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The 5 Most Interesting Stories You Missed This Week

Photo: REX USA/Cultura/Rex.<p>It's a big world out there, but we can't cover it all. Here are a few stories you might've missed this week while you were …

Cat Attacks Family, Sends 3 To Hospital

Don't let that cute necktie fool you: This kitty's got some serious claws.<p>Three members of a Roseville, Calif., family were taken to an area hospital Tuesday night after their pet cat -- named Khat -- became suddenly aggressive and attacked them.<p>"He's never been an aggressive cat. He's never been …

Your First Look at Amber Heard's Wedding Dress

The couple held a ceremony at Depp's private island last weekend.<p><b>Update, 2/17:</b> The first photos from Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's Bahamas wedding ceremony have surfaced. The bride wore a long white dress and flowing veil, while Depp donned a white tuxedo jacket. Heard's bridesmaids wore pale peach …

Best Hair Dryers: The Top 5 Tools For Your Next Blowout At Home

<i>This list was assembled with data provided by Rank & Style.</i><p>Let's be honest, blow drying your hair can be a huge pain in the ass. Hair dryers can either frizz up your hair even more, or blast air that feels like it's radiating off the sun. Yet, the key to getting the results you want with your …

Dangerous Bacteria May Live On The Lemon In Your Drink

Illustrated by Ammiel Mendoza.<p>You may want to think twice before plunking a lemon into your water or asking the bartender for a twist. <i>HuffPost</i> …

The Chinese village with the secret to long life

Tourists paying homage to Bama's centenarians are bringing in millions. But the Guangxi county's success may be its undoing<p>Her T-shirted charges trailing behind her, the young guide swept into Huang Puxin's home and flicked her tour flag towards the centenarian, who was waiting on the sofa beneath …

Pope's Approval Rating Soars: CNN Poll

The Holy See is about to get an early Christmas present this year.<p>A new CNN poll released Tuesday found that 88% of American Catholics view Pope Francis favorably. Additionally, nearly 75 percent of Americans in general think he's doing a good job.<p>It's been quite a year for the new pope. Named …

Beauty Ads Are Still Making The Same Promises They Did 50 Years Ago

Much has changed in the world of beauty in the past few decades. The quality of makeup and skincare products has gotten higher, and so have the expectations of beauty placed upon women. (Thanks, Photoshop.)<p>But one thing that never seems to change is the pursuit of perfection... and beauty …

Afghanistan: Kabul blast 'an accident' at arms depot

<b>A powerful explosion in the Afghan capital, Kabul, was an accident at an arms depot, Afghan officials say.</b><p>Kabul's police chief said a rocket had detonated by accident inside the Afghan National Directorate of Security and there were no casualties.<p>The interior ministry told the BBC it was not an act …

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Are tornadoes getting stronger?

A new study out of Florida State University offers conflicting data, but one researcher says it’s a safe bet<p>Sometimes scientists can’t help themselves from showing dramatic curves, even though they have so many caveats that no firm conclusions can be made from the data. James Elsner at Florida …

What Happened After Rosa Parks Got Off The Bus

It wasn't just a bus, or a seat, or a moment of exhaustion intersecting with a movement for change. In fact, by December 1, 1955 — 58 years ago today …

Kyra Kennedy, Daughter Of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Debuts At Debutantes Ball (PHOTOS)

If the name "Kennedy" harkens back to a bygone era of glamour, then the words "debutantes ball" will probably do the same.<p>And yet both are still going strong. Kyra Kennedy, daughter of Robert Kennedy Jr. and great-niece to the late President John F. Kennedy, made her formal debut at the Bal Des …

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Paris Secrets Only a Local Would Know

Global Yodel sent photographer Juan Jerez Del Valle out with a <i>DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Paris</i> to get his perspective on what it means to use a travel guide in his hometown.<p>He sent back an amazing series of photos (see slideshow below) and this locals guide interview.<p><b>Global Yodel: Place you …

U.S. Says WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Unlikely To Face Charges

More than three years after the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks roiled the United States with massive disclosures of diplomatic cables and other …

Princess Diana Wedding Dress Feud Rumbles In The Jungle!

There’s nothing like a bit of reality TV for enlivening a 32-year old feud, especially when its an argument about Princess Diana’s 1981 wedding dress.<p>…

14 Things You Didn't Know About JFK

Fifty years after his death, John F. Kennedy continues to captivate and intrigue the American psyche. While thousands of books have been written …

Alabama posthumously pardons three Scottsboro Boys

<b>The US state of Alabama has granted posthumous pardons to three black teenagers wrongly accused of raping two white girls on a train in 1931.</b><p>Treatment of the youths known as the Scottsboro Boys - nine in all - helped spark the US Civil Rights movement.<p>The boys were convicted by all-white …

31 Flawless Photos Of Jackie Kennedy

The first lady was a fashion icon.

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A Modern-Day Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

The Parkroyal Hotel on Pickering is a contemporary interpretation of Babylonian hanging gardens, via Southeast Asia.<p>Singapore prides itself on its green-minded policies. With a well-connected public transportation network, robust water collection and treatment infrastructure, and a promise to …

Duck Dynasty'-backed candidate wins Louisiana congressional election

Vance McAllister, a political newcomer with the backing of the popular "Duck Dynasty" TV family, was elected as Louisiana's newest member of Congress Saturday night.<p>According to the Louisiana Secretary of State's website, McAllister led establishment candidate Neil Riser 59.7 percent to 40.3 …

How JFK Fathered The Modern Presidential Campaign

When John F. Kennedy began his run for the White House more than 50 years ago, there was plenty of excitement and anticipation. He was energetic, handsome and from a famous Boston political family.<p>But his candidacy was far from a sure bet. At the time, few would have predicted the lasting impact …

With Honeyblood, the Glasgow Rock Scene Gets Some Girl Power

Photo: Courtesy of Laura Coulson<p>From Franz Ferdinand to Belle and Sebastian, Glasgow has long been a hotbed of emerging rock artists. Now the girl group Honeyblood joins their ranks with the hazy, wistful sound of their first song, "Bud."<p>Despite their full sound, Honeyblood is only a duo: Stina …

Glittering, romantic gown worn by Princess Diana to be auctioned

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Happy Birthday Lady Gaga! See the star's shocking style transformation

The Quirkiest Things We Learned About Models Backstage At The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Today, in the freezing New York City weather, the pink carpet rolled out for the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. The presence of troops in army fatigues, police dogs and just about every PR rep in the biz made it pretty clear that this is one serious event.<p>In attendance to walk the runway …

Highlights From The Disney Parks Employees Ask Reddit Thread

Ever wonder what it's like to work at the happiest place on Earth?<p>Like any job, being an employee at Disneyland or Disney World has its ups and downs. But working at a Disney park is not just any job -- you deal with sugar-high kids, feisty parents and all kinds of amusement park drama. Being a …