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Science can help explain why too little sleep makes us so emotional

If you’ve ever tossed and turned at 3am, you can probably attest to the fact that sleepless nights lead to bad mornings. Every minor mishap seems to set you off. You might snap at your spouse for forgetting to buy coffee filters, respond brusquely to a well-meaning co-worker, or blink back hot …

The feds have resumed a controversial program that lets cops take stuff and keep it - The Washington Post

Under U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the Justice Department has resumed a practice where police officers can seize and keep cash and property from people who are never convicted of a crime. (Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo)<p>The Justice Department has announced that it is resuming a controversial …

Black mail carrier handcuffed by NYPD while delivering packages, video shows

By Elahe Izadi<p>Elahe Izadi<p>Pop culture writer<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Glen Grays, a postal worker in Brooklyn, had his delivery route cut short on St. Patrick’s Day when he was handcuffed by four plainclothes police officers and placed in an unmarked car.<p>Cellphone video filmed by a bystander shows Grays in …

Eric Garner

Report finds little progress at curbing Border Patrol abuses

The system for disciplining abusive or corrupt Border Patrol agents and officers is so flawed that it hardly acts to deter criminal misconduct in the nation's largest law enforcement agency, according to an independent task force that investigated the problems.<p>The team's 49-page final report will …

25 Stylish Items for Lovers of Handwritten Notes

Keep the art of print correspondence alive with pens, pencils, stationery, sealing wax, and other fancy stuff.

Amid holiday cheer in Texas, the grim task of finding missing migrants

It's time for the South Texas Human Rights Center holiday open house to start, guests due any minute, fragrant tamales heating in a crock pot, but Eddie Canales is still on the phone.<p>His manner is serious, concerned, as he takes notes on an index card.<p>"When did he cross the river?" Canales asks in …

U.S. plans raids to deport families who surged across border

By Jerry Markon and<p>Jerry Markon<p>Bio Follow<p>David Nakamura<p>David Nakamura<p>Reporter covering the White House<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The Department of Homeland Security has begun preparing for a series of raids that would target for deportation hundreds of families who have flocked to the United States since the …

Immigration

Pasadena police fumbled their investigation of a black teen's shooting, report says

A new copy of an independent consultant's report on the 2012 fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by Pasadena police officers includes more criticism of the way the city's Police Department handled the investigation into the killing.<p>The latest version of the report on the shooting of Kendrec …

Congress snuck a surveillance bill into the federal budget last night

After more than a year of stalemate, Congress has used an unconventional procedural measure to bring a controversial cybersurveillance bill to the floor. Late last night, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced a 2,000-page omnibus budget bill, a last-minute compromise necessary to prevent …

Prison Phone Company Fights To Keep Profiting Off Inmates And Their Families

Securus Technologies says new regulation could be a "business-ending event."<p>WASHINGTON ― Each month, Cesia Pineda spends between $200 and $250 to talk to her husband on the phone.<p>Normally, the calls would cost a tiny fraction of that, but Pineda’s husband is an immigrant detainee at Stewart …

15 Unexpected Cities You Need To See (& Can Afford!)

There's far more to experience in Europe than its most popular (and most Instagrammed) cities. For every Paris or London, there is a yet undiscovered …

In future, the internet could come through your lightbulb

The tungsten lightbulb has served well over the century or so since it was introduced, but its days are numbered now with the arrival of LED lighting, which consume a tenth of the power of incandescent bulbs and have a lifespan 30 times longer.<p>Potential uses of LEDs are not limited to illumination: …

23% of women report sexual assault in college, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> A new survey of college students, one of the largest ever focusing on sexual assault and sexual misconduct, has reignited the debate over just how big a problem sexual assault on campus really is.<p>Among female college students, 23% said they experienced some form of unwanted sexual contact …

Four in 10 Americans want wall on Canadian border

Failed Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker may feel some vindication in this number: 41 per cent of Americans say that if a wall is built along the Mexican border, one should also be erected on the Canadian one. And yes, the same percentage favours a wall erected along the nation's …

Stop What You're Doing and Make This Guinness Cheese Dip

Presenting the best dip ever—with beer.<p>I lose it over any beer and cheese combination. So when my friend Cara and I were brainstorming what appetizers to make for a party, I told her to STOP EVERYTHING when she suggested a five-ingredient cheddar dip spiked with Guinness.<p>The dip was a such a hit, …

Mexico Ayotzinapa massacre: new theory suggests illicit cargo motivated attack

As first anniversary into killing and disappearance of 43 students in Guerrero approaches, experts speculate corrupt police were recovering heroin or money that local drug gang stashed inside mysterious ‘fifth bus’<p>On the night of 26 September 2014, a group of students in the Mexican state of …

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Dalai Lama says that any female successor would have to be 'attractive'

Tibetan spiritual leader courts sexism row by saying that an ugly woman couldn't do the job<p>TO his millions of fans in the West, he is the living, breathing embodiment of humanity and compassion.<p>But if stepping into the Dalai Lama's shoes was not a tough enough act already, he has now laid down an …

Heavily discounted Nexus 6 phone arrives on eBay, Amazon ahead of Google event

If you're in the market for a bargain you can currently pick up a new carrier-unlocked Google Nexus 6 on eBay for just $299 (which converts to £195 or AU$425), or for $349 (£230 or AU$495) on Amazon.com. If you were to purchase the same 32GB model phone directly from Google it would cost $500, £369 …

HR Meets Data: How Your Boss Will Monitor You To Create The Quantified Workplace

By Greg Lindsaylong Read<p>Imagine if, a few years from now, you’re in a meeting. (Even in science fiction, we spend most of our time in meetings.) …

Haiti border crisis grows as Dominican Republic expels 'migrants'

ANSE-à-PITRE, Haiti (Reuters) - Every morning, Gustavo Adolfo wakes up in a migrant shelter in Haiti, treks across a field of burnt brush where men make charcoal, and crosses a river into the Dominican Republic, a country he left in fear three months ago.<p>Haitians from Anse-a-Pitres and residents of …

Chile Rocked by Earthquake: Pictures

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U.S. judge dismisses challenge of Arizona's SB 1070 immigration law

Challengers of Arizona's landmark immigration law failed to show that police would enforce the statute differently for Latinos than they would for people of other ethnicities, a judge said in a ruling that dismissed the last of seven challenges to the law.<p>The ruling could signal the end of the case …

Austria, Germany Agree To Take Migrants Stopped In Hungary

<b>Updated at 7:41 p.m. ET</b><p>The refugees, some of whom had walked for hours in the direction of Austria after leaving a Budapest rail station, were provided buses by the government of Hungary late Friday after authorities in Austria and Germany agreed to accept them, the Associated Press reports.<p>Some of …

Polaroid's latest instamatic doesn't use ink to print photos

Cubes, unwieldy squares, bulky cameras of yore. Regardless of form factor, when the Polaroid name is on a camera it means you're getting instant photos. With the company's latest shooter, the Snap, you're getting what looks like a pocketable device that uses proprietary tech to print photos using …

Vienna stages protest welcoming refugees

Demonstrators carry banners saying: ‘I don’t want Europe to be a mass grave’<p>About 20,000 people took to the streets of Vienna on Monday to demonstrate against ill-treatment of refugees, police said, after the bodies of 71 people were found in an abandoned truck last week.