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Uruguayan creates chess game for multiple opponents

It no longer takes two to play chess – or at least according to a new version of the game invented by Uruguayan Gabriel Baldi, where up to four...

Grace blends with danger in obscure art in Haiti

JACMEL, Haiti (AP) — Two men pivot and slide in a forest clearing, their bodies weaving before a handful of spectators in what could be a graceful...

Federal judge stirs controversy with blog post

A federal judge in Nebraska is again drawing attention because of his personal blog, this time for using an obscene reference to suggest that the U. S....

Nonprofits' contraceptive cases next for justices

How much distance from an immoral act is enough? That's the difficult question behind the next legal dispute over religion, birth control and the...

Heroic fantasy fans 'fight to the death' in epic Ragnarok battle

Hundreds of medieval combat enthusiasts fight to the death in a annual heroic‑fantasy celebration...

Gov't: Ruling backs nonprofits' birth control plan

The Obama administration said Wednesday that the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of the religious claims of Hobby Lobby and other for‑profit...

Learning a language while sleeping just might be possible

The idea that dozing off with a textbook under one's pillow enables "learning by osmosis" may be nothing more than a running joke among...

Origami: Exhibit shows an art form unfolding

NEW YORK (AP) — An origami exhibit at Cooper Union college that features the work of 88 artists from around the world reveals the outer limits of...

Green family, Hobby Lobby, connected for 40 years

Monday's Supreme Court ruling that the Hobby Lobby crafts store chain does not have to provide all forms of birth control marks the first time the...