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In this photo taken Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, residents look at a sign with the words "China's First Cellphone Lane" explaining the use of a lane which separates those using their phones as they walk from others in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality. The Chinese city took a cue from a U.S. TV program and created a sidewalk with a separate lane for those with heads tucked into smartphones, as a reminder not to tweet while walking the street.(AP Photo) CHINA OUT

China's sidewalk lanes for cellphone users meant to be ironic stunt

The modern-day scourge of texting while walking is finally being taken on by a Chinese city with generous sidewalk space and a liberal approach to civic planning — or so the story goes. The scene is Chongqing, a bustling Chinese metropolis of almost 30 million people. As multiple outlets are reporting, a 50 ...


SpaceX's Elon Musk really wants to colonize Mars

If it wasn’t already apparent that SpaceX CEO and Telsa co-founder Elon Musk is one of today's more ambitious visionaries, let's remember: he wants to build a city on Mars. We knew this back in 2012 when Musk gave a rough outline of what colonizing Mars would need, like a small pioneering group of ...

FILE - In this undated file photo posted on Monday, June 30, 2014 by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, a militant extremist group, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, fighters from extremist Islamic State group parade in Raqqa, Syria. In staging airstrikes against Islamic State extremists in Syria, the U.S. may find itself in a confounding morass teeming with jihadis, rebel rivalries and sectarian hatred. (AP Photo/Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, File)

ISIS, ISIL, Islamic State: Confusion over terrorist group's name

WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY JOSH EARNEST: "In the same way that we are at war with Al-Qaeda and its affiliates around the globe, we are at war with ISIL." Wait, who did we just declare war on? As the Obama administration prepares to take on the Islamic militant group who has seized control ...

EDS NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT - This image made from video posted on the Internet by Islamic State militants and provided by the SITE Intelligence Group, a U.S. terrorism watchdog, on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, purports to show British aid worker David Haines before he was beheaded. The video emerged hours after the family of Haines issued a public plea on Saturday urging his captors to contact them. The 44-year-old Haines was abducted in Syria in 2013 while working for an international aid agency. (AP Photo)

New ISIS video shows execution of British hostage David Haines

The terrorist group ISIS has released another graphic video purporting to show the beheading of a British aid worker taken hostage in Syria. The short video, which we're not airing due to its graphic content, shows 44-year-old David Haines in an orange jumpsuit kneeling beside a black-clad militant. The militant is shown executing Haines, ...

Social-media reaction: Prince William, Kate expecting second child

Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their second child, British royal officials said Monday. According to Clarence House, the duchess was being treated for severe morning sickness.  British Prime Minister David Cameron said he was "delighted by the happy news that they're expecting another baby," The ...

SECOND EBOLA VICTIM COMES TO EMORY--August, 5, 2014 Atlanta: Medical workers roll patient, Nancy Writebol into Emory University Hospital. The second American aid worker infected with Ebola arrived Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 in Atlanta. Nancy Writebol arrived in a chartered jet at Dobbins Air Reserve Base and was then taken in an ambulance to Emory University Hospital. She was taken from the ambulance by gurney and rolled into the hospital by suited medical personnel. Three days earlier, Dr. Kent Brantly, also diagnosed with the virus, arrived at Emory  walked from the ambulance. The two patients are being treated in an isolation unit.  JOHN SPINK/JSPINK@AJC.COM

Humans test new Ebola vaccine after monkey trials

Dubbed the worst Ebola outbreak in history, more than 2,000 people in West Africa have died from the virus. But the fight against the deadly outbreak could be gaining a new weapon: A vaccine is being tested on humans for the first time. The U.S. National Institutes of Health said animal trials using macaques ...

Kei Nishikori, of Japan, reacts after a shot against Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, to win the third set during the semifinals of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

U.S. Open: Nishikori makes history with win over Djokovic

Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori made history at the U.S. Open on Saturday, becoming the first man from Asia to make it to a Grand Slam final.  But it's not just that he made it to the finals; it's who he beat that's also getting some attention — the No. 1-ranked ...


Son killed in motorcycle crash; Mother releases video of moment of impact

Motorcycles are everywhere, and while many rides are uneventful, some can be dangerous and downright deadly.   That's the message one mother in the United Kingdom wants to get out - that motorcyclists and drivers need to be more careful on the road.   >> Read more trending stories   ...

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18-year-old girl marries stray dog

The woman took the leap because it’s believed she would pass along a curse to the animal. 18-year-old Mangli Munda lives in a village Jharkland, India. She told The Daily Mail reports Munda said, “I am marrying a dog because the village elders believe that my evil spell will be ...

FILE - In this  file still image from an undated video released by Islamic State militants on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, purports to show journalist Steven Sotloff being held by the militant group. An Internet video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Sotloff by the Islamic State group was posted online Tuesday, a beheading described as retribution for continued U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. (AP Photo, File)

Steven Sotloff, U.S. journalist killed by ISIS, was Israeli citizen

Steven Sotloff, the journalist executed by ISIS this week, was not only an American citizen but also a Jewish Israeli citizen, according to Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Paul Hirschson, an Israeli diplomat and spokesperson, revealed the information through his Twitter account Wednesday morning saying: "Cleared for publications: Steven Satloff [sic] was #Israel citizen RIP." Sotloff's nationality ...

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