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5 killed as limo bursts into flames on Calif. bridge

Police are trying to determine the cause of the deadly blaze, which was not the result of a crash.<p>A bride-to-be was among five women killed when a limousine burst into flames while traveling to her bachelorette party on a major bridge in the San Francisco area.<p>The five killed were pronounced dead …

'Iron Man 3' Breaks Box-Office Records With $175.3 Million Opening Weekend

Tony Stark's big return to theaters brought in a massive $175.3 million in its debut.<p>Box office estimates had the third film in the franchise earning anywhere from $135-$170 million.<p>Though it didn't duplicate the success of last year's "The Avengers" which brought in an astounding record-breaking …

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Study: Many suicidal kids have access to guns at home

Nearly 20% of children and young people at risk for suicide say there's a gun in their home, new research shows. And among these youth, 15% know how to get their hands on both the gun and bullets.<p>Nearly 20% of children and young people at risk for suicide say there's a gun in their home, new …

Parents' Saliva On Pacifiers Could Ward Off Baby's Allergies

That word "microbiome" — describing the collection of bacteria that live in and on our bodies — keeps popping up. This time, researchers say that children whose parents clean their pacifiers by sucking them might be less likely to develop allergic conditions because of how their parents' saliva …

Plane crashes into hangar at Madrid air show

An historic jet plane crashed into a hangar and exploded in a fireball at an airshow southwest of Madrid on Sunday, severely injuring its pilot who later died in hospital, officials said.<p>A spokesman for <b>Spain</b>'s Defense Ministry said the pilot, Ladislao Tejedor Romero, 35, an experienced jet pilot …

New York 'Cookie Monster' accused of shoving boy, 2, rejects plea deal

A man who dresses up as Cookie Monster in Times Square turned down a plea deal in a New York City case accusing him of shoving a two-year-old after …

Women Mistaken for Chris Dorner (and Shot at by LAPD) Will Get $4.2 Million

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Margie Carranza, 47, and her 71-year-old mother, Emma Hernandez, had more than 100 rounds of bullets …

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OxyContin a gateway to heroin for upper-income addicts

Powerful prescription painkillers have become pricier and harder to use. So addicts across the USA are turning to this more volatile drug. The new twist: Heroin is no longer just an inner-city plague.<p>Heroin in Charlotte has become so easy to get that dealers deliver to the suburbs and run specials …

A newborn's placenta may reveal autism risk

Yale researchers show that analysis of placentas can reveal whether a newborn is at high risk of autism.<p>Doctors may be able to diagnose a child's risk of autism at birth, which would allow treatment of the burgeoning disorder to begin in the child's earliest days, a new study finds.<p>Solely by …

Six Years After Shooting, Virginia Tech Remembers

With so much attention given to the violent bombings in Boston, Virginia Tech is remembering a terrible tragedy of its own today. It's been six years since shooter Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 people and injured 17 on the Virginia Tech campus, and then shot himself to death. Today, his victims are being …

3 in sexual assault case, suicide appear in court

SAN JOSE, California (AP) — Three teens facing charges in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old Northern California girl who committed suicide after the attack appeared in court for the first time Tuesday.<p>The proceedings were not public, and lawyers involved in the case declined to comment.<p>The three …

Mexico Is Getting Better, and Fewer Mexicans Want to Leave

Why amnesty is not likely to cause a flood of immigrants.<p>Shortly after the new bipartisan immigration bill was released this week, one opponent, Republican Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, said it contained "a fatal flaw:" the provision for a 10-year process through which some illegal immigrants could …

China Thinks Its Bird Flu Might Be Spreading from Human to Human

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Since the first cases of the deadly H7N9 bird flu strain appeared in Shanghai earlier this month, …

4 Cool Things You Didn't Know About Facebook Home That Will Make You Actually Want To Use It

Facebook Home has so far gotten a lukewarm response from the media. Who, after all, wants their entire phone dedicated to Facebook all the time? And who wants to have to click through Facebook's interface before getting to the other apps you use, such as Twitter or the web browser?<p>But Mosseri's …

Twitter and Facebook 'addicts' suffer withdrawal symptoms

Facebook and Twitter users suffered withdrawal symptoms when forced to go cold turkey as part of a scientific study into the addictiveness of social media, academics have found.<p>In a study by researchers at the University of Winchester, ten self-confessed Facebook “addicts” and ten prolific tweeters …

Man who drove lawn mower drunk could get jail time

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — A Navy veteran is scheduled to be sentenced May 15 for driving his lawn tractor drunk here last month.<p>Bloomfield Township Police stopped Roy Walton, 47, at 9:49 p.m. March 22 in the parking lot of a drugstore along a busy road.<p>On Wednesday, he pleaded guilty to drunken …

Levels of lead in rice could pose risk to children, says US

Rice imported from China and other countries contains high levels of lead that could pose a health risk to children, researchers in the United States have claimed.<p>US experts detected concentrations of lead ranging from six to 12 milligrams per kilogram in rice from several sources.<p>Infants and …

Boy, 4, shoots and kills playmate, 6

A four-year-old boy in New Jersey has shot dead a playmate aged six with a .22-calibre rifle in what police have said was an accident.<p>Ocean County …

Couple who allegedly abducted children return from Cuba

A couple accused of abducting their two young sons from their grandmother in Florida sailed with them to Cuba before being flown back to the U.S. early Wednesday.<p>Cuban authorities confirmed that Joshua Hakken, 35, and Sharyn Hakken, 34, arrived in the island nation in their sailboat the Salty Paw …

Students Stopped The Stabbing Suspect At Texas College

"My first thought was I need to go catch him."<p>Ryan Ballard, a student at Lone Star College in Cypress, Texas, tells the <i>Houston Chronicle</i> about the chaotic scene at the school Tuesday when as many as 14 people were injured, at least two critically, by an attacker who used a sharp blade to stab …

Netherlands officials order meat recall

Up to 50,000 tonnes of meat whose source is unclear while being sold as beef across Europe, may contain horse meat.<p>Dutch authorities have recalled 50,000 tonnes of meat sold as beef across Europe because its exact source cannot be established and it may contain horse meat.<p>The announcement on …

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Is There a Secret Nutella Black Market?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>For some (tasty) reason, thieves in the German town of Bad Hersfeld spirited away some 5.5 tons of …