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Motorcycle Suicide Attack Hits Major Pakistan Highway, Killing 10

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A suicide bomber driving a motorcycle hit a roadside checkpoint on a major highway in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday, killing 10 people and injuring 42 others, according to local officials.<p>A child was among those who died when the attacker riding "an explosives-laden motorcycle" …

Pakistan

'Affluenza' teen may have been forced to flee to Mexico: attorney | Reuters

FORT WORTH, Texas (Reuters) - Lawyers for the Texas teenager who killed four people in the “affluenza” drunken-driving case and was captured in Mexico said on Tuesday they are investigating whether the 18-year-old chose to flee or was forced.<p>U.S. national Ethan Couch is pictured in this undated …

Latin America

Iran's supreme leader expresses 'pessimism' over nuclear deal

Iran's top leader on Tuesday called for vigilance in ensuring that world powers meet their commitments under a newly implemented nuclear deal while expressing "pessimism" about U.S. intentions, state media reported.<p>In his first public remarks since international sanctions were lifted following a …

Olivia Munn’s Valuable Advice from Jon Stewart

The former ‘Daily Show’ correspondent and ‘Newsroom’ star dishes on her new film ‘Ride Along 2,’ upcoming role as Psylocke in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ …

Olivia Munn

Lost script reveals what Orson Welles really thought about Ernest Hemingway

Rediscovered manuscript suggests director detested writer’s macho portrayal of Spanish culture<p>Orson Welles once described his relationship with Ernest Hemingway as “very strange”. The two men were friends, rivals and sometimes prickly antagonists. Now a previously unpublished manuscript has …

Literature

About those Jimmy Fallon drinking-problem rumors ...

Jimmy Fallondoesn't have a drinking problem, an NBC exec said Wednesday after he was quizzed about rumors that surfaced last year after the host had a series of accidents.<p>The stories, according to the peacock network's entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt, have been exaggerated.<p>During a …

Comedy

Mammoth kill linked to earliest Arctic settlers

<b>A well preserved mammoth carcass pulled from frozen sediments in the far north of Russia proves humans were present in the Arctic some 45,000 years ago.</b><p>This is 10,000 years earlier than previous evidence had indicated.<p>The extinct animal's bones display distinctive cut marks that can only have been …

Anthropology

Video released of Chicago police shooting of Cedrick Chatman

<b>Chicago (CNN) —</b> Three years ago, police gunfire felled black teen Cedrick Chatman as he ran away from them and cameras rolled.<p>On Thursday, a judge released video of the deadly shooting. In its wake, a group of activists who have organized previous protests over shootings called for more on …

Law Enforcement

Rescuers look for 12 aboard Marine helicopters that collided off Hawaii

Two Marine Corps helicopters carrying six crew members each collided and went down off the Hawaiian island of Oahu while on a nighttime training mission, and rescuers searched choppy waters Friday where debris had been sighted, military officials said.<p>There was no immediate word on the fate of …

6 DIY Hair Treatments That Actually Work

<i>(Photo: 2/Christopher Robbins/Corbis)</i><p>By Ashley Weatherford<p>Your "new year, new you" mantra has led you down the Pinterest rabbit hole of natural beauty remedies. First stop: hair. The good news is that your own kitchen and bathroom cupboards contain plenty of ingredients touted online as hair-care …

Adele raps Nicki Minaj verses in carpool karaoke, dubs Taylor Swift's squad 'Amazonian'

Adele, the latest celebrity enlisted by "Late Late Show" host James Corden for carpool karaoke, completely dominated the segment with her own music and that of a few others.<p>She even got emcee Nicki Minaj's attention with her take on the Pinkprint rapper's verse from Kanye West's "Monster," hand …

Nicki Minaj

'Assassin' supernova discovered that is 570bn times brighter than sun

Astronomers find brightest star explosion ever, located 3.8bn light-years away, which is more luminous than entire Milky Way<p>Astronomers have discovered the brightest star explosion ever, a super supernova that easily outshines our entire Milky Way.<p>An international team revealed “the most powerful …

Universe

Uber fined $7.6 million in California for failure to report driver data

Uber has been fined $7.6 million by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for a failure to report data on its drivers, according to the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>. The ride-hail company said it plans to appeal the decision to the state's Court of Appeals, but will pay the fine in the meantime to …

