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The children of Japan's Fukushima battle an invisible enemy | Reuters

KORIYAMA, Japan (Reuters) - Some of the smallest children in Koriyama, a short drive from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, barely know what it’s like to play outside - fear of radiation has kept them indoors for much of their short lives.<p>A girl opens the door of a teacher's staff room at the …

Big biz takes on tea party, gently

Big Business swore this would be the year it would wrestle back the soul of the Republican Party from the grip of the tea party.<p>No more Todd Akins. No more government shutdowns. And no more third-party groups running roughshod over the Washington agenda.<p>But with primary season looming, the big …

Sheryl Sandberg Launches 'Ban Bossy' Campaign to Empower Girls to Lead

Can banning one school-yard word really change the world? Sheryl Sandberg says yes.<p>Sandberg -- the chief operating officer of Facebook and author of …

Mysterious underground caves discovered in Chile

A group of researchers in Chile discover 20 underground caves which could help unlock mysteries about how continents are formed<p><b>Chilean</b> and <b>French</b> scientists have discovered a network of underground caves on a remote island in Patagonia that could provide valuable clues as to how continents were …

Mexican Cartel Leader Nazario Moreno Gonzalez Long Declared Dead Was Actually Killed This Time | Fox News

Mexico's government confirmed late Sunday that the leader of the Knights Templar Cartel was killed in an early-morning shootout with troops despite being declared dead by authorities in 2010.<p>Tomas Zeron, head of the criminal investigation unit for the federal Attorney General's Office, said the …

Italian government up in arms over use of Michelangelo's 'David' in gun ad

An Illinois-based gunmaker has incurred the wrath of the Italian government after using Michelangelo's famous sculpture of the Biblical hero David in an advertisement for one of its rifles.<p>The advertisement for Armalite's AR-501A shows David holding the gun in lieu of his famous slingshot. The ad's …

Big freeze means changed landscape on Great Lakes

CORNUCOPIA, Wis. — On some days, Kevin Hunt stands at his Star North gas station in this eye-blink of a town on mighty Lake Superior, marveling at Mother Nature and his own dumb luck. Everywhere he looks: ice and people.<p>Months ago, many warned him not to invest in a place where fair-weather …

Powerful Earthquake Off California Coast Didn't Feel That Powerful

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A 6.9-magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific Ocean roughly 50 miles from Eureka, California, …

Prison Inmates Enrolling in Medicaid Spark Debate on Whether Those Enrollments Count

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The latest in Obamacare controversies: Inmates are eligible for expanded Medicaid, which means …

Snowden: NSA 'Set Fire' to Internet, Techies Are 'Firefighters'

Edward Snowden accused the NSA and its counterparts of "setting fire to the future of the Internet" during a videoconference discussion at South by Southwest in Texas on Monday, and he called on the tech community members in the audience to be "the firefighters."<p>Snowden spoke remotely from Russia, …

Surveillance

Videos Show Bin Laden Kin Warning of 'Storm' of Plane Attacks

NEW YORK — Jurors in the trial of alleged al Qaeda operative Suleiman Abu Ghaith on Monday watched videos of the defendant warning of a "storm" of airplane attacks a month after September 11, 2001.<p>Abu Ghaith, 48, is on trial in Manhattan federal court for conspiring to kill Americans, among other …

Terrorism

Spacecraft with American, 2 Russians lands safely after 166 days in space

A Soyuz capsule carrying a U.S.-Russian crew returning after spending nearly six months on the International Space Station landed safely on the steppes of Kazakhstan.<p>NASA said in a live TV broadcast that the capsule carrying American Mike Hopkins and Russians Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy …

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Hollywood severed head mystery solved with arrest, police say

The discovery two years ago of a man's decapitated head near the Hollywood sign began a murder mystery that police now believed is solved.<p>Gabriel Campos-Martinez, 38, was charged Monday in the death of 66-year-old Hervey Medellin, whose head and several other body parts were found by a woman …

