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GOP debate: Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio tag-teamed Donald Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> The GOP race is down to the final four candidates, and last night's Fox News debate showed the wear and tear of an already bruising campaign on each of them.<p>From the opening bell until the closing round, the candidates took heavy swings at each other, sometimes connecting, more often …

Republicans

The Life of a Professional Gambler

Dirk Paulsen lives purely on football betting, and he feeds his family with it. The professional better speaks to us about gut feelings, trips to Monte Carlo, and the start of the second half of the Bundesliga season.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Sports Germany.</i><p>Dirk Paulsen seems like a …

Betting

16 actors you probably didn't realize were in the 'Harry Potter' movies

When it comes to "Harry Potter," everybody knows the film's leading trifecta: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson.<p>But what about the dozens of other witches, wizards, and muggles who graced the screen throughout the series? While you were watching Harry and his friends fight dragons and …

Film Industry

Super Bowl ads: the very best and the very worst

From a mysterious Intuit ad to a Zack Ryder promoting Doritos, the Super Bowl ads this year were high-concept, often ridiculous, and packed with celebrities<p><b>T-Mobile featuring Drake</b><p>Drake’s just a natural pitchman. That smile. Those pearly white teeth. That turtleneck. He looks like he should be …

Advertising

33 incredible perks Google, Netflix, and other US companies are offering their employees right now

Most of us spend a majority of our waking hours at work, so it's only natural that we want to enjoy our time in the office as much as we can. And perks help — a lot.<p>According to career site Glassdoor, more than half (57%) of all workers say perks and benefits are among the top things they consider …

The Workplace
Ice Hockey

Walmart heiress Alice Walton is the second-richest woman in the world

With the death of the French heiress of cosmetics giant L'Oreal Liliane Bettencourt, Walton went from the second-richest to the richest woman on the planet.<p>But on Friday, Bettencourt's daughter, Françoise Bettencourt-Meyers, saw her net worth skyrocket to $42.3 billion, making her the wealthiest …

Andy Warhol

Cologne attack survivor: 'That was really the worst night of my life'

Johanna, 18, agreed to speak with the Times contingent on her last name being withheld because she feared backlash for her statements.<p>She said she and her friends were some of the first people who were trapped near the train station. Johanna said she was grabbed "continually" by men who surrounded …

North Africa

Ashley Olsen Murder: Italy Arrests Man Over Death of U.S. Woman

FLORENCE — A Senegalese migrant has been arrested in the murder of an American woman found strangled in Florence, Italian authorities said Thursday.<p>Thirty-five-year-old Ashley Olsen was found dead on Saturday in her apartment in the Italian city after her boyfriend — who reportedly had not heard …

Crime

Iman on David Bowie, Growing up Muslim, and Racism in the Fashion Industry

"We all have friends and loved ones who say 60's the new 30. No. Sixty's the new 60."<p>Fern Mallis kicked off her fifth year of "Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis" at NYC's 92Y with a bang—she brought out supermodel-turned-makeup mogul Iman for a Q&A session on topics ranging from her turbulent …

David Bowie

Police investigating mysterious death of an American woman in Italy

Italian police on Sunday were investigating the death of an American woman whose naked body was discovered in her home in Florence.<p>Ashley Olsen, 35, from Summer Haven, Fla., who moved to Florence from the United States three years ago, was found strangled on Saturday in her one-bedroom apartment in …

Only a tiny fraction of Android smartphones are running the latest version of Google's operating system

Google published figures earlier this week showing the latest breakdown of the various versions of its mobile operating system currently in the wild — and uptake of Android Marshmallow, launched in October 2015, is crawling along at a snail's pace. (The data was previously reported on by …

Android News

The 4 best frequent flyer programs in North America

Points programs are complex, difficult to use, and can be downright frustrating—if not impossible—to understand.<p>But for me? They're fascinating.<p>Since turning 15, I have studied various points systems, from airline frequent flyer accounts to credit cards.<p>I have tried and tested all of them, and that …

Frequent-flyer Programs

9 cameos you'll never notice while watching 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

<b>Warning: If you haven't seen "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," there are some mild spoilers ahead.</b><p>Many are heading out to watch "Star Wars" to see Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill reunite on the big screen. But another reason to see the movie may be for the celebrity cameos hidden in the …

Star Wars

This man lives his life as Darth Vader — and the photos are incredible

While many fans are excitedly preparing for the release of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," one Ukrainian man is taking things to the next level.<p>Darth Mykolaiovych Vader legally changed his name in homage to the classic "Star Wars" villain. He spends his days dressed in a Vader costume, complete …

Darth Vader

An important development just happened for this $20 million submarine hotel

Having recently received patent and trademark approval, the Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel is all set to be constructed in Key West, Florida, after which it will be shipped out on a barge to an as yet undecided location.<p>Access to the structure will be via an elevator, with all rooms boasting Wi-Fi, …

Key West

The best burger in every state

There's perhaps nothing more satisfying than a good burger.<p>With the utmost journalistic integrity, we conducted painstaking research to figure out the best burger in every state and Washington, DC, from mom-and-pop shops to celebrity-chef restaurants and everything in between. Based on accolades, …

Burgers

50 places you should travel to in 2016

It may be hard to believe, but 2015 is coming to a close, and it's time to start planning for 2016. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or a novice, it's never too early to start thinking ahead to the places you want to check off your travel bucket list in the new year. From Iceland's otherworldly …

European Travel

Terminally ill 'Star Wars' fan who saw 'The Force Awakens' early has died

This is not the first time "The Force Awakens" director J.J. Abrams has granted a fan's final wish.<p>In 2012, Abrams sent a rough cut of "Star Trek Into Darkness" to a devoted Trekkie who was terminally ill with cancer five months before the film opened. The fan passed away shortly after watching …

Star Wars

The Top 10 Cities To Own A Home In America

<i>By: Mady Dahlstrom, Content Editor for Porch.com</i><p>Do you think your city is the <i>best</i> place to own a home? From walkability to economic opportunity, each city across America has pros and cons to living. Porch and Redfin have teamed up to provide local insights for each city's commute time, tax …

Real Estate

The Skreemr Jet Could Fly You From New York City to London in 30 Minutes

The entire idea of an airplane that could get you from New York City to London in 30 minutes is pretty Sci-Fi, but it does exist. Skreemr—a …

New York City

Check Out Neil Patrick Harris' Adorable Family Star Wars Costumes

The Force is strong with this family.<p>Never to be outdone, <b>Neil Patrick Harris</b> and husband <b>David Burtka</b> proved themselves, yet again, the kings of …

Neil Patrick Harris

The most affordable places to travel to next year, according to Lonely Planet

Included in the series is a list of the best-value destinations for 2016, which pinpoints the top destinations where visitors can have high-quality travel experiences without breaking the bank.<p>From the pristine beaches of Costa Rica's Caribbean coast to the renowned vineyards of Galicia, Spain, …

Ho Chi Minh City

The Top 5 Small Cities In The U.S.

<i>by Katherine LaGrave, Edited by the Editors of Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Getty<p>More than 128,000 of our readers rated their favorite cities in the U.S.--in fact, we got so much feedback, we had to divide our list in two. This roundup features the country's smaller cities, with populations under 150,000. …

Travel