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Albert Einstein railed against racism. Now, his travel diaries reveal he had a racist streak

<b>(CNN) —</b> A series of travel diaries written by famed physicist and anti-racism campaigner Albert Einstein -- and now published in English for the first time -- reveal that the scientist held racist and xenophobic views of his own.<p>Einstein, who died in 1955, describes the Chinese as "industrious, …

Albert Einstein

Police officer busted for reverse drunken driving

A police lieutenant was canned early Sunday after crossing over the blurry blue line — when her fellow officers discovered their drunken colleague …

Mariah Carey stuns with her trimmed down figure as she wishes fans a happy St Patrick’s Day

Mariah Carey was showered with praise from fans after sharing a photo of her super trim figure on Instagram.<p>Posing in a black bodycon dress in her …

Cirque du Soleil Performer Dies After Falling During Tampa Show

A Cirque du Soleil performer has died after falling onstage during a show in Tampa, Fla. on Saturday night.<p>Yann Arnaud, a longtime aerialist for …

Toys R Us built a kingdom and the world's biggest toy store. Then, they lost it.

The toy emporium that Charles P. Lazarus envisioned has been reduced to dusty floors and empty shelves.<p>Much has been said about the demise of the toy …

Toys "R" Us

Weekend Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Pulls Off A Nearly Unheard Of Feat In The Blockbuster Era

With $606 million domestic in the bank, <i>Black Panther</i> has already broken a ton of box-office records. It’s the seventh biggest film in America of all time, and it has a very decent shot at ending its run as the third or fourth biggest film of all time in the United States. It’s poised to pass</i> …

Texas girl, 17, arrested in staged gunpoint carjacking of her friend

A petite Texas 17-year-old girl staged the gunpoint carjacking of a friend by two other friends, police said.<p>At first, authorities said they believed Susan Mize, of Spring, was also a victim. She was arrested after deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office conducted an investigation and …

Major Olympic wardrobe malfunction strikes during French ice dancers’ short program

During the first week of the Olympics, a South Korean ice dancer had to struggle to keep her top from falling down when a clasp in the back gave way just after she and her partner started their routine during the team competition. On Monday, a French ice dancer could not avoid that embarrassing …

Passenger drops farts so putrid pilot is forced to make emergency landing

A pilot was forced to make an emergency landing after a row caused by a passenger who refused to stop farting.<p>The passenger apparently kept breaking …

An effortless way to improve your memory

A surprisingly potent technique can boost your short and long-term recall – and it appears to help everyone from students to Alzheimer’s patients.<p>When trying to memorise new material, it’s easy to assume that the more work you put in, the better you will perform. Yet taking the occasional down time …

The Brain

Porn actresses are dying – why?

On January 21 it was confirmed that 23-year-old Olivia Lua, a porn actress, had died in a West Hollywood rehab centre. Just a week before, on January 7, another porn actress, 20-year-old Olivia Nova, was found dead in Las Vegas. Three other porn actresses passed away at the end of 2017 – Yuri Luv, …

Feminism

Couple sells everything for sailboat. It sinks on day 2

A Colorado couple said they sold everything they owned to buy a sailboat and set out for the open seas together.<p>Within two days, their dream became a nautical nightmare.<p>On their way to Key West, Tanner Broadwell and Nikki Walsh's voyage abruptly ended in John’s Pass off Madeira Beach, Fla., when …

Tampa Bay

Here's What Introverts Find So Annoying About What Extroverts Think | Inc.com

Anywhere from a third to half of the population fits the definition of being introverted, meaning these people are at their best in quieter environments compared with the extroverts who do well with a lot of stimulation. And if you're someone who clearly identifies with being on either side of the …

Personality

'Suddenly it was total mayhem': Australian inventors celebrate success of revolutionary bee hive

Three years ago, a father and son in Australia finally unveiled a device they had spent a decade inventing: a beehive that releases honey via a tap, without needing to handle the bees.<p>The pair, Stuart and Cedar Anderson, who live in the hinterland near Byron Bay in eastern Australia, an area …

Insects

L.L. Bean Eliminates Its Legendary Lifetime Returns Policy

For more than a century, L.L. Bean Inc. has offered lifetime returns on its products. Now, thanks to growing abuse of the program, the bootmaker is …

