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Tech Week That Was: The Mac Turns 30, More NSA Rumblings

Fri, 2014-01-24 12:34

In technology news this week: Apple's iconic baby celebrated a big birthday, the debate over Edward Snowden and NSA data collection continued to simmer, and the Target data breach prompted more talk about credit card security.

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Can Mom's Pregnancy Diet Rewire Baby's Brain For Obesity?

Fri, 2014-01-24 11:22

Expectant moms are eating for two, but that isn't a license to indulge. A convincing body of research suggests that what happens in utero can set the stage for obesity. And a new study in mice suggests one way that poor maternal diet might play role: by rewiring a part of the brain that regulates appetite.

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Does Mom's Pregnancy Diet Rewire Baby's Brain For Obesity?

Fri, 2014-01-24 11:22

Expectant moms are eating for two, but that isn't a license to indulge. A convincing body of research suggests that what happens in utero can set the stage for obesity. And a new study in mice suggests one way that poor maternal diet might play role: by rewiring a part of the brain that regulates appetite.

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10 Years' Probation For NFL Player Who Caused Fatal Crash

Fri, 2014-01-24 10:36

Josh Brent was intoxicated when the car he was driving crashed and rolled over in December 2012. His passenger, teammate Jerry Brown Jr., died. The jury that convicted Brent of "intoxication manslaughter" could have sent him to jail for 20 years. Instead, he got a 180-day sentence, probation and a fine.

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Show Us: The State Of The Union Through Your Eyes

Fri, 2014-01-24 10:17

As Obama delivers his speech, we also want a ground-level view of the state of the country.

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How An 18-Year-Old Code Was Cracked On The Web In 13 Minutes

Fri, 2014-01-24 09:48

Dorothy Holm of Minnesota couldn't speak in the weeks before her death in 1996. She spent some of that time writing capital letters on the fronts and backs of 20 index cards. Her family couldn't figure out what she might have been trying to say. Crowdsourcing on the Web led to an answer.

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When Elderly Are Hospitalized, Families Face Tough Decisions

Fri, 2014-01-24 09:44

Some people might find it easier to write down the care they want and the kind they prefer not to have in living wills. Others might prefer to talk more generally with their relatives about issues like life support.

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Why Washington Drives Mayors Crazy

Fri, 2014-01-24 09:03

Close to 300 of the nation's mayors have been meeting in Washington this week. They've found networking with their peers to be a lot more productive than trying to lobby Congress.

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Former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell, Wife Plead Not Guilty

Fri, 2014-01-24 09:01

Both were released on their own recognizance and ordered not to leave the country. The McDonnells are facing corruption charges stemming from gifts they received from a political donor.

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U.N. Says Authorities, Locals In Myanmar Killed Dozens Of Muslims

Fri, 2014-01-24 08:22

The government has denied the massacre ever happened. Now, the U.N. is asking for an investigation.

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Ukraine Protests Spread, But 'Fragile Truce' Holds In Kiev

Fri, 2014-01-24 07:57

In several cities now, demonstrators are in the streets protesting corruption and demanding that President Viktor Yanukovich schedule new elections.

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As Windows XP Fades Away, Will Its Users Stick With Microsoft?

Fri, 2014-01-24 07:48

Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP in April. But the company faces a challenge as it herds its users away from the 12-year-old operating system: With so many computing options on the market, customers leaving XP behind might end up turning their backs to Microsoft, too.

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Dry January: Giving Up Booze For A Month Does Have Benefits

Fri, 2014-01-24 07:15

For regular drinkers, the New Year's resolution tradition may involve what's known as a dry January: giving up booze for a month. But could such a short-term breakup with alcohol really impart any measurable health benefits? A small but intriguing study suggests yes.

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Dry January: Giving Up Booze For A Month Does Have Benefits

Fri, 2014-01-24 07:15

For regular drinkers, the New Year's resolution tradition may involve what's known as a dry January: giving up booze for a month. But could such a short-term breakup with alcohol really impart any measurable health benefits? A small but intriguing study suggests yes.

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Nadal Sweeps Federer To Advance To Australian Open Final

Fri, 2014-01-24 07:02

Spain's Rafael Nadal reaches his third Australian Open championship after defeating his longtime Swiss rival 7-6(4), 6-3, 6-3 Friday in Melbourne. Nadal faces Stan Wawrinka in the final.

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President Boehner? Not If That Rules Out Wine And Cigarettes

Fri, 2014-01-24 06:15

The House speaker used a rare appearance on late-night TV to joke about why he won't be running for the White House, and to make some more serious predictions about this year's elections.

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At Least 3 People Killed In 40-Vehicle Pileup In Indiana

Fri, 2014-01-24 05:58

More than 20 others were injured in the massive accident along a snowy stretch of Interstate 94 about 60 miles east of Chicago.

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30 Elderly Residents Still Missing After Fire In Quebec

Fri, 2014-01-24 05:13

The blaze at a complex that housed the elderly quickly engulfed much of the building. Investigators were having a hard time searching for victims because water used to fight the flames had frozen over the scene. A key question: Why was the complex only partially fitted with sprinklers?

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Mediator: Syria, Opposition Will Have Face-To-Face Meeting

Fri, 2014-01-24 04:11

The two sides are expected to be in the same room on Saturday. Only the international mediator is expected to speak.

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Mobs Blame Muslim Brotherhood After Bombs Rock Cairo

Fri, 2014-01-24 03:40

A huge explosion outside a security headquarters killed at least four people and wounded dozens. Three smaller explosions later left at least two more people dead. Cairo is on edge this weekend, which marks the third anniversary of protests that led to the toppling of President Hosni Mubarak's regime.

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