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India rolls out world's first leprosy vaccine as fight goes on 'war footing'

Country is officially leprosy free, meaning the disease afflicts fewer than one in 10,000 people, but specialists say true infection rate is far higher<p>The first lesions appeared on teenager Rammurat’s feet. To those in his village near Gorakhpur, in the vast Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, the cause …

Reward to find killer of sea otters off Central Coast doubles to $20,000

The reward to find whoever is responsible for fatally shooting three sea otters off the Central Coast has been doubled to $20,000.<p>On Thursday, the nonprofit Center for Biological Diversity announced it would contribute to the reward announced by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife …

Monterey Bay Aquarium

German man convicted of setting dozens of fires in Los Angeles area

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A German national dubbed the “Hollywood Arsonist” was found guilty on Thursday of setting dozens of fires in the Los Angeles area nearly five years ago, prosecutors said.<p>Harry Burkhart, 24, is detained by the Los Angeles county sheriff's department on suspicion of setting …

Export ban placed on Queen Victoria's wedding coronet

<b>A temporary export ban has been placed on a sapphire and diamond coronet that belonged to Queen Victoria, preventing it from being sold abroad.</b><p>The coronet, designed by Prince Albert for their wedding in 1840, is at risk of being exported unless a UK buyer matches the £5m asking price.<p>The temporary …

One-Pan Sausage Bulgur Wheat Recipe

Yields 8<p>One-Pan Sausage Bulgur Wheat Recipe<p>Bulgur Wheat has a warm nutty flavor. It can be cooked right into your recipe in 20 minutes which makes it …

29 Scone Recipes For Beautiful Rule-Breaking Moths

Upgrade your afternoon tea.

How to make a great coffeecake, plus some useful oven tips

You'll love the subtle tang and light texture of this simple coffeecake recipe from Heirloom Bakery and Cafe in South Pasadena. Brown sugar, cinnamon, pecans and chocolate chips form a crumbly topping that marbles the cake throughout. A slice is sure to brighten any morning.<p>KITCHEN TIP: Do you know …

Stanley Majors Charged With Murder And Hate Crimes In Killing Of Khalid Jabara

Police say he terrorized his neighbors for years because of their ancestry.<p>An Oklahoma man was charged with murder and hate crimes Tuesday after police said he terrorized his Arab-American neighbors for years and finally shot 37-year-old Khalid Jabara to death.<p>Stanley Vernon Majors, 61, who was …

Crime

Five arrested on suspicion of running sex trafficking ring

Five people were arrested on suspicion of running a San Gabriel Valley-based sex trafficking ring that operated from San Diego to Fresno, authorities said Tuesday.<p>The five are suspected of forcing at least 28 victims, all Chinese nationals, into prostitution in nine counties across Central and …

Mixed-Fruit Cornmeal Cobbler

Pastry chef Megan Garrelts tops this cobbler with superlight biscuits made with a mix of corn flour and fine cornmeal. Garrelts uses a mix of …

Recipes

A massive wildfire forced authorities to shut down part of an iconic California highway

The closure of the highway, which runs along much of the Pacific coastline and is famed for its dramatic ocean views, was prompted by an increase in fire and wind activity in the Big Sur area, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said.<p>The road was expected to be closed to …

Forests

Nearly 10 square miles burn in latest California wildfire

CRESTLINE, Calif. (AP) — Smoke plumes roiling from flaming ridges of the San Bernardino Mountains blew all the way across the Mojave Desert to Las …

Los Angeles

When tennis collided with the cold war

Thirty years ago, Martina Navratilova played in the final of the Federation Cup. It was much more than a tennis match<p>It is three o’clock in the …

Cold War

The death penalty has been ruled unconstitutional in Delaware

According to the <i>Atlantic</i>, the court decided standing Delaware laws on the death penalty — which gave judges, not juries, the power to sentence people to death — was a violation of the Sixth Amendment rather than the more common objection to the death penalty based on the Eighth Amendment's …

NASA maps the thawed parts of the Greenland ice sheet

NASA has created the first map of the bottom of the Greenland ice sheet, showing which parts have begun thawing and which remain frozen as ever. This is the first time what's underneath the surface of the massive block of ice has been mapped, because the only access scientists have to it is a few …

Birmingham 16th Street Baptist Church bomber denied parole

<b>(CNN) —</b> The last living convicted bomber in one of the most notorious terrorist attacks in American history has been denied parole.<p>Former Ku Klux Klan member Thomas Edwin Blanton Jr. avoided justice for 38 years in the deaths of four girls in Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church on September 15, …

Outcry as Hundreds Killed in Philippines Drug Crackdown

Human-rights activists are appealing to the U.N. to denounce the killing of hundreds of suspected drug dealers and users in the Philippines, at the …

Wildfires burn in 7 Western states, prompt evacuations

Wildfires were burning Monday in seven Western U.S. states, from California's famed Big Sur region to tribal towns and hamlets near Reno, Nevada. …

Wildfires

The Organizer to the Stars Shares Her Best Packing Tips

<b>What are your tried-and-trusted packing tips? Share your traveling wisdom with us.</b>

How to Eat Your Way Along the Russian River

These seven spots are changing the river’s eating scene for the better.<p>Northern Californians have long loved the Russian River for its low-key …

Mendocino County

This salad strikes a happy balance

Print<p>Related<p>Grain salads can seem a bit heavy, ones with greens sometimes insubstantial. This salad — with cooked, cooled lentils as well as fresh …

Food

This Ice Cream Recipe Is Literally the Bombe

With just a couple of store-bought ingredients, this fun retro-chic chilled creation is a pretty sweet way to celebrate summer.<p>You've got to love a dessert whose name is also the adjective to use in praise of it: This bombe is bomb. So bomb in fact that it can take on just about a million …

9 Foods You Need To Put In Your Freezer IMMEDIATELY

It's HOT outside, and we've officially come to terms with the fact that we can't live off of iced coffee and ice cream alone. That said, we really …

How To Make Peanut Butter & Banana Ice Cream

Peanut Butter & Banana Ice Cream If you eat peanut butter and bananas as a snack, you’ll love this healthy ice cream trick. <b>Yield:</b> Serves …

Expiration dates are bogus — here's the best way to tell if a food's gone bad

The "sell by" dates on food products aren't a reliable means of telling whether a food is safe to eat, according to the National Resource Defense Council.<p>Instead, expiration dates merely indicate when a food will reach its limits for something called "optimal quality," which is based only on a …

Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The world's first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history on Tuesday as …

Solar Impulse

Australia PM calls for investigation into juvenile 'torture'

<b>Australia's prime minister has called a royal commission after a TV investigation showed prison guards assaulting boys in juvenile detention.</b><p>The Four Corners programme showed footage of teenage offenders stripped naked, assaulted and tear gassed.<p>One of the boys was hooded and cuffed to a mechanical …

The Sand Fire Burns in California: Pictures

Wildfires

Yahoo Sells To Verizon In Saddest $5 Billion Deal In Tech History

Yahoo was once the king of the Internet, a $125 billion behemoth as big in its time as Facebook or Google are today. Now it’s being sold to Verizon for comparative chump change.<p>On Monday morning, Yahoo announced the end of the long process to extricate itself from a mess of its own making with a …

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