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10 Stunning Photos From The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest inspires a wanderlust within us like nothing else. The photos submitted from all over the world capture the beauty of natural wonder and cultures so different from our own.<p>If you're a photographer that would like to see your work featured in the …

ISIS seizes key Iraqi city of Ramadi: What happens next?

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS forces pushed east Monday from their fresh victory in Ramadi as the Iraqi government rushed reinforcements to shore up defensive lines meant to stop the terror group's advance.<p>Iraqi and U.S. officials promised eventual defeat for the self-proclaimed Islamic State, but the loss of the …

Islam

Next Stop Oz?: Watch as Rainbow Meets Tornado in Colorado

Dorothy may want to change the lyrics to "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," given her history with twisters — because it appears that somewhere over the rainbow, there's another tornado.<p>The tornado, one of about 40 reported in the Plains Saturday, appeared to intersect with a rainbow over Eads, Colorado.<p>…

Weather

Eagles tried to trade up for Mariota, but Bucs stood by Jameis Winston

TAMPA – Philadelphia Eagles coach/czar Chip Kelly tried to get all the way up from No. 20 in last week's draft to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' No. 1 pick to grab Marcus Mariota. But the Bucs never wavered on Jameis Winston as their guy.<p>"There was communication with them,'' Bucs general manager Jason …

Football (U.S.)

These are the world's most expensive countries to visit

However, it's even harder if you don't do your due diligence.<p>In the recently published 2015 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness report, the World Economic Forum ranks 141 countries based on how cheap/expensive it is to travel there. This takes into account things like average cost of a flights to …

World Economy

50 incredible hotels you should sleep in during your lifetime

Everyone has their dream bucket list of travel destinations, but what about dream hotels?<p>Since summer is right around the corner and we're dreaming about vacations in far off places, we've come up with the ultimate bucket list of hotels to stay in around the world.<p>From private overwater bungalow …

Burj Al Arab

10 NFL Rookies Drafted by the Wrong Team

A dream came true for 256 former college football players this past weekend, as each of them was selected in the 2015 NFL draft. Some of those players, however, might have been better off landing with teams who have greater needs at their positions and/or have schemes that better match their …

Bugatti Veyron Successor To Do 0-60 MPH In 2.0 Seconds: Report

Bugatti just sold its final Veyron, which means full attention for the crew in Molsheim, France has turned to the car’s successor, a new supercar …

Jerry Jones says there's a good chance Cowboys trade out of pick

Trader Jerry is back.<p>Our Jason La Canfora reported on Tuesday that the Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders, Washington Redskins and …

Latest on police-custody death: More protests in Ferguson

11 p.m.<p>Protesters have returned to Ferguson a day after looting, fires and gunfire broke out during demonstrations over the death of a black man who died of spinal injuries after his arrest by Baltimore police.<p>The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports several dozen people marched down West Florissant …

Justice

No more dodging a bullet, as U.S. develops self-guided ammunition

<b>(CNN) —</b> You know the phrase "dodging a bullet"? Forget about it. Probably not going to happen anymore.<p>The U.S. military said this week it has made great progress in its effort to develop a self-steering bullet.<p>In February, the "smart bullets" -- .50-caliber projectiles equipped with optical sensors …

Military

Nepal earthquake: Death toll passes 4,800 as rescuers face challenges

<b>Kathmandu, Nepal (CNN) —</b> More than 4,800 people dead. More than 9,200 injured. Eight million affected across Nepal. One million children urgently in need of help.<p>Those are the startling numbers that indicate the scale of the devastation from the huge earthquake that struck the Himalayan nation on …

Natural Disasters

Make-A-Wish Kid Gets Ride Of His Life In Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse: Video

For many, the obsession with cars started shortly after leaving the womb, which makes the owners and dealers of exotic hardware particularly suited …

James May says Top Gear would've ended in three years

He also ordered a $317,000 Ferrari 458 Speciale to celebrate the new three-year contract that ended up being cancelled. Oops.<p>Jeremy Clarkson managed to get himself booted from what any of us would likely consider the greatest job . . . <i>in the woooooorld</i>. James May recently revealed that he won't …

Shane Ray's Reported Pot Bust May Be Enough to Complete Slide Out of 1st Round

Some young men just refuse to get out of their own way.<p>Despite their potential status as first-round picks in the NFL draft (and the millions of dollars on the line), far too often we see young players sabotage their draft stock weeks (or even days) before the big night.<p>It's apparently the hot …

