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Dentists debate need to extract wisdom teeth

The decision to remove wisdom teeth often seems like a routine part of young adulthood. But more people are starting to ask whether it's always necessary.<p>Those who oppose automatically taking out those four teeth say "watchful waiting" is a better path because the teeth and surrounding gum tissue …

Woman Faces Up To a Month in Jail For Mailing Her Neighbors Cow Poop

An Iowa woman cited this week for mailing her neighbors three pounds of cow poop told <i>The Hawk Eye,</i> “I look forward to my day in court.”<p>Kimberly …

Crime

Missing American found dead in Mexican mountains

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Searchers on Friday found the body of an American man who had been missing in the rugged mountains in central Mexico since going …

Federal prosecutors to seek death penalty in LAX shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man charged in a deadly shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport will face the death penalty for intentionally …

Mom, boyfriend plead not guilty in death of girl

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mother of a 2-year-old girl who died last month at a coastal Oregon home has been indicted and jailed in connection with …

Delay of Ezell Ford autopsy report dredges up old fears about LAPD

A new piece of the puzzle that is the death of Ezell Ford landed this week with the public release of his autopsy report.<p>The coroner's account explains what killed Ford: His body bore three bullet holes — in the arm, side and back, where the gun was so close to him when it went off, it left a …

Justice

Massachusetts mother sentenced for slitting kid's throats, burning home | Reuters

(Reuters) - A mother who turned up at a Massachusetts police station covered in blood and lighter fluid in 2012 was sentenced to up to 25 years in prison on Friday for slitting her two children’s throats and setting their home ablaze, authorities said.<p>The Essex District Attorney’s Office said that …

Man kills his wife and 2 grown children, then self

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — A man reportedly facing family and other problems shot and killed his wife and two grown children before taking his life at a …

Two fetuses found on side of southern California street | Reuters

(Reuters) - Two fetuses were found on Friday wrapped in a blanket that had been ditched on the side of a residential southern California street, authorities said.<p>The San Diego County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that the fetuses, both of them at least 20-weeks-old and fully formed, were …

Here are the popular routes that will be cheaper to fly this year

There’s good news for those who resolved to travel more in 2015. Overall, ticket prices will be cheaper globally, thanks to lower fuel prices, and a forecast economic pickup in some regions that could help drive flyer demand and airline capacity. That’s according to a data-heavy report (pdf) by …

Flying

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Beyoncé Is Now The Highest-Paid Black Artist Ever

It was only a matter of time.<p>Beyoncé has been named the highest-paid black artist of all time.<p>The singer has overtaken previous earning records held by Michael Jackson, Prince, and Janet Jackson, following the success of her "The Mrs. Carter Show" world tour.<p>Beyoncé pocketed $212 million for the …

Death toll from severe storms at 35

Myra Hilliard heard it before she saw it: The roar of what she believes was a tornado forming in her Stedman, North Carolina, neighborhood on Tuesday.<p>Then she opened her front door to see it chew through the tree line across the street from her house.<p>"I grabbed my phone, and I ran and jumped in the …

Not a Runner? Do THIS Instead

New research finds that you don't have to log time on the treadmill to reap health benefits<p>Let’s be honest: Some days, dragging yourself off the couch to go for a run feels pretty much impossible. Before you surrender to your remote, try going for a brisk stroll instead: Walking may reduce the risk …

Why Butts are the New Abs

Yeah, you read that right. We're all about the butt. And here's why you should be, too.<p>Move over, flat abs! Booties are grabbing some major attention.<p>Who knows why they ever drifted from the spotlight? The glutes are our largest muscle group, and virtually every movement carried out by the lower …

How faecal transplantation is gaining credibility

Many find the idea of faecal, or poo transplants disgusting. However a growing body of evidence suggests this could be a lifesaver, as Bryn Nelson reports.<p>This is how far a mother will go.<p>Your daughter has been sick for more than four years with a severe autoimmune disease that has left her colon …

