable of turning sunlight into energy officially opened for traffic Wednesday in the Netherlands.<p>It's actually a 230-foot-long bike path in the town of Krommenie.<p>The road is a test route developed by the company SolaRoad.<p>"SolaRoad is a world first that will put the …

WSJ: Department of Justice uses fake cell towers on airplanes to capture data from mobile phones

The Wall Street Journal reported today that the United States Department of Justice has been using planes equipped with devices that pose as cellular towers (called “dirtboxes”) to collect data from suspected criminals’ cell phones—and capturing data from innocent bystanders in the process.<p>The …

Harry Reid Apologizes, Says 'Wong' Comments Were In 'Poor Taste'

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) apologized Friday for controversial comments he made at a luncheon with the Asian Chamber of Commerce in Las Vegas.<p>Reid said he was having a problem "keeping my Wongs straight" after introducing someone at the luncheon. (See a video of Reid's remarks …

Islamic State 'Beyond Anything We've Seen,' Hagel Says

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel describes a failed U.S. mission into northern Syria earlier this summer to rescue Americans believed held there — including a journalist who was executed earlier this week — as "flawless" despite not recovering the hostages.<p>"This was a flawless operation, but the …

California bill would let birth certificates reflect same-sex parents

(Reuters) - Birth certificates in California would be changed to more accurately reflect families in which parents are of the same gender under a bill passed by the legislature on Wednesday.<p>Jason Howe, 48, and Adrian Perez (L), 48, who were married in Spain, and again in California, hold their …

California Drought Has Wild Salmon Competing With Almonds For Water

The ongoing California drought has pitted wild salmon against farmers in a fight for water. While growers of almonds, one of the state's biggest and most lucrative crops, enjoy booming production and skyrocketing sales to China, the fish, it seems, might be left high and dry this summer—and maybe …