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Kalamazoo shooting suspect was an Uber driver who took fares during rampage, local police say

Suspected Kalamazoo, Michigan shooter Jason Dalton reportedly works as an Uber driver, and even took on fares during his alleged rampage.<p>The chilling …

Six Dead After Uber Driver Reportedly Goes on Shooting Spree

Six people are dead and two are injured after a man reportedly went on a shooting spree in Kalamazoo, Mich., Saturday night.<p>The alleged shooter, …

Bill Cosby charges: What happens next?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Suddenly, Bill Cosby can no longer escape prosecution.<p>The number of his accusers had grown to the size of a choir. And the refrain of the 50-plus women has been virtually the same: He drugged me; he sexually assaulted me -- or he tried to.<p>Cosby has vehemently denied any wrongdoing. And his …

Comedy

A woman was sentenced to two years in prison for leaving her puppy in a hot car

A woman in Tennessee has been sentenced to two years in prison after leaving her dog inside a hot car for more than two hours.<p>Alexis Cain was arrested on aggravated animal cruelty charges in August, following a July incident in which she left her 3-month-old terrier locked inside her car at a …

Animal Abuse

San Bernardino shooting: Carnage was 'unspeakable,' police say

<b>(CNN) —</b> The gunpowder was still lingering in the air as San Bernardino Police Lt. Mike Madden and three other officers approached a conference center where a mass shooting had been reported.<p>Bodies had fallen outside the meeting room in San Bernardino, California, where a holiday party with about 80 …

California

11 things you probably didn't know about Thanksgiving

But did you know that there was a crisis in the late 1930s called "Franksgiving?"<p>We rounded up 11 of the best facts about Thanksgiving, which might come in handy during those awkward silences at the family dinner table.

5 Drone Photos That Leave Us Speechless

<i>by the Editors of Condé Nast Traveler</i><p><i>Courtesy fuadariff_user/SkyPixel</i><p>Our friends at SkyPixel are running a drone- and aerial-themed photography competition and some of the submissions have been (very literally) over the top. This technology has already changed the way we capture our …

Is Your Weight Healthy? Take This 30-Second Test to Find Out | Women's Health

Want to find out if you're in the clear? Here's the easy, 30-second test:<p>Cut a piece of string to the length of your height, then fold it in half and wrap it around your waist. If the ends overlap, your waist is less than half your height—the ideal range. Snug string? Time to trim down.<p><i>For more</i> …

Meet the People Who Want to Make It Safer to Take Drugs at Festivals

Harm reduction groups are trying to prevent bad trips and medical emergencies – but will the law let them?<p>Earlier this month, two teenage girls died …

Costa Rica

Revealed: The secret to how parrots talk

Key structural differences in the brains of parrots explain the birds' ability to imitate sounds and human speech<p>Scientists have discovered how parrots talk, as they believe it's down to the wiring in their brains.<p>And the same brain region controls movement which may explain why some parrots …

Birds

The Virtue of Being Short

Taller does not mean healthier. It's more likely the opposite.<p>If you've ever had a tall man stand in front of you at a concert, blocking your view, and wished that he would have a heart attack, the odds were against you.<p>Tall men are less likely to develop heart disease than are short men, according …

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

NTSB: Amtrak train sped up for a minute before crash

The Amtrak train that derailed and killed at least eight people sped up for about a minute before derailing at a curve in Northeast Philadelphia, the National Transportation Safety Board announced Thursday.<p>The engineer, Brandon Bostian, has agreed to be interviewed by NTSB investigators in the next …

New York City

Mosquito magnet? Blame your DNA, study says

Are you a mosquito magnet? If so, your genes may be to blame.<p>New research shows that if mosquitoes are attracted to the scent of a particular person, they are likely to be attracted to her twin's scent as well. On the flip side, if they are repelled by someone's odor, they're likely to find her …

Biology

Amazon’s New Dash Button Hardware Offers Instant Orders For Staple Products

Amazon has new hardware called the Dash Button that allows one-press ordering of products you’re likely to want to replace on a regular basis. The Dash Button comes in a number of different branded versions based on what it’s coded to order, and includes an adhesive backing and hook holster to let …

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

Happiness

Meet the ‘living dead’: Forensic scientists’ new weapon

The bacteria in and on our bodies can betray some of our deepest secrets – even after we die. Linda Geddes investigates.<p>In the seconds after you breathe your last breath, the living dead take over. Now that your blood no longer flows, oxygen levels within your body plummet and degrading chemical …

Biology

Boston Marathon Bombing Trial: Jury Set to Begin Hearing Case

Federal prosecutors say the devastating bomb blasts that struck the 2013 Boston Marathon were the result of a deliberately cruel plan by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his older brother, Tamerlan.<p>Defense lawyers counter that the younger Tsarnaev was raised in a dysfunctional family and was "submissive" to …

Justice

Storm brings halt to AirAsia search operation

Gales and large waves suspend recovery effort Sonar image from sea bed believed to be plane body Seven bodies and debris recovered from Java Sea Life jacket find may hold key to moments before crash<p>Gale-force winds and high waves have forced search teams to suspend their work recovering the bodies …

Why does guilt increase pleasure?

Feelings of guilt can make our temptations feel even more seductive. So could we be healthier and happier if we just embraced a little bit of vice, asks David Robson.<p>This year, my New Year’s Resolutions are going to take a somewhat different form to those of previous Januaries. I’m forgoing my …

Psychology

Nintendo is considering letting you play Game Boy games on smartphones

Nintendo has filed a patent application for a Game Boy emulator application in a move that could break from the game publisher's previous statements …

Judge rules against brain-dead girl's family

An Alameda County judge declined Tuesday to force Children's Hospital Oakland to continue providing medical care to a 13-year-old girl whom physicians declared brain-dead nearly two weeks ago after tonsil-removal surgery.<p>But Jahi McMath will remain on a breathing machine for the time being, as …