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Cousin charged in stabbing death of NY woman and 4 children

NEW YORK — Authorities have arrested and charged a man with five counts of murder after a mother and her four young children were found stabbed to death in a bloody rampage in Brooklyn late Saturday night.<p>Ming Don Chen, 25, a cousin of the slain children’s father, implicated himself in the horrific …

Ore. School Board Votes to Allow Staff to Pack Heat at School

A school board in St. Helens, Ore., voted to allow teachers and staff to pack heat on school grounds, an official said.<p>St. Helens School Board …

Australia Moves to Ban Tanning Beds

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Australia, home to some of the highest skin cancer rates in the world, has begun to ban indoor …

New $100 bills finally hit the street

Business News<p>Government shutdown or not, it’s all about the Benjamins this week. Starting Tuesday, the Federal Reserve will start distributing the long-delayed new $100 bills to banks.<p>Since the central bank isn’t funded via Congressional appropriations, there won’t be any further delays …

Kid-tracking Filip smartwatch coming to AT&T

The smartwatch communicate via an app on the iPhone, as shown, or on an Android phone.<p>Tech-savvy parents looking for a powerful way to keep track of and communicate with their kids will be happy to hear that the Filip smartwatch, which also lets children phone parents and vice versa, is coming to …

Panda panic! Animal cam goes dark as federal government shuts down

Panda lovers, it's worse than you might've thought: The National Zoo's panda cam has gone dark.<p>"If the federal government shuts down on October 1, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo will be closed to the public. All programming and events will be canceled. All vehicle, pedestrian, and bicycle paths …

South Korean Man Killed Trying to Defect to the North

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>On Monday, South Korean soldiers shot a defector trying to sneak from one country to another, but …

Boston airport apologizes for holding fire drill on 9/11

Boston's Logan International Airport has apologized for holding an emergency training exercise Wednesday, the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks of 2001.<p>Four commercial jetliners were hijacked that day, including two that originated at Logan Airport. Those planes from Boston were both …

Donald Trump considers buying FBI headquarters

Flamboyant New York property developer and reality TV star Donald Trump is casting his eye on what some Washingtonians consider an architectural eyesore in the US capital - FBI headquarters.<p>He told The Washington Post in an interview posted online that he might take an opportunity to acquire the …

Toyota recalls 780,000 cars to fix suspension - again

Business News<p>Toyota announced Monday that it is recalling nearly 800,000 hybrid sedans and cross-overs to fix a suspension problem that persists even after being fixed after a recall last year.<p>The two vehicles covered by the latest service action are the 2010 Lexus HS250 hybrid and the 2006 through …

California orders evacuations as new wildfire races toward Bay Area town

A wildfire that ignited Sunday afternoon and grew to 800 acres within just a few hours was threatening the San Francisco bedroom community of Clayton, where state authorities ordered the evacuations of dozens of homes on Sunday night.<p>The Morgan Fire was first reported at 1:15 p.m. (4:15 p.m. ET), …

Football Fan Dies At Candlestick Park

An unidentified man fell to his death Sunday during the San Francisco 49ers' home opener at Candlestick Park.<p>He reportedly fell from the Jamestown walkway, which goes around the outside of the San Francisco area stadium.<p>Witnesses say the man appeared to be intoxicated.<p>According to The Associated …

John Kerry gives Syria week to hand over chemical weapons or face attack

The US secretary of state has said that President Bashar al-Assad has one week to hand over his entire stock of chemical weapons to avoid a military attack. But John Kerry added that he had no expectation that the Syrian leader would comply.<p>Kerry also said he had no doubt that Assad was responsible …

Prosecutor: Castro a coward in death as in life

The man who helped send Ariel Castro to prison for life blasted his cowardice Wednesday as new details emerged about the convicted rapist and kidnapper's apparent suicide.<p>Timothy J. McGinty, the Cuyahoga County prosecutor, said of Castro: "These degenerate molesters are cowards. They con and …

25 Places to Get Away From It All

Where is the perfect place to find seclusion? From Florida to Malaysia, here are your picks for the world's most inspiring destinations.

7 Incredible Grand Tours You Can Actually Afford

Sometimes a one-week vacation just isn't enough. From a safari journey around Africa to an extensive cross-country tour of the U.S., we've rounded up …

20 Places Every American Should See

Think you know America's essential sights? Compare your past trips with our picks for 20 domestic destinations every citizen should visit—from pop …

Bucket Lists

5 Road-Tested Tips From an RV Rookie

We sent an RV novice out on the open road with nothing but a few good friends and a self-contained hotel room on wheels. She logged plenty of bumpy …

12 Most Extreme Places in America

In a country known for extremes, it's more than merely impressive to stand out from the crowd. From the tiniest town imaginable to one of the hottest …

Free things to do in 10 great cities

Vacation expenses often add up much quicker than travelers imagine, thanks to airfares, baggage fees, the cost of gas, hotel rooms and eating out. But being on a restricted budget doesn't mean you can't enjoy what a city has to offer. Many highly appealing destinations have enticing no-cost …