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High School Kids Aren't Sleeping, and Have Accidents As a Result

High school students who get too little sleep, or too much, are also more likely to drive drunk or take other risks, according to government researchers.<p>The scientists say they don't know if sleep issues cause teens to take dangerous risks, or whether both are a reflection of depression or other …

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Man accused of torture killing escapes psychiatric hospital

SEATTLE (AP) — A man accused of torturing a woman to death but found too mentally ill for trial was on the loose Thursday after crawling out a window …

ISIS captures hundreds of Syrian cement factory workers, report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS-affiliated militants captured more than 300 workers and contractors at a cement factory in Syria, state news reported Thursday.<p>Al-Badiyeh Cement Co. said the militants were holding the workers and contractors from the plant near Damascus, according to the state-run Syrian Arab News …

Here’s good news for discouraged workers — and the country

Surprise: America’s discouraged workers are finding jobs — or so it seems. Unanticipated by many economists, this is good news for the country (and, assuming it continues, probably for Democrats this fall).<p>Ever since the Great Recession, economists have worried that the severity and length of the …

Helicopter crash in Russia kills 2, injures 2 others

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian governor says a helicopter carrying Interior Ministry officers has crashed northeast of Moscow, killing two people and …

Bird poop on the lines causes nuclear power shutdown

<b>(CNN) —</b> An errant bird dropping appears to have caused the temporary shutdown of part of the Indian Point nuclear plant in upstate New York.<p>A report by Entergy, the site operator, pointed the finger at a bird "streamer" -- colorfully explained in the document as "long streams of excrement from …

Boy finds 3,400-year-old figurine in Israel

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 7-year-old Israeli boy is being hailed after finding a piece of history during a day trip to an archeological site.<p>READ: Bronze Age wheel found at "Britain's Pompeii"<p>Ori Greenhut was climbing a mound at Tel Rehov with friends when he came across a covered figurine, said the Israel …

Study: California leak was top methane release in US history

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A natural gas leak that sickened Los Angeles residents and forced thousands from their homes was the largest known release of …

Chinese man staged his own funeral just to see how many people would turn up

Zhang Deyang, who never married or had kids, organised his own funeral and invited friends and family<p>A Chinese man has held a funeral for himself just to see how many people would turn up.<p>Zhang Deyang from northern Shandong province organised a mock ceremony – and told his friends and family – in …

Anger, praise for Apple for rebuffing FBI over San Bernardino killer's phone

<b>(CNN) —</b> For Ryan Reyes, it's personal.<p>Granted, many people have strong opinions over whether Apple helps the FBI break into the iPhone of San Bernardino killer Syed Farook. It's not just about that single device, they say, but larger issues like privacy and security. It's about how best to balance …

Woman killed in industrial mixer accident

<b>(CNN) —</b> A freak bakery accident has taken the life of a woman in Sandy, Utah.<p>The woman, 45-year-old Carmen "Jackie" Lindhart, was killed at the Reams Grocery Store early Wednesday morning.<p>Lindhart was in the bakery department when "she became entangled with the augers in the mixer causing her to be …

Keep cancer alive to stop it spreading, say scientists

Keeping cells alive around a tumour stops it expanding, the University of Cambridge has discovered<p>Keeping cells alive rather can killing them off through chemotherapy could be the best way to fight cancer, scientists believe.<p>Tumours need to kill surrounding cells to make room to grow so if they do …

Zika virus 'spreading explosively,' WHO leader says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Zika virus "is now spreading explosively" in the Americas, the head of the World Health Organization said Thursday, with another official estimating between 3 million to 4 million infections in the region over a 12-month period.<p>"The level of concern is high, as is the level of …

Barbie Has a New Body

Photographs by <b>Kenji Aoki</b> for TIME<p><b>Inside the biggest change in barbie’s 57-year history–and what it says about American beauty ideals</b><p>Part 1 <br>Barbie’s …

Will Smith on Oscars' lack of diversity: 'It feels like it's going in the wrong direction'

Will Smith has joined his wife Jada Pinkett Smith in calling out the Academy Awards for its all-white slate of acting nominees. Neither star will …

