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10 countries where homosexuality may be punishable by death
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday signed a law that imposes a 14-year prison sentence for homosexual acts - and life sentences for those found guilty of "aggravated homosexuality." A measure imposing the death penalty was removed from an earlier version of the bill.
Taco Bell to take on McDonald's breakfast with eggs in waffles
Yum Brands' Taco Bell chain will introduce breakfast foods such as waffle tacos, egg burritos and the bacon A.M. Crunchwrap nationwide on March 27. The move expands on a trial run that began in some locations in 2012, bringing a breakfast menu to 5,500 of Taco Bell's more than 5,700 U.S. restaurants.
In minimum wage debate, Wal-Mart poised for a Ford moment
WASHINGTON - One hundred years later, U.S. companies including Gap and Wal-Mart Stores are caught up in the debate over raising pay - this time an increase in the federal minimum wage. President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats want to raise it to $10.10 an hour from $7.25, saying doing so will bolster the economy and reduce income inequality.
2014 N.C. Waterfowl Conservation Stamp and Print Unveiled at Wildlife Festival
WASHINGTON, N.C. — Minnesota wildlife artist Scot Storm took top honors in the 2014 N.C. Waterfowl Conservation Stamp and Print Competition with his vivid portrayal of a pair of hooded mergansers.
Sex isn't the political killer it used to be
WASHINGTON - Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford survived trying to cover up his infidelity with a tall tale about hiking the Appalachian Trail and returned to Congress. Bill Clinton, who was impeached for his transgressions, left office with a 68 percent approval rating, and his wife is the leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination.
The science of workout music
You're bundling up for a chilly morning run. Or about to climb on the elliptical for a high-energy workout. Or warming up before a weightlifting session.
What's the first thing you reach for?
Your earbuds, naturally.
New study: Elephants console each other
Scientists have shown that Asian elephants do indeed get distressed when they see others in trouble, and they reach out to console them — just as humans tend to do when we see someone suffering.
Missouri committee recommends $8 for tin foil hats
According to a summary sheet, the tin foil hat money is part of an amendment removing language prohibiting the state from accepting federal money to implement Common Core education standards.
Homeland Security sets sights on national database of license plates
WASHINGTON - The Department of Homeland Security wants a private company to create a national license plate tracking system that would give the agency access to vast amounts of information from commercial and law enforcement license plate readers, according to a government proposal that does not specify what privacy safeguards would be put in place.
The Swiss Air Force is only available during office hours
The Swiss Air Force is only available during office hours. These are reported to be from 8am until noon, then 1:30 to 5pm.
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