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Responding to mistrust, feds investigate Chicago police

CHICAGO (AP) — Responding to deepening mistrust of one of the nation's largest police forces, the federal government opened an investigation Monday …

Law Enforcement

5 Awesome TED Talks That Will Make You Remarkably Happy

There are plenty of serious TED talks, but these will make you smile.<p>There are lots of TED Talks about serious subjects like medical research, natural disasters, and even rocket science. However, some TED Talks are sure to put a smile on your face. Here are five of my favorites.<p><b>1. Dan Gilbert: The</b> …

First genetically modified salmon cleared to enter human food chain

The Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) in the US has approved production of the first gentically modified animal which will enter the food chain before 2018<p>The first genetically modified animal will enter the human food chain within two years after GM salmon was cleared for production in the US, …

Agriculture

Couples who have sex just once a week are happiest

For decades self-help books and therapists have advised couples that the key to a successful relationship is sex…and plenty of it.<p>But a new study suggests that behind closed doors, the happiest partners are actually making love just once a week.<p>According to the University of Toronto-Mississauga …

'Ted 2': EW review

We gave it a <b>C+</b><p>Like its 2012 predecessor, Seth MacFarlane’s <i>Ted 2</i> kicks off like a delirious blast of laughing gas. Even though we’re all familiar with …

Why is the U.S. bringing down the hammer on FIFA?

<b>(CNN) —</b> In recent years, FIFA has made news not just for enforcing rules on the soccer field, but also for allegedly breaking them off it.<p>The body that governs soccer, the most popular sport in the world, is a multibillion-dollar behemoth.<p>Great power, yes. Great responsibility? Not so much, critics …

Corruption

40th Anniversary of SNL

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

'Sony-pocalypse': Why the Sony hack is one of the worst hacks ever

In a single week, hackers have brought a major Hollywood studio to its knees.<p>Sony Pictures is dealing with more than downed computers and frozen email. Movies have been leaked, and internal documents have exposed private company memos, along with employees' salaries, Social Security numbers and …

People take part in a protest against the grand jury decision on the death of Eric Garner in midtown Manhattan in New York December 3, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

James Bond: What can 007 fans expect of Spectre?

<b>The title and cast of the 24th official James Bond film has been unveiled - so what can 007 fans expect of Spectre?</b><p>Just after 11am in the chilly and cavernous interior of the 007 stage at Pinewood Studios, director Sam Mendes revealed the next Bond film will be called Spectre - a name that goes …

Weekly jobless claims fall to 297,000 as firms reduced planned layoffs

Initial jobless claims fell back below 300,000 last week as companies sharply reduced planned layoffs in November in a positive sign for the labor market ahead of the monthly jobs report.<p>About 297,000 applied for first-time unemployment benefits, down 17,000 from the previous week's revised level, …

Jobless Claims

'Unnecessary Force': Monitor Will Oversee Cleveland Cops

An independent monitor will oversee changes in the Cleveland police department after a federal investigation found a pattern of “unreasonable and in some cases unnecessary force.”<p>The agreement, announced Thursday by outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder, follows a civil rights investigation …

Scenes From the Eric Garner Protests (Photos)

‘Racism Is Tyranny’<p>Demonstrators took to the streets across the country Wednesday after a grand jury decided not to indict a white New York City …

'I'm Determined To Get Justice': Eric Garner's Mother And Widow Speak

"This fight ain't over. It's just begun. I'm determined to get justice for my husband," Esaw Garner said Wednesday, "because he shouldn't have been killed in that way. He shouldn't have been killed in any way."<p>Garner spoke at a news conference hours after a grand jury declined to issue charges in …

Do we deserve OS updates for our Android devices?

With the official release of Android 5.0 Lollipop just around the corner, we thought we’d take a look at system updates in general. We all want the latest and greatest software that Google is pushing out, but do we actually deserve to get software updates?<p>There comes a time in the life of every …

Android News

Will music be free in the future?

As corporations and musicians look for new ways to get our attention – and our money - what does this mean for the fans? Greg Kot explains.<p>From Taylor Swift and U2 to Garth Brooks and Iggy Pop, there has been a lot of noise in recent weeks from artists and bands testing new business models, …

WW1 Centenary Is Remembered on Flipboard

One hundred years ago today, Britain made a life-changing decision, declaring war on Germany in defense of its friend and neighbor, Belgium. Serbia …

Remembrance Day

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Obama, Putin Honor D-Day Veterans Amid Tensions Over Ukraine

For just a few warm sparkling hours on Friday, the fractious tensions over Ukraine between the U.S., Europe and Russia, were swept aside as 17 …

Epic 360-degree selfie will give you wanderlust

By attaching a GoPro camera to a long stick, extreme adventurer Alex Chacón documented himself in an astonishing 360-degree video selfie that spans more than 36 countries. In it, he features himself around an impressive list of exotic sites, including the Taj Mahal and the Maya Pyramids of Chichen …

The CIA And FBI Are Reportedly Advising Ukraine As Pro-Russia Separatists Spread Across The Country

Citing unnamed German security sources, Bild am Sonntag said the CIA and FBI agents were helping Kiev end the rebellion in the east of Ukraine and set up a functioning security structure.<p>It said the agents were not directly involved in fighting with pro-Russian militants. "Their activity is limited …

Sterling foundation ads tout good works, but verifying them isn't easy

The publicity campaign promised a new summer program at Point Dume for poor children, funded in part by the<p>Donald T. SterlingCharitable Foundation.<p>A smiling Sterling was shown next to a horse in some newspaper ads. In others, the foundation described the project as "the 20 Acre Malibu Farm & Horse …

Must-see morning clip: “Saturday Night Live” relentlessly mocks Donald Sterling

<b>(Hulu)</b><p>“Let’s just focus on the real victim here. It’s me!” says poor old Donald Sterling<p>Katie McDonough<p>May 4, 2014 1:38pm (UTC)<p>This "Saturday Night Live" cold opening mocking Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling could very well have been scripted from unreleased recordings of the billionaire …

The men who will decide Donald Sterling's fate: NBA's other owners

As part of the<p>NBA's sweeping sanctions againstClippersownerDonald Sterlingover his controversial racial remarks, NBA CommissionerAdam Silveris urging the league's other owners to push for the Clippers' sale.<p>Silver said that if three-quarters of the league's owners approve, or 22 of the other 29, …

Sports News & Articles – Scores, Pictures, Videos - ABC News

"Andrew thinks his shoulder will be stronger than before but the concern is if they have enough around to help him.… https://t.co/c15FHHqj6E<p>2 minutes …

Cristiano Ronaldo

NBA to name new CEO for the Clippers; team wins in playoffs

It's been a week since the world learned that Donald Sterling had made racist remarks on audio recordings, casting a cloud over the professional basketball team he owns, the Los Angeles Clippers.<p>On Saturday, the team had two wins to celebrate.<p>First, the NBA announced it will appoint a new chief …