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Why N. Korea Caved On War Threat: China Warned, 'Don't Rain On Our Parade'

U.S. army Sergeant Eric Flynn knew what he was talking about when I encountered him behind an M2A3 Bradley — a “fighting vehicle” that looks like a tank – at a live-fire drill before thousands of mostly South Korean spectators about 20 miles below the Demilitarized Zone between North and South …

Agonizing, lonely search for missing kids in China

BEIJING (AP) — In the grainy video, Zhang Xiuhong can see her daughter ride her bike down a country road on her way to school one spring afternoon six years ago.<p>In the next shot, Yao Li rides down a driveway a few moments after her classmates walk by. Then, the pictures stop: The 15-year-old …

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The Chinese President’s Love Affair With Confucius Could Backfire on Him

Ever since China’s President, Xi Jinping, first began to claim the reins of power in Beijing nearly two years ago, China watchers have speculated on …

Beer Makes You More Virile, but Veggies Don’t? Busting the Biggest Myths About Sperm Count

It seems a week doesn’t go by without a new study touting a discovery about sperm count. What’s true and what’s myth?<p>It’s the news every …

Warren and Christie Are the Anti-Hillarys

Warren hits Obama on Wall Street. Christie tells the right they’ll have to live with him as is. Wish Clinton had a little of that moxie.<p>It’s no …

Hong Kong’s Triads Attack Protestors

Thugs attack pro-democracy demonstrators paralyzing parts of Hong Kong. As the scene gets uglier, fingers point at the government’s links to …

How Are Different Asian-American Groups Faring Economically?

The United States Department of Labor recently published a report with a detailed breakdown of the different economic outcomes that various Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders have faced.<p>As a group, the report points out, "AAPI workers have had more favorable economic outcomes than workers in any …

Run When You're 25 For A Sharper Brain When You're 45

If you're in your 20s, you might work out because it's fun, or because it makes you look better. But here's another reason to hit the gym or go for a jog — exercising now may help preserve your memory and cognition later in life.<p>Researchers figured this out by following 2,700 men and women for 25 …

Women still face great wall of discrimination in China

When Zhou Yuxia, 24, returned to Beijing after studying in the United States, she had real trouble securing a job. She had the right qualifications for the positions she was looking for -- she just wasn't a man.<p>"I was on a job hunting site and saw this ideal position as a marketing manager. One of …

Chinese Paper Calls Outgoing U.S. Envoy 'Yellow-Skinned, White-Hearted Banana Man'

Gary Locke may have won over ordinary Chinese with his conduct in the country, but not everyone was impressed with the first Chinese-American to serve as the U.S. envoy to China.<p>NPR's Anthony Kuhn reported Friday for our Newscast unit about an opinion piece in <i>China News</i>, a Chinese state media …

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Breath in Motion: Why Exhaling Matters Most

Have you been in a yoga class wondering, "Why is my breathing so shallow?" Have you been singing or performing on stage and suddenly realized you're running out of breath? Have you been exercising, or even texting, and noticed you're holding your breath?<p>We limit our breath for many reasons. Maybe …

Shanghai Warms Up To A New Cuisine: Chinese Food, American-Style

Imagine living in China and missing Chinese food. It happens. American expatriates who grew up with popular takeout dishes like General Tso's chicken can't find it in China because it essentially doesn't exist here.<p>Much of the Chinese food we grew up with isn't really Chinese. It's an American …

Recruiting fraud, kickback scandal rocks Army

Soldiers received bonuses for persuading friends to sign up during Iraq, Afghanistan wars.<p>WASHINGTON — More than 800 soldiers are under criminal investigation for gaming a National Guard program that paid hundreds of millions in bonuses to soldiers who persuaded friends to sign up during the …

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FORTUNE — Carl Icahn, the billionaire activist investor, has been interested in technology lately. Wednesday, he made several TV appearances to reiterate his call for tech giant Apple (AAPL) to engage in a massive $150 billion share buyback. As usual, he demonstrated that he was willing to put his …

China installed more solar panels in 2013 than any country ever has

China is now home to more solar panels than any other country, after installing 12 gigawatts of solar panels in 2013, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. That’s equal to the total amount of panels in the entire United States, and more than any country has ever added in a single year. …

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Microsoft offers overseas data storage in response to NSA concerns

Today, Microsoft announced an unpredecented response to concerns of NSA data access, offering customers in foreign countries the option of having their data stored outside US borders. According to a <i>Financial Times</i> report, the company decided to launch the program after discovering the NSA was using …

Hey liberal arts grads, there's hope for you yet, salary study shows

Turns out English majors aren't doomed to work for Starbucks wages for the rest of their lives.<p>While liberal arts majors typically have a harder time finding jobs and make less than their college classmates in other fields, they close much of the salary and unemployment gap over time, a new report …

DuckDuckGo’s Popularity Exploded In 2013 Following The NSA/PRISM Leaks

See that graph up there? Thats a chart of how many queries the privacy-minded search engine DuckDuckGo has seen each day since early 2010.<p>See that <i>massive</i> growth near the end? That’s when details of the NSA’s PRISM program first leaked. Pretty much overnight, DuckDuckGo more than doubled its traffic.<p>…

LearnVest CEO: 'Financial literacy is a fundamental human right'

Somehow New Year’s Day has come and gone, and the resolutions that we make year after year are already haunting us. <i>Exercise. Save money. Don’t spend so much. Don’t eat so much. Pay off that debt.</i><p>Finding the right diet or the right exercise routine, as hard as it can be, is nothing compared to …

Most anticipated tech of 2014 (pictures)

As August winds to a close, so do the summer tech doldrums. Manufacturers are ramping up for the big fourth-quarter buying season, and that means new products galore. Expect an avalanche of announcements in the first half of September alone, with the IFA show in Berlin followed by an Apple event, …

18 Examples Of Kobe Bryant's Insane Work Ethic

Achilles injuries are awful, especially for aging NBA players.<p>But work ethic is a crucial factor in overcoming injuries, and no one has a stronger work ethic than Kobe.<p>Whether it's waking up at 4 a.m., using space-age science, or abusing teammates in post-practice games, Kobe has proven over and …

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Batkid's back! 5-year-old pays it forward

Batkid's back! But this time, he's set his superhero powers on helping other kids.<p>Batkid's back!<p>But this time, he's directing his powers toward helping other kids.<p>Five-year-old Miles Scott — most commonly known as Batkid — saw his dream come true last month when the Make-A-Wish Foundation turned …

10 Surprising Ways to Fight Crime

Though they may run counter to conventional wisdom, these 10 research-backed policy ideas could reduce crime in the United States. Here's how -- and why.<p>1. <b>Divert juveniles from the juvenile justice system.</b> Talk of super-predators and the Knock-Out Game reinforce stereotypes of marauding teenagers …