• Why Your Summer Is About to Get Colder

    Another Arctic Mass of Cool Air is Headed Our Way, But This Time It Might Feel Nice

    ABC News
  • Man sentenced to year in jail in Detroit mob beating of motorist

    (Reuters) - A man who pleaded guilty to being part of a mob assault on a motorist who accidentally struck a child in Detroit was sentenced on Thursday to one year in jail. James Davis, 24, was sentenced in Wayne County Circuit Court to five years probation - with the first year to be served in…

    Reuters
  • Hoping to project power, China finds itself alone

    BEIJING (AP) — Nearly three decades after Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping famously instructed his diplomats to "be good at maintaining a low profile and never claim leadership," a new generation of rulers has made it clear that they're ready to shed the humility and show off their country's rising…

    Associated Press
  • Hot spot: Yellowstone road melts, sites closed

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The ever-changing thermal geology of Yellowstone National Park has created a hot spot that melted an asphalt road and closed access to popular geysers and other attractions at the height of tourist season, officials said Thursday.

    Associated Press
  • Ann Coulter Emerges as Voice of Reason in Mississippi's McDaniel Mess

    No more dubious tirades against soccer, it seems: Ann Coulter has penned an op-ed in a Mississippi paper urging Republican Senate candidate Chris McDaniel to stop contesting his loss to incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran. In Jackson's Clarion-Ledger, she blames McDaniel' supporters for driving his career…

    The Atlantic Wire
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    Whale stranded on Gold Coast beach (8 photos)

    Sea World has suspended attempts to rescue a beached juvenile humpback whale which has been stranded on a Gold Coast beach. Efforts will continue at the next high tide. A resident alerted authorities about the whale after spotting it near the Palm Beach shoreline. Sea World staff are involved in…

    Yahoo News
  • Ukraine field troops prepare for assault on Donetsk

    Among a sea of sunflowers, shirtless Ukranian soldiers shout advice to an earthmover's driver who digs, in a thick cloud of fumes, trenches around their armoured vehicles, on which they are perched in an open field. The column had arrived unchallenged from the city of Mariupol, in Ukraine's…

    AFP
  • Union official: Local coming for Volkswagen plant

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An official with the United Auto Workers, which suffered a stinging defeat in its attempt to unionize Volkswagen's assembly plant in Tennessee earlier this year, said Thursday that it is forming a new local at the plant.

    Associated Press
  • Americans Feel Most Attractive at This Age

    Though they might dread wrinkles and gray hair, Americans tend to feel most confident in their looks when they hit retirement age, a new Gallup survey found. Among Americans age 65 and older, 66 percent said they "agreed" or "strongly agreed" that they always feel good about their physical…

    LiveScience.com
  • 13 Easy Ways to Lose a Pound a Week

    The truth is, most diets don't work -- they rarely lead to long-term weight loss, and some may cause us to gain even more weight. At the end of the day, depravation prevails over weight loss and individuals go back to their old bad habits. A 2013 study found that individuals who gave themselves a…

    U.S.News & World Report LP
  • Florida cat owners call 911 after Russian blue 'freaked out'

    By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Florida (Reuters) - Kush the cat was quarantined in central Florida after her owner called 911 over the weekend for help, saying the ferocious feline had her trapped in her home. She’s got us trapped in our bedroom,” Teresa Gregory, 50, told the emergency police…

    Reuters
  • Houston, We Have a Problem: City Sues Disabled Couple for Hosting Too Many Garage Sales

    The city is suing to make the garage sales stop. According to the city of Houston website, garage sales aren’t actually regulated, and there is no “garage sale permit.” However, Houston stipulates that “residents are allowed to have only two such sales within a 12-month period. Houston isn’t suing…

    Takepart.com
  • Japan plans giant Gundam robot

    A team of Japanese animators and engineers on Wednesday unveiled plans to build a moving 18-metre (60-foot) tall Gundam robot, in a nod to millions of science fiction fans. The "Mobile Suit Gundam" anime series first aired in Japan in 1979, and spin-offs featuring robots locked in intergalactic…

    AFP
  • Giant Lego-like bricks could be the future of construction

    Lego bricks are great for building toy houses, but one company has taken things a step further by modelling a new "smart brick" on the toy. The brainchild of Kite Bricks, Smart Bricks look almost exactly like large-scale Lego bricks, with raised knobs along the top that slot into grooves in the…

    AFP Relax News
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    Photos of the day - July 10, 2014 (24 photos)

    Palestinians stand behind the gate of Rafah crossing hold their passports as they try to cross into Egypt, an attendent cleans the carpet next to U.S. and Chinese national flags before a news conference in Beijing and U.S. President Barack Obama fist bumps the cashier after paying for his order at…

    Yahoo News
  • Rooftop solar power is making coal obsolete in Australia

    Rooftop solar panels are becoming such a powerful factor in the energy market that they now can push the price of electricity to negative territory in the sunniest regions of the world. This is possible because powering down fossil fuel energy generators during peak solar power periods would be…

    BGR News
  • Rick Perry Really Really Wants the Border Crisis to Be Obama's Katrina

    Texas Governor Rick Perry got his turn to speak about his meeting with President Obama on Wednesday night, hours after the president characterized the pair's roundtable immigration discussion as "constructive." Speaking on Fox News's "Hannity," Perry took the opportunity to say that President Obama…

    The Atlantic Wire
  • Israelis pay condolence visit to murdered Palestinian teen's family

    On July 8, a delegation of 350 Jewish Israelis made a rare trip to the east side of Jerusalem to pay their respects to the mourning family of Muhammed Abu Khudeir, a Palestinian murdered last week by Israelis. Gadi Gvaryahu, who heads the Tag Meir coalition that organized the visit, says he…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • First singing, then tragedy at Maryland camp

    MANCHESTER, Md. (AP) — More than 100 young campers sang songs, read stories and prayed in an open-air pavilion, as they did each night at the River Valley Ranch camp. Then, the sky began to darken and a light rain began to fall.

    Associated Press
  • China's Wanda to build $900 million complex in Chicago

    China's Wanda Group, controlled by the country's richest man Wang Jianlin, says it will invest $900 million in a five-star hotel and apartment complex in Chicago, as it acquires more assets in the US. The project, to be located near the intersection of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, will be…

    AFP