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All-female teenage band told to be more "sultry" at Battle Of The Bands

During a recent Battle of the Bands event in Massachusetts, Kalliope Jones, an all-female band between ages 14 and 16, earned 3rd place due to not …

Bands

X Factor controversy as it emerges girlband 4th Power are pros

We’re only one show in and <b>The X Factor</b> is already causing controversy after it emerged that one of the bands from the opening show is in fact made up …

Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Eagles Songs

See what song managed to beat "Desperado," "Take It Easy" and "Take It to the Limit"<p>10<p>By<p>Unless there's yet another leg waiting to be announced, the …

John Calipari: 2016 UK recruiting class 'could be one of our best ever'

Kentucky coach John Calipari said the recruiting class he's working on for 2016-17 could be the best he has ever assembled.<p>Calipari, appearing on the …

College Basketball

Why is Russia sending bombers close to U.S. airspace?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Russian bombers intercepted by U.S. fighter jets off the California coast on July Fourth could be seen as having raised a metaphorical middle finger to the United States.<p>"Good morning, American pilots. We are here to greet you on your Fourth of July Independence Day," they said, …

Military

E.L. Doctorow’s Masterful Manipulation of History

The novelist beautifully captured bygone eras despite an often cavalier attitude toward accuracy.<p>In the first chapter of his classic novel <i>Ragtime</i>, E.L. Doctorow memorably describes an afternoon shared by Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud in early 1900s New York:<p>Their ultimate destination was Coney …

Literature

How Trees Calm Us Down

In 1984, a researcher named Roger Ulrich noticed a curious pattern among patients who were recovering from gallbladder surgery at a suburban hospital in Pennsylvania. Those who had been given rooms overlooking a small stand of deciduous trees were being discharged almost a day sooner, on average, …

Ecology

Former U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm Sentenced to Eight Months in Prison

The former Staten Island representative pleaded guilty to tax fraud last year<p>Former U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, a Staten Island Republican who pleaded guilty last year to tax fraud, was sentenced Friday to eight months in prison and one year of supervised release.<p>Mr. Grimm, who served in the U.S. …

Corruption

Tokyo Olympic Stadium Design Falls at Cost Hurdle

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe scraps design for planned centerpiece of 2020 Games, orders restart<p>TOKYO—After weeks of criticism over the cost of Tokyo’s new Olympic Stadium, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that his government would scrap the current design for the central venue of the 2020 Summer …

Japan

Ty Lawson arrested on suspicion of DUI for second time this year

Ty Lawson was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Los Angeles early Tuesday morning, the Denver Nuggets point guard's second DUI …

NBA