The Latest: Candidates give closing statements

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Here is the latest from the GOP presidential debates, sponsored by Fox Business Network, in North Charleston, S.C. All …

Government

Mozart in the Jungle streaming for free on Amazon this weekend

If you were one of those people who asked themselves, “What’s <i>Mozart in the Jungle</i>?” when the series took home the Golden Globe for Best TV Comedy or …

Cologne gangs attack groups of foreigners as New Year's Eve assault complaints grow

Gangs attacked groups of foreigners in four separate incidents on Sunday in Cologne, the city where dozens of New Year’s Eve assaults on women took place, German police have said, as the government warned against letting the incident lead to suspicion of all migrants.<p>Cologne police said on Monday …

North Africa

Winner Of $1.3 Billion Powerball May Face Suits By Friends, Co-Workers, Family

With no winner so far, the Powerball jackpot rose to $1.3 billion. These astounding numbers seem even more likely to brew big potential liabilities. Of course, the taxes on winning tickets are an unavoidable downside. Yet even after taxes, most people assume they will end up with a lot. But apart …

Finance

Inside Football: Adam Gase is entering treacherous waters in Miami

Adam Gase is as bright as it gets for young coaching stars, but how long before the Dolphins' dysfunction engulfs him? Also, an LA vote primer.<p>Time …

Football (U.S.)

Legendary Singer David Bowie Dead At 69

"Blackstar," his 25th studio album, was released this month.<p>British singer David Bowie died Sunday<p>at the age of 69 after an 18-month battle with cancer. The news was posted on the artist's official social media accounts; Bowie's rep also confirmed the news to The Hollywood Reporter. He died two …

David Bowie

Fans Are Sharing A Beautiful Image Of David Bowie Through The Ages

The artwork, by U.K. illustrator Helen Green, shows Bowie's many different appearances throughout his career.<p>As the news broke, social media was filled with an outpouring of grief for the music superstar who touched so many lives.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>BuzzFeed News has reached out to Helen …

Powerball jackpot increases to $1.4B as ticket sales surge

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Powerball jackpot has grown to $1.4 billion, and the drawing is still two days away.<p>The prize was already the world's largest …

Finance

Where have all Yahoo's employees gone?

A report in the New York Times Sunday did not paint a very pretty picture of what is going on at Yahoo under the direction of CEO Marissa Mayer. While it seems that Mayer is considering cutting employees — to the tune of 10 percent — in an attempt to salvage the company’s flagging state, she may …

Employment

Here's the giant American robot hoping to beat Japan in a mech battle

The last gadget I saw at CES 2016 was also by far the biggest. MegaBots, which raised over $500,000 on Kickstarter to upgrade its MegaBot Mk. II in anticipation of taking on Suidobashi Heavy Industry's Kuratas in a US-vs-Japan duel later this year, brought the giant robot to the Zappos headquarters …

Robotics

You might never notice how techie Mercedes' 2017 E-Class is, but that's the point

DETROIT — Where to begin with the all-new E-Class? Although it might have one of the least inspiring exteriors of the Mercedes-Benz lineup, it has …

10 of David Bowie's most iconic music videos

David Bowie, who passed away from cancer Monday, was an almost impossibly innovative songwriter and artist. While his music broke the boundaries of …

Inside Audi's wonderfully improbable project to put a rover on the Moon

Much to the disappointment of space nerds everywhere, man has not stepped foot on the Moon in more than 40 years. Governments have sent expensive robots and satellites to our nearest celestial neighbor, but the Moon remains woefully under-explored.<p>That's why Google and the X Prize foundation teamed …

Space Science

Demise of Klamath River deal could rekindle old water-use battles

The demise of a deal to end decades of feuding on the Klamath River could rekindle old battles over water use and dams in a remote corner of California.<p>A key piece of a three-part agreement expired when Congress failed to approve it by Dec. 31. The complicated pact, backed by the states of …

Forests

SpaceX to try again for sea landing

SpaceX has been trying, but not succeeding, to land its Falcon 9 rocket upright at sea. Then, last month it succeeded on land. Soon, another …

Elon Musk

The new astronomical year

Each January brings some of our finest evening skies of any month. We must wait until the late evening, though, to see Jupiter, our first bright planet of the night, rise in the E in Leo. Mars, following in the early hours, stands to the left of Spica in Virgo before dawn when Venus is alongside …

Astronomy