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Opposition to Expanded Gun Background Checks Is Starting to Waver

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona appears to be reversing his opposition to the background check …

NRA-Giffords fight heats up

The Senate voted down a gun control measure last month, but the fight is just beginning.<p>The National Rifle Association and new pro-gun control groups headed by former Rep. Gabby Giffords and Michael Bloomberg are in an arms race since a background check bill narrowly failed in the Senate last month …

Cannes 2013: panic as shots fired during TV broadcast

Actors ran for cover at the Cannes film festival on Friday after a man fired shots from a starting pistol during a live TV broadcast.<p>Oscar winner …

Today In Responsible Gun Ownership

It had to be the shoes.<p>"The guy just stepped up to bowl," Jim Miller said. "I think he hit his leg on his back swing." Added fellow witness Mike Martin: "The ball hit him in the leg, which triggered the revolver." Police have not identified the victim, but witnesses said he limped back to his seat, …

Demand For Ammunition Is Up. Why Aren't Prices?

Sales of guns and ammunition rose after President Obama took office in 2008, and they went through the roof starting late last year, when a school shooting led to a push for new gun control measures. That's led to a prolonged ammunition shortage, even with manufacturers running at full capacity.<p>A …

A New 'Smart Rifle' Decides When To Shoot And Rarely Misses

A new rifle goes on sale on Wednesday, and it's not like any other. It uses lasers and computers to make shooters very accurate. A startup gun company in Texas developed the rifle, which is so effective that some in the shooting community say it should not be sold to the public.<p>It's called the …

Sandy Hook Elementary School To Be Torn Down And Rebuilt

"I think our message should be at that site that love can win over fear," said Steve Uhde, whose son is a Sandy Hook second-grader. Another Sandy Hook parent, Peter Barresi, said he was worried that if a new school were to be built at a different location: "We didn't just lose 20 children and six …

The N.R.A.’s Challenge to America

In case you missed the news—and I can’t really blame you for tuning it out—the National Rifle Association has gotten itself a new president. He’s a charming tub of a man by the name of Jim Porter, and Monday was officially his first day in his new job. But even before taking over at the N.R.A.’s …

'French Kiss' Officially Recognized In France, As 'Galoche' Enters French Dictionary

The French may be known for a certain style of kissing, but the term was never officially recognized in France -- until now.<p>With the release of the 2014 edition of the Le Petit Robert dictionary, "French kiss," meaning to kiss with tongues, has finally entered the French language.<p>When the prominent …

Guantánamo Bay hunger strike worsens in spite of Obama's promises

A long-running hunger strike by detainees at Guantánamo has worsened since Barack Obama promised action to close the controversial prison camp in a …

In Raw Milk Case, Activists See Food Freedom On Trial

What is the case against Wisconsin farmer Vernon Hershberger really about? It depends on whom you ask.<p>To hear the prosecution, it's about licensing, not raw milk: Hershberger, a dairy farmer hailing from the town of Loganville, is on trial this week for operating without three licenses. He's also …

Amphibians dying off at alarming rate

Amphibians have roamed the Earth for 350 million years, but many species face extinction, a trend seen in a new federal survey of wildlife habitats nationwide.<p>Federal wildlife scientists report Wednesday that frogs, salamanders and toads are dying off at alarming rates nationwide, with the declines …

Sistine Chapel 'has become haven for pickpockets'

Its frescoed walls and ceiling by Michelangelo make it one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, but the Sistine Chapel has also become a haven for pickpockets, guides have warned.<p>Thefts in the 15th century chapel and in the adjoining Vatican Museums have led some tour guides to …

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Americans are driving less, and have been for years

It’s been more than five years since US driving peaked in 2007, and today’s new data (pdf) from the US Department of Transportation shows the drop continues from last year, with 3.7 billion fewer miles travelled this March, compared with March 2012.<p>Driving, the quintessential US mode of transit, …

ADHD In Childhood May Feed Obesity In Adults

Men who were diagnosed with ADHD as children are more likely to be obese in adulthood, according to a new study.<p>The men who had ADHD weighed 19 pounds more at age 41 than otherwise similar men who hadn't had ADHD as boys, the researchers found.<p>"It makes sense, because they're self-medicating with …

Poor People Are Now More Likely to Live in Suburbs Than Cities

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A new study of population and income trends has found that the poverty which has long been …

Mount Everest Melting; Climate Change Likely To Blame, Say Researchers

For years, scientists have worried about the impact of climate change in the invaluable Himalayan region. Recent research seems to confirm worries that a warming world is melting one of Earth's most iconic, not to mention tallest, summits: Mount Everest.<p>The research was presented this week during a …

The Unsafe Sex: Should The World Invest More In Men's Health?

On average, men aren't as healthy as women.<p>Men don't live as long, and they're more likely to engage in risky behaviors, like smoking and drinking.<p>But in the past decade, global health funding has focused heavily on women.<p>Programs and policies for men have been "notably absent," says Sarah Hawkes …

China's Vice Premier Blames Chinese Tourists For Harming Nation's International Image

China’s Vice Premier Wang Yang has contended the country’s reputation overseas is being tarnished by the “uncivilized behavior” of some Chinese …

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford denies drug video allegations

<b>The Mayor of the Canadian city of Toronto, Rob Ford, has denied allegations that he has been caught on video smoking crack cocaine.</b><p>The Toronto Star said that two of its reporters were shown the video clip - reportedly filmed on a smartphone - by someone trying to sell it to the paper.<p>The newspaper …

The price India pays to produce male heirs

Thirty five million Indian females are missing today.<p>Some were killed in the womb, others as infants, while still others succumbed in their desperate bid to have a male child. As the pendulum continues to swing toward a lopsided gender ratio, women find themselves being tugged from both ends.<p>On the …

Kai 'The Hatchet Hitchhiker' Is Accused Of Murder

Caleb "Kai" McGillvary, who became an Internet sensation in February with his colorful account of how he bashed a man with a hatchet to stop an attack on a utility worker in California, has been arrested and charged with murdering a lawyer in New Jersey.<p>McGillvary, The Associated Press writes, is …

Chinese tourists can be 'uncivilised', says official

The dire manners and "uncivilised behaviour" of some Chinese tourists abroad are harming the country's image, said a top official who lamented their poor "quality and breeding", according to state-run media.<p>Wang Yang, one of China's four vice premiers, singled out for condemnation "talking loudly …

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World's tallest dam approved by Chinese environmental officials

Chinese environmental authorities have approved construction plans for what could become the world's tallest dam, while acknowledging that the …