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For $1 million, you can get this Mercedes that's like an armored private jet for the road

The Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG is one of the most powerful, rugged, and luxurious off-roaders to ever hit the market. For the vast majority of the G-Wagon's clients, the battle-tested Benz is more truck than they will ever need.<p>But for certain customers, there's a need for extra layers of protection. …

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Coldplay: how can something so banal be so powerful? | John Harris

There is a context to the band’s huge success. The worse life gets, the more they seek to reassure us<p>One should always hesitate before quoting the words from pop songs. Obviously, lyrics are not written as poetry; in the absence of music, even Bob Dylan’s words can occasionally seem like the work …

Music

The Honda Project 2&4 Is A Motorcycle Like No Other

It's like a supercharged go-cart<p>What happens when you combine a car and a motorcycle? Honda decided to find out when it pitted more than 80 of its brightest engineers against each other in its annual Global Design Project, an internal competition to foster exchanges among its global network of …

Motorcycles

SpaceX Falcon 9 unmanned rocket launches and lands in upright position

Incredible moment SpaceX launches an unmanned rocket which then returns to Earth in a successful upright landing, paving the way for the use of reusable rockets in the future<p>A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Monday with a payload of communications satellites before the reusable …

Jury convicts 2 ex-Vanderbilt players of raping woman

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A jury convicted two ex-Vanderbilt football players on Tuesday of raping a former student, rejecting claims that they were too drunk to know what they were doing and that a college culture of binge drinking and promiscuous sex should be blamed for the attack.<p>The jury …

Poverty pervades the suburbs - Sep. 23, 2011

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Guess where most people in poverty live? Hint: It's not in the inner cities or rural America.<p>It's in the idyllic suburbs.<p>A record 15.4 million suburban residents lived below the poverty line last year, up 11.5% from the year before, according to a Brookings Institution …

How Child Labor Laws Have Crippled America

Farmer and author Joel Salatin believes America’s children and teens are losing the work ethic that made this country great, but he has a solution …

Over 50% of Food Stamp Recipients Live in the Suburbs

Meet the new geography of poverty

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Boston Bombings Prompt Fresh Look At Unsolved Murders

An unsolved triple murder in the Boston suburbs is getting a closer look in the wake of the marathon bombings. One of the victims may have been a friend of bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev. That's prompting authorities to revisit the 2011 case.<p>The murders took place in Waltham, Mass. On Sept. 12, …

US Navy Seals 'Took Turns Firing Hundreds of Bullets Into Bin Laden's Body'

US Navy Seals who captured Osama bin Laden took turns in firing hundreds of bullets into his dead body, special operations sources have …

US Navy Promotes First Woman To Rank Of Four-Star Admiral

In a ceremony on Tuesday, Michelle Howard was promoted to vice chief of naval operations, the number two job in the service, after having already shattered barriers in previous posts in the navy.<p>Howard, 54, is known for commanding a counter-piracy task force in the Gulf of Aden that oversaw the …

Military

New US Navy high-speed ship unveiled

The US Navy has unveiled the USNS Spearhead - its first Joint High Speed Vessel, capable of transporting troops and equipment more quickly than ever before.<p>The <b>US</b>NS Spearhead is the Navy's first Joint High Speed Vessel. It is designed for rapid intra-theatre transport of troops and military …

California Police Officer Caught Beating Up A Woman On LA Freeway

Unfortunately for the CHP, most drivers nowadays have cellphones with recording devices: the whole incident was caught on camera, uploaded onto YouTube, and sent to various press agencies.<p>Fair warning: the video is hard to watch. It shows a woman being caught and held down on the ground along the …

Los Angeles

Hurricane Arthur churns offshore after clipping N.C.

Though he left downed trees and power outages in his wake, Arthur is no longer classified as a hurricane.<p>Downgraded to a post-tropical storm early Saturday, Arthur's powerful winds and heavy rain moved into southeastern Canada. They pelted the Canadian Maritime provinces after skidding by North …

Take the Plunge: 11 Swimming Holes Around the World

Lounging poolside is one thing, but nothing beats the childlike allure of splashing around in a swimming hole. The lake near your parent's home may top your typical list, but there are plenty of other swimming holes around the world that will capture your heart.<p>So, pack your swimsuit (and a sense …

Swimwear

Soccer star Hope Solo pleads not guilty to assault charges

<b>(CNN) —</b> U.S. women's soccer star Hope Solo entered a not-guilty plea in court Monday after police say she assaulted two relatives at a home near Seattle.<p>Solo, national team goalkeeper and a two-time Olympic gold-medal winner, was released on the conditions she avoid contact with her half-sister and …

World Cup: Luis Suarez embroiled in new 'biting' storm - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: How are you celebrating the World Cup? Join the global conversation on CNN Facebook Pulse</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- Luis Suarez may have bitten off more than he can chew this time.<p>Already banned twice in his career for biting an opponent, the Uruguay striker was seemingly at it again in his country's …

“House in House” Concept Delivered by Modern Living Project in Timisoara, Romania

This modern house envisioned by Andreescu & Gaivoronschi Associated Architects is built in a residential area in the north of Timisoara, Romania. …

Mid-Century House in Beverly Hills Converted Into Modern Residence

Studio Jendretzki completed a full renovation of a mid-century residence initially envisioned by architect Hal Levitt. Located in Beverly Hills, LA, …

Summerhouse Transformed Into a Modern Elegant Residence: House A&B in Austria

<b>House A&B</b> is a lovely modern residence with an impeccable neat interior, located in Perchtoldsdorf, Austria. Envisioned as an open living …

Opulent Modern Getaway in Buenos Aires, Argentina: BLLTT House

<b>BLLTT House</b> was recently completed by Enrique Barberis in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The massive residence consists of two levels wrapped in a modern …

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Meet SR-72, The Most Astonishing Airplane You’ll Ever See

If you’re anything of an aircraft enthusiast you’ll know all about the SR-71 spy plane–it really was the most ridiculously advanced piece of flying technology, a legend in its own lifetime. If you’re not an aircraft enthusiast, then read on because you’ll still be impressed. Now is the moment to …

Giant Hovering Roundabout for Cyclists in the Netherlands

Hovenring is an incredible suspended roundabout conceptualized and designed by IPV Delft specifically for cyclists to safely make their way across congested traffic by traveling overhead. Located between Eindhoven and Veldhoven in the Netherlands, above the Heerbaan/Meerenakkerweg intersection, the …

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Round House Design Offers a Unique Architectural Experience

This beautiful <i>Round House</i> is a unique home design concept where soft curves replace the dusty corners of a typical four-sided home. Developed by L.A.-based architecture firm Johnston Marklee, the completely open interior space is enclosed by floor to ceiling windows, allowing light to radiate …

Architecture

An Aerial Kinetic Sculpture with 256 Helium Balloons Embedded with LEDs | Colossal

<p>Cyclique was an aerial light and sound installation created by audiovisual artist Nohista and Collectif Coin for Nuit Blanche 2013 (previously). The …

These Big-Eyed Fish Are Vacuuming Up Our Plastic Pollution At Night

We can’t find as much plastic in the ocean as there should be. It’s still in the ocean–it’s just hiding in the guts of the lanternfish.<p>Much of the plastic we produce on land ends up contaminating the sea. But when researchers went searching for a global picture of all the plastics stuck swirling …