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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 …

High School

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 …

'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 …

Prison escapee Richard Matt wrote to daughter, vowed to see her, report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Richard Matt broke out of prison, he was looking forward to seeing his daughter. "I always promised you I would see you on the outside," he wrote to her in a letter.<p>She received it in the mail three days after he and fellow inmate David Sweat escaped from the Clinton Correctional …

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, …

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 …

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

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 Trainspotting.<p>Ewan McGregor to make directorial debut with American Pastoral<p>Read more<p>The actor, who was speaking at this year’s Edinburgh film …

Items recovered from NY cabin in hunt for escaped murderers

BELLMONT, N.Y. (AP) — Items recovered from a remote hunting cabin might be linked to a pair of convicted killers who escaped from a nearby prison …

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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 …

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 …

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Jimmy Page Previews Final Zeppelin Reissues, Closes Band Vault

Jimmy Page slammed the door of the Led Zeppelin vaults shut as he launched the final round of the band’s album reissues in London today.<p>The deluxe …

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 …

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. …

Birds detect approaching storm from 900km away

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 after analysing trackers attached to the birds to study their migration patterns. They believe it is the first documented case …