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Preacher Anjem Choudary to leave prison after being granted bail

Choudary and another man, Mohammed Rahman, have been held at Belmarsh prison since 6 August charged with inciting support for Islamic State<p>The radical preacher Anjem Choudary is to be released from custody at a high-security London prison after being granted bail over allegations he encouraged …

Google is showing developers how to turn off iOS 9's security features so it can load ads

OS 9 is Apple's new software update for iPhones and iPads. Apple showed it off at its big developer's conference in June and we're expecting Apple to to tell us when it will be released on September 9, its next major event where the newest crop of iPhones and devices should be revealed.<p>Meanwhile, …

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Ferguson Cancels Thousands of Arrest Warrants

The much-criticized municipal court in Ferguson, Missouri plans to withdraw thousands of arrest warrants and make changes to its pre-trial release program, the court’s new judge announced Monday.<p>Judge Donald McCullin’s order wipes clean all arrest warrants issued before Dec. 31, 2014 and eliminates …

Top 5 Ice Cream Parlors in America

There's no sweeter way to enjoy a summer afternoon than with a heaping cone of fresh-made ice cream. However, before you settle for freezer-burned sherbet from the local drugstore, consider one of GAYOT's favorite artisan ice cream parlors across the country. Serving up creative flavors like lemon …

Islamic State destroys fifth-century monastery in central Syria

Islamic State has demolished a monastery founded more than 1,500 years ago in central Syria, near a town where the extremists abducted dozens of Christians earlier this month, activists said.<p>The destruction of the Saint Elian monastery near the town of Qaryatain comes days after Isis militants in …

The Most Beautiful French Islands

LIFESTYLE TRAVEL<p>From Corsica to Porquerolles and Belle-Île-en-mer, we do a sweeping tour of the most idyllic islands off the coast of France.

Rouhani: The nuclear deal is a 'third way' for Iran's foreign policy

With one eye on a likely run for re-election in 2017, Rouhani used a live interview on state TV to tout the deal as a new "third way" for Iranian foreign policy, dismissing hardliners' criticism that he had capitulated to the West.<p>"This idea that we have two options before the world, either submit …

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Rapper Ice-T and wife Coco are expecting their first child together

After 14 years of marriage, rapper Ice-T and wife Nicole "Coco" Austin are having their first child.<p>The reality stars confirmed the news on Twitter Monday morning while promoting their upcoming Fox talk show.<p>"Oh [expletive]! The news is out. YES. We"re having a baby. We announced it on the Ice&Coco …

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Boston mayor Marty Walsh won't sign contract for 2024 Olympic bid

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced Monday that he could not support the city’s bid of the 2024 Olympic Games if that meant signing a host city contract now, as he has been asked to do by the U.S. Olympic Committee.<p>In an abruptly called press conference on Monday morning, Walsh asserted he would not …

Trump slams Walker as governor leads in early voting Iowa

OSKALOOSA, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump opened up a line of attack Saturday on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, accusing the leader in recent polls in Iowa of running his neighboring state into financial trouble.<p>It's the latest broadside against a rival of the outspoken …

Ground beef is for gringos. The ultimate burrito houses Mexican chorizo and Oaxacan cheese, a mozzarella-like cheese that pulls into gooey strands when heated just so. Raid your local Mexican bodega for these ingredients, then build a better burrito. #burrito #mexican #mexicanfood

Lakers Introduction Presser Takes Awkward Turn After Kobe Bryant Question

So a priceless thing happened Wednesday afternoon at the Los Angeles Lakers' new player introduction press conference.<p>Gathered to address the media for the first time as official Lakers, Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams and Brandon Bass sat in front of a Los Angeles backdrop and fielded questions from the …

UN endorses Iran nuclear deal with 6 world powers

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Monday unanimously endorsed the landmark deal to rein in Iran's nuclear program and authorized measures leading to the end of U.N. sanctions, but also approved a provision that would automatically reinstate the harsh measures if Tehran reneges on …

Instagram Brings Search To The Web

Instagram revolutionized how we searched for pics of celebrities getting wasted on yachts on mobile, and now they’re bringing that same experience to the web.<p>Today, Instagram is adding search to its desktop experience. Users can now search hashtags, profiles and locations on instagram.com in a …

Kerry defends Iran nuclear deal, says 'anytime-anywhere' inspections never on table

Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday defended the nuclear deal he recently negotiated with Iran, refuting criticism it failed to include the promised “anywhere, anytime” facilities inspections.<p>“There is no such standard within arms control inspections,” Kerry told “Fox News Sunday.” “We never …

Oculus wants in on VR moviemaking, partners with Felix & Paul

The consumer launch of Oculus Rift is still many months away (planned for Q1 next year), but every now and then, the company reveals its plans and it gets even the most jaded followers stoked again. This time around, Oculus is going the moviemaking way. The Facebook-acquired outfit has partnered …

After Modi's China Visit, Huawei Gets A Green Light In India

Two months after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s three-day state visit to China, a 19-month old proposal from Huawei has finally been pushed through, allowing the company to gain security clearance to set up a manufacturing unit in India – but it’s an approval that comes with …

Cindy Crawford's Model Daughter, Kaia Gerber, Has Signed to IMG

Cindy Crawford's stunning daughter, Kaia Gerber, has made no secret about wanting to step into her supermodel mom's footsteps—Crawford said she was "chomping at the bit" late last year. Well, she's officially broken into the biz, signing a contract with power-agency IMG (it also reps Karlie Kloss, …

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US threatens to quit nuke talks; Iran blames West for divide

VIENNA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry threatened Thursday to walk away from nuclear talks as he signaled that diplomats won't conclude an …

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