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The best and worst states to raise children in

<b>(CNN) —</b> Minnesota reigns as the most kid-friendly state to raise a family for the second year in a row, according to an Annie E. Casey Foundation study released Tuesday.<p>Parents in Mississippi and New Mexico, however, might find reason for concern as those states rank among the lowest.<p>The …

New Mexico

Anton Yelchin death officially ruled an accident

LA County coroner’s office has confirmed the cause of the Star Trek actor’s death while Fiat Chrysler continues to investigate any vehicular malfunction<p>The death of Anton Yelchin has been officially ruled as an accident by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.<p>Related: Anton Yelchin: actor of …

Star Trek's Anton Yelchin: 'Cinema would have been richer had he lived'

Few things are more heartening for a film critic than watching a young actor’s career take flight – the time you first see them leap from the nest of anonymity and dive headlong into a major role, then suddenly catch the air beneath their wings, and your breath along with it. For Anton Yelchin, the …

Selma Blair Breaks Her Silence After Shocking Airplane Outburst: 'I Made a Big Mistake'

Selma Blair has issued an apology for her airplane outburst.<p>“I made a big mistake yesterday,” Blair, 43, wrote in a statement to <i>Vanity Fair</i>. “After a …

20 surprising effects that getting more sleep has on your mind and body

If you have a few days off this summer, one of the best things you can do with your time is fix your sleeping habits. Just let yourself sleep naturally during those days and see how much you really need.<p>For at least 40% of the US population that isn't getting the recommended seven to nine hours a …

Teens

Doctors issue warning about LED streetlights

The American Medical Association (AMA) has just adopted an official policy statement about street lighting: cool it and dim it.<p>The statement, adopted unanimously at the AMA's annual meeting in Chicago on June 14, comes in response to the rise of new LED street lighting sweeping the country. An AMA …

North Korea fires two missiles, South Korea says

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korea fired two missiles Wednesday morning from its eastern coast, according to South Korean and U.S. officials.<p>Both are believed to be Musudan intermediate-range missiles, fired from the North Korean port city of Wonsan, said Cmdr. Dave Benham, spokesman for the U.S. Pacific …

North Korea

Still holding on to your Game Boy cartridges? You may want to check out Smart Boy

Nostalgia and gaming go hand in hand. Just look at all the faux-8-bit games raking in downloads in the Play Store. Or the unofficial emulators that let you play old NES games on your very modern smartphone – lousy onscreen controls notwithstanding.<p>How about emulating the physical experience of the …

Retrogaming

Terrorists Gearing Up for a Cyber Fight, Security Firm Says

Security<p>Islamic terrorists are arming themselves with the technical tools and expertise to attack the online systems underpinning Western companies and critical infrastructure, according to a new study from the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology.<p>The goal of the report was to bring …

University of California

'Spam King' sentenced to two years in prison after sending 27m messages from hacked Facebook accounts

An American man who pleaded guilty to hacking into hundreds of thousands of Facebook accounts to send over 27 million unsolicited messages has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison.<p>Sanford Wallace, also known as the "Spam King", faces a fine of $310,000 (£218,800) and the prison sentence …

Jetsons-style Mini Cooper concept unveiled

Sometime in the next century, we probably won't need to drive our cars anymore. But if the car is fun enough, we might just want to anyway.<p>That's the idea behind the Mini Vision Next 100, a concept car unveiled in London Thursday.<p>Yes, it has a steering wheel -- but you can move it out of the way if …

Time Warner

The World Mourns the Pulse Victims: Pictures

City Politics

5 Metabolism Myths That Are Keeping You From Losing Weight

Myth 1: The body is able to easily burn fat and build muscle at the same time.<p>solar22/shutterstock<p>For anyone other than those just beginning to exercise and those using anabolic hormones, simultaneously building muscle and burning fat is very difficult. It is best to focus on one, then switch and …

Fitness

Experts rated weight-loss drugs and Qsymia came out on top

In the diet-medication sweepstakes, we have a winner. While all five drugs approved by the Food & Drug Administration for weight loss best a placebo in helping patients lose weight, a drug known commercially as Qsymia — a combination of the drugs phentermine and topiramate — most consistently …

