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Jared Fogle expected to plead guilty to child porn charges, sources say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle is expected to plead guilty to charges related to possession of child pornography, two law enforcement officials told CNN on Tuesday.<p>The sandwich chain suspended its relationship with Fogle earlier this year after investigators raided his Indiana …

Crime

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t represent over 300 years of women in literature: a response What is missing: …

Literature

Brittany Maynard's Husband and Mom Continue to Fight for Her Right-to-Die Bill: 'I Feel Her Presence,' Her Mom Says

California lawmakers today reintroduced the End of Life Option Act, inspired by the late Brittany Maynard, saying it will be one of a handful of …

Kik, a messaging app that's popular with teenagers, is now worth $1 billion

Messaging app Kik has joined the so-called unicorn club with a $1 billion valuation in its latest round of funding. The Waterloo, Ontario-based …

Chatbots

4 Foods Americans Don't Eat Much Anymore

Strange, isn't it, we remark to Sandra L. Oliver — founder and editor of Food History News — that Americans in the 19th century ate foods such as robins and calf's foot jelly and boiled eels.<p>She cautions against criticism of previous generations or other cultures. "You are safer not talking …

Cookbooks

Stephen Colbert on Learning to Accept the Deaths of His Father and Brothers: 'I Love the Thing That I Most Wish Had Not Happened'

Stephen Colbert has revealed that the joy he uses in his comedy comes from the darkest place in his life – the tragic deaths of his father and two …

Intelligence, creativity and bipolar disorder may share underlying genetics

Study linking high childhood IQ with bipolar traits later in life suggests that mood disorders may be the genetic price we pay for intelligence and creativity<p>Serious mood disorders such as bipolar may be the price humans have had to pay for our intelligence and creativity.<p>That’s according to new …

Mental Health

Kik Raises $50M From Tencent To Become The “WeChat Of The West”

Kik, the Canadian company behind the messaging app of the same name has announced $50M worth of funding from one of its partners, China’s Tencent (also the biggest internet company in China).<p>This funding puts Kik’s total at $120.5M. The deal brings the company valuation into unicorn territory (the …

Venture Capital

Amazon Flex could be a new way to get your packages, report says

In Silicon Valley, one of the best sayings goes: Better to disrupt your own company, before someone else does it first. That may be the strategy in …