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Abandoned Puppy Born Without Front Legs Gets Wheels, Finds New Home

"Just like that: she was given the chance, and she just went for it."<p>Life began cheerlessly for Daffodil the Chihuahua. She was abandoned in a cardboard box and left to fend for herself on a busy San Francisco street. She was born without functional legs, and when people would stop to peer into the …

Daffodils

11 Silent Budget Killers You Don't Notice

Do you feel like you're constantly going over budget, but can't figure out why? You might be victim to silent budget killers — those small expenses …

Personal Finance

Officials Ask For FBI Help in Double Chicago Police Shooting

The State's Attorney in Cook County, Illinois, has asked for FBI assistance in the police shooting of a 19-year-old man and a 55-year-old woman.<p>Quintonio LeGrier, a Northern Illinois University student, and his neighbor Bettie Jones, a mother of five children, were killed Saturday while officers …

Police Shootings

A kitten helped us find joy as our family split in two

After my daughters went to university, Arpeggio and I were alone. I looked forward to his greeting when I came home from work. On quiet evenings, he curled up on my lap and listened as I told him about the events in my day. When a new friend came into my life, Arpeggio was accommodating. He liked …

Attorneys for Tamir Rice Family Want Own Experts to Testify

Upset over a series of experts' reports commissioned by Cleveland prosecutors that conclude the police shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice was justified, attorneys for the boy’s family released reports from its own experts that say deadly force shouldn’t have been used.<p>"We think it is important that …

Police Shootings

Toronto Finally Has A Cat Cafe And It's Even Cuter Than What You Imagine

Cats + coffee = magic.

Man, 28, charged with Kayleigh Haywood murder

<b>A man has been charged with the rape and murder of Kayleigh Haywood.</b><p>The 15-year-old, from Measham, Leicestershire, was last seen when she was dropped off outside Ibstock Community College last Friday evening.<p>Stephen Beadman, 28, of George Avenue, Ibstock, is due to appear before Leicester …

Sociology

The inventor of 5-Hour Energy drinks is investing 99% of his fortune to fix the world

For legions of truck drivers, employees chasing deadlines, and students burning the midnight oil, Manoj Bhargava’s best-selling invention, 5-hour ENERGY drink, has already been a lifesaver.<p>Since launching the caffeine-based power-drink in 2004, Bhargava, 62, has quietly amassed a $4 billion …

Energy