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As Violence Spikes in Some Cities, Is 'Ferguson Effect' to Blame?

Last month, authorities in Dallas noticed an uptick in violence that threatened to spoil the city's decade-long drop in crime.<p>Police Chief David Brown, an architect of the historic decline, responded by redeploying more officers into high-crime areas, noting that there was still plenty of time to …

Justice

Vast waters hide clues in hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight

The mysteries surrounding the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and the true identities of some of its passengers, are as deep as the southeast Asian waters where multinational search teams are searching for the jet.<p>Navies from two of Malaysia's neighbors were pursuing new leads as …

GBI: Groom charged in wedding day crash that killed bride was drunk

The Jasper man charged Wednesday in a December wedding day crash that claimed the life of his new bride was drunk the night of the fatal wreck, …

Putin asks parliament: Let me send troops into Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine — Russian President Vladimir Putin asked parliament Saturday for permission to use the country’s military in Ukraine, moving to …

Russian Federation Council Okays Troop Deployment in Ukraine

After effectively taking control over the contested Crimean peninsula off the coast of the Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin formally submitted a …

Great Lakes ice cover reaches 91 percent

On March 5, NOAA reported that ice cover over North America’s Great Lakes had reached 91 percent. The lakes have not been so covered with ice since …

Why Couldn't Minivan Mom Be Stopped? No Law Against 'Crazy,' Experts Say

It may be easy to to ask after the fact why no one intervened before a pregnant South Carolina woman drove a minivan carrying her three young children into the Florida surf on Tuesday.<p>But mental health experts say the answer is far from simple, thanks to a patchwork of state laws regarding …

Mental Health

Why Would a Mom Do That? How to Explain Mental Illness to Kids

The mother who drove her minivan — with her three children inside — into the ocean is yet another difficult story to explain to kids.<p>Read more here.

Parenting

Teen charged with killing parents in Calif. mansion

A 19-year-old in California was charged Friday with the shooting death of his parents. KABC reports Ashton Sachs is accused of killing Bradford and …

Army captain cries during general’s sex misconduct trial

A sobbing U.S. Army captain testified Friday that a superior officer threatened to murder her and her family if she ever said a word about their …

Crime

Mom Accused of Driving Children Into Ocean Has Bond Set at $1.2M

A pregnant mother who was charged with attempted murder after driving a minivan filled with her three children into the Atlantic Ocean had her bond …

Only 10 Percent of Uninsured People Have Signed Up for Obamacare

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Two surveys released Thursday found that only ten percent of uninsured people who qualify for …

Dance the Night Away in These 12 Party-Ready Flats

It’s a story we’re all too familiar with: you shovel out for a pair of glitzy heels to go out in, then halfway through the night the shuffling begins. We’re not talking about the dance craze here, we mean the sad, scooting gait of aching feet. What a bummer! Ladies, if this sounds like you, you’ll …

Clothing

24 People Who Decide What's 'Cool' In America

We've selected the best of the best and created a list of who determines what's cool in America.<p>Some of the people who made the list are controversial public figures who move fashion trends based on what they wear. Others are executives who run multi-billion dollar companies.<p>Everyone on the list is …

Mad Men

10 “Retired” Musicians Who Broke Their Word

Perhaps you heard the screams of your younger sister and cousins on Christmas Eve as they scrolled through Twitter on their smart phones in between …

The 5 Ugliest Hip Hop Beefs of 2013

Lil B Posts Massive 101-Song Mixtape

The zip file alone takes up half a gig of hard drive space<p>Beyoncé may have been the first artist to release a surprise album this month, but now …

Blood Orange’s Inclusive Album Proves The LGBT Community Doesn't Need Pandering

Singer Devonté Hynes' album Cupid Deluxe was the most queer-friendly non-queer album of 2013.

Best portraits of 2013 – in pictures

From artists to activists and politicians to personalities, a selection of the best portraits taken by Guardian photographers this year

8 Unconventional Christmas Films to Watch This Holiday Season

It’s hard not to be a sucker for the classic Christmas films that have practically bonded themselves to our genetic makeup. The sentimental comfort …

The 10 best movies of 2013

The year’s top 10, from Sarah Polley’s family chronicle to “12 Years a Slave” to Scorsese’s audacious comeback<p>Everybody who writes about movies dreads making these lists, yet all of us want to read <i>each other’s</i> lists. Partly we’re looking for affirmation, partly we’re looking for ideas, and partly …

The Biggest Movie Doppelgangers Of 2013

Sometimes this effect is unintentional, like when an emerging movie star manages to have multiple films comes out the same year (see Melissa McCarthy below); other times, it's a result of executives switching studios and developing similar projects (like the infamous Disney and DreamWorks 1998 …

Movies

10 Real Wall Street Stories That Should Be Movies

Its loads of sex, drugs, and money have critics wondering if Wolf's attempt at a morality tale is just one loud cheer for gonzo greed.<p>It isn't the first time audiences have had this debate either. From "Trading Places" to "American Psycho," Hollywood loves examining what goes on behind the scenes …

Wall Street

Norman Rockwell Style Sci-Fi Pinocchio Art

Ukrainian journalist brutally beaten after alleging ministerial corruption

Hundreds protest outside interior ministry at the attack on Tetyana Chernovil, who wrote about minister's luxury house<p>A prominent Ukrainian civic activist and journalist was brutally beaten outside Kiev on Wednesday, the latest in a string of attacks on activists and opposition members amid weeks …