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'Monster' leashed: Smirking child molester jailed for 145 years

A Wisconsin man who smirked while being admonished by a judge for recording himself sexually assaulting six young children was sentenced to the maximum 145 years in prison.<p>Alexander R. Richter, 30, of Racine, had just apologized for molesting a 2-year-old girl and five other young children. He also …

'Layaway Santa' rings up $21k for strangers

He was just going to pick up bicycles for a charity event. Instead, this real-life Santa turned his stop at a central Florida Wal-Mart into an early Christmas delivery for 76 strangers.<p>Greg Parady, 40, was at The Villages Wal-Mart last Saturday to pick up the bikes for a Toys-for-Tots drive held by …

A Nasty Fever Called Chikungunya Hits Close To Home

Well, look what showed up on our doorstep.<p>The Western Hemisphere has an unwelcome visitor: a painful tropical illness called chikungunya fever.<p>And it doesn't look like the hard-to-say illness is leaving anytime soon. (You can hear how to pronounce it here.)<p>After being a problem in Africa and …

10 Things You Need to Stop Wearing Immediately

<i>Maggie Cassidy is a blogger for "Unwritten" and is a sophomore pursuing an English degree at the University of Maryland, College Park.</i><p>Out with the trashy and in with the classy. Since autumn is actually here, and winter will soon be approaching, it's time to rid your wardrobe of things that have …

Vin Diesel Honors Paul Walker: 'I Will Always Love You'

Vin Diesel on Monday joined the throngs mourning Paul Walker at the site where he died, calling his <i>Fast and the Furious</i> costar an “angel” and a …

The AIDS Granny In Exile

In the '90s, a gynecologist named Gao Yaojie exposed the horrifying cause of an AIDS epidemic in rural China — and the ensuing cover-up — and became an enemy of the state. Now 85, she lives in New York without her family, without her friends, and without regrets.<p>The enormous brick fortress in West …

Tutorial: No-sew one shoulder t-shirt refashion

Anne from WobiSobi shows how you can refashion a plain t-shirt into a one shouldered tie top tee, quick and easy. The shirt is split and tied into …

Samsung Galaxy S5 'to launch in early 2014'

Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy S5 could be launched as early as February.<p>Samsung is reportedly planning to release the successor to its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone in early 2014, amid speculation that the device could come in two versions – one metal and one plastic.<p>According to Korean news website</i> …

Daniel Radcliffe: 'There's no master plan to distance myself from Harry Potter'

Daniel Radcliffe says he has just been called a national treasure, and it has left him discombobulated. He has a point: most people his age have barely started out. But here he is, at 24, more than half his life spent in the business, 16 movies behind him, eight of them Harry Potter blockbusters. …

Why Americans and Europeans may soon start dying of infections like it’s 1905 again

Antibiotics aren’t doing what they’re supposed to do anymore. You know, kill infections. Since Alexander Fleming invented penicillin 75 years ago, nearly all bacteria have mutated into strains impervious to antibiotics. Those souped up bacteria now kill hundreds of thousands of people, at a …

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Severely Burned Marine Finds Strength In Nascent Marriage

In June 2008, Marine Cpl. Anthony Villarreal was driving back from a mission in Afghanistan when his truck was hit by a roadside bomb. He was 22 at the time and recently married to Jessica, who was just 21.<p>Villarreal suffered third-degree burns over most of his face and body and was very severely …

Mystery of King Tut's Death Solved? Maybe Not

King Tut's chariot crashed and later his mummy burned, says an upcoming TV show.<p><b>King Tutankhamun was just a teenager when he died. For an ancient Egyptian pharaoh, presumably well fed and fiercely protected, this was a premature demise.</b><p>It was also momentous, for his death meant the beginning of the …

Super Typhoon Haiyan death toll more than 100

Haiyan packed wind gusts up to 235 mph and is among the most powerful storms ever recorded. It will hit Vietnam on Sunday.<p>Super Typhoon Haiyan, among the most powerful storms ever recorded, crashed across the central islands of the Philippines Friday, killing more than 100 people and forcing nearly …

