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Carter legacy hovers over grandson

Five days after Jason Carter jumped into the Georgia governor’s race, his grandfather, former President Jimmy Carter, delivered a speech urging a ban on the death penalty. Within hours, the newly minted candidate felt compelled to issue a retort: while he loves his grandfather, he told a reporter, …

German policeman arrested in possible 'cannibal' case

<b>Police in Dresden say they have arrested a 55-year-old police officer on suspicion of murder after the body of another man was found in the Erz mountains in eastern Germany.</b><p>Investigators believe that the two men met via an internet site for cannibalism fetishists.<p>The suspect denies eating body …

Crime

Charlie Trotter, famed Chicago chef, found dead in home

Charlie Trotter, whose eponymous Chicago restaurant was considered one of the finest in the world, has died.<p>The 54-year-old chef was found unconscious and not breathing in his Lincoln Park home this morning and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.<p>Trotter was …

Meth-Like Substance Found in 'Craze' Workout Supplement: Report

The popular body-building supplement Craze contains a chemical that's similar to methamphetamine, according to researchers who've tested its …

Skeletal Remains Found in South Dakota Studebaker Tied to Teens Missing Since 1971

Authorities have found skeletal remains in the 1960 Studebaker that was pulled from a South Dakota creek and tied them to a cold case from more than …

Gunman kills at least 12 at Washington Navy Yard, gathering weapons along the way

A former petty officer who apparently had a grudge against the Navy sprayed an office building with bullets at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, killing 12 people in a rampage that paralyzed part of the nation's capital, authorities said.<p>Authorities said the gunman, a civilian contractor and …

Fears grow that fake tickets are circulating for Louvre in France

Staff at world's most visited museum report seeing tour groups with forgeries of increasingly good quality<p>French police are investigating a possible fake ticket scam at the Louvre, Paris's biggest cultural attraction and the world's most visited museum.<p>Museum staff last month began noticing that …

Mysterious mummy found in German attic by 10-year-old boy

A mummy that would seemingly be of Egyptian origin has been discovered a long way from its apparent home. A 10-year-old boy found the sarcophagus along with a mummified body in the attic of his house in Diepholz, Germany last month, reports the AFP. But while the sarcophagus is inscribed with …

Resolution on Syria Goes Nowhere at U.N. Security Council

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>UPDATE 1:30 P.M.:</b> The draft resolution proposed by the United Kingdom has been dismissed by the …

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Meet The Olinguito, The Newest Member Of The Raccoon Family

Scientists have just solved a case of mistaken identity. It involves a creature that looks like a cross between a house cat and a teddy bear, and it lives high up in the cloud forests of the Andes.<p>For over 100 years, scientists thought this animal was a well-known member of the raccoon family. …

Right-Brain, Left-Brain Just a Myth, Say Neuroscientists

Are you a “right-brained” or “left-brained” thinker? Are you sensitive and artistic, or logical and analytical? Are you detail-oriented or intuitive? …

'Teddy bear' carnivore emerges from the mists of Ecuador

Olinguito is first new carnivore identified in western hemisphere for 35 years, bringing 100 years of mistaken identity to an end<p>A small, wide-eyed beast with luxuriant orange fur has been identified as a new species more than 100 years after it first went on display in the world's museums.<p>The …

Meet the olinguito: scientists discover adorable new animal species

Scientists have so far discovered, named, and catalogued 1.3 million of the species that reside on planet Earth. And today, a team led by the Smithsonian Institute announced the latest edition to that growing list — and the first species in the order Carnivora to be discovered in the Western …