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The American Dream — Under Threat

It’s a tough time to be a kid in Amer­ica. Or a par­ent.<p>In the latest All­state/<i>Na­tion­al Journ­al</i> Heart­land Mon­it­or Poll, an over­whelm­ing …

Demographics

For World's Oddest-Looking Antelope, Signs of a Comeback

Thanks to conservation, the saiga antelope returns to Kazakhstan's steppes.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.</i><p>With its tubular, bulbous nose, it may look like a character from a Dr. Seuss book or the bar scene in <i>Star Wars</i>.<p>But don't be fooled by its droll appearance: …

Pope's blunt words break new ground - again

Unorthodox pope makes news with his most comprehensive interview since he was elected in March.<p>ROME - His first order of business as pope was to pay his hotel bill and move into a Vatican guest house instead of the sprawling papal apartments.<p>Then Pope Francis, who has made helping the poor a …

Abducted Georgia Teen Was Hiding in Closet With Dog When Taken

Ayvani Hope Perez was hiding in a closet with her family, clutching her dog in her arms, when she was allegedly taken away by two armed men, …

Associated Press News

Need 70 days off your feet? NASA pays volunteers $18K to lie in bed

Bed rest study aims to simulate possible bone and muscle atrophy astronauts might experience during long space missions. Hopefully NASA will provide participants with lots of DVDs.<p>If you just can't get out of bed, NASA might have a mission for you.<p>A NASA study is recruiting volunteers to to lie in …

Space Exploration

Italy's human trafficking problem worsening - UN

<b>A UN expert on human trafficking has called on Italy to do more to confront the problem.</b><p>After an extensive study of the issue in Italy, UN Special Rapporteur Joy Ezeilo said she had concluded that the situation was worsening.<p>She cited cases in which victims had been forced into the sex trade or …

Coastlines

Colorado town unlivable for months after flooding, residents are told

Severe damage from the deadly floods that swept Colorado could keep residents of one town out of their homes for up to six months, officials said.<p>E. coli bacteria contaminated the drinking water system for Lyons, and the wastewater system suffered at least $1 million in damage, town administrator …

Here Are All The Countries Where Children Are Sentenced To Die In Prison

There are about 2,500 youth offenders serving life sentences without the possibility of parole in prisons worldwide. We've come up with a map showing all of the countries where they are incarcerated.<p>That's right: The United States is the only country in the world that condemns people to spend their …

Fights erupt at Apple iPhone launch in California

At least two arrests were made in Pasadena when a ploy to get homeless people to queue up for the new iPhones went spectacularly wrong.<p>An overnight campout for the new iPhone became chaotic when two men were arrested for fighting outside an Apple Store in California, and a man's plan to hire …

California

Man stabbed and robbed of Grand Theft Auto 5 game

Three teenagers have been charged over the stabbing and robbery of a man who had bought the video game Grand Theft Auto 5 only 80 minutes earlier.<p>The 23-year-old man was attacked as he made his way home from a midnight launch event in London in the early hours of Tuesday with the game, which …

B.C. doctors given Health Canada approval to prescribe heroin

After years of petitioning by health officials in British Columbia, Health Canada has authorized some B.C. doctors to prescribe heroin for select patients who have failed to respond to conventional opioid addiction treatments. But within moments of the authorization, Federal Health Minister Rona …

Drake Was Immensely Adorable And Awkward On "Ellen"

They played a lil' game called, "Who Has Drake Dated?" You can guess how delightfully awkward that was.<p>"In any regard," he added. "Which is an ironic thing to say in that situation."<p>Wait, what does that mean?!?! Drake, are you and RiRi having a "do-over" in your relationship?!?!<p>Drake: "What's going …

Cute

Say Hello to Sir Stuffington, Your New Favorite Cat Pirate

Sir Stuffington is a cat pirate. As legend has it, he sailed the high seas in search of buried catnip treasure, conquered doggy islands, and raided …

Oregon

'Sexual jihad': Tunisian women go to Syria to 'relieve' holy warriors, return pregnant

Tunisian women have traveled to Syria to wage 'sexual jihad', performing intercourse with dozens of Islamist fighters and returning home pregnant, …

Italian lawmakers stage massive kiss-in for gay rights

Dozens of lawmakers locked lips in support of a measure to prevent anti-LGBTQ discrimination<p>Dozens of Italian lawmakers this week staged a massive "kiss-in" in support of a measure to prevent anti-LGBTQ discrimination, and called for even stronger laws to protect LGBTQ rights. (Why don't cool …

Choice, for women, is not about biology. It's about basic equality

One of the most frustrating things about being "pro-choice" is the assumption that the only choice we care about has to do with our bodies. Really, the choices we're talking about have to do with preserving, or expanding, <i>all</i> of the choices available to women. The choices we make about our bodies, …