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  • Starbucks to expand evening alcohol sales to thousands of stores

    Starbucks will expand its evening alcohol and light bites menu, which includes bacon-wrapped dates and Malbec wine, to thousands of stores, Chief Operating Officer Troy Alstead said in a phone interview. The rollout, which can help boost sales, will take several years, he said.

    March 20, 2014

  • VIDEO: Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps dead at 84

    Fred Phelps Sr., a minister known for his church's anti-gay protests at military funerals, has died at the age of 84.

    March 20, 2014

  • 'Kid, I'm sorry, but you're just not college material'

    What if encouraging students to take a shot at the college track - despite very long odds of crossing its finish line - does them more harm than good?

    March 19, 2014

  • Why your Facebook friends are so gullible

    These stories aren't real. They're the work of the New Yorker's not-particularly-funny online satirist Andy Borowitz, but many people, not just your gullible Facebook friends, invariably believe them. Sometimes the official state news agencies of global superpowers believe them.

    March 19, 2014

  • Is there a Disney universe?

    Casual fans accept that Disney movies take place once upon a time, in a land far, far away. But Tumblr users are not casual fans. And they want it all to Mean Something.

    March 19, 2014

  • e20761bc88eba64e7a780d181af4cd02.jpg Memorable upsets from past NCAA tournament opening weekends

    This year's NCAA Tournament promises its share of surprises before the dust clears and the field of 68 is pared down to the Sweet 16. Here is a look back at some memorable upsets from the first weekend of past NCAA Tournaments.

    March 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sailors looking out windows trump technology in jetliner search

    Even in this high-tech age, the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may rely on good luck and the oldest of sensors: the human eye.

    March 19, 2014

  • A 9-year-old's 'avalanche' of ailments confounds specialists

    Suzanne Groah remembers feeling hopeful when the nurse hurried down the corridor of a Northern Virginia hospital in January 2013 and announced, "Bingo! We have the answer!"

    March 18, 2014

  • Why didn't the missing airliner's passengers phone for help?

    One of the most commonly asked questions we've received is: Why didn't the passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 use their cell phones to call for help?

    March 18, 2014

  • VIDEO: Former police chief swallows evidence in court

    The former police chief, Richard Masten, tore up a document containing information about a confidential source, chewed it up and swallowed it in court.

    March 18, 2014

  • Screen Shot 2014-03-18 at 10.20.55 AM.png VIDEO: Fish tank bursts at Disney restaurant

    A large fish tank at the T-Rex Cafe in Orlando's Downtown Disney area burst Monday afternoon, sending water cascading into the restaurant and diners scrambling from their seats.

    March 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • I used to be terrified of the SATs. This is why I'm not anymore.

    I tried. I really did. When the College Board announced its latest SAT changes and my e-mail box overflowed with analyses of their importance for the future of our republic, I tried to ignore them.

    March 17, 2014

  • How frenetic lives became status symbols

    One man says he works 72 hours a week because everyone else at his office does; he's thinking about cutting back on sleep so he can be more productive. A woman says the last time she had a moment for herself was when she went for her annual mammogram.

    March 17, 2014

  • 20140317-AMX-DESIGN-FOOD178.jpg Fun and beautiful maps of the world made from signature regional foods

    Food stylist Caitlin Levin and photographer Henry Hargreaves have collaborated on a series of food-based country maps composed of signature national ingredients.

    March 17, 2014 3 Photos

  • news_ryan.jpg 8 sly code words and why politicians love them

    When Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., talked about a "real culture problem" in "our inner cities in particular" last week, he wasn't the first American politician to be slammed for using racially coded language to get a point across.

    March 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • spt_krzyzewski.jpg Tourney talk: Breaking down the bracket on social media

    Opinions on which teams deserved and didn't deserve NCAA Tournament bids are almost as varied as strategies for filling out brackets, if reaction on social media is any indication. Here's a sampling.

    March 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Screen Shot 2014-03-17 at 10.51.10 AM.png VIDEO: Quake rattles Los Angeles TV station

    News anchors at KTLA in Los Angeles felt a magnitude 4.4 earthquake rumble beneath their studio live on the air Monday morning. The quake was centered about 15 miles west-northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

    March 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • spt_wichitastate.jpg VIDEO: Odds of a perfect bracket

    Warren Buffett is insuring a Quicken Loans promotional contest that will award $1 billion to anyone who can correctly guess the winners of every game of the NCAA men's basketball championship tournament. How long are the odds of doing it? Here is a list of things more likely to happen.

    March 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • VIDEO: Oklahoma high-speed chase ends in crash

    Authorities in Oklahoma City, Okla. say a man who stole a pick-up truck led police on a high-speed chase reaching nearly 120 miles per hour before crashing into a mini-van and two other vehicles.

    March 14, 2014

  • Screen shot 2014-03-14 at 12.39.21 PM.png Spring Madness: 3 apps to help manage your schedule

    Spring is imminent, and as you welcome the warmer weather, it's time to start thinking about home maintenance, school events and everything else you put off during the winter. These three apps will help you manage your schedule, no matter your organization style.

    March 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Electric-grid attack fuels sniper-versus-hacker threat debate

    U.S. energy regulators' efforts to harden the power grid against snipers and terrorists are fueling a debate over whether they're diverting resources from other threats, like cyber attacks.

    March 14, 2014

  • How local sports could change all of television

    Cable companies are betting that local sports will justify big price increases - and they may have overreached. Wars over the rights to local sports broadcasting are breaking out across the country, and their outcomes may bring the cable business model to its knees.

    March 14, 2014

  • Lean Cuisine sales drop as consumers shun freezer

    Nestle's Lean Cuisine is being hit by concerns that the low-calorie frozen dinners it pioneered are unhealthy and too expensive, a lethal one-two punch for a product targeted at budget-conscious dieters.

    March 13, 2014

  • Both genders think women are bad at basic math

    A study of how both men and women perceive each other's mathematical ability finds that an unconscious bias against women could be skewing hiring decisions, widening the gender gap in mathematical professions like engineering.

    March 13, 2014

  • Who belongs in the delivery room?

    Should a father be allowed in the delivery room for the birth of his child, over the mother's objections? A New Jersey judge said no last November, in a ruling that was released in writing earlier this week.

    March 13, 2014

  • news_clinton.jpg Americans in poll don't believe Christie or Clinton

    Americans aren't buying the explanations offered by Chris Christie and Hillary Clinton about controversies that could stand between them and the White House if either runs for president in 2016.

    March 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • news_sxswcrash.jpg VIDEO: Two dead at SXSW after car hits crowd

    A suspected drunken driver fleeing police crashed through barricades at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, slamming into a crowd outside a nightclub and killing a man and woman on a moped early Thursday, police said.

    March 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Screen Shot 2014-03-13 at 10.07.38 AM.png VIDEO: Wild car chase in Denver

    Denver police apprehended a man who led them on a wild chase in three different stolen cars Wednesday after a four-year-old boy was reportedly kidnapped from a gas station.

    March 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • news_planesearch.jpg Missing Malaysian jetliner confuses a world that's online 24/7

    The disappearance five days ago of a Malaysian Airline Systems Bhd. aircraft with 239 people on board is confounding search teams and a global audience used to around-the-clock connectivity and real-time updates.

    March 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Which foods are the worst for the environment?

    As with most arguments about our food supply, though, it's not that simple. Although beef is always climatically costly, pork or chicken can be a better choice than broccoli, calorie for calorie.

    March 12, 2014

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