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McDonald's hires teen Olympian to tout egg-white sandwich
McDonald's Corp. has hired 17-year- old Olympic gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas to help promote its newest item - the egg-white breakfast sandwich.
Is Google more powerful than some nations?
Today, Google is arguably one of the most influential nonstate actors in international affairs, operating in security domains long the purview of nation-states.
Slate: Parenting advice from Uncle Sam
In an era of high child mortality and chronically poor health, as well as rapidly changing norms for childrearing, the U.S. Children's Bureau was seen as a salvation.
VIDEO: Student falsely ID'd as Boston bombing suspect found dead in river
The body pulled from a river in Providence, Rhode Island two days ago has been positively identified as missing Brown University student, Sunil Tripathi.
Texas ammonia-plant blast kills an estimated 5 to 15 people
An explosion at Adair Grain Inc.'s fertilizer facility in the town of West killed as many as 15 people and injured at least 160 in what may be the worst U.S. industrial disaster since the Texas refinery blast in 2005.
Everybody talks about the weather, but it's not easy to predict
Large temperature variations from year to year have significant implications, most obviously for farmers and gardeners but also for utility companies estimating energy use, city managers budgeting for snow and sports teams worrying about scheduling. Are we getting any better at predicting the weather weeks or months in advance?
Weather warnings now issue from your pocket
Keith Stammer, director of emergency management in Joplin, Mo., suggests people have back-up systems for their back-up systems when it comes to weather warnings. The layers of alerts should include mobile apps and text alerts that indicate when storms are approaching, he says.
VIDEO: Saturday USPS delivery saved, for now
When the United States Postal Service proposed ending Saturday delivery, some in Congress fought to keep it, seeing it as an assault on an American institution.
100 dead animals discovered at Indiana farm
More than a hundred animals were found dead and rotting on a farm and the roughly 30 animals still living were described as “walking carcasses.”
How to detect malware on your PC
Your anti-virus software is supposed to detect and deflect malware but, for a number of reasons, some can slip by.
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