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Lobster on menu again for Obama's 2nd China state dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) — Plenty of things will be different at Friday's White House state dinner for China, ranging from the setting to the decor to the …

Pictures in the News | September 24, 2015

Thursday’s Pictures in the News begins on the East Coast, where Pope Francis, accompanied by members of Congress, waves to the crowd from the Speakers Balcony on Capitol Hill in Washington, after addressing a joint meeting of Congress inside. The Pope is the first leader of the Roman Catholic …

The Sleeping Beauty: a lavish baroque fairytale – in pictures

David McAllister, artistic director of the Australian Ballet, has chosen The Sleeping Beauty to debut his first choreographic work. The ballet was first performed by the company in 1973 and is well known by McAllister – he performed it 123 times over 18 years as a dancer. Set in the 18th century, …

Vladimir Putin: Supporting Syrian regime only way to end war

"There is no other solution to the Syrian crisis than strengthening the effective government structures," the Russian president says<p>The only way to end the war in Syria is to support its existing government in the fight against terrorism, said Russian president Vladimir Putin in remarks released on …

12 things only someone who’s been to Seattle will understand

I GREW UP ACROSS THE WATER FROM SEATTLE, in a little crook of the great arm of the Puget Sound. As an adult, when I wasn’t traveling, I was living in …

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Ohio State's Cardale Jones is failing his NFL audition

Week 3 of the college football season saw the Buckeyes quarterback get benched for poor play. While Jones' draft stock plummets, it just continues to rise for stars of Ole Miss and Missouri.<p>Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones' audition for the 2016 NFL Draft is not going as planned. After winning …

Kevin Durant fully cleared for Thunder training camp

OKC announced the good news on Durant's status Wednesday.<p>Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant has been fully cleared to participate in training camp later this month, general manager Sam Presti announced at a press conference Wednesday.<p>"In terms of limitations, he does not have any," Presti …

Todd Gurley more likely to play in Week 3, fantasy value on the rise

Todd Gurley looks like he's playing on Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.<p>St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley said he would tell the coaches he'd be ready to play on Sunday if asked. He is practicing in full this week and is not on the injury report at this time.<p>It sounds like we'll …

Fantasy baseball advice: MLB FanDuel lineup advice for Tuesday, September 22

There is a full slate of MLB action tonight, which means plenty of opportunities to enjoy some MLB FanDuel action. Click here for the chance to win $10,000 by spending just $5 today!<p>First off, a quick introduction, though if you don't know what FanDuel is, well, you're missing out. FanDuel is a …

Why Barcelona got steamrolled by Celta Vigo

It's not anything for Blaugranes to panic over, but it wasn't a fluke either.<p>Barcelona lost on Wednesday, but the result itself wasn't particularly notable. The best team in the world loses multiple times every year. What was notable was the score -- 4-1 in favor of Celta Vigo -- and just how …

3 things we learned from Arsenal's 2-1 win over Tottenham in the League Cup

An unlikely hero emerged in this North London Derby battle.<p>This edition of the North London Derby didn't disappoint, with a closely-fought battle at White Hart Lane ending in a 2-1 win for Arsenal thanks to unlikely hero Mathieu Flamini's brace,<p>The first half was almost all Arsenal, with the …

Washington vs. Giants 2015, 'Thursday Night Football' preview: NFC East foes try to get leg up in division

Even a winless Giants team that has self-destructed in the first two weeks or a Washington team that is coming off two straight double-digit loss seasons can win this division.<p>We are just two weeks into the season, but all signs are pointing to the NFC East being one of the most wide-open, if not …

The Giants are getting desperate

Tom Coughlin's team has choked away two leads for two losses in two weeks. Can they turn it around on Thursday against Washington? Plus, all those QB injuries, fantasy advice and more!<p><b>DESPERATE:</b> Things are not well with the Giants, who host tonight's game (kickoff at 8:25 p.m. ET). You hate to say …

Stop trying to make Jeremy Lin happen (again)

Good morning. That and more in Thursday's NBA newsletter.<p>Good morning. Let's basketball.<p><b>THE MASTER OF OUR TIME:</b> We're six seasons into the 2010s, so I put together my three All-NBA teams of the decade to date. Needless to say, LeBron leads the pack. It's worth wondering if anyone can realistically …

