Quadruple amputee regains independence after tornado-related illness
Louella Aker survived a deadly tornado in southern Indiana last year with little more than a scratch, but the aftermath of the storm cost her all of her limbs and nearly took her life.
VIDEO: Surfers ride 100-foot waves
Surf's up off the coast of Norte of Nazare, Portugal, where waves up to 100 feet tall were ridden after super storm St. Jude battered the European coast.
VIDEO: Convicted mobster hopes for a hit in the kitchen
Angelo Lutz is trying to make a hit in the restaurant world with a new Mafia-themed Italian eatery in New Jersey. Lutz, known as Fat Ange, served nearly seven years in federal prison for racketeering.
VIDEO: Pit bulls, parolees join forces in Louisiana
The star of Animal Planet's "Pit Bulls and Parolees" moved her family and her show to New Orleans, where hurricanes and dog fighting have left animals abandoned and abused. The show pairs dogs with ex-convicts who work and care for them.
Medieval towers stand beside modern touches in Estonia's capital
Fifty miles across the Gulf of Finland from Helsinki, Tallinn is Northern Europe's oldest capital and gives visitors an intriguing mix of Medieval building with touches of modernity.
VIDEO: 100 years of secrets from La Brea Tar Pits
Scientists are still digging for Ice Age fossils in the heart of Los Angeles after a century of discoveries. So much has been uncovered from the La Brea Tar Pits that crews have a backlog of bones to clean and sort through.
Why are there so many yellow taxis in the world?
Bumblebee-bright, a yellow taxicab blurs across Times Square: an instantly recognizable and infinitely reproduced symbol of New York City. But New York cab companies weren't the first to paint their vehicles the now iconic yellow, a popular taxi color in many parts of the country and the world.
Recipe: Spaghetti squash with ground turkey and tomato sauce
Low-carb and low-calorie Italian comfort food can be hard to find. Here, cooked and shredded squash stands in for wheat pasta as the base of a nutritious and filling main dish.
VIDEO: "Daily Show" sparks local controversy
A Republican North Carolina precinct official resigned on Thursday, after The Daily Show aired a segment on the state's voter ID law.
Anonymity is fleeting when people are tweeting
In the ego-driven game of Twitter, Jofi Joseph was, for a while, one of the winners. But what did it get him? While Twitter has launched many once-obscure wits to social prominence, Joseph — the National Security Council staffer fired this week when he was revealed as the secret author of @natsecwonk — could never benefit from a growing fan base.
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