Orlando shooting survivors mourn friends, recall traumatic night

ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - Best friends Demetrice Naulings and Eddie Justice often walked together hand in hand, as if they were a couple, although Naulings says he always thought of Justice as being more like his kid brother.<p>The last time they clasped hands was shortly after 2 a.m. on Sunday inside …

Orlando shooter’s wife facing intense scrutiny from the FBI

By Adam Goldman ,<p>Adam Goldman<p>Reporter who covered terrorism and national security<p>Bio<p>Mark Berman and<p>Mark Berman<p>National news reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Matt Zapotosky<p>Matt Zapotosky<p>National security reporter covering the Justice Department<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The 30-year-old wife of the gunman who opened …

Human Rights

Orlando Gunman's Wife Gave No Warning to Cops Before Attack

U.S. news<p>The Orlando gunman's wife feared he was going to attack a gay nightclub overnight Saturday and pleaded with him not to do anything violent — but failed to warn police after he left, NBC News has learned.<p>Omar Mateen's wife, Noor Zahi Salman, told the FBI that her husband assured her he was …

Afghanistan

Obama goes on tirade against Trump over 'dangerous' Muslim ban, 'radical Islam'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama lit into Donald Trump Tuesday, turning the tables to make the impassioned case that Trump is the one who's un-American.<p>Obama's extraordinary denunciation of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was about far more than a personal intervention on …

Islamic Fundamentalism

Omar Mateen, Terrorist Who Attacked Orlando Gay Club, Had Been Investigated by FBI

Omar Mateen, of Port Saint Lucie, Florida, came to the attention of federal authorities twice prior to being identified as the gunman in the Orlando …

Afghanistan

FBI: Orlando suspect U.S. citizen, vowed allegiance to Islamic State

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Investigators were reviewing a range of possible terror and hate-crime links to a gunman who professed his allegiance to the Islamic State from the scene of a horrific mass shooting at a crowded Orlando nightclub early Sunday that left at least 50 dead and 53 others wounded, …

U.S. Political Leaders React to Pulse Nightclub Shooting in Orlando

U.S. political leaders on Sunday offered their condolences in social media tributes after a mass shooting inside a gay nightclub in Orlando left at …

Meg Whitman likens Trump to Hitler, Mussolini

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Billionaire and major Republican donor Meg Whitman on Friday compared Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini, two sources in the room told CNN.<p>The Hewlett-Packard CEO's remarks at Mitt Romney's Utah retreat of top Republican supporters and fund-raisers came as she and …

South Africa urges citizens not to panic following U.S. terror warning

<b>(CNN) —</b> South Africa's government reassured citizens Monday they are in "no immediate danger" following a U.S. warning of possible terror attacks in the country during Ramadan.<p>"We remain a strong and stable democratic country and there is no immediate danger posed by the alert," State Security …

South Africa

UCLA shooter's 'kill list' had dead Minnesota woman, 2 profs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former UCLA graduate student killed a woman in Minnesota before carrying two semi-automatic pistols and a grudge back to Los Angeles, where he fatally shot a young professor he once called a mentor and then killed himself, police said Thursday.<p>The two victims were on a "kill …

Brazilian teen speaks out about brutal gang rape

<b>Rio de Janeiro (CNN) —</b> The Brazilian teenage girl who says she was brutally gang raped in a Rio de Janeiro slum is speaking out about the attack and the related graphic video that went viral.<p>"If I have to wait for the justice system, they've already shown that nothing is going to happen," she told …

Rio De Janeiro

Google looking to hire self-driving car 'drivers'

If you've always wanted a job title that's an oxymoron, Google has the position for you: Self-driving car "driver."<p>Google needs drivers to sit behind the steering wheel for six to eight hours a day to road test its self-driving cars in Phoenix.<p>The drivers will need to be able to take over control …

Autonomous Cars

Google wants to inject cyborg lenses into your eyeballs

Google has patented a new technology that would let the company inject a computerized lens directly into your eyeball.<p>The company has been developing smart glasses and even smart contact lenses for years. But Google's newest patented technology would go even further -- and deeper.<p>(<i>Note: the</i> …

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Warren Buffett is not a fan of Donald Trump

Warren Buffett is a well-known supporter of Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton.<p>So when a shareholder asked Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway's (BRKB) annual meeting on Saturday about how a possible Donald Trump presidency would impact the company's financial performance, Buffett was …