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Associated Press News

Donte Stallworth on Michael Sam and How He Learned to Accept Gays

The former receiver wasn’t comfortable with gay men until he got to know them, and he predicts the same will happen in homophobic locker rooms once …

Indian woman 'raped by two gangs on Christmas Eve'

<b>Police in India say 10 men are in custody, after a 21-year-old woman was raped by two apparently unrelated groups of men on Christmas Eve.</b><p>She was visiting friends in Pondicherry when she was abducted by three men and raped by one of them, officials say.<p>She found her friends after that ordeal but …

Crime

When You Defend Phil Robertson, Here's What You're Really Defending

Defenses of Robertson, the star of "Duck Dynasty" suspended for his remarks in an interview with GQ, have focused on the idea that he was just crudely expressing the sincere, Christian view that homosexuality is sinful.<p>Condemnation of Robertson therefore amounts to condemnation of views that are …

How America abandoned its “undeserving” poor

With poverty on the rise in the late 1970s, Reagan conservatives waged war on the needy — and won<p>After the mid-1970s progress against poverty stalled. The 1973 oil crisis ushered in an era of growing inequality interrupted only briefly by the years of prosperity during the 1990s. Productivity …

Uganda passes world’s most draconian anti-gay law

The law (supported by U.S. evangelist Scott Lively) punishes second-time “offenders” with a lifetime sentence<p>Homosexuality is already illegal in Uganda, but that wasn’t enough for the socially conservative country’s lawmakers who have just passed a long-shelved law toughening the penalties for gay …

The Observer science quiz 2013: part 3

Beavers, badgers and space monkeys feature in the picture round of our annual science test<p>• Part 1 of the quiz is here • Part 2 of the quiz is here • Answers to parts 2 and 3 of the quiz are here

North Korea executes Kim Jong-un's uncle as a traitor

Jang Song-thaek was a mentor to the young North Korean dictator until he was publicly purged last week.<p>The once-powerful uncle of <b>North Korean</b> leader Kim Jong-un has been executed for treason after being branded "despicable human scum", according to the state news agency.<p>Jang Song-thaek was a mentor …

North Korea

James Bond is an 'impotent drunk'

<b>Vodka martini, "shaken not stirred" - often said as part of a bad Sean Connery impersonation - is one of the most quotable lines from Bond.</b><p>Yet Her Majesty's top secret agent's love of the bottle would leave him impotent and at death's door.<p>Doctors analysing the Ian Fleming novels show James Bond …

Alcohol

Edward Snowden, The Dark Prophet

To avoid surveillance, the first four Americans to visit Edward Snowden in Moscow carried no cell phones or laptops. They flew coach on Delta from …

World Wonders

Travel Photography

Mandela’s unlikely friendship with prison guard - Video on NBCNews.com

>>> nelson mandela was sentenced to life after famously saying he was willing to die for his principles. he served 27 years, 18 of them at the notorious robin island prison. a lot of that time was hard labor , like breaking rocks in the hot sun. tom brokaw traveled to meet with some of those who …

Nelson Mandela

The Final Fight of Nelson Mandela's Life

Six years after retiring from a political career, Nelson Mandela called a news conference in January 2005 at his home in Johannesburg, South Africa, …

South Africa

The Day the Rob Ford Story Stopped Being Funny

Of the four men in the most famous image of Ford hanging out in the drug house, one is dead, two are out on bail and the other remains the Mayor of Toronto<p><i>PLUS: The Definitive Rob Ford Timeline</i><p>It's been fun, I'm not going to lie. During the past three weeks in Toronto, you've never had to wonder …

Selling

Google Glass developers: We're still flying half-blind

If the product is ever to appeal to mainstream users, software developers say, it's up to Google to offer more leadership -- or more access.<p>"As the device gets more personal, it's less about killer apps, and more about the personally awesome app." <br>--Brandyn White, Google Glass developer

Google Glass

Google Now's voice commands brought together in a useful infographic

When Google Now first arrived with Android 4.1, many folks referred to it as the Google alternative to SIRI. In reality, Google Now is much more than just a simple digital assistant, levering the full power of the web and Google’s services to provide an experience that is worlds above the …

Android News

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 …

Associated Press News

Jailed Anonymous hacker Jeremy Hammond: 'My days of hacking are done'

Hammond calls his 10-year sentence a 'vengeful, spiteful act' by US authorities eager to put a chill on political hacking<p>Jeremy Hammond, the Anonymous hacktivist who released millions of emails relating to the private intelligence firm Stratfor, has denounced his prosecution and lengthy prison …

Space probe Gaia searches for galaxy's dark energy

Robot craft will reveal how Milky Way began and warn Earth of asteroid collisions<p>European scientists are preparing to launch a probe that will transform our understanding of our galaxy. The spacecraft, called Gaia, will carry the world's biggest, most accurate camera which it will use to pinpoint …

Excerpted from "DEEP: The Story of Skiing and the Future of Snow" by Porter Fox

<i>"DEEP" is a book about the culture of skiing, the miracle of snow and how climate change could wipe out both in 75 years. This is Chapter 12, "La</i> …

Five Ways ‘The Daily Show’ Has Savaged the Obamacare Rollout (VIDEO)

Jon Stewart made news with mocking of the health-care reform’s escalating troubles this week. But he’s been getting in digs since the mess began.<p><b>1.</b> …

The Week in Review: Typhoon Haiyan Takes Its Toll

Inside Flipboard / November 15, 2013<p>Nearly a week after Typhoon Haiyan swept through the Philippines, the local government is still struggling to …