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Medical first: Baby born to woman who got new womb

LONDON (AP) — In a medical first, a woman in Sweden has given birth after receiving a womb transplant, the doctor who performed the pioneering procedure said Friday.<p>The 36-year-old mother received a uterus from a close family friend last year. Her baby boy was born prematurely but healthy last …

Tornado slams Nebraska town killing 5-year-old, injuring 19

Residents of the northeast Nebraska town of Pilger were set to begin a massive cleanup operation Tuesday after a deadly tornado swept through the area, killing a 5-year-old and a motorist and injuring 19 others, while demolishing more than half the town's structures.<p>The National Weather Service …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

Here’s The Triumph-Approved ‘Banned’ Grey Poupon Ad Your Inner Kid Has Been Waiting Forever For

Look, nothing is “banned” anymore. We’re all aware of this. Based on the acting and production quality in this “commercial,” some guy has just rounded up his friends and a couple of jars of Grey Poupon in hopes he could leverage his video camera and YouTube account into some internet cash. I’m sure …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Baby Rhino Scared To Sleep Alone At Night After Losing Mother To Ruthless Poachers

When Gertje the baby rhino was found crying inconsolably next to his mother, who had been killed by poachers in South Africa for her horn, animal …

Wildlife

Gun Violence Spurs Grim Industry: Bulletproof Items for Kids

Interest is spiking at companies that make bulletproof products for children.<p>Driven by the desire of parents and school districts to protect kids from shootings such as the recent tragedy at a high school near Portland, Oregon, these companies are performing a balancing act between making a profit …

Guns

US pushing local cops to stay mum on surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has been quietly advising local police not to disclose details about surveillance technology they are using to sweep up basic cellphone data from entire neighborhoods, The Associated Press has learned.<p>Citing security reasons, the U.S. has intervened in …

Irish government opens investigation into abuse, deaths at church-run homes

Ireland's government launched an investigation Tuesday into the high mortality rates and mistreatment among babies who died decades ago in homes for unmarried mothers, plunging the country into another painful examination of the past.<p>The investigation followed revelations last week that hundreds of …

Reports of possible mass grave 'sickening,' Ireland's top Catholic clergyman says

The revelation that nearly 800 children may have been buried in an unmarked mass grave at a former Catholic-run home for unwed mothers in Ireland is "sickening" and must be investigated, the country's top Catholic clergyman says.<p>Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has issued a statement urging …

Ukrainian Separatists Are Sending A World War II-Era Soviet Tank Into Battle

"Our craftsmen have managed to start the engine of the IS-3 tank displayed on a platform in the park. The tank is being prepared and will engage in the combat soon," the press service of the unrecognized Donetsk People's Republic told Interfax.<p>If this is the tank in the video below, it's hard to …

Russia

Stephen Fry attacks 'squalid' coalition for inaction on Snowden revelations

Broadcaster denounces government response in speech at conference marking first anniversary of publication of NSA files<p>Stephen Fry has denounced the government's failure to act over the mass surveillance programme revealed by the whistleblower Edward Snowden, labelling its behaviour as "squalid and …

Chicago skyscraper's viewing deck cracks under tourists' feet – 1,353ft up

• Protective coating on Willis Tower's glass deck appeared to shatter<p>• Boxes known as the Ledge closed for routine inspection<p>Stepping on to the glass deck that hangs off Chicago's tallest building is already a thrilling – and terrifying – experience for tourists, but one California family had a …

Floyd Mayweather Explains Altercation with T.I. in Necole Bitchie Exclusive

Boxing icon Floyd Mayweather got into a physical altercation with hip-hop star T.I. on Sunday in Las Vegas, and now the veteran fighter has spoken on the matter in an exclusive interview.<p>Mayweather described what happened and what the genesis of the conflict was regarding T.I.'s wife, who is widely …

