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World's coolest bookstores

World's coolest bookstores

(CNN) -- Someday there may be a generation of kids who think bookstores are fictional creations found only in novels that come in the mail.
Robot furniture that builds itself

Robot furniture that builds itself

(CNN) -- Imagine that the chair you're sitting on became a sofa on demand as the day moved from light to dark. Or if all your furnishings could move out of your way as you walk through a room.
Paris hotels experiment with 'honesty rates': What would you pay for a stay?

Paris hotels experiment with 'honesty rates': What would you pay for a stay?

(CNN) -- When your city has an unenviable reputation for insulting tourists and fleecing them for every cent, inviting hotel guests to pay what they want could be a risky move.
Taiwan plane crash kills 48 and injures 10

Taiwan plane crash kills 48 and injures 10

At least 48 people were killed and 10 injured when a twin-engine turboprop plane crashed while attempting to land in Penghu Islands, according to Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration.
Death tolls mount, airstrikes drop in week 3 of Gaza conflict

Death tolls mount, airstrikes drop in week 3 of Gaza conflict

In the third week of a bruising conflict between Israel and Hamas, there were some positive signs as the intensity of the fighting seemed to dip a bit even as diplomatic efforts ramped up.
She faced death in Sudan for her Christian faith. Now she's free.

She faced death in Sudan for her Christian faith. Now she's free.

Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan because of her faith, arrived in Rome on Thursday, the Italian Foreign Ministry said.
Air Algerie plane with 116 on board falls off radar

Air Algerie plane with 116 on board falls off radar

An Air Algerie flight with 116 people on board has dropped off radar, prompting a search for the missing plane, the airline's operator said Thursday.
Sod 'floating' from heavy rainfall in north Alabama

Sod 'floating' from heavy rainfall in north Alabama

We've never seen anything like this – have you? It looks like someone is 'surfing' on sod that got a heavy dose of rain on Friday.
Beretta relocates fearing stricter state laws

Beretta relocates fearing stricter state laws

Fear of stricter state gun laws is pushing Beretta USA to move all of its manufacturing from Maryland to Tennessee.  The gun manufacturer said Tuesday that it is "very worried" about keeping a factory in Maryland.
Only 3 in 10 Twitter workers are women

Only 3 in 10 Twitter workers are women

Twitter's staff looks just like that of other tech companies: overwhelmingly male and white. Overall, only 3 in 10 employees there are women and 59% of its workforce is white.
Macan - Porsche's physics-defying SUV

Macan - Porsche's physics-defying SUV

Porsche already made my favorite SUV to drive, the Cayenne. Now there's something even better, the new Porsche Macan, a smaller SUV that's lighter, quicker and even more fun.

Game on in pivotal Georgia Senate race

The general election race for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat is kicking into high gear now that the GOP has a nominee.

MH17: What happens to the victims' bodies next?

Miles away from the somber ceremony on a tarmac where coffins containing the remains of victims of Flight MH17 were returned, dozens of forensic scientists at a military base in the Netherlands were preparing for the grim task of identifying th

Teen pilot killed at sea in quest to set world record

An American teenager who was trying to set a world record for flying around the world was killed and his father is missing after their plane crashed into the ocean off American Samoa on Tuesday night, the boy's family said.

Travelers left stranded

The Federal Aviation Administration has grounded flights to Tel Aviv for a second straight day amid concerns about rocket attacks in the region.