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President Goodluck Jonathan said security forces did not know where the more than 200 abducted girls are being held. He promised the government would "get them out."
May 05, 2014
Cops worldwide are getting savvy about social media, branching out beyond Facebook to solve everything from murder cases to thefts.
May 05, 2014
Cops worldwide are getting savvy about social media, branching out beyond Facebook to solve everything from murder cases to thefts.
May 05, 2014
On Sunday, separatists attacked a police station freeing dozens of pro-Russian protesters who had been arrested during earlier clashes.
May 05, 2014
The gender gap is standard fare in politics. But in 2012, Barack Obama had a nearly 40 point advantage when it came to single women. That's more like a gender canyon.
May 05, 2014
Even where there is peace, there is distrust, as the country divides along ethnic lines. In the government-controlled capital, members of the Nuer ethnic group are seeking protection in a U.N. camp.
May 05, 2014
Brain training has become a multimillion dollar industry. But if you want to improve your memory, don't waste your time and money on brain games. You'd be better off learning to quilt.
May 05, 2014
Maybe it's really true that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. People judge a person's personality from the first word they speak, scientists say. Try it yourself with our quiz.
May 05, 2014
Normally investors look for promising companies to invest in. With search funds, they invest in promising people. Investors back "searchers" by covering their pay while they hunt for companies.
May 05, 2014
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine held its 16th annual ceremony to bless the city's bikes and cyclists on Saturday. Some come for God's help, others are just hoping for "a little extra mojo."
May 05, 2014
A 77-year-old pilot was killed when his vintage biplane crashed on a runway Sunday. He was performing an upside down stunt at a Northern California air show.
May 04, 2014
Officials are trying to protect fire-prone areas by targeting the grasses, brush and trees that fires feed off of. But until recently, conditions for controlled burning have been too dangerous.
May 04, 2014
Just about every bite of meat a Pittsburgh chef served in 2013 was raised Pennsylvania. But he learned from his locavore experiment that diners prefer prime cuts of beef over sausage and offal.
May 04, 2014
Nine performers were seriously injured Sunday when an apparatus collapsed at a show by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Rhode Island.
May 04, 2014
"My belief in marriage is undiminished by the reality of divorcing someone I have loved for a very long time," Bishop Gene Robinson says.
May 04, 2014
Gerry Adams, the leader of the mostly Catholic party Sinn Fein, was held by police for several days of questioning about a 1970s murder case.
May 04, 2014
Taking over a steep street in Bristol, England, the Park and Slide is a nearly 300-foot-long water slide. Hundreds of people rode the one-day attraction Sunday.
May 04, 2014
While House Speaker John Boehner is almost certain to win re-election in his suburban Cincinnati district, his prospects of being re-elected as speaker are far less clear.
May 04, 2014
There has been great progress in improving the health of most young kids, but newborns have not seen the same success. Researchers know the main causes of death. The challenge now is combating them.
May 04, 2014
Urging the release of separatists detained during Friday's unrest that left dozens dead, more than 100 pro-Russia activists surrounded a police station in the southern Ukrainian city of Odessa.
May 04, 2014

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