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5 dead in Arizona murder-suicide were relatives

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson man gunned down four of his family members, including his 17-year-old niece, before fatally shooting himself in a murder-suicide, police said Wednesday.<p>Police said Christopher Carrillo, 25, killed his relatives in the family home in a blue-collar neighborhood on the …

Latin America

Large Hadron Collider captures incredibly rare particle decay for the first time

Experts say findings will help guide the quest to explain what physics cannot<p>For the first time, scientists at CERN have observed extremely rare leftovers from subatomic particles. The observations support a fundamental theory of particle physics, according to a paper published today in the journal</i> …

Physics

'SNL' boss Michaels wraps its 40th season as he looks ahead

NEW YORK (AP) — With less than two hours before dress rehearsal for the Mother's Day edition of "Saturday Night Live," the mood seemed relaxed. Studio 8H at NBC's 30 Rockefeller Plaza, where guest host Reese Witherspoon would soon preside, was almost deserted. And Lorne Michaels, "SNL" creator and …

Comedy

American Pharoah heads small field of 8 horses in Preakness

BALTIMORE (AP) — Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah will face seven challengers in Saturday's Preakness.<p>Vying to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978, American Pharoah will part of the smallest Preakness field since 2000.<p>Trainer Bob Baffert has two entrants: American …

Horse Racing

The RadioShack brand lives to see another day

RadioShack's brand will live on. According to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, the retailer's label assets have been purchased by Standard General LP, a hedge fund, for $26.2 million. Along with the trademark, other undisclosed intellectual property was also included in the bankruptcy auction, which took …

House passes bill to end bulk collection of US phone records

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted by a wide margin Wednesday to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records and replace it with a system to search the data held by telephone companies on a case-by-case basis.<p>The 338-to-88 vote set the stage for a Senate showdown …

Surveillance

10 ways to humiliate yourself in India

Featured Photo: Vinoth Chandar<p>1. Don’t carry toilet paper.<p>This is essential, especially if you just cannot live without toilet paper. In India, usage …

India

Asian stocks drift after lackluster US retail sales data

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets drifted Thursday after weak retail sales figures suggested the U.S. economy is struggling to maintain growth momentum.<p>KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dropped 0.6 percent to 19,656.28. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 dipped 0.9 percent to 5,664.60. Hong Kong's …

Stock Markets

Walmart is reportedly preparing to take on Amazon Prime

Walmart is developing a fast home delivery service that it hopes can rival Amazon Prime, <i>The Information</i> reports. Codenamed "Tahoe," the service will serve to grow the retail company's e-commerce business, and is said to be launching this summer.<p>According to the report, "Tahoe" was initially slated …

Tahoe

Charles Barkley’s New Deal Will Reportedly Include CNN Appearances

Of the four members on TNT’s <i>Inside the NBA</i> to sign contract extensions this week, Charles Barkley was the only one who publicly considered leaving the show. That he decided to return was not exactly a surprise, but, thanks to Neil Best, we now have an idea of what it took to ensure Barkley’s …

Charles Barkley

Scientific study confirms hotboxing a room with weed totally works

A recent study conducted at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine found that secondhand cannabis smoke can intoxicate nonsmokers under "extreme conditions," meaning unventilated rooms. It's the first comprehensive study on secondhand pot smoke released since the 1980s, whose findings needed to be …

Cannabis

Scott Foley on that time his 'Scandal' character almost died

NEW YORK (AP) — Scott Foley teased "Scandal" fans when it appeared that his character, Jake Ballard, had been stabbed to death.<p>After the episode aired, Foley tweeted, "So there it is. Thank you Twitter for tonight and all of the Thursday nights. It's such an honor."<p>The next episode of the ABC drama …

Entertainment