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Q&A on the history of attacks against Planned Parenthood

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A deadly shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood is the latest in a long history of violence at clinics that provide abortions and doctors who perform the procedure.<p>Police aren't saying what motivated Friday's shooting. The attack comes as the nonprofit endures criticism from …

Rocky Mountains

The Art Of The Brick: DC Comics superheroes and LEGO together at last

Superhero geeks and LEGO obsessives — your forces are set to combine.<p>Now you can check out both together in Art Of The Brick: DC Comics, a …

Comic Books

UK Is Shutting Down All Coal Plants By 2025

The soot shall not settle on the British Empire<p>Within a decade, coal will be a thing of the past ... at least in the United Kingdom. The planned change was announced by the government's Department of Energy and Climate Change last week.<p>Amber Rudd, the UK's Secretary of Energy and Climate Change, …

U.S. clears genetically modified salmon for human consumption

CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. health regulators on Thursday cleared the way for a type of genetically engineered Atlantic salmon to be farmed for human consumption - the first such approval for an animal whose DNA has been scientifically modified.<p>Five years ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration …

Agriculture

Paris attacks: Eagles of Death Metal band mates suffered no fatalities

Insider reports suggest that Eagles of Death Metal bandmates have survived the Bataclan terrorist attack, which killed more than 100 people<p><b>Update:</b> The members of band Eagles of Death Metal survived the terrorist attack on the Bataclan theatre where they were due to perform on Friday night, and …

Eagles of Death Metal

Trickle-Down Stories: How The Shutdown Feels Across America

Most Americans say they aren't directly affected by the shutdown. But some pockets of society, beyond furloughed federal workers and their families, are being severely hit.<p>We used NPR's social media network to ask about the impact and were deluged by messages from people who are worried and scared, …

Some States Allowed To Reopen National Parks — And Foot The Bill

"This is a godsend!" exclaimed Utah Gov. Gary Herbert late Thursday night, as he signed an agreement with the Department of the Interior to use state funds to reopen eight national park areas in his state for at least 10 days.<p>The Republican governor wasted no time in wiring $1.67 million to …

A Nest In The West

Every second of travel comes down to a decision—to stop and get out of the car, or to carry on, foot pressed hard on the pedal, to the destination we first had in mind.<p>I was doing fifty when I saw the small cabin at the edge of the road, prim and square, with windows like eyes that watched the …

Family

Ryanair's New Sensitivity Training, According to Irish Comedians

It’s often difficult to parody a person or an organization that already does a good job itself, but the cast of “The Mario Rosenstock Show” on the …

The Next Reality TV Prize: A Trip To Space

The series, Space Race, is being developed for NBC.<p>Now that Bill Nye has been unfairly removed from the travesty of a television program <i>Dancing With the Stars</i>, there is a strange, science-y, reality TV show-shaped hole in my heart. But perhaps billionaire party-dude archetype Sir Richard Branson …

Police involved in Capitol car chase and shooting unpaid due to partial shutdown

The Capitol Hill police officers involved in Thursday's car chase and shooting outside the Capitol are not earning a paycheck or hazard pay due to the government’s partial suspension of services.<p>While U.S.Capitol Police are considered part of “essential” services, they have not been paid for their …

The Government Shutdown Summed Up In One GIF

Thanks for the honesty, congressman!<p>Presiding congressman George Holding of North Carolina was caught by the House camera taking a snooze while his distinguished colleague Louie Gohmert of Texas spoke about "doing what's right for the country."

Rake N' Tamp Makes Raking Leaves Slightly Less Aggravating

Raking the leaves is one of the most annoying tasks of the fall. Mostly because it’s back-breaking labor, raking leaves, and then you have to bend …

Split Are The World's Only Earbuds With No Annoying Strings

Earbuds are cool and all but the strings can sometimes get in the way of what you’re doing. If you’re exercising, those strings can get in your way …

The A.I. Smartwatch Wants To Take Over Your Social Life (video)

Why carry all these different devices that link you to your social life when you can simply use one! That’s what the Indiegogo campaign for the A.I. …

What The Rest Of The World Thinks About The U.S. Shutdown

From Chinese bloggers to European central bankers, the world is watching the U.S. government shutdown with a mixture of bewilderment and growing nervousness that any debt default could hit struggling economies.<p>The effects of the dramatic spending freeze have rippled around the globe, paralysing a …

Week In The News: Shutdown Showdown, U.N. Speeches And Obamacare

Locked horns and a shutdown. Health care rollout. Netanyahu at the U.N. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.<p>Rosa Guerra, 52, right, …