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A human brain was preserved for 4,000 years after being boiled in its own skull

Ancient, well-preserved human remains aren't exactly a common thing to find, which makes the discovery of a 4,000-year-old brain in western Turkey pretty noteworthy. The brain was found in 2010 in an ancient burial ground that appeared to have been burned — charred skeletons and wooden objects were …

Obama 'exasperated' over government shutdown, warns we're 'in trouble'

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he is “exasperated” by the government shutdown but won’t negotiate with the Republicans until they pass an extension of funding to reopen it.<p>“Am I exasperated?” Obama said in an exclusive interview with CNBC three hours before he was set to meet with …

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Woman shot and killed by Capitol police after chaotic chase from White House

A woman who tried to force her car through a White House security fence Thursday afternoon was shot and killed by police after a 12-block chase past the Capitol, which was locked down for a half-hour, authorities said.<p>The suspect — a dental hygienist with a history of mental issues, according to …

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 5: Final Verdicts on Fantasy's Biggest Question Marks

You know what? You might as well go ahead and start Adrian Peterson.<p>If only fantasy football decisions could be that easy. Instead, we live in a world full of grays, where it's difficult to determine this week's fantasy studs from the fantasy duds.<p>In order to win your league, you have to ensure …

Coach fight! Patrick Roy breaks stanchion while yelling at Bruce Boudreau

He's back and just as intense as ever. Patrick Roy concludes a stellar debut by exchanging some intense words with Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau.<p>Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy exceeded expectation in his NHL debut when his club beat the Anaheim Ducks, 6-1 on Wednesday night. While the …

Washington vs. Stanford betting odds, trends, and pick: Cardinal to dominate

Stanford gives 7 points to Washington in Pac 12 betting action Sunday. Can they avenge last year's upset loss to the Huskies?<p>The Stanford Cardinal are 27-2 straight up and 17-11 against the spread in their last 29 games at home, and they'll try to notch another home win this Saturday hosting the …

Wide receiver Austin Collie signs with Patriots

The New England Patriots, with four receivers on the injured list this week, have signed receiver Austin Collie, a person with knowledge of the transaction told USA TODAY Sports on Thursday.<p>The person requested anonymity because the team hasn't announced the deal.<p>Collie had been seeking a job for …