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Perry sending National Guard troops to border

Texas Gov. Rick Perry will immediately send up to 1,000 National Guard troops to help secure the southern border, where tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America have crossed into the United States this year in a surge that is deemed a humanitarian crisis.<p>Perry also wants …

Robert Downey Jr. leads Forbes' highest-paid actors list again

It's good to be Iron Man — Robert Downey Jr. once again leads Forbes' list of top-earning actors.<p>The movie star came in first for the second year in a row, the financial mag said, raking in an additional $75 million between June 2013 and June 2014.<p>The magazine touted the 49-year-old as …

Philip Seymour Hoffman didn't want 'trust fund' kids, filing says

Philip Seymour Hoffman didn't want to leave any money to his three young children with Mimi O'Donnell, court documents have revealed -- supporting wishes expressed by the actor in a nearly 10-year-old will that went public in February.<p>Hoffman "did not want his children to be considered 'trust fund' …

Scientists investigating Siberia’s mysterious hole: “There is nothing mysterious about it”

<b>(Screenshot, Siberian Times)</b><p>Researchers theorize on the crater’s appearance, report experiencing no “weird or unexplained feelings”<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>July 21, 2014 3:18pm (UTC)<p>Scientists dispatched to investigate the mysterious hole that appeared on Siberia's Yamal Peninsula are back with their initial …

Proof we landed on the Moon is in the dust

A less common reply against Moon hoax theorists: the way dust behaves in Apollo videos is proof we landed on the Moon.<p>On every anniversary of Apollo 11’s lunar landing, the Moon hoax theorists are out in full force. And while scientists have refuted the hoaxers most common arguments like how the …

Particles

Hordes of mayflies explode in Minnnesota, but they're actually a good thing

Disgusting grey clouds of millions of mayflies swarm the Minnesota skies this week.<p>"Mayflies are nearly harmless; they don’t bite, sting, or even eat …

Super-Heavy Periods? This Could Be Why...

Illustrated By Ly Ngo<p><i>By Kendall McKenzie</i><p><b>What Is PCOS?</b><p>Polycystic Ovary Syndrome — aka PCOS — is a hormonal disorder. People with PCOS don’t ovulate …

Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, and Ty Dolla $ign Share Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Track "Shell Shocked"

There's a new <i>Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles</i> movie coming out on August 8. In the tradition of Vanilla Ice's "Ninja Rap", the new one features a track by Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, and Ty Dolla $ign. Amazingly, it's called "Shell Shocked", and pretty much all of the lyrics reference the characters, their …

Three New Mexico teens charged with killing homeless men

Three teens admitted to police they attacked two homeless men who were found dead in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Saturday, police said.<p>The boys -- 15, 16 and 18 -- used bricks and a metal pole to kill the men, according to a criminal complaint accusing each of them of two counts of murder.<p>A judge …

4 Sky Events This Week: Saturn Stands While Meteors Fly

Changing Planet<p><b>Saturn, the t</b><b>rue “Lord of the Rings,” dominates the evening sky this week, while the summer’s first meteor shower gets under way.</b><p><b>Saturn at full stop.</b> On Monday, July 21, the ringed world will appear at a standstill in the sky, relative to the background stars in the zodiacal …

Do You Have To Wash New Underwear Before You Wear It?

<b>The Scientist: Philip M. Tierno, Ph.D., professor of microbiology and pathology at New York University School of Medicine</b><p>The Answer: In a word, yes. …

Arrest Made in Abigail Hernandez Case

<b>UPDATE: (July 28, 2014)</b><p>Nathaniel E. Kibby, 34, has been arrested and charged with one count of felony kidnapping for "knowingly confining Abigail Hernandez on October 9, 2013, in Conway, New Hampshire, with a purpose to commit an offense against her," according to a release.<p>Photo: New Hampshire …

A$AP Rocky Sued Over Alleged Philadelphia Assault

<i>Photo by Mitch Manzella</i><p>Last year, it was reported that A$AP Rocky was charged with assault for allegedly slapping a female fan in the face during his performance at Jay-Z's Made in America Fest in Philadelphia. Now, TMZ reports that Lisamarie Wade has sued Rocky over the incident for damages of at …

A Simple Trick For Making The Perfect Ice Cream Sandwich

Photo: Courtesy of Lauren Conrad.<p>For the longest time, I’ve wanted to try some of the most popular pins on Pinterest and see whether they work or …

Police: Body of figure in ferry case found

The Sewol ferry disaster appears to have taken another life -- this time of the man whom some blamed for the sinking.<p>Yoo Byung Eun, the subject of an intense, nationwide manhunt who went missing after the South Korean ferry sank in April, was declared dead, police said Tuesday.<p>Yoo's body was found …

How a SCI-Arc design spoof predicted New York's 'poor doors'

My mom likes to say that she left South America for the Land of Opportunity, only to have South America follow her here. It's our bit of gallows humor for talking about rising economic inequity here in the United States — an inequity that appears to be increasingly written into our architecture.<p>On …

The FBI's Phony War on Terror

The plan to fly drones laden with explosives into the U.S. Capitol and the Pentagon had all the trappings of a post-Sept. 11 spy thriller: high-tech weaponry, secret reconnaissance trips and a dramatic government sting operation that nabbed the Islamic terrorist just in time. “Thanks to the …

Clinton defends Israel on Gaza

Hillary Clinton on Monday repeatedly stressed that Israel was “provoked” by Hamas in the current conflict roiling the Middle East, offering among her strongest statements yet concerning the hostilities in Gaza.<p>The former secretary of state and possible 2016 Democratic front-runner delivered those …

Fundraisers yes, Jimmy Kimmel no during Obama's Los Angeles visit

As violence exploded in the Middle East and the world recoiled at the destruction of a commercial jetliner, President Obama kept largely to his schedule, which included recent appearances at Democratic fundraisers that drew criticism from political opponents.<p>But yukking it up alongside comedian …