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How to Mosquito-Proof Your Yard

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> <i>Time</i>.<p>It’s mosquito season, and this year, people in the United States are extra skittish amid news that the Zika …

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Scrapping Garden Bridge would 'cost twice as much as building it'

<b>London mayor Sadiq Khan claims cancelling the Garden bridge across the Thames would cost the taxpayer twice as much as to complete the £175m project.</b><p>Speaking at his first Mayor's Question Time, he said £37.7m of the £60m pledged by Transport for London and the government had already been spent.<p>If …

England

Netanyahu proclaims support for peace, despite French rebuff

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's leader on Monday reiterated his support for the establishment of a Palestinian state, seeking to persuade critics that he …

Israel

Katy Perry in dispute over Los Angeles convent sale

Pop star Katy Perry is locked in a battle with a group of elderly nuns over the sale of a convent in Los Angeles.<p>The nuns insist their order owns the property and they have sold it to a local restaurateur.<p>But the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles says it has the right to sell the property and has …

The war of words over who does Saudi Arabia's housework

<b>Disagreements about who should do housework blew up on Twitter in Saudi Arabia this week, and offered some insight into popular attitudes in the country.</b><p>If you're a Westerner, you might think this is another story about who should load the dishwasher, or about men not pulling their weight at …

Saudi Arabia

Fund Your Next Trip With Backpacker's Get Out More Grants

2<p>SHARES<p><b>The goods</b> $500 to $1,000<p><b>The scoop</b> Like to share your trips, literally and figuratively? This grant is for amateur writers, photographers, and …

Everyone's Always Looking at Robert: Mapplethorpe's Life in Pictures

He'll likely always be remembered a certain way, his lean frame angling sharply across a picture, black leather jacket over a torn tee, his curls flopping all over, his gaze direct. But no matter how perfectly he looked the part, Robert Mapplethorpe didn't arrive a fully formed artist, as we find …

Art

Ben Simmons to Declare for 2016 NBA Draft: Latest Comments and Reaction

LSU Tigers star Ben Simmons has long been heralded as the top prospect in college basketball, and he will forgo the remainder of his collegiate eligibility and declare for the 2016 NBA draft, according to ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman.<p>"I'm making it official," Simmons told Goodman on March 21<p>Simmons has …

Why Brazil is freaking out

You can't make this stuff up.<p>A current president shields a former president from investigation by appointing him to her cabinet. Then a judge annuls the appointment.<p>Billionaires, corporate execs and politicians are jailed in a massive corruption scandal. Huge protests call for the impeachment of …

Brazil

7 Ways to Save on Baby Essentials

No doubt you already know that babies are expensive (but so worth it)! However, there are a few things you can do to cut costs when your little one …

Pregnancy

We can't believe this picture of Emma Watson is not a photograph

Be still our Hermione-loving hearts! An amazing artist from India has created an absolutely stunning painting of Emma Watson (queen!), and it’s so …

Best Fitness Tracker: Which Activity Monitor Is Right for You?

Elite athletes have always been data fiends, recording their speed, heart rate, and other workout information, often with the help of a personal …

Watch astronaut Scott Kelly play ping pong with a water droplet

Astronauts on the International Space Station may have invented a new sport: water ping pong. No, not the kind you play in a pool, nor the one that’s become a favorite at colleges across the country. This variety is played with a droplet of water instead of a ball.<p>NASA astronaut Scott Kelly …

Space Science

Danish nightspots bar migrants by introducing ‘language controls’

Several Danish nightclubs have imposed strict admission rules requiring guests to prove their ability to speak Danish, German or English, following …

Policeman helps man pop the question in bizarre marriage proposal video

The elaborate prank involves a fake speeding ticket and a pat down before the man gets down on one knee in front of his shocked girlfriend<p>A police officer's bodycam captured the moment a man he had stopped for speeding got down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend.<p>The clip shows Police …

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With Google Fit, you can keep all your fitness information tied to your Google Account and share it with the other apps and devices you use to stay …

S.F. Mayor Lee wants ‘100 percent’ inspections after bus crash

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee called Friday for every tour bus in the state to be inspected each year in the wake of the violent crash of an uninspected double-deck coach near Union Square that apparently lost its brakes.<p>State regulators said the wrecked bus shouldn’t have been on the road — that it …

San Francisco

Popular teacher remembered a year after slaying on East Bay trail

A year after her husband, a popular high school teacher, was shot and killed while hiking in an East Bay park, Nancy Ruenzel isn’t angry.<p>She’s surrendered to the fact that bad things happen to good people.<p>That said, she wants justice.<p>“Apprehending the killers won’t bring David back,” she said. “I …

Crime

San Francisco's Last Gun Shop Calls It Quits

One of the best-selling items right now at the High Bridge Arms gun shop in San Francisco is not a firearm or ammunition, says general manager Steven Alcairo. It's souvenir T-shirts that say "San Francisco's Last Gun Store."<p>Alcairo says people around the country are buying them to support the shop, …

Debt limit, budget deals take shape in Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker John Boehner and other congressional leaders raced to finalize a sweeping two-year budget deal and an extension of the federal debt ceiling until March 2017 before Boehner transfers power to his expected successor, Paul Ryan.<p>A view shows the U.S. Capitol in …

Republicans