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LeBron James To Fund College Scholarships

LeBron James, the four-time NBA MVP and two-time NBA champion, is ready to give thousands of children a college education.<p>The LeBron James Family Foundation and the University of Akron will fund full scholarships for students who complete the foundation’s academic program, which James has been …

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China's Air Problem Is Worse Than You Think

The Chinese government is working hard to deal with its air, water, land, food-supply, and other sustainability challenges. So it’s a race between …

Chinese Rescuers Work To Clear Tianjin Blast Site Before Rain Falls

Rain could create further toxic gas.<p>Chinese soldiers and rescue workers in gas masks and hazard suits searched for toxic materials in China's port of Tianjin on Sunday as Premier Li Keqiang arrived to offer condolences, days after explosions flattened part of a national development zone.<p>The goal is …

N Korea threatens to ‘invade US’ unless S Korean military exercises aren’t halted

North Korea has issued new nuclear threats to the US saying it will respond accordingly if Washington does not cancel military exercises with South …

Hiroshima and History of Bombing Civilians

On Aug. 6, 1945, the day the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima and incinerated 140,000 people, President Harry Truman issued a warning: If the Japanese “do not now accept our terms, they may expect a rain of ruin from the air the like of which has never been seen on this …

US and Cuba feel weight of history as embassy reopens

<b>The US Secretary of State John Kerry has formally reopened the American embassy in Cuba after the restoration of diplomatic ties last month. Barbara Plett Usher has been travelling with him.</b><p>There was so much interest in this visit that the State Department booked two planes from Washington, for …

A Fortune in Ancient Gold Coins Found Off Israel

A massive trove of thousand-year-old gold coins has been unearthed in an ancient harbor off the coast of Israel.<p>The hoard, which was first discovered …

Atlanta Hawks’ Mike Scott faces up to 25 years on drug charges

Mike Scott faces up to 25 years in prison on two felony drug charges stemming from his arrest last month.<p>An initial court date in the case could take …

Tianjin explosion: Dozens dead, areas of Chinese port city devastated

<b>Tianjin, China (CNN) —</b> You can see the devastation everywhere: in the hollowed-out shells of buildings, in the anguished faces of relatives, in the parade of scorched cars.<p>But what set off the terrifying explosions that ripped through warehouses containing hazardous chemical materials, shooting …

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Truck Bomb Kills at Least 60 at Market in Baghdad's Sadr City

World<p>At least 76 people were killed and 212 wounded in a bomb attack on Thursday at a market in Baghdad's Sadr City district, police and medical sources said.<p>The bombing was one of the largest attacks on the capital since Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi took office a year ago.<p>A statement circulated …

California Wildfires: Air Force Reserves Drafted In to Battle Blazes

U.S. news<p>Air Force reserves have been drafted in to help thousands of firefighters battling a raging wildfire in California that jumped a highway which had served as a containment line.<p>Officials said that more than 9,000 firefighters were on the front lines fighting more than 21 active wildfires. …

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MH370: More plane debris has washed up on Reunion, Malaysia says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Malaysia's Transport Ministry said Thursday that more plane parts have washed up on the same remote French island as a wing part that is believed -- with varying degrees of certainty -- to be from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.<p>The new items found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean …

Busta Rhymes Arrested For Assaulting A New York City Gym Worker With A Protein Shake

Busta Rhymes posted this photo after his release, thanking "everyone who helped expedite this evening for me. I'm good and we're back to the grind. Heading 2 the studio 2 turn the bullshit into GREATNESS. I'm super good. #THECONGLOMERATE"<p>The rapper, whose real name is Trevor Smith, was arrested …

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Hurricane Parade Keeps Hawaii on Guard as Guillermo Approaches

Hawaii’s hurricane parade shows no signs of letting up a year after it began, a testimony to the heat rising from the Pacific Ocean.<p>Tropical Storm …

Man sets record for longest birthday by flying between time zones

A man has received a Guinness World Record for the longest birthday by flying between time zones to extend celebrations for nearly two days.<p>Sven Hagemeier kept his 26th birthday going for 46 hours by flying from Auckland in New Zealand, to Brisbane, Australia, before travelling backwards in time …

Another day, another movie theater shooter in America: Nashville Edition. Open Thread.

