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Supreme Court Finds Oklahoma Lethal Injection Drug Constitutional

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday that Oklahoma’s lethal injection protocol is constitutional, finding that the use of the sedative midazolam …

Judiciary

Univision drops Miss USA, Miss Universe over Trump comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's fledgling GOP presidential bid quickly led to business fallout for him, with Univision saying it will drop the Miss …

Apple Bans Games Featuring Confederate Flag From The App Store

Sources say the company is working with game developers affected by the decision to reinstate their apps.<p>Apple confirmed to BuzzFeed News on Thursday that it has pulled several Civil War games that featured images of the Confederate flag from its iTunes App Store. The ban does not apply to …

Alaska cruise sightseeing plane crashes, killing all nine on board

An excursion plane carrying sightseers from a Holland America Line cruise ship has crashed in south-east Alaska, with all nine on board killed including the pilot.<p>Reports said wreckage was located on a rocky cliff face about 800ft (240 metres) above a lake after the plane was reported missing on …

Airplanes

An insanely popular Victoria's Secret swimsuit looks almost identical to one designed by a smaller company

Teens on social media are accusing the lingerie and swimwear company of ripping off its newest designs from a smaller swimwear brand, Triangl.<p>Triangl began operating in 2012 in Australia and has since taken off, gaining a massive following worldwide.<p>Triangl is unique in that its suits are all …

Revealed: The secret to how parrots talk

Key structural differences in the brains of parrots explain the birds' ability to imitate sounds and human speech<p>Scientists have discovered how parrots talk, as they believe it's down to the wiring in their brains.<p>And the same brain region controls movement which may explain why some parrots …

Ben Affleck Controversy Prompts PBS To Postpone 'Finding Your Roots'

By Brian Steinberg<p>LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - PBS will postpone new seasons of its documentary series "Finding Your Roots" after determining actor Ben Affleck was able to convince the series' producers to omit a reference in an episode that aired in October of 2014 to the fact that he has …

Whole Foods accused of overcharging customers for prepackaged foods

Whole Foods supermarkets have been routinely overcharging customers by overstating the weight of prepackaged meat, dairy and baked goods, New York's consumer chief said Wednesday.<p>The price on a package of coconut shrimp at the upscale market was too high by $14.84 (U.S.), said Department of …

Even Albert Einstein needed more than curiosity to become a great physicist | Letters

While I agree with Maulfry Worthington (Letters, 19 June) that our schools should encourage more curiosity, it is unfortunate that she repeats the near-calumny that Einstein was a “patent clerk” who would “become” a great physicist. In fact Einstein worked as a technical examiner at the</i> …

Physics

Sick? Cook Yourself to Health with Recipes for Soup, Tea, and More

From brothy soups to cleansing teas, these are the recipes we reach for when we're feeling under the weather.<p><b>Hold onto your mugs:</b> These 30 recipes for brothy soups, cleansing teas, and zingy fruit- and veg-packed juices are practically meant for the days when you're feeling under the weather. So go …

Cooking

Decoded: A Guide to the Different Frozen Drinks That Made Our Childhoods Sweet

From the Frosty to the Fribble and all of the frozen drinks in between, here's a guide to the frozen milk shakes we love. And no, they're not just for kids.<p>You know what's better than ice cream? <b>Frozen liquid-y ice cream that helps you sip your childhood through a straw</b>. Officially known as a milk …

Netflix is now bigger than Yahoo

A torch was passed today, as Netflix’s stock market value surpassed Yahoo’s in intraday trading.<p>The shift highlights Netflix’s strong year so far, in which the company (current market capitalization: $39.21 billion) has been trouncing the S&P 500 and taking down old media stalwarts.<p>It also cements …

Stock Markets

How Caitlyn Jenner chose her name -- and why it's not with a K

Caitlyn Jenner had the rare opportunity to choose her own name when she made her debut as a transgender woman on Monday.<p>The Olympic gold medalist, previously known as Bruce Jenner, had referred to her new identity only as "her" when she came out during her highly rated Diane Sawyer interview in …

