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In the 1760s, an Italian scientist ran a sex experiment that required putting teeny trousers on some ardent male frogs. Hot guys in pants, it turns out, aren't so hot.
June 25, 2014
The court decision is one of the last steps before a possible trial for Princess Cristina and her husband. They have denied wrongdoing and said they would appeal the latest ruling.
June 25, 2014
The court's 6-3 decision reverses a lower court on what has been a hotly contested issue. Aereo lets subscribers watch TV programming that it routes onto the Internet.
June 25, 2014
The state has defined autism behavioral therapy as a type of medical benefit not subject to the mental health parity law, a move that allows insurers more latitude in limiting benefits.
June 25, 2014
A European betting service is paying gamblers who bet Uruguay's Luis Suarez would use his teeth in anger in Brazil's World Cup.
June 25, 2014
In the face of gains by extremist Sunni militants, Iraq's Shiite leader rejects calls for a unity government. The ISIS force has reportedly been attacked by Syrian warplanes in Iraq.
June 25, 2014
For decades, Eli Wallach won fans by bringing humanity and humor to roles that pit him as a villain against titans such as Clint Eastwood and Steve McQueen.
June 25, 2014
David Goodman says last year the Supreme Court gutted the civil rights law that Andrew Goodman and other Freedom Summer activists gave their lives for.
June 25, 2014
David Goodman says last year the Supreme Court gutted the civil rights law that Andrew Goodman and other Freedom Summer activists gave their lives for.
June 25, 2014
In past decades, foreign firms offered lavish perks for people to work in Beijing because of how hard life was there. China's booming economy ended that. Now, air pollution is driving many to leave.
June 25, 2014
In the 1980s and '90s, thousands of Cubans fleeing to the U.S. passed through Mariel port. Today, it's the site of an ambitious special economic zone that is filling many locals with optimism.
June 25, 2014
In a trial underway in California, the NCAA is arguing that college ball players should not be paid. But every coach knows that many players are not typical students, says commentator Frank Deford.
June 25, 2014
A remote-controlled bomb costs as much as an iPhone. Car bombs can cost up to $20,000. So for a cash-rich group like ISIS, the only limit to attacks is the number of people willing to carry them out.
June 25, 2014
There have been six overdose deaths on the posh island since last August. An addiction specialist on Martha's Vineyard calls it a "phenomenal rate for a community of 16,000 people."
June 25, 2014
The news comes at a time when Hachette is in contentious negotiations with Amazon.com, which has slowed shipments, reduced discounts and removed pre-order buttons for numerous Hachette releases.
June 25, 2014
The 76-year-old Mississippi Republican managed to hang on after a runoff that likely represented the Tea Party's best remaining chance to knock off a Senate incumbent.
June 24, 2014
With nearly all precincts reporting, the six-term Republican holds 50.6 percent of the vote to Chris McDaniel's 49.4 percent in Mississippi's primary runoff.
June 24, 2014
Pro-Moscow separatists shot down a Ukrainian military helicopter, killing nine servicemen, one day after the rebels vowed to respect the cease-fire.
June 24, 2014
Described as either a boost to U.S. jobs and the economy or as "crony capitalism," the Export-Import Bank's future has grown cloudier under new House Majority Rep. Kevin McCarthy.
June 24, 2014
Frank Schaefer, a minister with the United Methodist Church, has won an appeal and had his pastoral credentials restored.
June 24, 2014

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