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Jan 27, 2015

Planning may start in the brain's amygdala, study finds

Thinking of a new career? Buying a home? Have you consulted your amygdala? These almond-shaped clusters of neurons deep in the brain may play a vital part in long-term planning, said a study published on Monday. Experiments conducted on lab monkey amygdala may also ...

Stricken plane parachutes safely into sea off Hawaii

Jan 27, 2015

Stricken plane parachutes safely into sea off Hawaii

Video from a U.S. Coast Guard aircraft released Monday captured the drama of a single-engine airplane and its pilot splashing safely onto the Pacific Ocean thanks to a parachute inside its fuselage. The factory-new Cirrus SR22 was en route to Hawaii Sunday afternoon on ...

Jan 27, 2015

Many Americans mistake Sikhs for Muslims, study finds

More than a decade after 9/11, Americans who come across a turban-wearing Sikh are still prone to mistake him for a Muslim. A study released Monday said 60 percent of Americans admitted to knowing nothing about the Sikhs who live, study and work in ...

Spielberg warns of growing anti-Semitism

Jan 27, 2015

Spielberg warns of growing anti-Semitism

Film director Steven Spielberg told a group of Holocaust survivors on Monday that Jews are again facing the “perennial demons of intolerance” from anti-Semites who are provoking hate crimes and trying to strip survivors of their identity. His warning came in a speech to ...

Jan 27, 2015

Boeing, SpaceX will beat Russia on price for astronaut rides

NASA expects to save millions of dollars sending astronauts to the International Space Station, once its commercial crew program starts flying in a couple of years. SpaceX and Boeing said Monday that they are on track to carry out their first manned test flights ...

Survivors visit Auschwitz a day ahead of 70th anniversary

Jan 27, 2015

Survivors visit Auschwitz a day ahead of 70th anniversary

The voices of Auschwitz survivors praying for their murdered loved ones reverberated Monday amid the barracks and barbed wire of the former Nazi death camp, with one survivor crying out in a pained voice: “I don’t want to come here anymore!” The survivors were ...

Ex-CIA officer in leak case found guilty of espionage

Jan 27, 2015

Ex-CIA officer in leak case found guilty of espionage

A former CIA officer was convicted of espionage charges Monday for having leaked to a New York Times journalist classified details of a secret operation to thwart Iran’s nuclear program. Jurors found Jeffrey Sterling guilty on all nine counts he faced in federal court ...

Spanish casket bears 'Quixote' author's initials: researchers

Jan 27, 2015

Spanish casket bears 'Quixote' author's initials: researchers

Researchers looking for the remains of Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes said Monday they found part of a casket at a Madrid convent bearing the initials of the “Don Quixote” author. The team made the find over the weekend inside an alcove in the ...

Jan 27, 2015

Two small planes ditch off Hawaii; all five aboard survive

Two small planes ran out of fuel and ditched in the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii, but the five people aboard both aircraft survived, authorities said. The Coast Guard says the separate incidents Sunday involved a single-engine plane carrying a solo pilot about 250 miles ...

Jan 27, 2015

First beheading under new Saudi king stirs attention; guilt doubted

Saudi Arabia on Monday executed a man convicted of raping several girls in a case that has captured the kingdom’s attention and marks the first beheading carried out under the newly enthroned King Salman. The Interior Ministry said Moussa al-Zahrani was executed in the ...

Jan 27, 2015

Man fatally shoots self outside News Corp. building in New York

A man shot and killed himself in an apparent suicide on Monday outside the News Corp. office building in Midtown Manhattan, police said. The 41-year-old man, whose identity was not officially released, shot himself in the chest outside 1211 Sixth Avenue and was taken ...