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Chris Hurst, whose girlfriend died in live TV shooting, beats NRA candidate in Virginia

Democrat’s victory, two days after Texas church massacre left 26 dead, is hailed by gun control advocates as proof progress on gun violence is possible<p>A first-time politician who lost his girlfriend to gun violence has defeated the National Rifle Association-backed incumbent in a state house race …

Gun Control

'Ask an Astronaut' (US 2017): Book Excerpt

<i>Tim Peake is a European Space Agency astronaut. He finished his 186 day mission on the International Space Station in June 2017. In addition to his</i> …

NASA

Watch astronaut Scott Kelly struggle to walk on Earth after a year in space

As if his legs are made of jelly<p>Spending a year in space takes such a toll on the human body that astronauts literally have to learn how to walk again once they’re back on Earth. At least, that’s what seems to have happened to Scott Kelly — the American astronaut who spent 340 days on the …

NASA

Tesla Turns Power Back On At Children's Hospital In Puerto Rico

Tesla has used its solar panels and batteries to restore reliable electricity at San Juan's Hospital del Niño (Children's Hospital), in what company founder Elon Musk calls "the first of many solar+battery Tesla projects going live in Puerto Rico."<p>The project came about after Puerto Rico was hit by …

Latin America

Anna Faris Opens Up About Preemie Son's Health Battle

“I was in complete shock," the actress wrote in her upcoming memoir.<p>Anna Faris opened up about her son’s medical battle in her upcoming memoir, <i>Unqualified</i>.<p>The actress and her husband, Chris Pratt, welcomed a baby boy named Jack in August 2012. Jack was born nine weeks early and spent a month in the …

Pregnancy

Last suspect arrested in 2010 killing of Border Patrol agent

<b>(CNN) —</b> The last of seven suspects in the 2010 murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was arrested over the weekend, the US Department of Justice said in a statement.<p>Jesus Rosario Favela Astorga, 37, was arrested in Mexico and is awaiting extradition to the US. He was charged with first-degree …

Crime

How Can I Turn My Abundance of Story Ideas Into a Bestselling Book?

How do I write a whole book, if I have lots of ideas, but when I start to write, it doesn't make any sense? <i>originally appeared on</i> Quora <i>-</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p>Answer <b>by</b> Karen Lord, Author, socioeconomic …

Writing

Vegas survivors collect the things they left behind, souvenirs of heartbreak and hope

LAS VEGAS — From high above the Las Vegas Strip, the scene of last week’s terror was flecked with color. Spots of yellow, blue, white and red dotted the field of the Route 91 Harvest country music festival — a patchwork of phones, clothes, purses, lawn chairs and other belongings 22,000 …

Stephen Paddock

Here's What Kim Jong Nam's Assassins Just Claimed Really Happened On Day Of Poisoning

A Malaysian court began hearing arguments Monday in the case against two women charged with killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong …

North Korea

Tom Petty, Rock Icon Who Led the Heartbreakers, Dead at 66

Singer suffered cardiac arrest and was taken off life support at hospital<p>Tom Petty, the dynamic and iconoclastic frontman who led the band the …

Tom Petty

Security officer reveals horror of Benghazi attack

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donning gray pants, an untucked white button-down shirt and long gray beard, Ahmed Abu Khatallah silently took notes and sipped water inside a packed Washington courtroom on Monday as prosecutors outlined a case that will attempt to paint him as the ringleader of the 2012 …

Terrorism

"Everybody has a book in them": 9 secrets to writing a thrilling bestseller - by author Martina Cole - Mirror Online

Top author Martina Cole believes we all have a book in us - it's just a matter of putting pencil to paper and letting it all come flowing out.<p><i>Makes</i> …

Authors

12 Must-Read Books That Will Raise Your Emotional Intelligence

Your Amazon wish list is about to get longer.<p>I didn't learn about emotional intelligence until well into my 30s. By that time, I had started to realize that the best leaders -- those exhibiting high levels of EQ -- typically showed more self-awareness, collaborated better with others, and got …

Emotional Intelligence

Selena Gomez's best friend may have doubled the star's life expectancy by donating her kidney

• <b>Selena Gomez recently shared that she received a kidney transplant from her friend Francia Raisa to help battle lupus.</b>• <b><br>Although details about the singer's condition and surgery are limited, research suggests the transplant may have doubled the star's life expectancy.</b>• <b><br>Every year more than 4,500</b> …

Medicine

Harvey and Irma, Married 75 Years, Marvel at the Storms Bearing Their Names

<i>Read the latest with Friday’s live updates on Hurricane Irma.</i><p>Harvey and Irma Schluter have been married for 75 years. He turned 104 in July; she will be 93 in November.<p>They vividly remember many of the major events of the 20th century, from her first time spotting an airplane, during the Great …

Weather

Sick teen uses Siri to call for her own rescue during Harvey

A 14-year-old girl who was forced to flee to the roof of her home during Hurricane Harvey while suffering a painful attack related to sickle cell …

Hurricane Harvey

Citizen Newt: The Making of a Reagan Conservative

Shared via Kindle. Description: The definitive, authorized biography of one of the most important, provocative, and visionary political figures of …

You should write a book and here’s how

You should write a book. Yes, you. Whether you’re a young 18-year-old off to college with little free time or a 60-year-old corporate executive with …

10 cool books for fall, from Dan Brown to Stephen King

Dan Brown will deliver a new thriller, and even Robert Langdon himself — aka Tom Hanks — is dipping his toe into fiction with a collection of short stories. More big names, including Alice Waters, John le Carré, Amy Tan and Matthew Weiner, will soon hit bookstores. USA TODAY’s <b>Jocelyn McClurg</b> looks …

Books

The Falcons' billion-dollar stadium will have a Chick-fil-A that's almost never open - CBSSports.com

As expected, the internet had jokes about the Chick-fil-A at Mercedes-Benz being closed on Sundays<p>The Atlanta Falcons' new billion-dollar stadium …

Chick-fil-A

The Real-Life Tragic Story Of Shania Twain

Shania Twain

The New Bridge to Somewhere!

YouTube

Judge: Baby Charlie Gard will end life in hospice, not home

American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition: A Novel

Shared via Kindle. Description: Test First published in 2001, American Gods became an instant classic—an intellectual and artistic benchmark from the …

What to Know About Charlie Gard, the Terminally Ill Baby Trump Wants to Help

President Donald Trump and Pope Francis have voiced their support for the parents of critically ill British baby Charlie Gard. The pair have been …

Medicine