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Encounter at protest leads to hug for boy, officer

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An African-American boy holding a "Free Hugs" sign stood crying in front of a police barricade at a Ferguson rally in Portland. …

GOP Staffer Walks Back ‘Try Showing a Little Class’ Facebook Post Aimed at Obama Daughters

When President Barack Obama reprised the annual turkey pardon at the White House on Wednesday, his teen daughters Sasha and Malia accompanied him — and by the looks of a number of photos, not likely in a completely willing manner.<p>President Barack Obama, joined by his daughters Malia, right, and …

13-year-old boy missing for four years rescued by police

Police in a Georgia town found a missing 13-year-old boy behind a false wall inside a home, and made five arrests including the boy’s father, authorities said on Saturday.<p>WSB-TV in Atlanta said that in 2010 the father refused to return the boy to his mother in Florida after he came to Georgia for a …

5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

One trainer's favorite moves for flattening that tricky spot<p>When you're trying to target your lower abs, all abs-strengthening moves are not created equal. Fact is, some are much more effective at working those tough-to-get-to muscles. So we asked celebrity trainer Michelle Lovitt, an Asics America …

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West Coast apocalypse: How “earthquake storms” could devastate California

<b>The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, in the vicinity of Post St. and Grant Ave. (Wikimedia/photo tinting by Salon)</b><p>A major earthquake wouldn’t just be disastrous in its own right — it could trigger an even deadlier chain reaction<p>John Dvorak<p>February 15, 2014 7:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Earthquake …

6 Surprising Signs You're Stressed Out

The very visible (and bizarre) things that stress does to your body<p>You're stressed. We're stressed. Everyone's stressed. No big deal, right? Because it's so common, you might think that if you're not lying on the floor from exhaustion, you're probably fine. But stress has an insidious way of …

Selfie Photo Tips & Techniques

Sometimes we don’t want others to know that we have taken a photo of ourselves. In these cases, it is nice to be able to discreetly take a …

Unspeakable horrors in a country on the verge of genocide

A massacre of the innocents is taking place in the heart of Africa as the world looks the other way.<p>One man describes how his four-year-old son's throat was slit, and how he saw a snake swallowing a baby. A woman explains that she is caring for a young girl because her mother went searching for …

Massachusetts Teacher Murder: Note on Body Says, 'I Hate You All'

The body of a popular Massachusetts teacher who police say was killed by one of her students was found in the woods, naked from the waist down and …

Easy Cosmic Nail Art

Ready to give your nails an out-of-this-world look? You wouldn’t believe how easy it is to master this dreamy nail art. Just grab three colors of polish and a sponge to get going!<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>nail polishes ( 3 )<br>• sponge<br>• paper ( 1 piece )<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how on Small Good Things

Sheriff weighs charges for parents in bullying death

Florida sheriff says one suspect's parents are in "total denial" of their daughter's online activity.<p>The sheriff who arrested two girls for allegedly bullying a 12-year-old into committing suicide says authorities are trying to decide whether they can also charge one of the suspect's parents.<p>The …

24 Extremely Delicious Slow Cooker Dinners

There's no better feeling than coming home after a long day to a great dinner that you've already made. Way to go, slow cooker. Way to go, self.

North Korea warns of 'all-out war' as it refuses to sign pact with US

North Korea has issued a fresh warning of an "all-out war", urging the United States to stop military drills and what it described as "nuclear blackmail".<p>The country also refused to sign a non-aggression pact that John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, offered last week on condition of …

Government shutdown: Get up to speed in 20 questions

So what happens now that a shutdown is in place?<p>Republicans and Democrats couldn't agree on a spending plan for the fiscal year that started Tuesday as they wrangled over Obamacare, leaving federal coffers short.<p>Here's a quick Q&A to get you caught up on what happened and what to expect:<p><b>1. Why did</b> …

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4 Moves to a Flat Belly

Want to shred your abs? Consider this your flat belly bootcamp<p>The body part you can't stomach? Your stomach, according to our poll. Tighten and trim your waistline with these four ab-sculpting moves from trainer David Kirsch. <b>Stability-Ball Jackknife</b>Position your hands shoulder-width apart on the …

Mumbai's sex slaves: 'I have had bad dreams about the life these girls lead'

Photographer Hazel Thompson, 35, has spent a large part of the last 11 years in Mumbai learning about, and living with, the sex slaves who are held captive, often in cages, in the maze of backstreets known collectively as "the lanes" in Kamathipura, the city's oldest and biggest red-light …

Shutdown could halt pay to service members

Members of the military and their families could be collateral damage in Congress’ fight over a government funding bill. Without a deal, the 1.4 …

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Schmidt rants against GOP 'asininity'

John McCain’s former senior adviser Steve Schmidt says he has “deep regret” for helping to create a “freak show” wing of the Republican Party when he had a hand in bringing former McCain running mate Sarah Palin to the national stage.<p>Schmidt said Monday on MSNBC’s “Hardball” that it’s time for the …

6 Fast Easy Fresh Recipes, from Roast Salmon to Braised Chicken

Six quick meals that are as flavorful as they are easy to make, whether for your family or for dinner guests<p>Too often, we make food for our families that's ho-hum, like breaded chicken, plain salmon with rice, or pasta with some veggies tossed in. But it's easy to bring a little excitement into the …

The shutdown showdown: What happens now?

The House succeeded in passing a stop-gap measure on Friday to continue funding the government. Now the continuing resolution goes to the Senate, …

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Suicide bomb attack kills 75 at Pakistan church

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Two explosions outside a crowded church in northwest Pakistan just as Sunday services ended killed at least 60 people and wounded more than 100, authorities said, one of Pakistan's worst attacks against Christians in years.<p>While officials placed the death toll at more than 60, …

Seven Foods You Should Never Eat

Looking forward to hearing what everything thinks of this one:<p>Clean eating means choosing fruits, vegetables, and meats that are raised, grown, and …