Kayla Hall

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India's abandoned widows struggle to survive

<b>The Hindu temple town of Vrindavan, a few hours south-east of Delhi, is known by another name locally: it's called the city of widows.</b><p>While most come here to find religion, many come because they have nowhere else to go. Others are just dumped here by families who no longer want to pay for their …

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Gaza 'terror tunnel' uncovered inside Israel, says army

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1018000/1018762_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532472711_f154fedfef3c91749afcca02413047d9<p><b>The Israeli army says it has discovered a tunnel running 1.7km (1 mile) from the Gaza Strip into Israel.</b><p>The tunnel led from a house to a site close to …

North Dakota's Delay In Reporting Oil Spill Raises Questions

The handling of an oil spill in North Dakota is raising questions, after a state agency waited to tell the public it had taken place. A wheat farmer was the first to recognize the spill had happened; it became public knowledge nearly two weeks later.<p>Here's how the AP describes the spill's discovery:<p>…

TOMS Shoes rethinks its 'buy one, give one' model of helping the needy

The "buy one, give one" business model of TOMS Shoes - buy a pair and the California-based company will give a pair to a child in need - has spawned many copy-cats.<p>These days, you can buy an array of products - from solar panels, to baby goods, to soccer balls - and the manufacturer will give a …

North Korea warns of 'all-out war' as it refuses to sign pact with US

North Korea has issued a fresh warning of an "all-out war", urging the United States to stop military drills and what it described as "nuclear blackmail".<p>The country also refused to sign a non-aggression pact that John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, offered last week on condition of …

In Ariz., A Solar Plant That Powers 70,000 Homes Day Or Night

Outside Phoenix, Ariz., on Wednesday, a power company turned on one of the largest solar power plants of its kind in the world. But unlike other solar farms, this plant continues giving power to 70,000 Arizona households long after the sunset.<p>The Solana plant uses 3,200 mirrors that are tilted so …

Bizarre console tales: Chinese site says Foxconn forcing students to make PS4s

<i>[Updated: Foxconn says it is true]</i><p>If you pick up a Sony PlayStation 4 this November, you might think about all those poor kids in China who were allegedly forced to put that engineering masterpiece together for your entertainment pleasure.<p>If the Chinese press is to be believed — and that’s a big if …

Mythbusters tests which is more efficient, four-way stop or roundabout [w/poll]

In the US, the four-way-stop intersection is king, with little competition from roundabouts. In Europe, things are reversed, and the roundabout is much more common than four-way-stop intersections. While it has been said before that the roundabout is a more efficient way to handle traffic at a busy …

Why Many Americans Are Averse to Unironic Expressions of Patriotism

Cynical leaders use flag-waving as a way to manipulate.<p>Pat Sajak, longtime host of <i>Wheel of Fortune</i>, recently taped an episode featuring contestants drawn from active-duty members of the United States military. Observing their dedication, patriotism, and willingness to serve and sacrifice, he was …

Study: 10 Percent of U.S. Youths Cause Sexual Violence

Females are just as likely to be perpetrators as males.<p><b>When you think rapist, you probably think of an adult male lurking in an alley and preying upon young women.</b><p><b>Not so fast, according to a new study published in today's JAMA Pediatrics that overturns many commonly held beliefs about sexual</b> …

Billionaire couple donates $10 million to Head Start programs closed by U.S. government shutdown

A philanthropic billionaire couple pledged up to $10 million in an effort to fund Head Start programs that could no longer operate due to the ongoing government shutdown, officials announced on Monday.<p>Laura and John Arnold provided the money needed to reopen the seven Head Start programs in six …

Kenya mall attack: Mother who negotiated with terrorist to spare children tells of ordeal

Exclusive: Amber Prior, a mother of two, tells for the first time how she negotiated with an Al Qaeda-inspired terrorist for the release of her two children and two others from the Kenyan shopping mall attack. Zoe Flood reports<p><b>It is one of the most dramatic moments of the dreadful assault on</b> …

