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coconut brown butter cookies

I realize that most people don’t go to the City Bakery or their green Birdbath outlets for coconut cookies. They come in droves to load up on the …

'Open Carry' Gun Laws Spark Texas Backlash

Last week, not long after a lone gunman's rampage in California, Texas witnessed an unnerving series of demonstrations.<p>Groups of young men, armed with tactical long rifles slung across their backs, began showing up at restaurants like Chili's and Chipotle, Sonic and Jack in the Box, to mention a …

Harper Lee's case against hometown museum ends Mockingbird rights case

A federal judge on Thursday ended the on-again, off-again lawsuit filed by To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee against a museum in her south Alabama hometown, which inspired the setting of her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.<p>US district judge William H Steele of Mobile dismissed the case in a …

Fully-Loaded Gun Found in Toy Aisle at Target

A real, loaded gun was found in the toy aisle of a Target in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, last Friday night. A worker happened upon the weapon, …

Guns

Elderly couple shot and buried by daughter and son-in-law, jury told

An elderly couple were shot dead and buried in their garden by their daughter and son-in-law, who gained £245,000 by pretending they were still alive for 15 years, a jury has heard.<p>Debt-ridden Susan and Christopher Edwards sold the home of Patricia and William Wycherley and collected benefits and …

Being Happy With Sugar

Popular media are full of claims that sugar is toxic. And there’s intense disagreement about recommendations to replace table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup with “natural” sweeteners like agave nectar or fruit juice. What to make of it all?<p>“Over the past few months, I’ve become increasingly …

911 tapes released in stabbing of girl, 12, by classmates

A bicyclist riding through a Waukesha park saw the Wisconsin middle-school girl on the side of the road bleeding profusely and begging for aid, the victim in what has become known as the Slender Man stabbing case.<p>“Help me, I've been stabbed,” the girl said as the rider bent down and hit the phone …

Crime

Traces of another world found on the Moon

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1082000/1082321_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524635918_db163078c29bf3a3e6f33c04fc265a3f<p><b>Researchers have found evidence of the world that crashed into the Earth billions of years ago to form the Moon.</b><p>Analysis of lunar rock …

Ireland Investigates Alleged Discovery of 800 Babies in Sewer Tank

Grim reports that nearly 800 dead babies were discovered in the septic tank of a home run by nuns has set off a round of soul-searching in Ireland and sparked calls for accountability from government and Catholic Church officials.<p>Fresh research suggests that some 796 children were secretly buried …

'Man v. Food' star defeats overeating, loses 70 pounds

Adam Richman has once again risen to the challenge of "Man v. Food." But this time, instead of scarfing down a platter-sized hamburger or going solo on a pizza for eight, Richman has beaten back overeating and shed 70 pounds in the process.<p>The former host of the Travel Channel series shows off the …

Weight Loss