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America's rudest drivers aren't in Boston or New York after all

When you think of jerks on the road, finger-flipping New York drivers or horn-addicted Bostonians may come to mind.

Researchers: Kids are being prescribed antibiotics they don't need

Researchers at Seattle Children's Hospital have found that antibiotics are prescribed for children twice as often as needed.

Boeing appears primed to beat SpaceX for massive NASA space taxi contract

Three private companies are vying for multibillion-dollar NASA contracts to shuttle astronauts to and from the International Space Station, replacing America's reliance on Russian shuttles.

Barbra Streisand performs her duets with Jimmy Fallon, in multiple characters

Barbra Streisand has a new album of duets out, and Jimmy Fallon likes to sing on his show. So, on Monday night's Tonight Show, the seemingly inevitable happened.

Burlington, Vermont's electricity now 100 percent renewable

After a decade of planning, Burlington, Vermont, now gets 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources, including wind and water.

Hurricane Odile destroys homes, causes massive flooding in Baja California

Hurricane Odile caused tremendous damage Sunday and Monday as it made its way through Cabo San Lucas and the Baja California peninsula, and residents and business owners are trying to clean up before more flooding hits.

Hurricane Odile destroys homes, causes massive flooding

Hurricane Odile caused tremendous damage Sunday and Monday as it made its way through Cabo San Lucas and the Baja California peninsula, and residents and business owners are trying to clean up before more flooding hits.

Official: Airstrikes hit ISIS position near Baghdad

On Monday, U.S. attack aircraft hit and destroyed an ISIS fighting position southwest of Baghdad, Pentagon officials said.

Official: Airstrikes hit ISIS position near Baghdad

On Monday, U.S. attack aircraft hit and destroyed an ISIS fighting position southwest of Baghdad, defense officials said.

How likely is the next global pandemic?


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Liam Neeson speaks out in favor of gun control

Liam Neeson, legendary Irish actor and star of such films as Taken and Non-Stop, does not identify with the hardcore, gun-toting action heroes he so often portrays.

The tiny Russian village where everyone's a tightrope walker


Tucked away in Russia's southern mountains, there is a village called Tsovkra-1. In many ways, the little hamlet is like so many others scattered across the remote region.

Venezuela has a shortage of breast implants

Venezuelan women are "so desperate" to undergo breast implant surgery that they are "turning to devices that are the wrong size or made in China, with less rigorous quality standards," The Associated Press reports.

Venezuela has a shortage of breast implants

The Associated Press reports that Venezuelan women are "so desperate" to undergo breast implant surgery that they are "turning to devices that are the wrong size or made in China, with less rigorous quality standards." AP notes that while Venezuela once had implants that were approved by the U.S.

Adrian Peterson: 'I am not a perfect parent, but I am, without a doubt, not a child abuser'

Earlier today, the Minnesota Vikings revealed that star running back Adrian Peterson will return to the field on Sunday despite a recent indictment for child abuse.

Jay Carney says it's 'not going to be a good year for Democrats'

Former White House press secretary Jay Carney, in his new role as a CNN contributor, appeared on the network's State of the Union program yesterday and said that 2014 is "not going to be a good year for Democrats, by definition." The sixth year "is always particularly bad for a president's party," C

Nearly half of China's wealthy want to leave China

Almost half of the wealthy in China — 47 percent, to be exact — are considering moving to another country in the next five years, according to a new report from Barclays.

Nearly half of China's wealthy want to leave China

Almost half of the wealthy in China — 47 percent, to be exact — are considering moving to another country in the next five years, according to a new report from Barclays.

Nearly half of China's wealthy want to leave China

Almost half of the wealthy in China — 47 percent, to be exact — are considering moving to another country in the next five years, according to a new report from Barclays.

10 common conversions for everyday cooking


Exactitude in the kitchen can be very satisfying, like filling in perfectly dark bubbles on a standardized test — it indulges the Type A rule follower in all of us.


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