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Despite rescuing hundreds of children from a sect, police are still in the dark. Andrew Gumbel reports


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The Big Apple has a new logo, and Apple says: Drop dead.

Suspect sought after store video catches him in the act

Coffee may cut the risk of dementia by blocking the damage cholesterol can inflict on the body, research suggests.

Starbucks barista donates one of her spares to good customer in need

About 1 in 50 U.S. infants are victims of nonfatal child abuse or neglect in a year, according to the first national study of the problem in that age group.

No-brainer findings uncover hidden truths in conventional wisdom

Ten people were trapped and killed and two managed to escape early Thursday from a house engulfed by flames near Brockway, a town of about 2,000 people situated about 80 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, authorities said.

A former stripper-turned-soccer-mom convicted of plotting to kill her former fiance 12 years ago was sentenced Wednesday to 99 years in prison.

WARREN, Michigan (AP) — The lithium-ion batteries to be used in General Motors’ Chevrolet Volt electric car will soon be installed and tested in specially-equipped versions of the Chevrolet Malibu, the company said.

Elizabeth Agin’s professional popularity is simple and deep: The Tennessee-based cemetery science investigator knows where the bodies are buried — and she can find out where there are more.

They say it’s what’s inside that counts. Hogwash. It’s the suit that makes the man — or the cyborg, as the case may be.

More than 55,000 people have been hit by dengue — a sometimes deadly mosquito-borne virus — around Rio de Janeiro in the last four months, Brazilian authorities said Thursday.

Every 11 years or so, the sun gets a little pissy. It breaks out in a rash of planet-sized sunspots that spew superhot gas, hurling clouds of electrons, protons, and heavier ions toward Earth at nearly the speed of light. These solar windstorms have been known to knock out power grids and TV broadcasts, and our growing reliance on space-based technology makes us more vulnerable than ever to their effects.

You’ve probably read articles about fighting traffic tickets — but the reality is many of us (probably most of us) just don’t have the money to hire a lawyer — or the time/expertise (let alone gumption) to actually challenge a ticket on our own.

The Pentagon on Tuesday released a now-defunct legal memo that approved the use of harsh interrogation techniques against terrorism suspects, saying that President Bush’s authority during wartime trumps any international ban on torture

 NASA scientists have identified the smallest black hole ever found — less than four times the mass of our sun and about the size of a large city.

Not much new happens in this sleepy little southeast Alaska fishing community, and the locals seem to like it that way.

As far as hard jobs go, it’s up there with air-traffic controller and crane operator. Stepmothers preside over a minefield of hidden hurts, half-concealed traditions and occasional tugs-of-war. Want the job?

35-year-old still in pain from medical procedures, family members said

Dozens of high schoolers forced to take breath tests

BALTIMORE, Maryland (AP) — Baltimore police say three children found dead in a hotel room on Sunday had been drowned in the bathtub by their father.;_ylt=Anx8ZjIwf48QNuTGAB0W51IE1vAI,,20186937,00.html

Woman demands apology, says ‘no one deserves to be treated this way’

MIDDLEBURY, Vermont (AP) — The more the snow melts, the more the mystery deepens: What happened to Nicholas Garza?

“A lot of perfectly good food is thrown away,” says Nelson, a spokeswoman for, a New York City group that promotes “freeganism,” which eschews conventional commerce in favor of a lifestyle that uses minimal resources.

None of the 232 passengers or crew hurt on Australia-bound jetliner

“Am I really the unsexiest woman in the world?”

That’s the rhetorical question actress Sarah Jessica Parker posed to Grazia (which actually bills itself as Britain’s “first glossy magazine”). She was responding to the title of “Unsexiest Woman Alive” bestowed upon her by a poll of the readers of another magazine, Maxim

IOWA CITY, Iowa – A woman and her four children were found dead inside their Iowa City home today, and police were investigating a fatality on nearby Interstate 80 that they believe may be the woman’s husband, a former banker recently indicted on embezzlement charges.

Zack Dunlap doesn’t remember much from the day he died, but he does remember hearing a doctor declare him brain-dead. And he remembers being incredibly ticked off.

A judge has ordered Starbucks Corp. to pay $86.7 million plus interest to thousands of California baristas after the court found the company had illegally forced those workers to share tips with shift supervisors.

A French woman severely disfigured by facial tumors has been been found dead just two days after a court rejected her request for an assisted suicide.,,20185105,00.html

Oregon police lieutenant lives to tell his tale of survival (video on page linked below)


Motorists should expect to pay upwards of $3.75 a gallon in the coming weeks as prices at the pump catch up with record crude, but relief may arrive by summer.,1,4668371.story

Heartbroken man puts house, car, job and even friends on the cyber block

DHARAMSALA, India — The Dalai Lama on Tuesday invited international observers, including Chinese officials, to scour his offices here and investigate whether he had any role in inciting the latest anti-Chinese violence in Tibet. He also threatened to resign as leader of Tibet’s government-in-exile in the event of spiraling bloodshed in his homeland.,1,5942299.story

There was just simply no one better to turn to than the eccentric grandmother who loved animals so much that her 86-acre North Georgia farm was home to donkeys, goats, high-priced show dogs and even a few wayward deer.

DENVER – The online release of the new Nine Inch Nails album, “Ghosts I-IV,” resulted in just under 800,000 transactions in its first week, totaling $1.6 million in revenue, the industrial-rock band has revealed.,2933,335771,00.html

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