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Report: Fox to settle with Gretchen Carlson over sexual harassment claims

Company will pay $20 million to settle suit<p>21st Century Fox is settling a lawsuit brought by former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson, the company confirmed Tuesday morning. Terms of the settlement were not public, but Vanity Fair reported that it is for $20 million.<p>"21st Century Fox is pleased to …

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Black Lives Matter partners with charity in sign of growth

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Black Lives Matter, which two years ago grew out of street protests and a social-media hashtag, has quietly established a legal …

More reforms, including Tasers, slated for N.Y.'s Rikers jail | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday announced a new raft of reforms aimed at improving safety at the city’s notorious Rikers Island jail complex, including equipping some senior officers with Tasers and installing full body scanners for visitors.<p>New York Mayor Bill …

Human bones found near former Nazi research site in Berlin

BERLIN (AP) — Archaeologists in Berlin have unearthed a large number of human bones from a site close to where Nazi scientists carried out research …

Cinemark Ordering Survivors of Aurora, Colorado Shooting To Pay $700K To Cover Legal Fees

Four years after the horrific shooting massacre at Aurora, Colorado's Cinemark Movie Theater, which left 12 dead and 70 wounded, four of the survivors are now being ordered to pay $700K to the Cinemark theater corporation, to cover legal fees.<p>Wow.<p>The theater chain's attorneys successfully won a …

Chicago police: August homicides highest in 20 years

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago saw its deadliest month in two decades in August, recording 90 homicides for the month, the city's police department said …

Northeast Farmers Grapple With Worst Drought In More Than A Decade

When people hear the word drought, they likely think of California. But there's also an extreme drought in parts of New England. The Northeast is experiencing the worst drought in more than a decade.<p>The Northeast has more than 175,000 farms that produce more than $21 billion a year in food, hay and …

India: Mahesh Sharma retreats from 'skirts' comment

After drawing widespread criticism, India's tourism and culture minister has backtracked after suggesting that female foreign tourists should not wear skirts in the country.<p>Talking to journalists in the north Indian city of Agra on Sunday, Mahesh Sharma said tourists would be handed a "a list of …

Police: Ithaca student fatally stabbed in 'large fight' at Cornell

<b>(CNN) —</b> One Ithaca College student was killed and another was injured after being stabbed during a "large fight" on the nearby Cornell University campus early Sunday in Ithaca, New York, officials from both schools said.<p>Cornell University Police were called to the intersection in front of Olin …

Ukrainian police help evacuate Roma residents from village

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian police have evacuated a small group of Roma residents from a southern town after villagers ransacked their homes.<p>Local …

DNA proves it: African 'golden jackal' is really a golden wolf

For 150 years, biologists took it for granted that golden jackals in Africa were, in fact, golden jackals -- closely related to other golden jackals originating from Eurasia.<p>It made sense. The animals were about the same size and looked a lot alike. But it turns out to have been a case of mistaken …

Earth - How do we know that evolution is really happening?

Evolution is one of the greatest theories in all of science. It sets out to explain life: specifically, how the first simple life gave rise to all the huge diversity we see today, from bacteria to oak trees to blue whales.<p>For scientists, evolution is a fact. We know that life evolved with the same …

Debunking the biggest genetic myth of the human tongue

Roll it, flip it, fold it and even mold it into a squiggle. Your tongue can be an acrobat, regardless of whether your parents are capable of the same …

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The Great Lakes Are Alive With Toxic Ooze

Predictions of a “severe” algae outbreak in 2015 look to be on track.<p>From the sky, you’d be forgiven for thinking parts of the Great Lakes are growing grass. The algae blooms this year are so thick they look like well-fed lawns, albeit ones that could suck you down into the ooze and maybe poison …

Cleveland police's fatal shooting of Tamir Rice ruled a homicide

The death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy who was shot last month by a Cleveland police officer who authorities say mistook the child's air gun for a real firearm, has been ruled a homicide, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office said Friday.<p>The November 22 shooting outside a Cleveland …

The Week in Review: Torture Report Debated

A debate over American interrogation techniques reignited this week with the release of the long-awaited terror report. The document, submitted by …