Boxing

7 States Running Out Of Water: 24/7 Wall St.

In seven states drought conditions were so severe that each had more than half of its land area in severe drought. Severe drought is characterized by crop loss, frequent water shortages, and mandatory water use restrictions. Based on data from the U.S. Drought Monitor, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the …

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Didn't Bring Baby North on Honeymoon, Source Says

There will be no changing diapers on <i>this</i> honeymoon.<p>No more than 24 hours after their wedding, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are reported to have …

Police back woman's harrowing account of being held captive for decade

The attorney for a man accused of kidnapping a girl and holding her captive for 10 years ago strongly denied his client did any wrong and treated the alleged victim "like a queen."<p>Isidro Garcia's attorney, Charles Frisco said the woman, now 25, was never held against her will.<p>"Practically everybody …

Kim Kardashian's Bachelorette Party Was Klassy and Kute

Photo: Getty Images<p>Brace yourselves: The Kimye wedding festivities have officially begun. Last night, Kim and a handful of her closest girlfriends (and sisters) kicked off her wedding weekend (which—let's face it—is getting about as much buzz as a certain <i>royal</i> wedding a few years ago) with a …

Weddings

Charlie Sheen rains Twitter fire on Rihanna for dissing his lady

Charlie Sheenlet his inner diva loose on Thursday, raining fire online after fellow diva Rihanna declined to meet his fiancee Wednesday night at Giorgio Baldi restaurant in Santa Monica.<p>Charlie's story, via Twitter: The "Anger Management" star had his lady and her friends out for her birthday …

Khloe Kardashian Debuts a Blonder ’Do Just In Time For Kim's Wedding

Kylie Jenner isn't the only member of the Kardashian-Jenner crew getting a makeover before Kim's big day! Yesterday just before heading out to Paris, …

EXCLUSIVE: Edward Snowden Gives Wide-Ranging Interview to Brian Williams

"NBC Nightly News" anchor and managing editor Brian Williams traveled to Moscow this week for an exclusive, wide-ranging interview with Edward Snowden. The former NSA contractor's first-ever American television interview will air in an hour-long NBC News primetime special on Wednesday, May 28 at 10 …

Surveillance

Officials use Yelp in food poisoning probes

New York City is using a novel way to uncover cases of food poisoning — reading Yelp restaurant reviews.<p>Health officials found three unreported outbreaks by sifting through nearly 300,000 reviews on the popular website. The outbreaks were small, together blamed for only 16 illnesses.<p>But one expert …

Stop doubting California woman on kidnapping, Michelle Knight says

Stop judging the California woman who walked away from her alleged captor after a decade, an angry and emotional Michelle Knight told CNN's "New Day" on Friday.<p>"Unless you were walking in her shoes, you have no reason to talk, none at all," said Knight, one of three women freed from years of brutal …

Fantastical Clouds Magically Suspended in Empty Rooms

Amsterdam-based artist Berndnaut Smilde is best known for his fantastical <i>Nimbus</i> series, in which individual clouds appear to magically float in empty rooms. The haunting images portray the airy nimbuses drifting through gorgeous Rococo rooms, Gothic cathedrals, and abandoned factories, evoking a …

Art

Baby Can’t Open Mouth in Medical Mystery

A family desperate for answers has turned to the Internet to find out why their 10-month-old son can’t open his mouth.<p>Baby Wyatt’s lockjaw has …

Medicine

Almost 100 hate-crime murders linked to single website, report finds

• Southern Poverty Law Center singles out Stormfront.org • Report says users disproportionately linked to major killings<p>People charged with the murders of almost 100 people can be linked to a single far-right website, according to a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).<p>The White …

Jerusalem prepares for Passover holiday

Israel

CIA and White House under pressure after Senate torture report leaks

Senate committee found CIA interrogations and detentions to be 'brutal' and urges administration to release report as quickly as possible<p>A leak of the major findings of a landmark Senate inquiry into the CIA’s post-9/11 torture of terrorism detainees led, on Friday, to intensified pressure on the …