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Jacob Barnett, 14-Year-Old With Asperger's Syndrome, May Be Smarter Than Einstein

When Jacob Barnett was 2 years old, he was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism. Doctors told his parents that the boy would likely never talk or read and would probably be forever unable to independently manage basic daily activities like tying his shoe laces.<p>But they were sorely, …

New Orleans Mother's Day shooting: Akein Scott named as suspect

New Orleans police have named 19-year-old Akein Scott in the Mother's Day shooting of nearly 20 people and appealed for him to come forward.<p>Police …

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Paul: Make example of IRS staffers

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that IRS leaders need to be fired and “made an example of” for their unfair targeting of conservative groups.<p>“I’m not sure who goes, but it surely should be investigated. Anybody who was aware of and approved of targeting people for their political beliefs and …

Half of Internet Traffic in North America Is Just to Watch Netflix and YouTube

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>If you combine everything that you do on every website besides Netflix and YouTube — reading this …

Kobe Bryant's relatives split over memorabilia auction

Kobe Bryant's mom says he lied in attempt to block auction of keepsakes.<p>CAMDEN, N.J. — A family feud between basketball star Kobe Bryant and his mom has intensified,with his mother claiming the Los Angeles Lakers guard has lied to block her planned sale of his memorabilia.<p>The athlete's father and …

Taco Bell Waffle Taco Release Hinted At In Viral Instagram Photo, Breakfast Item Being Tested At Several Store Locations

Rumors are swirling within Foodie Nation that indicates Taco Bell, which is owned by Yum Brands Inc. (NYSE:YUM), is testing a waffle taco breakfast …

Eric Holder defends AP seizure citing major security threat to public

The US attorney general, Eric Holder, has defended the Obama administration's controversial seizure of phone records from the Associated Press, …

Super-reality of Gaza funeral photo due to toning technique says contest winner

Something of a storm in a lightbox has blown up in the photo-journalism world over the revelation that the winner of the 2012 World Press Photo …

Skechers Will Pay $40 Million Over Claims That Its Sneakers Toned Muscles

The settlement covers more than 520,000 claims that the health benefits of some of the company's shoes, which include the "Shape-Ups" endorsed by Kim Kardashian, were falsely advertised, according to the AP.<p>Participants of the class-action suit will receive between $40 and $84.<p>The company reached a …

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Obama 'Needs to Fire Somebody,' Says Former Clinton Adviser

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>How bad is it in Washington for the Obama administration? It's Obama "needs to fire somebody" bad, …

Syrian rebels vow to punish militant who 'ate dead soldier's organs in online video'

The Free Syrian Army vowed on Wednesday to punish those committing atrocities, as anger mounted at a video showing a rebel filmed apparently cutting out and eating the organs of a soldier.<p>"Any act contrary to the values that the Syrian people have paid their blood and lost their homes to will not …

2,300-year-old Mayan pyramid bulldozed for roadworks

A "vigorous" investigation has been launched after one of the largest Mayan pyramids in Belize was bulldozed for a road project.<p>The Ministry of Tourism and Culture expressed outrage at the demolition of the Nohmul complex in northern Belize to extract crushed rock for the road project. It said it …

Walmart refuses to join worker safety deal

Walmart has confirmed it will not sign up to a legally binding agreement on worker safety and building regulations in Bangladesh supported by …

Scandals could roil 2014 elections

As a trio of scandals threatens to engulf President Barack Obama, congressional Democrats facing election next year are talking tough about the administration and taking the first steps to detach themselves from the president.<p>Yet even as Republicans see an opening, some in the GOP are urging …

Texas fire investigators to release findings on West blast that killed 14

When they saw 30ft flames licking the sky inside a massive fertilizer plant, firefighters in the tiny Texas town of West rushed to evacuate nearby …

Dr. Dre's USC Institute Lets You Major in 'Garage' Band Innovation

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, Dre's music mogul business partner and selector of American Idols, have …

Juror on Kermit Gosnell: He just sat there 'smirking'

Jurors who convicted Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell of first-degree murder said Wednesday it was wrenching to sift through the gruesome evidence that he delivered three babies alive and then killed them.<p>“It was business as usual for him,” juror David Misko told reporters outside the …

Mexico official fired for daughter's 'abuse of power'

<b>Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has fired a senior official over an incident caused by his daughter at an exclusive restaurant last month.</b><p>Humberto Benitez Trevino's daughter caused outrage by using his influence to try to close down the bistro after it did not give her a table she wanted.<p>The …

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Climate research nearly unanimous on human causes, survey finds

A survey of thousands of peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals has found 97.1% agreed that climate change is caused by human activity.<p>Authors …

An entrepreneur's letter to Justin Trudeau

<i>Andrew D'Souza is the founder of Clearbanc, a financial services firm for self-employed workers and entrepreneurs.</i><p>Dear Mr. Trudeau, Congratulations on your victory last night after an impressive, principled and positive campaign. I'm confident that your induction as our new prime minister will lead …