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Here’s a foolproof method to increase your Chipotle burrito size by 86 percent

The best way to hack a system is almost always to exploit its human weakness. Case in point: This “master” Chipotle hack from<i>Apartment List</i> intern …

Asia Bibi death sentence suspended by Pakistan court

Christian woman who became first female to be sentenced to death under Pakistan's blasphemy law granted full hearing by supreme court<p>Pakistan's supreme court has temporarily suspended the death sentence of a Christian woman who was found guilty of blasphemy in 2010.<p>In a case that attracted …

Navy: If armed civilians show up at recruiting centers, we won't be there

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A Navy official tried to throw more cold water Wednesday on armed private citizens showing up on their own at military recruitment centers.<p>The official told CNN that should unauthorized armed civilians attempt to patrol outside a Navy recruiting center, recruitment personnel …

Death penalty is sought against James Holmes, but governor stands in the way

When the jury found James E. Holmes guilty, Marcus Weaver cried. For his friend Rebecca Wingo, who died beside him in the Aurora, Colo., multiplex. For the dozens of victims in the 2012 rampage during a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises." For the families of the dead and wounded. Then he …

Thousands of Refugees are Overwhelming Greek Tourist Islands

Angelos Tzortzinis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Angelos Tzortzinis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Angelos Tzortzinis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Yannis Behrakis—Reuters<p>Yannis …

Aegean Sea

District Attorney says likely 'no misconduct' in death of man hogtied by police

A Mississippi district attorney said this week that there was likely "no misconduct" by police in the case of a man who died after being 'hogtied' by …

Royal Caribbean battles fire aboard Jamaica-bound cruise ship

Royal Caribbean said Wednesday that a fire broke out in a mechanical space on one of its cruise ships—Freedom of the Seas—as it was pulling into Falmouth, Jamaica.<p>The company said in a statement that the fire was extinguished, but "in an abundance of caution," the captain assembled all guests at …

North Dakota's Strict Abortion Ban Overturned

A federal appeals court has struck down North Dakota’s ban on abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, invalidating one of the strictest …

North Dakota

White House says it is drafting plan to close Guantanamo | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Wednesday it was in the final stage of drafting a plan for closing the Guantanamo prison for foreign terrorism suspects, racing against time to resolve one of President Barack Obama’s most intractable problems.<p>A guard tower of Camp Delta is seen at the …

Investigators ponder serial killer after 2nd dismembered body found

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two slayings in Niagara Falls, New York, that investigators Tuesday called "shocking to the conscience" have police wondering whether they have a sadistic serial killer on their hands.<p>The crimes occurred nearly three years apart, but the circumstances are as similar as they are gruesome: …

Crime

Denver-to-L.A. Flight Diverted After Half-Dozen On Board Fall Ill

A United Airlines jet with 156 people aboard was diverted Wednesday to Grand Junction, Colorado, after at least six people became ill, United and fire officials said.<p>One person was being treated at a hospital and five others reported nausea and headaches after oxygen masks deployed on UAL Flight …

Deadly bomb blasts rip through Nigerian bus stations

At least 37 people have been killed in a series of bomb blasts at bus stations in northeastern Nigeria's Gombe city, sources told Al Jazeera.<p>The first blast on Wednesday night struck near the Dadin Kowa terminal, prior to a second blast a few minutes later.<p>Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris, reporting from …

Colorado theater shooter deserves to die, prosecutors say

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes should be put to death for the Colorado theater shooting because he deliberately and cruelly killed 12 people, …

California, New York And Washington, D.C., Make Moves On Minimum Wage

A wave of wage increases in cities across the country, as well as at several major businesses, continued on Wednesday.<p>University of California President Janet Napolitano announced that the minimum wage for direct and contract employees in the U.C. system working 20 hours or more per week will be …

Rise in Autism May Be Due to Semantics, Study Finds

A new study suggests the idea that more kids are being diagnosed with autism not because something catastrophic has happened to U.S. children, but rather because they’re simply being classified and diagnosed differently.<p>Special education enrollment figures suggest 97 percent of the increase in …

Bill Cosby is going after one of the women who accused him of sexual assault

Bill Cosby’s legal team has filed for court sanctions against Andrea Constand, a Temple University employee who accused him of sexual assault in a 2005 lawsuit. Details of his deposition in that case—in which he described his philandering and use of Quaalude tranquilizers—were released to several …

Bill Cosby

Why is the Iran deal bad? Think North Korea.

Is Iran more like North Korea or Libya? That is the question politicians and the public must ask themselves as they consider President<p>Obama's nuclear deal.<p>Libya is the shining success story of negotiated disarmament — one of the very few. On Dec. 19, 2003, following nine months of secret talks with …

Body Shaming Black Female Athletes Is Not Just About Race

Serena Williams won her 21st Grand Slam title at Wimbledon this month. This marks the 17th time in a row that she has defeated Maria Sharapova. Yet …

Feminism

5 Research-Backed Habits of People Who Never Skip a Workout

The first few weeks of a new fitness routine, you couldn’t be more stoked. You practically pop out of bed to hit the gym—rain or shine, snow or …

Fitness

Try It Now

Los Angeles Lakers Playing with Fire Having Kobe Bryant at Small Forward

Kobe Bryant and shooting guard have been synonymous for so many years.<p>The future Hall of Famer took over as the Los Angeles Lakers' starting 2-guard at the beginning of the 1998-99 campaign, and he was so successful in his role that Eddie Jones almost immediately became expendable. Despite the fact …

Sheriff Says Sandra Bland Told Jailer of a Previous Suicide Attempt

Sandra Bland—the African-American woman whose mysterious and sudden death in a Waller County, Tex. jail last week after a traffic stop has incited …

Crime

Chattanooga Shooting: Service Member Opened Fire on Gunman Mohammad Abdulazeez

At least one military service member opened fire on the Chattanooga gunman in the opening seconds of his attack on a Navy and Marines center last week, an FBI investigator revealed on Wednesday.<p>The service member got off several rounds but was unable to stop the gunman, who fired at the building, …

Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Introduces Bill to Raise Federal Minimum Wage to $15

Here is some good news for restaurant workers who have been fighting for a bigger paycheck: Ben & Jerry's-backed presidential candidate senator Bernie Sanders is trying to raise the federal minimum wage. According to a press release, Sanders introduced legislation today that would raise the minimum …

Middle-class

World's Worst Customer Shouted Racial Slurs at Family and Slapped Waitress

Here's how to make a total fool of yourself when dining at a restaurant: According to WSPA, 23-year-old Dustin Lowery was arrested Friday night at Shucker's Raw Bar in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The police report says that Lowery — a white male who "smelled strongly of alcohol" — told police that he had …

Justice

Scrumptious List of Foods That Build Muscle

When a person starts to indulge in exercises one of his main concerns often includes that what should be the list of "foods that build muscle" so …

Dr. Dre & Ice Cube Explain Eazy-E's "Genius"

One of the most important figures in telling the story of N.W.A did not participate in the making of the forthcoming <i>Straight Outta Compton</i> biopic on …