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Bird populations in steep decline in North America, study finds

North America has more than a billion fewer birds than it did 40 years ago, with the snowy owl and the chimney swift just two of the better-known species in dramatic decline across the continent, a recent survey has found.<p>The Partners In Flight report concludes that urbanization, growth in …

What a 10,000-year-old massacre can tell us about the origins of human violence

On the banks of an ancient lagoon in Kenya, researchers have found evidence of a massacre that occurred 10,000 years ago.<p>The skeletal remains of 12 adult victims discovered in Nataruk, near Lake Turkana, tell a grim story of merciless violence by one group of hunter-gatherers against another -- the …

Zika virus: El Salvador tells women to avoid pregnancies until 2018 amid fears over birth defects

Mosquito-transmitted infection already thought to be behind rise in number of babies born with brain damage<p>Fears over the Zika virus have intensified after El Salvador warned women not to get pregnant for the next two years, as the mosquito-borne virus could cause birth defects among newborns.<p>The …

Queen personally thanks man who sent her Christmas cards for more than 50 years

Sometimes even the smallest acts of kindness can certainly make an impression on others — even if they happen to be royalty.<p>According to Andrew …

Queen Elizabeth II

Police kill armed man threatening Walmart customers, officers say

A man with a weapon reportedly threatening customers at a Walmart in north-eastern Pennsylvania was shot and killed by officers, state police said.<p>Police in Monroe County said on Sunday that Andrew Joseph Todd, 20, of Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania, was shot when he refused officers’ orders to drop his …

Storms Hit West Coast as East Heats Up

Heavy snow, downpours, twisters and record-breaking warmth — the county has seen it all this weekend.<p>Back-to-back storm systems Sunday will keep a …

Weather

Inside Smoke Meat Pete, Montreal’s Bluesy Smoked Meat Favorite

<i>Welcome to the photo series Eater Scenes, in which photographers visit some of the world's great food sites to capture them at a certain, and very specific, point in the day. Today, photographer Randall Brodeur visits suburban Montreal destination Smoke Meat Pete.</i><p>In the far-flung western Montreal …

Texas

Here's Why Will Smith's Character Won't Be in Independence Day: Resurgence

The action-packed new trailer for <i>Independence Day: Resurgence</i> dropped on Sunday, but the sequel to the 1996 sci-fi blockbuster was missing one …

Film Industry

After beating Aldo, McGregor wants to hold a second UFC belt

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gab is just one of Conor McGregor's many gifts.<p>The Irish star possesses a punching power that has made him an undisputed world …

Twitter warns of government 'hacking'

<b>Twitter has sent warnings to a number of users that their accounts may have been hacked by "state-sponsored actors".</b><p>It is the first time that the social media company has issued such a warning.<p>Twitter emailed users to say that the hackers may have sought their email or IP addresses, or phone …

Nestle trading hit by Maggi noodles food scare

<b>The impact of the Maggi noodles safety scare in India has continued to weigh on food producer Nestle.</b><p>Lost sales and a "significant impact" on growth in south east Asia have contributed to the company cutting its near-term trading outlook.<p>Sales tumbled after laboratory tests in India revealed high …

Randall Kerrick, North Carolina Police Officer, Won't Be Retried For Killing

The North Carolina police officer who shot an unarmed former college football player to death in 2013 won't be retried, an official said Friday, a week after a judge declared a mistrial in the case.<p>Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Randall "Wes" Kerrick, 29, killed Jonathan Ferrell, 24, after a …

World's Unfriendliest Cities 2015

Score: 76.403<p>Good weather and low-key vibes weren’t enough to keep this Florida city off the diss-list. Travelers expressed disappointment in their …

Florida

19 Kitchen Skills You Should Master By Your Mid-20s

Not judging. Just here to help.<p>It is time. Seamless is stealing your money and and your health, and one day a grownup is going to come over and you'll want to serve them something more gourmet than a half-eaten bag of Funyuns. It is time to learn how to cook for yourself, like the adult that you …

Ariana Grande and Rihanna's Trainer Shares Simple Tips to Stay Swimsuit-Ready

Just because it's soon time to start wearing more fall layers doesn't mean it's time to let go of that summer bikini body you worked so hard for. The …

Fitness

Why we haven't discovered life on other planets - and why it hasn't discovered us (yet)

The Night Sky in September: If other planets share Earth's history of ice ages, why would aliens have found us? That, and news about this month's Blood Moon, in our monthly astronomy column<p>The Nasa image by Niccolo Bonfadini shows columns of ice driven by wind into giant towers in Finnish Lapland, …

Defrocked Archbishop Dies Awaiting Trial On Sex Abuse Charges

Former Polish Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski — the highest-ranking church official to be caught up in the clergy sex abuse scandal — has died at age 67, a month after his Vatican trial was delayed due to his health.<p>Wesolowski was found dead at his Vatican residence on Friday, the Holy See said in a …

Dominican Republic

Researchers Found A Way To Erase Memories Of Meth In Mice

A major stepping stone for treating addiction<p>The major hurdle in treating addiction is enabling a person to not return to the abused drug or substance. This has proved extremely difficult for researchers and patients alike, as even with the best rehabilitation therapy and the most supportive …

Yikes! Scary-Looking New Species of Anglerfish Discovered in Deep Ocean

There might be plenty of beautiful creatures in the ocean, but this newly discovered anglerfish is not one of them.<p>Found between 3,280 and nearly 5,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, it belongs to the genus <i>Lasiognathus</i>, and hunts using the glowing appendage on top of its head to …

Zoology

Is this the largest feature in the universe?

Astronomers have found what appears to be the largest feature in the universe: a ring of gamma ray bursts – and hence galaxies – 5 billion light …

Universe

FBI to assist in probe of Texas football player's death

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The FBI has been asked to help investigate the death of a Texas college football player who was fatally shot by an officer …

‘Black Lives Matter’ Activists Disrupt Bernie Sanders Speech

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders left a campaign event in Seattle without giving his speech Saturday after "black lives matter" activists took over the podium.<p>It is the second time in a month that activists protesting racial inequality have interrupted an event featuring the …

Middle-class

Taking Vacation To Extremes

11 Essential Breakfast Sandwiches

The breakfast sandwich (egg of some kind, meat, and cheese, on toast, a sandwich roll, or an English muffin) is popular for one major reason: …

11 reasons you should never date a Korean guy

1. One word: Oma.<p>Before I met my boyfriend’s mom, I thought his endearing timeliness answering her phone calls and questions was just him being a …

Side Dishes

Why Did The U.S. Choose Hiroshima?

The name Hiroshima is so tied to the atomic bomb that it's hard to imagine there were other possible targets.<p>But in early 1945, the U.S. was still months away from building its first bomb and certainly didn't know what to hit.<p>"Should it be a city? Should it be a military installation? Should you be …

Hiroshima

Natalie Portman Is Happy She Could Drink Freely When She Was Younger

In this age of Periscopes and Thoroughfares (we know Thoroughfare isn’t an actual app; just sounded right to us there), it can be pretty tricky for up-and-coming celebrities to navigate their public and private personas. How many selfies posted on an Instagram account per week is acceptable? Are …