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    DEAR ABBY: When I was a child, my parents skipped my elementary school graduation. For that matter, everyone did. My grandfather had just died, so Mom was mourning his loss. Fast-forward a few years -- nobody attended my junior high graduation, either. Granted, Mom had a couple of stitches in her nose because my brother had accidentally hit her with a golf club the week before. Well, my younger siblings just graduated from elementary school, and my parents have again skipped the event due to their work schedules. A mix of emotions is resurfacing for me. I'm angry and frustrated. ...

  • Strong quake hits Japan, triggering tsunami
    Strong quake hits Japan, triggering tsunami

    A 6.8-magnitude earthquake has hit Japan's northern coast near the nuclear power plant crippled in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

  • Kitten thrown off Georgia bridge, swims to shore

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Animal control officers say a 10-week-old kitten that was thrown off a bridge and survived is recovering at an animal shelter, and police are seeking the person who tossed him.

  • More than 20 awesome iPhone tricks you’ve probably never heard of
    More than 20 awesome iPhone tricks you’ve probably never heard of

    If there’s one thing you can always teach an old iPhone user, it’s new tricks. And thankfully, both CNET and Wiki Pac have both just put together big lists of some awesome iPhone tricks and features that you may not even realize exist. While we’re sure there are some iPhone junkies out there who know about all these features, both lists cover such a wide list of tricks that there’s likely something new in here for everyone. Among the highlights are the ability to undo what you just typed just by giving your iPhone a quick shake; how to close up to three apps at the same time by swiping up on your device with three fingers; how to teach

  • 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 low range and a high range in their goal setting were more likely to maintain weight loss over time. Keep in mind that 1 pound = 3,500 calories.

  • Pentagon Successfully Tests First Small-Caliber, Self-Guided Bullets [VIDEO]
    Pentagon Successfully Tests First Small-Caliber, Self-Guided Bullets [VIDEO]

    The Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced the first successful live-fire tests of the military’s first smart, self-guided bullets. In a video released by DARPA Thursday, Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordinance (EXACTO) .50-caliber bullets maneuvered independently mid-flight to accurately strike targets purposefully offset from where the firing sniper rifle was aimed. Wired reported in 2012 the first successful prototype test of the military’s first-ever guided small-caliber bullets, developed by Sandia National Laboratories and Lockheed Martin. The bullets can strike a target accurately while accommodating for weather, wind, target movement and other factors, according to DARPA.

  • James' return to Cleveland could complicate GOP
    James' return to Cleveland could complicate GOP

    Celebrations aside, LeBron James' decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA could complicate the Republican Party's plan to nominate its presidential contender on Lake's Erie's shores in 2016.

  • Gaza toll passes 100; Israel to counter rockets 'with all power'
    Gaza toll passes 100; Israel to counter rockets 'with all power'

    By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Ori Lewis GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An airstrike outside a family home early Saturday pushed the Palestinian death toll past 100 in four days of cross-border fighting as Israel showed no sign of pausing despite international pressure to negotiate a ceasefire with the militants. Asked if Israel might move from the mostly aerial attacks of the past four days into a ground war in Gaza to stop militant rocket fire, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu replied, "We are weighing all possibilities and preparing for all possibilities." "No international pressure will prevent us from acting with all power," he told reporters in Tel Aviv a day after a telephone conversation with U.S. President Barack Obama about the worst flare-up in Israeli-Palestinian violence in almost two years. On Friday Washington affirmed Israel's right to defend itself in a statement from the Pentagon. A rocket seriously wounded one person and injured another seven Israelis when a fuel tanker was hit at a service station in Ashdod, 30 km (20 miles) north of Gaza.