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  • 4 books I shouldn’t have liked – but did

    4 books I shouldn’t have liked – but did

    You all know what I mean here: You walk into a bookstore, pick up a book, take one look at its cover or read one paragraph of the jacket copy and say, “Oh, this book’s not for me because...." But you might be wrong. Here are four books that I really liked – even though I shouldn't have.

  • Bin Laden alive? To debunk latest myth, White House near release of photo.

    The US had reasons to bury Osama bin Laden at sea. But now conspiracy theories are cropping up that he is not dead, adding to domestic pressure on the US to release a photo of his body.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 04/21

    Irish Guards are inspected on the parade ground by Master Tailor Lance Sergeant Matthew Else, (r.), at their barracks in Windsor, southern England. The Guards will perform ceremonial duties at the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/18

    Russian police academy female cadets march during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade at Dvortsovaya (Palace) Square in St. Petersburg, Russia. Russia celebrates the anniversary of the allied victory over Nazi Germany on May 9.

  • In Pictures Bodacious VW Beetles

    A Volkswagen Beetle with suitable modifications crossed the Irish Sea in eight hours in 1973.

  • In Pictures Unusual architecture

    A construction worker examines the 'Echolot' (sonar), a giant wooden pavilion during the official press preview for the yearly German horticultural show 'Bundesgartenschau 2011' in Koblenz, Germany, on April 7. The ground plan of the wooden construction is derived from the oscillogram curve of the sonar of a local bat, the so-called 'evening sailor,' by architecture students of the western German city at the junction of the river Moselle and Rhine. The garden show opened its gates on April 15 and runs till October 16.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/14

    Angelina Walley, wife of German anatomist Gunther von Hagens looks at a plastinate shark during an exhibition preview at the Cologne zoo. 'Koerperwelten der Tiere' (Body Worlds of Animals), an exhibition of polymer preserved animals of German anatomist Gunther von Hagens, opens on April 15 and runs until September 30, 2011.

  • In Pictures Top Dominican-born baseball players

    Dominican-born Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz runs on the base paths during a major league game in Boston on April 8. The Dominican Republic is a baseball powerhouse. There are more Dominicans playing in the major leagues than from any other country in Latin America, and the Dominican Republic has more players in the majors than all other Latin countries combined.

  • GE hoax about its taxes won't hurt business

    GE hoax about its taxes won't hurt business

    GE hoax, devised by a group of imposters who sent out a fake press release, tricked the Associated Press and Dow Jones news wires into publishing an incorrect story about how GE would give a $3.2 billion tax refund to Washington. Can the scammers behind the GE hoax hurt business?

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Yuri Gagarin

    The urgency and importance of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center's mission in the 1960s was apparent from the beginning. It became even more apparent on April 12, 1962, when the Soviet cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, became the first man in space.