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Scientists identify 15 new emotions

Until recently, scientists had only identified six basic human emotions: happy, sad, fearful, angry, surprised and disgusted.

VIDEO: NYPD's charity hockey game ends in brawl

A charity hockey game among New York’s finest erupted into an all-out brawl. Both benches cleared at the 41st annual hockey match featuring: the New York Police Department versus the Fire Department of New York.

11 animals running for mayor in small Colorado town

Make whatever pun about politics you prefer but the race for mayor of Divide, Colorado, is turning into a real zoo. Even with 11 candidates running for office, not a single one of them is human.

5-year-old boy hacks dad's Xbox account in CA

  Hacking your Xbox: So easy, even a 5-year-old could do it?

Should people without kids pay higher taxes?

The chat-o-sphere has been abuzz lately about a proposal by Slate columnist Reihan Salam: The childless should pay higher taxes so that lower- and middle-income parents can pay less.

Flying cars: they're closer than you think!

Ever since the early 1960s when the animated sitcom "The Jetsons" glued humans' eyes to TV screens and filled their minds with whimsical visions of a futuristic space utopia, over the years people have been left asking themselves:

GA high school hosts first racially integrated prom

  Last week, for the first time in decades, students from Wilcox County, Georgia, attended a school sponsored-prom that was open to all students rather than a private, racially segregated prom.

Girl in Mississippi believed swept away by flooding as rain batters Southeast

A flash flood is believed to have swept a 9-year-old girl into a culvert in west-central Mississippi on Sunday night, prompting a desperate search that stretched into Monday morning as heavy rain battered the area, officials said.

Spiders prompt second Mazda recall

The Mazda spiders are back. The company notified federal officials it is recalling 42,000 Mazda6 sedans because of a fire risk tied to yellow sac spiders.

What is healthier: fresh, frozen, or canned?

Spring is only a few weeks away and that means fresh produce will be available at local farmer's markets very soon.