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Murder of French priest opens a new frontier for Catholic church

Every year, the Vatican’s Agenzia Fides, which tracks the work of Catholic missionaries around the world, releases a grim list of how many of its own have been killed while serving the church. Last year, 13 priests were among the dead, most of whom were killed in the course of violent robberies, …

Catholicism

Beyonce dominates MTV video nominations, Taylor Swift shut out

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Beyonce's critically-praised visual album "Lemonade" on Tuesday earned the R&B singer a career-best 11 nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards, in a list that included multiple nods for Adele and rapper Kanye West but nothing for Taylor Swift.<p>Adele's YouTube-shattering video …

Taylor Swift

Meet the Guy Who Beat 'Pokemon Go'

Everyone can chill out, <i>Pokémon Go</i> is over. Someone beat it already. A little over two weeks after the game was released in North America, 28-year-old Brooklyn resident Nick Johnson became the first person to complete the monumental task of catching every single Pokémon currently available in the …

Pokémon

Morrissey Announces World Tour

Earlier this year, Morrissey announced plans to play one date in the UK (following his announcement that he would no longer be performing in the UK) and headline Riot Fest in Chicago. It’s now been revealed that Moz has plans to embark on a tour across the world. He’ll hit theaters in the United …

Morrissey

Week in wildlife - in pictures

Nature photography

Local vs. Organic: How to Know What You're Getting at the Farmers Market

But while not every farmer at your local market will bother with the formalities of certification, that doesn’t mean their produce is necessarily …

The Best Chili Recipe Ever

My award-winning chili recipe.<p>Here is the recipe for the best chili you will ever eat. Yes, I know all of the arguments about whether chili have …

Recipes

Guide to how architects charge for their services

If you feel in-the-dark as to how architects charge for their work, you’re in good company—it’s a system that mystifies architects, too. In 1990, the …

Architecture

Ohio State Football: Games That Could Ruin Buckeyes' 2016 Season

After falling short of a Big Ten title and a second consecutive College Football Playoff berth in 2015, Ohio State is gearing up for another potential championship run this fall.<p>But unfortunately for the Buckeyes, their 2016 schedule is absolutely brutal.<p>Ohio State will kick off its season against …

Ohio

China's LeEco buys Irvine TV maker Vizio for $2 billion

Chinese video streaming company LeEco is breaking into the U.S. TV market by buying Vizio, a Southern California manufacturer of budget-priced television sets.<p>The $2-billion purchase announced Tuesday marks another ambitious foray by LeEco. The company's chairman and chief executive, billionaire …

Asia

Cory Booker And The Democrats Distort History For Political Purposes

Senator Cory Booker (D, N.J.) delivered a fiery sermon at the Democratic Convention Monday night, closing with a classic preacher call and response with the audience: We will rise. But he also played fast and loose with American history, rewriting it to suit his rhetorical needs.<p>First, Booker took …

Cory Booker

31 Easy Summer Hairstyles for Every Length and Texture

Blunt lob? Long layers? Tight curls? No matter your hair type and texture, we've got plenty of fun ideas to keep you mixing up your look all summer long. The greatest part? You don't need to be a model or beauty blogger to pull them off. We had five <i>Glamour</i> staffers (all with very different kinds of …

Hair

VMAs 2016 nominations: Beyoncé and Adele set to sweep awards

She’s one of the most celebrated performers of the modern era, and on Tuesday Beyoncé earned even more accolades, with 11 nominations in the MTV Video Music Awards for her Lemonade project. The “visual album” was released in April, two months after its politically charged Formation video was …

Awards

21 Books Every Woman Should Read In Her Lifetime

Some are hard-hitting, some are lighthearted, and all of them are definitely amazing.<p>We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community what book made them feel proud to be a woman. Here are some of their recommendations!<p>1. <i>The Color Purple</i> by Alice Walker<p>“To me, it shows just how badass and strong …

Feminism

Kevin Durant shines in first game at new home arena, Oracle

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Cheered all night long by his basketball-crazed new fan base, Kevin Durant knocked down a 3-pointer on the Americans' first touch and slammed home a dunk the very next time down the floor.<p>Then, another pretty one-handed jam just a few minutes after that.<p>What a performance for …

Kevin Durant

At Least 105 Russian Athletes Banned From Rio Olympics For Doping

The latest international federations to ban athletes are canoeing, sailing and modern pentathlon<p>(MOSCOW) — At least 105 athletes from the 387-strong Russian Olympic team announced last week have been barred from the Rio Games in connection with the country’s doping scandal.<p>International federations …