Filling every team's biggest need in the NFL Draft, early and late

Every team's biggest need won't be filled in the first round. Here's who they could be going after later in the draft.<p>Obviously every team in the NFL has needs in the draft. Sure, coaches and team executives will feed the media the line about taking the best player available. But make no mistake, …

Road-Going Version Of Insane McLaren P1 GTR In The Works

McLaren’s P1 GTR has been designed strictly with track use in mind but some owners may soon be able to drive their cars on public streets thanks to …

Sports Cars

Nepal quake death toll climbs to 1,910

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Nepal police official says at least 1,910 people have been killed, including at least 721 in Kathmandu, in the immense weekend earthquake centered outside of the capital of the Himalayan nation.<p>Deputy Inspector General of Police Komal Singh Bam says the death toll is …

Natural Disasters

Look at Tom Brady buying an Apple Watch with all his stupid handsome money

He's so smart and stylish. He makes really good decisions, too.<p>Ugh, look at this guy. All like, "No, that's OK. I don't need the mega-expensive gold version, even though I can <i>totally afford it</i>." He's so modest, just looking at the standard Apple Watches that all the normal, salt-of-the-Earth, …

Incredibly Rare Quadruple Rainbow Captured in New York

If you've ever been lucky enough to witness a double rainbow, you know how rare that phenomenon is. But what about a quadruple rainbow? That's even more uncommon, though it definitely happens. Amanda Curtis snapped this gorgeous image over Glen Cove, New York on April 21 while waiting for the Long …

Long Island Rail Road

This Week’s Top Photos: The 2015 Shanghai Auto Show Edition

The major auto shows of China have quickly become premier events on the international auto show calendar, which was made evident at this week’s 2015 …

The 8 Most Stunning Bookstores In The World

<b>By Elizabeth Stamp for Architectural Digest.</b><p>Tour the most extraordinary bookshops across the globe, from a hidden gem on Santorini to a repurposed church in The Netherlands.<p><b>El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Buenos Aires, Argentina</b><p><i>(photo: Wim Wiskerke/Alamy</i><p>Architect Fernando Manzone transformed a former …

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge screen costs $200-$260 to replace, and isn’t covered under warranty

The curved glass display on Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone could cost between $200 and $260 to replace, and the replacement screen is not covered under warranty.<p>The glass of the Edge’s display is curved downward on both sides, while the screens of most smartphones are flat.<p>Samsung says it …

Phones

Remarkable Girl Surprises Favorite Nurse with Miraculous Paralysis Recovery

When Bailey Miller suddenly lost all feeling in her legs, doctors were utterly stumped. “Our daughter, Bailey, had complete paralysis from the waist down for 11 days with no explanation as to why,” explains Bailey's mom.<p>Miraculously, on her 12th day in the hospital, Bailey just as mysteriously …

Disease

James May won't do Top Gear without Jeremy Clarkson

In an interview with The Guardian, May calls the idea of returning to Top Gear with a Clarkson stand-in "a non-starter."<p>Right on the heels of the BBC's announcement that the remaining episodes of <i>Top Gear</i> Season 22 will be aired sometime this year, cohost James May is coming out with a strong …

BREAKING: Top Gear producer Andy Wilman quits

The BBC confirms that the longtime executive producer has resigned.<p>It almost felt inevitable: Longtime <i>Top Gear</i> executive producer Andy Wilman, who alongside Jeremy Clarkson rescued the show from obscurity more than a decade ago, has officially resigned, the BBC confirms.<p>Wilman's resignation perhaps …

2015 NFL Draft visit tracker: Which teams are the prospects meeting with?

The big signings of free agency are in the books and teams are now focused on the NFL Draft. Keep up with their pre-draft visits with this tracker.<p>While the free agency period continues throughout the offseason, NFL teams have now clearly turned attention to the 2015 NFL Draft. All of the big names …

NFL 2015 Draft: Jets visits include 6 QBs, 7 WRs - CBSSports.com

As the New York Jets prepare for the start of the NFL Draft on April 30, their player visits are telling.<p>They indicate that the Jets are really …

Blazers players worried LaMarcus Aldridge might leave Portland

The team's star player will be a free agent this offseason. Could he be on his way out? Aldridge's teammates are concerned.<p>LaMarcus Aldridge will be a free agent this offseason and will no doubt be one of the more coveted ones. The belief, though, has always been that he'd be re-signing with …