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In Three Minutes, We Can Teach You How to Create Your Very Own Flipboard Magazine

MagMaker / November 7, 2013<p>If you’re just getting started with Flipboard magazines — or just thinking about getting ready to maybe possibly create …

The 7 Most Worthless Things at Your Garage Sale

When it comes to garage sales, one person's trash is...still another person's trash.<p>Garage sales are a popular way to clean the house of unwanted …

Surprise! Hello Kitty Is Not a Cat

Hello Kitty! You have seen her on your eight-year-old cousin’s backpack and your college roommate’s tote bag (“I . . . uh, got this when I was younger!”), on a dress worn by Lady Gaga and the track list of Avril Lavigne’s most recent album. Hello Kitty has become something of a behemoth, reportedly …

Suspects in Craigslist killing plead guilty

Two people accused of killing a man they met through Craigslist pleaded guilty in Pennsylvania.<p>They entered their pleas early Tuesday, according to Trisha Cotner, administrative assistant for the district attorney of Northumberland County District Attorney's Office.<p>Miranda Barbour, 19, and her …

Arizona gun range reviewing policies after nine-year-old kills instructor

Arizona Last Stop gun range, where visitors can shoot machine guns, considering changes including raising age limit<p>The manager of an Arizona shooting range where a nine-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed her instructor with an Uzi said he has trained children as young as five on the use of …

California Senate approves gun bill in response to Isla Vista attacks

With support from families who lost loved ones in the Isla Vista massacre in May, the state Senate on Wednesday approved legislation aimed at taking guns away from people seen as a danger to themselves or others.<p>The bill, which goes back to the Assembly for a vote on amendments, would allow law …

At Last, Scientists Unravel Mystery of Death Valley’s Moving Rocks

The first witnesses to an enduring natural mystery are an engineer, a biologist and a planetary scientist who met thanks to a remote weather station.<p>This odd group has captured the first video footage of Death Valley's sailing stones creeping across Racetrack Playa. For a century, these eerie rocks …

Earth Science

Police: Man kills wife at hospital, son also dead

STRATFORD, N.J. (AP) — A man shot and killed his hospitalized wife on Wednesday and then tried to kill himself, prompting investigators to search their home, where their son was found fatally shot, authorities said.<p>The Camden County prosecutor's office was investigating whether the same handgun was …

Huge waves challenge Southern California surfers, lifeguards

Pounding surf off Newport Beach had already prompted several rescues Wednesday morning as onlookers gathered to watch surfers and bodyboarders take advantage of the huge waves, some estimated at more than 20 feet high.<p>By 8 a.m., lifeguards had already responded to reports of swimmers in distress …

Jury Acquits Texas Father Of Killing Drunken Driver Who Crashed Into His Kids

A jury on Wednesday acquitted a southeast Texas man of murder in the fatal shooting of a drunken driver who had just caused an accident that killed the man's two sons.<p>David Barajas cried after the verdict was read and he hugged his wife, Cindy, who was also crying. He could have been sentenced to …

Amid outcry over police shootings, departments weighing cop cameras

It was a police shooting that initially triggered a public outcry similar to the recent confrontations in Ferguson, Mo.<p>In 2011, police in the small community of Rialto in San Bernardino County shot and wounded a man who witnesses later protested was unarmed. Outrage grew after cellphone video taken …

Hurricane Marie brings epic waves to southern California – in pictures

Southern California surfers were preparing for a third day of huge waves spawned from hurricane Marie on Thursday. Spectators have lined the shores of the Wedge in Newport Beach and other popular beaches, where 20-foot waves were crashing and some of the world’s best surfers were riding

Big waves continue to hit California as Hurricane Marie effect wanes

Strong waves with some swells reaching up to 15 feet are expected to continue Thursday, and may produce coastal flooding, forecasters say.<p>Monster waves sparked by Hurricane Marie have wreaked havoc on beach communities, flooding homes in Seal Beach and damaging boats and facilities in Avalon Harbor …

35-Year 'Megadrought' May Threaten Southwest Within Century, Study Finds

Thanks to the expected effects of climate change, there's at least an 80 percent chance of a decade-long drought occurring in the Southwest over the next century, a new study has found.<p>“This will be worse than anything seen during the last 2,000 years and would pose unprecedented challenges to …

Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism.<p>With gun laws keeping high-powered weapons out of reach for most people — especially those …

Southwest’s Risk of 35-Year ‘Megadrought’ Raised in New Study

The U.S. Southwest faces a strong chance of a 35-year “megadrought” in this century, according to a new study that used paleoclimate and instrumental data to tweak climate models.<p>The research, led by Toby Ault, a Cornell University assistant professor of earth and atmospheric sciences, found that …

Climate Change

Tropical Storm Marie Kicks Up Surf in California | NBC News

Porn filming on hold as another performer tests positive for HIV

An immediate and indefinite moratorium has been placed on all porn filming after another performer may have tested positive for<p>HIV.<p>"There was a positive test at one of our testing centers. Confirmatory tests are not yet back, but we are taking every precaution to protect performers and to determine …