How To Fit Exercise Into Your Routine (No Matter How Busy You Are)

<i>This post was written by author Martin Bjergegaard, co-founder of Rainmaking, a company that helps to launch and build start-ups, and pan-European accelerator startupbootcamp.</i><p>We all know by now that maintaining an active lifestyle should be one of our top priorities in life. Only by taking care of …

Ignoring mini strokes 'puts people at risk of full stroke'

The Stroke Association has warned that those who ignore symptoms of a mini stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA) put themselves at risk of a full stroke.<p>TIA causes similar symptoms to a stroke, such as speech disturbance and limb numbness, but may only last a few minutes before …

Eva Longoria Throws Shade At Khloe Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian wasn't the most popular woman down under after rumors spread that her camp shut down an interview with an Australian morning show, "Sunrise," after being asked about her niece, North West. Now, Eva Longoria is speaking out about why Kardashian was in the wrong.<p>Longoria was …

The 10 Best Islands In The World

Luckily for you, Condé Nast Traveler just released its list of the Top 25 Islands in the World as part of its annual Readers' Choice Awards. We're taking a closer look at the top 10.<p>From the isolated tranquility of Bora Bora to the sprawling golf courses of Kiawah Island, South Carolina, these …

Travel Q & A: Your Air (and Other) Travel Questions Answered

<b>Air/Sea Packages: Yay or Nay?</b><p>Q: Do any cruise lines offer air-inclusive fares, with the cruise fare and airfare packaged in one price? And if so, are they better prices than buying the cruise and airfare separately?<p>A: Yes, some cruise lines, such as Regent Seven Seas Cruises, do offer air/cruise …

Top 10 things to do in Trinidad, Cuba

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Trinidad, Cuba, was built on the back of the 19th-century sugar and slave trade. At its zenith, in 1827, one of the 56 sugar mills in the region harvested the biggest cane haul in the world — just under a million kilos of white pressed crystals. This enormous, …

New York City's top shopping strips

<i>This is an excerpt from the Shopping chapter of Lonely Planet's</i> <i>New York City</i> <i>guide.</i><p>To the question ‘Where do I shop?’, NYC answers ‘How much you got?’ Well-funded shoppers head to Midtown’s Fifth Ave and the Upper East Side’s Madison Ave. SoHo has high-end boutiques stocking the wares of …

Manhattan

Kourtney Kardashian Her Dinner Dates

Kourtney Kardashian and <b>Scott Disick</b> took <b>Mason</b> to have dinner at Toscanova in Calabasas, Calif. on Friday (October 18). <b>Penelope,</b> 1, wasn’t with …

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Neil Patrick Harris And His Family Are Perfect At Halloween Once Again

Everything about this family is adorable.

Ashley Judd “Going to Give It Another Try” With Estranged Husband Dario Franchitti

<b>Ashley Judd</b> has had a change of heart. Sources reveal to <b>Us Weekly</b> that the 45-year-old actress is ready to give her relationship with estranged …

Khloe Kardashian Shares Cryptic Instagram Post Amid Marriage Woes

Khloe Kardashian posted a cryptic message on Instagram yesterday (Oct. 19), sharing a quote that might explain how she's feeling amid reports that her marriage to Lamar Odom is ending.<p>The 29-year-old reality star posted the below photo on her Instagram account, reading, "You get what you f**king …

What’s the Best Way to Care for Cast Iron?

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: You've seasoned (and re-seasoned), but food is still sticking to your cast iron</i> …

18 Ways to Cook Chicken Thighs

The chicken thigh is the heavy-hitting ingredient of the speedy weeknight dinner menu.<p>The chicken thigh is our favorite heavy-hitting ingredient of a speedy weeknight dinner. It's inexpensive. It's flavorful. It's versatile. Need proof? Head the butcher counter at your local supermarket. Then, …