How Tall Is The Washington Monument? Surveyors Take To The Top

The National Geodetic Survey doesn't often get the opportunity to take detailed measurements of the massive stone obelisk that sits in the middle of Washington, D.C.<p>But a 2011 earthquake in nearby Mineral, Va., damaged the Washington Monument enough that to repair it, the tower had to be wrapped in …

World Trade Center tower debated as nation's tallest building

Rising from the ashes of 9/11, the new World Trade Center tower has punched above the New York skyline to reach its powerfully symbolic height of 1,776 feet and become the tallest building in the country. Or has it?<p>A committee of architects recognized as the arbiters on world building heights is …

Obamacare mocked at Country Music Association awards

At the Country Music Association awards in Nashville, effectively the Grammys for country music, superstar hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood performed a song skit mocking Obamacare, the Democrats' public health initiative that has proved hugely unpopular amongst conservatives.<p>Paisley, …

Japanese politician causes uproar by giving letter on Fukushima to emperor

A novice Japanese lawmaker who wanted to draw attention to the Fukushima nuclear crisis has caused an uproar by doing something taboo: handing a letter to the emperor.<p>It began at an annual autumn Imperial Palace garden party last week. As Emperor Akihito and his wife, Michiko, greeted a line of …

Boy is His Own Grandfather?

A little boy referred to in case studies as “Sam,” showed convincing evidence that he is the reincarnation of his grandfather. Sam was 18 months old …

Obesity linked to early puberty in girls, study finds

There’s yet another reason to worry about the obesity epidemic among America’s kids: Extra weight may be sending U.S. girls into puberty earlier than ever.<p>Researchers have found that girls with higher body mass index, a ratio of height and weight, may start developing breasts more than a year …

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Mother And Daughter Play A Remarkable Game Of Dress-Up

Photographer Jaime Moore re-created portraits of famous women in history starring her 5-year-old daughter, Emma.<p>Emma Moore turned 5 this year. To mark the occasion, Jaime Moore, her mother and a professional photographer, snapped portraits of her in dress-up clothes.<p>But she wasn't dressed like a …

Term pregnancy now defined as at least 39 weeks

WASHINGTON -- Mom-to-be closing in on her due date? The nation's obstetricians are getting more precise about exactly how close makes for a full-term pregnancy.<p>On average, a pregnancy lasts 40 weeks, counting from the first day of the woman's last menstrual period. That's how a due date is …

Speaking on Australia's Fitzy & Wippa show, Sam Worthington suggests James Cameron's first sequel will start its shoot in a year<p>The long-awaited sequels to James Cameron's blockbuster Avatar will begin shooting in October 2014, according to new comments by star Sam Worthington.<p>The Australian actor, …

Family Driven From Maryville, MO Home After Daughter's Rape by Student Athlete

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>Update 10/5/2013</b>: The Coleman family spoke to CNN on Monday night. Here's the latest on the</b> …

With Charlie Hunnam Out, Who Will Play Christian Grey in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey?’

With Charlie Hunnam exiting, who should be cast as Christian Grey in the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ movie?<p>It ain’t easy being kinky.<p>The official reason …

'Just flooding us': Tenn. spike in drug-dependent newborns is warning to nation

On an average day, neonatal nurse practitioner Carla Saunders faces two dozen babies born hooked on drugs, infants so sick with the pain of withdrawal that they cry nonstop, claw their faces and writhe in agony at the sound of a voice or the touch of hand. But that’s just the average.<p>“Today, it may …

6 Things Women Should Stop Saying When They Get Dressed

As women, we often maintain a love-hate relationship with clothes. We all love outfits that make us feel gorgeous... but so often, we think our clothes do the opposite. From thinking we look fat to assuming we can't wear a certain shape or color, we drag our insecurities into our closets and …