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Starbucks, in switch, asks customers not to bring guns into stores

NEW YORK — Starbucks says guns are no longer welcome in its cafes, though it is stopping short of an outright ban on firearms.<p>The fine line that the retailer is walking to address the concerns of both gun rights and gun control advocates reflects how heated the issue has become, particularly in …

Navy Yard gunman's mother says she is heartbroken and sorry for families

The mother of Aaron Alexis, the Washington Navy Yard shooter, said Wednesday that she was heartbroken and sorry for the families of the victims and that she was glad he is "in a place where he can no longer do harm to anyone."<p>In a brief statement to a reporter in New York, the woman, Cathleen …

Ohio man who confessed to DUI fatality in YouTube video pleads guilty

The Ohio man who confessed in a notorious online video to causing a deadly wrong-way crash after a night of binge drinking has formally pleaded guilty.<p>Wearing handcuffs and a somber expression, Matthew Cordle, 22, pleaded guilty in a Columbus courtroom Wednesday to one count of aggravated vehicular …

Yemen child marriage: minister calls for ban after death of eight-year-old girl

Huriya Mashhoor urges parliament to set minimum age of marriage at 18 as international condemnation intensifies<p>Yemen's human rights minister has vowed to ban child marriage after the reported death of an eight-year-old girl on her wedding night.<p>Huriya Mashhoor said she would press parliament for …

Abducted Georgia girl, 14, found alive, officials say

A 14-year-old Georgia girl kidnapped by two gunmen during a home invasion early Tuesday has been found alive, officials said.<p>Ayvani Hope Perez was in good health, officials said, and was being evaluated on Wednesday afternoon.<p>A nationwide Amber Alert was issued after Ayvani was taken at about 2 …

Google Wants to Cheat Death

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Google wants to make us all live longer, possibly forever, and doesn't see cancer as an enormous …

France votes to ban child beauty pageants

Lawmakers say it’s an attempt to prevent the early sexualization of girls<p>That's right: The French senate voted last night to outright ban child beauty pageants. I feel like maybe they've been watching too much Honey Boo Boo? Or not enough, depending on your perspective.<p>But seriously, the aim is to …

House Bill Would Cut 3.8 Million People From Food Stamp Rolls

The House of Representatives is expected to take up a bill Thursday that would chart the course for federal nutrition programs for years to come.<p>The measure calls for $40 billion in cuts over a decade to the federal food stamp program, now known as SNAP. The measure's Republican backers say it …

Coloradans told to stay out of floodwater following chemical and sewage fears

As attention turns to the aftermath of Colorado’s record floods, people have been warned to stay out of the lingering water because it may contain harmful chemicals and sewage, officials said.<p>Emergency airlifts waned Wednesday as the number of people still unaccounted for continued to decrease, …

After Texas boy dies from ant bites, debate rages over EpiPens in schools

The death of a middle school boy who suffered an allergic reaction to fire ants during a football game has added fuel to the debate about whether schools should stock epinephrine, a potentially life-saving medication for severe allergy attacks.<p>Cameron Espinosa, 13, was huddling with teammates at …

Jackie Chan planning 'JC World' theme park to show off ancient Chinese architecture

Jackie Chan wants to build a theme park in Beijing that bears his name. That could be viewed as a little egotistical, but Chan's vision does seem to have some heart to it: in a report from the <i>The Malaysian Times</i>, the seminal martial arts actor says that cultural preservation is a major reason he …

Colorado's problem turns from water to sludge

Colorado's floodwaters carry tons of mud and silt into residential areas, inundating a trailer park and threatening Nebraska towns along the South Platte River.<p>September 18, 2013|By Matt Pearce<p>Insurance claims adjustor Mike Howard inspects a flooded home in Loveland,… (Chris Schneider / Associated…)<p>…

Cher Blasts Miley's VMA Performance, Has Twitter Meltdown

Please, world, never take away Cher's keyboard. Let this woman continue to pen the most amazing series of sentences the English language has seen …

Avoid Streaky Foundation With These 3 Makeup Tips

If you're applying your foundation with your fingers, stop doing that now. According to celebrity makeup artist Troy Jensen, that is one of the biggest mistakes women make that leads to streaky foundation. So in a fast-paced, BB cream-filled world, what is the best method for applying liquid …

Today's Beauty Secret

BAZAAR's beauty expert reveals the tricks and must-have products behind the prettiest hair and makeup looks on the red carpet.<p><i>BAZAAR</i>'s beauty expert reveals the tricks and must-have products behind the prettiest hair and makeup looks on the red carpet.<p>Getty Images

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11 Perfect, Dreamy, Wear-EVERYWHERE Black Ankle Boots for Fall!

Fall is here—yay! I love to be active as much as possible in the fall, before the weather gets cold. So it's all about that perfect shoe that will take me from the office to weekend, without breaking my back (or bank): the black ankle boot. Here are some of my faves for the season (oh, yes, and …

Kate Moss and Stuart Weitzman Discuss the Sexiest Shoe Trend of the Season and How to Wear It

Almost 80 percent of you all voted that Kate Moss's over-the-knee boots were a Do when Emily posed the question a few weeks ago, but how will you wear them? In this exclusive short from Stuart Weitzman the model suggests a rather sexy outfit idea!<p>So while Moss, who Weitzman himself says is "an …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Colorado Rainstorm Captured by Airplane Passenger

The flooding in Colorado has been in the news this week, and even evidence-based science-type people—like the National Weather Service—describe the …