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Chris Pratt in a scene from "Guardians Of The Galaxy."

Chris Pratt Enters a New ’Galaxy’

By Jake Coyle | Apr 23
After Chris Pratt tweeted a shirtless photo of himself to flaunt the shape he had gotten into for "Zero Dark Thirty," he received a "giant ball of criticism" from his friends and helped land him the lead in one of the summer’s biggest movies.

A scientist holds a juvenile lobster while doing research on Orr’s Island in Harpswell, Maine.

Maine Baby Lobster Decline Could End High Catches

By Patrick Whittle | Apr 23
The number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline - possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted New England’s lobster fishery, scientists say.

Sales of US Existing Homes Slip to a 20-Month Low

By Christopher S. Rugaber | Apr 23
Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in March to their lowest level since July 2012 as rising prices and a tight supply of available homes discouraged many would-be buyers.

An Alfa Romeo 4C is displayed at the New York International Auto Show in New York.

Hot Cars at this Year’s New York Auto Show

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Apr 23
With more than 1 million visitors annually, the New York International Auto Show is one of the most important shows for the U.S. auto industry. Here are some of the vehicles debuting this year.

British women are having more lesbian sex!

Less Bangers, More Mash: 20% Rise in Brits Lesbian Encounters

By Winnie McCroy | Apr 23
A new survey reveals a twenty percent jump in the number of British women who are ’tipping the velvet’ with other ladies.

Classic Revolution: British Styles for Spring

By Matthew Wexler | Apr 23
While the bespoke styles of Savile Row continue to wow men of a certain generation (and means), a new crop of British designers and reimagined familiar ones are making their mark on the streets of London and beyond.

Literary Dublin

By Helen O’Neill | Apr 23
With its old-world pubs filled with faded pictures of poets and rebels, clattery cafes and cobblestone alleys, Dublin is a haven for those who want to immerse themselves in books and writers and words - washed down of course, with a pint of Guinness.

Belgian Waffles Celebrate 50 Years in the U.S.

By Ula Ilnytzky | Apr 23
The notion of introducing a new food to the American public is almost inconceivable in an era of TV chefs. But that’s what happened 50 years ago at the 1964 New York World’s Fair in Queens, N.Y., when a family from Belgium introduced Belgian waffles.

Russia May Fingerprint HIV-Positive Citizens

By Jason St. Amand | Apr 22
After cracking down its LGBT citizenry last where, when President Vladimir Putin signed the controversial "homosexual propaganda" law, it looks like some Russian lawmakers are taking aim at HIV-positive individuals.

Ruling Sought in Arizona Same-Sex Marriage Case

Apr 22
Gay and lesbian couples challenging Arizona’s ban on same-sex marriage are asking a federal court for a pretrial ruling in their favor.