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Model from Target Photoshop Fail Makes Light of the Blunder on Ellen

The Target Photoshop blunder last month attracted a LOT of bad press for the company. Target was called out in a big way, they had to come out and …

Russian dairy plant closed after workers bathe in the milk

MOSCOW -- A Siberian dairy plant was temporarily closed Friday after its workers had been found bathing in milk, a Russian consumer oversight agency reported.<p>Trade House Cheeses, a dairy producer in Omsk, about 1,600 miles east of Moscow, was closed for 90 days by regional authorities for an urgent …

Touching Portraits of Couples Who've Been Together Over 50 Years

For all you cynics out there who don't believe in everlasting love, you must check out this series called <i>Love Ever After</i> by Lauren Fleishman. The New York-based photographer captures beautifully intimate moments between New York City couples that have been together over 50 years. She accompanies …

Relationships

Gas had been leaking at N.Y. blast site, NTSB soil tests show

NEW YORK--Soil tests done in the hours immediately following a building explosion in Manhattan showed high concentrations of natural gas, indicating that there had been a leak going on for some time before the fatal blast, investigators said Friday.<p>Eight people were killed in Wednesday's explosion …

Sister: Mother who drove with children into ocean thought there were 'demons'

She was trying to get help for her sister.<p>Help for a woman who was distraught and uneven, having driven to Florida to get away from her husband. Who had gone, at her sister's urging, to a hospital only to sign herself out earlier in the day. A woman who was "talking about Jesus and that there's …

Ancient Egyptian Soldier's Letter Deciphered After 1,800 Years

A newly deciphered letter home dating back around 1,800 years reveals the pleas of a young Egyptian soldier named Aurelius Polion who was serving, probably as a volunteer, in a Roman legion in Europe.<p>In the letter, written mainly in Greek, Polion tells his family that he is desperate to hear from …

Marine Who Was Severely Injured Protecting Friend To Receive Highest Military Honor: Sources

For risking his life and incurring severe injuries to protect his friend in Afghanistan, Marine Corps. veteran William Kyle Carpenter will receive the nation’s highest military recognition, the Medal of Honor, sources told the Marine Corps Times.<p>While standing guard on a rooftop in the Marjah …

Syrian children dying of hunger

Her almond-shaped brown eyes shine through her sunken face as a doctor lifts her sweater to reveal a tiny rib cage pushing against her skin.<p>Little more than a year old, Israa al Masri wastes away at the National Hospital in the besieged Damascus suburbs just a few miles from the medical supplies …

Death Toll in Venezuela Protests Rises to 13

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Protests in Venezuela continued on Monday as detractors of President Nicolas Maduro took to the …

Ugandan paper accused of witch-hunt as it publishes list of '200 top homosexuals'

Outing of some Ugandans follows signing of harsh anti-gay bill by President Yoweri Museveni<p>A national newspaper in Uganda on Tuesday published a list of more than 60 people it said were homosexuals, raising fears of a witch-hunt the day after the country’s president signed into law a draconian new …

Why Dads Matter

A third of American children are growing up in homes without their biological fathers.<p>MIDVALE, Utah — Jordan Ott was the third of his mother’s six children, born over the course of four marriages.<p>By age 8, he’d had two step-dads; his brothers and sisters had more or fewer based on birth order. Each …

New York don’t want no scrubs: State seeks ban on microbeads

Other states may not be far behind as the common cosmetic compound is clogging up countless lakes and rivers<p>New York legislators want to be the first in the country to address a teensy tiny problem: plastic microbeads found in cosmetic products. This week, the state’s attorney general and a state …

U.S. News | Latest National News, Videos & Photos

See the horrifying damage after deadly southern California mudslides<p>1st days of spring bring massive snowstorms to the East Coast<p>Spring nor'easter …

Uganda President To Sign Law That Jails Gays For Life

"He will ascend the bill. This bill is very popular both within the parliament and Ugandan society. The president is under strong domestic pressure to sign the bill," Ofwono Opondo said.<p>The Ugandan anti-gay bill cruised through parliament in December after its architects agreed to drop an extremely …

LGBTQI

Blaze kills pilgrims in Saudi Arabia's Medina

A fire at a hotel in Islam's holy city of Medina in Saudi Arabia has left 15 pilgrims dead and injured 130 others, according to the state-run news agency SPA.<p>Officials quoted by SPA did not identify the victims but said about 700 pilgrims had been staying at the hotel in the western city of Medina …

Danish zoo shoots giraffe and feeds carcass to carnivores

Marius is put down at the age of 18 months for being inbred - despite online petition and offer of home in Yorkshire<p>A perfectly healthy young giraffe was shot dead at Copenhagen zoo on Sunday despite an online petition to save it signed by thousands of animal lovers.<p>Marius, an 18-month-old giraffe, …

WATCH: Cat Peeking Over Bed Is Our New Favourite Cat Video

Oh, yes.<p>Those eyes! Those ears! The downright loveable silliness of it all!<p>Thank you, Russian cat. Our day - no, our week - has been made.<p><i>(Via Daily</i> …

December’s weather was so terrible, it kept a quarter million Americans home from work

December was a disappointing month for US hiring, and like any good malingerer, Americans can blame the weather.<p>The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 273,000 people couldn’t work during the month December due to cold, the most in the month since 1977 and the highest overall number since 2011. …

Weather

Half of US Congressional politicians are millionaires

<b>For the first time, half of the members of the US Congress are millionaires, according to a wealth analysis.</b><p>At least 268 of the 534 politicians in the Senate and House of Representatives had a net worth of $1m (£606,821) or more in 2012.<p>Democrats were slightly wealthier than Republicans, found the …

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Pakistani Teen Aitizaz Hasan To Be Awarded Highest Honour, After He Sacrificed Life To Tackle Suicide Bomber

Pakistan's prime minister has promised the highest civil award for bravery to a teenage boy who sacrificed his life to save his school from a suicide …

Adorable Series of Babies Sucking on Lemons for the Very First Time

Starting to make its way around the web is this incredibly adorable series called <i>Pucker</i> of babies sucking on lemons for the very first time. Photographer David Wile captured the babies' priceless expressions which will make you do everything from purse your own lips to laugh out loud. Wearing just …

Cute

Is a Suspended Death Sentence Enough for a Chinese ‘Gutter Oil’ Dealer?

“Gutter oil” is one of the most revolting substances in the culinary pantheon. It sprang from the ingenuity of Chinese entrepreneurs, who fished out …

95,000 People Without Power In The Northeast Due To Ice Storm

More than 95,000 utility customers woke up without power Sunday morning in New York, Vermont and Maine because of widespread ice accumulations.<p>In New York's St. Lawrence County, almost 2 inches of ice had accumulated early Sunday, coating tree limbs and power lines, county dispatch operations …

Weather

Second Lab Test Shows Brittany Murphy May Have Been Poisoned

A second lab test of the late actress Brittany Murphy's hair samples shows there were unusually high levels of heavy metals and toxins in her system, …