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Amazon releases the 100 sci-fi and fantasy books you should read in your lifetime

Amazon’s book editors have been busy assembling collections of the 100 books everyone should read in their lifetime — and today they took on the …

Encounter With World’s Rarest Ocean Mammal Thrills Scientists

Fewer than 100 vaquitas—an elusive porpoise found only in the Sea of Cortez—are left on Earth.<p>Scientists feared they were on a grim mission. Biologists searching Mexico's Sea of Cortez for the world's most endangered marine mammal—a tiny porpoise called the vaquita—worried they might already be too …

Kevin McCarthy's big test

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Any momentum Kevin McCarthy once had in the race to be the next House speaker is suddenly at the risk of faltering.<p>In the two weeks since Speaker John Boehner shocked Capitol Hill by announcing his resignation, McCarthy has burned up the phone lines and pitched himself in …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Absolutely everywhere in Beijing is now covered by police video surveillance

During China’s National Day holidays this month, almost 8 million tourists visited Beijing in just four days—and the Chinese government kept a close watch on every one of them as they toured the capital’s streets.<p>Beijing police added new surveillance cameras ahead of the holiday, and have expand …

The 101 smartest liberal arts colleges in America

From our recent list of the smartest colleges in America, we pulled out the top liberal arts schools, as categorized by US News & World Report.<p>These colleges emphasize undergraduate studies in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. Most are small, with class sizes typically …

Georgia school pays up after teacher tells first-grader his mom is 'bad' because she doesn't believe in God

A Georgia public school agreed to stop two teachers from praying in class and promoting their religious beliefs to children, but only after a secular …

Ahead of Million Man March, Capitol Police Issue Warning to Officers About ‘Race-Baiter’ Farrakhan

The U.S. Capitol Police’s intelligence office issued a bulletin last month warning officers of the possibility for violence during Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s rally to commemorate the Million Man March.<p>According to the Washington Post, the warning came in the form of an email …

A Polish F-16 jet collided with a drone

The mid-air impact, whose evidence was discovered by ground crews during post-flight checks, exposed damage to the airframe's protective coating and to the fuel tank.<p>The official version of the incident, given by Maj. Dariusz Rojewski of the Krzesiny AB, is that the jet collided with an unknown …

Manned Russian jets are reportedly stalking US Predator drones in Syria

On at least three occasions, Russian jets have shadowed US MQ-1 Predator drones as they have conducted operations over ISIS territory, including above ISIS' de facto capital of Raqqa and near the Syrian-Turkish border.<p>"The Russians flew very close, but did not impede the drone flight," one of the …

11 biographies to read if you want to get rich

Success is a learnable skill, self-made millionaire T. Harv Eker emphasizes in his book, "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind." Anyone can grow to be successful and wealthy, and one of the best starting points is to read a biography about someone who's already done it.<p>"Successful people look at other …

Why Do Addicts Seek Out Thailand’s ‘Vomit Temple’ for Rehab?

A secluded monastery in Thailand offers free drug rehabilitation, starting with a vomit detox.<p>In America, the widely unregulated industry of treating …

Netanyahu bars Jewish politicians from al-Aqsa compound

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered police to prevent government ministers and Knesset members from entering al-Aqsa Mosque compound, according to Israeli media.<p>Clashes have rocked the Jerusalem site in recent weeks amid a surge in tensions between Israelis and Palestinians.<p>The …

FBI finds $600,000 from armored car heist buried in backyard

FBI agents dug up the Fontana backyard of an armored-truck driver convicted of pulling off a $1-million theft, and recovered about $600,000 Wednesday.<p>Agents assisted by Los Angeles police detectives found the pile of carefully wrapped $20 and $100 bills in a large food storage bin after excavating …

Bar manager Philip Blackwood is being held in a squalid cell and fed rice and gruel, according to his father, who wants more help from the UK government<p>A British man held in Myanmar’s most notorious jail is wasting away in a tiny cell with no window and an open sewer for a toilet while the British …

Human Rights

The 9 things you should know about Kevin McCarthy

The California Republican is the favorite to score one of the most powerful jobs in America.<p>House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is the odds-on favorite to be elected the next speaker of the House, a post that would make him one of the most powerful elected leaders in America and second in line to …

Bankrupt 50 Cent is suing his old lawyers for $75 million

50 Cent — who filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in July — submitted the complaint against Garvey Schubert Barer in the Connecticut bankruptcy court Tuesday seeking $75 million in damages.<p>The rapper claims the law firm did a terrible job representing him while he was dealing with the legal …

Demi Lovato: "I Knew at a Young Age I Had a Problem"

On the eve of the release of her hotly anticipated fifth studio album, Lovato is bravely talking about something else entirely: her life-long battle with mental illness.<p>"You're always going to remember your first time," Demi Lovato, wearing a skin-tight, long-sleeved black mini dress and sky-high …

Mental Health

How much consciousness does an octopus have?

What about an iPhone? And how much consciousness can we meaningfully ascribe to someone in a coma?<p>Animals ranging from parrots to elephants continue …

This tiny country just outlined a plan to completely stop using oil, coal, and gas

This is welcomed news in a world that - despite recent advances in tackling climate change by the US and China - remains relatively paralyzed in its ability to make substantial changes to how it deals with climate change.<p>Earlier this year, Costa Rica met the entirety of its national power demand …

End of the Afghan War

Soldiers grab their gear and board a UH-60 Blackhawk at a small combat outpost headed for a forward operating base in eastern Afghanistan.Robert L. Cunningham<p>On October 7, 2001, the US and NATO entered into what would become the second longest war in American history.<p>Operation Enduring Freedom had …

2 men were just awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for unlocking the secrets of the strangest particle in the universe

The prize goes jointly to Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo in Japan and Arthur B. McDonald of Queen's University in Kingston, Canada "for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass."<p>The two recipients were leaders of two major underground neutrino …

Disguised as stone-throwers, infiltrators open fire on Palestinians

"Mustarabiin!" rang out among the crowd of about 100 Palestinians who had been hurling stones at Israeli soldiers for several hours at the Bet El checkpoint outside Ramallah.<p>It is a word used to refer to those who disguise themselves as Arabs.<p>The incident on Wednesday, captured on video by an AFP …

FBI director calls lack of data on police shootings ‘ridiculous,’ ‘embarrassing’

The lack of accurate information about police-involved shootings is roiling the nation’s law enforcement community, leaving officials unable to say whether high-profile killings are isolated events or part of an alarming trend, FBI Director James B. Comey said Wednesday.<p>Speaking to a private …

Correction: Family-Meat Cleaver Killings story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Oct. 7 about the guilty plea of a man who killed five relatives with a meat cleaver, The Associated Press erroneously …

Suspects in tantra teacher's death booked on murder warrants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three young people suspected in the shooting death of a tantra yoga teacher in Northern California have been booked on murder …

Huge oil discovery in Golan Heights - Israeli media

The Israeli presence in the Golan Heights is in dispute. The region is internationally recognized Syrian territory that has been occupied by Israel …