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Oil

US sending more troops, aircraft to hunt Ugandan warlord Kony

President Obama is committing more military resources, including aircraft and special operations forces, to the hunt for notorious African warlord Joseph Kony.<p>Early Monday, the White House confirmed a Washington Post report that the U.S. was sending "associated support personnel," and a "limited …

There Are at Least 500 Child Soldiers Fighting in Northeast India, and the World Hasn't Noticed

<b>Correction appended: March 25, 2014</b><p>Early one morning in 2012, three boys, all in their early teens, left their village in Manipur, a state in …

India

Climate Report: Warming Is a Big Risk for People

If you think of climate change as a hazard for some far-off polar bears years from now, you're mistaken. That's the message from top climate scientists gathering in Japan this week to assess the impact of global warming.<p>In fact, they will say, the dangers of a warming Earth are immediate and very …

Climate Change

Waco Tornado, 1953

<b>Not published in LIFE.</b> A crowd around an ambulance in the aftermath of the 1953 Waco tornado that killed 114 people.

Waco

Texas oil spill harms wildlife; officials work to reopen ship channel

Authorities in Texas were hoping to partially reopen the busy Houston Ship Channel on Monday, officials said, after a significant oil spill over the weekend that is harming wildlife and the local economy.<p><b>[Updated, 5:35 p.m. March 24:</b> The shipping channel remained closed Monday night.<b>]</b><p>U.S. Coast …

Associated Press News

Noah's ark: Did Hollywood get it right?

In Darren Aronofksy's forthcoming epic "Noah," the vessel by which the biblical hero saves himself, his family, and pairs of animals from the apocalyptic flood appears like a huge shipping container standing some 50 feet tall and 500 feet long.<p>The design was inspired by "going back to what God …

NCAA upsets crush perfect bracket hopes

The billion dollar dream is over.<p>A second day of upsets ended any chance of someone having a perfect NCAA tournament bracket in Warren Buffet's $1 billion challenge. It was a favorite that provided the first blemish on the final three people's brackets in the Quicken Loans contest on the Yahoo …

Massachusetts firefighters sing Disney song to calm child during rescue

Massachusetts firefighters responding to a family trapped in an elevator used the power of song to keep a little girl calm during the rescue.<p>Kaelyn Kerr, four, was riding in the elevator with her mom, Kristin, and baby brother when the door jammed, MyFoxBoston.com reported.<p>“I went to go push the …

Man gets 16 years for putting infant in freezer

A 25-year-old Washington man accused of putting his 6-week-old daughter in a 10-degree freezer for about an hour to stop her crying was sentenced Friday to 16 years in prison.<p>Prosecutor Mark Lindquist says Tyler Deutsch pleaded guilty on Jan. 31 to first-degree assault for beating his infant …

3 children found starving, 1 chained to floor in California home

Three starving children -- including one who was chained to the floor to prevent her from getting food -- were found last month in the squalid home of a Northern California couple, authorities said.<p>All three -- two boys and a girl -- were taken into protective custody, and one was hospitalized, …

Deaths of bighorn sheep in Arizona spark controversy over conservation effort

The first phase of a three-year plan by Arizona wildlife officials to bolster herds of bighorn sheep has resulted in the death of half the population, after the 31 sheep were transplanted at a cost of $150,000 into the Catalina Mountains where mountain lions killed 15 of the protected species …