Gregory Norkis

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Terrifying Ted Cruz: How the media botched tale of the 3-year-old girl

It’s not every day that a presidential candidate refers to himself as Freddy Krueger.<p>After all, the image of a serial killer using a razor-equipped gun to kill sleeping victims is not exactly reassuring, even for an aggressive politician.<p>But Ted Cruz used that bit of self-deprecating humor to …

New Hampshire

Rebels free American held in Syria for 2 years

An American journalist held in Syria by Islamist rebels for close to two years was released Sunday.<p>Peter Theo Curtis, 45, is believed to have been captured in October 2012 and held by al-Nusra Front, a Syrian rebel group with ties to al Qaeda.<p>"My heart is full at the extraordinary, dedicated, …

More rain forecast for wildfire-singed Washington

TWISP, Wash. (AP) — A slow-moving front bringing heavy rain and thunder is expected to arrive in areas of Washington state scarred by wildfires on Sunday — days after flash floods destroyed at least 10 homes and closed down highways.<p>The rain is forecast to arrive late Sunday morning and slowly move …

Amazon Surges As It Pleads With FAA To Test Drones

Amazon had a busy week, and Wall Street is rewarding them for it.<p>Shares of America’s largest online retailer surged over 4.5% on Friday morning as the company fought for the right to test its new drone delivery program, among a handful of other initiatives taken this week. Amazon.com also took …

NASA wants to launch its asteroid capture mission in 2019

NASA's plans to snag an asteroid just got a little more concrete. The space agency has narrowed down the launch of its Asteroid Redirect Mission to 2019, with the choice of rock coming a year before that. At the moment, the administration is torn between two potential destinations. One proposed …

Fantastical Clouds Magically Suspended in Empty Rooms

Amsterdam-based artist Berndnaut Smilde is best known for his fantastical <i>Nimbus</i> series, in which individual clouds appear to magically float in empty rooms. The haunting images portray the airy nimbuses drifting through gorgeous Rococo rooms, Gothic cathedrals, and abandoned factories, evoking a …

Art

Want Success? Surround Yourself With People Who Challenge Your Thinking | Inc.com

It's nice to have people around who support you and are of like mind. Agreeable people boost your confidence and allow a certain level of relaxation. Most of us develop a stable of people with whom we like to work. We know their styles, and they know ours. It's comfortable and expedient. It is easy …

Self-improvement

Associated Press News

The Woman Who Could Write, But Couldn't Read

A recent stroke left one 40-year-old woman with some unusual symptoms.<p>One morning, a kindergarten teacher was about to take attendance for her class when she realized she couldn't read the paper in her hands. She tried looking over her lesson plans, but like the attendance sheet, they seemed to be …

Neurology

The 5 biggest political heroes of 2013

During an often difficult year for progressive politics, these five gave us hope<p>The past year wasn't a great one for progressive politics. Anti-choice legislation spread across the country, the sequester choked an already weak economy, and more or less nothing continued to be done to combat climate …

Drinking Coffee Linked To 50 Percent Lower Risk Of Suicide

The newest excuse to defend your caffeine addiction.<p>Good news for those of you already reaching for your umpteenth cup of coffee of the day.<p>According to a new study by the Harvard School of Public Health, subjects who drank two to four cups of coffee daily were 50 percent less likely to commit …