A shooter who entered a movie theater in Nashville during a “Mad Max” showing is reported to have died at the scene.<p>A man armed with a gun and a …

California Parents Treasure Every Moment with Their Two Sons Who Have Fatal Brain Disease

For Bekah and Danny Bowman of Orange County, California, summers used to be consumed with trying to keep up with their energetic sons Titus, 5, and …

Kobe Bryant on ending career overseas: 'I can see myself doing that'

Kobe Bryant has a lot of decisions to make regarding this maybe being his last season in the NBA and possibly ending his career in Italy or …

Ray Allen Comments on Retirement and NBA Future

Ray Allen isn't officially retiring. That said, he does not sound like a man preparing to return for a 19th NBA season.<p>Allen, 40, sat out the 2014-15 NBA season despite widespread speculation that he would join a contender at midseason. The NBA's all-time leading three-point shooter last played for …

Adidas is taking on Nike with a massive $200 million offer for James Harden

Adidas has made a 13-year, $200 million offer to Harden, according to Darren Rovell of ESPN.<p>The offer, worth about $15.4 million per year, would be among the richest shoe endorsement deals in the NBA. It's ahead of Derrick Rose's 13-year, $185 million contract with Adidas, but behind players like …

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Confederate flag supporters rally in US state

In the US, a mountain carving of three Confederate leaders has renewed the debate on racism.<p>Confederate flags were flown on Saturday at Stone Mountain in Georgia. It was the latest rally since the church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, last month that killed nine black churchgoers.<p>Al …

Mexico's wage crisis is so bad 'that it violates what’s stipulated in the Constitution'

At the end of 2014, Mexico's 16 billionaires were worth an average of nearly $9 billion.<p>That same year, the bottom 20% of Mexicans — nearly 25 million people — were worth an average of $80.<p>Economic hardship is widespread in Mexico, which is home to more than 120 million people, more than half of …

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'107 feet of fire-breathing titanium': A US Air Force major describes flying the fastest plane in history

The answer was the SR-71.<p>The Lockheed Martin SR-71, or the "Blackbird" as it is commonly known, flew at the upper 1% of earth's atmosphere at altitudes of 80,000 feet and speeds of over 2,000 mph— much faster and higher than any plane before it.<p>And every inch of the aircraft was meticulously …

How Peter Voogd Went From Zero To A Six-Figure Income In 6 Months

At age 18, he told himself that he’d never work a normal job again. Now Peter Voogd is a millionaire media entrepreneur and best-selling book author. But generating wealth wasn’t always glamorous for Voogd.<p>“I didn’t even have money to go to the drive-thru,” Voogd recalls. His frustration with …

How To Super-Charge Your Savings

A young Boston couple is saving 71% of their income so they can retire to Vermont before their 35th birthdays. Here are their tips for spending less and saving more.<p>Catch more at their blog, Frugalwoods.com.

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The 20 fears keeping you from getting rich

Let's rephrase the question. Are you the kind of person who trips themselves up routinely? Or loves to blame the economy? Or tracks Powerball numbers the way Warren Buffett tracks the stock market?<p>Your fears, ignorance or stuck behavior might stand in the way between you and wealth. You don't see …

5 Tricks to Taking Magazine-Quality Photos With Your iPhone

You’ve probably seen the Apple billboards and ads with gorgeous photos that read underneath, “Shot with an iPhone 6.” There’s even a photo competition for images taken with said smartphone. These cameras are getting <i>so</i> advanced that the old point-and-shoot is semi-retired at this point.<p>Recently, …

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The 10 Top Small Cities To Start A New Business

Entrepreneurs who want to go big on a startup should consider these smaller cities.<p>Startup founders take note: In entrepreneurship, as in real estate, location matters. A lot.<p>According to a new study by consumer finance site NerdWallet, smaller cities provide just as much fuel for startups as …