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Aly Raisman: 'Everything I put into my body is for gymnastics'

<i>Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman spoke with reporter Morty Ain about what it was like to take it all off for ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue and how much</i> …

6 Foods That Can Make You Happier

<i>By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD</i><p>I’m a happiness research junkie. I <i>love</i> reading about simple things we can do to elevate mood and boost contentment. Mindfulness meditation, adequate sleep, laughing, volunteering, and spending time with pets (as well as with happy people) all help. And believe it or not, …

For Musician Jack White, Any Old Guacamole Just Won't Do

Jack White, formerly of the White Stripes, must really hate bananas. Because according to his concert rider, which was recently made public, he doesn't want to lay eyes on one at his concerts.<p>A "rider" is the set of unusual contractual demands that some pop stars make of their hosts when they're on …

Jack White

Woman beheaded in workplace dispute at Oklahoma food plant

A man suspected of beheading a woman he worked with and stabbing another was a convicted felon who had been released from probation this year, Oklahoma corrections officials confirmed Thursday.<p>Alton Nolen, 30, was released from probation in April, earlier than the original 2017 date, said Jerry …

Crime

Obama's 'cautious' approach on ISIS is panned

After President Barack Obama said he didn't yet have a strategy for ISIS in Syria, even a Democrat on Sunday criticized the President's approach to fighting the extremist terror group.<p>There's been the expected GOP criticism: Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Illinois, said the President's statement was …

Archaeologists Discover Two Long Lost Ancient Maya Cities in Jungle of Mexico

In an amazing new discovery in the jungles of Mexico, archaeologists have uncovered two ancient Mayan cities, including ruined pyramid temples, …

Sister of 'Lady al Qaeda': 'We want no violence in Aafia's name'

The sister of a Pakistani prisoner described as the "poster girl" for Islamic jihad has urged ISIS hostage-takers to let their captives go.<p>Speaking exclusively to CNN from her home in Karachi, Pakistan, the sister of Dr. Aaifa Siddiqui said the jailed neuroscientist's family wanted "no violence in …

Boy brings gun to school to stop baby brother from finding it at home

When a 5-year-old Pennsylvania boy found a loaded gun on a bed inside his family’s apartment, he decided to stuff it in his school backpack because he feared his 3-year-old brother might find the .22-caliber revolver and hurt himself.<p>The boy, whose name hasn’t been released to media, forgot about …

A Tanker Carrying $100 Million of Disputed Oil Was Traveling Off the Texas Coast — and It Just Mysteriously Disappeared From Radar

An oil tanker traveling off the Texas coast with $100 million of disputed Kurdish oil has gone missing.<p>According to Reuters, the vessel completely disappeared from satellite tracking Thursday, showing no position on the AIS tracking system used by the U.S. Coat Guard.<p>Image source: U.S. Coast Guard …

U.S. sends arms to bolster Lebanon army after Islamist incursion

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States has begun delivering nearly $20 million of arms including assault rifles, anti-tank missiles and mortars to bolster Lebanon’s army after Islamist insurgents seized a border town for several days this month, U.S. officials said on Friday.<p>Lebanon, a country of …

Syria conflict: UN says more than 3m have fled war

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1104000/1104436_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1526818839_d55df0882abf55043209de081685e301<p><b>More than three million Syrians are now registered as refugees and the desperate crisis is only getting worse, the UN's refugee agency says.</b><p>The UNHCR …

Middle East

Immigration activists push reform despite possible White House delay

Advocates pressing President Obama for an immediate immigration overhaul vowed Friday to continue to push for action, despite signs that the White House may postpone an expected change in deportation policy until after the November election.<p>"For us, the urgency is now," said Cristina Jimenez, a …

Immigration

Laptop reportedly seized from ISIS hideout hints at bio weapons attack

A laptop reportedly recovered from an Islamic State jihadist contained a hidden trove of secret plans, including weaponizing the bubonic plague, and lessons on disguise, bomb-making and stealing cars.<p>A man identified by <b>ForeignPolicy.com</b> as Abu Ali, a commander of a moderate Syrian rebel group in …

U.S. levels new Iran sanctions as nuclear talks in limbo

WASHINGTON — The United States imposed a new round of sanctions on companies doing business with Iran on Friday, alleging that they're helping Iran build its nuclear program, support terrorism and evade sanctions.<p>The new sanctions come even as Western diplomats say they have made progress on …

Obama's no 'strategy yet' comment on ISIS in Syria sparks a political uproar

When is a strategy not a strategy? When it's a political football.<p>President Barack Obama has ignited fresh conservative criticism by saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria.<p>Republicans immediately jumped on the President's comment during a news conference …

Binyamin Netanyahu faces political turbulence after Gaza war

Israel observers predict election next year after ceasefire deal this week gave no definable gains to either side in conflict<p>The Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, is facing a bout of political turbulence after leading Israel through a seven-week war against Hamas in Gaza – a conflict that …

Hamas leader praises 'balance of terror' with Israel as Abbas says Netanyahu agreed to Palestinian state

A jublilant speech from Khaled Meshaal, the leader of Hamas, and Mahmoud Abbas's declaration that Netanyahu has agreed to a Palestinians state, have added to anger over Netanyahu's ceasefire deal<p>Khaled Meshaal, the head of Hamas's political wing, has accused Israel of committing atrocities in Gaza …

Israel

Ukraine crisis: Nato holds emergency meeting

<b>Ukraine's prime minister has said he will ask parliament to put the country on a path towards Nato membership.</b><p>Arseny Yatsenyuk said the government was sending a bill to MPs urging that Ukraine's non-bloc status be cancelled.<p>The remarks come as Nato holds an emergency meeting to discuss the crisis …

Russia

NATO Chief Rasmussen: Russian Troops Are Fighting Inside Ukraine

Russian troops are involved in "direct military operations" inside Ukraine, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Friday. "Despite Moscow’s hollow denials, it is now clear that Russian troops and equipment have illegally crossed the border into eastern and south-eastern Ukraine," he …

Russia

UN declares Ukrainian death toll, as fighting opens new front

Putin denies invading Ukraine, warns West 'not to mess with us'

Evoking startling images of siege and empire, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday struck a defiant pose over the deployment of troops and tanks in eastern Ukraine, declaring that Russia has no plans for "large-scale conflicts" but reminding the world that he presides over a nuclear-armed …

Russia

Putin: You better not come after a nuclear-armed Russia

Don't mess with Russia.<p>That was President Vladimir Putin's message on Friday, the same day a British government source claimed that Russian troops had significantly ratcheted up their military incursion into Ukraine.<p>Moscow doesn't want or intend to wade into any "large-scale conflicts," Putin …