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A Navy SEAL Explains 8 Secrets to Grit and Resilience

Sometimes you just want to quit. You know you shouldn’t but nothing seems better than crawling back into bed and hiding under the covers. (I am there …

130 Students Eat Insect-Infested Food

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Meet The Super-Hawkish North Korean General Thought To Be Behind The Sony Hack

Clapper announced at a cybersecurity conference that he suspects North Korean General Kim Yong Chol to have been behind the attack. This is not the first time that Kim, a four-star general in charge of the Reconnaissance General Bureau (RGB), the country's top intelligence agency, has been …

Obama issues 3 veto threats in 2 days

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House threatened more vetoes Wednesday against top-priority legislation of the two-day-old Republican-controlled …

10 decapitated bodies found in troubled Mexican state of Guerrero

Mexican police have found 10 decapitated corpses and 11 heads in a south-western state that has become a major problem for President Enrique Pena Nieto since the apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers there in September.<p>Several of the headless corpses found in graves about 31 miles east of the …

Divers to inspect Hoegh Osaka cargo ship

Ship refloated and has been towed to secure position<p>Divers are expected to begin inspecting the Hoegh Osaka on Thursday before an operation is launched to pump water from the ship.<p>The ship, which became stranded on a sandbank near a busy shipping lane, refloated on the high tide and was towed two …

2 dead in 18-vehicle pileup on Pennsylvania highway

CLARION, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania motorist and a Kentucky trucker were identified as those who died in an 18-vehicle crash caused by a snow …

Honda fined $70M for not reporting death, injury complaints

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Thursday it is fining Honda $70 million — the largest civil penalty levied against an automaker — for …

Govt considering using Internet, smartphones for 2020 census

WASHINGTON (AP) — The days of the census taker with clipboard in hand may be numbered. The Census Bureau plans to test digital tools in preparation …

Authorities look for motive behind NAACP bombing in Colorado

DENVER (Reuters) - Colorado and federal authorities were trying to find the motive on Thursday for a homemade bomb planted behind NAACP offices in Colorado Springs, saying that they had not yet determined if it was a hate crime or an act of domestic terrorism.<p>The Colorado Springs chapter of the …

U.S. Air Force

Obama wants community college to be free

Free education "for those willing to work for it."<p>That's what President Obama announced Friday in a bid to make the first two years of community college free for "responsible" students.<p>The president announced the proposal at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tenn., a significant …

College & University

French websites targeted by Islamic State hackers

Two French towns have websites targeted by hackers to display "Death to Charlie" taunt<p>The websites of two French towns have been hacked to display messages supporting Islamic extremism.<p>Official sites for Ézanville and Goussainville, both communes in the Val-d'Oise department in Île-de-France, …

AP Sources: US did not 'hack back' against North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government was not responsible for crippling North Korea's Internet infrastructure after President Barack Obama blamed the …

Kim Jong-un orders new statues to strengthen family cult

Statue demands comes at the end of official three year mourning for death of Kim Jong-il<p>Every county in North Korea has been ordered to erect statues in honour of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il in order to reinforce the cult of obedience and reverence for the Kim family.<p>According to a defector …

North Korea

Former Florida A&M Student Sentenced To 6 Years In Hazing Death

A judge in Florida has sentenced former Florida A&M University student Dante Martin to six years in prison for manslaughter and felony hazing in the 2011 death of his fellow band member, drum major Robert Champion.<p>Martin is one of 15 former band members who were charged in connection with the death …

Golden Gate Bridge Closing for First Time in Decades

San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge is closing down for the weekend for the bridge’s longest shutdown ever and its first closure in more than 25 years.<p>…

San Francisco

Obama tells France: The U.S. stands with you

President Barack Obama voiced continued support for France following Friday’s hostage-taking standoffs and the killings at a publication there earlier this week, pledging that the United States will do all it can to help a key ally.<p>“I want the people of France to know the United States stands with …

Charlie Hebdo staff in show of unity after Paris attacks

Charlie Hebdo staff have begun putting together next week’s edition, which will be published on Wednesday<p>The surviving staff of Charlie Hebdo arrived at the offices of the French newspaper, Libération, in a show of defiance on Friday.<p>Under a heavy police guard, the team immediately began putting …

Charlie Hebdo suspects and third gunman killed in twin police raids

Four hostages dead after French Swat teams storm printing firm in Dammartin-en-Goële and supermarket in Paris<p>In two ferocious, near simultaneous assaults as dusk fell, heavily armed French elite forces shot dead the two gunmen behind Wednesday’s massacre at Charlie Hebdo and a third member of the …

Terrorism

France: 3 terrorist suspects killed in raids

<b>(CNN) —</b> A pair of dramatic raids Friday in France led to the killing of three terrorists -- one suspected in the fatal shooting of a policewoman and four hostages, the other two in the massacre at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine -- and to the freeing of more than a dozen people being held …

Terrorism

Islamic cleric sentenced in New York to life in prison for terrorism

An Egyptian-born cleric was sentenced to life in prison on Friday on a variety of terrorism charges including taking part in the abduction of Western hostages in Yemen and working to set up a terrorist training camp in rural Oregon.<p>Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, who authorities said used a variety of names …

Report: Pings detected in AirAsia search

Teams hunting for the black box recorder from an AirAsia flight that disappeared Dec. 28 have detected pings, according to news reports.<p>"We received an update from the field that the pinger locator detected pings," Santoso Sayogo, investigator for Indonesia's National Transportation Safety …

The 10 Dirtiest Spots in Your Kitchen

Use this cleaning checklist to kill all the germs in your cooking zone.<p>Think your kitchen is squeaky clean? Not so fast. "Moisture and food particles make it the perfect environment for growing germs that can make you sick," says Kelly A. Reynolds, PhD, an environmental microbiologist at the …

20 Recipes That Make Healthy Taste Good

There's no denying that this is the worst time of year for eating fresh. Not only is there almost zero fresh, seasonal produce to be found, but the majority of people are trying to eat healthy -- at least until the end of the month. It's that post-holiday slump that leaves those of us who really …

Poker program Cepheus is unbeatable, claim scientists

Cepheus learned poker by playing over a billion billion hands – more than have been played in the entirety of human history<p>It may not win every hand it is dealt, but over time, no one can beat Cepheus, a computer program that scientists claim plays a near-perfect game of poker.<p>Unveiled in Canada on …

Poker

Leaked Nikon Press Release Reveals New Program of Advanced DSLR Firmware Updates

Fuji has generated a great deal of customer loyalty and satisfaction with its “Kaizen” (“change good”) policy of frequent and significant firmware …

The 10 Things In Advertising You Need To Know Today

<b>1. We spoke to one of the top executives at Chinese internet giant Tencent about how the company plans to conquer the West.</b> SY Lau discusses partnerships with brands like the BBC and Nike and how Tencent's business approach is built on the philosophy of Sun Tze, the author of "The Art of War."<p><b>2.</b> …

Eight new planets might be capable of hosting life

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're planning on packing up and changing addresses to Kepler-442b or Kepler-438b anytime soon, you can probably put away the moving boxes for now.<p>While the newly discovered exoplanets and their six friends hold the exciting possibility of being capable of supporting life, scientists …

Planets

8 Of The Dirtiest Places In Your Bathroom

Spend extra time cleaning these germy spots.<p><b>1. Toothbrush holder.</b> Deemed the third dirtiest place in your entire home in a study by NSF, your toothbrush holder is filled with germs. Not only do germs from your toothbrush cling to the holder, but also, because it's usually left out on the counter, …

Cleaning