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When John Met Paul: A Day That Changed The Course of History

On this day in 1957, a 16-year-old John Lennon met 15-year-old <b>Paul McCartney</b>. It was at St. Peter’s, Woolton’s Parish Church in Liverpool and John …

Universal Music

Inside Paraguay's War Over Soy Plantations

A peasant shoots a firecracker to alert people that a fumigation is happening near the community. In such situations, pe<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Jordi Ruiz Cirera<p>…

Black Friday store sales fall as Americans buy more online

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black Friday shopping is shifting from hours spent in line to more time online.<p>Sales at retail stores on Black Friday fell to $10.4 …

Kansas City

EasyJet Passenger Tasered After Dispute Over Carry-On 'Man Purse'

LONDON — A passenger on a budget airline was shot with a stun gun and removed from the flight Thursday after he became abusive following a dispute about his luggage, police said.<p>Witnesses aboard the easyJet flight said the man got into an argument with airline staff about the number of hand-baggage …

Here's How The Rest Of The World Drinks Coffee

Don't try all these at once.<p>What more can be said about coffee? A lot, it turns out.<p>Europe will import 44.5 million bags this year, and drinkers in the U.S. will spend $40 billion on it. You love it, we love it. People all around the world love it, no matter how they drink it -- or how weird it can …

Sephora Customers Are Protesting ‘Epic Rewards Day’ by Returning Tons of Product

Sephora customers have come up with their own way to get back at the retailer for bungling its popular Epic Rewards Day promotion, according to Consumerist. Instead of waiting for an official solution to the mess, which Sephora has promised to hand down by September 10th, a customer rallied fellow …

Does This Phylum Make Me Look Fat?

We would all love a simple weight-loss plan. Beyond carbs and fats, some studies have hinted that a key group of gut microbes — from the phylum Firmicutes — might be more common among people who are overweight.<p>Thinner people, these studies suggest, might have more bacteria from the phylum known as …

Alfonso Ribeiro on how the Carlton Dance was invented on ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’

<i>Alfonso Ribeiro played Carlton on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” from 1990-96. He recently won season 19 of “Dancing With the Stars.” He currently hosts “Unwrapped 2.0” on the Cooking Channel, and will take over as host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” in the fall. He talked about the Carlton</i> …

Home sales near eight-and-a-half-year high, brighten economic outlook

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home resales rose to a near 8-1/2-year high in July and factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region picked up this month, fresh signs of steady economic growth that likely keeps the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates this year.<p>While other data on Thursday …

Economics

Jewish Leaders Urge Congress to OK Deal With Iran

More than two dozen leaders of the Jewish community signed a full-page ad in Thursday’s New York <i>Times</i> urging Congress to support an international …