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In both the US and Mexico, citizens led better disaster response than their governments

The 7.1-magnitude earthquake that jolted Mexico City on Sept. 19 unleashed an eruption of extraordinary needs.<p>From one moment to the next, people began to need rescue, medical treatment, shelter, water, food, safety, comfort. And, more importantly, they needed accurate information about where, amid …

The Voyager Golden Record Finally Finds An Earthly Audience

The Golden Record is basically a 90-minute interstellar mixtape — a message of goodwill from the people of Earth to any extraterrestrial passersby who might stumble upon one of the two Voyager spaceships at some point over the next couple billion years.<p>But since it was made 40 years ago, the sounds …

Canada father prepares lawsuit after province bars kids from riding bus alone

A Canadian father is preparing to take child safety officials to court after his four children – who range in age from seven to 11 – were ordered to stop riding the city bus by themselves, in a case that has sparked a nationwide debate on the expectations around parental supervision.<p>For much of the …

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How many calories you burn doing 39 popular exercises

Everything we do burns calories.<p>But have you ever wondered how your running habits compare to your friend's cycling sessions? Or how your weekend kayaking trip stacked up to a morning swim?<p>Calorie-counting isn't the best way to lose weight— for that, you're better off focusing on which foods you …

Protesters heckle white supremacist gathering

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. — White supremacists in town to conduct their annual summit faced canceled reservations, a change of venue and a passel of protesters who turned out for the once-secret meeting.<p>The owner of a local restaurant, The Beef & Barrel, said no to Stormfront activists after they reserved …

Kasich hints at leaving GOP if it's not 'fixed'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday that a time could come when he no longer supports the Republican Party.<p>"If the party can't be fixed, Jake, then I'm not going to be able to support the party. Period. That's the end of it." Kasich said in …

New York's alleged 'Chelsea bomber' goes on trial Monday

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> The powerful explosion from a homemade bomb shook Manhattan's bustling Chelsea neighborhood just days after the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.<p>The blast shattered windows, vaulted a steel dumpster more than 100 feet through the cool air and sent people running from …