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Vegas sportsbooks take hit on big day for NFL favorites

Las Vegas sportsbooks took a bath on an opening Sunday of the NFL season that saw long lines at cashiers' windows after a slew of popular favorites …

After years of cuts, school districts face teacher shortages

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a new school year began at the Sierra Sands Unified District 150 miles north of Los Angeles in August, students in four …

Education

The Goldman Sachs-backed startup built to damage Bloomberg launches tomorrow

The messaging tool backed by top Wall Street banks will be launched publicly tomorrow at The Lanesborough Hotel in Hyde Park, London.<p>Symphony promises "secure, compliant messaging" similar to the internal chat system in Bloomberg terminals. Many bankers see this feature as the most valuable part of …

Seven worst quarterback performances from Week 1

There are more than a few quarterbacks who would be happy to take a mulligan after Week 1 of the 2015 regular season.<p>Some the following quarterbacks on this list do not come as complete surprises for their terrible performances. Conversely, there are a few mentioned within who have us scratching …

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis watches as same-sex couple gets marriage license

With Kim Davis watching, a lesbian couple received a marriage license in the clerk’s office in Rowan County, Kentucky, where she had for months refused to allow any licenses to be distributed under her watch.<p>On her first day back to work since she was sent to jail for refusing to issue licenses to …

LGBTQI

Serena Williams Upset By Roberta Vinci at the US Open: Pictures

Italy

Kim Davis, jailed in gay marriage row, delays return to work

<b>The Kentucky clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue gay marriage licenses has said she "needs time to rest" before she returns to work.</b><p>Kim Davis, an elected official, has said that her Christian faith should exempt her from signing the licences.<p>She was released from jail on Tuesday the under …

LGBTQI

Obama's Approval Rating Is So ... Stable

How voters feel about Barack Obama is probably more important to the outcome of the 2016 presidential election than anything the candidates to …

2016 Election: Washington Post Reporter Calls Race ‘Surreal’ and ‘Twisty-Turny’

<i>The 2016 race for president is fully underway. On the Democratic side, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remains embroiled in an email controversy, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to rise in the polls, and Vice President Joe Biden is deciding whether or not to jump into the race. On</i> …

Government

Detroit Rapper Dex Osama Murdered; Meek Mill, A$AP Mob & DeJ Loaf React

Dex Osama was shot and killed yesterday (September 7) outside of a strip club in his hometown of Detroit, WDIV reports. He was 21.<p>The rapper, whose …

Cincinnati fires Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell, citing absence of leadership

<b>(CNN) —</b> Cincinnati's city manager fired Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell on Wednesday, accusing him of crushing officers' morale and failing to communicate effectively with his staff.<p>"Mr. Blackwell has not provided the necessary leadership to ensure a cohesive operating environment within the …

Justice

Batman Creative Team on Why Mr. Bloom Is the Anti-Joker

Mr. Bloom's roots run deep.<p><i>Note: this article contains mild spoilers for Batman #44, which is out in stores today.</i><p>The newest chapter of Batman is an …

Comic Books

'No Gays Allowed' Store Owner Now Sells Homophobic Hats, Bumper Stickers

Yikes.<p>The Tennessee hardware store owner who made headlines for displaying a "No Gays Allowed" sign in his shop has gone a step further by creating merchandise emblazoned with homophobic epithets.<p>Jeff Amyx, who owns Amyx Hardware & Roofing Supplies in Washburn, Tennessee, has printed hats and …

What Teachers Aren't Learning

<b>By Jeffrey Cipriani</b><p>Sitting in the back of the classroom, right cheek pressed to a desk and tears drying on her chin, Mya squeezes a stress ball and smells a stick of lavender while I talk about units of measurement.<p>"Mr. Cipriani," Jose whispers as I pass his desk. "Read this." He hands me a written …

Ellen DeGeneres Shuts Down Rumors Of Divorce From Portia De Rossi

The couple is so in love, Ellen says they're kind of "boring."<p>Confused by the constant divorce rumors surrounding Ellen DeGeneres' marriage? So is Ellen.<p>While sitting down for Howard Stern's SiriusXM radio show on Tuesday, DeGeneres admitted she's usually the last to know when gossip sites claim …

Rossi

50 Cent Sued For $200 Million By Writer Over “Power”

Queens, New York rapper 50 Cent has found himself at the center of yet another lawsuit. This time, the G-Unit helmsman is being sued by a writer who …

Ellen DeGeneres Speaks Out Against Caitlyn Jenner's Views on Gay Marriage

"Maybe she didn't want to dance with me because I'm a lesbian."<p>With her very public transition, Caitlyn Jenner became a worldwide LGBT icon, whether she intended to or not. But as a recent interview with Ellen DeGeneres proves, she's still not all the way there.<p>Ellen pressed her about gay marriage, …

President Obama Goes to Alaska: Pictures

Sea Ice

Black Lives Matter’s Big Mistake

The movement rebuffed a statement of support from the Democrats. Yeah, the DNC is the man. But this was an olive branch. Take it.<p>To the surprise of …

Black Lives Matter

5 Men's Haircuts That Will Never Go Out of Style

Trends come and go. These cuts last forever.<p>What do the mullet, the ponytail, and the bowl cut have in common? For a while, some men decided they looked good. And they were wrong even then.<p>What do the following five men's haircuts have in common? They have always looked good, and they always …

Hair

Ohio State star quarterback taken to hospital for headache

Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones was taken to the hospital because of a headache, his mother told The Toledo Blade.<p>Florence Jones told the newspaper her son was taken to an emergency room in Columbus, Ohio, and that he should be fine.<p>Jones is competing with J.T. Barrett to be the top-ranked …

Deflategate: NFL to appeal after judge overturns Tom Brady's ban

Tom Brady’s decision to take the Deflategate scandal to federal court has paid off, with US district judge Richard Berman ruling that the New England Patriots quarterback’s suspension should be nullified after the NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell, had dispensed “his own brand of industrial …

NFL

Behind the Scenes at the VMAs with Puppies! Photos

Award Shows

Opening Day at the US Open

ATP World Tour

New Fashion Police's Margaret Cho Reminds Everyone About Giuliana Rancic's Zendaya Comments

Giuliana buried her face in a pillow.<p>The long-awaited return of E's <i>Fashion Police</i> is finally here and it didn't take long to get people talking, thanks to guest host Margaret Cho. The show aired its first episode after a long hiatus, debuting an almost-new cast and revamped set. Permanent co-hosts …

Rihanna excited to celebrate 10 years in music industry

NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna says she's thrilled to have had a decade-long career in music and she plans on celebrating the feat at some point this …

Music