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Swedish doctor charged for locking woman in bunker

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish doctor has been charged with rape and kidnapping after he confessed to drugging a woman with sedative-laced strawberries and locking her up in a soundproof bunker where he had intended to keep her for years, prosecutors said Monday.<p>The 38-year-old man's defense lawyer …


Press Pet of the Day: Jade

Jade is a beautiful, 11-year-old, black-smoke kitty. Don't be fooled by her age; she still loves to play. Her favorite toys are ones with feathers.<p>Although she has had experience with other cats, Jade really prefers to be your one and only. She is an extremely social cat who will greet you when you …


Werewolf cats are being bred and they are not cute

You may have seen headlines about a "werewolf cat" lately. If you thought they were going to be cute and cuddly, you were wrong. They are odd. Very odd.<p>The Lykoi is a new cat breed, unofficially called the werewolf cat. The felines have a fur pattern that's distinctly wolfish — the black fur is …

Strongest El Niño in 20 years will cause a lot of fish to starve in the Pacific

Even if you’re not a weather buff, you’ve probably caught wind that the strongest El Niño event in twenty years is coming right for us. Its impacts …

Tiny puppy abandoned at luxury hotel

A tiny puppy — just 2.5 pounds, perhaps a four or five weeks old — needs a home after someone abandoned him in a tony downtown San Diego hotel …


The 25 best restaurants in the US, according to travelers

Of the top 25 restaurants, seven are in New York City, four are in California, and three are in Chicago.<p>From a steakhouse in Texas to upscale palaces of gastronomy in New York City, these 25 restaurants will turn dining into a meal you never forget.

Tom Colicchio

19 Ways to Give Up Sugar

It's time to call sugar out for what it is: A heartbreaker, a big-tummy maker, and a health-food faker. We're not talking about the sugar that comes in fruit (because a lot of Americans aren't getting enough servings of the healthy food, as it is), but the refined stuff, such as high-fructose corn …

Watching our girl Zooey on 'Seth Meyers' last night

We always love seeing our beloved Zooey D. on the interview circuit! Well, last night she stopped by <i>Late Night with Seth Meyers</i> to talk about her new …

DNA At the Fringes: Twins, Chimerism, and Synthetic DNA

DNA tests are thought to be conclusive proof—of crime, of family relation—but in some cases, our genetic material acts in mysterious ways.<p>Plenty of …


In Honor Of His 63rd, Putin Plays Hockey And Is Painted As The Buddha

Russian President Vladimir Putin celebrated his 63rd birthday Wednesday, amid a controversial bombing campaign in Syria, a weakening economy and tensions with the U.S. and its Western allies. The Russian leader made a point of taking it all in stride — including adulation from his fans.<p>He occupied …


Is Your Refrigerator Running? No, Really, You Won a Nobel Prize

Persuading laureates they’re winners can be a tough call; ‘it’s not a prank’<p>The phone rings in the middle of the night. The number is unrecognizable. The voice on the other end of the line is unfamiliar—and it comes with a Swedish accent.<p>This is how the world’s most esteemed minds learn they have …

Nobel Prize

Premium pet food is really expensive—and not actually better for your pet

Anyone who says “love don’t cost a thing” probably doesn’t own a pet.<p>Americans spent more than $22 billion on food for their beloved domestic animals (and tens of billions more on supplies, vet care and other services) in 2014. And those looking for words like “natural,” “gluten-free,” and …


This parent made a point about how ridiculous Common Core Math is by using it to write a check

If you are a teacher or parent or friends with teachers or parents, you’ve probably heard about Common Core. It’s a new teaching method that’s been …

Fatal floods expose delicate balance in polygamous towns

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The secluded polygamous towns tucked between stunning red-rock cliffs have survived for more than 100 years, despite Utah and Arizona's efforts to dismantle them and expose abuses.<p>After at least 12 women and children were killed by flash floods, two of the fathers of the …


South African boy triumphs at ballet awards

<b>Young South African dancer Leroy Mokgatle was the winner of the gold medal at the prestigious Genee International Ballet Competition.</b><p>The 15-year-old, who was awarded the top prize by the judging panel, also won the Margot Fonteyn Audience Award.<p>The silver medal was won by Lania Atkins from …


Do These Cats Want A New Snail Friend Or Just Escargot?

We sort of suspect it's the latter, but we can always pretend.<p>Sometimes you just gotta relax and take things slo-o-ow.<p>What better way to do that than with a blissed-out cat and a charming snail atop his paw?<p>Unfortunately, a second feline seems intent on ruining the idyllic scene, sticking its face …

This Native American boy was sent home from school because of his Mohawk

Earlier this past week, seven-year-old Jakobe Sanden walked into second grade at Arrowhead Elementary School in Santa Clara, Utah rockin’ a brand new …

Dachshund Racing in Australia: Pictures


London Fashion Week in Pictures


Credit Cards Now Come With a Chip Embedded

You may have received a new credit card or debit card with a computer chip embedded in it in the mail recently. It's part of a nationwide shift by major card issuers to offer added security against fraud—and shift the liability from card issuers to merchants, if they do not upgrade to this …

Identity Theft

Cat-Chasing Male Pit Bull Adopts Abandoned Kittens

“Loki has become the official nanny dog for all of the kittens, and he licked them like a mother cat right from the beginning.” <br>Read more


10 Cozy Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

It's just not autumn without pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and apple scents.<p>It's just not autumn without pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and apple scents.


Snapshots: Saint Étienne's urban doodler with a sense of humour

The street artist known as Oak Oak uses the urban elements of his home town of Saint-Étienne, an old industrial town in France, to create humorous, site-specific art. “What I like about street art is that you can find somewhere to draw anywhere and it is a surprise for the people who find it,” he …

Did Clinton Camp Delete Emails Or Wipe Server? The Difference Matters

Hillary Clinton's private server is currently in the possession of the FBI. And while it has been reported that the server was "wiped," what actually happened remains unclear. But not because the term is so hard to understand from a technical standpoint. In fact, <i>wiping</i> is a straightforward process. …