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Mother of one of the Columbine shooters: 'I prayed that he would die' so the killing would stop

In an interview that aired on "20/20" late Friday, Sue Klebold told ABC News' Diane Sawyer that before the attack she considered herself a parent who would have known something was wrong.<p>"I think we like to believe that our love and our understanding is protective, and that 'If anything were wrong …

Sandy Hook School Shooting

Angle mulls US Senate bid; testing waters for money, support

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada conservative Sharron Angle says she's trying to determine if she could raise enough money to run for the U.S. Senate again, a move that could throw a wrench in Republicans' hopes to claim Democratic Sen. Harry Reid's soon-to-be-vacant seat.<p>The tea party darling won the …

Tea Party

Medvedev: Russia is not bombing civilians in Syria

"There is no evidence of our bombing civilians, even though everyone is accusing us of this," Medvedev told a security conference in Munich, moments after French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Russian bombing of civilians must stop.<p>"Russia is not trying to achieve some secret goals in Syria. We …

Russia

Clothes Over Concept

Chris Gelinas' clothes speak volumes, but quietly.<p><b>NEW YORK, United States —</b> Chris Gelinas is no show pony. “What I value is process, not …

Dresses

Chipotle's Food-Safety Woes? Don't Expect Sympathy From Rest Of Industry

Chipotle Mexican Grill certainly is not the first company to face lawsuits and subpoenas because its food made people sick. Other companies, in fact, have faced far worse: Companies like Blue Bell, Dole and Earthbound Farms have been linked to disease outbreaks that actually killed people.<p>But it's …

Agriculture

Gravitational waves will unlock these 'revolutionary' secrets of the universe

Ripples in the fabric of space, called gravitational waves, are careening across the universe, right through everything and everyone.<p>Scientists from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) experiment have detected some of the waves— a feat Einstein thought impossible 100 …

Universe

Russian PM Medvedev says new Cold War has begun

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said tensions between Russia and the West have reached Cold War levels. Other leaders also warned of …

Russia

Climate Change May Make Transatlantic Flights Longer, More Expensive

Climate change could impact transatlantic travel, making westbound flights longer and costing airlines an extra $22 million per year in fuel — which will likely lead to higher ticket prices for travelers.<p>A study published Wednesday in the journal Environmental Research Letters says that jet stream …

Jet Stream

Lloyds goes ahead with bond buy-back despite Supreme Court hearing

Bank refuses to cancel or postpone repurchase of high-interest bonds despite 11th-hour intervention from highest court<p>Investors in high-interest Lloyds bonds will have them compulsorily bought back by the bank today in spite of last night's decision by the Supreme Court to hear an appeal into the …

Americans Are Quitting Their Jobs in Record Numbers

Wages are also on the rise.<p>Good news if you’re hot on the job hunt: The number of Americans who voluntarily quit their jobs is at a nine-year …

Employment

The 12 best-looking dress shoes you can buy for under $500

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>We've covered dress shoes available for under $200 and under $350 before, but if you have the money and are willing to pay a little …

Men's Fashion

Winemaker Ditches Organic Farming, Says Other Methods Are Eco-Friendlier

A winemaker in France's Vaucluse has become the latest producer to withdraw his wine from organic certification, citing concerns over the …

Sustainability

Zika virus: WHO declares global health emergency

The World Health Organization on Monday declared a global emergency over a surge in birth defects suspected to be caused by Zika, a mosquito-borne …

UN voices concern over stalled Israel-Palestine talks

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern that a stalemate in the negotiations between Israel and Palestinians is reaching the point of no return for a two-state solution.<p>"The time has come for Israelis, Palestinians and the international community to read the writing on …

Israel

Here's What Might Happen If You Stop Eating Meat

Meatless Monday is the highlight of your week. You have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to vegetarian recipes. And honestly? You kinda secretly love tofu.<p>Yep, it's time to officially take the plunge. Here are eight surprising things that might happen if you go vegetarian.<p><b>You might lose weight.</b> …

