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  • Americans falling out of love with shopping malls

    Abandoned malls are hot: The Dead Malls Enthusiasts Facebook group boasts almost 14,000 members; a Google search of "dead malls" produces 5.7 million results; and the desolate interiors of these unused retailing meccas keep making cameos in thrillers and horror films.

    July 2, 2014

  • More Americans are stuck in part-time work

    New government data slated for release Thursday is expected to show the economy added more than 200,000 jobs for the fifth straight month - the longest streak since the late 1990s.

    July 2, 2014

  • President Barack Obama mug Best president? Worst president? Don't read too much into those polls

    The questions about who are the best and worst post-WWII presidents are useless. What they mainly show is that Republicans are far more unified around a single story than are Democrats.

    July 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • PPR fatal fire A1 main 070214 Two boys dead, infant critically injured in mobile home fire

    Two young children died and their infant sister was in critical condition after fire engulfed their mobile home in a small town in upstate New York Monday night.

    July 2, 2014 3 Photos

  • Screen Shot 2014-07-01 at 4.21.43 PM.png A messaging app that doesn't use words at all

    About 10,000 people have signed up for usernames for a chat app that isn't even out yet: Emoj.li. It's an instant messenger app that uses no words at all — not even "Yo" or "Hodor!" Instead, it employs only emoji icons.

    July 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • What states can do on their own about immigration

    It's official: Congress won't take up immigration reform this year. This week, President Barack Obama said he'll use executive actions to change policies unilaterally.

    July 1, 2014

  • Screen Shot 2014-07-01 at 12.20.53 PM.png VIDEO: Manhole cover 'explodes' in Indiana

    Recent heavy rains in Terre Haute, Indiana flooded the city’s storm sewers, which built up enough pressure to blow a manhole cover off at Fairbanks Park.

    July 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tropical Storm Arthur off Florida may grow into hurricane

    Tropical Storm Arthur formed off the Florida coast and is forecast to grow into a hurricane that will threaten North Carolina's Outer Banks during the Fourth of July holiday.

    July 1, 2014

  • photo 1.JPG Woman's African safari photos draw ire on Facebook

    A Texas woman’s photos from an African hunting safari posted on Facebook have provoked a range of responses — including many laced with hate and outright death threats.

    July 1, 2014 3 Photos

  • 090302-correctioncosts-hmed-1p.grid-6x2.jpg A statistical blind spot that makes the US crime rate seem lower than it is

    Imagine an American city with 2.2 million people, making it the fourth largest in the nation. Now imagine that city is a place where residents suffer routine violence and cruelty at rates unlike anywhere else in the country, where they are raped and beaten with alarming frequency by their neighbors and even the city officials who are paid to keep them safe. Now imagine that we, as a nation, didn't consider the vast majority of that violence to be criminal or even worth recording. That is, in effect, the state of the U.S. correctional system today.

    June 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gallant groom chases down wedding thief

    Jared Lightle never anticipated that when he renewed his marriage vows Saturday, he would have to chase some guy from the wedding hall, yelling: “Stop! Thief! Stop!”

    June 30, 2014

  • rgbnorris30a.jpg Woman shoots would-be burglar with pellet gun

    A would-be burglar in Pennsylvania received more than he bargained for when he tried to steal a flat screen television from a home he had broken into Sunday night.

    June 30, 2014 2 Photos

  • VIDEO: Emergency slide deploys inside plane

    A United Airlines flight with more than 100 passengers and crew made an emergency landing in Wichita, Kansas, after an emergency exit slide deployed inside the plane during a flight. The plane landed safely and nobody was hurt.

    June 30, 2014

  • screenshot facebook.jpg VIDEO: Mood experiment on Facebook

    Internet users are incensed at the revelation that Facebook researchers manipulated the content some users were shown in an attempt to gauge their emotional response.

    June 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Limit dies on New York's soda size

    Michael R. Bloomberg's plan to limit the size of sodas in New York City, one of the most aggressive and controversial public health initiatives in recent memory, effectively died Thursday.

    June 27, 2014