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Secret diplomacy with Cuba ends in breakthrough deal

The United States and Cuba ended more than a half-century of enmity Wednesday, announcing that they would reestablish diplomatic relations and begin dismantling the last pillar of the Cold War.<p>The historic move, following 18 months of secret negotiations and finally made possible by Cuba's release …

Moscow Blanketed By Haze of Hydrogen Sulfide, Sulfur Dioxide

Moscow residents were advised to stay indoors after parts of the Russian capital were blanketed in what officials said was a foul-smelling and potentially harmful haze of hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide. Inhaled at high concentrations, these substances can have a range of effects from eye …

Pollution

'Cannibal' murderer Matthew Williams lured victim Cerys Yemm to hotel

The 22-year-old died after she was attacked by Matthew Williams, who allegedly ate parts of her face. He later died at the Sirhowy Arms hotel in South Wales after police used a Taser to try to stop him<p><b>Cannibal killer</b> Matthew Williams lured his 22 year-old victim back to his hotel room after meeting …

Winnipeg Jets' Blake Wheeler Scores Twice in 15 Seconds, Throws Down on Ice

Link to Media<p>Blake Wheeler had an eventful start to the NHL season Thursday night.<p>The Winnipeg Jets' right winger tallied two goals in a 15-second window against the Arizona Coyotes during the first period. He also managed to get his face thoroughly pummeled later in the game, making it a full, …

Ice Hockey

Suspended slugger Chris Davis saves 2 people in traffic crash

This is about being in the right place at the right time, even if you're there because you were suspended.<p>Chris Davis is getting a lot done while serving a 25-game suspension for using Adderall, including lifting trucks off people in need.<p>The Orioles first baseman found himself at the scene of a …

Giants' Hunter Pence Throws Bat at Ball, Drives in Run vs. Diamondbacks

Link to Media<p>That's one way to get a hit.<p>During Thursday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Hunter Pence was at the plate with runners on the corners in the bottom of the first inning. With a 0-2 count, Pence swung at the pitch and ended up losing his handle on the bat, essentially throwing …

Baseball

Seriously, watch this Jermaine Jones pass to set up Charlie Davies' goal

When the New England Revolution won the battle to sign Jermaine Jones a couple weeks ago, they were surely hoping he could provide a shot in the arm to their offense. But I'm not sure anyone who has ever seen him play realized he was capable of doing stuff like the pass he made on Sunday to set up …

Associated Press News

Watch an amazing 40-yard thunderbolt goal

Port Vale's Michael O'Connor is a silly, silly man.<p>One does not shoot from 40 yards. It is a waste of the ball. Why just give it away for free?<p>It's not like he's going to hit a rocket that leaves everyone in awe and a goalkeeper helpless from that far away. It doesn't happen. If he thinks he can do …

VIDEO: Vincent Praplan scores sensational goal in Champions League

Kloten's Vincent Praplan scored one of the most incredible goals you'll see in the Champions Hockey League opener.<p>It is not often that August …

Ice Hockey

Edgar Solis' 35-yard laser will knock your socks off

"I am going to hit it as hard as I can right into the top corner."<p>Copa MX is largely overlooked. They play the matches midweek, often in front of sparse crowds, and it doesn't garner half of the media attention that Liga MX does.<p>And then Edgar Solis hits an absolute rocket from 35 yards and all of …

How to carry your carry bag

Walking and carrying your bag is a solid workout, but sometimes walkers complain of back pain. If you're feeling some pain, don't give up on walking and carrying: The way you're carrying your bag could be contributing to the problem. I talked to Seth Enes, the chief designer at bag manufacturer Sun …

Students Can Take Studying Paperless With These Apps and Gadgets

The diligent student may often be pictured with a pencil behind her ear, her chicken scratches adorning countless spiral notebooks — but these days she's just as likely to be organizing a study group on her smartphone while reviewing a lecture on her tablet. Here are a few gadgets and apps that …

Gear & Gadgets

See What It's Like to be Attacked by a Great White Shark

White Shark

5 straight road wins & 3 of them have been shorthanded. The latest 10-man Sporting Kansas City victory: http://soc.cr/zCC06

Glen Johnson and 6 Liverpool Players Who Should Be Sold This Summer

Link to Media<p>Flush with cash from Luis Suarez’s big-money move to Barcelona earlier in July, Liverpool are understandably linked with players right, left and center this summer transfer window, having already splashed out on a few new signings.<p>But as they plan ahead for the coming Premier League …

Soccer

The Effects of Music Before, During and After Running

New research finds interesting pre- and post-run results.<p>New research supports using music to get fired up before running, and suggests that listening to music after a run can speed recovery. The research, published in the <i>Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research</i>, also backs previous findings …

The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …

Training advice - The Running Bug

Israeli army launches offensive on Gaza Strip

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli army said it launched an offensive operation early Tuesday against the Gaza Strip to quell rocket attacks, and a …

How to Disappear (almost) Completely: living off the grid

Your day begins at dawn. After all, you are lying in a sleeping bag under the open sky grateful that you haven't: a) been stabbed by a grifter, b) been trampled by a herd of animals or c) contracted hypothermia and frozen to death. Then it's off for a morning routine that involves foraging for food …

Latest iPhone 6 Mockups Could Offer Preview of the Real Thing

We've seen many, many mockups of the purported iPhone 6 over the past half year — tons — and even though all of these mockups are just that, as time …

With little training but full of conviction, Iraq's Shiites answer the call to arms

Under a sweltering sun, Fallah al Araiby hunched over the hood of a car, scrubbing away the dirt.<p>Once, his son used to work alongside him on a busy street corner in central Baghdad. Now, he does it alone.<p>His son is one of the thousands who have answered the call from Iraq's top Shiite cleric to …

Islamic State Declares Caliphate, Seizes Osama Bin Laden's Dream

When the Sunni extremists running amok in Iraq announced that their name has been shortened from the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and decreed that all of the world's Muslims must pledge allegiance to their leader, they did more than just formally declare a new caliphate.<p>Here’s a look at …

Islam