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During 52 hours of grueling jury deliberations, Bobby Dugan kept changing his mind.
Michael McCarthy was found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of 2-year-old Bella Bond, whose unidentified remains were found in a trash bag two years ago near Boston.
(CNN) -- Michael McCarthy was found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of 2-year-old Bella Bond, whose unidentified remains were found in a trash bag two years ago near Boston.Suffolk County prosecutors argued...
Ladi Adaikwu's top-shelf merchandise is hidden in a mud-brick shed in a warren of narrow alleyways in Angwan-Dodo, a farming village close to Nigeria's capital city Abuja. The steel door is secured with a heavy padlock, and when she opens it, a shaft of light cuts through the damp darkness to reveal what looks like a knee-high pile of narrow, dirt-encrusted footballs. But don't be fooled by their humble appearance: These are high-quality yams, and around here they're as good as gold. Adaikwu stoops to pick one up, and holds it under the light. "This one is just like a healthy child," she says. "If you plant it, it will grow directly." Although this West African country is the world's biggest producer and consumer of yams, the ones inside Adaikwu's shed are special. They are "seed yams," meant to be planted, not eaten. Not only that, they're guaranteed to be disease-free, a trait that's increasingly hard to find here. While a typical seed yam migh..
British Prime Minister Theresa May has told EU citizens living in the UK that family members will be able to join them after Brexit.
Cancer survivors are finding a way to gain strength and bond with others who understand with the "You Night Empowering Events" program.
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Australia's Great Barrier Reef has always been considered one of the world's natural wonders, but now we know how much some economists think it's really worth.
A shadow hangs over Eid celebrations this year in India.
It's summer vacation season and many families will be lucky enough to be heading off for at least a few days. At least half of parents say quality time together is the most important reason to take a family vacation, according to a national survey by the rental car company Alamo. Still, there will inevitably be downtime: at airports, on planes, trains or in the backseat. So one new travel necessity is a tablet or smartphone loaded up for the kids with an extra charger or battery. In an ideal world, our kids' screen time won't be a bleeping, blooping, brain-rotting distraction, but a creative and fun, even educational diversion. So NPR Ed reached out to some experts for recommendations and guidelines on helping pick the best apps, for backseat time or any time. These recommendations come with an important caveat. The American Academy of Pediatrics' new guidelines on screen time for kids emphasize the need for balance with other activities. The goal for school-age chi..
Hōkū means "star," and is often used in names such as Hōkūlea , the star of gladness, or Na Hōkū , the local recording industry awards program. Be sure to include the stresses, for it takes on a different meaning if you do not.
Bowing to pressure from the ultra-Orthodox parties, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu froze plans for an egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall, one of Judaism's holiest sites.
The family of Philando Castile, who was shot and killed last year by a St. Anthony, Minnesota police officer, has reached a $3 million settlement with the city, according to a statement from the city and lawyers for the...
Former University of Hawai'i beach volleyball players Karissa Cook and Katie Spieler made good in their first international tournament together, earning the bronze at NORCECA Ochos Rios in Jamaica on Sunday.
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The Apollo 11 command module , which took the first moonwalkers to lunar orbit and back in 1969, is undergoing a painstaking restoration, in preparation for an unusual national tour later this year. Until recently, the capsule sat in the main lobby of the National Air and Space Museum, where it had been since the museum opened in 1976. Conservator Lisa Young says that occasionally workers would open up its Plexiglas case to look it over or put in new lighting. "But it never really went under a full examination or investigative analysis as to all of the certain materials on there, how stable they are," says Young, who is working on the spacecraft now in a restoration hangar at the Smithsonian's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., outside of Washington, D.C. "Our big job as conservators right now is to figure out, if we are going to put it back on display permanently, what could be happening to it in 50 years," says Young, who wants to prevent future deterioration. Inside..
Los Angeles is the only major American city where street vending is illegal, but that will soon change. A campaign to legalize the city's sidewalk sellers, which has been in the works for years, is finally gaining strength from President Trump — or rather, from local resistance to his immigration policies. In the city's Piñata District, southeast of downtown, tabletop shops offer everything from baby clothes to cellphone accessories to lunch. Estela Peralta flips tortillas on a hot plancha. She chops succulent carnitas and offers a variety of homemade salsas. " Mira ," Peralta says, pointing to a tub of guacamole and describing its ingredients. "Avocado, tomato y chile ." Her husband, Enrique, is known for making crispy pork skins. When he left Mexico for the United States, his father gave him one piece of advice: "You should dedicate yourself to what you know — making chicharrón and making carnitas," he says in Spanish. "A pig always has feet and a head. There you'll ha..