5 reported dead after earthquake hits China


A powerful earthquake struck a remote Tibetan region of southwestern China, reportedly killing at least five people and causing a stampede at a primary…

Family fights to save beloved dog

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A Louisiana family is fighting to protect its beloved pit bull from a "vicious dogs" ordinance.

Joanna Armand started an online petition to protect pit bull…

Baby found in storm drain days after birth

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The bicyclists were on a morning ride Sunday when they heard a shocking sound coming from somewhere below them: a baby crying.

They lifted a slab off a storm…

Bird flu worries spread in Europe

Europeans are worried about a possible continent-wide bird flu epidemic after a wild duck tested positive for the H5N8 virus in northeast Germany, authorities…

World's most impressive metro stations

Metro stations get a bad reputation as dark, grimy places where travelers are as likely to catch a communicable disease as they are a train.

Riding the subway…

After 20 years of Tofurky, why eat fake meat?

Options for meat substitutes have come a long way since Seth Tibbott's first few Thanksgivings as vegetarian in the 1970s.

Vegetable side dishes and salads were…

At Ferguson church, faith calms fears

Carol Byrd fears for her life these days.

She's anxious at night when she leaves her home, just a few blocks away from West Florissant Avenue, the street that…

Taiwan's nightclubs for literature

It's midnight in the capital of Taiwan.

While some people are slowly walking home through the neon-lit streets, or getting ready to hit the club scene, others…

Police: Woman allegedly kills herself with gun bought to prepare for Ferguson unrest

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A woman appears to have accidentally fatally shot herself in the head with a gun bought to prepare for possible Ferguson-related unrest, according to sources…

ISIS, Iraqi forces battle in Ramadi

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A fierce battle between ISIS militants and Iraqi military and tribal forces is raging close to the main government complex of Anbar province in the center of…

'Regin' malware described as 'groundbreaking and almost peerless'

Computer cables, wires, technology


Experts don't know where it came from, and aren't quite sure what it does.

UVA suspends fraternities after rape claim

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The University of Virginia is suspending all fraternities and associated parties until January 9 following a Rolling Stone magazine article that described a…

Buffalo's forecast: Warming + rain = flooding

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told residents in the Buffalo area to be ready to evacuate if they think floodwater caused by melting snow could reach their…

Why no word from Ferguson grand jury?

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The signs pointed to the grand jury drawing near a decision as to whether Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson will be charged with a crime for fatally…

Giuliani: Ferguson is a 'significant exception'

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani says the controversy surrounding the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was fatally shot by a white police…

Do you recognize this elusive anglerfish?

Does this bizarre-looking fish look familiar to you?

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute captured what it says are the first images and video of a…

Extreme shrimp may hold clues to alien life

Shrimp crawling around rock chimneys spewing hot water deep in the Caribbean Sea may hold clues to the kinds of life that can thrive in extreme environments on…

"I thought life would be better after the recession. Not worse."

--John Smith, unemployed construction worker

"These amendments may very likely duck the House's specific definition of what constitutes an earmark, but that doesn't mean it's not pork.

--Leslie Paige of Citizens Against Government Waste

"Folks are beyond homeless here. Their homes don't exist ... the power and destruction here was unimaginable."

--Missouri Gov. Jay Dixon following a devastating tornado that killed more than 150 people.

""There's a lot of things happening that can change the dynamic of this race from the past. So it will certainly be interesting to see."

--former Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneve on the Indy 500.

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