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Source: Fox News

North Dakota woman, 38, pleads guilty to brutal 'womb raider' murder of pregnant woman, 22, to steal baby

Monday 20:59 GMT

A North Dakota woman dubbed "womb raider" pleaded guilty Monday to murdering her pregnant neighbor so she and her boyfriend could steal and keep the baby.

Crews and her boyfriend, William Hoehn, 32, had previously pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit murder and kidnapping in the death of Greywind. Investigators haven't said how Greywind was killed, but Fargo Police Chief Dave Todd has said her death was a "cruel and vicious act of depravity."

Source: Global News

Pit bull bans rarely seem to reduce serious dog bites

Monday 20:58 GMT

Bans on pit bulls and other large dogs have had little effect on serious dog bites, communities around the world have seen.

Breed-specific bans follow a familiar cycle: there is a well-publicized incident involving pit bulls, followed by a breed-specific ban which then does little to affect the overall number of serious dog bites. Bans on pit bulls and other large dogs have had little effect on serious dog bites, communities around the world have seen.

Source: New York Times

Why We ‘Hear’ Some Silent GIFs

Monday 20:59 GMT

The frenzy started when Lisa Debruine, a researcher at the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of Glasgow, posed this question:. When she asked Twitter users in an unscientific survey whether they could hear the image — which actually lacks sound, like most animated GIFs — nearly 70 percent who responded said they could.

The noisy pylons GIF, in that sense, reveals that “we have this unusual ability” — and that some of our daily soundtrack may actually be rooted in imagination.

Source: Common Domain

Golden Globe nominations pit pop stars against proven composers in music categories

Tuesday 09:57 GMT

The tune, which Jonas co-wrote with Top 40 fixture Justin Tranter, is pretty frothy by award-season standards; compared to Sam Smith’s gloomy “Writing’s on the Wall,” which won the original song prize in 2016, it’s basically “Bye Bye Bye.”. Yet “Home” isn’t the only smiley song by a pop star in the running for a Golden Globe: Mariah Carey also scored a nomination for “The Star,” her and songwriter Marc Shaiman’s uplifting ballad from the Christian animated movie of the same title.

Source: NBC News

The 21 best gifts for cats and the people who love them

Tuesday 09:57 GMT

Whether you're looking for the perfect gift for a cat lady (or cat guy), or a stocking stuffer for your favorite purr machine, these 21 gifts for cats and cat lovers are definitely the cat's pajamas.

So, brush off the cat hair and kick up the kitty litter, these gifts prove that there's nothing wrong with being a little crazy in love with your furry best friend. The Natural Pet Company Cat Toys Collection includes seven natural material toys that are sure to put every cat in the holiday spirit.

Source: NBC News

This huge asteroid won’t hit Earth. Here’s what could happen if it did.

Tuesday 09:57 GMT

Calculations show there’s no chance that the three-mile-wide object — a “potentially hazardous asteroid” known as 3200 Phaethon — will hit Earth.

Bad as that was, it’s nothing compared to the damage that would be caused by the impact of an asteroid the size of 3200 Phaethon. If a space rock that big were to smash into Earth, the online Impact Earth asteroid damage calculator indicates that — depending upon factors including its speed and angle of impact — it could create a crater 65 kilometers (40 miles) wide and 1 kilometer (0.6 mile) deep.

Source: Common Domain

How Much Should You Save for Retirement Why the 10% Rule Could Work

Tuesday 07:01 GMT

It is always best to use a savings rate that captures the unique dynamics of your own situation, but it can also be useful to acknowledge the wisdom that can be embedded in rules of thumb—and particularly when we may find ourselves encountering advice that is in stark contrast with conventional wisdom.

You may personally need to save more or less than 10%, but it turns out there may be some valuable wisdom embedded in this rule of thumb that has been missed by critics of the rule.

Source: New York Times

Hunting Taliban and Islamic State Fighters, From 20,000 Feet

Tuesday 07:01 GMT

ABOARD A B-52, over Eastern Afghanistan — Flying at more than 20,000 feet, the hulking long-range bomber circled ominously above a militant-infested swath of Afghan territory near the rugged border with Pakistan, hunting for Taliban or Islamic State fighters who could threaten friendly troops nearby.

That includes striking Taliban drug depots to cripple the group’s financial lifeline, as the Pentagon did in Iraq and Syria in hitting the Islamic State’s oil tankers and cash-storage sites.

Source: DW

Pakistan's Barelvis – Transformation from peaceful to violent?

Tuesday 07:01 GMT

Often portrayed as proponents of "soft Islam," Pakistani Barelvis were believed to be providing the "counter-narrative" to hardline sects.

