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Admit it: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' stinks -- and here's why

On Christmas Day, I fulfilled my duty as an American consumer and took the family to see the new "Star Wars" movie. The excursion solved a mystery: Why do so many of the reviews, even the enthusiastic ones, carry an undertone of disappointment?<p>The simple answer is that "Star Wars: The Force …

Star Wars

Trump, Bush Continue Battle Over 9/11 Comments and George W.

Jeb Bush

Chicago boy, 6, accidentally shoots, kills brother, 3: police | Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Chicago man has been charged with child endangerment after his three-year-old son was shot and killed by his six-year-old brother while the two were playing “cops and robbers,” police said on Sunday.<p>Michael Santiago is pictured in this undated booking photo provided by the …

Cook County

Donald Trump war back on

David Duke on Trump: He's 'the best of the lot'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> David Duke, the anti-Semitic former Ku Klux Klan leader, praised Republican front-runner Donald Trump for his immigration policy proposals and said Trump is "the best of the lot."<p>After ranting about "Jewish supremacy" and Jewish domination of the media, Duke took time out of two …

Donald Trump

U.S. sending top-line F-22 jets to Europe

<b>(CNN) —</b> The U.S. Air Force will soon dispatch its most advanced fighter jet, the F-22 Raptor, to Europe in a show of solidarity with allies that have concerns about Russian actions in Ukraine, Air Force leaders said Monday.<p>"Russia's military activity in the Ukraine continues to be of great concern …

Military

What Is It With Donald Trump?

A focus group sheds light on the enthusiasm with which many voters have greeted his candidacy.<p>Leader. Decisive. Successful. Brave. Committed. True American.<p>That’s how voters described Donald Trump in a focus group moderated by Frank Luntz on Monday night. Twenty-nine men and women from the …

ISIS beheads 82-year-old archaeologist in Palmyra, Syrian official says

ISIS militants have beheaded an 82-year-old archaeologist who had been in charge of overseeing the ancient site at Palmyra in Syria, a government official said Tuesday.<p>Syrian state antiquities chief Maamoun Abdulkarim told Reuters that the family of Khaled Asaad had informed Abdulkarim that Asaad …

Archaeology

Caitlyn Jenner’s show struggles to keep viewers' attention

Caitlyn Jenner set out to create a clean reality show that gave an up-close look at the struggles those in the transgender community face. But it seems without the unscripted drama and raunchy moments the Kardashians have become known for, the ratings for Jenner’s show are floundering. Is America …

LGBTQI

Hawaii Dorm Tragedy: Man Falls From Ledge Trying to Help Distraught 19-Year-Old

HONOLULU — University of Hawaii students planned to start moving into their campus housing Tuesday, just days after a man fell to his death while trying to pull a distraught man from a ledge at a dormitory, police said.<p>Counseling is available for students at the Manoa campus, and in the coming …

College & University

Donald Trump is crushing his competition on 2 key issues

According to a new CNN/ORC poll out Tuesday, the real-estate tycoon has built out a dominating lead on two of the issues most important to Republican voters.<p>CNN asked respondents, regardless of whom they plan to vote for, which GOP candidate they thought could best handle the economy and illegal …

The most controversial music videos of all time

British music videos by artists signed to Sony, Universal and Warner will have to be sent to the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) to be awarded an age-rating, in order to help parents stop their children seeing inappropriate videos online. The labels will then have to pass on the ratings …

Middle Age

Suge Knight isn't able to see 'Straight Outta Compton' from jail, but here's why his lawyer says he won't like it

The Wrap talked to the former rap mogul's lawyer, Thomas Mesereau, who is representing Knight for allegedly running over and killing one man, injuring another, with his truck following a promotional shoot for "Straight Outta Compton" on January 29.<p>According to Mesereau, Knight wouldn't like the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Xbox One Vs PS4: Is It Really Even A Console War Anymore?

As we prepare to head into the holiday season, we ask ourselves: can Microsoft’s Xbox One possibly catch up to Sony’s uber-succesful PS4? At the beginning of this console generation, the two machines were unquestionably head-t0-head rivals: both companies drenched the media in advertisements, the …

Xbox

Robot Pets Have a Leg Up on Fido

They're cleaner, quieter, and actually quite lovable<p>Humans have been bonding with domestic animals for tens of thousands of years, but Jean-Loup Rault, an animal scientist at the University of Melbourne, thinks new companions are coming: robot pets. Just as digital technologies have altered how we …

The Hot 10: America's Best New Restaurants 2015

These are the 10 best new restaurants in America for 2015, also known as the #BAhot10.<p><b>For his annual Hot 10 list (see the 2016 list here)</b>, Andrew Knowlton dined at hundreds of restaurants, traveled thousands of miles, and devoured something like a million calories—all in search of the country’s …

Food

Google announces OnHub, a $200 router focused on simplicity

Routers have never been particularly exciting pieces of technology, but now Google is trying to change that. It announced today that it's created a router called OnHub. OnHub is supposed to be easy to set up and manage, have high performance, and be able to tie together smart home accessories. The …

Wi-Fi

What will September’s new iOS 9-based Apple TV bring to the living room?

Apple plans to hold one of its annual fall media events on Wednesday, September 9th to introduce the new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus with Force Touch, and after many fits and starts, it appears that the long-awaited next-generation Apple TV will also be unveiled. We’ve been reporting on this …

Smart TV

Eli Manning wants the highest salary in NFL history

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the two-time Super Bowl winner is looking to sign a contract extension before Week 1 that will make him the highest-paid player in the NFL. Aaron Rodgers currently has the highest average annual salary at $22.0 million per year.<p>As it stands, Manning will …

Bobby Jindal Blasts Scott Walker's Health Plan As Too Liberal

The Wisconsin governor has unveiled his own alternative to Obamacare.<p>WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) unveiled his health care plan on Tuesday, promising to do on day one of his presidency what members of his own party have been unable to do for five years: repeal and replace the …