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Off-duty officer shoots, kills man in St. Louis - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- Just 12 miles south of the spot where a police officer killed Michael Brown, it happened again: Another 18-year-old died at the hands of police Wednesday.<p>An off-duty officer opened fire on the teen, and the policeman didn't stop until he'd fired his weapon 17 times, authorities say.<p>Anger …

Lab-Grown Penises May Show Up Way Sooner Than You Thought

Laboratory-grown penises might sound like something from bad science fiction, but scientists are working to make them a reality. In fact, human trials of lab-grown penises may be coming soon, thanks in part to new funding from the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine.<p>"The goal is to …

Perseids meteor shower and supermoon offer divine heavenly show

A dramatic supermoon is set to accompany this year's Perseid meteor shower, one of the most anticipated events on the skywatcher's calendar.<p>Given a dark, clear sky in a normal year, it is common to see more than 100 of the meteors an hour during the second week in August. But this year the Perseids …

Illegal immigrant kids exposed federal agents to lice, scabies, tuberculosis and chicken pox, report says

Unaccompanied illegal immigrant children with communicable diseases have given or exposed federal agents to lice, scabies, tuberculosis and chicken pox, according to a report issued Thursday by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General.<p>In two cases, the children of a border …

Oprah Winfrey and Magic Johnson among those considering Clippers bid

<b>(Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com)</b><p>If a sale is forced, the bidding war could exceed $1 billion<p>Prachi Gupta<p>April 30, 2014 4:32pm (UTC)<p>Oprah Winfrey, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Magic Johnson are just three of the many celebrities mulling a bid for the Los Angeles Clippers, ESPN reports, as the fate of the …

Warming World Drives Hurricane-Forming Winds, Study Says

Wind-whipped mayhem may ratchet up as the global climate adjusts to ever increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, according to a new study.<p>In particular, easterly winds associated with weather systems known as African easterly waves that bring rains critical to crops and …

Human Cartilage Grown on a Chip

Scientists released the first living human cartilage sample from "tissue-on-a-chip" research yesterday. According to a report published in <i>ScienceDaily</i>, scientists behind the new bioprint hope to give doctors a chip they can thread into a catheter and print whatever tissue the patient needs, right …

Deadly tornadoes lash South

Deadly twisters lashed Alabama and Mississippi on Monday as the South took a violent second-day assault from spring storms.<p>Seven people were reported killed in Mississippi and as many as six were reported killed in Alabama, although only two had been confirmed and the total was uncertain Monday …

Salvador Dalí’s Rare 1975 Illustrations for “Romeo and Juliet”

The greatest literary classics tend to attract a plethora of visual art and graphic tributes. But the highest convergence of text and image happens when an influential artist reimagines an influential piece of literature — take, for instance, Picasso’s 1934 drawings for a naughty ancient Greek …

GOP Scrambles to Condemn Rancher's Remarks on Race

Offering words of encouragement for a rancher leading an armed standoff against federal rangers turns out to be not so great of a political move – especially when the rancher in question muses publicly about the benefits of slavery.<p>Republicans – including possible 2016 candidate Rand Paul -- are …

An ancient sea god under the Milky Way

A mythical Celtic god of the sea and the edgewise view into our own Milky Way galaxy, as captured by Glenn Miles Photography in Northern …

Unique Mineral Discovered In Australia

The new substance is called putnisite.<p>A previously unknown mineral has been discovered in a remote location in Western Australia. The mineral, named putnisite, appears purple and translucent, and contains strontium, calcium, chromium, sulphur, carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, a very unusual combination.<p>…

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Lyrids Meteor Shower over South America Taken: 2014 April 23 Copyright: Yuri Beletsky

EarthSky’s 2018 meteor shower guide

Bad news. In 2018, moonlight will obscure the Delta Aquarid’s nominal peak in late July. Good news! The Delta Aquarids will still be flying at the …

