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Aaron Hernandez: Inside Dark, Tragic Life of Former Patriots Star

Former Patriots tight end might have been one of the NFL's all-time greats, but he could never escape drugs, guns and a life of violence<p><i>This story,</i> …

Crime

Fracking Blamed For Widespread Death Of Federally-Protected Fish In Kentucky

Hydraulic fracturing fluids leaked from nearby natural gas drilling wells caused the widespread death or distress of aquatic species in Kentucky’s Acorn Fork, according to a joint study by the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.<p>Hydraulic fracturing is the most common …

Saudi Arabia cabinet approves domestic abuse ban

<b>Saudi Arabia's cabinet has approved a ban on domestic and other abuse for the first time.</b><p>The new law sets penalties for all forms of physical and sexual abuse, both at home and in the workplace.<p>These include penalties of up to a year in prison and fines of up to $13,000. The law will also provide …

Saudi Arabia

Associated Press News

Measles outbreak in Texas traced back to anti-vaccination televangelist

An outbreak of measles in North Texas has so far sickened 22 people, and public health officials are now drawing a connection between the flare-up and a local church whose leader reportedly advocated against childhood vaccinations and linked them to the development of autism.<p>As far as health …

Miniature 'human brain' grown in lab

<b>Miniature "human brains" have been grown in a lab in a feat scientists hope will transform the understanding of neurological disorders.</b><p>The pea-sized structures reached the same level of development as in a nine-week-old foetus, but are incapable of thought.<p>The study, published in the journal …

Imperial College London

Is this the world's cleverest dog?

Border collie 'Chaser' is said to have the intelligence of a two-and-a-half-year-old and is able to recognise objects and carry out tasks using complex commands.<p>The dog, who is owned by John Pilley, a former professor of psychology, appears to be able to understand commands, using relatively …

What's Killing Bottlenose Dolphins? Experts Discover Cause

A virus outbreak is behind hundreds of dolphin strandings along the U.S. East Coast.<p><b>The hundreds of bottlenose dolphin deaths along the U.S. East Coast are likely due to a disease outbreak called cetacean morbillivirus, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries</b> …

The Munchausen Mom: How one woman fabricated the pregnancy – and deaths – of imaginary twins

On November 13, 2008, the Wilfred family gathered to mourn a tragedy.<p>Three days earlier, mom Leslie Wilfred had called the family from the local hospital in Thomasville, Ga., with devastating news: The twins she had been carrying for the past five months had been stillborn. According to Leslie, …

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #14

It has been a while since the last post… Come again and explore the wilderness with us. We are rediscovering that only through sharing will we save this magnificent planet. Social media gives us the ability to share photographs, thoughts, ideas, and knowledge almost instantaneously with powerful …

LG's rumored G Pad 8.3 tablet looks to be the real deal

The electronics company posts a YouTube ad emblazoned with the banner "LG G Pad 8.3" and talks about a new tablet that is "pocket-sized" and has a "big picture."<p>A new ad from LG seems to be more than just hinting that it's coming out with a LG G Pad 8.3 tablet. The company has yet to announce that …

Gear & Gadgets

Parents Television Council Issues Complaint Against VMAs

Miley Cyrus' father, Billy Ray, is on the advisory board<p>MTV ruffled quite a few feathers with the 2013 edition of the VMAs, which elicited a host of …

Air Force Bans Greek Yogurt With Hemp Seeds Over Anti-Drug Policy Concerns

The Air Force warned personnel over the weekend to steer clear of a specific flavor of Chobani Greek yogurt that includes hemp seeds.<p>Hemp contains trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive ingredient also found in marijuana, classified alongside heroin and LSD as a Schedule I drug under federal law. …

Boy dies of bubonic plague in Kyrgyzstan

<b>A 15-year-old herder has died in Kyrgyzstan of bubonic plague - the first case in the country in 30 years - officials say.</b><p>The teenager appears to have been bitten by an infected flea.<p>The authorities have sought to calm fears of an epidemic and have quarantined more than 100 people.<p>Bubonic plague, …

Environmental Health

Baby talk: newborns recall words heard in the womb, research shows

Don't save the baby talk until you've got a newborn to coo at: new research offers provocative evidence that an unborn fetus can not only hear sounds from the outside world, but is actually capable of recalling specific words in the days following birth.<p>In a study out of the University of Helsinki …

Associated Press News

Trump faces two-front legal fight over 'university'

New York attorney general's charges that Donald Trump and Trump University fleeced students hoping to become real estate investors echoes similar allegations in a California case.<p>A newly filed lawsuit that accuses real estate developer Donald Trump of bilking students of his "Trump University" …

U.S. moves closer to military action against Syria

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration moved closer to military action against Syria on Monday as Secretary of State John Kerry said the government of Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against its own people and cynically tried to cover it up.<p>The White House started reaching out to congressional …