$10 million FedEx Cup bonus ‘doesn’t mean much’ to Rory McIlroy anymore

While Jason Day may buy more clothes at Target if he wins the grand prize $10 million bonus payout this week, that windfall is not top of mind for the incredibly wealthy Rory McIlroy.<p>The $10 million bonus that goes to the winner of the FedEx Cup may tantalize golf fans tuning in to watch Jason Day, …

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10 Things Men Don't Understand About Female Orgasms

Including the unfathomable, near-magical ability to have back-to-back orgasms.<p><b>1. Women have been blessed with the near-magical ability to have back-to-back orgasms.</b> Even at our peak, men have to go into the bathroom after an orgasm, splash some water on their penis, and give it a pep talk to get …

50 Beautiful Photos of Emily Ratajkowski

Whether she's in a red jumpsuit or a revealing top, Emily Ratajkowski always steals the show. Here's how she does it, in photos.<p>Whether she's in a red jumpsuit or a revealing top, Emily Ratajkowski always steals the show. Here's how she does it, in photos.

The Women We Love of Instagram: Josephine Skriver

We are Subskrivers.<p><i>In which we search social media's most visual platform for the world's most beautiful, badass women, then introduce them to you.</i><p><b>Victoria's Secret supermodel Josephine Skriver</b> crushes the lingerie and runway game. Aside from VS, the 22-year-old Denmark native has walked and worked …

George Clooney, Marilyn Monroe, and More on What It's Really Like to Be Famous

According to George Clooney, Marilyn Monroe, and more in this magazine.<p>"Joe," said Marilyn Monroe, just back from Korea, "you never heard such cheering." "Yes I have," Joe DiMaggio answered.<p><b>—"The Silent Season of a Hero," by Gay Talese, July 1966</b><p>If everybody tells you that you are accomplished but …

Ryan Adams, Taylor Swift, and the Death of Cool

Adams' cover of 1989 is completely free of irony, and his most relevant work in years. We all live in Taylor's world now.<p>A few years ago, when Wilco's Jeff Tweedy did a live cover of the Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling," he played it for laughs, and he got them."They have like a million lyrics," …

Pope Francis Starts Off Right

Il Papa kicked off his U.S. tour with the right kind of speech.<p>I'm in transit to Washington this morning and will be on the Papa Francesco beat for a few days. But I would like to highlight the very first sentence of his very first public remarks. He called himself someone who came from an …

Lawyers in Maine Were Asked to Remove Their Bras Before Entering Jails

"Might I suggest you go to the bathroom and take that off?"<p>Defense attorneys in Portland, Maine, were asked to remove their bras before they entered the jail to speak with their clients, the <i>Portland Press Herald</i> reports.<p>Attorney Amy Fairfield says she learned about the new policy she considers …

Lexus and BMW Teaming Up for Supercar Project?

Already working together on the so-called “Silk Road” project to create the next-generation Z4 roadster and a successor to the Supra, BMW and Toyota are now said to be collaborating on a mid-engine supercar. The ultra-high-performance offering would give Lexus a follow-up model to the LFA and yield …

New and Used Car Reviews, Car News and Prices

Let's get you back to homebase.<p>Expert reviews, car-shopping advice, features and specs, free price quotes, and more—all in our Buyer's Guide.<p>Our unbiased take on the latest vehicles of all styles.<p>Up-to-the-minute scoops and car news. If you need to know it, you'll find it here.<p>Road trips, in-depth …

2016 Buick Cascada Photo Gallery

200<p>Successful<p>1<p>2016 Buick Cascada Priced, and Priced Rather Smartly at That

Lena Dunham talks about her new-found love of running

Girls writer and actress Lena Dunham has spoken about how she has learnt to love exercise, and take on online trolls<p>She is someone who is not adverse to making fun of her appearance, joking about her looks on Girls and happily strutting down the catwalk next to Victoria's Secret models and Taylor …

Zaha Hadid is first woman to win RIBA Royal Gold Medal

Zaha Hadid hailed as the 'John McEnroe of architecture' as she becomes first woman in 167 years to win RIBA's Royal Gold Medal<p>Dame Zaha Hadid has become the first sole female recipient of the Royal Gold Medal for architecture, as colleagues claimed she has missed out on becoming a national treasure …

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Hundreds of millions in damage estimated in California fire

MIDDLETOWN, Calif. (AP) — Future rebuilding efforts after the hundreds of millions of dollars in destruction caused by a wildfire burning north of …