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Memorial Day Fast Facts

Here's a look at what you need to know about Memorial Day, a day honoring American soldiers who died serving the country in wars. In 2014, Memorial Day will be on May 26. Facts: Celebrated on the last Monday in May.

New details emerge about California mass shooter and victims

At the I.V. Deli Mart in Isla Vista, California, purple flowers now fill a bullet hole in the front of the store.

10 things Mexico does better than anywhere else

  Icy beers, empty beaches. It's a compelling image, but it captures only a feeble percentage of the diversity and excellence that imbues one of the most incredible countries in the world.

Bars with breathalyzer machines raise questions in NM

Breathalyzer machines are popping up in Albuquerque bars, so drinkers can see how much they've had.

America's weirdest rock formations

Our planet is chock full of the beautiful and bizarre. Give nature millions of years to work its magic and some pretty weird formations emerge from solid rock.

Egypt's new tourism campaign promotes shopping, not sphinxes

To say that Elhamy Elzayat misses the glory days when huge numbers of visitors flocked to Egypt's ancient sites is probably an understatement.

The man who makes WWE championship belts for a living

Dave Millican built his first pro wrestling championship belt out of cardboard when he was 13. More than 30 years later, he's still making title belts in his rural Alabama home, but the quality has gone up dramatically.

Utah man says he's found 60 messages in bottles

Part of the romance has disappeared from taking a cruise. The cruise lines now frown on passengers tossing messages overboard in bottles. But some people keep trying, and they often end up in unlikely hands.

Divers find 12,000-year-old skeleton in Mexico's underwater caves

A teenage girl may have gotten lost in a cave looking for water, nearly 13,000 years ago. Naia, as she's known today, likely fell to her death in a deep, dark pit.

Report: Cheap food leads to obesity

Forget everything you know about what's making us fat.