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Spike in Leprosy Cases Point to Armadillos

WeatherJuly 22, 2015<p>Spike in Leprosy Cases Point to Armadillos<p>Why would anyone touch an armadillo? Well there's a very good health reason not to …

Environmental Health

Why the 2015 Perseid meteor shower is going to be especially awesome

The<p>Perseid meteor showermaximum is upon us, and this year especially, you don't want to miss it.<p>The annual August meteor shower is one of the most prolific natural light shows of the year with up to 100 shooting stars streaking across the sky per hour at its peak.<p>It's also the brightest of the …

Astronomy

Review: Inside Out Takes a Mind-Blowing Trip Inside the Brain

The most profound—as well as profoundly <i>good</i>—Pixar movies are the ones that seem the least plausible as story pitches. Consider <i>Up</i> (crushed by …

Affidavits spell out chilling case against Dylann Roof

CHARLESTON — As a subdued Dylann Roof made his first official appearance Friday on charges of killing nine people at a historic black church, police affidavits offered grim details of the murder case, including an allegation that the gunman fired multiple shots into each victim and stood over them …

South Carolina

Charleston victims: 9 lives lost to family and community

<b>(CNN) —</b> They gathered at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church to study the Bible -- a small group, 13 people. Many were familiar faces. One was a stranger.<p>But it was unfathomable that this stranger was a killer lying in wait, a man who would kill nine churchgoers and church leaders in …

Charleston Church Shooting

How the Supreme Court could send Obamacare into a 'death spiral'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> It is D-Day once again for Obamacare, the President's hard-won health law, which stands again before the Supreme Court.<p>Opponents are asking the Supreme Court to determine a critical question: does the text of the law authorize tax subsidies for 6.4 million Americans who have …

Health Care

Pope hands GOP climate change dilemma

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republicans eyeing the White House are caught between two political blasphemies: angering the conservative base and disagreeing with a very popular Pope.<p>Pope Francis released a highly anticipated papal document on climate change and the environment on Thursday, calling the fight against …

Christianity

Climate Change: Why the Tropical Poor Will Suffer Most - MIT Technology Review

In his encyclical on climate change, leaked earlier this week and scheduled to be released on Thursday, Pope Francis remarks that the most severe …

The Catholic Church performed a country-wide exorcism on Mexico

The extreme violence, high number of abortions, and criminality associated with drug cartels prompted the church to carry out this unique kind of exorcism.<p>The special ritual took place last month in the cathedral of San Luis Potosí and Cardinal Juan Sandoval Íñiguez, the archbishop emeritus of …

Toddler playing with fruit bat sparked Ebola outbreak

The first victim of the Ebola epidemic may have contracted the virus after playing with a bat he found in the hollow of a tree<p>The devastating Ebola outbreak which has killed more than 11,000 people was sparked by a two year old boy playing with a fruit bat, scientists believe.<p>Experts at Public …

'You rape our women and are taking over our country,' Charleston church gunman told black victims

The suspect, Dylann Storm Roof, 21, was captured 14 hours after the massacre of nine people in a Bible study group, the United States' bloodiest hate crime in decades<p>A white supremacist gunman told his black victims "you rape our women and you’re taking over our country" as he massacred nine people …

Asian markets rise amid uncertainty over US-China trade spat

BEIJING (AP) -- Asian stock markets rose Monday amid uncertainty about an escalating U.S.-Chinese tariff dispute after President Donald Trump said a settlement was possible but his advisers said other nations might add to pressure on Beijing.<p>KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.3 …

Why Some Teen Brains May Be Hardwired To Make Risky Choices

Teenagers aren't exactly known for their responsible decision making.<p>But some young people are especially prone to making rash, risky decisions about sex, drugs and alcohol. Individual differences in the brain's working memory — which allows people to draw on and use information to make decisions — …

The Brain

Suspect Caught in Charleston Church Shooting

Authorities on Thursday said they had arrested the suspect in the Charleston, S.C. shooting inside a historically black church that killed nine …

New York prison break: Inmate gave painting to prison worker before escape

<b>(CNN) —</b> Before he broke out of a New York prison, Richard Matt at one point made a painting for the worker who's accused of helping him escape.<p>Using a photograph, Matt painted a picture of prison tailor shop instructor Joyce Mitchell's children, Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie told …

Crime

N.Y. Prison Where Inmates Escaped Fosters Brutality, Racism, Abuse: Report

The upstate New York prison under scrutiny after two inmates hack-sawed their way to freedom this month has earned a hardcore reputation for a history of "staff violence, brutality and abuse," according to one report.<p>About 91 percent of inmates at Clinton Correctional Facility in the tiny village …

Crime

Teenage North Korean soldier defects to the south across land border

South Korea confirmed ‘will to defect’ of soldier who made a rare crossing directly through one of the world’s most fortified frontiers<p>A teenage North Korean soldier surrendered himself to South Korean border guards about 8am after walking across the border into Hwacheon, north-east of Seoul.<p>“We’ve …

North Korea

New York prison escape puts staff-inmate relationships in the spotlight

<b>(CNN) —</b> The charges against a prison tailor accused of helping two convicted murders escape from a maximum security facility in upstate New York have cast a spotlight on relationships between inmates and correctional staff.<p>The exact nature of Joyce Mitchell's ties to Richard Matt and David Sweat, …

Crime

Minnesota archbishop felled by 2-year scandal over abuse

Archbishop John Nienstedt's leadership of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis unraveled over a painful two years.<p>A church archivist accused him of leaving abusive clergy in parishes and church jobs without warning parents or police. A task force he appointed to investigate confirmed the …

New York Prison Escape: Killers Likely Finding Life 'Terrifically Stressful'

Two escaped killers eluding police after breaking out of a New York prison are not equipped to deal with life in the wilderness and are probably "terrifically" stressed, according to a former senior U.S. Marshal.<p>"These guys are not mountain men, these guys are not survivalists," John Cuff, a former …

Crime

This One Simple Thing Can Make Your Life Much Better

Many people have written to me saying they love all the research on bettering themselves but need that first step on how to shoehorn it in to their …

University of Pennsylvania

Double-layered veils and despair … women describe life under Isis

Women living under Islamic State’s control in Iraq and Syria are facing increasingly harsh restrictions on movement and dress, which are rigorously enforced by religious police and are leading to resentment and despair among moderate Muslims.<p>Residents of Mosul, Raqqa and Deir el-Zour have told the …

Clothing

How Isis crippled al-Qaida

The inside story of the coup that has brought the world’s most feared terrorist network to the brink of collapse<p>On 5 February, Jordanian officials confirmed that the intellectual godfather of al-Qaida, Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, had been released from prison. Though he is little known in the west, …

Middle East

Sources: Killers may be contained in search area near Dannemora

Crime

N.Y. Prison Escapees May Have Headed to Vermont

click to enlarge<p>Two convicted killers who escaped from a high-security prison in upstate New York five days ago may have been headed to Vermont, …

Crime

New York prison break: Dogs pick up escapees' scent about mile from prison

<b>(CNN) —</b> Investigators are looking at surveillance video from a gas station about a mile from the New York prison where two inmates escaped over the weekend, Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie told CNN on Thursday night.<p>Tracking dogs picked up the scent of prisoners Richard Matt and David …

Crime

Two Convicted Murderers Escape New York Prison

Steve Tisch: Are You Rooting For The New York Prison Escapees? | TMZ