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This Is How Much the Average American Spends on a Kitchen Renovation

The NKBA's latest report illuminates renovating trends<p>From full remodels to quick upgrades and DIYs, it's no secret that Americans are near obsessed with refreshing their kitchens. But just how obsessed? A new study by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) sheds light on some renovating …

Student charged with second-degree murder in campus shooting

Police at Northern Arizona University have filed a formal complaint charging a freshman with second-degree murder in a campus shooting that also injured three other students.<p>Steven Jones initially was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Colin Brough, 20, following a confrontation last …

Sailor shot in Tenn. terror attack dies; gunman reportedly failed drug test at nuclear plant

As the death toll in Thursday's massacre of Marine and Navy personnel by a radical Islamist in Chattanooga, Tenn., climbed to five Saturday, it was revealed that the jihadist once secured a job at a U.S. nuclear plant but was let go when he reportedly failed a drug test.<p>The Navy announced Saturday …

Terrorism

'Significant' new evidence supplied by UK as British backpackers murder trial begins

The families of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller, who were killed on the island of Koh Tao last September, arrive in court for trial of two Burmese suspects<p>The families of two British backpackers murdered in Thailand last year arrived for the start of the trial of the alleged killers just as the …

Crime

The Chinese firm that can build a skyscraper in a matter of weeks

<b>(CNN) —</b> At the beginning of February, construction workers gathered at a sparse building site in the city of Changsha, south-central China.<p>A little under three weeks later, a 57-story skyscraper stood on the very same the spot.<p>The "Mini Sky City" tower is the work of Broad Sustainable Building, a …

Skyscrapers

Second prison worker arrested over US jail break

<b>A US prison guard believed to have smuggled tools hidden inside hamburger meat to two prisoners who escaped a New York state jail has been arrested.</b><p>Gene Palmer is the second prison worker detained over the jail break. Joyce Mitchell has already been charged with aiding the escape.<p>The prisoners, …

Crime

Missing former White House chef found dead in New Mexico mountains

Walter Scheib, the 61-year-old former White House executive chef who had been missing in New Mexico’s rugged Sangre de Cristo Mountains for more than a week, was discovered dead late Sunday night by a search and rescue crew.<p>Scheib’s body was found nearly two miles from the Yerba Canyon Trail head …

Hiking

Ewan McGregor: I'm 'up for' a Trainspotting sequel

The actor says he has changed his mind on taking on the role of Renton again and that any bad blood between him and director Danny Boyle has now passed<p>Ewan McGregor was said that he’s open to taking on the role that originally pushed him into the spotlight in a sequel to the 1996 dark comedy drama …

Crime

Elvis Presley - Baby I Don't Care (COLOR and Original Binaural 2-Track-Stereo)

Elvis Presley

Police Swarm Upstate N.Y. Area After Possible Sighting of Prison Escapees

Officials say they are searching an area of Allegany County in New York for convicted killers David Sweat and Richard Matt after a witness called and said they spotted two men walking along a railroad track.<p>The call was from the area of two adjacent towns, Friendship and Amity, a spokesman for the …

Crime

Scientists Say 8,500-Year-Old Kennewick Man Still Has Much to Teach Them

Some of the scientists who have studied the 8,500-year-old skeleton known as Kennewick Man, also known as the Ancient One, say they could learn more from further studies — and they'd be reluctant to see the remains handed over to the Native American tribes that claim him.<p>But they aren't prepared to …

Anthropology

Manhunt for jailbird killers shifts after possible sighting

FRIENDSHIP, N.Y. — The search for two convicted killers in New York shifted after possible sightings in the southern part of the state, 350 miles …

Focus of hunt for New York fugitives shifts to area west of prison

<b>(CNN) —</b> The focus of the manhunt for two convicted killers who escaped from a maximum security prison in upstate New York more than two weeks ago has shifted yet again.<p>The latest search area is Owls Head in Franklin County, an area roughly 20 to 25 miles west of the Clinton Correctional Facility, …

Crime

Call for death penalty in shooting, but state lacks the drug

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two days after the shooting deaths of nine people during a Bible study at a Charleston church, Republican Gov. Nikki Haley made a bold public statement: The gunman "absolutely" should be put to death. But her state, though largely pro-death penalty, can't secure one of the …

Criminal Justice

Extreme architecture photos: 13 buildings that seem to defy gravity Style

Architecture

Jimmy Page Previews Final Zeppelin Reissues, Closes Band Vault

"As far as the studio side of things [goes], this is it," the guitarist says<p>Jimmy Page slammed the door of the Led Zeppelin vaults shut as he …

Guitar

Prosecutor: Worker discussed having inmates kill husband

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A woman charged with helping two convicted murderers escape from a maximum-security facility where she worked had discussed having them kill her husband, a district attorney confirmed Wednesday.<p>Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie said at a news conference that …

Crime

Hero 01: Holographic Hammer's Ducati Scrambler

If the name Sylvain Berneron isn’t familiar to you, then Holographic Hammer should be. It’s the alias under which Sylvain’s designed some of the neatest custom motorcycle concepts we’ve seen.<p>As an experienced automotive designer, Sylvain ensures that his designs are always executable in the metal. …

Motorcycles

Birds detect approaching storm from 900km away

Infrasound may have alerted warblers to the massive storm, prompting them to fly more than a thousand kilometres to avoid it<p>A group of songbirds may have avoided a devastating storm by fleeing their US breeding grounds after detecting telltale infrasound waves.<p>Researchers noticed the behaviour …