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Killers Were Tiny, Victims Were Huge At Chile’s Whale Graveyard

Killers Were Tiny, Victims Were Huge At Chile’s Whale Graveyard

Since construction workers discovered dozens of fossils along a highway in Chile in 2011, one question has preoccupied researchers: What killed the whales, seals and other creatures that ended up there more than 5 million years ago?

Solitary Confinement Costs $78K Per Inmate And Should Be Curbed, Critics Say

Solitary Confinement Costs $78K Per Inmate And Should Be Curbed, Critics Say

Inmates who are held in solitary confinement spend 23 hours a day in small windowless cells, receiving their food on trays that are pushed through a slot in the cell’s door.

What A Rush! California Couple Finds Gold Coins Worth $10M

What A Rush! California Couple Finds Gold Coins Worth $10M

A California couple who say they had walked by the same spot on their Sierra Nevada property many times over many years are an estimated $10 million or so richer after digging up eight rusty old cans containing 1,427 very valuable gold coins.

NATO Urges ‘Everybody’ To Respect Ukraine’s Sovereignty

NATO Urges ‘Everybody’ To Respect Ukraine’s Sovereignty

Speaking by telephone Monday, top military officials from NATO and the Russian government discussed the situation in Ukraine, with both sides expressing their concerns. NATO says it respects Ukraine’s sovereignty – and it hopes it’s not alone.

Harold Ramis, ‘Ghostbuster’ Actor And ‘Groundhog Day’ Director, Dies

Harold Ramis, ‘Ghostbuster’ Actor And ‘Groundhog Day’ Director, Dies

Harold Ramis, who was in the director’s chair for the comedies Groundhog Day and Caddyshack and was one of the stars of the Ghostbuster movies, has died. He was 69.

Pentagon Budget-Cutting Plans Sure To Draw Flak

Pentagon Budget-Cutting Plans Sure To Draw Flak

According to the Times, when Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday briefs Congress about the military’s spending plans, the budget will include “plans to shrink the United States Army to its smallest force since before the World War II buildup and eliminate an entire class of Air Force attack jets.”

Ukraine’s Parliament Votes To Oust Yanukovych After He Flees Kiev

Ukraine’s Parliament Votes To Oust Yanukovych After He Flees Kiev

Ukraine’s parliament has voted to oust President Viktor Yanukovych hours after he fled the capital and denounced events in the country as “a coup d’etat” in a television interview.

These Reindeer Really Do Glow, And It’s For Their Own Good

These Reindeer Really Do Glow, And It’s For Their Own Good

It’s an experiment to see if glow-in-the-dark antlers might help herders reduce the number of reindeer killed each year on highways. According to Helsingen Sanomat, the largest circulation newspaper in Scandinavia, on average 4,000 reindeer die in Finland each year when they’re hit by vehicles.

Breakthrough? Ukrainian President, Opposition Leaders Reach Deal

Breakthrough? Ukrainian President, Opposition Leaders Reach Deal

In what could be a major move toward ending the violence in the streets of his capital, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and leaders of the anti-government opposition reached agreement Friday on a deal to hold new elections, form a unity government and restore a constitution drafted in 2004.

Korean Families, Long Separated By War, Meet In Border Town

Korean Families, Long Separated By War, Meet In Border Town

Some 80 elderly South Koreans, long cut off from family members by the Korean War, arrived in North Korea on Thursday for a brief reunion with loved ones they have not seen in decades.