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The USA's 10 best motorcycle roads

A great road is a great road, but if you’re riding a motorcycle, you’re looking for something special: twisties, vistas, turnouts, that perfect stretch of smooth tarmac, and biker-friendly stops that make getting there most of the fun. Here are 10 of the best roads across America for an …

Kids And TV: Watching An Extra Hour Can Harm Kindergarten Performance, Study Says

Yet another data point has been added to the ongoing debate over how much TV watching is too much for young children.<p>A study of Canadian children has found that even an extra hour of TV time -- above the daily average of 72 minutes -- could significantly harm a child’s performance in kindergarten, …

Jesus Needs Reza Aslan, Author of 'Zealot'

Kirsten Powers talks to the writer about why Muslims rarely write about Christianity.<p>What is it about Reza Aslan that has unhinged so many people?<p>The …

President Obama on Leno: We won't be 'terrorized' by al Qaeda threats

President Barack Obama urged Americans to continue to "live our lives" on Tuesday amid a suspected al Qaeda threat that has closed more than a dozen U.S. embassies.<p>In his first public comments about the potential plot, Obama told "The Tonight Show" host Jay Leno that the threat was …

Editor's Note

The 19 Most '90s Songs Of The '90s

We've been writing a lot about bad songs lately.<p>And for some reason, most of them happened to be made during the '90s. Which isn't to say the '90s didn't also have its fair share of great songs.<p>Quite the opposite. Sort of.<p>Dipping our toe like this into the '90s nostalgia movement left us wanting …

10 Amazing River Trips in North America

There's a place for vacations that include museum tours and visits to the childhood homes of famous people, but sometimes you need to feel your heart pound and catch a lump in your throat. For the latter type of experience, head to the mountains: The rivers are calling.<p>Whitewater rafting can spice …

Robbery movie actor 'milliseconds' from being shot by police in LA suburb

LOS ANGELES -- College filmmakers were using fake guns to shoot a robbery scene at a suburban Los Angeles coffee shop when eight police officers showed up with guns drawn and no idea it was just a movie.<p>"Drop the gun! Drop it! Drop it!" one officer yells on an audio recording police were …

Google has a 'near perfect' universal translator -- for Portuguese, at least

The company's Android product head says Google has prototypes of a device that will one day erase language barriers.<p>Google continues its efforts to bring us the world of "Star Trek" and life on the U.S.S. Enterprise four centuries ahead of schedule -- minus the <i>really</i> hard stuff like the warp drive. …

This Must Be The Best Ruler Ever Invented

It looks pityingly on rulers that just "measure" things<p>If you're still using a basic ruler--the kind that's a stick with notches on it--allow us to introduce you to the future, where our rulers will be crazy interactive devices that measure the angles on hand-drawn triangles and allow us to create …

Associated Press News

Snaptee, The App That Makes Designing And Ordering Custom T-Shirts Easy, Officially Launches With New Editing Features

Snaptee, the custom T-shirt iOS app that we profiled back in February, is launching to the public today with a fresh look and more options, including a women’s tee and upgraded shipping. Snaptee’s first Android app will also be available by the end of this month.<p>The app was created to make …

LinkedIn poised to report as stock booms

SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook may be clawing back, but professional network LinkedIn's stock has been on a tear. For good reason.<p>Unlike Facebook, LinkedIn's largest chunk of revenue comes from subscribers such as recruiters who pay for access to members and data. That's left it immune from scrambling …