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Police Release New Video of South L.A. Shootout That Left Homicide Suspect Dead, FBI Agent Wounded

Los Angeles police on Friday shared new video showing a violent confrontation in South L.A. that left a homicide suspect dead and an FBI agent …

FBI

This is what determines whether or not most people will become successful in life

Unsuccessful people’s favorite phrase is, “I don’t have time.”<p>There are other ones too: “I don’t have the resources. I don’t have the support. I …

Success

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands Is Free To Play All Weekend Long

Have you played Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands yet? If not, Ubisoft is giving you a good opportunity this weekend. From now to September 23, PS4, Xbox One, and PC owners can try the open-world shooter for free. The free trial is available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.<p>The trial contains everything …

Ghost Recon

The newest public-speaking world champion beat 30,000 other competitors by using a body-language trick she learned from a past winner

Last month, a high-school teacher from Houston named Ramona Smith was crowned the Toastmasters world champion of public speaking.<p>Smith outlasted 30,000 other competitors over six months and seven rounds of competition before being named the winner at the Toastmasters annual convention in Chicago. …

Public Speaking

Man who threatened to shoot President Donald Trump captured in Ohio

<b>(CNN) —</b> A man who threatened to shoot President Donald Trump has been captured in Ohio, a law enforcement official told CNN Friday.<p>Shawn Richard Christy, 27, of McAdoo, Pennsylvania, had been on the run since June after a federal warrant was taken out that accused him of posting threats on Facebook …

Donald Trump

First free burgers, now free salads. Wendy's has a new freebie through Oct. 7

There were freebies for the first day of spring and even more freebies and deals for the first day of summer.<p>On Saturday, there's a small bunch of bargains to welcome fall.<p>And one of the best is from Wendy's. For the last couple of weeks, the fast food chain has been giving away free cheeseburgers …

Freebies

Woman finds two-headed viper in her flower bed, state hopes to display it in a zoo

A state agency has arranged for the care of a rare two-headed copperhead snake found at a residence in Northern Virginia on Sunday night.<p>The venomous snake, a member of the viper family, is an "extremely rare" find in the wild, state herpetologist J.D. Kleopfer told USA TODAY. Kleopfer is a …

Fisheries

The biggest indicator of your personality type is definitely whether you make your bed each day

One of the best deceptions of my post-adolescence involves smoothing out my sheets before a guest comes over in order to create a sleep sanctuary …

Success

Chicken egg-fried rice recipe

Heat half the oil in a wok or large frying pan over a high heat until it just starts to smoke. Add the egg and quickly stir-fry until just under-cooked. Remove from the wok and set aside.<p>Heat the rest of the oil in the wok and add the spring onions and frozen peas. Stir-fry until the peas have …

Recipes

Navy veteran and single mom gets surprise after cops pull her over

A single mother who has been down on her luck recently got a bit of a blessing when she was pulled over recently.<p>Brittany Payne was driving in Bermerton, Wash. with her 15-month-old son in the back when she saw blue and red lights flashing behind her.<p>“I looked in my rear view mirror and saw him …

License Plates

Justin Bieber worries fans after viral video of him hugging, shaking girl surfaces

Justin Bieber has sparked concerns about his health, after a bizarre video of him greeting fans surfaced online.<p>The clip, branded "disturbing" by his followers, sees the pop star, 24, twitching and shaking as he takes photos with admirers in New York.<p>The "Baby" hitmaker first appears to be poking …

Equifax Breach: Freezing your credit is now free in all states under a new law

One of the best ways to protect yourself from identity theft is now free.<p>Starting Friday, a new federal law allows people to freeze and unfreeze their credit at the three major credit bureaus without being charged. Before, it cost consumers in almost half the states $3 to $12 per bureau to freeze …

Ancient Megadrought Causes Present-Day Drama

Science & Innovation<p>We're living in the Meghalayan Age. But a scientific scuffle has broken out over what marks the beginning of this new geologic time period.<p>About 4,200 years ago, a catastrophic worldwide drought caused the collapse of societies all over the globe. That’s an archaeological theory …

Archaeology

The Bizarre Story Behind These Sensual Photos of Women and Bears

Meet Stepan, the 24-year-old Russian domesticated bear that’s become an Instagram icon.<p>Every once in a while, the incomprehensible algorithm behind Instagram’s explore tab makes my day. During a recent idle scroll, I was whisked away to the Russian tundra where permafrost and now-shut gulags set …

