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Federal Judge Delays Releasing Names of Bridgegate Conspirators

A federal judge Friday put the brakes on releasing the names of the suspected Bridgegate conspirators.<p>Judge Susan Wigenton delayed the release until Tuesday after lawyers for a "John Doe" filed a last-minute motion to stop it from being revealed.<p>They contended that would unfairly tar their client …

Government

First Openly Gay Army Secretary Nominee Stalled by Single Senator

It’s been eight months since President Barack Obama nominated Eric Fanning to become secretary of the Army — the first openly gay man to be recommended to that branch’s highest ranking civilian position.<p>Since then, he’s no closer than he was months ago to a confirmation. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, …

National Security

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Park Service Euthanizes 'Rescued' Bison Calf at Yellowstone

The tourists believed the baby bison was cold. So during their visit to Yellowstone National Park last week, they "rescued" it — and were then scolded for doing so.<p>In fact, the National Park Service said Monday, the calf had been rejected by its herd because park visitors wouldn't leave the newborn …

National Parks

College Debt: School Bernie Sanders' Wife Once Ran Is Forced to Shut Down

The tiny Vermont college that Bernie Sanders' wife used to run is going out of business — done-in by a $10 million real estate deal that she spearheaded.<p>Burlington College, which had been crushed beneath weight of the property purchase made in 2010 while Jane Sanders was college president, will …

College & University

Apple to Review Cellphone in Missing Florida Teens Case

A recovered cellphone at the center of a dispute between the families of two Florida teens who went missing during a fishing trip last summer will be …

5 surprisingly easy edible gardening projects for Spring

Spring has officially sprung and it’s a great time to renew your connection to this beautiful planet we call home. One great way to deepen your …

7 Fake Drawers Your Home Needs Immediately

Even though they look like normal, they're far from it.<p>Your kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room are about to become way more storage savvy.

The government wants your fingerprint to unlock your phone. Should that be allowed?

As the world watched the<p>FBIspar with Apple this winter in an attempt to hack into a San Bernardino shooter'siPhone, federal officials were quietly waging a different encryption battle in a Los Angeles courtroom.<p>There, authorities obtained a search warrant compelling the girlfriend of an alleged …

Privacy

Australian survived 472 days in captivity of same group who kidnapped Canadians

Blood poured from the hole in Warren Rodwell's hand as the men with assault weapons hurried him through the rice paddies, beating his shoulders and head with the butts of theirs guns.<p>Then one of them leaned in.<p>"I'm your friend," he said. "Do you have a phone with you? Do you have any money in the …

5 Custom Wall Treatments You Can Do Yourself

The One Room Challenge bloggers tackled some heavy-duty construction this week.<p>If you don't have your hammer and toolbox out, you're going to want to grab them after seeing what the bloggers conquered during week four of the One Room Challenge. They were all about do-it-yourself wainscoting, …

'Amazing Race' Producer on Tyler Oakley, Rooster Teeth's U-Turn Strategy (Exclusive)

Co-Creator Elise Doganieri answers TheWrap’s burning questions on the latest episode<p><i>(Spoiler Alert: Please do not read on if you have not yet watched</i> …

One million Americans vow to boycott Target over transgender bathrooms

More than one million people have decided they will no longer buy their Nutter Butters or Wet Wipes at Target.<p>The American Family Association launched a boycott of the nation’s second largest retailer a week ago – over Target’s corporate policy allowing men who identify as women to use the …

40 Ways to Maximize a Small Garden

Beautify even the tiniest backyard or windowsill.<p>You don't have to call Versailles home to design a stunning outdoor space — even with a petite patch of green, the creative planters and unique ideas here will make your garden fit for a king.

21 steps to an amazing garden for beginners

Weed your paving<p>Nothing looks worse than weedy paths and paving. Get a wheeled stool or cushioned kneeler to save your back and replant really weed-prone spots with sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritima) or Mexican fleabane (Erigeron karvinskianus) to crowd out undesirables.<p>Tidy up boundaries<p>If they …

Gardening

How To Hide TV Wires For A Cord-Free Wall

While our recently-finished bonus room upstairs was never intended to be a dedicated “media room” or “theater room,” we always knew it’d make a great …

Home Depot

World War II Shows Why We Need the Merchant Marine

In recent weeks, some members of Congress have expressed alarm that the U.S. Merchant Marine is shrinking to a point that America would not be able …

Ron Howard's 'The Good Lie' at Center of Exploitation Lawsuit by Sudanese Refugees

Howard and Brian Grazer's Imagine Entertainment and other producers are alleged to have breached an agreement to provide compensation to 54 survivors …

Bruce Willis

Rob Reiner Calls for Filming Boycott in North Carolina Over 'Anti-LGBT' Law

Famed director Rob Reiner said he won't produce movies in North Carolina until it repeals a new law banning cities from enacting their own anti-discrimination protections — legislation widely seen as rolling back LGBT rights.<p>Reiner, whose long list of movies include “When Harry Met Sally,” “A Few …

LGBTQI

Hillary Clinton: 'I'll Make UFO Files Public'

"If there is something there, unless it's a threat to national security, I think we ought to share it with the public."<p>As the presidential campaign heats up, with many across the country speculating about a possible Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump face-off, Clinton stopped by "Jimmy Kimmel Live" …

Government

Justin Bieber Fans Who Paid $2,000 for Canceled Meet and Greets Aren't Getting Refunds

Unless they also want to forfeit their ticket to the concert.<p>Earlier this week Justin Bieber announced in an Instagram post that he's canceling all of the the meet and greets during his <i>Purpose</i> tour. In the post the singer said, "I enjoy meeting such incredible people but I end up feeling so drained …

‘Queen of Spies’: the unusual, mysterious life of British agent Daphne Park

<i>Robert Mitchell is an editor with the Washington Post-Bloomberg News service.</i><p>Daphne Park’s career in British intelligence reads like a Cold War travelogue.<p>Over four decades, Park served in one hot spot after another: In Vienna after World War II, she helped locate Nazi rocket scientists. In Moscow, …

Cold War

Supergirl, Flash crossover clip explains multiverse

Still don’t really understand the concept of the multiverse in the world of <i>The Flash</i>? Well, Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) offers up a free science …

Olivia Wilde's Down Syndrome PSA Will Give You Goosebumps

The actress shows what it’s like to be an “ordinary person, with an important, meaningful, beautiful life”<p>Olivia Wilde‘s PSA for people with Down …

Fox News Blasts Donald Trump for ‘Sexist’ Attack on Megyn Kelly

Fox News has fired back at Donald Trump for his latest remarks about anchor Megyn Kelly, who has been the target of repeated attacks by the GOP …