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SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has dismissed concerns over Russia's law banning gay propaganda, saying it doesn't violate the Olympic charter's anti-discrimination clause, and pronounced Russia ready to host the 2014 Winter Games.
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Drivers still need to be convinced to let go of the steering wheel and be taken to their destination, driver surveys say -- in spite of the fact that driverless technology is already in some cars.
"I would say that most of what is going to come into these driverless cars is already there in present-day cars, for example night vision or lane departure warning [systems]," Prana Natarajan, team leader for Chassis & Safety at Frost &…Continue
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Gordon’s going to have a tough time explaining this one to Elmo.
Roscoe Orman, the tender-voiced actor best known as Gordon to generations of “Sesame Street” kids, has lost a palimony battle with the mother of his four children over what she says was an unwritten…Continue
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(Reuters) - Wealthy Chinese are hiring American women to serve as surrogates for their children, creating a small but growing business in $120,000 (74,962.5 pounds) "designer" American babies for China's elite.
Surrogacy agencies in China and the United States are…Continue
Chahanting "free Bree" a group of about a hundred protesters gathered outside state welfare offices in Lansing, Tuesday. They're upset over the state's decision to remove a…Continue
CHICAGO (AP) — Thirteen people have been shot at a park on Chicago's southwest side, including a 3-year-old boy who was in critical condition, in what authorities say was likely a gang-related shooting.
Officer Amina Greer said the shooting occurred shortly after 10…Continue
New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin has been forced to answer questions about his decision to limit running back David Wilson. He has been quizzed about quarterback Eli Manning’s seven interceptions in two games. Coughlin has also tried to explain how his team will improve after their 0-2…Continue
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Barbie Thomas lost both her arms at the age of 2. She was playing outside her Texas apartment complex and climbed onto a transformer, grabbling on to the wires. The electric current traveled through her little body, from her hands out her feet, burning her arms to the bone.…Continue
A privileged white South African family is under public scrutiny after slumming it in a poor black squatter camp for a month in an attempt to see how the other half lives, the New York Times reported Monday.
More on Shine: Family Lives Without Money—by Choice—and…Continue
Several times last week after Oscar De La Hoya announced in a statement that he had relapsed and had entered a rehab facility to treat an alcohol addiction, Floyd Mayweather made public statements supportive of De La Hoya and wished him well.
He even did so Saturday at the post-fight news…Continue
American ranchers living along Arizona's southwest border are living in a war zone. They are fed up with a federal government that has failed them and warn that the chaos spilling from Mexico is putting U.S. national security at risk.
On Thursday night's episode of…Continue
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Swaziland's King Mswati III has chosen an 18-year-old beauty pageant contestant as his 14th wife, a palace spokesman said Tuesday, days before a much-criticised parliamentary vote.
"I can confirm that the king has introduced to the nation a new liphovela (royal…Continue
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An unarmed man seeking help after a car crash over the weekend was shot 10 times by the…Continue
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NaQuese McCollum was 16, just started her junior year at Newark’s West Side High School, and had made her mother a promise: She would soon make plans for her future.
"She said she would know by the end of this year what she would want to do," her mother,…Continue
DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri urged small-scale attacks inside the United States to "bleed America economically", adding he hoped eventually to see a more significant strike, according to the SITE monitoring service. In an audio speech released online a day after the 12th anniversary of…Continue
A Utah dad got so fed up with his teen daughter’s too-short shorts that he taught her a fashion lesson she'll never forget. Scott Mackintosh publicly…Continue
Either we are finally living in the future the automakers have been promising us for all these years, or we are undergoing a paradigm leap in the way that outlandish automotive concept cars are able to forecast our plausible reality. Whatever the cause in this chicken/egg tautology, the production version of…Continue
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The Mercedes G63 AMG ranks as a car for the clinically insane; while massively powerful, turning corners is like riding a wild bull on bath salts. Add six wheels and you have the G63 AMG 6x6, presumably designed for the suicidal. So what happens when you tune that deathtrap into a 700-hp monster capable of eating children? It has to be…Continue
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