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Luke Skywalker still missing from latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens posters

Star Wars: The Force Awakens,Film,Culture,Science fiction and fantasy,JJ Abrams<p>Latest publicity round for ultra-hyped space opera reboot features Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren, Han Solo and Princess Leia. But the Jedi Knight remains absent<p>The mystery surrounding the whereabouts of Mark Hamill’s Luke …

San Diego gunman in custody; flight diversions at airport end

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - San Diego police took into custody a gunman who fired at officers responding to a domestic violence report on Wednesday after an extended standoff that prompted the nearby international airport to temporarily divert inbound flights.<p>A suspect is taken into custody by police at …

San Diego

The Lightning LS-218 Electric SuperBike is the Fastest Motorcycle in the World

With a 200 horsepower electric motor and a top speed of 216 mph, the Lightning LS-218 SuperBike is not just the world’s fastest production electric …

Where Did It All Go Wrong for the Washington Redskins?

It will be impossible to completely dull the enthusiasm of the 2014 season for football fans in D.C. However, the sense of deja vu this offseason is enough to dampen some of the hope from 2012.<p>Since Daniel Snyder took over the team, there has been little to cheer. As Thomas Boswell wrote for <i>The</i> …

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Keeping 3-4 Defense Is Jay Gruden's 1st Smart Move with Washington Redskins

Jay Gruden has made his first smart move as the new Washington Redskins head coach. He will keep the team's 3-4 defensive scheme, according to Mike Jones of <i>The Washington Post.</i><p>That shows Gruden is prepared to tailor schemes to his personnel and not the other way around. It already makes him …

Washington Redskins Are Wise to Place Franchise Tag on Brian Orakpo

The Washington Redskins announced on Monday that the team has placed the franchise tag on outside linebacker Brian Orakpo.<p>ESPN's Ed Werder reported on Monday morning that the team would likely place the tag on Orakpo, allowing the Redskins to continue negotiating with the five-year veteran in hopes …

Signing of Perry Riley, Not Brian Orakpo, Key to Washington Defense in 2014

Jay Gruden may have locked up both Perry Riley and Brian Orakpo for Washington through 2014, but it's Riley whose retention carries the most weight.<p>The Riley signing may not be as glamorous as Orakpo, but without him the defense had no chance of improving on its painful 2013. As much as Orakpo is a …

Redskins LB Brian Orakpo signs franchise tag tender

Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo is now locked in to a $11.45 million salary for 2014.<p><b>More NFL offseason: Mock Drafts | Prospect Rankings | Pro Days</b> …

Colt McCoy to Redskins: Latest Contract Details, Analysis and Reaction

In a move that may start the countdown clock on Kirk Cousins' departure, the Washington Redskins have landed a new backup quarterback.<p>Washington and former Texas standout Colt McCoy agreed to terms on a contract, though the team did not disclose salary information:<p>McCoy, 27, was in Redskins Park …

Washington Redskins: Best of Twitter Following DeSean Jackson's Signing

Well, the DeSean Jackson saga is finally over. The former Philadelphia Eagle, who was released last week, took his talents 2.5 hours down I-95 to the rival Washington Redskins. This move brings a close to one of the most interesting storylines of the 2014 offseason thus far.<p>This move gives us a …

Redskins Show Strong Priorities on Day 2 of the NFL Draft

Everything about the NFL draft is fluid and unpredictable. It's far from cut and dry. In that respect, you can screw up and succeed at the same time. So while the Washington Redskins might soon regret not addressing their terrible secondary in the second or third round of the NFL draft, Bruce Allen …

9 stocks owned by honor-roll newsletter writers

The “Prudent Speculator” isn’t for the faint of heart.<p>The investment newsletter, edited by John Buckingham, has the best average annual return over …

Investing

How to invest in a racehorse

It’s one thing to play the ponies come Triple Crown time. But what if you have your eyes on a bigger prize — namely, standing in the winner’s circle …

Friday's Personal Finance Stories

Don’t miss these top stories:<p>10 things rehab centers won’t tell you<br>• Fantasy turns real on Sonoma Raceway<br>• How to invest in a racehorse<br>• Join the 1% — for …

Horses

The 10 best cities to flip a house

Slide 1 of 12<p>As the national housing market continues to rebound, real-estate investors are trying their hand at home flipping — buying and selling a …

7 reasons Amazon’s stock is going nowhere in 2014

Amazon is one of the most prominent flame-outs of 2014.<p>Shares of the e-commerce giant are down 25% since Jan. 1, even as the broader market is up …

Best drink for the Preakness? This Maryland rye

<b>The bottle:</b> Gunpowder Rye Whiskey, $45<p><b>The back story:</b> Sure, the Kentucky Derby may have a signature spirit in bourbon (and a signature cocktail in …

The worst markets for underwater mortgages

The number of homes in negative equity has fallen as the housing market has recovered in recent years, but new data shows they’re still holding back …

Real Estate

10 ways Wall Street skims $100 billion of your money

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Wake up America, you’re wasting your money paying big advisory fees for hot tips on the stock-market casino. …

Hedge fund billionaires sleepless over deflation: SkyBridge\’s Scaramucci

10 things you feed your kids but probably shouldn’t

Slide 1 of 12<p>Artificial dyes, which are typically made from petroleum, are in a lot of what adults and kids eat, from cereal to crackers to drinks. …

General Mills

Circle bets on millennials in its bid to make bitcoin mainstream

Burgers beat burritos — McDonald’s snaps back

Despite headlines about worker protests, declining same-store sales, a cluttered menu and frustratingly long wait times for customers, McDonald’s …

McDonald's

SEC warns investors about over-the-counter marijuana stocks

How to Wash Your Motorcycle and What You'll Need

01<p>of 08<p>Why Wash It Yourself and What You'll Need<p>Whether you own a custom cruiser or a souped up sport bike, you'll want to keep your motorcycle away …

Mission Motorcycles Rolls Out Super Fast R and RS Electric Super Bikes

Mission Motorcycles just announced that it is rolling out its latest all-electric superbikes – the Mission R and Mission RS. Both motorcycles are now …

New motorcycle could 'easily' top $1 million

<b>UFFE</b> Lauge Jensen, a Denmark-based creator of customised motorcycles, is working on a motorcycle that he says could "<i>easily</i>" top $1 million …

Lotus C-01 Motorcycle

They're far better known for the sports and race cars, but believe it or not, Lotus can come up with a pretty slick two-wheeler, as well. The Lotus …