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The Shadow Rising

• <b>Author:</b> Robert Jordan<p>The seals of Shayol Ghul are weak now, and the Dark One reaches out. The Shadow is rising to cover humankind.<p>In Tar Valon, Min sees portents of hideous doom. Will the White Tower itself be broken?<p>In the Two Rivers, the Whitecloaks ride in pursuit of a man with golden eyes, and …

Egyptian Churches Burned, Attacked As Religious Leaders Call On Prayers For Peace

Human rights groups decried reported attacks and torchings targeting dozens of churches in Egypt amid a mounting death toll as fighting between supporters and opponents of ousted President Mohammed Morsi continued Friday.<p>It's unclear how many churches have been affected during violence that has …

A Rare Talk With Robert De Niro

His brilliant career includes a cast of characters ranging from a crackpot cabbie to the Devil himself. Now the enigmatic actor turns his talents to …

Robert DeNiro

Ostrich necks give clues to dinosaur flexibility

<b>The familiar view of sauropod dinosaurs reaching out for vegetation using their long, graceful necks may not be entirely accurate, say scientists.</b><p>A study of modern-day ostriches suggests the ancient animals were probably quite stiff in their movement.<p>Sauropod dinosaurs had a thick mass of muscle in …

Paleontology

Boeing to investigate new Dreamliner wiring fault

<b>Boeing has said that it will investigate the wiring defect that was found in a fire extinguisher system on three of its 787 Dreamliner jets.</b><p>The fault was found on jets operated by Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA).<p>After ANA reported the fault on Wednesday, rival Japan Airlines turned back a 787 …

United Airlines

Brazil Congress backs oil royalties bill

<b>Brazil's Congress has approved a bill that designates all royalties from newly discovered oil fields to education and healthcare.</b><p>The bill, which had already been approved by Senate, was passed by the lower house on Wednesday.<p>The move is one of several reforms proposed by the president in the wake …

Brazil

Why So Many Men Kill Their Families On Sundays In August

A study of British "family annihilators" reveals some macabre data.<p>In what must be one of the darkest research projects we've covered, a British team has studied 32 years' worth of "family annihilator" cases, where one member of a family murders multiple others. Some patterns emerge from the 71 …

Return of the Cold War

President Obama's cancellation of the summit with Putin demonstrates the extent of the deterioration in American Russian relations. In a short time, the U.S. and Russia have moved from what some in Washington viewed as a hopeful partnership to an adversarial relationship.<p>The rise of Vladimir Putin, …

New Earth

• <b>Author:</b> Ben Bova<p>Award-winning author Ben Bova brings us <i>New Earth,</i> his latest tale of science fiction in his Grand Tour series.<br>The entire world is thrilled by the discovery of a new Earthlike planet. Advance imaging shows that the planet has oceans of liquid water and a breathable oxygen-rich …

The Dragon Reborn

• <b>Author:</b> Robert Jordan<p><i>The Dragon Reborn</i>--the leader long prophesied who will save the world, but in the saving destroy it; the savior who will run mad and kill all those dearest to him--is on the run from his destiny.<p>Able to touch the One Power, but unable to control it, and with no one to teach him …

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