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You Are $10 Away from a Ridiculously Organized Bathroom

Want to feel like an organizational genius? Try some of 3M Command's adhesive strips and hooks. These $10 game changers are endlessly useful around …

An Indie Publisher In Oregon Is Only Publishing Books By Women In 2018

Although readers and writers have been waiting three years to celebrate the Year of Publishing Women, this equality-driven initiative has failed to …

Arizona man says he sold ammunition to Las Vegas shooter

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An Arizona man named in court documents as a "person of interest" during the investigation of the deadliest mass shooting in modern …

Las Vegas Shooting

Exclusive: Lawmakers want answers after State Department employees claim 'political retribution'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Key Democratic lawmakers are calling on the State Department's watchdog to conduct an "immediate review" of personnel practices after a number of employees told CNN they were unlawfully targeted for political reasons due to their work under the last administration.<p>The employees had been …

U.S. Dept. of State

Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program

WASHINGTON — In the $600 billion annual Defense Department budgets, the $22 million spent on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was almost impossible to find.<p>Which was how the Pentagon wanted it.<p>For years, the program investigated reports of unidentified flying objects, according …

Black Money

The Gruesome, Bloody World of Victorian Surgery

A new bookfollows Joseph Lister as he ushers surgery into the modern age.<p>Joseph Lister came of age as surgery was being transformed. With the invention of anesthesia, operations could move beyond two-minute leg amputations that occasionally lopped off a testicle in haste. (True story.) But as …

Medicine

‘Allah’ Is Found on Viking Funeral Clothes

ENKOPING, Sweden — The discovery of Arabic characters that spell “Allah” and “Ali” on Viking funeral costumes in boat graves in Sweden has raised questions about the influence of Islam in Scandinavia.<p>The grave where the costumes were found belonged to a woman dressed in silk burial clothes and was …

Archaeology

Collectors drop bid to prevent sculpture's return to Lebanon

NEW YORK (AP) — A husband and wife from Colorado have dropped their bid to prevent a 2,300-year-old marble bull's head from being returned to the …

War

Why Millions of Dollars in Gold End Up in Sewers Every Year

Millions of dollars worth of gold and silver are flushed away in Switzerland each year, a new study has found.<p>More than $3 million of precious metals …

Who are the two Hezbollah military commanders wanted by the U.S.?

Huge dollar rewards were announced for information about Hezbollah officials Talal Hamiyah and Fu'ad Shukr on Tuesday during a State Department …

US officials warn of potential Hezbollah threat to US homeland

<b>(CNN) —</b> As the Trump administration prepares to take a tougher line on Iran, senior US officials previewed a new offensive against Iranian-backed Hezbollah, claiming the group aspires to conduct attacks against the US homeland.<p>"While I'm not here today to speak publicly about any specific, or …

Middle East

Vampire Scare Triggers Mob Violence, Prompts U.N. to Pull Staff

LILONGWE, Malawi — The United Nations has pulled staff out of two districts in southern Malawi where a vampire scare has triggered mob violence in which at least five people have been killed.<p>Belief in witchcraft is widespread in rural Malawi, one of the world's poorest countries, where many aid …

Tokyo Is Preparing for Floods ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’

KASUKABE, Japan — The cavernous underground cisterns here north of Tokyo could hold the Statue of Liberty, a scale that underscores the site’s immense task: protecting the world’s most populous metropolis from flooding.<p>Linked by tunnels that divert water away from the region’s most vulnerable …

Japan

Genetically engineered bacteria—spread by mosquito sex—could spell the end of malaria

Scientists spent ten years developing the special bug.<p>The mosquito is a delicate insect, with spindly legs and a graceful proboscis. The parasitic, single-celled organisms that spread malaria are even smaller and more fragile, and scientists are trying their hardest to remove them from the planet. …

