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  • What not to buy on Amazon
    What not to buy on Amazon

    Many of us assume Amazon has the best prices on everything, but there are some thing that can be found cheaper elsewhere.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage decreases

    A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading: Penn West Petroleum Ltd. fell 14.2 percent to $7.85. Genworth Financial Inc. fell 14.0 percent to $13.98. ...

  • Ginsburg on retirement: ‘People know I’m here to stay’
    Ginsburg on retirement: ‘People know I’m here to stay’

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court’s oldest justice at 81, told Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric in an exclusive interview this week that she has no plans to retire.

  • Trafficking bust reveals worries over missing kids
    Trafficking bust reveals worries over missing kids

    The 168 juveniles recovered last month during an FBI child sex trafficking bust included some kids who had never been reported missing, a population that law enforcement encounters often and that child welfare advocates say they're especially concerned about.

  • Dissent quieted with most Israelis behind Gaza war
    Dissent quieted with most Israelis behind Gaza war

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Despite Israeli casualties and world criticism, a near-consensus in Israel supports the government's conduct of the Gaza war, views Hamas as the aggressor and considers outsiders' moralizing as hypocritical, ignorant or both. And in an echo-chamber fed by ubiquitous updates on Hamas rocket and tunnel attacks, the minority of local voices that do agonize over Gazans' suffering are being silenced in a way rarely seen in a country long proud of its spirited, democratic debate.

  • 3 Putin allies among 8 hit with new EU sanctions
    3 Putin allies among 8 hit with new EU sanctions

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union targeted Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle for the first time Wednesday for the Kremlin's actions in Ukraine, subjecting three of his long-time associates to EU-wide asset freezes and travel bans.

  • Want to Colonize an Alien Planet? Send 40,000 People
    Want to Colonize an Alien Planet? Send 40,000 People

    The founding population of an interstellar colony should consist of 20,000 to 40,000 people, said Cameron Smith, an anthropologist at Portland State University in Oregon. "To do that, to carry that on, you have to have all of that extreme specialization" in skill sets and job descriptions, Smith said.

  • Riddle of bulging Moon solved at last

    Far from being perfectly round, the Moon has a weird shape, with a highland bulge on the side facing the Earth and another bulge on its far side -- a riddle that has fascinated scientists for decades. In theory, the Moon should be a nice sphere, sculpted by rotational forces since its creation some 4.4 billion years ago. The answer, according to research published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, lies in mighty gravitational forces exerted by Earth during the Moon's super-heated infancy. Believed to be the result of an impact between a roving Mars-size planet and Earth, the Moon was initially a molten lump of rock before it started to cool and solidify.

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