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10 things the police won’t tell you

<b>1. The people we’re supposed to protect don’t trust us much</b><p>Police officers can have an uneasy relationship with those they are tasked with …

Justice

Japan's young fret as unexpected recession hits

TOKYO (AP) — When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe responded to Japan's surprise recession by delaying a sales-tax increase, it was a cause for worry, not …

No charges in Ferguson case; chaos fills streets

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury declined Monday to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black …

Will Body Cameras Prevent the Next Ferguson?

All eyes are once again on Ferguson after a Missouri grand jury did not come to a decision regarding Darren Wilson this past Friday. The jury, made up of nine white members and three black, is scheduled to reconvene today to make a decision. 28-year-old Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Michael …

Poll finds racial divide over Wilson charges

Americans are sharply divided along racial lines as to whether Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson should be charged with murder in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a new CNN/ORC poll out Monday finds.<p>Fifty-four percent of nonwhites -- including blacks, Latinos and Asians -- say Wilson should …

Emotional Rescue: Activities for Emotional Development

Do your child's moods swing wildly from minute to minute? We've got ways to help smooth the ups and downs.<p>Living with a preschooler can be like riding an emotional roller coaster. Your child is happy to be playing with his favorite toy, then angry that his big brother grabbed it away, and then sad …

Parenting

Grizzly research offers surprising insights into diabetes-obesity link

Related images<br>(click to enlarge)<p>While diabetes rates are on the rise and are having serious effects on millions of people's health, researchers …

Things to do in Chicago today

Looking for something to do this evening? Have a friend coming into town who wants to see the sights? You're in luck, because Chicago is a city …

Festivals

Kobe Bryant thinks he and LeBron James are underpaid

Kobe Bryant believes that elite NBA players, including him, are underpaid.<p>The Los Angeles Lakers star told Sports Illustrated’s Chris Ballard — who …

Chicago Team Could Be First All African-American Squad to Win Little League World Series

<b>Updated 11:15 a.m. ET</b><p>Mo’ne Davis is gone from this year’s Little League World Series. So now let’s talk a bit about a kid named Pierce Jones.<p>In any …

Baseball

Four rare white lion cubs born at circus in Germany

<b>Four rare white lion cubs - three males and one female - have been born at a circus in eastern Germany.</b><p>The cubs are healthy, eating well and playing in the straw at Munich-based Circus Krone, which is currently on tour in Magdeburg.<p>They are not albinos. Their mother Princess (aged seven) and father …

'Marching All Night Long': Protesters Return to Ferguson for Another Night

FERGUSON, Missouri — Chanting "We're young, we're strong, we're marching all night long," protesters returned for another night of demonstrations over the police killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Authorities in Ferguson said they were focusing on out-of-town "criminals" whom they blame for …

St. Louis Cops Shoot and Kill Man Near Ferguson, Crowd Gathers

Two St. Louis city police officers shot and killed a black man who came within several feet of them brandishing a knife on Tuesday a few miles from the turbulent suburb of Ferguson, authorities said.<p>A crowd of at least 100 people quickly gathered at the scene. Some people chanted, “Hands up! Don’t …

Justice

Israel's 'refusers': Why we too feel 'occupied'

His long hair has been shaved off, he has to wear a Marine's uniform and is given orders like a soldier, but Udi Segal is not in the military -- he has in fact refused to join the Israel Defense Forces. He may have refused to join then, but he's still forced to look like a soldier in prison.<p>The …

Brace yourself for the Nutella shortage

Bad weather in Turkey has put a strain on the world’s hazelnut supply<p>It could be time to start hoarding your Nutella (if you weren't already) or else saving up for potential price hikes. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, unusual March weather in Turkey put a strain on the region's hazelnut crop …

Mayhem Descends on Ferguson Once Again

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>After what looked like a day of relative calm, Monday night in Ferguson has devolved into another …

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Sugar: the evolution of a forbidden fruit

Sweetness was meant to be irresistible.<p>We are born with a sweet tooth. Babies drink in sugar with their mother’s milk. Sweetness represents an instant energy boost, a fuel that kept our ancestors going in a harsher world where taste buds evolved to distinguish health-giving ripeness and freshness …

The Front Lines of Ferguson

The death of Michael Brown and 48 hours at the center of an American crisis in Ferguson, Missouri<p>I don’t know what made me buy a plane ticket to St. …