Ferguson turns into tinderbox once again

This is the new normal in Ferguson: Protests, day and night, for more than 70 days now.

Sometimes it's hundreds of demonstrators, sometimes just a handful. But…

Study: Liberals, conservatives inhabit different worlds

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Ever wonder why your avowed-conservative brother and fervently-liberal aunt can't even seem to agree on the facts?

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

Oscar de La Renta

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Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who spent half a century putting high society in haute couture, has died. He was 82.

The man -- often described…

Is this super fan the Royals good luck charm?

He's a bespectacled, middle-aged South Korean guy with a corporate job. But he has already swept Twitter and the international media, which swarmed him at the…

Why Pumpkin Fest violence isn't like Ferguson

As beer bottles flew and bonfires burned at the annual Pumpkin Fest in Keene, New Hampshire, this weekend, those following the events online compared the…

China's economy suffers its worst quarter since the financial crisis

China's economy has clocked its worst quarter in more than five years, raising concerns over Beijing's ability to meet its own annual growth target.

Gross…

Police: Indiana man could be serial killer

The investigation of a man suspected in the deaths of at least seven women in northwest Indiana could expand to other states and stretch back decades,…

Hong Kong protests: Can talks end stalemate?

Student leaders will meet with Hong Kong government representatives Tuesday, the first time the two sides have met since pro-democracy protesters took to the…

Higher fees coming for Citibank customers

CitiBank settlement

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Watch out Citibank customers: higher fees are on the way.

Why Chicago is mandating coding education

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel believes the language of the future is code writing -- and he wants every kid in Chicago to be prepared.

China guilty of cultural imperialism?

The rationale behind Confucius Institutes -- an international chain of academic centers run by an arm of the Chinese government -- is understandable.

With…

Oscar Pistorius to learn his sentence Tuesday

Oscar Pistorius in court

Mike Hutchings/Reuters

From a globally lauded athlete to convicted killer, Oscar Pistorius' fall from grace will culminate with his sentencing Tuesday.

Hong Kong leader warns poor would dominate a free vote

Hong Kong's top official has offered a controversial defense of Beijing's plan for elections in the financial capital, telling foreign media that an open…

World's best airport bike paths

Bicycles and airplanes might not seem like the greatest travel partners.

Yet two wheels and two wings can co-exist in surprisingly beautiful ways.

Consider the…

Using music to fight Ebola in Liberia

With more than 2,400 Ebola deaths in Liberia alone, the killer virus may not sound like the most obvious subject to write a song about.

But health officials…

In Ebola fight, Cuba flexes medical diplomacy

In all likelihood, the 91 Cuban health workers heading to West Africa on Tuesday will face the most perilous assignment of their careers.

They are joining 165…

Retrial begins: life or death for Jodi Arias

Jodi Arias and her legal team will begin fighting for her life this week when a new jury hears opening arguments on whether she should receive a life or death…

"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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