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With Holder In The Lead, Sentencing Reform Gains Momentum

Sit down with the attorney general to ask him about his priorities, as NPR did earlier this year, and he'll talk about voting rights and national security. But if you listen a bit longer, Eric Holder gets to this: "I think there are too many people in jail for too long, and for not necessarily good …

Wall Street rules a conundrum for Christie

Getting reelected as New Jersey governor is the easy part for Chris Christie. It’s keeping the job while raising money for a presidential race that threatens to complicate his national ambitions.<p>The bombastic Garden State chief executive publicly waves off talk of a 2016 presidential run, even as …

Fort Hood trial adjourns for day after attorneys' discussion on death penalty

A military judge in the court-martial of an Army psychiatrist called a surprise early recess for the remainder of the day after a lawyer on Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan's standby defense team said Hasan was "encouraging" the death penalty.<p>The team on Wednesday filed a motion to reduce its role after …

Low-Income American Preschoolers Are Getting Less Obese

The trend shows up in 18 U.S. states.<p>After years of White House initiatives, news reports and controversial healthy-eating laws, maybe finally something stuck.<p>In a new analysis of data from 2008 to 2011, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the proportion of low-income …

Dead Shark Winds Up on NYC Subway

Newark Tops 'Least Friendly Cities' List

Beating out Islamabad, Pakistan, in a poll of 46,000 respondents, Newark, New Jersey, was rated as the most unfriendly city in the world. In a scathing review, <i>Conde Nast Traveler</i> reported that "Newark is best know for being the site of an airport near New York, and for many of our readers, that's …

'It's Too Hot': Shanghai Wilts In Record-Setting Heat Wave

Temperatures Wednesday in Shanghai hit an all-time high: 105.4 degrees, according to officials here. It was the hottest day in 140 years, since the government began keeping records.<p>The Chinese megacity is in the midst of its hottest summer ever.<p>Usually bustling streets are near empty at noon and …

Fukushima's Radioactive Water Leak: What You Should Know

The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant has failed in an effort to control radioactive water leaking into the sea. What does it mean for people and the environment in Japan, and across the Pacific Ocean?<p><b>Tensions are rising in Japan over radioactive water leaking into the Pacific</b> …

Migrants Flock To Russia, But Receive A Cool Welcome

Russia's immigration issues would be familiar to Americans: Millions of impoverished migrants have come and found low-wage jobs. Some are in Russia illegally and are exploited by their employers. And a growing number of Russians fear this influx of migrants, many of whom are Muslim, is changing the …

Jackie Robinson statue defaced with racial slurs

The Brooklyn statue is now covered up to hide the vandalism.<p>If you felt some love for humanity today, it's probably because you didn't hear the news about the Jackie Robinson statue located outside the Brooklyn Cyclones stadium yet: according to the New York Daily News, the statue was defaced with …

Brazil shocked as 'sweet child' apparently murders his own family

São Paulo police have said that Marcelo Pesseghini was a "sweet child". They are mystified as to why on Sunday evening the 13-year-old pupil seemingly murdered his police officer parents, his grandmother and his aunt before shooting himself.<p>Three of the victims were apparently sleeping in the …

Obama Will Deliver Speech On Steps Of The Lincoln Memorial

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the civil rights' movement March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, President Obama will deliver remarks from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the White House said today.<p>It was on those same steps that 50 years ago on August 28, that Martin Luther King …

Stunning Maya sculpture unearthed from buried pyramid

Maya archaeologists report a stunning discovery, a well-preserved stucco sculpture outside a buried tomb depicting the crowning of a Maya ruler.<p>An international archaeology team on Wednesday reported the discovery of a "stunning" stucco wall sculpture, its colors intact, unearthed in Guatemala …

Florida to exhume remains found at notorious Dozier School for Boys

Investigators have been given permission to exhume remains found at the notorious Arthur G Dozier School for Boys in Florida, which closed in 2011 following pupils' revelations of widespread physical and sexual abuse.<p>Governor Rick Scott and the rest of Florida's cabinet voted unanimously on Tuesday …

High blood sugar, not just diabetes, linked to dementia risk, study finds

Health news<p>Higher blood-sugar levels, even those well short of diabetes, seem to raise the risk of developing dementia, a major new study finds. Researchers say it suggests a novel way to try to prevent Alzheimer's disease — by keeping glucose at a healthy level.<p>Alzheimer's is by far the most …

Bacon Prices Soar To All-Time Highs As Virus Kills Thousands Of Piglets

You may soon have to cough up a lot more bacon if you want to buy bacon. A mysterious virus has been killing great numbers of piglets since it was first discovered in the U.S. herd in April, cutting into the supply of pork and pushing prices way up.<p>As Fox Business reporter Gabrielle Karol writes, …