Judiciary

Fiat Chrysler revises sales figures downward

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Tuesday said it has revised the way it counts monthly sales figures of new cars and trucks and now says its impressive sales streak of 75 months of consecutive sales gains actually ended in September, 2013.<p>It said that under the revisions, there were three months in …

Chrysler

Asian shares cautious ahead of Fed rate decision

<b>Asian shares have opened largely unchanged on Wednesday with investors cautious ahead of the Federal Reserve rate decision due later.</b><p>While the US central bank is expected to keep rates on hold, its statement is expected to give some direction as to when they will rise again.<p>The Fed last raised …

Asia

Tesla's Musk says Model 3 could generate $20 billion in revenue per year

RENO, Nev. (Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Tuesday that the company's Model 3 could generate $20 billion in revenue per year and an annual gross profit of about $5 billion.<p>A "modest capital raise" could be needed to fund Tesla's strategic plans, and new …

Elon Musk

Priest Killed in ISIS-Linked Hostage Drama at French Church

Two men armed with knives took several people hostage in a church, French police told Reuters and local media Tuesday.<p>A priest, two nuns and some worshippers were among the hostages being held in the town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray in Normandy, according to news channel France3 and …

Policing

10 Dreamy Bathroom Designs You'll Want in Your Own Home

Whilst many homeowners in the past tended to settle with boring, cookie cutter bathroom designs, we are spotting a new wave of spruced up sanctuaries …

Bathrooms

8 simple ways to make your home an oasis

1. Create a relaxing living room<p>The living room is central to your home's oasis retreat. Add comfy furnishings, plenty of plants, and keep your space …

Interior Design

10 easy ways to beautify a tiny living room

1. Go contemporary!<p>Contemporary design is often a perfect solution when dealing with a cramped or compact living area. In this design we see the way …

Interior Design

Bunny Guinness: what to plant to serve dinner straight from the garden

To describe my gardening this year as damage control would be an exaggeration, but at times I have felt I have been fighting a rearguard action as the plants continue to grow at a phenomenal rate.<p>Of course, there have been some huge benefits from the high moisture levels. My various perennial and …

Lifestyle

Ultimate HD Golf: Hitting the Links in Total Comfort

It was 98 degrees in Orange County, Calif. today, with unusually high humidity. Yet I decided to play a quick nine holes. And proceeded to, without even breaking a sweat. How so? I headed to the brand-new Ultimate HD Golf that’s located inside an L.A. Fitness workout club in Mission Viejo. It’s an …

Orange County

This Is When the Fed Will Probably Raise Interest Rates

It’s aware of the impact other economies have on the U.S.<p><i>Robert R. Johnson is president and CEO of the American College of Financial Services and co-author of the recent McGraw-Hill book, Invest With The Fed.</i><p>Farming, teaching, and garbage collecting are routinely considered among the most thankless …

Interest Rates

BlackBerry announces the DTEK50, the ‘world’s most secure Android smartphone’, up for pre-order at $299

Following up on leaks and rumors regarding the BlackBerry “Neon”, BlackBerry has today officially announced its latest smartphone, the DTEK50. As the company’s second Android smartphone, this device brings a new design with a smaller form factor and no physical keyboard…<p>After seeing slow sales with …

Mobile

Microsoft launches Researcher and Editor in Word, Zoom in PowerPoint

Microsoft today is announcing new features that are coming to its Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook applications.<p>One new feature in Word, called <b>Editor</b>, is particularly notable because it will help users improve their writing by suggesting changes, just like a human editor. The feature picks up on …

Microsoft Office

This $249 Razor Is Made Of Sapphire. Is It Worth The Crazy Price?

Why the impact on your wallet isn't the only cost you should consider.<p>There’s a razor on the market ― it cuts your beard with a sapphire blade the width of 80 atoms that claims to last at least 6 months before you need to change it. And it costs $100,000.<p>But its manufacturer, Zafirro, launched a …

Shaving

$15 billion Volkswagen emissions deal clears 1st hurdle

AP Radio AP Radio News:<p>Latest News<p>Advertisement<p>SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal cleared a key hurdle Tuesday, with a federal judge giving preliminary approval to a deal that includes an option for owners to have the carmaker buy back their …

Volkswagen