VIDEO: Reese Witherspoon apologizes after arrest
Actress Reese Witherspoon says she's 'deeply embarrassed' after her disorderly conduct arrest. She was taken into custody early Friday along with her husband, who was charged with driving under the influence.
Slate: 15 facts about our planet
We live on the surface of this great giant space-borne water-laden spinning rock, separated from the rest of the Universe beneath a thin veil of nitrogen and oxygen molecules. Even though you're immersed in its influence, what do you really know about the Earth?
Weather warnings now issue from your pocket
Keith Stammer, director of emergency management in Joplin, Mo., suggests people have back-up systems for their back-up systems when it comes to weather warnings. The layers of alerts should include mobile apps and text alerts that indicate when storms are approaching, he says.
VIDEO: Girls raft through Okla. floodwaters on inflatable mattress
Some Chickasha, Okla., residents were plagued by Wednesday night's storms, while others saw an opportunity for a unique adventure.
Are we prepared? Disasters prove more costly as people move into storm-prone areas
The United States has more than doubled in population since 1950. Fifty-three percent of Americans now live in the 17 percent of counties sitting on a coast. Development is happening in vulnerable places.
Slate: A better way to manage your household budget
Most people who want to know about household budgeting turn to someone like personal finance guru Dave Ramsey, who has a carefully crafted household budgeting system which relies on a simple idea, sometimes called the "envelope system." There is a problem, though: It is in violation of basic economic principles.
5 ways your house might be making you sick
Many homeowners may be unsuspecting victims of medical problems, from asthma attacks to lung cancer, caused by components and conditions in their houses, according to a new federal report.
Trapped inside trash bin, man dies, woman seriously hurt
A Connecticut man who had sought shelter inside a trash bin died of suffocation after being trapped in a garbage collection truck that emptied the bin he and his girlfriend were inside.
An abortion provider Is on trial: Where's the media coverage?
Until late last week, much of the national media was silent as testimony about Gosnell's alleged "house of horrors" abortion clinic rolled out.
Ghetto's final hours revealed in diary 70 years after Holocaust
A makeshift diary scribbled on five pages of graph paper by an unidentified young woman hiding in a bunker as the Nazis closed in on what remained of the Warsaw Ghetto is the first real glimpse into the daily lives of about 40,000 Jews hiding in bunkers as the ghetto burnt above them.
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