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Lollapalooza 2015 Day 3

Bobbi Kristina Brown buried next to her mother

WESTFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Family and friends gathered at a cemetery Monday to pay their final respects to Bobbi Kristina Brown as she was buried next to …

Whitney Houston

Amy Schumer vows to do something about gun violence: ‘I’m on it’

Amy Schumer wants you to know that she’s not done honoring the lives lost during the July 23 movie theater shooting that took place in Lafayette, Louisiana.<p>The actress responded to a call-to-action letter that asked her to "be a voice for our generation and for women --  two groups who make up most …

Nothing prepares you for being the daughter of ageing parents

Old people’s wards are hell for old people. Geriatric wards are bedlam, bonkers, bananas. A toothless woman screaming when left alone, a cry that reaches the high hospital ceiling. A woman effing and blinding – the polite curtain will not protect her from the indignity of a nappy change. A woman …

How we went from beef on the hoof to mystery meat in a box

What with all the vegetarians, vegans and flexitarians around, you might be surprised to learn that we now consume more animal protein than ever: 200 pounds per person in 2000, up some 40 pounds since the backyard barbecues of the 1950s. But no longer do we gorge on porterhouses, racks of lamb, …

Agriculture

Scientists Make The Case For A 6th Taste — But It's Less Than Tasty

To the ranks of sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami, researchers say they are ready to add a sixth taste — and its name is, well, a mouthful: "oleogustus."<p>Announced in the journal Chemical Senses last month, oleogustus is Latin for "a taste for fat."<p>"It is a sensation one would get from eating …

Tremaine Wilbourn Hunted Over Shooting of Memphis Police Officer Sean Bolton

A gunman was on the loose early Monday following the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer, authorities said.<p>Officer Sean Bolton, 33, was shot multiple times during a traffic stop in southeast Memphis on Saturday night, officials said. Police said that a civilian used an officer’s radio to …

Pablo Escobar’s Favorite Hitman Is on Facebook and Spilling Dirt

Popeye Vásquez admitted to killing about 300 people as a righthand man to Pablo Escobar. Now he’s out of prison, on Facebook and Univisión, and …

Coping With Bad News

For physicians who treat sick children, professional “masks,” such as white coats and detached demeanors, can be both a help and a hindrance.<p>Nancy Hutton, a professor at the medical school of Johns Hopkins University, has one of the hardest jobs in medicine: She specializes in pediatric hospice and …

Medicine

Facebook Launches Standalone Messenger for the Web

Facebook is putting that Messenger.com domain to good use: The social network just launched a Messenger client on the Web that separates it from the Facebook.com homepage.<p>With Messenger.com, Facebook is clearly gearing users up for its upcoming Messenger Business integration, in which users can …

Apps

Kim and Kanye Are Giving Up On Their Home Renovation

The newlyweds are putting their unlived-in Bel-Air house on the market. This article originally appeared on ELLEDECOR.com.<p><i>Photos: Zillow/Getty Images</i><p>Looks like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are giving up on the 9,000-square-foot Bel-Air mansion they bought for $11 million in January 2013. There's …

Slavery Is Still Thriving And Is More Profitable Than Big Oil

It's hard to believe, but even today, people are forced into slavery, girls are sexually exploited and children are forced to do hard labor -- all for the sake of profits.<p>To find out just how widespread this "forced labor" is, the International Labor Organization (ILO), a United Nation's agency …

One Blog, Many Voices

We’re changing how we’re doing things here at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. We’re striving to work better together to serve one big, bold goal:</b> …

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Nerd Nite East Bay: “Easter, Climate Change & Mental Illness” | Oakland

<b>Nerd Nite East Bay</b> is a monthly lecture-in-a-bar series. They get smart and interesting people, give them lots of free drinks, and put them on stage …

China demands halt to 'unscrupulous' US cyber-spying

China has called for a halt to what it describes as unscrupulous US cyber-spying, saying that an investigation has concluded that China is a major target.<p>The complaint, in the form of a government agency report, comes a week after US prosecutors charged five Chinese military officers with hacking …

Tornado Slams North Dakota Oil Workers' Camp and Injures Nine

A tornado tore through a temporary housing camp for oil workers Monday night in western North Dakota, injuring nine people and destroying more than a dozen trailers, authorities said.<p>Eight of the nine people who were injured were treated and released from McKenzie County Memorial Hospital, Jerry …

North Dakota

Ukraine launches air strike against rebels who seized Donetsk airport

Hours after Ukraine elected its new president pro-Russian rebels took the airport to which Kiev responded with firepower unseen so far in the crisis<p>A fierce battle for Donetsk airport, with Ukraine using air strikes and helicopter gunships against pro-Russian separatists, shattered the country’s …

Pictures of the Week 5.22.14

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Denzel Washington Is At His Absolute Baddest In ‘The Equalizer’ International Trailer

Take five parts <i>Man on Fire</i>, one part <i>The Professional</i>, three parts <i>Eastern Promises</i>, perhaps a dash of Jodie Foster in <i>Taxi Driver</i>, and a sprinkle or two of <i>Taken</i>, mix it all together in a bowl that is also filled with C4, and you’ve got the international trailer for <i>The Equalizer</i>, starring Denzel …

Cannes 2014: the best and worst dressed stars – in pictures

Lara Stone looks hot in pink, Charlotte Gainsbourg perfects casual chic and Sofia Coppola masters the midi trend – but Sharon Stone forgot her trousers

Review: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' ★★★

About midway into the latest X-Men flick, Bryan Singer’s generous, delightfully convoluted “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” there is a prison break so exuberant and uncharacteristic of superhero movies that you sit up a bit in your seat. You feel the audience around you snapping to. Not because …

Stephanie Bellows