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Serious birth defect on the rise, CDC researchers say

<b>(CNN) —</b> An increasing number of babies are being born with a serious birth defect, gastroschisis, and it's got scientists concerned.<p>The condition causes the intestines, and sometimes organs such as the liver and stomach, to poke through a newborn's abdomen near the belly button. It needs to be …

South Sudan misses deadline to form unity government

<b>South Sudan has missed a key deadline to create a transitional government, after the president increased the number of provinces from 10 to 28.</b><p>The plan for a unity government was part of a peace deal in August to end the civil war which began in 2013 when President Salva Kiir accused his …

Flooding in Asia displaces millions; death toll rising rapidly

<b>(CNN) —</b> Torrential monsoon rains in the aftermath of cyclone Komen continue to cause flooding in India, Bangladesh and other South Asian countries, leaving hundreds dead and millions displaced.<p>In India, at least 192 are dead due to the heavy downpours and related accidents, according to government …

Floods

Google Project Tango now available in Canada and South Korea

The whole industry was impressed when Google revealed Project Tango tablet, a device with multiple cameras that can map its surroundings. It’s a unique product with a focus in future mobile applications, but it’s not exactly for everyone just yet. It was only recently made available without an …

All Washington DC Deals & Coupons

Say Goodbye to a Store, a Couple Florists, a Human Statue, Some Raccoons, Your Innocence, a Domino’s Pizza, and Your Wife and Kids.

<b>Monday</b><p>Sad week this week. Lots of goodbyes. Lots of shutdowns. Lots of folks making decisions that take themselves far, far away from you. It’s the …

Sparks school shooting: teacher died trying to protect students

A US middle school teacher who served two tours with the National Guard in Afghanistan has been hailed as a hero for trying to protect students from a shooting witnessed by up to 30 children.<p>Police said a student at Sparks middle school was the lone gunman who injured two classmates, killed himself …

The Unbounded Spirit

Anonymous no more: Twitter engineer, UConn security analyst among 13 indicted for 'Operation Payback'

Not all the people named in the FBI indictment fit the hacker stereotype<p>Some of the men indicted last week for allegedly taking part in the scores of denial-of-service attacks launched by hacktivist group Anonymous in 2010 don't fit the stereotype of a pajamas-wearing teen hacker causing havoc from …

A Day in the Life of a Vegas Cocktail Waitress

As cocktail waitresses, our primary job was to keep refilling glasses for our VIPs and their new lady friends as they became more and more intoxicated. I'd thought that they would treat me more like a stripper or an escort than a waitress. In fact, they treated me more like a servant.<p>By Monica</b> …

Las Vegas: Pride parade and festival set for Sept. 6 and 7

Gay pride will be evident in Las Vegas with a parade Sept. 6 and a daylong festival Sept. 7.<p>The colorful procession through the streets of downtown Las Vegas -- this will be its 15th year -- kicks off at 8 p.m. It will be led by grand marshal Edward Padilla, an HIV/AIDS activist in Southern Nevada …

Viva Las Vintage – Paid Post

Forget spirit hoods, spandex dresses and urban kicks. The coolest lifestyle scene in Sin City is Vintage Vegas. Between the resurgence of downtown and the popularity of the Neon Museum, which houses old neon signs from now-extinct properties, Vegas is obsessed with vintage. Get the most out of it …

Experience Travel

Come Ogle Las Vegas' Most Absurd-Beyond-Words Palace

At this fine hour, on this most auspicious day, and without further ado, here Curbed presents the most over-the-top house in Las Vegas. And, as it's no secret that Vegas is the uncontested grand dominion of baffling and over-the-top mansions, it's probably safe to say that this 6,872-square-foot …

Las Vegas: Elton John's partner to open Champagne bar in Caesars

Elton John's spouse, David Furnish, plans to open a lounge inside Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, just steps from the Colosseum where the legendary singer-songwriter performs in rotation with other stars.<p>The Champagne bar, to be called Fizz, is expected to open this fall adjacent to Caesars' Forum …

Great American Bites: A taste of Hawaii in old Las Vegas

<b>The scene:</b> The California Hotel & Casino is a landmark of old downtown Las Vegas, and at first glance, it appears very similar to its neighbors such as Binion's, the Golden Gate and the Four Queens. But there is one thing that distinctly sets the California apart, and that is its long tradition of …

Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth: Julius, 19, From Las Vegas (PHOTO)

We Are the Youth is a photographic journalism project chronicling the individual stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth in the United States. Through photographic portraits and "as told to" interviews in the participants' own voices, We Are the Youth captures the incredible …

Hurtado Residence Is The Epitome Of Las Vegas Luxury Homes (PHOTOS)

When we think of Las Vegas, there are a few things that come to mind: bright lights, a lot of bling and over-the-top everything. And lo and behold, the Hurtado Residence, located in Las Vegas, Nevada, has all that and much more.<p>According to our friends at The Pinnacle List, this 10,000-square-foot …

Girls Getaway Guide to Las Vegas

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more guaranteed-awesome girlfriend getaway than Las Vegas. Despite what you may feel about yard-long Technicolor …

The Technology Behind The Las Vegas Magic Of Cirque Du Soleil

Some of us have been lucky enough to see a Cirque du Soleil performance at one of the great venues in Las Vegas, or anywhere else around the world. The drama textbooks will remind you that one experiences a “willful suspension of disbelief” when watching a dramatic performance. But, Cirque du …

Ad of the Day: The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Assaults Your Senses

Loud. Sexy. Aggressive. Claustrophobic. These aren't characteristics you would normally associate with hotel advertising. But then, The Cosmopolitan …

Las Vegas Halloween 2013 – Paid Post

Pumpkin patches and parades are fine fun for families, but in Vegas, the best tricks and treats are for adults. Check out some of Sin City's most scream-worthy events this All Hallows' Eve.<p><b>Enter the Gates of Hell</b><p>For those feeling especially brave, the Freakling Bros.' Trilogy of Terror returns on …