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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 into the Chicago Police Department, and authorities announced they would not charge an officer in the death of a 25-year-old black man who was shot in …

Justice

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> …

Happiness

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 …

Happiness

'Ted 2': EW review

Ted 2<p>typeMovieCurrent StatusIn SeasonWide Release Date06/26/15performerMark Wahlberg, Liam Neeson, Amanda SeyfrieddirectorSeth …

Comedy

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 …

The Senate's Torture Report: What You Need to Know

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<p>jobless claimsfell 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, …

Mayor de Blasio Calls for Retraining of New York Police Dept.

'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 …

Law Enforcement

Scenes From the Eric Garner Protests (Photos)

Demonstrators took to the streets across the country Wednesday after a grand jury decided not to indict a white New York City police officer in the …

'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 …

Protests After Grand Jury in Eric Garner Chokehold Case Doesn’t Indict Officer

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, …

Music Industry

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 …

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

You've never seen anything quite like this. This incredible around-the-world video selfie took three years to film and is sure to make you want to hop a plane.<p>By attaching a GoPro camera to a long stick, extreme adventurer Alex Chacón documented himself in an astonishing 360-degree video selfie …

Taj Mahal

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 …

Russia

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 …

Corruption

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

“Let’s just focus on the real victim here. It’s me!” says poor old Donald Sterling<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 real estate developer, since it pretty much …

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 Industry

Sports News & Articles – Scores, Pictures, Videos

CLEVELAND -- Coach Tyronn Lue was succinct and direct in his rebuttal to point guard Isaiah Thomas'...<p>The fax machines are done working for the Class …

Basketball

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 …