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Texas sheriff vows to find 'affluenza' fugitive Ethan Couch, who killed 4 while driving drunk

When Ethan Couch became a fugitive this month, the Texas sheriff calling for his arrest didn't bother to hide his disdain.<p>In 2013, when he was 16, Couch struck and killed four pedestrians near Forth Worth while driving drunk. Prosecutors wanted Couch to serve 20 years in prison.<p>Instead, Couch got …

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France just showed how a candidate like Donald Trump can be beat

Last Sunday, it looked like Marine Le Pen's National Front, a far-right party known for its anti-immigrant rhetoric and stance against the EU, might make an unprecedented leap to power.<p>In the first round of key regional elections, the party looked like it could take power in six of France's 13 …

European Parliament

This Is the Only Hoodie You’ll Ever Need Again

Hoodies have been getting a serious makeover in 2015. Apparently it’s time to bid “Adieu” to those basic American Apparel pieces we used to know, and instead welcome hoodies that are insanely high-tech. The hoodie revolution (ya, that’s right, we’re calling it a revolution) all started back in …

Ferguson police report: Most shocking parts

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said the city "must do better" to address racism after a stunning Department of Justice report revealed a range of abuses committed against African American residents by the city's police force.<p>"We must do better not only as a city but as a state and a country. …

Justice

7 things to do with your money when you get your first real job

With the second one, though, you have a prime opportunity to start setting yourself up for success.<p>"I think it's a big transition," says financial planner Michael Solari. "Especially coming from college, not making any money, to coming home with a paycheck. People's heads spin about what they …

Government Urges Lenovo Computer Owners to Remove Superfish Software

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Friday advised owners of Lenovo computers to remove a software program known as "Superfish," which it said the world's No. 1 PC maker started installing on some machines as early as 2010. Homeland Security said in an alert released through its National …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

Ex-Sheriff Invents a Bullet-Dampening Device

In science fiction, people can set their laser guns to "Stun." With a flick of a switch, Captain Kirk can opt to fire nonlethal rounds.<p>Real-life …

Star Trek

Women Creatively Dressed in Colored Milk Featured in 'Splash Heroes' Calendar

Like all years, there are many calendars available for 2015 with practically every theme you can imagine. However there is none that can in any way …

Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain

Lewis Carroll’s popular tales contain some hidden truths about the human brain that are still inspiring neuroscientists to this day. David Robson takes a leap down the rabbit hole.<p>Lewis Carroll was remarkably modest about his masterpiece. “The heroine spends an hour underground, and meets various …

Alice In Wonderland

The iPhone might become an even tougher challenge for smartphone thieves in the future

Advanced smartphone security features such as Apple’s Find My iPhone and Activation Lock iOS have helped significantly reduce smartphone theft …

Jeb Bush eases out of some businesses, such as firm helped by Obamacare

When Jeb Bush completed two terms as governor of Florida in 2007, he reported his net worth at $1.3 million, about $700,000 less than when he took office.<p>Today, nearly eight years later, he is a wealthier man. He has plunged into business and entrepreneurial ventures involving consulting, the paid …

How to Wax Your Car

Get in the habit of giving your car a regular wax or polish and you'll thank yourself later.<p>Regular car waxing will improve your vehicle's look and prolong the life span of its paint. Learning how to wax and buff your car properly can save you a bunch of money over time.<p><b>What You'll Need</b><p>You'll need …

iPhone alarm wakes you up with the smell of bacon

An iPhone accessory has been developed that can wake you up in the morning with the smell of bacon, rather than an audible alarm<p>Meat producer Oscar Mayer claims to have created an adapter which releases the scent of frying bacon as a morning alarm.<p>Bacon lovers set an alarm within the official app …

Interns at top tech companies make more than $5,000 per month

When it comes to pay, internships can be a struggle -- that is, of course, unless you work at one of the world's top tech companies.<p>Nineteen out of the top 25 highest-paying companies for internships come from the tech industry, according to a Friday report by Glassdoor, a jobs and careers website. …

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite …

What you need to know about the court decision that just struck down net neutrality

The principle behind the phrase “net neutrality” is that internet service providers of all kinds should treat data flowing over the open internet …

Why This Startup Chose The Midwest Over Silicon Valley

A new app on the market claims to helps shoppers shop and spend smarter. Wisely combines the social search functions of sites like Yelp and Foursquare with an easy personal finance tracker, all in one app.<p>Wisely founders Mike Vichich and Tyler Felous met at the global consulting firm Accenture, …

Five tips to get more out of your iPhone or iPad in the new year

Usually a New Year’s resolution happens when a person makes a promise to improve themselves. Despite our best intentions, studies have shown that as …

Scientists discover a naturally occurring hormone that blocks marijuana buzz

A group of scientists from the French Institute of Health and Medical Research may have discovered the buzzkill in hormone form. It's called Pregnenolone, and a new study suggests it may be released as a natural response to counteract the mental effects of marijuana. Researchers discovered the …

Carrier site helps Americans watch out for data-hungry mobile apps

American carriers warn you when you're using a lot of data, but they don't always tell you how to avoid that usage in the first place. Thankfully, they're taking a more proactive stance with the launch of their Know My App site. The CTIA-run page shows the typical data consumption of popular mobile …

Haunting Photographic Illustrations of the Brothers Grimm

Growing up with a big woodland behind his home, Kilian Schoenberger has always been interested in mysterious landscapes and their secret places. The German photographer has now utilized the moody landscape and old stories of his childhood homeland to create a series of photographic illustrations …

Eric Chen, 17-Year-Old Google Science Fair Winner, Introduces New Flu-Fighting Drug

The old vinegar and baking soda volcano trick might have cut it at your high school science fair, but at the Google Science Fair one teenager took on a lethal virus.<p>This year’s grand prize winner and winner in his age group was 17-year-old Eric Chen from San Diego, Calif., whose project introduced …

Nissan Unveils its In-Car Smartwatch

Smartwatches are the tech industry’s topic du jour after Samsung launched its Galaxy Gear watch, while even Qualcomm got in on the act when it unveiled Toq. If seeing Qualcomm — which makes chips for countless smartphone companies, but has little awareness among consumers — launch a watch was …