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An 'unarmed' white teen was shot dead by police. His family asks: Where is the outrage?

Zachary Hammond was on a first date when he was fatally shot by a police officer in his car during a drug bust in South Carolina, his family says.<p>At the time the 19-year-old was shot and killed, his date, Tori Morton, was eating an ice cream cone, according to the family's attorney, Eric …

Nazi Telegram That Drove Hitler to Suicide Discovered in South Carolina Safe

And it just sold at auction.<p>A document that changed the course of World War II collected dust for years inside a safe in South Carolina, allegedly because the owner couldn't read German. <i>The</i> <i>Washington Post</i> reports that a telegram from Nazi second-in-command Hermann Goering to Adolf Hitler just sold …

The amazing psychedelic GIF art of Bill Tavis

His art is so mindblowing.<p>Some of the multicolor GIFs remind me of Huichol yarn/bead paintings, and peyote-stich beadwork of the Native American …

Art

Boston bombing trial nears end; jury to consider death sentence

BOSTON — Bombing victims, spectators and reporters packed a federal courtroom and two overflow rooms this morning to hear final arguments over whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be sentenced to death.<p>Tsarnaev, 21, is eligible for the death penalty on 17 of the 30 counts for which he was convicted …

Yes, Airlines Can Legally Ban Photography, And Some Are Doing Just That

If you’re ever asked by an airline to stop taking pictures on their private property — on their plane, for example — you might want to obey their …

Photography

Here Are the Absolute Best Diets to Try, According to Science

That crash diet probably won't pay off.<p>Think a juice cleanse is the golden ticket to bathing-suit season? That's pretty unlikely. Besides making yourself grumpy and exhausted, your quick-fix diet plan likely won't help you in the long term. According to a new study published in the <i>Annals of</i> …

Divers will brave Arctic ice to unlock secret of Franklin’s doomed voyage

Next month, 170 years after the Erebus and all its crew were lost, experts will try to reach the wreck – under thick ice on an undersea ridge<p>Navy divers and marine archaeologists are about to attempt a daring feat of polar exploration. In a few weeks they will drill beneath the thick ice in the …

Wreck

Robert Durst: the Millionaire Drifter Who Can't Run From His Past

The arrest of millionaire developer Robert Durst on murder charges in the 2000 execution-style slaying of a mobster's daughter-turned-journalist in Los Angeles isn't the most bizarre twist in Durst's life. Not by a long shot.<p>Durst, 71, was arrested Saturday in New Orleans at a hotel where he'd …

Sorry Google; These Marketers Actually Enjoy Being Evil

When Google went public in 2004, founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin defined their company’s culture with the phrase: “Don’t be evil.” That advice has become a touchstone in Silicon Valley, invoked both earnestly and ironically. Now two Internet marketers have turned the phrase inside-out: running …

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …

Keira Knightley Posed Topless to Protest Photoshopping

D Dipasupil—Getty Images for Extra<p>Loic Venance—AFP/Getty Images<p>Anthony Harvey—Getty Images<p>Joe Scarnici—Getty Images<p>Jason Kempin—Getty …

Feminism

Thirty-two teenagers escape from Nashville detention center

More than 30 teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center and 17 were still being sought early Tuesday, a spokesman said.<p>Thirty-two teens — ages 14 to 19 — escaped from Woodland Hills Youth Development Center around 11 p.m. Monday by crawling under a weak spot in a fence that surrounded a …

4 secrets to reading body language like an expert:

How important is body language?<p>55% of what you convey when you speak comes from body language. In fact, when you’re speaking about something …

This New Card Skimmer Is Almost As Thin As A Credit Card

Good old Brian Krebs has the scoop on a new card skimmer found in Europe. How is it different? It literally fits right into the card slot of any ATM, essentially allowing unfettered access to cards as they slide through. Add in a tiny camera and you’ve got a complete card cloning system.<p>The skimmer …

California debates 'yes means yes' sex assault law

SAN DIEGO (AP) — College students have heard a similar refrain for years in campaigns to stop sexual assault: No means no.<p>Now, as universities around …

Meet the anonymous app police fighting bullies and porn on Whisper, Yik Yak, and potentially Secret

In an open-floor office in the Philippines, an army of people stare at computers full of Whispers. There are 130 people to be exact, each skimming …

23 years later, mother charged in death of son, 5

SOUTH AMBOY, N.J. — More than two decades after the disappearance of Timothy Wiltsey, a 5-year-old boy with a sweet smile, his mother, was arrested and charged with his murder on Wednesday.<p>And in South Amboy, the small city where Wiltsey and his mother, Michelle Lodzinski lived in 1991, the news of …

Brett Favre to be inducted into Packers Hall of Fame, have No. 4 retired by team

The Packers’ roller-coaster relationship with Brett Favre will come full circle on Monday, when the two parties will announce that the legendary QB …

America's Most Dangerous States, Based On Law Street's Analysis Of FBI Crime Statistics

You may have heard about a recent uptick in violent crime, though the levels of crime are still far below the worst historical years.<p>Now, we know the most dangerous states.<p>Law Street took a look at the FBI's violent crime statistics for American cities with more than 25,000 people to come up with a …

Lake Erie's algae woes began building a decade ago

30 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Horrible

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to</i> <i>entrepreneurs and business owners</i>. The article below was …

Language

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

18 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological …

Immune System

Tiger Woods Admits His Battle with Baldness Is a 'No-Win Fight'

If Tiger Woods is admitting defeat, there's not much hope for the rest of us.<p>No, the professional golfer isn't ready to give up on his career. He is, however, accepting that he is going to lose the battle with his hairline.<p>In an interview with Fox Sports' Colleen Dominguez, the 38-year-old talked …

This picture of an axe flying through a windshield is the scariest thing you’ll see today

<b>(Facebook/Massachusetts State Police)</b><p>Really — an unsecured axe, highway speed, shattered windshield, horror. But everyone’s OK<p>Salon Staff<p>July 31, 2014 2:17am (UTC)<p>So you're driving down the highway and suddenly an axe comes flying through your windshield.<p>That's what happened in Massachusetts today …

Seattle cop who issued 80 percent of marijuana tickets reassigned

SEATTLE (Reuters) - The Seattle Police Department has reassigned an officer who single-handedly issued about 80 percent of the marijuana tickets handed out in the city during the first half of this year, authorities said on Wednesday.<p>Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole said staff reviewing data …

Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect …

Medical marijuana opponents’ most powerful argument is at odds with a mountain of research

Opponents of marijuana legalization are rapidly losing the battle for hearts and minds. Simply put, the public understands that however you measure the consequences of marijuana use, the drug is significantly less harmful to users and society than tobacco or alcohol.<p>But opponents still have one …

Google Right To Be Forgotten Stirs Memories

Earlier this month I wrote a piece about Google and the so-called “right to be forgotten” in Europe. Essentially the European Union (EU) had allowed a judgment that said if someone asked for a piece of history about themselves to be taken out of search engines – effectively erasing it from history …