Krista Nagy

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Why going to college is important

Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts an in-depth survey that collects data about family income, net worth, credit use, and a host of other variables that weigh on the health of the American consumer. The most recent survey was released earlier this month and reveals, among other things, …

Pope Breaks Taboo By Marrying Couples Who Lived 'In Sin'

In another signal of the openness of his papacy, Francis asked to marry 40 people from different social backgrounds who would be a realistic sample of modern couples.<p>Popes very rarely perform marriages -- the last one was in 2000.<p>Marriage "is not an easy road, it's sometimes a contentious trip, but …

Remember #BringBackOurGirls? This Is What Has Happened In The 5 Months Since

On the night of April 14, 2014, hundreds of schoolgirls at the Chibok boarding school in northeastern Nigeria awoke to the sound of gunfire. They saw men in camouflage approaching and thought soldiers were coming to save them from a militant attack, according to survivors' accounts.<p>Instead, more …

Queen warns Scots to think 'very carefully' about referendum vote

The monarch breaks her silence on Scottish independence four days before voters go to the polls, with her comments interpreted as support for a No vote.<p>The Queen has broken her silence about the potential break-up of the United Kingdom by warning Scots to think “very carefully about the future” …

Sierra Leone doctor dies of Ebola after failed evacuation effort

Sierra Leone has lost a fourth doctor to Ebola after a failed effort to transfer her abroad for medical treatment, a government official said Sunday, a huge setback to the impoverished country that is battling the virulent disease amid a shortage of health care workers.<p>Dr. Olivet Buck died late …

Associated Press News

Despite wounds, Medal of Honor recipient killed up to 175 enemies, saved comrades

As many as 175 enemy troops killed, 18 wounds from enemy fire, 38 hours of battle, 48 hours evading the North Vietnamese troops in the bush -- and one tiger. Those are the numbers behind Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins' Medal of Honor, an award he received from President Barack Obama in a White House …

Lawyer: Secret children, living and dead, hidden by squalor for years

It was a shocking and gruesome discovery: three dead infants found in a Massachusetts home so squalid that police officers had to search it in hazmat suits.<p>Now, days later, as investigators continue to search through what the Worcester County District Attorney's Office describes as the home's …

Scottish referendum: David Cameron begs Scots not to leave the UK

If you don't like me, I won't be here forever, the Prime Minister tells voters during an impassioned final plea in Aberdeen<p>David Cameron begged the people of Scotland not to leave the United Kingdom as he promised them that he “won’t be here forever”.<p>In a final plea before Thursday’s referendum, …

Scottish independence: Cameron, Miliband and Clegg sign 'No' vote pledge

<b>The leaders of the three main parties at Westminster have signed a pledge to devolve more powers to Scotland, if Scots reject independence.</b><p>The pledge, which appears on the front of the Daily Record newspaper, has been signed by David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg.<p>It has three parts and also …

Washington DC fights in Senate hearing to become the 51st state of the union

Supporters of granting the District of Columbia statehood asked members of a Senate panel on Monday to make the American capital the 51st state in the union.<p>DC residents lack congressional representation, an injustice statehood supporters compared with denying women and African Americans the right …

Mice Given Human Brain Gene Show Boosted Intellect

Although it's far from the sort of brain transplant beloved by science fiction enthusiasts, scientists have taken one step in that direction: they have spliced a key human brain gene into mice. Scientists used hundreds of mice genetically engineered to carry the human version of Foxp2, a gene …

Chinese authorities detain elderly journalist over censorship criticism

Chinese authorities have detained an 81-year-old journalist with a failing memory who recently criticized heavy censorship that he said is doing great damage to China's media.<p>Tie Liu, a writer and journalist who spent decades in work camps as a young man, had thought he was too old to draw the …

A Philippine Volcano May Be About to Blow and 12,000 Have Been Evacuated

An ominous glow from the Philippines’ most active volcano has prompted the evacuation of more than 12,000 people from its surrounding areas.<p>There …

Geology

NASA debuts new Earthrise video with more footage

In April of 2012, NASA offered up a video that recreated the very first Earthrise as photographed when astronauts were orbiting the moon in 1968. The …

Portable scanner designed to make eye exams quicker and easier

If you're like a lot of people, you don't make an annual trip to the ophthalmologist to get your eyes checked ... and you really ought to, in order …

The Week In Photos

Madagascar's forests vanish to feed taste for rosewood in west and China

Blood-red sawdust coats every surface in the small carpentry workshop, where Primo Jean Besy is at the lathe fashioning vases out of ruby-coloured logs.<p>Besy and his father are small-scale carpenters in Antalaha in north-east Madagascar, and are taking advantage of a recent resurgence in demand for …

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Women in Saudi Arabia go behind the wheel<p>Anthony Bourdain toxicology report released<p>Why is Turkey going to the polls again?<p>Lava flow at Galapagos …

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Alan Turing, Who Cracked Nazi Code, Gets Posthumous Pardon

British mathematician Alan Turing, who helped crack Nazi Germany's 'Enigma' code and laid the groundwork for modern computing, was pardoned on Tuesday, six decades after his conviction for homosexuality is said to have driven him to suicide.<p>Following his singular contributions toward winning the …

Africa in 2013: 10 things we've learnt

<b>From France's military intervention in Mali and the Westgate terror attack in Kenya to the ousting of Mohammed Morsi as Egypt's president and the death of South African anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela, it's been a momentous year for Africa.</b><p>But can you remember some of the quirkier headlines from …

South Sudan: the state that fell apart in a week

A week ago, Simon K, a 20-year-old student living in the capital of South Sudan, was arrested by men in military uniforms. He was asked a question that has taken on deadly importance in the world's newest country in the past seven days: <i>incholdi</i> – "What is your name?" in Dinka, the language of the …

Bill Gates Funds A Smartphone Battery That Runs On Human Urine

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is on a mission to improve human sanitation, particularly in areas of the world that don't have a reliable water supply. Much of that effort is about reinventing the toilet but the foundation has also challenged scientists to find ways to turn human waste into …

Royal pardon for codebreaker Alan Turing

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1039000/1039337_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524634124_31c0791aae27400d8d911db4e6f94fab<p><b>Computer pioneer and codebreaker Alan Turing has been given a posthumous royal pardon.</b><p>It addresses his 1952 conviction for gross indecency following …