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Scientific study says reducing portion size and calories has nothing to do with weight loss

It all comes down to something much more important, apparently.<p>The basic equation for weight loss that we've all long understood goes a little something like this: eating less food + exercise = lose weight.<p>And while the exercise part still stands, a new study published in the Journal of the …

Police: Man chased girls before getting into rusty white van

Chicago police are warning West Side residents about a man who chased girls in the South Austin neighborhood before getting into a rusted white van.<p>The girls were walking home from school in the 4800 block of West Ohio Street around 5:05 p.m. Wednesday when the man began to follow them, police said …

Crime

Alpine skiing: Shiffrin braced for post-Games blues before resuming speed quest

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Mikaela Shiffrin is prepared for the post-Olympics letdown of a return to normal life but the American still has plenty to target over the rest of the year and is even looking further ahead towards her third Games in 2022.<p>The 22-year-old had a highly successful …

Florida teacher who sheltered dozens of students lays out a simple explanation for why arming faculty won't work

A Florida culinary teacher who sheltered 65 students in her classroom during last week's mass shooting gave a simple, but compelling explanation for why faculty shouldn't be armed and expected to fire at an active shooter.<p>Ashley Kurth, 34, asked Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida during CNN's town hall on …

Measles Cases in Europe Quadrupled in 2017

Measles cases soared in Europe last year, and at least 35 children died of the highly infectious disease, according to the World Health Organization.<p>The virus found its way into pockets of unvaccinated children all over the continent, from Romania to Britain. The number of recorded cases …

Public Health

Norway to get Olympic curling medal stripped from Russians

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Norway's mixed doubles curling team will be presented Saturday night with the Olympic bronze medal that was stripped from the Russian team.<p>The International Olympic Committee said in a Twitter post that Kristin Skaslien and Magnus Nedregotten will receive their …

Curling

Global Trade Flows Rise at Quickest Rate Since 2011

International trade flows rebounded in 2017 to grow at their fastest pace since 2011, but economists see little prospect of a sustained return to the rapid rates of increase that were common before the global financial crisis.<p>The CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis said on Friday …

SiriusXM Marine Weather & Satellite Radio

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SiriusXM

The low-cost mini satellites bringing mobile to the world

<b>Large chunks of the planet are still of out of reach of mobile phone signals - billions are still without access to digital communications. But this could change thanks to shrinking satellite sizes and costs.</b><p>Lower-cost, space-based mobile phone services will soon be a reality thanks to one firm's …

Trump has '45' embroidered on his shirt cuffs — but style experts say it's a big mistake

It's really easy to guess President Donald Trump's favorite number.<p>It's 45. Look, it's right there on his shirt cuff, embroidered in blue for all to see. The monogram was most recently on display during a White House "listening session" that focused on gun control.<p>While a monogram typically uses an …

Lawyers for California siblings allegedly held captive by parents share recovery details

The California parents accused of torturing and starving their 13 children will be in court Friday for a procedural hearing. For the first time, …

Siblings

Kylie Jenner ‘Obsessed’ With Getting Her Figure Back, Has Less Time For Baby Stormi, Reports ‘Hollywood Life’

'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star Kylie Jenner is reportedly too busy getting her pre-pregnancy body back to the point of spending less time …

Kylie Jenner wipes £1bn from Snapchat with redesign tweet

Reality star sparks £1 billion loss from social media's stock market<p>Kylie Jenner has wiped $1.3 billion (£1 billion) from Snapchat’s market value, …

Social Media

Indian doctors remove 4-pound brain tumor from man's head

<b>New Delhi (CNN) —</b> A surgeon in India has removed a 1.873-kilogram (4.1-pound) tumor from a 31-year-old man at a government hospital in Mumbai, India.<p>Dr. Trimurti Nadkarni, the surgeon who conducted the operation at BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, described the tumor as the "largest in the world" …

General Mills gets pet-friendly again by buying Blue Buffalo

NEW YORK (AP) — The maker of Cheerios also wants to fill dog bowls: General Mills said Friday that it plans to buy high-end pet food maker Blue …

Amazing underwater world shows trail covered in crystal clear rain water after heavy shower

An amazing underwater world has emerged in crystal clear water.<p>The walking trail was completely submerged following heavy rain - but the water is so …

Scuba Diving

How does KFC run out of chicken?

Quest's Profitable Moment<p>How on earth does a fast food restaurant that specializes in chicken run out of ... chicken?<p>This week KFC temporarily closed up to 800 stores in the UK and Ireland after a failure in its supply chain for chicken.<p>KFC had recently switched delivery and logistics suppliers …

This map shows the most popular cocktail in every state

America, go home. You’re drunk.Versus Blog recently used Google search analytics to discover the most popular cocktails in each state, and the …

Cocktails

All the wild horses are extinct: study

New genetic research has revealed that the world's wild horses went extinct hundreds, if not thousands, of years ago. Scientists found that an …

Anthropology

USA once dominated women's figure skating. So what happened?

A mentally spent Mirai Nagasu told reporters she couldn’t wait to fly home after ending her Olympics on Friday afternoon with a disappointing and anticlimactic free skate, sounding mostly relieved it was over.<p>None of the US contingent of Bradie Tennell (who finished ninth), Nagasu (10th) and Karen …

Snap loses $1.3B in market value as reality TV star Kylie Jenner says she no longer uses Snapchat

Snapchat owner Snap saw $1.3B wiped from its market value after reality TV star Kylie Jenner tweeted that she had stopped opening the app.<p>Jenner has 24.5M followers on Twitter, and was (and may still be) the most viewed person on Snapchat, but the tweet was likely only the indirect cause of the …

Stock Markets

2nd Russian athlete tests positive for doping at Olympics

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — A second Russian athlete failed a doping test at the Pyeongchang Games, a day before the International Olympic …

Weinstein apologises for citing Streep and Lawrence in defence

Harvey Weinstein has apologised for using statements by Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence in an effort to dismiss a class action sexual misconduct lawsuit against him.<p>Six women are suing Weinstein and what they call the “Weinstein Sexual Enterprise”, which they say includes his brother Bob and …

Sexual Harassment

A New Way to Wreck Obamacare

The Trump administration continues its concerted attack on the Affordable Care Act.<p>The Trump administration's latest strike on the Affordable Care Act is to expand the availability of so-called short-term health insurance. Don't be misled by the seeming modesty of this idea. It's an impressive …

Second Russian athlete fails doping test at Winter Games

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A second Russian athlete has tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, a major blow for the nation's hopes of regaining its Olympic status and drawing a line under years of doping scandals.<p>Bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva …

We finally know who overpaid for the $100-million apartment in NYC

The mystery buyer of Manhattan’s most expensive apartment has been revealed: the Wall Street Journal says it’s Dell Technologies founder Michael Dell, who purchased the property for its $100-million asking price.<p>Dell’s 10,923 square foot duplex in the One57 tower went into contract in 2012 for …

Real Estate

White homeowner who complained of ‘hoodlums’ found guilty of murdering unarmed black man

In a case that drew comparisons to the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer, a white North Carolina man was found guilty of murder Thursday for gunning down an unarmed 20-year-old black man after complaining about “hoodlums” outside his house.<p>A jury in Wake County, …

Crime