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A grisly tale: Fetus cut from womb when woman answers Craigslist ad

<b>(CNN) —</b> The grisly cutting of a fetus from a woman began with a Craigslist ad about baby clothes for sale.<p>Michelle Wilkins, a 26-year-old woman who was seven months pregnant, arrived at the seller's home just before noon Wednesday in Longmont, Colorado.<p>To announce her arrival, she texted the …

Crime

New York Mag says 'we were duped' by $72 million teen trader

New York Magazine issued an apology to its readers Tuesday morning, acknowledging the editors were "duped" by the teen stock trader rumored to have made $72 million.<p>"Our fact-checking process was obviously inadequate; we take full responsibility and we should have known better. New York apologizes …

Mexx Canada files for bankruptcy protection

Fashion chain Mexx Canada has filed for bankruptcy protection from its creditors, putting in question the fate of its 95 stores amid growing uncertainty in a tough retail field.<p>This week, Mexx said in a court filing it plans to make a proposal under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. Gilles …

Wal-Mart Stores

Moose shot and killed in northeast Calgary

CALGARY – Fish and Wildlife officers shot and killed a moose roaming through the northeast community of Marlborough on Friday.<p>The animal was first …

Here's What Texting Really Does to Your Spine

The adult head weighs about 10 to 12 pounds, so when you're standing upright with perfect posture, that's the amount of stress that's on your spine. According to the new research, tilting your head forward increases the amount of stress—and therefore weight—on your spine. When you tilt just 15 …

Text Messaging

Scientists Think Synaesthesia Is Something You Can Learn

A recent experiment by conducted by the University of Sussex suggests it may be possible to learn to experience synesthesia, a rare condition that mixes up brain signals and leads people to hear colors or taste words. Researcher David Bor had volunteers read ebooks with 13 letters consistently …

The Brain

Why Are Millions of Starfish 'Melting'?

A virus is the culprit behind a gruesome wasting disease that has struck sea stars along the West Coast of Canada and the U.S.<p>For the past year and a half, a killer has been on the loose, taking out millions of starfish up and down the West Coast of North America. By the time it is done with an …

Tanzania evicting 40,000 people from homeland to make room for Dubai royal family

It will become a private hunting reserve<p>40,000 Masai people will be evicted from their homeland in Tanzania, because the Dubai royal family has bought it with the intention of using it as a reserve to hunt big game. Last year, the Tanzanian government had resisted the purchase, proposing instead a …

Try It Now

Chances are, your teen has sexted

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you think "my teen would never sext," you might be mistaken.<p>And if you think the only teens who sext are the ones engaging in high-risk behaviors, like drinking, using drugs or skipping school, keep reading.<p>Two recent studies suggest that sexting is more common than many parents might …

Ozone-destroying chemical making comeback, scientists find

An ozone-destroying chemical long thought to be on the decline in Earth's upper atmosphere is making an unexpected comeback, an international team of scientists has found.<p>Backed by years of global observations including key contributions from a Canadian satellite, researchers reported in the …

Global Warming

Map: The Africa without Ebola

Ebola is a frightening, unpredictable disease. Nearly 5,000 West Africans have died from the current outbreak with more than 13,000 people thought infected.<p>However, so far the problem remains largely limited to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Two other countries, Nigeria and Senegal, have had …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

LGBTQ<p>22-year-old Robinson’s portrayal of Simon Spier in <i>Love, Simon</i> is everything we need it to be.<p>By Alim Kheraj21 hours agoView More<p>Style<p>Just ask …

Idris Elba Is Sick Of Marvel Films – ‘This Is Torture’

Robo covered, this past weekend, how Idris Elba dropped a few spoilers about <i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i> in an interview with The Telegraph. But there’s a tad little bit in the interview that maybe some people are overlooking: IDRIS ELBA IS SICK OF THIS SH*T!<p>Apparently, the experience of playing someone …

Remembering the real Winnie-the-Pooh

On Aug. 23, 1914, a veterinarian named Harry Colebourn left his adopted hometown of Winnipeg to go to war. The next day, he noted in his diary, he "Bought Bear $20" from a trapper in White River, Ont., proving animal ownership laws were somewhat more relaxed 100 years ago. Winnie, as Colebourn …

Books

Pakistan couple killed on blasphemy suspicion

A Christian couple was beaten to death in Pakistan and their bodies burnt in the brick kiln where they worked for allegedly desecrating a Quran, police said.<p>The incident took place in the town of Kot Radha Kishan, some 60km southwest of Lahore, and is the latest example of mob violence against …

Amazing Facial Hair Designs from the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships

It's that time of year again! Time to enjoy the results of the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships. For the annual event, men flock to the competition to show off their amazing facial hair designs. The website explains, “From delicate Dali moustaches to anything-goes full beard freestyles …

Body Art

15 Gravity-Defying Homes From Around the World

Ingenious engineering and the will of slightly crazy homeowners, brings architecture to new heights.

Director of catcalling video responds to race debate - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- The director of a video showing a woman being catcalled on the streets of New York has weighed in on the seeming racial disparity of the men featured.<p>Rob Bliss, who posted the video on behalf of the anti-street-harassment group Hollaback!, told CNN that those shown were just a small sample.<p>…

Cop charged with stealing nude photos from suspect's iPhone

A California police officer accused of sending nude photos from DUI suspect's phone to his own and sharing them with other officers has been charged with two felonies.<p>It seemed all too believable as it did unbelievable.<p>A DUI suspect allegedly gave the arresting police officer her iPhone passcode so …

Crime

Egyptian men seen in alleged same-sex wedding video get three years in jail

By the big smiles, warm hugs and loud cries of ululation, the video seems to show a joyous celebration.<p>An Egyptian prosecutor looked at the same footage and saw something very different: a "satanic ceremony" with images that are "shameful, regrettable and anger God."<p>However it is characterized, the …

Fort McMurray cracks under oil boom’s strain

The tenants have long since vacated the Penhorwood condos on the edge of Fort McMurray’s gritty downtown. Engineers declared the cluster of low-rise apartments unsafe more than three years ago, forcing as many as 300 residents out in the dead of night. Nature has since moved in: So much moisture …

Canada

Disney Princesses Reimagined as Different Ethnicities

Ever wonder what Jasmine would look like as an African princess? What about Latina Snow White? Well, self-proclaimed "lazy illustration student" LTBD has tackled the task of changing the ethnicities of nine Disney princesses, and the results are pretty astounding. Take a look for …

'Treated like cattle': Yazidi women sold, raped, enslaved by ISIS

<b>Erbil, Iraq (CNN) —</b> Jana was a 19-year-old in her final year of high school, with dreams of becoming a doctor. Then, ISIS came to her village last August, and her world collapsed.<p>She described to me in chilling detail, how the jihadis first demanded that members of her Yazidi religious minority …

Burkina Faso declares state of emergency | Burkina Faso News

Burkina Faso's president has declared a state of emergency, after tens of thousands of people took the streets, setting parliament ablaze in violence that left at least one person dead.<p>Army General Honore Traore, the joint chief of staff, also said that the government and parliament had been …

It’s Melting! A Life-Sized House Made Of Wax

British artist Alex Chinneck has a knack for creating surreal, reality-bending inversions of urban architecture, like a seemingly slouchy brick facade and an upside-down building. He’s at it again for London’s annual Merge Festival, where he has created a life-sized building made entirely of …

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