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Student charged after 3 injured in shooting outside Pittsburgh high school

Authorities say a 16-year-old student has been charged with shooting and injuring three students as they headed to their cars outside of Brashear High School in Pittsburgh Wednesday afternoon.<p>Anjohnito Willett Jr. awaited arraignment on four counts each of attempted homicide, aggravated assault and …

One of Jeff Koons’s “balloon dogs” just fetched a record price, but who owns the rest of the litter?

Last night’s (Nov. 12) $691.5-million auction at Christie’s broke multiple records. It was the most expensive ever auction and included the most expensive work ever sold, Francis Bacon’s triptych “Three Studies of Lucian Freud,” which went for $142.4 million. Also among those sold was also the most …

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Despite sanctions, Iran's Ayatollah amasses wealth

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Christie’s record auction is actually a gauge for how far the art market has fallen

The very first time the “art world collapsed”—for those keeping track—was the night of Oct. 19, 1973, and it did so “not with a whimper but with a bid.” So wrote critic Barbara Rose a month later in New York magazine, in a scathing takedown of the first widely publicized “record-setting” auction of …

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McDonald's to spend $3B on new, remodeled Golden Arches

McDonald's Corp. said Thursday it plans to spend about $3 billion next year to open 1,500 to 1,600 new restaurants and remodel about 1,000 others.<p>As part of that expansion, it will add another window to speed up its drive-thru service.<p>The world's biggest hamburger chain, which recently has …

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DNA Shows Dogs Came from Europe

How Coffee, Citrus And Nuts Help Cut The Risk Of Diabetes

If you go back to the 1970s, people with a serious coffee habit often had an accompanying habit: smoking.<p>And that's why early studies gave coffee a bad rap. Clearly, smoking was harmful. And it was hard for researchers to disentangle the two habits. "So it made coffee look bad in terms of health …

If You Have A Peanut Allergy, Obama Just Signed A Bill That Makes Your Life A Whole Lot Easier

"Nothing changes 'till someone high level gets into office!!" she said.<p>She was referring to Malia Obama, the president's 15-year-old daughter, who he revealed for the first time at the bill signing is allergic to peanuts.<p>"I just want to thank all of the outstanding legislators who are here and …

Helicopter crashes in to 38-storey luxury apartment block in Seoul

Pilots killed as propeller blades clip side of high rise building sending helicopter crashing in to the ground<p>A helicopter plunged to the ground in Seoul, killing both pilots after its propeller clipped the side of a 38-story luxury apartment building.<p>Fire official Cha Yang-oh told reporters …

Could arthritis drug combat Alzheimer's?

At the beginning of next year, Clive Holmes will attempt to do something remarkable. But you'd never guess it from meeting this mild-mannered psychiatrist with a hint of a Midlands accent. In fact, you could be sitting in his office in the Memory Assessment and Research Centre at Southampton …

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …