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Holiday 'cannibal sandwiches' sicken Wisconsin residents

"Cannibal sandwiches," an appetizer featuring raw, lean ground beef served on cocktail bread, may be a Wisconsin tradition, but they are not safe, health officials said, noting that more than a dozen people became ill after consuming them last holiday season.<p>Health officials confirmed four cases …

Mormon bishop's homeless disguise draws mixed reactions from congregation

A bishop for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Utah received mixed reaction when he disguised himself as a homeless man to teach his Mormon congregation a lesson about compassion.<p>David Musselman, the bishop of the Taylorsville Fourth Ward, said he decided to alter his appearance as …

'Family Guy' kills off a main character, viewers mourn cartoon loss

'Family Guy' has killed off one of its most loved characters.<p>Audiences were shocked when Brian, the sophisticated family dog, was hit by a speeding car and lay lifeless on the road in last Sunday's episode.<p>The character, who had been in the show since the pilot, uttered "You've given me a wonderful …

UK police: 3 women freed in London after being held captive for at least 30 years

Three women have been freed after spending 30 years held captive in a south London home, including one woman believed to have spent her entire life in domestic slavery, police said Thursday.<p>London's Metropolitan Police announced the rescues after two people — a man and a woman, both 67 — were …

Brittany Murphy's toxicity: How daily exposure to chemicals can affect our overall health

A recent independent toxicology report conducted on the body of the late Brittany Murphy revealed a potentially astonishing discovery that could provide some clues as to how the star died. According to the report, the actress’s body contained abnormally high levels of the toxic metal Barium, along …

Why women still need husbands

Over the past several decades, America has witnessed a profound change in the way women view men and marriage. It began with the baby boomer adage “never depend on a man.”<p>This message resulted in a generation of women who turned their attention away from the home and onto the workforce. They did …

Obama bio read by fourth-graders suggests whites are racist, details president's past drug use

A biography of President Obama being studied by at least one fourth-grade class has received criticism for glossing over negative aspects of the president, painting white voters as likely racists and highlighting the commander-in-chief’s early identity struggles by focusing on his teenage drug …

North Carolina foster parents arrested after child found handcuffed with dead chicken around his neck

A social services worker and a hospital nurse were arrested Friday after a North Carolina sheriff's deputy spotted their 11-year-old foster child allegedly chained to their porch with a dead chicken draped around his neck.<p>The Union County Sheriff's Office told WCNC-TV that the boy was chained to …

You've been Googled: Google to expose your face in online ads

They did warn us.<p>You get a message from a friend: “Hey, didn't know you were using those adult diapers! Great choice!” It turns out your picture is attached to an ad going out to thousands of people—and you didn't know a thing about it.<p>You're mortified to discover that Google + simply culled your …

Teacher accused of sexual 'tasting games' with students to plead no contest to molestation

A once-respected former teacher accused of committing lewd acts on children in what he called "tasting games" is expected to plead no contest Friday to all the charges against him.<p>Mark Berndt, 62, plans to enter the legal equivalent of guilty pleas to 23 charges and receive 25 years in prison, …

White Republican wins Houston election with campaign that implied he's black

A white Texas Republican pulled off an upset victory last week in a heavily-minority Democratic district -- with an unapologetic campaign that implied he is black.<p>“Nobody was shocked more than me,” winner Dave Wilson told a local TV station after defeating a 24-year incumbent for a seat on the …

Robots trained to become less deadly

Before humans can trust robots to work as grocery store cashiers, these machines will have to prove they can do certain things like not squishing our perfect heirloom tomatoes or stabbing us with new kitchen knives at the checkout line.<p>A group of researchers at Cornell University is teaching a …

How to erase yourself from the Internet

The Internet is both Heaven and Hell.<p>It holds great knowledge but it also carries your cyber footprint -- including that one alcohol-fueled night in Vegas. So how can you erase that, and yourself, from the web? Relatively easily, according to Gizmodo.com, by deleting your profile on the major …

Christian youth pastors banned from Washington state public school for allegedly speaking to students about God

Three volunteer Christian youth pastors have been temporarily banned from a Washington state middle school after parents heard from students that the three were proselytizing during lunch.<p>KIROTV.com reports the Bainbridge Island School District has hired an outside contractor to conduct a …

US Army defines Christian ministry as 'domestic hate group'

Several dozen U.S. Army active duty and reserve troops were told last week that the American Family Association, a well-respected Christian ministry, should be classified as a domestic hate group because the group advocates for traditional family values.<p>The briefing was held at Camp Shelby in …

NSA reportedly collecting millions of personal online contact lists worldwide

The web of information collected by the National Security Agency is even larger than previously thought, with The Washington Post reporting that the agency is collecting hundreds of millions of contact lists from personal email and instant messaging accounts worldwide -- including those of many …

Senate Gets A Dose Of Scolding With Its Morning Prayer

It's easy to tune out when the Senate goes through its morning rituals. The president pro tem calls the chamber to order; there's the Pledge of Allegiance. One morning could sound like any other.<p>Except for the past two weeks. Barry C. Black, the Senate chaplain, has been using his morning prayers …

Google to include users' names and photos in web ads

Google has updated its terms of service so that it can feature users’ names and photos in certain parts of its advertising.<p>Google explained that user names and photos will be used for ‘shared endorsements’, which are small, one-line reviews displayed underneath a specific advert or listing on one …