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8-year-old held in Alabama toddler's death

<b>(CNN) —</b> When a 1-year-old girl wouldn't stop crying while her mother was at a club, an 8-year-old boy became annoyed and "viciously attacked" the toddler, beating her to death, police in Birmingham, Alabama, said.<p>Little Kelci Lewis suffered severe head trauma and "major internal organ damage," …

14 incredible facts about Texas

If the Lone Star State were its own country, it would have the 12th-highest GDP in the world.<p>Some of that growth is attributed to Texas' bustling energy businesses, which has been front and center over the past year with the lower oil prices.<p>With that in mind, take a close looker at the inner …

Rhode Island

Why Interrupted Sleep Is Worse Than Short Sleep

Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski …

14 things successful people do before breakfast

Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively embrace this philosophy. They must set aside their first hours of the day to invest in their top-priority activities before other people's priorities come rushing in.<p>Science supports this strategy. Vanderkam …

Time Management

Anonymous plans to reveal names of about 1,000 Ku Klux Klan members

The ‘hacktivist’ collective wrote that the identities of white supremacist group members will be revealed next month on anniversary of their anti-Klan operation<p>The “hacktivist” collective Anonymous have vowed to release the names of “about 1,000” Ku Klux Klan members as part of an ongoing operation …

9 Things Successful People Do Right Before Bed

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A giant asteroid flying past Earth on Halloween is the least of our nightmares

Although 310,000 miles away may not sound close, the giant space rock is zooming by only a little farther away than the moon is from the Earth — close enough to spot with an amateur telescope, says NASA. It's also important to remember the 1,300-foot-wide asteroid, called 2015 TB145, is moving …

Torture and executions: Freed Hawija hostages recount ISIS captivity

<b>(CNN) —</b> Their ISIS captors whipped their feet until they couldn't walk, smashed their teeth, suffocated them with plastic bags and jolted them again and again with electric shocks.<p>Like many of their fellow prisoners, they expected sooner or later to be taken outside and shot.<p>But these Iraqi men …

Peshmerga

27 of the strangest world records ever set

People will do some pretty crazy things to get in the record books.<p>Though some world-record holders are physical anomalies — like the world's tallest person, or the shortest— the Guinness Book of World Records is filled with some incredibly strange attempts.<p>There's the people who set a record for …

A Mysterious Piece of Space Junk Is Headed for Earth, and Astronomers Are Stoked

An unidentified piece of space debris originating from beyond the Moon is giving astronomers the rare chance to observe an object on a collision course with Earth.<p>An unidentified piece of space debris originating from beyond the Moon is giving astronomers the rare chance to observe an object on a …

Entrepreneurs, here's how to keep the cash coming

Why do so many businesses fail? Bad cash flow management is a big reason. Sure, maybe your business plan is foolish or your financing is inadequate. But if your company is on solid ground, nothing can hurt you more than a slow hemorrhage of cash.<p>Everyone hears about the boons that good cash …

'Send me to Syria to fight Isil,' Boris Nemtsov murder suspect asks Vladimir Putin

Decorated veteran accused of murdering opposition leader says he can prove his innocence with a 'readiness to die for Russia'<p>The former solider accused of murdering Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov has asked Vladimir Putin to send him to Syria to fight Isil, in a bid to prove his …

The 15 most compelling scientific findings that suggest aliens are real

Over billions of years, these ingredients condense to form gas clouds, new stars, and planets, which means that the ingredients, and therefore the potential, for life beyond Earth are scattered across the universe.<p>What's more, a number of recent discoveries also strongly suggest that alien life …

Planetary Habitability

Hunt on for convicted killer accidentally released from Louisiana prison

Louisiana officials have issued an arrest warrant for a convicted killer they say was accidentally released from prison last week.<p>Benjueil Johnson, 32, was serving a 40-year sentence at the Dixon Correctional Institute in Jackson, La., after pleading guilty to manslaughter and illegal possession of …

Google’s been quietly recording your voice; here’s how to listen to—and delete—the archive

• Log into history.google.com<br>• Click on the hamburger icon on the top left of the page<br>• Go to “Voice & Audio Activity”<br>• Scroll through your list to see all the silly things there is audio proof of you asking about<br>• Click on one of the squares to select a recording to delete<br>• Stop using the voice function if …

Facebook will warn you if the government is hacking your profile

A hacker or spammer can do some serious damage to your Facebook account — but what about the watchful eye of the government over your private …

High school students hack into CIA director's AOL account

• Hack of John Brennan’s AOL account motivated by ‘support for Palestine’<br>• Personal information of 20 apparent CIA employees posted on Twitter<p>Federal investigators are examining claims that high school students hacked CIA director John Brennan’s personal email account and published identifying …

Major drug tunnel found on US-Mexico border in California

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities seized 12 tons of marijuana and arrested 22 people after discovering one of the longest cross-border tunnels between the …

The Five Most Common Ways Startups Waste Money

In the startup world, there’s a difference between spending money to make money and just burning through your cash.<p>Startups often spend more than they earn. But running out of money because you can’t manage to raise more capital is the ultimate killer. The two most important metrics of any venture …