Joe McGinniss, author of 'Fatal Vision,' dead at 71

Author Joe McGinniss, who chronicled the murder case of former Green Beret doctor Jeffrey MacDonald in the 1983 book "Fatal Vision," has died, his lawyer said Monday. He was 71.<p>McGinniss died Monday afternoon at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, said friend and attorney …

Exclusive: First Photo of Castaway Taken a Day After Washing Ashore

NBC News obtained exclusive photos of the Pacific castaway taken a day after he landed in the Marshall Islands in a 24-foot boat at the end of January.<p>Jose Salvador Alvarenga, 37, appeared emaciated and disheveled at the end of what he described as a year lost at sea. He first landed on the …

Marshall Islands

3 prominent Egyptian activists say they have been abused in prison

CAIRO – Three veteran activists of Egypt's 2011 revolution told a court Monday that they were suffering abuse at the hands of their jailers and that they were even beaten up by the prison guards bringing them to court.<p>The allegations by the well-known figures highlighted the worsening plight of …

Louisiana Inmate About to Go Free, After 30 Years on Death Row

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Glenn Ford has spent the past three decades on Louisiana's death row for the 1983 murder of jewelry …

Mussolini grand-daughter's husband in prostitution probe

A scandal over schoolgirls selling themselves for sex in Rome broadens to include the husband of Alessandra Mussolini, the grand-daughter of 'Il Duce'<p>The grand-daughter of Benito Mussolini, Italy’s fascist leader, has been unwittingly caught up in an underage prostitution scandal that has shocked …

Last Year Was Bleak for Women in Film

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>There's a reason Sandra Bullock felt so alone in <i>Gravity</i>: not only was her character stranded in …

Families: Cellphones of missing passengers still ring

Family members of a few passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 are pushing the airline to search for the GPS location of their loved ones' cellphones after saying they'd successfully placed calls to missing passengers' mobile phones.<p>But industry experts say ringing phones don't …

Michelle Bachelet sworn in as Chile's president

<b>Michelle Bachelet, 62, has been sworn in as the president of Chile, her second time in office.</b><p>The socialist leader was inaugurated in a ceremony in the city of Valparaiso after her election win in December over conservative rival Evelyn Matthei.<p>Outgoing conservative President Sebastian Pinera …

South America

Cancer Will Be Leading Cause Of Death In U.S. By 2030, Report Says

Cancer will be the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S. by 2030, according to a new report from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.<p>According to the most recent data from 2010, the current leading cause of death in the U.S. is heart disease, followed by cancer and chronic lower respiratory …

Say bye bye to parmesan, muenster and feta: Europe wants its cheese back

As part of trade talks, the EU wants to ban the use of European names like parmesan and gruyere on cheeses made in the US<p>Would parmesan by any other name be as tasty atop your pasta? A ripening trade battle might put that to the test.<p>As part of trade talks, the European Union wants to ban the use …

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Angry Young Men Are Making the World Less Stable

Gender imbalances can fuel conflicts and revolutions, according to some analysts.<p>More emerging-market turmoil is coming in 2015, according to a recent note from Bank of America/Merrill Lynch research. And one likely source of short-term instability in particular is largely underappreciated: a huge …

Caribbean states demand reparations from European powers for slave trade

Most of the Caribbean nations have adopted a single plan to solicit from former slaving nations an apology, more aid and damages for 300 years of slavery, which they say have hobbled their economies and public health<p>A coalition of Caribbean countries has unveiled its demands for reparations from …

The Gender Gap Extends To Job Quality, Not Just Pay, Says Study

By Megan Gannon, News Editor<p>Published: 03/08/2014 09:33 AM EST on LiveScience<p>It's not just equal pay that women need to fight for in the workplace.<p>Women in industrialized nations lag behind men in most aspects of job quality, according to a new study. Women tend to be more stressed, they don't see …