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Oderus Urungus and GWAR perform at the Download Festival in Castle Donington, England, in 2011.

Dave Brockie, GWAR's Oderus Urungus, Dies At 50

Dave Brockie, singer and mastermind behind shock rock innovators GWAR, has died at the age of 50. Initially reported by Style Weekly late last night and confirmed by Richmond, Va., police early this morning, Brockie was found dead in his apartment early Sunday evening.

Band manager Jack Flanagan has issued the following statement:

Apples Vs. Oranges: Google Tool Offers Ultimate Nutrition Smackdown

Leave it to the folks at Reddit to uncover the hidden treasures of the Internet. Recently, they were gabbing about Google's nutrition comparison tool, which was quietly launched at the end of 2013 and escaped us here at The Salt.

Behavior issues like defiance and aggression are common, and short-term counseling can help parents and kids do better.

Kids Benefit From Counseling At The Pediatrician's Office

Pediatricians often recommend some mental health counseling for children who have behavior problems like defiance and tantrums. But counseling can be hard to find. Children are much more likely to get help if the counselor is right there in the doctor's office, a study finds.

The children in the study had behavior problems, and many also had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or anxiety. They were 8 years old, on average, and two-thirds were boys.

The leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, Joseph Kony, in 2006.

U.S. Sending More Troops To Hunt For Ugandan Warlord Joseph Kony

The U.S. is sending 150 Air Force special operations personnel to central Africa this week — more than doubling the number of American troops on the ground who are assisting in the search for infamous Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, The Washington Post reports.

President Obama and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte shake hands in front of Rembrandt's <em>Night Watch</em> after speaking to the press following meetings at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam on Monday. Which artwork in the museum best captures the current global mood?

Which Artwork Is A Metaphor For The Current Global Condition?

President Obama is doing serious work in Europe this week, meeting with the G-7, NATO and the EU to discuss Russia's actions in Ukraine. He's also joining leaders from more than 50 countries in The Hague to talk about keeping nuclear weapons away from terrorists. But before the intense negotiations got underway, he launched this trip with a bit of culture.

Egyptian supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood are seen during their trial in the killing of a police officer last year.

Egyptian Court Sentences More Than 500 Morsi Supporters To Die

An Egyptian court has sentenced to death hundreds of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi after a mass trial on charges related to an attack that killed a policeman.

The verdicts and sentencing came of the 529 people came after just two sessions of the court, sparking criticism from human rights activists.

Kentucky's Andrew Harrison goes up for a shot during his team's victory Sunday over Wichita State. The Wildcats' win sent the previously undefeated Shockers home.

March Madness: After The Upsets, Which Team Do You Like Now?

Duke went down the first day, losing to nearly unknown Mercer.

Syracuse was bounced out on Saturday by Dayton — a team that hadn't gone very far in 30 years.

Here's one way to get students talking about global affairs: Teach it through food.

Gastrodiplomacy: Cooking Up A Tasty Lesson On War And Peace

It's often said that the closest interaction many Americans have with other countries' cultures is through food. That kind of culinary diplomacy is particularly common in Washington, D.C., where immigrants from all over the world have cooked up a diverse food scene.

Now one scholar-in-residence at American University is using the city's food culture to teach her students about global affairs via a course on "gastrodiplomacy" — using food as a tool to foster cultural understanding among countries.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe leaves Tokyo's Haneda airport Sunday en route to a two-day nuclear security summit in The Hague, Netherlands.

Japan To Turn Over Nuclear Stockpile To U.S. For Safe Keeping

Japan has agreed to hand over to the U.S. a decades-old stockpile of weapons-grade plutonium and highly enriched uranium that is said to be large enough to build dozens of nuclear weapons.

The 700-pound cache, which had been maintained by Japan for research purposes, would be turned over to the U.S. for safe keeping, according to an agreement announced Monday at the G7 nuclear security summit in The Hague, Netherlands. It's part of an Obama administration push to prevent the nuclear material from being stolen by potential terrorists.

A derailed Chicago Transit Authority train car rests on an escalator at the O'Hare Airport station early Monday, in Chicago.

Chicago Subway Derails, Injuring Dozens

More than 30 people reportedly were injured after a train on the Blue Line in Chicago derailed at O'Hare International Airport early Monday morning, jumping its track and careening into a platform.

Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago said in a briefing with reporters that none of the injuries were considered life-threatening, but The Chicago Tribune quotes fire officials as saying that "six people are listed in fair-to-serious condition and 26 in good-to-fair condition."

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