Many Shiites and Barelvis revere mystics of Indian origin and regularly visit their shrines which are spread throughout India and Pakistan. Send Facebook Twitter Google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. Historians say that both Shiites and Barelvis believe in a wide cultural interpretation of Islam and seek inspiration from the Persian and Arabic saints, who played a role in spreading Islam throughout the Indian subcontinent.

Source: NBC News

NYC explosion: Suspect in custody after blast near Port Authority

Tuesday 07:01 GMT

One suspect was in custody following the incident at 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue, according to a senior NYPD official.

The Port Authority Bus Terminal is the nation's largest bus terminal, with about 230,000 passengers passing through it on a typical weekday, its website says. The incident comes a mere six weeks after a truck driver deliberately drove down a bike path in lower Manhattan, killing eight people in the deadliest terror attack in New York City since Sept. 11, 2001.

Source: BBC

Musician Homme kicks photographer in face

Tuesday 00:37 GMT

Queens of the Stone Age musician Josh Homme has apologised after a female photographer said he kicked her in the head during a concert in Los Angeles.

Homme, 44, initially issued an apology through the Queens of the Stone Age Twitter account but following criticism the singer later shared an emotional video response, which has been posted on YouTube.

Source: CBS News

SpaceX readies used rocket for space station flight

Tuesday 14:33 GMT

SpaceX is readying a previously flown Falcon 9 booster and an equally "used" Dragon cargo ship for launch Tuesday on a flight to deliver 4,800 pounds of equipment and supplies to the International Space Station.

Kirk Shireman, space station program manager at the Johnson Space Center, said the agency conducted an exhaustive review and concluded the Falcon 9 first stage, which helped launch another station supply mission this past June, is just as safe as a brand new rocket.

Source: The Guradian

Why did climate scientists emit 30,000 tonnes of C02 this weekend?

Tuesday 07:01 GMT

Unfortunately, their air travel to and from the meeting will contribute to that warming by emitting around 30,000 tonnes of CO2.

This weekend, 25,000 Earth, Sun, and planetary scientists from across the US and abroad flew to New Orleans for the annual American Geophysical Union’s Fall Meeting. These scientists study the impact global warming is having on Earth.

Source: NBC News

Mall of America's first black Santa explains the importance of a Santa of color

Tuesday 14:33 GMT

Jefferson, who made history last year by becoming the first African-American Santa Claus at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, was booked solid for his final nine-day appearance at the mall for he year.

“It gives kids from Minnesota a Santa who looks like them, but, frankly, kids love Santa no matter what color you are,” Jefferson told NBC News.

Source: Common Domain

Bluebird Bio rallies, Spark Therapeutics craters after unveiling data at ASH meeting

Tuesday 14:33 GMT

Biotech stocks Bluebird Bio Inc. and Spark Therapeutics Inc. were in the spotlight Monday as analysts weighed in on data presented by both companies along with others attending the American Society of Hematology annual meeting in Atlanta.

The iShares Nasdaq Biotech ETF IBB, +0.33% was up 0.5%, and has gained 20.5% in 2017, while the S&P 500 SPX, +0.21% has gained 18% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.11% has gained 23%.. Read now: 5 things to know about biotech Denali Therapeutics and its $250 million IPO

Source: NBC News

These Heisman Trophy finalists could make college football history

Saturday 16:22 GMT
Source: BBC

Avocado injuries a thing of the past?

Thursday 21:51 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Advertising Guidelines for Online Sponsored, Branded & Featured Content

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: CBS News

Walmart cashier’s act of kindness leaves foster parent in tears

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: CBS News

Anonymous customer buys 58 meals in honor of Las Vegas shooting victims

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: New York Times

How ISIS Produced Its Cruel Arsenal on an Industrial Scale

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: New York Times

Eluding Censors, a Magazine Covers Southeast Asia’s Literary Scene

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: Global News

Here’s what the new mortgage rules will do to home prices in 2018: Royal LePage

Today 12:44 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Here’s Why YouTube’s Streaming Music Could Be a Huge Deal

Tuesday 16:23 GMT
Source: NBC News

China remembers 142K killed in massacre, offers 'friendship' to Japan

Today 12:44 GMT
Source: Global News

Trump directs NASA to send Americans to the Moon, lay foundations for Mars mission

Tuesday 16:24 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Hong Kong Home Prices Expected to Soar in 2018

Tuesday 19:10 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Apple Acquires Shazam and Its Song-Recognition App

Tuesday 16:23 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Why Apple bought Shazam, the music-recognition app that’s been declining in popularity

Tuesday 22:49 GMT

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