Does your little feline friend actually love you, or are they just using you for food? Scientists from Oregon State University isolated 50 cats, depriving them of all stimuli before reintroducing four things: human interaction, food, scent and toys.
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The aviation industry has changed from a time when flying was considered a special occasion and people wore formal attire when they caught a flight, NBC News reported.
There was a certain status that came with flying, said Janet Bednarek, an aviation historian and professor at the University of Dayton. It was considered glamorous, she said, and flyers treated it the way they treated dress codes in the office.
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A couple in Greene County, Tennessee, tried to sell their 5-month-old child online for $3,000. Police arrested the couple after hearing about the attempted sale.
President Donald Trump signed a handful of measures Monday rolling back Obama-era regulations under the Congressional Review Act. It's part of a larger GOP effort to eliminate an array of regulations issued during President Barack Obama's final months in office and comes days after Trump's effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare" failed. Trump has made overturning what he deems government over-reach a centerpiece of his first months in office.
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Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the person who overturned benches, broke windows and threw a Bible into a mosque near Colorado State University, a case they are investigating as a bias-motivated crime.
Police released two clips of surveillance video that captured the vandalism at the Islamic Center of Fort Collins before dawn Sunday. In one, a man wearing a hoodie, believed to be in his late teens or early 20s, is shown picking up a paving stone and walking away and in another, he kicks a door.
The center's president, Tawfik Aboellail, said the man tried to break into the mosque about 4 a.m. Sunday but did not get inside.
The nomination of Betsy DeVos, a school choice advocate, as Education secretary, was a signal from President Donald Trump that he was going to shake up public education.
On Monday, Trump moved to roll back Obama-era rules that deal with how states assess school performance and teacher preparation programs. Trump says that local educators, parents and state leaders know what students need best.
And his budget proposal brought even more clarity to his plan.
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A Labrador was used as a drug mule for two New York men sending more than $1 million worth of heroin to John F. Kennedy Airport, the Queens District Attorney says.
The dog was employed to help the men hide ten bricks of heroin in the false bottom of a crate sent from Puerto Rico to JFK on March 24, district attorney Richard Brown says.
“It’s alleged that man’s best friend was used in an attempt to smuggle drugs into the city," he said.
"But great police work led to the seizure of more than 10 kilograms of heroin concealed within a dog crate."
A man was wounded after being shot by ICE agents in Chicago's Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side Monday morning, according to police.
The shooting happened just before 6:20 a.m. in the 6100 block of West Grand, Chicago police said.
In an effort to retake the city of Mosul from control of ISIS militants, Iraq's elite Scorpion Unit engaged in house-to-house fighting. ISIS has been using civilians as human shields, which has slowed the fight and resulted in many civilian deaths.
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A female high school student had immediate plans to bomb her school in Frederick County, Maryland, and shoot people, police say.
Nichole Cevario, 18, stockpiled bomb-making materials and had a shotgun to attack Catoctin High School on a specific date in April, the Frederick County Sheriff's Office said Monday morning.
"[S]he had the means and equipment to have caused a significant life safety event at Catoctin High School if she had followed through with the threat," police said in a statement.
Police began investigating Cevario after her father contacted the school on Thursday, school officials said.
Mayor Bill de Blasio says the wildly popular statue of a young girl staring down Wall Street's famous "Charging Bull" will be allowed to remain through February 2018.
De Blasio says the artwork, called "Fearless Girl," has inspired many people and "fueled powerful conversations about women in leadership."
"Now, she’ll be asserting herself and affirming her strength even after her temporary permit expires--a fitting path for a girl who refuses to quit," he said.
"Fearless Girl" originally only had a temporary permit to stay until April 2.
Now the statue, which stands on Department of Transportation property, will get a longer-term permit through the department's art program, the Office of the Mayor said.
Police have found no evidence that the man who killed four people in London last week was associated with the ISIS or al-Qaeda, a senior British counterterrorism officer said Monday.
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu of the Metropolitan Police said Westminster attacker Khalid Masood clearly had "an interest in jihad," but police have no indication he discussed his attack plans with others.
Basu, who also serves as Britain's senior national coordinator for counterterrorism policing, said Wednesday's attack — in which Masood ran down pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge before fatally stabbing a policeman guarding Parliament — "appears to be based on low-sophistication, low-tech, low-cost techniques copied from other attacks."
A gunman in central Florida fatally shot an adult in a home and critically wounded another adult and two children, in what authorities describe as domestic violence, before shooting two innocent bystanders who were walking down the street nearby on Monday, police said.
The gunman was subdued and arrested by a police officer who at the time happened to be in the neighborhood.
"This is one of the most horrific crime scenes our officers have had to encounter," said Officer Bianca Gillett, a spokeswoman for the Sanford Police Department in suburban Orlando, Florida.
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to join a White House effort to combat opioid abuse.
A White House official said Monday that the governor would work on an opioid task force that will be announced later this week. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the plans in advance.
Christie's role in the effort was first reported by the Washington Post.
The governor has dedicated his final year in office to curbing heroin and prescription drug addiction in his state.
Sixteen months after he declared a state of emergency on homelessness, Seattle's mayor is asking voters in this liberal, affluent city for $55 million a year in new taxes to fight the problem.
But some are pushing back, saying the city already spends millions to combat homelessness, and things appear to have gotten worse, not better.
In making his case, Mayor Ed Murray says the problem has grown exponentially and federal and state help is unlikely. He wants voters to support a proposed ballot initiative that would increase property taxes to raise $275 million over five years for homeless services — almost doubling what Seattle spends each year.