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Ex-McDonald's suppliers plead guilty to abusing chickens

Two chicken farmers who once provided poultry to McDonald’s plead guilty to one count of animal cruelty, according to the animal rights organization …

Aaron Hernandez's lawyer admits former NFL star was at scene of killing

A lawyer for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez acknowledged on Tuesday for the first time that his client was at the scene of a killing and saw it happen, but he described Hernandez to jurors as a “kid” who simply did not know what to do.<p>He urged them to find Hernandez not guilty …

Crime

Improve Your Photography Skills with These 9 Photo Composition Tips by Steve McCurry

Looking to up your photography game? Luckily, the Cooperative of Photography has created a fantastic video on photographic composition using tips and images by legendary photojournalist Steve McCurry. Each of the nine pointers is illustrated with examples from McCurry's stunning portfolio. Read on …

Pakistani Militants Kill Former Lawyer of Doctor Who Helped Find bin Laden

A Pakistani lawyer who represented the doctor charged with helping U.S. intelligence authorities hunt down al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed …

A gripping glimpse into bin Laden's decline and fall

<b>(CNN) —</b> Newly released al Qaeda documents, including letters to and from Osama bin Laden in the year or so before his May 2011 death, show an organization that understood it had severe problems resulting from the CIA drone program that was killing many of the group's leaders in Pakistan's tribal …

Terrorism

6 traits successful entrepreneurs share

<b>(CNN) —</b> As a writer at The Idea Village in New Orleans, I've interviewed dozens of entrepreneurs, ranging from new founders of fledgling companies to seasoned leaders who have launched several successful businesses.<p>On occasion, I walk out of an interview believing that entrepreneur will change the …

Town Accuses Photographer of Staging His Shots That Won World Press Photo

Charleroi is a town of about 200,000 people in Belgium that has fallen upon some tough times in recent years due to increases in unemployment, …

Daily pot use not associated with brain shrinkage: Colorado study | Reuters

(Reuters) - Daily marijuana use is not associated with brain shrinkage when using a like-for-like method to control for the effects of alcohol consumption on those who both drink and toke up, a new study from Colorado has found.<p>The study, led by neuroscientists at the University of Colorado at …

Beer May Be Good for the Brain

Some teetotalers would like us to believe that drinking beer can cause brain damage, but new research suggests that a compound found in beer may …

Kids’ exercise guidelines need more focus on brain development | Reuters

(Reuters Health) – - Sports medicine experts say physical activity guidelines for kids should address the best types of exercise, not just the duration.<p>Members of the Crystal Palace diving club attend a training session in a dry diving gym in London March 9, 2012. S REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth<p>Most …

Brain boosters: Walnuts, eggs, blueberries have been shown to help with memory and cognitive skills

If ‘Where are my keys, what is the password or sorry I forgot your birthday’ have been part of your inner dialogue, then these three food tips are …

7 ways to retrain your brain so you are more productive

Evolution is a slow process. In the timeline of our species, we’re not far removed from our days of living in small clan groups, hunting and …

7 ways meditation changes your brain and body

High-performing professionals of all sorts have talked about how meditation helps them deal with stress and succeed in demanding environments.<p>Prominent advocates include Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey, Oprah Winfrey, and media pros like Dan Harris and George Stephanopoulos. Plenty of Wall Street …

Brooklyn Beckham Reportedly Fails to Make Grade at Arsenal Academy

Brooklyn Beckham "will not be retained next season" by Arsenal, according to Sami Mokbel of the <i>Daily Mail</i>. It is suggested the 15-year-old—who was looking to land a two-year scholarship with the north London club's Hale End academy—is some way behind the club's other prospects in his development as …

Soccer

Human rights official identified as one of fans involved in Chelsea race storm

Follow us at @CNNSport and like us on Facebook<p><b>(CNN) —</b> A human rights official has apologized for his part in an alleged racism incident involving Chelsea supporters on the Paris Metro, but has insisted he is not a racist.<p>Richard Barklie was one of three men identified by the UK's Metropolitan …

The CEO of HSBC kept millions in a Swiss bank account when he moved from Hong Kong to London

It is the latest in a stream of so-called "Swissleaks" allegations that have hit the reputation of the British banking giant and caused a political storm ahead of a general election in May.<p>The report claims the chief executive was a client of the Swiss private banking arm accused of helping wealthy …