Biology

Is “Rexit” Looming?: Tillerson Is Throwing Off Trump’s Shackles

After Charlottesville, he’s forging his own path on Saudi Arabia and North Korea. “He’s becoming more independent,” said a State Department staffer.<p>In his low-key way, <b>Rex Tillerson</b> has been going rogue. In recent weeks, the embattled secretary of state has adopted a seemingly deliberate independent …

Russian firm provides new internet connection to North Korea

(Reuters) - North Korea has opened a second internet connection with the outside world, this time via Russia, a move which cyber security experts said could give Pyongyang greater capability to conduct cyber attacks.<p>North Korea has been blamed by Western governments for several major cyber attacks …

Body Clock Researchers Win Nobel Prize

Three American researchers won the Nobel Prize in Medicine on Monday for discovering what makes us tick — the molecular circuitry of the body clocks that control life on Earth.<p>Their work, done over decades, helps explain how life adapts to the 24-hour cycle of day, and also how diseases such as …

Nobel Prize

Air strike kills seven Hezbollah fighters in Syria-sources

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An air strike carried out by an unidentified warplane killed seven Hezbollah fighters in eastern Syria, three sources familiar with the incident told Reuters on Monday.<p>The identity of the warplane was not confirmed, but the sources did not rule out the possibility that it was …

A North Korean ship was seized off Egypt with a huge cache of weapons destined for a surprising buyer

By Joby Warrick<p>, Reporter<p>Last August, a secret message was passed from Washington to Cairo warning about a mysterious vessel steaming toward the Suez Canal. The bulk freighter named <i>Jie Shun</i> was flying Cambodian colors but had sailed from North Korea, the warning said, with a North Korean crew and …

North Korea

For 42 years, she mourned at her son's grave. Turns out, the coffin was empty.

By Susan Hogan<p>, Deputy editor, Morning Mix<p>Lydia Reid sat graveside on the day that her infant’s body was being exhumed. Since his funeral in 1975, she’d come to the grave almost every week and almost always with flowers. But last month<b>,</b> she came only with hope for an answer.<p>Was her baby, Gary …

Infamous fake news writer found dead in bed

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office spokesman Mark Casey said Tuesday authorities discovered Paul Horner dead in his bed on Sept. 18.<p>Casey said the Maricopa County medical examiner performed an autopsy which showed there were no signs of foul play. He said Horner had a history of prescription drug …

Fake News

What Happens to Tattoo Ink After It's Injected into Your Skin?

It takes a brave soul (in some cases, emboldened by a strong drink or two) to get a tattoo. And while people may spend time considering what design …

Particles

30ft-high statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov unveiled in Moscow

Russian creator of the AK-47, used to kill an estimated 250,000 people a year, celebrated in controversial ceremony<p>A statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov, the inventor of the AK-47 assault rifle, has been unveiled in central Moscow in a controversial ceremony that merged military pomp with religious …

Opioid Overdoses Are Shortening Overall Life Expectancy

In a new study of the leading causes of death in the U.S., researchers say that opioids have contributed to a shortening of life …

Cuba mystery grows: New details on what befell US diplomats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The blaring, grinding noise jolted the American diplomat from his bed in a Havana hotel. He moved just a few feet, and there was …

Cuba

Expert Advice: 11 Ideas for an Elevated Dorm Room from Brooklyn’s Top Co-Living Designer

A slew of new “co-living” spaces, apartment-style complexes designed around shared space and shared activities, are tapping into adults’ …

100 Lunch Ideas on What the Heck to Pack for Work

Are you in a lunch rut? We can help you out.<p>The familiar grumble of your stomach hits every day at 11:30 a.m. as you sink further down into your desk chair. You need some fresh lunch ideas. And oh, we've got 'em—a whopping <b>100 ideas on what to pack for office lunches</b>, to be exact. Some are recipes, …

The Caspian Sea Is Evaporating Due to Rising Average Temperatures

When the ancient Romans arrived at the Caspian Sea a couple thousand years ago, they thought they'd arrived at an ocean. That's because the water …