L.L.Bean

Marines secretly recorded hazing at Camp Pendleton barracks, report says

At least seven noncommissioned U.S. Marines were punished last year after a secret recording revealed hazing of junior ranking service members at Camp Pendleton in California, according to a report Monday.<p>An investigation by the Corps found that Marines underwent five different room inspections in …

Los Angeles police find 14 'meth burritos' during traffic stop

Drug dealers have long turned to creative means of smuggling illegal substances — from hiding them in a newborn baby's diaper to using orange tape to disguise more than a ton of marijuana as a shipment of carrots.<p>So Los Angeles police officers weren't surprised Saturday when they discovered 14 …

Crime

Woman's dismembered body found boiled on kitchen stove, cops say

The dismembered remains of a woman who vanished from a town in southern Mexico were discovered inside pots atop a stove in her ex-husband’s home.<p>Magdalena Aguilar Romero, 25, was last seen leaving her home in the city of Taxco the morning of Jan. 13, after saying she was going to pick up her …

Florida woman accused of dismembering boyfriend linked to 2007 death of ex-lover

A Florida woman who is accused of killing her former boyfriend last year and cutting his arms and legs off was named as a person of interest in the 10-year-old cold case of a man found dead in a similar fashion.<p>Nelci Tetley, 67, was charged on Thursday with murder after the badly decomposed body of …

Taco Bell employee assaults manager with hot burrito

An angry employee at a South Carolina Taco Bell threw a hot burrito at his supervisor following an argument, a Spartanburg Police Department report says.<p>On Monday, a supervisor at the restaurant said the employee got angry over having to work the morning shift.<p>The supervisor said she told the …

In-N-Out Burger reveals managers make $160k on average

In-N-Out revealed the salary of its managers in a recent interview with the California Sun.<p>Workers at the family-owned chain begin at $13 per hour, which is $2.50 above California's current minimum wage. Employees can work their way up to get the coveted manager's salary, and a college degree is …

Manhunt afoot for exotically tattooed man accused of burglary, choking and slapping

Cincinnati police are on the hunt for an exotically tattooed man they say climbed through a woman’s unlocked window and assaulted her.<p>Michael Mann, whose face tattoos include a giant dollar sign and kissy-lips, is accused of aggravated burglary and domestic violence. He allegedly slapped and choked …

Mom, wife with secret online life found slain

Police are investigating the murder of an Alabama wife and mother who also had a paid site that featured adult content, Fox 13 reported.<p>Kathleen Dawn West was found dead early Jan. 13 outside her home in the quiet bedroom community of Calera, south of Birmingham.<p>The 42-year-old had just a sports …

Groundbreaking medical marijuana case lets little girl go back to school

<b>(CNN) —</b> A little girl was back in a school she loves in Schaumburg, Illinois, last week, but only after a federal judge said it was OK for her to bring her prescription medication with her.<p>Eleven-year-old Ashley Surin was not allowed to attend class because she wears a medical marijuana patch and …

Cannabis

Why Legos Have Stood the Test of Time

For anyone coming of age in the last 60 years, Lego has been a constant companion. The tiny plastic bricks that fit snugly together have provided …

We Were Wrong About Rats Spreading The Black Death Plague

Classic rodent blaming.<p>Plague came to Europe in the 14th century and rapidly conquered the continent. The pandemic, one of the worst in human …

Aunt Of 13 Siblings Locked In California Home Says The Dad Used To Watch Her Take Showers

"Now that I’m an adult and I look back, I see things that I didn’t see then," Elizabeth Flores said.<p>The sister of the California woman accused of shackling and abusing her 13 children says her brother-in-law used to make her feel “uncomfortable” when she lived with the couple briefly during college.<p>…

Woman takes her cat to the vet - then finds it selling on Facebook marketplace for £50

A woman was shocked to find her cat being sold on Facebook marketplace for £50 after taking him to the vets. Kelly Samuels, from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, said she took her cat, Casper, to Vetsavers last Tuesday because she thought he had an abscess, and he was treated with antibiotics and …

Pets

Woman gets 20 years for recording sex assault of young boy

A Michigan woman who admitted recording herself sexually assaulting a 4-year-old boy – and then sending it to an alleged drug dealer – has been …