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67 Cool Backyard Pond Design Ideas

Zen-like Japanese garden house surrounded by peaceful greenery, big natural stones and a stick private fence.<p>It’s almost summer and in some regions …

Landscaping

10 Wacky Bedrooms

• 1 |<p>You’ll be ‘sleeping with the fishes’ in this honeymoon suite at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Islands Resort. This underwater tunnel of love may …

Feng Shui

Before & After: Emily Henderson Transforms a Senior's Studio Space

Here at Apartment Therapy, we talk a lot about small spaces, but we don't often get a chance to look at design for a group of people who often find …

Amazing

Cops raid TGI Fridays, Applebee's, Ruby Tuesday other NJ bars for selling cheap alcohol as 'top shelf'

<i>TGI Fridays, you give bars a bad name, a bad name…</i><p>“State authorities this morning raided 29 bars and restaurants across New Jersey on suspicion that …

Pussy Riot member starts hunger strike

SoftBank pledges to work with US government as Dish sparks national security fears

SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son wants Sprint, and he’s willing to make some significant concessions to get hold of it, like letting the US government choose one of the 10 directors to its board. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reported the news today, writing that the director in question will be in charge of …

On Death Penalty, Colorado Governor Buys Himself Some Time

A condemned man is spared, for now. But after a day of drama in Denver, questions about Colorado's death penalty and the case of Nathan Dunlap remain unanswered.<p>Rick Wilking/Reuters<p>Faced with a life or death choice over the fate of convicted murderer Nathan Dunlap, Colorado Governor John …

Oklahoma tornado: two babies among 24 victims identified

Two babies and eight other young children were among the 24 people killed by a tornado that tore through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore.<p>The babies aged four and seven months old died in Monday's fierce twister that steamrollered entire neighbourhoods and two schools in the Oklahoma City suburb …

Weather

Wash. State Man Arrested Following Ricin Scare

Sick Inmates Dying Behind Bars Despite Release Program

Prison is a tough place, but Congress made an exception nearly 30 years ago, giving terminally ill inmates and prisoners with extraordinary family circumstances an early way out. It's called compassionate release.<p>But a recent investigation found that many federal inmates actually die while their …

Father of Afghanistan national cricket team captain kidnapped

Gunmen have kidnapped the father of Afghanistan's national cricket team captain near his home in an eastern city, officials have confirmed.<p>There has …

Funerals Begin In Tornado-Ravaged Moore, Okla.

Funerals began Thursday for the 24 people known to have been killed by the tornado that devastated Moore, Okla., on Monday.<p>Nine-year-old Antonia Candelaria, one of the 7 children killed at Plaza Towers Elementary School, was being remembered at a local church. Her obituary says that "Tonie" and her …

Associated Press News

Father of Muhammad al-Dura rebukes Israeli report on son's death

In a scrubby cemetery in central Gaza, where crumbling tombstones nestle in the sand amid wind-blown rubbish, Jamal al-Dura crouched at the grave of …

'We Will Never Give In To Terror,' Britain's Cameron Vows

(Most recent update: 1:30 p.m. ET.)<p>One day after a British soldier was hacked to death on a busy southeast London street by two men who were heard claiming that they wanted to avenge the deaths of Muslims killed during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Prime Minister David Cameron declared Thursday …

Associated Press News

FBI shooting-review team in Orlando investigates Ibragim Todashev killing

An FBI review team from Washington was in Orlando on Thursday investigating the death of Ibragim Todashev, the Central Florida man shot by an agent while being questioned about a triple murder in Massachusetts and his connection to the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.<p>The review team will question …

Nearly a Quarter of People in Greece and the U.S. Can't Afford Food

Hunger has grown dramatically in Europe since 2007<p>No matter where you're from, not having enough to eat is the ultimate signifier of economic distress. Food is the base of Maslow's hierarchy. It's the first concern in disaster zones. It's usually the last thing to go -- after the car and the nice …

McDonald's Gives Cleveland Hero Charles Ramsey Free Food For A Year

"We can confirm that the local owner-operators of the McDonald's restaurants in Mr. Ramsey's neighborhood have connected with him and offered complimentary McDonald's food for the next year," spokesperson Heidi Barker revealed to Business Insider in an email.<p>The fast food chain also made a $10,000 …

McDonald's

This 9-Year-Old Girl Told McDonald's CEO: Stop Tricking Kids

It's not every day that a 9-year-old girl chastises the CEO of one of the world's biggest fast-food chains.<p>Yet that's exactly what young Hannah Robertson did Thursday morning at McDonald's annual shareholders meeting in Chicago. When the meeting opened up to questions, Hannah was first up at the …

Pope Francis defends atheists

Atheists and other nonbelievers largely welcomed Wednesday's (May 22) remarks by Pope Francis that performing "good works" is not the exclusive domain of people of faith, but rather a place where they and atheists could and should meet.<p>In a private homily, Francis described doing good not as a …

USA lags behind others in paid vacation, holidays

Nearly one in four Americans has no paid vacation and no paid holidays.<p>Memorial Day weekend will kick off the summer travel season for many Americans, but some workers won't be able to kick back on a vacation this year.<p>Nearly one in four Americans (23%) has no paid vacation days, according to a …

Woolwich attack: MI5 knew of men suspected of killing Lee Rigby

The two suspects in the butchering to death of a British soldier had been known to the domestic security service MI5 and the police over an …