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Elizabeth Lessner stands behind the bar at Betty's Food and Spirits in Columbus, Ohio, in 2004.

Iconic Pabst Beer Brands Sold To Russian Company

The iconic American Pabst Blue Ribbon brand will soon be owned by a Russian company under a deal to sell the Los Angeles-based brewer for an undisclosed sum.

How To Get Children To Behave Without Hitting Them

There's plenty of evidence that spanking, paddling or hitting children doesn't improve their behavior in the long run, and actually makes it worse.

But the science never trumps emotion, according to Alan Kazdin, head of the Yale Child Study Center and author of The Everyday Parenting Toolkit.

'Murdersquishing' Them To Death: How Little Bees Take On Enormous Hornets

I know, I know. You have Putin to worry about, ISIS to worry about, Britain's near breaking, Washington's broken, and the globe keeps getting warmer — so why bring up Japanese giant hornets? You have worries enough. But I can't help myself. I've got to mention these hornets because, as bad as they are — and they are very, very bad ...

... this story has a happy ending.

Hornets From Hell

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says al-Qaida will fail to attract recruits among India's Muslims, whom he praised as patriots.

India's Modi Calls Al-Qaida's Plans For His Country 'Delusional'

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said al-Qaida will fail to attract recruits among his country's Muslims.

Earlier this month, al-Qaida said it had created a new branch to bring Islamic rule to the entire Indian subcontinent.

Education experts faced off on the motion "Embrace the Common Core" at an <em>Intelligence Squared U.S.</em> debate, moderated by John Donvan (center).

Debate: Should Schools Embrace The Common Core?

More than 40 states have adopted the Common Core State Standards, new national academic benchmarks in reading and math. But the Common Core has become the center of a highly contentious debate nationwide.

Proponents say the Common Core was designed to ensure that children, no matter where they go to school, are prepared to succeed in college or the workplace upon graduation. Opponents argue that many of the standards are not age- or development-appropriate, and that they constrain the ability of teachers to adjust their teaching to their individual classrooms.

"Happy We Are from Tehran," a video remake of Pharrell Williams' song "Happy" that went viral earlier this year.

Iran's 'Happy' Dancers Receive Suspended Sentences

Seven young Iranians arrested in May on obscenity charges for producing their own video version of Pharrell Williams' hit song "Happy" have been sentenced to 91 lashes and up to a year in jail, although the punishment has been suspended providing they don't re-offend.

<strong>Canada: </strong>"The food was inedible," Flickr user <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/paj/1626260438">Paul Jerry</a> wrote via Flickr Mail about the meat-and-cooked-vegetable platter served to his father at a Canadian hospital. Jerry says he had to bring his father food from the outside.

Around The World In 8 Hospital Meals

A hospital is probably the last place a foodie traveling abroad wants to grab a bite.

British Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday now that voters in Scotland have rejected independence, he is committed to giving more powers not only to Scotland, but also to "the people of England, Wales and Northern Ireland."

Scotland's Vote Could Bring Big Changes To England, Wales, N. Ireland

British Prime Minister David Cameron says now that voters in Scotland have rejected independence, he is committed to giving more powers not only to Scotland, but also to "everyone in England, Wales and Northern Ireland."

Adrian Peterson (right) was ordered to stay away from his team, the Minnesota Vikings, while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas.

Why 'Is Corporal Punishment Abuse?' Is Such A Loaded Question

Over the past week, Adrian Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings' all-world running back and one of the NFL's biggest stars, has become the face of corporal punishment in America. Peterson turned himself in to police over the weekend on charges of child abuse after he allegedly hit his son with a switch that left welts on his body.

Don Spirit is pictured in this 2001 handout photo obtained by Reuters on Friday. Police identified Spirit as the man who gunned down his six grandchildren and daughter before taking his own life.

Fla. Man Kills 6 Grandchildren, Daughter Before Suicide

Police in Florida say a man who did time in prison a decade ago on firearms violations gunned down his six grandchildren and his daughter before turning a weapon on himself.

Authorities say Don Spirit, 51, called 911 on Thursday to report that he might harm himself or others. When a sheriff's deputy arrived, Spirit fatally shot himself. The deputy subsequently found the bodies of his seven victims "all over on the property," at the rural home in the town of Bell, Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz said.

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