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NSA denies Barack Obama was informed of Angela Merkel phone tapping

Keith Alexander did not inform Barack Obama that Angela Merkel's phone was tapped, NSA says<p>The National Security Agency has denied reports that <b>President Barack Obama</b> was personally informed of US phone tapping against German Chancellor Angela Merkel's phones.<p>NSA chief General Keith Alexander "did …

Snapshots from Kenya: A Traditional Meal in the Mombasa Countryside

GallerySnapshots from Kenya: A Traditional Meal in the Mombasa Countryside<p>On a recent work trip to Nairobi, I had the opportunity to fly out to Mombasa one weekend. Mombasa is Kenya's second largest city and a major beach town. The Saturday I was there, rather than heading to the beach, I rented a …

After Kenya mall attack, children scarred by trauma

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — When the shooting began at the Nairobi mall, Cynthia Carpino and her husband hid in the parking lot. But their 1-year-old daughter wouldn't stop crying. To muffle her cries, her father placed his hand over her mouth so hard she almost suffocated. Little Azzurra fainted in his …

Traveling With Parents: Costa Rica

<b>My parents are troopers.</b> They've always been down to go on an adventure. When we were kids, we'd take to the road in our van and explore the U.S. for weeks at a time.<p>By the time I was 10, I'd been to every U.S. state but Maine and Alaska. In essence they gave me the travel bug. I learned to travel …

17 Photos of Hawaii Rainbows To Brighten Your Day

<b>A passing weather system caused some uncharacteristic weather in Hawaii on Tuesday: bouts of heavy rains and strong winds. The "storms" gave us the perfect excuse to think about all the rainbows that would eventually be falling majestically over the islands.</b><p>Below, for your viewing pleasure, 17 …

Where to See the Best Fall Foliage in the U.S. (Photos)

Fall Fun<p>The air is turning crisp and pumpkins are popping up on the shelves. This can only mean one thing: it's time for a road trip. Here are the 13 …

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Associated Press News

Why do music videos portray black women as exotic sex objects?

As a music lover born in 1989, I was so excited when the digital television revolution came to our house and gave me access to limitless music videos. Just six years later, when I turned 17, I stopped watching them, sick of the misogyny and racism I was seeing.<p>In these videos, women are usually …

Lamar Odom reportedly dealing with drug problem, remains unsigned

Free-agent forward Lamar Odom has reportedly started using drugs and is currently trying to get help for his addiction, according to his agent.

Couple married 65 years die on same day

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Relatives of an Ohio couple who died at a nursing home 11 hours apart on the same day said their love story's ending reflects their devotion over 65 years of marriage.<p>Harold and Ruth Knapke died in their shared room on Aug. 11, days before their 66th anniversary, The <i>Dayton Daily</i> …

Baby talk: newborns recall words heard in the womb, research shows

Don't save the baby talk until you've got a newborn to coo at: new research offers provocative evidence that an unborn fetus can not only hear sounds from the outside world, but is actually capable of recalling specific words in the days following birth.<p>In a study out of the University of Helsinki …

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What’s Really Behind the Ever-Rising Cost of Raising a Child in America

It's never been more expensive to have kids. But it's never been cheaper to clothe and feed them, as well. So what's getting more expensive?<p>Much was made last week of a recent study on the cost of child-rearing by economist Mark Lino at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The total cost of raising …

MTV VMAs 2013: we watched it for you

MTV's Video Music Awards are an annual test of how far show producers can push pop music stars to behave bizarrely in front of a live television audience. At this year's show – the 30th – that meant a twerking Miley Cyrus, a cursing Taylor Swift and a reuniting boy band.<p>As usual, the last thing on …

Why Did Humans Invent Music?

Darwin and others have said it was a way to woo. Others believe music is social glue—a theory bolstered by a new study.<p><b>Why did humans invent music?</b><p>Until the hot tub time machine becomes a reality, the answer to that question will remain as mysterious as the true identity of the '60s garage band ? …

Party on in Pag: The Controversy on Croatia’s Hottest Island

Kristin Vuković on Croatia’s popular party island now struggling to attract a different kind of tourist.<p>Scantily-clad girls in bikinis and boys who …

Lamar Odom allegedly has 'hardcore' drug problem

TMZ is reporting that the former Lakers and Clippers forward has been struggling with a serious drug problem for the last two years.<p>According to a report from celebrity website TMZ, Lamar Odom has allegedly been dealing with a "hardcore" drug problem for the last two years.<p>TMZ reports that Odom …

This is the REAL reason to turn off your electronic devices during takeoff and landing

IF YOU’VE EVER wondered why you need to turn off your electronic devices on takeoff and landing — and don’t buy the interference excuse — maybe …

Electronics

14-year-old boy dies, among at least 10 shot overnight

At least 10 people were shot overnight in Chicago, including a 14-year-old boy shot a block from his West Side home who later died, an 11-year-old girl sitting on the front steps of her Northwest Side home, and three men shot in a single incident on the Near West Side.<p>In a shooting on the West …

Right Brain, Left Brain? Scientists Debunk Popular Theory

Maybe you're "right-brained": creative, artistic, an open-minded thinker who perceives things in subjective terms. Or perhaps you're more of a "left-brained" person, where you're analytical, good at tasks that require attention to detail, and more logically minded.<p>It turns out, though, that this …

Yosemite Fire Called One Of Largest In Recent California History

A wildfire that has spread into Yosemite National Park is now threatening the power grid that supplies San Francisco, prompting Gov. Jerry Brown to declare an emergency for the city.<p>The 200-square-mile Rim Fire also threatens thousands of homes and has forced the evacuations of hundreds.<p>Bob …

Apple CEO Tim Cook's Uninspiring Style Is Pushing Employees Away

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Despite chief executive Tim Cook's generally pleasant demeanor, the overly corporate culture and …

Robin Thicke: Smirky But Sincere On 'Blurred Lines'

Robin Thicke exudes a kind of oily charm that is, with the right material, by no means off-putting. A prime example is the single "Blurred Lines," which gives you the complete Robin Thicke Experience. The song is a come-on, because basically all Thicke does in his music is try to put the make on …