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Secrets of scientology blown apart as leader threatens to sue own father over tell-all book

For an organisation that so doggedly defends its reputation, Humfrey Hunter thought, the Church of Scientology seemed to have made a major mistake.<p>Mr Hunter was preparing to publish a book about the church – an expose written by the father of its leader. Last week he received a strongly-worded …

Prince: A Life in Pictures

This Is How SpaceX Unloads A 15-Story Rocket Off A Drone Ship

Photos from Port Canaveral<p>On Friday, SpaceX made history by landing its Falcon 9 rocket booster on a drone ship. The move will help the company recover and reuse more rockets after they launch, and the achievement was a long time in the making--SpaceX tried for more than a year to stick the drone …

How to Travel to Peru Like Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow recently shared her travel routine, and is now putting it to the test as she treks around Peru with her two children, Apple and Moses …

South America

Villanova Tops North Carolina at the Buzzer: Pictures

Villanova Wildcats

Shutterstock shows machine learning smarts with reverse image search for stock photos

Shutterstock is flexing its AI muscles with the news that the stock photo giant is introducing new computer-vision search smarts to its platform.<p>The company, which is headquartered in New York’s Empire State Building, went public back in 2012 and now offers more than 70 million images for bloggers …

Funeral for Nancy Reagan: Pictures

N. Korea, on defense after sanctions, makes nuclear threat

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his military on standby for nuclear strikes at any time, state media reported …

Tesla has something alarming in common with another car company

But it hasn't been completely alone. There are, after all, lots of other automakers in the world, and for the most part, they had a terrific 2015.<p>We don't yet know the exact number, but chances are excellent that the year 2015 will come in as the best year ever for the US auto market, with …

Redditors Reimagine Photo of a Flexible Cat in Hilarious Photoshop Battle

Photoshop Battles (aka PSBattle) never ceases to delight us with the hilarious creations rendered by skilled participants, all inspired by a single photograph. For those unfamiliar with the popular PSBattle subreddit, it’s a place where a Redditor posts a source image, and then others superimpose …

Dance

11 Pecan Recipes That Go Way Beyond Just Pie

While pecan pies are all the rage during the holidays, their main ingredient is delicious all year round. With a crunchy texture and a buttery flavor, pecans can be tossed in with almost any dish, sweet or savory, to give it a more complex flavor. Whether you’re looking to up your appetizer game or …

1969: Photos of the historic Rolling Stones comeback concert in Hyde Park

Rolling Stones in Hyde Park<p>Featuring wannabe bikers and dead butterflies.<p>On July 5, 1969, the Rolling Stones headlined a free music festival in …

Carson: Syria plan would focus on Putin

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Ben Carson laid out his plan for handling war-torn Syria on Sunday, with a heavy focus on Russian President Vladimir Putin.<p>"My much bigger plan involves, you know, Putin and Iran also," Carson said on ABC's "This Week" Sunday. "Those are the forces that are propping up the Assad …

Donald Trump aims to steal spotlight from Dems

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump wanted to rain on the Democrats' parade.<p>Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and three other White House hopefuls took the stage Tuesday in Las Vegas for the Democratic Party's inaugural debate of the 2016 cycle, hosted by CNN and Facebook. But Trump, the Republican presidential …

Donald Trump

Russia launches naval bombardment of targets in Syria

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Russia launched a naval bombardment Wednesday of ISIS targets in Syria, a senior Russian official said, ramping up a newly muscular presence in the Middle East.<p>Four Russian ships fired 26 missiles into Syria, hitting 11 targets, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told …

'Black Mass' review: Depp revels in mobster role

Turns out the thing Johnny Depp's career needed was simple. He needed to play a type of role relatively new to him, even if it's relatively familiar to the rest of us.<p>Some scenes in the solid, vividly acted gangster picture "Black Mass" come from real life, or something like it. These trade off …

The Empire State Building Was Lit Up With Giant Photos Of Endangered Species

The display on Saturday night was designed to raise awareness of the plight of threatened species.

Why UFC 'beast' Ronda Rousey is such a big deal

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's the video you have to watch from this weekend: American mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey takes down Brazilian Bethe Correia on her own turf in just 34 seconds at the Ultimate Fighting Championship's Women's Bantamweight Title Fight.<p>With the swift knockout, the 28-year-old defending …

Ronda Rousey

Here Are the Best Books of 2015 So Far

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Is LeBron James Funny?

If you’ve ever been a member of a studio audience, you’ve learned it’s different from watching a show from the comfort of your couch. You’re exhorted …

Comedy

Steve Kerr, the Risk-Taking General Who Led the Warriors to Victory

The Golden State Warriors have been transformed into a selfless unit capable of reminding us why we fell in love with sports in the first …

What Motivates Terrorists?

It’s an important question. But is it the best one to be asking?<p>One of the most frequently asked questions about terrorism is also the most intractable. Why? Why do they do it? Why do people join terrorist groups and participate in acts of terrorism?<p>There are as many answers to this question as …

Fan struck and bloodied by broken bat at Fenway Park (graphic photo)

She has sustained 'life-threatening injuries,' police tell the Boston Globe. She was located in box seats along third base, and was hit with a shard …

Architizer

Darren Walker to Grads: Build a Bridge to a Better World

Thank you, President Powers, for your generous words, for so warmly welcoming me back to the 40 acres, and—much more importantly—for your almost 40 …

Colorado River

Manny Pacquiao laments injury after losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Manny Pacquiaosaid after his Saturday night loss toFloyd Mayweather Jr.that he was hampered by a sore right shoulder that had been injured in training camp and was re-aggravated in the third round.<p>Pacquiao's performance in the 118-110, 116-112, 116-112 unanimous-decision loss at the MGM Grand Hotel …