Leah Spencer

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2 men shot to death at a mall restaurant in Tucson, deputies say

Sheriff's deputies say two men are dead and a woman is wounded after a shooting inside a busy restaurant in an upscale Tucson shopping mall.<p>Pima County Sheriff's Department spokesman Cody Gress said the three victims of the Friday night shooting knew each other, but he had no information on their …

24 Times J.K. Rowling Wrote Or Said Something That Hit All The Feels

WARNING: This will make you want to curl up with all her books and disappear.<p>It doesn’t matter whether you’re a voracious reader of her books or just someone who appreciates words — J.K. Rowling surely has said something that will appeal to you.<p>The famed “Harry Potter” author has hundreds, if not …

Harry Potter

Book nerd Hillary Clinton loves 'Harry Potter' just as much as you do

Unless you have the emotional range of a Dementor, odds are you adore <i>Harry Potter</i><i>.</i><p>And thanks to Hillary Clinton's recent speech at the American …

These Emotional Stories Show How Harry Potter Has Changed Lives

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book, eight people tell us how the series' magic affected their lives.<p>My grandmother taught me how to read using the <i>Harry Potter</i> books. She started by reading them to me, then with me. When the movies came out, she took me and my cousins …

26 Magical International "Harry Potter" Covers That'll Make You Want To Start Collecting

Of course, they're all ~magical~.

What's streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu in July

<b>(CNN) —</b> Claim your Independence from the summer doldrums.<p>There's no need to be bored with plenty of streaming content on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO Now and Acorn TV.<p>Click through the gallery above to see just some of the great content streaming in July.

Magical Photos of Winter in Finland Under the Northern Lights

Born and based in beautiful Lapland, Finland, nature photographer Tiina Törmänen is never short on inspiration. A real-life winter wonderland, the Finnish Lapland is renowned for its sparkling, snowy landscapes lit by starry skies and the spectacular Northern Lights. Törmänen captures this seasonal …

25 French Toast Recipes to Feed a Hungry Crowd

French toast is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleasing breakfast, and there are so many ways to make it in big batches. The next time you're serving a group of friends or family for brunch, make your life easier by opting for one of the french toast casseroles, individual french toast muffins, or …

Blaming political correctness for Trump is like blaming the civil rights movement for Jim Crow | Lindy West

The troll vote helped steamroll a racist clown to the presidency. Don’t tell the activists we brought this on ourselves by fighting too hard<p>I’ll never forget the moment, in one of the 2015 Republican primary debates, when Donald Trump looked into the camera and declared that destroying political …

Civil Rights

The Comedy Wildlife Photography awards - in pictures

A selection from the shortlist of 40, with images from around the world including a forgetful meerkat, a waving hare and a frog with a smile

Wildlife

Chase the changing color of the leaves from California to Minnestoa and Vermont

Fall visualizes change in a way the other seasons don’t. The warmth of summer fades as leaves begin to fall from the trees one by one until, before …

Hiking

The Shred Diet

It’s promise sounds incredible. Lose 2 clothing sizes in just six weeks, all without starving. EAT SMARTER looks at the shred diet for accuracy.<p>Dr. …

Why scientists are surprised by this strange giant planet and its three suns

In a strange solar system 320 light years from our own, scientists have spotted a planet with three suns that rise in the morning and set at night.<p>Luke Skywalker's two-sunned home planet of Tatooine has nothing on this real-life world in our own galaxy.<p>The newly discovered planet is described …

These Are the Most Inspiring Nature Photographs of 2016

Peter Pan and His Shadow, Fox mousing jump, Yellowstone National Park, 2015.<br>Cindy Goeddel<p>1 of 9<p>Today is the eleventh anniversary of Nature …

Jennifer Lawrence Admits She Took Ambien Before Filming ‘Hunger Games’

A little self medication! <b>Jennifer Lawrence</b> revealed that she once took an Ambien pill before shooting a scene in her <i>Hunger Games</i> movie franchise!<p>The …

Chewbacca mom, James Corden and J.J. Abrams are 3 happy Chewbaccas

Chewbacca mom's life is just getting better and better.<p>First, she got a Chewbacca mask, which delighted her beyond belief. Then her video with the …

Fovo Lets You Shop by Body Type and Shape, Not Size

Why are we shopping by size online when we could shop by body shape?<p>That’s the question entrepreneur Kiana Anvaripour set out to explore with Fovo, a personalized e­-commerce platform that uses a proprietary algorithm to send shoppers clothes tailored to their body shapes.<p>Other e-commerce startups …

Make Your Smartphone a Microscope With These Stick-On Lenses

Blips let you zoom way, way in.<p>Sometimes the best products are the simplest, executed really, really well. Since at least the early 1600s microscopes have helped civilization understand nature; it only makes sense that your modern pocket-sized supercomputer-slash-camera could do the same. All it …

This guy saw his Microsoft coworkers struggle to manage their money, and it gave him the idea for a $150 million app

It was toward the end of the 2000s. Microsoft was making them all a lot of money.<p>But not all of their Microsoft colleagues were great at navigating the complicated world of stock-option vesting schedules, 401(k)s, and all the other stuff that goes into turning money into even more money.<p>That …

Black Rock

Latin America dominates 50 most violent cities list, but you might be surprised how many are in the US.

Overall, Latin America confirmed its statistical reputation as the world’s most violent region. According to a new study by Mexican think-tank the …

David Cameron calls for action on antibiotic resistance

Prime Minister David Cameron has called for global action to tackle the growing threat of resistance to antibiotics.<p>Speaking to BBC health correspondent Fergus Walsh, Mr Cameron warned the world was "in danger of going back to the dark ages of medicine" if governments and drug firms failed to …

David Cameron

Ebola Death Toll Rises To 467 In West Africa

* West Africa Ebola outbreak already deadliest<p>* Health ministers meet in Accra to mull solutions<p>* Liberia warns against illegally harboring patients (Adds Liberia comments, updated graphics link)<p>By Tom Miles<p>GENEVA, July 1 (Reuters) - The number of deaths attributed to an epidemic of Ebola virus in …

12 New Ways to Eat Corn This Summer

If you haven't noticed, we talk a lot about nose-to-tail eating. Pork tenderloin for dinner? We want offal and <i>sanguinaccio dolce</i>, too. Roasting a whole chicken? We’ll have wings one night and drumsticks the next, then use the bones for stock when we're done. We waste not; we want not -- and that …