Sheli Stratton

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The 5-Minute Warmup That Makes You Run Faster

Do this quick routine before any race so your body is at its peak to perform<p>Before any local road race, you're bound to see hundreds of runners milling around, lightly stretching out their calves, hamstrings, and quads. But traditional "static stretching"—tugging on a muscle with constant tension …

Kansas shooting suspect had no record of violence

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Never one to keep his hatred to himself, Frazier Glenn Cross for decades sought out any soapbox to espouse his …

Malaysia Airlines MH370: submarine to be deployed as oil slick spotted

Authorities searching for MH370 declare “it’s time to go underwater” and deploy a submarine as the black box pinger goes silent<p>An unmanned submarine has been deployed to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane after authorities concluded that a black box beacon was no longer emitting signals.<p>…

12 shootings on roads around Kansas City 'positively linked', police say

At least 12 highway and roadway shootings that have wounded three people in the past month near Kansas City, Mo., are "positively" connected, a spree of violence that has stirred anxiety in the region and scared some motorists into taking new routes, police said.<p>Bullets have hit two travelers in …

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The Brutality of the Albuquerque Police Department

A federal review has found that officers routinely used unnecessary force against citizens.<p>Civil libertarians believe that police officers ought to be subject to intense oversight, but are often overruled by police chiefs, elected officials, and police unions, as well as members of the public who …

Strong storms advance on South, Midwest

Powerful storms that damaged homes and businesses in Texas and the central United States moved east Friday, threatening a wide swath from the Gulf Coast north to the upper Ohio Valley, the National Weather Service reported.<p>In Memphis, Tennessee, early-morning storms knocked out power to 3,495 …

Fort Hood: Four Dead, 16 Hurt and a Female Cop Who Ended It All

A "heroic" female cop ended Wednesday’s Fort Hood shooting rampage by confronting an Iraq war vet who had killed three colleagues and wounded 16 others.<p>The military police officer was only 20 feet from the gunman – who was named by officials as Ivan A. Lopez, a 34-year-old who was being treated for …

Washington mudslide death toll climbs, yet hope remains

Pastor Gary Ray stood before his congregation Sunday, prepared for people to shake their fists at God. Such reactions in the only church in Oso, Washington, would have been entirely appropriate.<p>After all, it was in this rural community -- between Arlington and Darrington, along State Route 530 -- …

How an American Aid Worker Survived Deadly Taliban Attack in Kabul

Kabul, Afghanistan — “Once I heard Taliban enter the house, I realized I needed to go into hiding,” Scott Arche said as he recalled Friday’s insurgent attack on a charity’s guesthouse in Kabul.<p>And so he spent four hours in a closet hiding from Taliban attackers until a member of an Afghan …

Nepal

April 13, 2012. A child looks on as she observes the Bisket festival at the ancient city of Bhaktapur near Kathmandu.

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Riots on Arizona campus after March Madness defeat

The sports news should have been about Wisconsin defeating Arizona 64-63, with the aid of a controversial offensive foul call, in an overtime thriller to advance to the Final Four in the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship. Instead the story has become about the on-campus violence at the …

Flight MH370: Chinese and Australian ships draw blank

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1064000/1064786_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524712873_8fd486fb573d20397c6024d4fd2f627c<p><b>A Chinese and an Australian ship have failed to identify remains from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight after their first day in a new search …

Hee haw: 'laughing animals' - in pictures

Look it can't ALL be about the NSA and teacher strikes ... Here are some important animal pictures to add to the mix

St. Petersburg From Above

Recently, photographer Amos Chapple spent some time in Saint Petersburg, Russia's second-largest city. He used a small drone to lift his camera high above the cathedrals and fortresses, capturing some amazing aerial photos. Chapple: "There's a legend in Russia that Saint Petersburg was constructed …

The Jaw-Dropping Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead

You might not come out on top if you weigh the pros and cons of storm chasing, but there are definitely pros beyond feeling like a bada** and a deep …

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Warning to those with vertigo: The Singapore hotel’s nearly 500-foot-long outdoor infinity-edged pool will leave you dizzy. One of the world’s largest infinity pools, the 57th-floor Sands SkyPark sits on top of Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Marina Bay Sands’ futuristic three towers. The …

'Mischievous Pets' photography competition - Telegraph

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 …

Suspect in mom-son slayings surrenders after 1 day on FBI's Top 10 list

A man suspected of killing a young New York mother and her toddler in 2010 was arrested in Nicaragua one day after making the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list. On Friday, authorities said, he was returned to the United States.<p>Juan Elias Garcia, whom the FBI calls an "enthusiastic murderer," had a …

In U.S., Mudslides Common, But Usually Few Deaths

Washington state, with its many steep slopes, streams and rivers and some of the heaviest annual rainfall in the country, is a mudslide waiting to happen. Add in soil erosion from logging, as was reportedly the case near the community of Oso before last week's tragedy, and the probability of such …

Boston Marathon Bombing Defense Strategy: Older Brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev Could Not Be ‘Disobeyed’

New motions filed by the defense team for suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev reveal how the attorneys may plan, at least in part, to …

LAX shooting hearing focuses on increasing armed patrols

The debate over the presence of armed police officers at airport passenger screening areas continued Friday as lawmakers met at Los Angeles International Airport to take a fresh look at November's deadly shooting and the steps airport and federal officials have taken in its wake.<p>Members of the …

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Washington community grieves growing toll in U.S. mudslide

DARRINGTON, Washington (Reuters) - The grim task of combing through debris from a landslide that sent a wall of mud cascading over dozens of homes on the outskirts of a rural Washington town came to a standstill briefly on Saturday for a moment of silence.<p>The somber moment at 10:37 a.m. (1737 GMT) …

Chinese ships search new area for Malaysian plane

SYDNEY/PERTH (Reuters) - Chinese ships trawled a new area in the Indian Ocean for a missing Malaysian passenger jet on Saturday, as the search for Flight MH370 entered its fourth week amid a series of false dawns over sightings of debris.<p>Australian authorities coordinating the operation moved the …