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Top 25 golf stories of 2013, No. 3: Adam Scott wins the Masters in playoff, ends Aussie curse at Augusta

The 2013 majors were so special because of the profile and caliber of winners they produced, and none had a better season, and has a brighter future, than Adam Scott.<p>Aside from Tiger Woods, the biggest obstacle standing in Tiger Woods' way of breaking Jack Nicklaus' majors record is now Adam …

Dangerous MRSA bacteria expand into communities

A USA TODAY investigation shows MRSA bacteria, once confined to hospitals, are emerging in communities to strike an increasing number of children, as well as schools, prisons, even NFL locker rooms.<p>Eric Allen went to bed March 1, thinking he had a light flu. By the time he staggered into the …

Shawn Thornton Got Exactly What He Deserved with 15-Game Suspension

In a failure to curb his pugilistic impulses, Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton effectively decided that one penalty and an opposing goal during that penalty was not punishment enough for hunting Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik last Saturday.<p>A full week has passed, and the NHL’s …

School Shooting Is Another Tragedy For Colorado

A Colorado high school student with an apparent grudge against a teacher wounded a classmate with a shotgun before killing himself, chilling a state that's still trying to make sense of mass shootings at Columbine High School and an Aurora movie theater.<p>Quick-thinking students at Arapahoe High …

Robinson Cano: 'I Didn't Feel Respect' From Yankees

Robinson Cano just wasn't feeling it from the Yankees. If his former employers had put some more effort into courting him then perhaps the All-Star second baseman wouldn't have joined the Mariners on a 10-year deal worth $240 million.<p>"I didn't feel respect," Cano said of the negotiations with the …

YouTube Reveals Its Top 10 Videos of 2013

There are more than 6 billion hours of videos watched on YouTube each month so it’s certainly a barometer of what may be viral or popular in the mainstream. With that, the Google-owned video site is once again releasing its annual list of the top videos and channels of 2013.<p>Perhaps unsurprisingly, …

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

The iWallet Is Coming

<i>Post updated to reflect a misstatement about when Apple rolled out self checkout to its stores.</i><p>This week, Apple unveiled the first large-scale integration of iBeacon, a technology that, when coupled with their fingerprint identification system, may be another building block in building a …

TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2013

John Tlumacki. Boston, Mass., USA. April 15, 2013. The first Boston Marathon bomb exploded about two hours and forty m<p>... VIEW MORE<p>John …

Black Friday Turns Dark as Twitter, Websites Track Injuries, Fights, Deaths

It was only a few hours into the annual Black Friday shopping sales this year when the Twitter hashtag #WalmartFights began trending, encouraging …

Jay Z, Cano And The Dangers Of A $100 Million Bluff

Among a certain subset of gamblers, a popular pastime is the poker variant known as Guts. That’s precisely what one must possess to prevail in a game characterized by rapidly multiplying pots and tense showdowns.<p>Jay Z used to rap about “playing Guts on the cruise” in the days before he could afford …

Adam Lanza's files show him as another shooter caught up in Columbine

In all of the evidence gathered from Adam Lanza's home in Newtown, Conn., which ranged from the banal to the bizarre, officials were unable to pull out a motive for his rampage through Sandy Hook Elementary School last December.<p>If history is any guide, profilers and researchers will spend years …

Flipboard might be raising yet another $50M (for a total of $100M)

Digital magazine app Flipboard might be raising <i>slightly</i> more than the $50 million funding amount that we first heard rumors about back in September.<p>Apparently, the startup is in the process of closing another $50 million in funding as a continuation of that initial $50 million, according to a …

If Comet ISON Survives The Sun, The View May Be Spectacular

Whenever the phrase "comet of the century" gets tossed around, we recommend remembering all the buzz about Kohoutek.<p>If you were around in 1973, you may recall that Kohoutek was supposed to give us an amazing show.<p>Well, it fizzled.<p>But we do want to make sure everyone knows about comet ISON, which as …

Wes Welker once again helped Tom Brady beat Peyton Manning

Wes Welker once again helped Tom Brady and the New England Patriots defeat Peyton Manning, except this time he was wearing a different jersey. The Patriot-turned-Bronco was responsible for a fumble late in overtime that helped the Pats cap the biggest comeback in team history.<p>It was only fitting …

Tom Brady rallies Patriots past Peyton Manning, Broncos in overtime classic

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- <i>Peter! Peter!</i><p>Tony Carter heard Wes Welker yelling the universal special teams warning call as he streamed down the frigid field in overtime, eager to throw a block for a punt return.<p>But it was too late to react.<p>There would be no block. No punt return. And no time to get of the …

Liverpool and Manchester United Reportedly Scout 'Mini Messi' Ryan Gauld

A story which appears to be gaining in momentum is that of Dundee United's Ryan Gauld, a player earning plaudits as the "Mini Messi" of Scottish football and who continues to draw attention from the Premier League's big guns.<p>Ed Malyon of the <i>Mirror</i> reports that both Manchester United and Liverpool …

Trained Bees are Able to Detect Cancer Through Breath

Portuguese designer Susana Soares has developed a project that involves utilizing the heightened senses of bees to detect illnesses in humans. The <i>Bee's</i> project states that “bees can be trained within 10 minutes using Pavlov's reflex to target a wide range of natural and man-made chemicals and …

14 Things You Didn't Know About JFK

Fifty years after his death, John F. Kennedy continues to captivate and intrigue the American psyche. While thousands of books have been written …