Lance Brubaker

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What if doing what you were born to do tears you apart?

Barry is a show that explores the depths of talent and pain<p><i>Saturday Night Live</i> made Bill Hader a star. It also nearly destroyed him.<p>“I was not very emotionally and mentally equipped to be doing live television,” the actor told The Lantern. “It would really freak me out, I would have really bad …

Games organizers confirm cyber attack, won't reveal source

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizers confirmed on Sunday that the Games had fallen victim to a cyber attack during Friday's opening ceremony, but they refused to reveal the source.<p>The Games' systems, including the internet and television services, were …

South Korea

21-year-old fitness buff's death from flu shows risks, need for vaccination

The young and seemingly healthy Pennsylvania bodybuilder, who did not get a flu shot, came down with symptoms shortly before Christmas.<p>The flu-related death of a 21-year-old fitness buff from Pennsylvania is a chilling reminder that the virus can kill anyone.<p>Kyler Baughman had a runny nose and a …

AT&T acknowledges nationwide outage preventing users from making calls

After a multitude of reports on Twitter and other social media platforms, AT&T has acknowledged that some customers are facing issues placing wireless calls. Reports of the outage first began earlier this evening, and DownDetecor shows over 6,000 complaints from users.<p>Complaints from AT&T customers …

Breathing in Delhi air equivalent to smoking 44 cigarettes a day

<b>New Delhi (CNN) —</b> It was early on Tuesday morning when residents in the Indian capital of Delhi first began to notice the thick white haze that had descended across the city.<p>Initially viewed as a mild irritant, by mid-week its debilitating effects were evident to all, as the city struggled to adapt …

Pollution

What a Foo Believes: The Sweet Life and Rock & Roll Faith of America's Biggest Band

"This is my first day off in weeks," Dave Grohl says, barefoot in his kitchen in jeans and a biker T-shirt, big goofy Dave Grohl grin on his face. …

Foo Fighters

There’s something very hard heading towards Uranus, scientists believe

Scientists have long suspected it, but there is something very, very hard near Uranus – rains of solid diamonds to be precise.<p>Stanford researchers …

'Game of Thrones' Hound and Tormund sing duet on Instagram

The latest season of HBO's "Game of Thrones" is full of blood, swords, death and dragons. But when the cameras aren't rolling, there's a lot of fun too.<p>Actor Kristofer Hivju, who plays Tormund Giantsbane, shared a video on his Instagram account Thursday with the caption: "When you've had [too] much …

TV Series

Experts warn of increases in tick-borne Powassan virus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Summer is nearly here, and it's bringing fears of a rare tick-borne disease called Powassan. This potentially life-threatening virus is carried and transmitted by three types of ticks, including the deer tick that transmits Lyme disease.<p>Over the past decade, 75 cases have been reported in …

Disease

If You Don't Know Much About Cybersecurity, You're Not Alone

The Pew Research Center conducted a survey to discover what Americans know about personal cybersecurity. The results are troubling. Most people know very little which makes them vulnerable when they go online.<p>The Pew survey was designed to paint a broad picture of general knowledge about …

Information Systems

F.D.A. Approves First Drug to Treat Severe Multiple Sclerosis

The Food and Drug Administration approved on Tuesday the first drug to treat a severe form of multiple sclerosis, offering hope to patients who previously had no other options to combat a relentless disease that leads to paralysis and cognitive decline.<p>The federal agency also cleared the drug to …

Multiple Sclerosis

California's drought is almost over

<b>(CNN) —</b> A series of potent winter storms that lashed Northern, and more recently Southern California, has erased the worst of the long-term drought that plagued the Golden State for three years.<p>For the first time in 36 months, the US Drought Monitor report issued Thursday does not show any part of …

Elon Musk wants to dig a tunnel to ease L.A. traffic. We have a lot of questions

Elon Muskis apparently turning his focus from the heavens to the Earth, proposing on Twitter that he plans to dig a tunnel that could reduce Los Angeles traffic.<p>The often outspoken Chief Executive of<p>SpaceXand Tesla Motors Inc. last month told his 6 million Twitter followers: “Traffic is driving me …

China says it is testing an 'impossible' new form of space propulsion on a satellite