Why Habitable Exoplanets Might Mean Humanity Is Doomed

Last week, scientists announced the discovery of Kepler 186f, a planet 492 light years away in the Cygnus constellation. Kepler 186f is special …

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#D'oh! NYPD Twitter campaign backfires - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- A push for some social media love by the New York Police Department backfired badly, with Twitter users taking advantage of the invitation to mock the NYPD and other departments nationwide.<p>The department on Tuesday asked folks to post photos of themselves with its officers, using the …

Chris Brown's bodyguard guilty of assault; singer's trial delayed

Chris Brown's assault trial has been delayed until Wednesday as lawyers regroup after the conviction of the singer's bodyguard, who was to have testified.<p>Prosecutors are considering whether to grant immunity to bodyguard Christopher Hollosy so that he could testify in Brown's trial.<p>Minutes before …

Bodyguard of singer Chris Brown found guilty of assault

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A judge on Monday found the bodyguard of singer Chris Brown guilty of assaulting a man outside a Washington hotel last October in a judgment likely to influence the trial of the R&B artist on the same charge.<p>R&B singer Chris Brown, who pleaded guilty to assaulting his …

Kim Kardashian's Wedding Workout Playlist

While filming an upcoming episode of <i>Keeping Up with the Kardashians</i>, our favorite bride-to-be joined her sisters for a heart-thumping joyride at the Beverly Hills SoulCycle. And in preparation for her forthcoming wedding—rumor has it she and fiancé Kanye West are eyeing a Parisian palace for their …

Beyonce's Easter With Blue Ivy Is Both Fierce And Festive

Beyonce managed to make her Easter both fierce and festive this year.<p>The superstar headed to some tropical locale to celebrate the holiday with Blue Ivy and Jay Z and posted photos to her Tumblr from the weekend. In a handful of pics, Beyonce can be seen wearing bunny ears along with a matching …

35 Reasons We're Trying To Keep Up With Kourtney Kardashian

The Kardashian clan's time in the spotlight has fizzled out. (This writer can't recall the last episode she watched of their reality TV show.) But if there's one thing we're still tuned in to -- besides all things Kimye -- it's Kourtney Kardashian's hair and makeup.<p>The mother of two is a beauty …

'Ice Road Truckers' star kidnapped, beat Las Vegas prostitute: police

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former star of the History Channel reality TV show “IRT: Deadliest Roads” is due in court in Las Vegas next month to face first degree kidnapping, extortion and coercion charges, a spokeswoman for the Clark County District Attorney’s Office said.<p>Timothy Zickuhr is seen in an …

Kate Middleton and Prince William Recreate a Charles-Diana Photo Op at Uluru

After a day “off” yesterday (during which Kate and William played Candy Crush and binged on <i>Game of Thrones</i>, we’re sure), the royal couple was back to the grind today in Australia, as they made a whole host of appearances. The two arrived in the northern territory of the country on a flight from …

Broncos gather for 1st time since Super Bowl flop

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — No trip to the White House, diamond-encrusted rings or ticker tape parade.<p>All the Denver Broncos have to show for their historic 2013 season is the heartache and humiliation of getting destroyed from the opening snap at the Super Bowl.<p>The AFC champs aim to use that 43-8 …

San Francisco 49ers: Undervalued Wide Receivers in the 2014 NFL Draft

In an extended offseason such as this, there’s a lot of time for common wisdom to set in. Player X has to be drafted in the first round, because everyone agrees he’s a first-round pick, but Player Y’s arms are a quarter-inch too short, or his hands an eighth of an inch too large, and therefore he’s …

NFL schedule 2014: 25 teams begin offseason programs

With the calendar approaching May, teams are getting back into the swing of things with some light workouts.<p>For 25 NFL teams, the offseason is coming to an end with the beginning of voluntary workouts on either Monday or Tuesday. The other seven teams -- the organizations with new coaches -- were …