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Sales of adult diapers to surpass baby diapers in aging Japan

Japan’s rapidly aging population is producing some interesting new business opportunities, including a booming market for adult diapers.<p>The Nikkei newspaper (subscription only) reported on Thursday that three Japanese paper companies—Daio, and Nippon Paper—are expanding their manufacturing …

Inmates Across California Join Hunger Strike Over Conditions

Thousands of prisoners across the state are expressing solidarity with inmates being held in solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison in Northern California. They began refusing meals on Monday.<p>Problem inmates at the Pelican Bay maximum security facility are held in the Security Housing …

If Marijuana Is Legalized, Who Will Start Using More of It?

Considerations for the debate about age and pot.<p>Ethan Nadelmann, the founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, doesn't think kids and teens are going to start using marijuana more frequently if the drug is fully legalized across the country. The reason is simple: They can already …

On World Population Day, Unpacking 9.6 Billion by 2050

How do demographers devise projections for global population?<p><b>As of Thursday, which the United Nations has declared World Population Day, there are 7.2 billion people and counting on planet Earth.</b><p>By 2050, demographers from the United Nations project that the population will reach 9.6 billion.<p>But …

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Boomers mourn: Inventor of 'Twister' dies

The Minnesota man whose Twister game launched decades of awkward social interactions at parties has died. He was 82.<p>Charles "Chuck" Foley died July 1 at a care facility in the Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis Park. His son, Mark Foley, said Thursday that his father had been suffering from …

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Recordings show officials initially thought some firefighters killed in Arizona blaze made it out alive

Arizona forest officials believed some of the firefighters who died last month fighting the mammoth Yarnell Hill fire might have survived, dispatch recording revealed Thursday.<p>Nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot crew died June 30 while fighting the wildfire, which burned …

Hubble telescope discovers alien 'deep blue' planet

The heavens are home to an alien world that shines a deep cobalt blue in a solar system far, far away from our own.<p>Astronomers used the ageing Hubble …

Teen Jailed For Facebook Post Expresses Regrets

"I certainly would have thought a lot more about what I said. ... People should be very careful about what they say" on social media sites.<p>That was the word Friday morning on CNN's <i>New Day</i> from Justin Carter, the 19-year-old Texas gamer who was arrested and jailed in February after making a Facebook …

Chicago 'mayhem' prompts politician to call for National Guard

The onslaught of gun crime in Chicago has spurred members of Congress to convene a summit on urban violence and prompted a state lawmaker to demand the National Guard be called in to stop the “mayhem.”<p>“Every single day we wake up in the city of Chicago, some child, some young adult, some …

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Swear words shift meaning, importance over time

Back in 1939, the Production Code Administration required that David O. Selznick defend the use of the word "damn" in his film “Gone with the Wind.”<p>Fast forward to present day, and basic cable programs from "Mad Men" to "Breaking Bad" and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" have no problem using …

The Insane, True Costs of Raising a Family in America's Major Metros

Georgia scrambles for fresh supply of drugs to execute death row inmate

The state of Georgia is scrambling to obtain a new supply of the sedative pentobarbital for use in lethal injections ahead of the scheduled execution …

How Local Police Missed a Chance to Stop Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011

He could’ve been stopped in 2011—if police asked one simple question about Tamerlan. By Michael Daly.<p>The Boston marathon bombing might never have …

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A look inside the US's largest facility for undocumented children<p>Terrifying tornado rips apart buildings and tosses vehicles in Pa.<p>IG report slams …

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Local News Broadcast Airs Truly Unfortunate Report On Asiana Crash

No comment.<p>KTVU News read these names live on television today stating that the National Transportation Safety Board had confirmed that these were the pilots' of Asiana 214.<p>Friday afternoon, Tom Raponi, KTVU/KICU Vice President & General Manager, issued this statement apologizing for the broadcast …

Audio pioneer Amar G. Bose, creator of Bose speakers, dies

Audio tech pioneer Amar G. Bose, founder of the high-end audio equipment company that bears his name, died today at age 83, according to statements from the Bose Corporation and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. No cause of death was immediately given. Dr. Bose founded the Bose Corporation …

Russell Smith: The case against a government-funded fashion industry

An interesting controversy roils in Ontario, where a petition has been submitted to the provincial government asking that fashion design be eligible for arts funding – the kind of funding now reserved for opera and short films. The petition, spearheaded by Ashlee Froese, a lawyer representing the …

New York Times working on digital-only magazine, cheaper 'Need to Know' subscription

<i>The New York Times</i> is hard at work on a number of new digital-only products that it hopes will complement its main daily offering and help it remain relevant and profitable in the post-PC era. The first is currently going by the name "Need to Know," and it will offer some of the most significant …

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Mandela could soon be discharged, Mbeki says

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A former president of South Africa says he expects Nelson Mandela to soon be discharged from the hospital to recuperate at home.<p>South Africa's Eyewitness News reported on Sunday that Thabo Mbeki was speaking at a memorial service Saturday when he predicted that Mandela would be …

20 Movies You Can't Even Believe Are 20 Years Old

Do you still quote <i>Dazed and Confused</i>? Or roll your eyes whenever someone mentions <i>Sleepless in Seattle</i>? We hate to break it to you, but both films …

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VISTA, Calif. -- Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II was jailed without bail Friday after pleading not guilty to...

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