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Shark Photobombs 2 Boys At California Beach

Two young snacks surfers were photobombed by what appeared to be a shark, and everyone lived to tell the tale.<p>June Emerson, who took the photo, said she didn't realize she caught the shark in the photo, which features her 12-year-old son Quinn and his friend in the water at California's Manhattan …

Obese, but starving: Girl, 12, denied weight-loss surgery for rare illness

Health news<p>Surgery to remove a brain tumor two years ago has left a 12-year-old Texas girl with a heartbreaking condition that makes her gain massive amounts of weight — even though her body thinks it’s starving.<p>Doctors say a gastric bypass operation is the only thing that can help Alexis Shapiro, …

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Republicans appear to hold edge in Senate races, as party fortunes ebb and flow

Republicans appear to hold a slight edge in the battle next year to control the Senate. But the wild swings in the political fortunes for both parties in the closing months of 2013 made clear the situation could drastically change.<p>“The playing field is currently tilted toward Republicans,” Jennifer …

Klobuchar cites Stones in UAE fight

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Friday came to the defense of an American jailed in the United Arab Emirates over a parody video he made mocking youth culture — and she dragged the Rolling Stones into the controversy.<p>“I figure if Mick Jagger can play Abu Dhabi, these guys shouldn’t be in jail for …

Chopin's Favorite Piano Factory Plays Its Final Chord

<b>Listen · 4:52</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>One of the world's oldest and most iconic piano makers, Pleyel, will close its factory doors in Paris at the end of 2013.<p>The French press characterized the bankruptcy as inevitable in the face of cheaper competition from China. But many disagree: …

Vatican observers look for thaw between Pope Francis, U.S. nuns

When the Vatican censured an organization representing thousands of American nuns, it did so in part because the group had not spoken out enough against gay marriage and abortion.<p>The Vatican said the Leadership Conference of Women Religious had espoused "radical feminist themes," adding, "Issues of …

Call for defibrillators in schools and leisure centres

<b>Life-saving defibrillators should be made available at more schools and leisure centres in Scotland, according to the Scottish Liberal Democrats.</b><p>The party has obtained figures which it says shows that only a fifth of sites have the equipment.<p>Defibrillators deliver an electric shock to the heart in …

Northern California counties revive an old idea for a breakaway state

YREKA, Calif. — Farmers, ranchers and onetime loggers were among those who packed a church community room here in August to listen to a former state lawmaker convey his vision of a cleaved — and more governable — California.<p>The theme was familiar, the resonance deep for those convinced that …

Vatican: Assad Sent Private Message to Pope

Syrian President Bashar al Assad has sent a letter to Pope Francis, Vatican sources confirmed Saturday.<p>The contents of the message were not revealed …

Thousands Still Without Power As More Snow Due To Fall

A massive post-Christmas package of precipitation is headed up the East Coast today. The storm is predicted to dump snow and ice from Boston on up and promises to vex residents already a week without power since the last winter storm.<p>The storm is carrying drenching rain through the Carolinas, …