Melissa A.

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Why Bruce Jenner's Interview Could Be a Watershed Moment

Bruce Jenner, the Olympic gold medalist and <i>Keeping Up With the Kardashians</i> TV personality, has been the subject of intense media scrutiny lately, …

Duchess Kate takes royal magic to 'Downton'

At <i>Downton Abbey</i>, where rank is everything, a royal duchess trumps them all.<p>Duchess Kate of Cambridge, formerly the middle-class Kate Middleton of Bucklebury, went to the <i>Downton</i> set in London Thursday to celebrate Britain's most popular cultural export — most popular, that is, after the duchess …

Downton Abbey

Australia seeks to confirm reports teen carried out ISIS suicide attack

<b>(CNN) —</b> Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says the government is seeking to confirm reports that an Australian teenager has carried out a suicide attack on behalf of ISIS in Iraq.<p>"I can confirm that the Australian government is currently seeking to independently verify reports that …

Terrorism

The Real (and Troubling) Reason Behind Lower Oil Prices

I am obsessed with how the top tier of finance has undermined, rather than fueled, the real economy. In part, that’s because of I’m writing a book …

Google unveils first 'shop in shop' retail store in UK

The Google shop will play host to a wide range of Android phones and tablets, as well as Chromebook laptops, allowing people to see all that Google's platforms have to offer.<p>Google is following Microsoft and Apple into the retail space with its first-ever "shop in shop" in the UK.<p>The search giant …

Google

Amazon’s New “Exclusives” Shop Showcases Up-And-Coming Brands And “Shark Tank” Products

Amazon this morning rolled out a new store called Amazon Exclusives which will introduce “up-and-coming” brands and other new inventions across a variety of categories, including products that have been previously featured on the TV show <i>Shark Tank</i>. The idea here is that Amazon wants to capitalize …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Human remains found after Florida crash

<b>(CNN) —</b> Thick fog forced authorities to suspend the air search Wednesday for seven Marines and four Army aircrew, feared dead after their Black Hawk helicopter crashed into waters off the Florida Panhandle.<p>The helicopter was first reported missing at about 8:30 p.m. (9:30 p.m. ET) Tuesday. Hours …

Military

The death of Queen Elizabeth will be the most disruptive event in Britain in the last 70 years

UPDATE: A new, revised, and expanded version of this story was published on December 27, 2016. Click here to read it »<p>Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of this Realm and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, is not going to live …

Queen Elizabeth II

ISIS and the Foreign-Fighter Phenomenon

Why do people travel abroad to take part in somebody else’s violent conflict?<p>In August 2014, ISIS marked Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan, with a 20-minute, high-definition video offering its greetings to the Muslim world.<p>Gauzy images of smiling worshippers embracing at a mosque cut to children …

Explosion Rocks Ukraine Mine: Pictures

The Heart of the Obamacare Case

Beyond the technicalities of guns to the head and standing, a profound issue lies at the heart of the King v. Burwell case that the U.S. Supreme …

Westbrook has career-high 49, lifts Thunder past 76ers in OT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook donned a mask and played like a superhero.<p>The All-Star Game MVP set career highs with 49 points and 16 …

Basketball

Are women hardwired to love thrillers?

From House of Cards to Gone Girl, thrillers are having a serious moment. Author Rebecca Whitney explains why more women than ever before are looking for an adrenaline-rush to leave them sweaty-palmed on the sofa<p>Thrillers, it seems, are everywhere. They dominate our cinema screens. They jostle for …

Books

The 10 Things Every Dog Owners Needs At Home

You love your dog. You love your house. Here's what you need for to keep them both at their best<p><i>Colleen Safford of Walk & Train is responsible for the good behavior of the dogs residing in many of New York's best-appointed homes, from ELLE DECOR's own Karen Elizabeth Marx (and pup Willie Nelson) to</i> …

Adoption Inquiries Pour In For Dog Abandoned At Train Station With Suitcase Of Belongings

Kai the dog, who was found abandoned at a train station with a suitcase of his belongings, probably won't be homeless for long.<p>The shar-pei mix, thought to be between 2 and 3 years old, was discovered tied to a railing outside the station in Ayr, Scotland, on Jan. 2. A previous owner sold the dog …

Syfy Will Pay Tribute To Leonard Nimoy With A Five-Hour Programming Block On Sunday

After hearing about the death of icon and all-round awesome human being Leonard Nimoy, you may have felt like delving into some of the man’s classic work. Sometimes that’s easier said than done, however. Where did you leave those <i>Star Trek</i> box sets? Where are the cables for the DVD player? It can be …

Scarlett Johansson Says There's Nothing Creepy About John Travolta

Maybe it's time to leave him alone?<p>On Sunday night's Oscars, it seemed like John Travolta kept getting into creepy situation after creepy situation. But that might be our fault, not his.<p>That awkward face-touching bit with Idina Menzel? Completely rehearsed and pre-planned. That meme where he …

Scarlett Johansson

Halle Berry Says Women Of Color Have Trouble Finding Roles

In a new interview with <i>The Guardian</i>, Halle Berry cleared up a certain misconception about women in Hollywood. Though it's often said that women have …

Azealia Banks Announces Tour

Azealia Banks has announced a brief tour in support of her recent album <b>Broke With Expensive</b> Taste. Beginning with a stint at Coachella, she'll soon make stops in Boston, New York and Chicago. Find a full list of dates below.<p>Azealia Banks:<p>04/10, 4/17 Indio, CA - Coachella Festival<br>04/16 Los Angeles, …

Spock's ears: A pointy trademark for Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy, who died Friday at age 83, likely had the most famous lobes in Hollywood. As the logical half-human, half-alien Mr. Spock in "Star Trek," his pointy Vulcan appendages became a signature — and a nuisance — for the actor. Here's a few facts about those iconic ears:<p>AURAL HISTORY<p>"Trek" …

Harrison Ford returns to Blade Runner sequel

<b>Harrison Ford will reprise his role as police officer Rick Deckard in the forthcoming Blade Runner sequel, it has been confirmed.</b><p>Denis Villeneuve, who directed Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal in kidnap drama Prisoners, is in talks to direct.<p>The story takes place several decades after the …

Construction

Newswire: Saban morphs into a company stabbing itself in the foot in Power/Rangers dispute

Even if you’re using a comically oversized, sparkly weapon to do it, stabbing yourself in the foot is still stabbing yourself in the foot. But that …

Entertainment

Scarlett Johansson: John Travolta is not 'creepy,' Oscars kiss was 'totally welcome'

According to Scarlett Johansson, sometimes a picture isn’t worth a thousand words.<p>The actress gave a statement to the Associated Press Thursday regarding the awkward-looking encounter she shared with John Travolta on the Oscars red carpet.<p>While photos appear to show an unhappy Johannson …

Scarlett Johansson

Leonard Nimoy: Obama leads tributes to Star Trek actor

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/entertainment/1148000/1148691_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524760115_68d915ee63da241335a8553c1d4d6c47<p><b>President Obama has led tributes to Leonard Nimoy, the US actor who played Mr Spock in the cult sci-fi series Star Trek, who has died aged …

Star Trek