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Darrien Hunt: new surveillance footage may shed light on police shooting

Surveillance footage from a drive-through bank in Utah where a 22-year-old black man is alleged to have lunged at police officers with a sword, before fleeing and being shot to death, has been obtained by investigators.<p>Recordings made by surveillance cameras at the restaurant where Darrien Hunt …

Best Trips 2014

TravelBest Of<p>National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

U.S. threatened hefty fines to make Yahoo hand over user data

The U.S. government in 2008 threatened to fine Yahoo Inc $250,000 a day if it failed to turn over customer data to intelligence agencies, according to documents unsealed on Thursday.<p>The documents shed new light on how the government dealt with U.S. Internet companies that were reluctant to comply …

Ray Rice elevator video was sent to the NFL five months ago, source says

A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while league officers have insisted they didn’t see the violent images until this week.<p>The person played the Associated Press a 12-second voicemail from an NFL office number on …

A Documentary for the Witch of Kings Cross, Australia's Persecuted Occult Artist

Filmmaker Sonia Bible considers Rosaleen Norton “the most persecuted artist in Australian history.” With a new documentary, she’s hoping to set a …

Syria conflict: Fiji's mixed messages over UN peacekeepers

<b>Fiji's military says 45 UN peacekeepers captured in Syria's Golan Heights in August will be released this week "without preconditions".</b><p>The troops were seized by rebels from the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front.<p>Brig Gen Mosese Tikoitoga said that Fiji had been informed of the imminent release of …

Middle East

NFL suspends running back Ray Rice over domestic violence accusation

The star running back Ray Rice has been released by the Baltimore Ravens and indefinitely suspended by the National Football League, over a video that appears to show him assaulting his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City casino.<p>The moves came hours after the celebrity news site TMZ released a video …

The EarthRoamer

Study: The Secret To Ending Procrastination Is Changing The Way You Think About Deadlines

Quite often, the biggest obstacle to reaching our goals is our lack of motivation to get started. Whether we want to launch a new marketing campaign, get more organized, or lose weight, there’s often a long pause between thinking about change and actually creating change. This may be largely due to …

How To Trick Your Brain To Hold On To Positive Habit Changes

You start strong, with great intentions, but soon that new habit falls to the wayside. Here’s how to cement it into your daily life.<p>We truly are creatures of habit.<p>Nearly half of our everyday behaviors tend to be repeated in the same location almost every day, according to research out of Duke …

Obama announces 'core coalition' to confront Isis threat

Barack Obama hailed the formation of a "core coalition" of 10 countries – led by the United States and including the UK, France and Australia – who were aiming to destroy what he described as the savage and nihilistic Islamic State (Isis) in Syria and Iraq.<p>Speaking at the closing of the Nato summit …

Surf's Up! 8 Top Destinations for Riding the Waves

Whether you're a total pro or a complete amateur, there's nothing quite like the rush of surfing. And for us here at Oyster, there's nothing quite like the rush of finding the perfect hotel either. So we've combined these two awesome feelings to come up with nine amazing surf destinations... and …

Cape Cod

31 can't-miss U.S. beaches | CNN Travel

Friends Don't Let Friends Work Out Alone

Not everything has to be a competition. But don't ignore the benefits of integrating a little competition into your life. For this total-body workout that will tax your muscles and heart to prep your body for outdoor adventure, grab two equally athletic friends and see who ends up on top. Just for …

Alicia Keys' Second Child Due in December

Alicia Keys has a new baby and a new album on the way. The pregnant singer gushed about her upcoming delivery, calling it her best work yet.<p>While …

Uneasy Cease Fire in Ukraine: Photo Gallery

Ferguson Police Tactics Draw Justice Department Investigation

The U.S. Department of Justice will launch an investigation into police tactics in Ferguson, Mo., NPR's Carrie Johnson reports, with a focus on looking for a pattern or practice of discriminatory policing.<p>Carrie says the department was holding off on announcing the investigation until clashes in …

Court Says Yelp Doesn't Extort Businesses

For years, Yelp has been dogged by allegations that it manipulates user reviews to coerce businesses to advertise with it. While businesses aren’t likely to stop grumbling about these concerns any time soon, yesterday a federal appellate court emphatically shut the door on legal claims that Yelp …

Putin hails Soviet victory over Japan in courting Mongolia

ULAN BATOR (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin cited a 1939 Soviet victory over the Japanese army as a foundation of relations with Mongolia during a visit to Ulan Bator on Wednesday, despite a risk of upsetting Tokyo.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a signing ceremony with his …

Puerto Rico Announces Plan To Promote Itself As Medical Tourism Destination | Fox News

Puerto Rico on Tuesday presented its strategy for promoting itself as a medical tourism destination, especially among the Hispanic population of the Caribbean and the East Coast of the United States, offering medical care ranging from dental treatment to liposuction and weight-loss surgery at …

Love Is All You Need: Insights from the Grant Study | The Art of Manliness

Why do two men from very similar socioeconomic and educational backgrounds sometimes take very different life paths?<p>Is nature or nurture more …

Rams rookie Ethan Westbrooks has a face tattoo because he never wants a 'normal job'

This face tattoo isn't just a face tattoo, it's a commitment to never work in not-football again.<p>Rams rookie Ethan Westbrooks has a tattoo on his face. This, in and of itself, is not the most abnormal thing ever to happen. Face tattoos, while not necessarily common or accepted by mainstream …

One Ridiculously Expensive Mistake Most Businesses Make & How To Easily Avoid It

How expensive? Well JP Morgan lost 6.2 billion due to this one mistake. That's a lot even for a major Wall St. Bank. And the list goes on and on:<p>Prominent financial blogger James Kwak calls Excel "one of the greatest, most powerful, most important software applications of all time." But perhaps we …