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.

11-year-old catches sign error that has rankled staffers for 27 years

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.

Creature uses leglike pectoral fins to burrow into crevices of coral reefs

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.

At 5 a.m. on any given day, Anne Mahlum could be found running the dark streets of Philadelphia — with homeless men cheering her on as she passed their shelter. But one morning last spring, she stopped in her tracks.

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.

 Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama raised more than $40 million in campaign contributions in March, his staff said on Thursday.

Following two months of rumors that New Kids on the Block might be back on the block, the ’80s boy band is slated to appear on the April 4 edition of NBC’s “Today” show.

21 of original 35 people waiting for the end of the world have given up

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.

Research also finds that size matters — but not the way you think

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?

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) — As the people of Kazakhstan know all too well, mockery of culture and religion seems to be kosher in Hollywood, under the following conditions:

Calif. couple that lost two houses to wildfires is planning to rebuild

It is half a century since the inside of the mysterious circle was last excavated. Now a fresh dig has begun, aimed at solving a mystery which continues to baffle archaeologists

BEIJING, China (CNN) — When — after many visits to doctors and hospitals — Tian Huiping’s son was finally diagnosed with autism, the only advice she was given was to make use of a loophole in China’s “one-child” policy that allows parents with disabled children to have one more.

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.

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