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Russia ramps up diplomatic tensions, expels more UK envoys

MOSCOW (AP) — The crisis between Russia and the West over the poisoning of a former double agent in Britain heightened Friday as Russia ordered new …

Noor Salman, the Orlando nightclub shooter’s wife, acquitted of charges she aided 2016 massacre

ORLANDO — The wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter was found not guilty Friday of aiding and abetting her husband’s deadly, Islamic State-inspired attack and obstructing the FBI’s investigation into the incident.<p>The stunning verdict means that Noor Salman, 31, can go free and that no one has yet …

Crime

Tyler Florence Shares His Genius Trick for Cooking Mashed Potatoes

You're definitely going to want to steal this one.<p>We're always ready to take any cooking advice <i>Food Network</i> star Tyler Florence has to offer, and his simple method of making this classic side dish is a total game-changer.<p>The chef, who recently shared his favorite mashed potato recipe with PopSugar, …

Cooking

Tom Hanks to Interview Bruce Springsteen for Tribeca Fest Talks

Bruce Springsteen will discuss his position in American rock history during an intimate conversation with Tom Hanks for the 2017 Tribeca Film …

Tom Hanks

Chance the Rapper Says Apple Paid Him $500,000 USD for 'Coloring Book'

He’s just trying to bring transparency to the game.<p>Chance the Rapper‘s story has become the gold standard for success as an independent artist, but one area of concern for some was the deal he secured to debut his 2016 project, <i>Coloring Book</i>, as an Apple Music exclusive. To support his resume as one …

Rick Ross’s New Album Is Unbelievably Rich

Rick Ross albums sound expensive. That’s maybe the most broad and basic observation you could make about his music, and about the guy himself, since …

Rick Ross Shades Nicki Minaj in New Diss Track ''Apple of My Eye''

<b>Rick Ross</b> may have only dropped his album a few hours ago, but it's already stirring up drama in the hip-hop world.<p>Ricky Rozay released <i>Rather You</i> …

Watch DJ Khaled Explain How Infant Son Executive Produced New LP

On <i>Jimmy Kimmel Live!,</i> DJ Khaled explained how his four-month-old son, Asahd, executive produced the Miami hit-maker's upcoming album, …

Music

Aaliyah's 'One in a Million' Invented the Sound of the Future

It's the sound of three of pop's biggest innovators—Aaliyah, Timbaland, and Missy Elliott—bringing funk forward, but you can't stream it online.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Noisey US.</i><p><i>Back in the dark ages of music on physical media, albums that were "out of print" were inaccessible and hard</i> …

How to celebrate St. Patrick's Day the authentic way

Early Irish-American immigrants couldn't foresee the St. Patrick's Day celebrations of today: Hoards of drunken people elbowing their way to the bar for another green Bud Light.<p>After all, 19th Century immigrants celebrated St. Patrick's Day — always March 17 on the Feast of St. Patrick, the patron …

Emerald Isle

Google

A Secret Idaho Ghost Town

There is a ghost town in the forest of North Central Idaho that I didn’t know existed. I found it while exploring a small forest road that was …

Janet Reno, First Woman to Serve as U.S. Attorney General, Dies at 78

Janet Reno, who rose from a rustic life on the edge of the Everglades to become attorney general of the United States — the first woman to hold the job — and whose eight years in that office placed her in the middle of some of the most divisive episodes of the Clinton presidency, died on Monday at …

Beyoncé and Jay Z Dressed Up as Barbie and Ken—See the Pics

You wouldn't expect Beyoncé to make an appearance at a Halloween party in just any old costume, would you? True to form, the singer blew everyone out …

Black Tie

Barbie and Her Many Ancient Sisters

A modern fertility idol? Maybe, but the popular doll’s professional costumes reflect societal changes<p>Since her arrival in 1959, Barbie has evolved into an international phenomenon with a grip on modern culture. Her success testifies to the genius of the doll’s creator, Ruth Handler—born 100 years …

Barbie

Beyoncé as Black Barbie Is a Reminder Girls Need Dolls That Look Like Them

Beyoncé's latest Halloween costume was the perfect reminder that we need diversity in dolls for little kids.

Dolls

Beyonce And Jay Z Won Halloween With Their Ken And Barbie Costumes

Celebrities who get really into Halloween are the best celebrities. World-famous people using a small chunk of their resources to make elaborate costumes makes us feel good about buying into them in the first place. We didn’t need another reminder, but the Carter-Knowles family are definitely the …

How Paris Hilton Went from Party Girl to Secret Mogul

Ten years ago, most people knew Paris Hilton as a mainstay on the global party circuit, a celebutante who was famous for being famous and the …

ANTM and DWTS champ Nyle DiMarco reads to Deaf kids

Nyle DiMarco, the Deaf model who won <i>America’s Next Top Model</i> in 2015 and <i>Dancing With the Stars</i> earlier this year, is paying it forward.<p>On Friday, …

Dancing with the Stars

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Nyle DiMarco Goes Shirtless For Free American Sign Language Lessons

"Why Wednesday?! Because it’s ‘hump’ Wednesday!"<p>Instagram’s new Stories feature is less than a month old but it’s already the greatest social network …

Nyle DiMarco (@nyledimarco)

LEAD-K Fundraising Challenge

LEAD-K PARTNERSHIP AND FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE<p>The Nyle DiMarco Foundation (NDF) is proud to announce a partnership with LEAD-K to end language …

Language

Dancing with the Stars Champion Nyle DiMarco Is the Next Chippendales Headliner!

<i>Dancing with the Stars</i> and <i>America’s Next Top Model</i> champion Nyle DiMarco is the next headliner for Chippendales!<p>PEOPLE can exclusively reveal that …