Bears

Governor Signs Marijuana Legalization Bill, Making History In US Territory

With a governor’s signature on Friday, the latest place to legalize marijuana in the U.S. isn’t a state. It’s the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)—a tiny Pacific territory with a population of just over 50,000.<p>Under the new law signed by Gov. Ralph Torres (R), adults over 21 …

Cannabis Legalization

Fill Out Your Jeans and Sculpt Your Booty With This 4-Move Bodyweight Workout

Some people seem genetically blessed to naturally have a round, full butt, and others have to work for it. Whether your goal is to fill out your favorite dress, completely transform your butt, or just tone it up, you're going to have to change your workout routine, focusing on building more muscle …

Workouts

How this 31-year-old makes millions selling soap online

When Amazon arrived like Godzilla to the retail world, stomping out brick-and-mortar shops with speedy e-commerce delivery, small businesses suffered …

Selling

Your iPhone Has a Secret Texting Feature You Might Not Know About (Video)

And it's a huge time-saver.<p>If you’ve ever wished there was a quicker way to easily edit your texts and notes when using your Apple devices, we’ve got …

iOS

When the Singer Sewing Machine Company Built the Best .45 Pistol Ever Made

The gun was so good, the military asked the company to build something else.<p>The .45 caliber pistol, also known as the M1911A1, is one of the most iconic handguns ever made. Perhaps the rarest of this common breed are those made by the Singer Corporation.<p>Best known for manufacturing sewing machines, …

Guns

How to Spot a Sociopath: The 13 Horrifying Symptoms

Sociopaths tend to have lots of scary traits in common.<p>Gordon Gekko from <i>Wall Street</i>, Don Draper from <i>Mad Men,</i> and Frank Underwood from <i>House of Cards</i> are all charming, manipulative people who totally lack a social conscience and exploit other people for their own gain. In other words, they're …

Mental Health

How to feel amazing before 8 a.m.

In the first 60-120 minutes of your day, you can change your entire life.<p>You can routinely get yourself into a “peak” or heightened state of mind and …

Immune System

How To Make Easy Slow Cooker Potato Soup — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Potato soup is such a fall classic. Tender pieces of creamy russet potatoes mingle with onions, garlic, and salty pancetta for a bowl of …

Slow Cookers

Scientists gave a bunch of octopuses ecstasy and they started acting just like humans

You might not imagine that you have much in common with an octopus. Humans and octopuses certainly don’t look similar, and their brains are far from …

Johns Hopkins University

Experts Reveal How Many Steps You Need to Take in a Day to Lose Weight

Whether you track your steps with a wearable device or through your phone, knowing how much you've walked in a day can be an extremely useful tool for weight loss. Many of our jobs entail sitting for a majority of the day, which can be bad for your body and your brain. However, simply walking and …

Weight Loss

This Company Will Pay You $50 an Hour to Smoke Weed

Get your resume together. This is not a drill.<p>It seems everyone and their dog is jumping headfirst into the cannabis industry, now that Canada is about to legalize it. But what if your primary expertise simply comes from the fact that you’ve smoked a lot of weed? Turns out that is a marketable …

Cannabis Industry

Jagex moderator fired for stealing 45 billion coins from Old School Runescape player

A couple of months ago, an Old School Runescape player who goes by mazrim_lol on Reddit claimed that a "serious data breach" had caused him to lose …

From clueless about football to kicking at Notre Dame: a journey from South Korea

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The soon-to-be top scorer in Notre Dame football history did not know the Gipper from the Heisman. Did not know Rockne from Parseghian.<p>Did not know a touchdown from a first down, for that matter. Until he was a teenager, Justin Yoon had never seen a football game.<p>“I didn’t know …

Notre Dame

Tupac Shakur is 'ALIVE and living in Cuba after being smuggled out of America by security firm'

Tupac Shakur was pronounced dead after he was gunned down outside a nightclub in Las Vegas 22 years ago.<p>But many fans still refuse to believe the …

Tupac Shakur

Social Media Outrage Won't Stop Human Trafficking: Here's What Will

When it comes to ending workplace slavery, brand attacks might ignite fleeting moments of righteous social media outrage, but companies need to dig a lot deeper into their supply chains for lasting change. This was my big takeaway after talking with Justin Dillion, Founder and CEO of Made In A Free …

Human Trafficking

How A Millennial Couple Spent Their Last $1,000 To Build An 8-Figure Business

Brandon and Kaelin Poulin met in 2013 while working for a weight loss company. They married less than two years later. When they decided to take an entrepreneurial leap together and launch their own business, they were struggling to afford groceries and make rent.<p>After dipping into their emergency …

Weight Loss