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New Mexico gov slams Trump for controversial remarks

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez denounced GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump's recent remarks about Mexican immigrants and called his comments "horrible."<p>After a news conference Wednesday on new state laws aimed at protecting abused children, the nation's only Latina governor said she strongly …

Unusually short total lunar eclipse dazzles skywatchers

The total eclipse of the moon lasted only a short time, but it still dazzled.<p>Early risers in the western U.S. and Canada should have been able to catch a glimpse before dawn Saturday. The moment when the moon was completely obscured by Earth's shadow lasted several minutes, making it the shortest …

Yordano Ventura agrees to 5-year, $23 million extension with Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Yordano Ventura and the Kansas City Royals reached a $23 million, five-year deal Saturday, two days before the emerging ace is …

Baseball

Top 10: Photos: World's Best Picnic Spots

Have a snack while you're soaking in the sights. Here are some of the most beautiful spots for a picnic.

Meet Germany's Master Mustard Sommelier

Condiments

Hundreds of enslaved fishermen rescued in Indonesia

More than 300 fishermen who were rescued by the Indonesian government from forced labour and slavery in the remote island of Benjina have arrived safely in the port of the neighbouring Tual island.<p>The group of fishermen, who mainly came from Myanmar, as well as from Cambodia, and Thailand, were …

China targets the dollar

Despite US gyrations to keep them from it, over 40 countries, including bosom buddies Australia, Britain, and Germany, have signed up to join. Japan is still wavering politely.<p>The US government sees the China-dominated AIIB as competition to the US-dominated World Bank and Asian Development Bank. …

RANKED: The best smartphones in the world

The two newest flagship Android phones, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 go on sale April 10. If you're in the market for a new phone, this is a good month to buy.<p><i>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and</i> …

Avril Lavigne on Life After Lyme Disease: 'I've Never Been More Clear About What I Want in Life'

<i>Singer Avril Lavigne opens up about the devastating disease that kept her bedridden for months – and how she’s fighting to recover. Subscribe now for</i> …

Reasons to Put Away Your Wolfords: The Bare-Legged Beauty of Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, and More

Unless you joined the polar vortex–defying rebellion of heroically bare winter legs, the first warm rays of the sunny season might be the first time that you consider trading in your tights for a dollop of supercharged body lotion. Some inspiration to put away your Wolfords: <b>Rihanna</b> and <b>Beyoncé</b> were …

The Creative Pilot Hiring Habits of Ryanair and Norwegian Air Shuttle

Travelers have demonstrated a willingness to sacrifice comfort and convenience for cheap airfares. Now this low-cost ethos is extending into the …

Aviation

"Best New Restaurant" Episode 4: Tiny Mistakes and Why They Matter a Lot

What diners should know about why restaurants have off days, and what restaurants should know about preventing (and fixing) them.<p><i>Welcome to our weekly recap of</i> Bravo’s Best New Restaurant*, where we share our unapologetically opinionated musings on the ups and downs of dining out. This week, we’re …

Street Look Long Lens: Black

FASHION STREET STYLE & STREET FASHION<p><b>With Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015-2016 starting today we take a look at the chicest black ensembles in</b> …

Impossible Celebrity Interviews: Mel Brooks Speaks with Angelina Jolie

With a surprise cameo by the New York Times.<p><b>BROOKS:</b> Angie—Angelah. What you should’ve done is made a movie called <i>Unchosen.</i> About a Jew who only grows to five foot five. And ends up with <i>this</i> voice! “Chosen people,” my <i>tuchis!</i><p><b>JOLIE:</b> Mel, I have nothing but respect for your track record, but the story …

Incredible! Watch great blue heron swallow huge fish

You may have seen a snake swallow a big animal, but have you ever seen a bird do it?<p>David Dickinson created this dramatic video photo essay of a …

Nature

LeBron, Cavs overpower Heat for 14th win in 15 games

CLEVELAND -- Seconds before the opening tip, LeBron James pulled Chris Bosh close and tightly hugged his former teammate.<p>The pleasantries ended there.<p>…

Watch Bill Belichick Brilliantly Deflect Questions About DeflateGate On ‘The Late Show’

Professional curmudgeon Bill Belichick briefly addressed the ridiculousness of DeflateGate during an appearance on <i>The Late Show with David Letterman</i>.<p><b>Belichick on gas laws:</b><p>“We all know as the footballs get colder, they deflate…scientifically.”<p><b>Belichick on Southie scientists:</b><p>“I never realized there …

NFL

12 Globe-Trotting Beef Stew Recipes

I totally understand why everyone lusts after the unadulterated flavor of steaks. But I’ll always be of the opinion that there are much more …

In Memoriam: All the Big TV Deaths of 2014

Did 2014 mark the beginning of the end for mental health stigma?

In August, I did a post about the tragic passing of Robin Williams. It was a quickly written piece, but much to my surprise it rapidly became my most popular article to date, and it probably always will be given the numbers involved.<p>My editors suggested I explore the reasons why this happened. At …

Chris Martin Jokes That Angelina Jolie Told Him to 'Write Me a Song, or Else'

Chris Martin was forced into composing the song “Miracles” for Angelina Jolie’s movie <i>Unbroken</i>. At least if we believe the Coldplay singer’s own …

Angelina Jolie

Dodgers finally complete deal sending Matt Kemp to Padres

The trade sending Matt Kemp from the Dodgers to the San Diego Padres was finalized Thursday, one week after the division rivals agreed in principle to the blockbuster deal.<p>The final stages of the five-player exchange, which were expected to be a formality, resulted in some confusing moments for …

San Diego Padres

Instagram purges spam fake accounts, costing celebs millions of followers

Instagram has made good on its promise to start purging inactive, fake and spam accounts this December, and it's doing such a great job that users are calling it "Instagram Rapture" or "Instapurge." Celebrities ended up losing a big chunk of their followers, like Justin Bieber whose Belieber count …

Exploding Airbag Maker Takata: 'Even One Failure Is Unacceptable'

Chairman Shigehisa Takada said his family company understood public concerns and was "saddened" by the deaths of at least five motorists in the US and Malaysia who were allegedly killed after a defective air bag exploded, firing metal shards into the vehicle.<p>"Since its founding, Takata's number-one …

Report: Secret Service stretched 'beyond its limits'

The Secret Service is stretched "beyond its limits" and needs more training, more staff and a director from outside its ranks -- and the White House needs a better fence -- an independent review has found.<p>An eight-page executive summary of the report, produced by a panel of four outside experts …