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Treasure hunters blocked from site of alleged Nazi gold train discovery

Polish authorities have blocked off a wooded area near a railroad track after scores of treasure hunters swarmed southwest Poland looking for an alleged Nazi gold train.<p>The city of Walbrzych and its surrounding wooded hills are experiencing a gold rush after two men, a Pole and a German, informed …

Archaeology

'I grabbed my children and ran' -- Families flee ISIS in Iraq

<b>Anbar Province, Iraq (CNN) —</b> The call from Faleh Essawi, the deputy chief of the provincial council, who we were supposed to be meeting up with, came just as we were about to hit the bridge -- the only safe route from Baghdad to neighboring Anbar province.<p>"ISIS has taken the east of the city, it's …

No murder charge in case of baby cut from woman answering Craigslist ad

<b>(CNN) —</b> A former nurse's aide will not face murder charges for allegedly cutting and removing an unborn baby from the mother's womb, Boulder County, Colorado, prosecutor Stanley Garnett said Thursday.<p>The mother, Michelle Wilkins, answered a Craigslist ad for baby clothes on March 18.<p>When she …

ISIS releases Christian hostages -- but why?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Igniting a live man in a cage; severing the heads of dozens; kidnapping, raping and selling women and children -- ISIS' shocking maltreatment of its captives has become regrettably predictable.<p>But that has made their latest decision on the fate of 19 Christian prisoners all the more …

Human Rights

Here’s The Story About How A Terrifying Head Injury Turned A Washington Man Into A Genius

Jason Padgett has had a pretty crazy decade. The Tacoma, Washington resident was struck in the head during a mugging back in 2002, and the resulting odyssey changed his life in ways he never would’ve imagined. His story was covered in the book <i>Struck By Genius</i>, released in April of 2014, and he …

Scientists now know why popcorns pop

The popping sound made by popcorn is normally viewed as a pleasing cue that your snack is ready to eat, but for scientists the phenomenon represented one of nature’s significant unsolved problems.<p>Now a French team say they have settled the question of why popcorn pops through a series of high-speed …

Chemistry

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un 'has illness'

<b>North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has an unspecified medical problem, state media report, after he failed to appear at a key political event.</b><p>A report on state television said on Thursday that Mr Kim, 31, was in an "uncomfortable physical condition" but gave no details.<p>Earlier, the leader was absent …

Medical examiner: St. Louis officer shot teen 7-8 times - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- Vonderrit Deondre Myers, a teenager who died in a police shooting, was struck by seven or eight bullets, St. Louis city Medical Examiner Dr. Michael Graham said Thursday night.<p>"All but one gunshot wound were to the lower extremities," Graham said. "The one fatal wound was to the …

Here's What Happens If You're On A Plane And You Joke You Have Ebola

Whatever you do on a plane right now, do NOT sneeze and then say "Sorry, I just came from Africa." First, the flight attendant will publicly denounce …

US Airways

How To Survive A Real 'Walking Dead' Zombie Apocalypse

<i>"It's not a matter of if, but a matter of when."</i><p>The zombie apocalypse in "The Walking Dead" makes it one of the most intense and gripping shows on television, but it might surprise you to learn a real zombie plague could be closer than you think.<p><i>Image: Giphy</i><p>HuffPost Entertainment interviewed …

Hundreds In Germany Mourn Student Killed Defending Teen Girls From Harassment

Most of the mourners gathered outside a German mosque Wednesday never met Tugce Albayrak when she was alive. But hundreds of them came out anyway to pay their final respects to the 23-year-old college student, who was killed after she stepped forward to defend two teenage girls from harassment.<p>"I …

Paul George Injury: Updates on Pacers Star's Recovery from Leg Surgery

Link to Media<p><b>Updates from Friday, Nov. 21</b><p>The Associated Press (via ESPN) has the latest on George's recovery:<p>The two-time All-Star said Friday he has been working on a treadmill in a pool and expects to start limited work on the court soon. He has been walking on the leg, which snapped in two …

Basketball

Report: Charges against Thiago Silva dropped in domestic violence case

Former UFC light heavyweight Thiago Silva is a free man after charges stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident were dropped, according to …

Kobe Bryant Says Championships Don't Drive Him, Reveals He Only Uses 2 Moves

Most people assume that Kobe Bryant is driven by winning championships, but that apparently isn't the case.<p>Bryant has helped the Los Angeles Lakers win five championships in his 18-year career, and he is known as one of the fiercest competitors in NBA history. However, winning isn't how he defines …

Basketball

'NBA 2K' LeBron James Homecoming Remix Will Get Cavaliers Fans Hyped

Link to Media<p>LeBron James will once again be playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers this upcoming season, and this <i>NBA 2K</i> "Homecoming" video should get James supporters and Cavaliers fans pretty pumped up for this season.<p>The video contains a familiar beat. Diddy and Skylar Grey's "Coming Home" has been …

Basketball

Melo says business interests influenced decision to return to NY

Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony has plans for his brand, and thinks that New York was the only place to accomplish them.<p>Carmelo Anthony rejoined the …

NFL sets new penalties on domestic violence, sexual assault violations

The penalty was underwhelming. The angry public fallout was not.<p>A month after the<p>NFLsuspendedBaltimore Ravensrunning backRay Ricetwo games after he allegedly knocked out his soon-to-be wife at an Atlantic City hotel, the league admitted its error and significantly ramped up its penalties for …