September 24, 2009 RSS feed / Features

'The Beatles Remastered.' Getting Better All The Time?

With improved sonics and sparkling-clean tracks, the 14 albums offer a chance to experience the fab four's recorded legacy

While most people spent their Labor Day weekend flipping burgers with friends or catching the last rays of summer sun at the beach, I sat at home for three days listening to 14 newly remastered Beatles albums. More...

Aspirin Cuts Colon Cancer Risk

LONDON (AP) - People with a genetic susceptibility to colon cancer could cut their chances of developing the disease in half by taking a daily dose of aspirin, researchers said Monday. More...

FBI: Violent Crime Down, But People Don't Feel Safer

The FBI crime report shows murder and rape are down dramatically. But data on property crimes are inconclusive

ATLANTA - Overall crime in the U.S. has dwindled to nearly 1960s levels, with particularly violent crimes - murder and rape - on a dramatic downward spiral, the FBI reported last Monday. More...

Is War On Drugs Worth It? Maybe Not, New FBI Data Suggest

Many law enforcement officers now say the drug interdiction effort is costly and unsuccessful

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR ATLANTA - Every 18 seconds, an American is busted for drug possession, according to Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) crime statistics released last Monday. More...

Baltimore Aquarium To Release Healthy Sea Turtle

BALTIMORE (AP) - Officials with the National Aquarium in Baltimore are releasing a loggerhead sea turtle into the Atlantic Ocean at Assateague State Park. After a year of rehabilitation, the aquarium was to release the turtle at 11 a.m. More...

Groups To Study N.C.'s Wild Horses at Corolla

COROLLA, N.C. (AP) - A study set to begin early next year could resolve debate over the effect of Corolla's wild horses on North Carolina's maritime forests, marshland and wet meadows. The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk reported that the U.S. More...

Women Creates Hardly Angels Motorcycle Club

BATESVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Five years ago Karla Richardson would have never considered owning a motorcycle let alone riding one by herself. She was content to ride on the back of her husband's bike. Then she got a divorce. More...

Hybrid Man-eating Pythons? Florida Is On Alert

Scientists worry that two species of nonnative pythons now near the Everglades could breed, yielding more aggressive offspring

ATLANTA - In a case of real life imitating Hollywood, the U.S. scientific community is increasingly concerned that two nonnative python breeds currently slithering free in south Florida could morph into a giant man-eating swamp coil. More...

Illinois Pastor Swims English Channel For Charity

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - Twenty-one miles and nearly 14 hours later, a northern Illinois pastor has fulfilled his goal of swimming the English Channel to raise money for a school in Africa. It took the Rev. More...