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New Muscle Drugs Could Be The Next Big Thing In Sports Doping

Research intended to help people with muscle-wasting diseases could be about to launch a new era in performance-enhancing drugs.<p>The research has produced several muscle-building drugs now being tested in people with medical problems, including muscular dystrophy, cancer and kidney disease. The …

Too Much, Too Fast: China Sees Backlash From Massive Growth

At a time when much of the world is mired in economic torpor, China still enjoys enviable growth rates. Yet there's no question that its economy is growing more slowly these days.<p>Just ask Yan Liwei, a salesman for a construction materials company, who was visiting a park in Shanghai this …

Five dead in Indonesia as Ring of Fire volcano erupts

More than 500 people have been evacuated from a tiny Indonesian island where a volcano erupted at the weekend, spewing rocks and lava that killed five villagers, an official said on Monday.<p>Mount Rokatenda, on Palue island in East Nusa Tenggara province, threw red-hot ash more than a mile into the …

Natural Disasters

AOL CEO Fires Staffer on Call

For Military Sexual-Assault Survivors, Proposed Reforms Are Only a Start

Bri­an Lewis was a de­term­ined 20-year-old petty of­ficer, en­vi­sion­ing a long ca­reer of ser­vice after three years in the Navy. But that was …

Congress Too Gridlocked to Impeach Obama, Complains G.O.P. Congressman

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Rep. Blake Farenthold was forced to explain to voters back home in Texas district that while he …

Sochi Olympics: Russia says no discrimination for gay athletes

<b>Russian officials say gay athletes competing in next year's winter Olympics will not face discrimination despite a controversial new law on gay propaganda, Russian media reported.</b><p>Such concerns were "completely unfounded", the interior ministry said, quoted by Interfax news agency.<p>Olympic committee …

LGBTQI

Kidnapped Teen Hannah Anderson Didn't Know Mother, Brother Had Been Killed

Kidnapped California teen Hannah Anderson was unaware that her mother and 8-year-old brother had been killed and was held under "extreme duress," …

Zanzibar acid attack: Muslim cleric denies involvement in attack on British teenagers

Exclusive: The hardline Muslim cleric wanted for questioning over the Zanzibar acid attack last night denied he could have “directed or inspired” the incident.<p>Issa Ponda spoke to The Daily Telegraph from his hospital bed, where he is recovering from a gunshot wound after evading police arrest on …

Brains Of Dying Rats Yield Clues About Near-Death Experiences

A burst of brain activity just after the heart stops may be the cause of so-called near-death experiences, scientists say.<p>The insight comes from research involving nine lab rats whose brains were analyzed as they were being euthanized. Researchers discovered what appears to be a momentary increase …

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Jenny Craig Is Getting Rid Of Celebrity Spokespeople — And It's All Because Of Jennifer Hudson

And if your gut reaction is, "But why? I <i>loved</i> Jennifer Hudson's commercials," then you're a part of the problem.<p>Ad Age reports that new CMO Leesa Eichberger was bombarded with Jennifer Hudson praise, which is problematic considering that the recently svelte singer is actually a Weight Watchers …

Weight Watchers

In Asiana Crash, Survivors Offered $10K Each, But That's Just a Start

Survivors of the Asiana Airlines jet that crash-landed in San Francisco last month have each been offered initial compensation of $10,000 by the …

Brain scans reveal which 'vegetative' patients are alert, trapped in bodies

A man who had appeared to have been in a vegetative state for 12 years knew his name and knew where he was, Canadian researchers report in a study showing it’s possible to use MRI brain scans to establish communication with people who seem completely unconscious.<p>Three people tested using a special …

The Brain

IRS still hasn't fixed Tea Party problems, GOP says

In the wake of the Tea Party targeting scandal, the IRS is still struggling to manage tax-exempt applications from political organizations, according to witness testimony.<p>WASHINGTON -- Front-line screeners at the Internal Revenue Service don't have any guidance on how to handle tax-exempt …

First Secret Service documents on Aaron Swartz investigation released

The public is seeing the first fruits of a Freedom of Information Act request for the Secret Service’s files on the late hacker and activist Aaron Swartz with the release of 104 pages of agency documents. Swartz committed suicide at the age of 26 while facing the possibility of up to 35 years in …

'I have a bad feeling': Resort guests barely escape as 40-foot sinkhole opens up near Disney World

A 40-foot-wide sinkhole caused a three-story building at a Florida resort near Disney World to collapse early Monday.<p>Firefighters arrived at the Summer Bay Resort, near Clermont, Sunday at about 11:30 p.m. ET after people reported the building had started to shake, Lake County Fire Rescue's …

7 Apps You Don't Want To Miss

Apps You Don't Want To Miss 8/10/13<p>Disney Animated<p>Instagram<p>LinkedIn<p>Toon Hero<p>WhatsApp<p>Twitter<p>Facebook for Android and BlackBerry<p>It can be tough to keep …

Everything you know about drugs is wrong

Author Carl Hart says we focus too much on drugs’ dangers – and not enough on how racism affects drug policy<p>It’s not every day you read a book that blows the lid off of everything you’ve ever been taught about drugs, but Dr. Carl Hart’s recent work, "High Price," does just that. Part memoir, part …

Turn Off a Lamp By Tapping Your Nightstand with this DIY Power Strip

Turning off lamps and alarm clocks by your bed in the dark is never easy. If you're skilled in electronics though, you could do it just by knocking …

Top 10 Reasons to Root Your Android Phone

Android is one of the most open, versatile, and customizable mobile operating systems out there. You may think you don't need to root your phone, but …

Android News

Why Your Computer Slows Down Over Time

This can start to happen years after you get a PC, but sometimes it happens in just a few short months.<p>Since we all use our computers for different tasks and activities, there isn't one single reason that pinpoints why this happens.<p>The thing is, when you first get a new computer and boot it up it …

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