The whole world got excited last month when NASA published the first peer-reviewed paper on the "impossible" electromagnetic, or EM, Drive, which appears to somehow defy physics by producing thrust without a propellant.<p>Their verdict was that it seems to work, although a lot of physicists still …

Trump taps Ben Carson for HUD secretary

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ben Carson will be nominated as the next secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Trump transition team announced Monday.<p>"I am thrilled to nominate Dr. Ben Carson as our next Secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development," President-elect Donald …

Donald Trump

Serene-looking planet offers nothing but hardship and torture

From a distance, the exoplanet known as HD 189733b, located right here in our galaxy, appears to be one big serenity-filled orb -- but as we know, we should never judge a book, or planet, by its cover.<p>According to NASA, HD 189733b's beautiful, swirling blue exterior is not an indication of fluffy …

Road to 270: CNN's latest electoral college map

<b>Washington —</b> There are very few things that the Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton campaigns agree on these days, but one point of total agreement is that this race has tightened over the last 10-14 days. That tightening is reflected in our new CNN "Road to 270" map.<p>The latest snapshot of the …

California braces for series of rain storms

Large swaths of California will be pounded by rain this week, offering a bit of relief as the state enters a sixth year of drought.<p>Southern California was hit by scattered showers — with some areas experiencing thunder, lightning and spells of heavier rain — as a storm moved through the region late …

Trump's tax writeoff shows his 'genius' at business, advisers say | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump’s decision to take a $916 million loss on his 1995 income tax return showed his business acumen and “genius” at figuring out how to minimize his tax bill, two of the Republican presidential candidate’s advisers said on Sunday.<p>Republican presidential nominee …

Congress Overrides Obama Veto On 9/11 Bill

Congress has voted to override the president’s veto for the first time in his administration over a controversial piece of legislation that would allow the families of the victims of the 9/11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia for any role in the plot.<p>The overwhelming 97-1 vote in the Senate and 348 -77 …

Obama vetoes 9/11 bill

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> <b>BREAKING NEWS:</b> Barack Obama vetoed Friday a bill that would allow family members of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. The White House claimed it could expose US diplomats and servicemen to litigation in other countries.<p>Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress say they'll …

Users should log in to their account, change their password, as well as check for any signs of misuse<p>If you have a Yahoo account, it’s imperative you act quickly to ensure it, and your other internet services, are secured.<p>Information including names, addresses, secret answers and passwords was …

Security

Tardigrades can live 30 years in a freezer and survive in space, and now we know why

Scientists discover adaptations to life in extreme environments in the tardigrade genome<p>Tardigrades — also known as "water bears" — are microscopic animals that can live through almost anything: 30 years in a freezer, rapid dehydration, boiling and freezing temperatures, massive doses of radiation, …

Suspect in N.Y., N.J. bombings arrested after shootout; FBI says ‘no indication’ of terror cell

ELIZABETH, N.J. – Authorities said they apprehended Ahmad Khan Rahami, the 28-year-old wanted in connection with weekend bombings in Manhattan and Seaside Park, N.J., after a shootout Monday with police officers.<p>The bloody incident capped off a frantic few days in this region and beyond, marked by …

Extremism

More than 800 immigrants mistakenly granted citizenship

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government has mistakenly granted citizenship to at least 858 immigrants from countries of concern to national security or …

ISIS wing claims responsibility for Minnesota mall attack

<b>(CNN) —</b> The man who stabbed nine people at a Minnesota mall Saturday before being shot dead by an off-duty police officer was a "soldier of the Islamic state," according to an ISIS-linked news agency.<p>The statement posted online Sunday by the Amaq agency follows a pattern of ISIS-related media …

Show of force after regime tested its biggest device yet as South’s president, Park Geun-hye, says Kim Jong-un’s ‘mental state spiralling out of control’<p>The United States has flown two nuclear-capable supersonic bombers over ally South Korea in a show of force meant after North Korea conducted a …

North Korea

Dolphins have a 'highly advanced' spoken language, study finds

Dolphins can carry on conversations in an advanced spoken language made up of pulses and whistles, a new study has found.<p>While marine biologists have …

University of Florida

Our Planet Suffered a 'Catastrophic' Loss of Wilderness in Just Two Decades

A disturbing new report shows that 1.3 million square miles of the Earth’s wilderness has been lost since the 1990s—an area half the size of …

Forests