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11-Year-Old Building Titanic Out of Legos

A boy in Reykjavik, Iceland, is almost finished building a replica of the Titanic out of Legos. He began the 56,000 piece project in May and Legoland has said it will be the biggest ship ever made using Legos.


Cop's story in shooting of WWII vet doesn't wash

John Wrana had to die.<p>The World War II vet was 95 years old, just a few weeks shy of his 96th birthday. He was active and sharp, he liked to gamble, tell jokes and have a drink. He was alive. But he wasn't stupid.<p>He knew he was very old. He knew he wouldn't live forever.<p>But he didn't have to die …

Toyota Keeps Piling Into Fuel Cells As It Runs Away From EVs

Toyota keeps on running toward hydrogen fuel cells and away from all-electric vehicles in what amounts to the most decisive strategy in the auto industry for the future of alternative power trains.<p>At the Los Angeles auto show, Toyota executives planned to elaborate on the company’s deepening …

Kenyans protest after woman is beaten and stripped in public

An act of ‘slut-shaming’ in Nairobi has prompted women to protest in defence of their right to wear what they choose<p>Hundreds of women have turned out on the streets of the Kenyan capital today to defend their right to wear what they choose after a woman was stripped and beaten for wearing a …

USDA Christmas Tree Tax Takes Effect

This year, your real Christmas tree will be more expensive than it needs to be. That’s because the Department of Agriculture is imposing a fee on …

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Obama says American public was not misled about provisions of his health care law

President Barack Obama says the American public was not misled about certain provisions of his health care law.<p>A newly surfaced video shows an adviser in the law's drafting, MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, saying "the stupidity of the American voter" helped Democrats pass the complex legislation. …

Obama Describes 'Typical' and 'Blunt' Interactions With Putin This Week

President Obama describes his time around Russian President Vladimir Putin this week at the G20 and APEC gatherings.

Vladimir Putin

Obama: 'Strong week for American leadership'

Vladimir Putin first to leave G20 summit, pleading lack of sleep

Russian president says the atmosphere was constructive and media reports of conflict with Western leaders were exaggerated<p>A tired Vladimir Putin has left Brisbane’s G20 praising the summit’s “constructive atmosphere” and saying the reported fallout between him and leaders of Western countries were …