Careful what you tweet: Police, schools tap social media to track behavior

Marketed to police department, BlueJay Twitter-monitoring tool "has no IT requirements," explains the sales literature. "All you need is Internet and a browser." Also, $150 a month.<p>A teenager who claimed "sarcasm" after talking on Facebook about shooting up a kindergarten spent months in jail this …

I was sold by Mum and Dad to make images of child abuse

One of Raven Kaliana's earliest memories is being taken to a family portrait studio by her parents, at around the age of four. The studio was in the basement of a department store in a town 50 miles from their home. Once they had arrived, they waited for another couple to arrive with their own …

Inside Fukushima's exclusion zone, a farmer sheltered over 500 abandoned animals

As he visited the area around Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant last month, photographer Damir Sagolj saw towns and villages that had been abandoned and met people whose lives had been irrevocably changed by the disaster of March 11, 2011.<p>Inside the exclusion zone around the plant, Sagolj …

Banksy's New York works suffer vandalism just hours after completion

Banksy's new pieces in New York are being vandalised just hours after they appear as part of a surprise all-city exhibition, Better Out Than In.<p>The elusive street artist Banksy embarked upon a month-long exhibition throughout the streets of New York on Tuesday, but so far his new pieces are being …

The Craziest Person to Sit Next to on A Plane

In 2007 I flew to Stockholm to meet five of my friends. We all live in different cities around the world - Paris, Frankfurt, New York, London, and Singapore and meet up every year in a different city to catch up over a few beers. I travel often and meet a wide array of people. But never in my …

Goodbye Post-Meal Awkwardness: New App Lets You Settle Check Before Sitting Down

If you’ve ever had a great dinner ruined by the awkwardness of splitting (or not splitting) a check, you might want to check out Cover, a new app launching today in New York City.<p>Here’s how Cover works: you enter your credit card information into the app, walk into a participating restaurant, check …

US government shutdown kicks NASA and other agencies off the internet

As the US federal government furloughs an overwhelming number of employees, the websites they manage are going dark as well. The FTC, USDA, NASA, Library of Congress, and other agency sites have been turned off completely, and others are being updated periodically or not at all. With all …

Netanyahu issues stern warning on Iran 'ruse'

Iran says that Obama's recent statements have harmed prospects for peace.<p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned United Nations delegates Tuesday that to avoid a military conflict they must stand firm in putting pressure on Iran to open up its nuclear program to inspection.<p>"Iran wants to …

Scientists Unravel Secrets of Monster Black Hole at Center of Milky Way

Supermassive black hole last erupted two million years ago, and will again.<p><b>For years astronomers have been puzzled as to why our Milky Way galaxy's "volcano"—a supermassive black hole (SMBH) at its core—is dormant today.</b><p>It seems the answer may simply be that we didn't catch the cosmic …

Army Chief Ray Odierno Warns Military Suicides 'Not Going To End' After War Is Over

A tragic milestone was reached last year, when 185 active-duty Army soldiers died by suicide, surpassing the 176 soldiers killed in battle in Afghanistan that year. The Army's annual death toll from suicide has more than tripled since 2001, when 52 active-duty soldiers took their own lives.<p>Just as …

Seagrass Below Sunken Cruise Ship Worries Biologists

While the Costa Concordia may soon leave the Mediterranean, damage may linger.<p><b>When Italian salvage workers propped up the Costa Concordia this week, they cleared a major hurdle in the long saga of the cruise ship that sunk off the coast of Giglio in January 2012. Over the next few weeks, crews will</b> …

Zuckerberg: US government 'blew it' on NSA surveillance

Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo, struck back on Wednesday at critics who have charged tech companies with doing too little to fight off NSA surveillance. Mayer said executives faced jail if they revealed government secrets.<p>Yahoo and Facebook, along with other tech …

California's 'Pillowcase Rapist' to be released in Los Angeles County

An admitted serial rapist who attacked 38 women in California could be a free man within weeks after the state’s Supreme Court denied prosecutors’ requests to block his release from a state mental hospital.<p>Christopher Hubbart, a sexually violent predator dubbed the “Pillowcase Rapist,” has spent …