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The Top 10 Wealthiest Video Game Billionaires In The World

FORBES’ latest cover story, for the FORBES Billionaires issue, is on Markus Persson, aka “Notch,” the creator of <i>Minecraft</i>, which was sold to Microsoft for a whopping $2.5 billion last year.<p>This propelled Persson to the FORBES Billionaire list, where he’s valued at $1.3 billion.<p>(For some …

Call of Duty

LeBron James says 'I suck' after 9 turnovers in loss to Hawks

Turnovers have been a problem for James all season long as he tries to readjust to a bigger role as a shot creator.<p>The Atlanta Hawks reminded everyone on Friday that they are still the best team in the East by beating the rising Cleveland Cavaliers at home on Friday. The Cavaliers' stars struggled, …

Basketball

Toddler found alive 13 hours after car crashes into river

Police say a 25-year-old woman was found dead and her 18-month-old daughter was found alive inside a car that crashed into a Utah river and wasn't discovered until over 13 hours later.<p>The girl was flown to a Salt Lake City hospital in an unknown condition. Their names weren't immediately released.<p>A …

LA to Pay $50K to Detained Photographers and Teach Deputies That Photography is Not a Crime

Los Angeles has agreed to pay a $50,000 settlement to three photographers after they were detained by LA County Sheriffs while taking pictures in …

Illinois oil train derailment threatens Mississippi River

An oil train derailment and spill in northwest Illinois poses an "imminent and substantial danger" of contaminating the Mississippi River, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Saturday.<p>The spill from the derailment, which occurred Thursday, also threatens the Galena River, a tributary of …

Solar Impulse 2 will begin its around-the-world flight on Monday

The solar-powered airplane will launch from Abu Dhabi<p>The Swiss-engineered airplane Solar Impulse 2 will begin its solar-powered flight around the world on Monday. If weather permits, the plane will launch from Abu Dhabi early in the morning. The plane was scheduled to launch earlier this month, but …

Nasa finds evidence of a vast ancient ocean on Mars

A massive ancient ocean once covered nearly half of the northern hemisphere of Mars making the planet a more promising place for alien life to have gained a foothold, Nasa scientists say.<p>The huge body of water spread over a fifth of the planet’s surface, as great a portion as the Atlantic covers …

European Space Agency

ISIL fighters bulldoze ancient Assyrian palace in Iraq

<b>Baghdad -</b> Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters have used a bulldozer to start destroying a 3,000-year-old Assyrian city near Mosul in Iraq, archaeologists and other sources have told Al Jazeera.<p>The demolition at Nimrud on Thursday comes less than a week after video was released …

Majority of House members sign letter blasting Obama bullet ban proposal

Opposition to the Obama administration's proposal to ban a popular bullet is gaining steam in the House of Representatives, where more than half of the lawmakers have signed a letter opposing the move.<p>The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says it wants to ban popular .223 M855 …

RIP, Biddy the Traveling Hedgehog

Heartbreaking news.<p>I have some very sad news to bring you tonight. Biddy, the hedgehog who became famous for his traveling adventures, has died.<p>Fans of the adorable African pygmy hedgehog know him as the adorable creature who documented his journeys across the country to his more than 600,000 fans …

The rise of Russell Westbrook, NBA Terminator

Russell Westbrook is on a tear like we've never seen before.<p>It's 4 a.m. on the morning of March 4, 2015. The custodian enters Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Oklahoma City Thunder will face the Philadelphia 76ers later that night and he must begin to make accommodations. He's done this many times …

Pencil artist works in miniature — and that’s the point

Salavat Fidai is working proof that artists need not create large pieces to make a name for themselves.<p>Much of what he creates is no bigger than the tip of a pencil — literally.<p>Under the glow of a single work light while his family sleeps, Fidai uses a craft knife and 4x magnifying glass to create …

A Frog Riding a Beetle: Is This a Real Wildlife Photo or a Bunch of BS?

Photos of a frog riding a beetle have been flooding the Internet over the past month. Think it looks cute and adorable? Reactions to the series of …

Apple May Include USB 3.0 Ports on Upcoming 12.9-Inch 'iPad Pro'

Following up on a report from earlier today claiming Apple has pushed back its plans for the so-called "iPad Pro", asking suppliers to begin production in September rather than this quarter, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> weighs in with its own claim that Apple is indeed now targeting the second half of …

Knife attack in South Korea may crimp U.S. ambassador's friendly style

Since becoming U.S. ambassador to South Korea last fall, Mark Lippert has been building a reputation as a warm, friendly guy interested in Korean culture: He regularly walks his basset hound, Grigsby, in public and even gave his newborn son a Korean middle name, Sejun.<p>"This is one of the busiest …

Iraq: pro-government forces struggle to topple Isis in Tikrit

An offensive to retake Saddam Hussein’s home town of Tikrit appears to have slowed, with fighters struggling to uproot Islamic State militants battling to retain control of one of their major bastions in Iraq.<p>Pro-government forces, led by Shia militias and including the Iraqi army and tribal …

Middle East

Oldest Human Fossil Found, Redrawing Family Tree

Discovery pushes back the origin of our genus, Homo, by half a million years.<p>In a rare congruence of new evidence, two fossil jaws cast a fused beam of light on one of the darkest mysteries in human evolution: the origin of our genus <i>Homo</i>. The two lower jaws—one a reconstruction of a pivotal …

Anthropology