Microsoft wants to put data centers at the bottom of the sea

Microsoft is on a mission to put its server farms at the bottom of the ocean. That might sound self-destructive, but there's method in the madness -- such an approach, the company believes, could make data centers faster, greener and easier to set up. In August last year, engineers placed an …

'World's best chef' Benoît Violier mourned by his peers

As the latest Michelin guide was unveiled, the leading lights of gastronomy paid tribute to a ‘brilliant man who gave the impression of being perfect’<p>To all appearances, Benoît Violier, the star French-Swiss chef found dead at his home on Sunday, had everything going for him.<p>He was recognised and …

France

U.S. Senate Wants To Decrease CO2 By Increasing Nuclear Energy

Building on the Obama Administration’s recent Nuclear Summit at the White House, the United States Senate made an even bigger statement in favor of new nuclear energy. At the Advanced Nuclear Summit in Washington, D.C. last week, hosted by the Third Way, several U.S. Senators attending the meeting …

Nuclear Energy

See it! All 5 bright planets at once

Best photos from the EarthSky community of the 5 bright planets now visible at once in the sky before dawn. Thanks to all who posted!<p>It’s the first …

The Three Secrets to Perfectly Pairing Wine and Cheese

If you love hosting dinner parties or wine-fueled gatherings, one way to enhance them is by learning the art of putting together a serious cheese plate, and pairing it with the right wines.<p>This means going beyond the mixed-color cheese cubes found at your grocery store. Artisanal cheeses not only …

Flavors

Why some cultures love the tastes you hate

Why do some cultures find one taste delectable and another disgusting? BBC Future investigates.<p>When I was visiting Shanghai, I learned to avoid a certain alley on my walk to the underground system. It always smelled incredibly, almost unbelievably bad – like there was an open sewer on the sidewalk. …

Food & Dining

Death-row inmate's case targets Georgia's strict secrecy law

ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for an inmate set to die in days are asking a conflicted federal appeals court to weaken Georgia's law that keeps secret the source of the state's lethal injection drug. It's the toughest of a number of secrecy laws passed in recent years by death penalty states eager to …

Death Row

Microsoft co-founder's yacht tears up protected coral reef in Cayman Islands

Paul Allen’s 330ft vessel destroys 80% of reef in protected zone Allen’s foundation supports marine conservation and tackles overfishing<p>A yacht owned by Microsoft co-founder and marine conservationist Paul Allen has ploughed into a sensitive reef in the Cayman Islands, destroying the majority of …

Marine Conservation

CIA releases declassified documents on UFOs

The archive material provides an eye-opening look at role the CIA played in investigating UFOs in the 40s and 50s<p>The CIA has published a number of declassified documents on its blog detailing the its investigations into UFOs.<p>The documents, mostly dating from the late 1940s and 1950s, are …

Apple Developing iPhone With Extended Range Wireless Charging for as Soon as 2017

Apple is reportedly developing a wirelessly-charged iPhone for as soon as 2017, according to <i>Bloomberg</i>. The company is working with its partners in both the U.S. and Asia to create the technology.<p>Apple is exploring cutting-edge technologies that would allow iPhones and iPads to be powered from …

5 takeaways from the Republican debate

<b>Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) —</b> The biggest elephant wasn't in the room -- so Ted Cruz stood center stage, taking punches from his opponents and the moderators.<p>But how much did this matter? The Fox News debate Thursday night exposed few new rifts between the contenders and featured candidates mostly …

Government

Driverless pods to hit the streets of Greenwich

As you stroll past the Royal Observatory in Greenwich and that place where Thor fought in <i>The Dark World</i>, you'll soon see driverless pods gliding next to you. That's the plan, anyway. The GATEway project, which has already been experimenting with a self-driving shuttle around the O2, will soon be …

Road Safety

Samsung Galaxy S7 release date reportedly going to be Friday, March 11th

According to a tweet from renowned smartphone leaker Evan Blass, Samsung is targeting Friday, March 11th as the release date for the Samsung Galaxy S7. The phone’s announcement will almost surely be happening during a press conference before the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, …

Everything You Need to Know About Winter Cheeses

Because winter is when we need cheese the most.<p>Like many foods, cheeses can be fundamentally different from season to season. Some are at their peaks …

Food