Joel Lara

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The 5 Worst Things You Can Do With Your Money

Five money moves that might seem like good ideas but could actually turn out to be big mistakes.<p>Making money isn't easy, but losing it certainly is …

Katie Melua finds spider living in her ear

The singer Katie Melua has had a spider extracted from her ear after it took up residence for a whole week. Melua revealed her close encounter with the arachnid on her Instagram account, complete with pictures.<p>The singer said she had been bothered by a rustling sound in her ear and went to the …

State Department Advises Americans in Libya to Leave Immediately

The United States warned its citizens Tuesday to avoid travel to Libya and advised that all Americans currently in that country leave immediately due to a precarious security situation.<p>"Due to security concerns, the Department of State has limited staffing at Embassy Tripoli and is only able to …

Each U.S. Troop in Afghanistan Costs $2.1 Million

Though the Pentagon says it's a reflection of sending people and equipment home, investments in intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance remain high.<p>The average cost of each U.S. troop—that is, each military member—in Afghanistan will nearly double in the last year of the war to $2.1 million, …

Money doesn't grow on trees, but there's gold in eucalyptus leaves

Eucalyptus could become a prospector's best friend: a team of researchers say they've proven once and for all that some trees' leaves contain tiny gold particles drawn from deep underground. In a study published in <i>Nature Communications</i>, a group led by Melvyn Lintern of Australia's national science …

Marines accused in court martial of executing Afghan insurgent after clash

Three Royal Marines carried out the "execution" of a suspected insurgent as he lay badly wounded after being hit by helicopter cannon fire in Afghanistan, a court martial was told on Wednesday.<p>Footage of the helpless, bloodied man being dragged across a field and the moment a sergeant bends down …