Ethereal Landscape Photos Captured During Pitch-Dark Nights

Don't let these gorgeous, ethereal photos fool you – they were taken in the pitch-black darkness. For the past two years, British photographer Paul Thompson has pushed the boundaries of night photography using a large format camera. His images make up a series titled <i>Moonlight</i>, and they feature …

Photographer Travels the World to Capture the Diversity of Beauty in 37 Different Countries

Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc is on a mission to capture portraits of women from every country in the world in order to shed light on the beauty that exists everywhere. A little over two years ago, at the age of 27, Noroc quit her job, withdrew all her life savings, and embarked on an …

There's a new app called High There that's basically Tinder for weed smokers

Weed smokers finally have their own version of Tinder thanks to a new dating app called High There.<p>The idea behind the app is simple: Marijuana users aren't always comfortable bringing up on dates that they enjoy smoking weed, so High There removes that worry by creating a place for like-minded …

A newly built 27,000-square-foot chateau is on sale in Houston, Texas for $43 million

The newly built monumental mansion is reminiscent of Versailles with hand-painted decorations, period-inspired molding, and its lavishly gilted details.<p>It has eight bedrooms, seven full bathrooms and four half baths, a library, three different kitchens, and a fitness center. There's also has a …

5 Ways MIT Is Reinventing Your Power Cord

Inspired by a water hose, MIT’s Tangible Media Group has come up with a way to make cords and cables part of your gadget’s UI.<p>Bending your lamp cord to turn off the light? Pinching your headphone cable to mute your music? A new project out of MIT is looking to change the way you look at cords by …

5 things you need to know about the coolest company Google owns

What’s cooler than robots? Robots shaped like adorable puppies, of course.<p>That likely explains why a new video of a robotic dog is making the …

44 Easy Breakfast Recipes You Won't Believe Are Gluten-Free

In a diet without gluten, breakfast options become a little limited. And it’s not that oatmeal, eggs, Greek yogurt with berries, and avocado toast on …

Breakfast

Fish Oil Benefits: Here's What You Need To Know

It's been drilled into our heads by doctors for years that a fish-rich diet is actually good for our bodies. It's suggested that we eat fatty fish that are also lower in mercury -- like salmon, trout, sardines and tuna -- at least two to three times a week or take fish oil supplements regularly to …

This Photographer's Images Beautifully Capture Everyday Life In Cuba

Photographer David LaFevor, an Assistant Professor of Latin American History and Digital Humanities at the University of Texas at Arlington, is working on an ongoing project on Latin America and the American South.<p>LaFevor's project features images taken in Cuba between 2006 and 2014. The …

The Most And Least Common Jobs In The U.S.

Have you held one of the most or least common jobs in the U.S.? If you’re a waiter, a clerk, or a radio operator, the answer is yes.<p>Under the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the Occupational Employment Statistics program gathers employment and wage estimates by geography and across all industrial …

The Men At Pitti Uomo Just Won The Street Style Game

The street style at New York Fashion Week has <i>nothin'</i> on Pitti Uomo.<p>Photos from Italy's menswear trade show have been frequenting our Instagram feeds this week and we're completely lost for words. An endless flock of dapper men have been meandering the streets of Florence for the last four days to …

No excuses: Apps to get you in shape in no time

Too busy to work out? Think again. These apps will get you moving in just a few minutes a day.<p>New year, new you, right? Well, at least until life gets in the way. Don't let your busy schedule stymie your goals to get moving with these apps.<p>The hot new fitness trend is getting in a workout in a …

Breathtaking Frozen Bubbles Look Like Elegant Glass Ornaments

Each winter, when the temperature dips into the negatives, Washington-based photographer Angela Kelly takes advantage of the frigid weather and blows bubbles that freeze and form beautiful patches of ice crystals. The breathtaking results, which she photographs for her series <i>Life in a Bubble</i>, look …

Investment Firm Joins Move into Indian Real Estate

Foreign Appetite for Investment in India Continues to Grow; New Prime Minister Promises Reforms<p>A real-estate firm backed by wealthy investors from the U.S., Germany and Israel is stepping into India, joining a growing number of overseas firms making cautious moves into the country this …

Real Estate