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The red flags the West ignored about Putin’s Russia

BOSTON (MarketWatch)—Why is anyone surprised by Vladimir Putin’s actions?<p>Experts can jaw all they like on the TV talk shows: Anyone who has followed …

In Maryville, Anonymous must beware the risk of vigilantism

In what feels, after Steubenville, like a case of rape deja vu, a disturbing new story in which a girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a popular high school football player while an onlooker took photos is making national headlines.<p>This time, the case is out of Maryville, Missouri, where …

No Internet? No Problem: YouTube Getting Ready to Let You Watch Videos Offline, on Your Phone.

YouTube streams more than six billion hours of video a month. Soon it will let people watch some of those videos even if they’re not connected to the …

World's oldest man dies at age 112 in NY

The world's oldest man, a 112-year-old self-taught musician, coal miner and gin rummy aficionado from western New York, has died. He was 112.<p>Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez died Friday at a nursing home in Grand Island, according to Robert Young, senior gerontology consultant with Guinness World …

E-cigarettes as good as patches in helping smokers quit

Electronic cigarettes work about as well as nicotine patches in helping smokers kick the habit, researchers report. And e-cigarettes helped people smoke fewer cigarettes overall, even if they didn’t quit completely.<p>The study is the first major piece of research to show that the products, which …

A Record-High Number of Young People Are Still Living With Their Parents: Why?

A story about jobs, bachelors, bachelor's degrees -- and a very weird government definition of "home"<p>Reuters<p>Another month, another record number of young people living at home long after their teenage years are over.<p>This time, it's the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reporting that, despite the improved economy …

Chinese general's son Li Tianyi denies rape at trial

<b>The son of a high-profile Chinese army general has denied rape, in a case that has caused public outrage.</b><p>Li Tianyi, 17, is charged along with four others with raping the woman at a Beijing hotel in February after having drinks at a bar, state media say.<p>Beijing newspapers said he denied any sexual …

Here Are 2 Ways We Now Know the Fracking Boom Is Causing Earthquakes

Researchers already knew part of the fracking process was causing the ground shake. Now they think the sheer amount of drilling it's enabled might be causing quakes, too.<p>Hyrdaulic fracking has handed the United States a remarkable (and remarkably lucrative) oil and gas boom. In some corners of the …