Jada Pinkett Smith

7 British Men Guilty Of Massive Easter Gem Heist

Over the Easter holiday in 2015, millions of dollars worth of cash, gems and jewelry were stolen from a facility where London jewelers stored their wares. The audacious theft — which involved descending through an elevator shaft and drilling through concrete and metal walls — seized the attention …

Armed Robbery

South Korea To Resume Broadcasting Propaganda To The North Over Loudspeakers

South Korea announced plans to restart propaganda broadcasts over its border with North Korea, a day after Pyongyang claimed to have tested a hydrogen bomb.<p>The U.S. is doubtful that the test was actually a hydrogen bomb. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said "The initial analysis is not …

California has declared a state of emergency over the LA gas leak

In a statement, Brown said he acted based on the requests of people in the community of Porter Ranch and the "prolonged and continuing" nature of the gas blowout at the underground storage facility.<p>The well, owned by Southern California Gas Co., has been gushing up to 1,200 tons of climate-changing …

Where in the world have we achieved 100% renewable power?

In a few places around the world, humans have achieved a feat that seemed impossible just a few years ago, and still seems inconceivable nearly everywhere else: They’ve stopped burning fossil fuels for electricity.<p>Throughout 2015, several nations, states and cities announced they had either managed …

Renewable Energy

Georgia Mother Gets 190 Years in Prison For Locking Child in Chicken Coop

A Georgia mother who locked her adopted daughter in a chicken coop for weeks has been sentenced to 190 years in prison.<p>Diana Franklin showed no …

Morocco issues arrest warrant for Paris attack suspect

RABAT (Reuters) - Moroccan authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Salah Abdeslam, the Paris attack suspect who is at the center of an international manhunt, according to the Moroccan police.<p>Handout picture shows Belgian-born Abdeslam Salah seen on a call for witnesses notice released by the …

Local News Station Wants Your Opinion: Should We <i>Really </i>Ban All Muslims From the U.S.?

Bakersfield, California news station KGET, known far and wide as a bastion of objective journalism, took the time out on Monday to get a “man on the …

FBI searches lake in San Bernardino terrorism probe; questions over what neighbors saw

FBIinvestigators are expected to continue their search of a San Bernardino lake and surrounding areas Friday looking for electronics and other items left by the shooters in the most deadlyterrorist attackon U.S. soil since 9/11.<p>FBI agents will probably spend days searching Seccombe Lake and …

Man Makes Bomb Threat to Keep From Missing Child's Birth

Suspect Arrested for Posting Threats Against Black Students at Michigan Tech

A suspect has been arrested for posting threats against black students at Michigan Technological University to the anonymous messaging app Yik …

Mormon anti-gay rules provoke angry backlash from rank and file

New rules would see children living with gay parents denied baptism until they are 18 and same sex marriages are declared a sin<p>New Mormon church rules targeting gay members and their children have triggered a firestorm of backlash from church members of all political backgrounds.<p>Mormon scholar …

'Enough is Enough': Hundreds of Mormons Leaving Church Over Same-Sex Marriage Stance

Hundreds of people are formally renouncing their membership in the Mormon church in protest over a new policy that punishes same-sex couples and their children, an attorney assisting them said.<p>Utah lawyer Mark Naugle, 30, whose family split with the church 15 years ago, is offering his services pro …

Sheriff fires deputy who slammed and dragged female student

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said on Wednesday he has fired school resource officer Ben Fields after his actions inside a Spring Valley High …

After Being Shot 5 Times, Kidnapped Man Escapes, Drives To Hospital

The victim reportedly overheard one of his captors telling another to "ditch the body."<p>Honolulu police charged 42-year-old Ranier Ines on Friday in connection with the brutal kidnapping and robbery of his coworker, 25-year-old Kele Stout.<p>According to court documents obtained by the Honolulu …

New York teen dies after hours-long beating at church

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York couple was charged with manslaughter in the death of their 19-year-old son after allegedly beating him for hours during a family counseling session inside the “sanctuary room” of an upstate Christian church, police said on Wednesday.<p>The victim’s parents, Bruce …