Jenner

SoundHound launches a voice-controlled personal assistant called Hound

SoundHound, the company behind the music recognition app with the same name, has unexpectedly launched a mobile personal assistant called Hound today.<p>Just like Siri on iOS or Cortana on Windows, Hound lets you do things like make a call, send a message, search for flights or hotels, navigate to …

Walmart set to raise department manager pay

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart (WMT) is raising starting wages for more than 100,000 U.S. department managers and workers in its deli and other specialized departments.<p>The moves mark the next wave of pay raises by the nation's largest private employer, which has been under pressure from labor-backed …

This Could Be the Supreme Court’s Busiest Month in History

The last big decision on Obamacare. The future of same-sex marriage. A potential setback for civil rights. Even if you’re no law junkie, June will be …

L.A. County drought plan decried by residents facing big water bills

Andrew Chadd was startled when he opened the notice from the Los Angeles County agency that supplies water to his neighborhood in the unincorporated community of Littlerock.<p>To conserve during the statewide drought, the letter said, Antelope Valley water customers would have to collectively reduce …

Is the Death Penalty Dying? - NBC News

Nebraska became the first state to get rid of the death penalty in forty years. Could other states be next?

6 Awesome Ways to Eat Scrambled Eggs for Breakfast

Scrambled eggs are a perfect weekday breakfast option—here are six great ways to cook them.<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the day on the right foot.</i> …

Breakfast

Surveillance powers lapse with no deal in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency lost its authority at midnight to collect Americans' phone records in bulk, after GOP Sen. Rand Paul …

GOP hits another roadblock on Obamacare repeal

After winning both chambers of Congress, they thought they could get a repeal bill to the president’s desk. It’s turning out to be more complicated than that.<p>The GOP’s months-long debate over when and how to send a repeal of Obamacare to the president’s desk now appears to have an answer.<p>They can’t …

Bourbon and Brown Sugar Barbecue Sauce

Makes 2 cups<p>July 2010Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup ketchup<p>1/2 cup bourbon<p>3 tablespoons brown sugar<p>3 tablespoons mild (light) molasses<p>3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar<p>2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce<p>1 tablespoon soy sauce<p>1 tablespoon Dijon mustard<p>1 1/2 teaspoons liquid smoke<p>1 teaspoon onion powder<p>1 …

Start Your Day With This Breakfast Parfait and Make Every Morning Better

Start your mornings with macerated fruit, the nuttiest granola, and creamy yogurt. C'est parfait.<p>The <b>granola parfait</b> at The Line Hotel in Los Angeles is not your average hotel breakfast. “We push our parfait even further,” pastry chef <b>Marian Mar</b> says. “Acid, creaminess, sweetness, crunch—it’s all in …

Only 2 Steps and 5 Ingredients Stand Between You and This Ice Cream

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and every Sunday, Posie Harwood from 600 Acres will share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: A spectacular summer ice cream recipe with just two steps and five ingredients.</i><p>Summer means ice cream, …

Healthy Weeknight Dinner Recipes

Boring food just isn't our thing.<p>See the full list of healthy weeknight dinner recipes here.<p><b>Falafel Salad With Spicy Yogurt Sauce</b><p>Conventional? Snooze. If we're going to eat a platefull of vegetables, you bet we're gonna make every last bite interesting. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Citrus, Fennel and Avocado Salad</b><p>…

Microsoft will release Windows 10 on July 29th

Windows 10

The Difference Between Baking Powder And Baking Soda, In One Simple Chart

The difference between baking powder and baking soda is an enigma that has plagued the home baker since the dawn of time -- or at least since the introduction of these two chemical leaveners. They both make things rise without the need for persnickety yeast. They show up in a lot of recipes -- …

Immunotherapy: the big new hope for cancer treatment

<b>Analysis:</b> A combination therapy – helping the body’s own defences fight cancer cells – has shown impressive results for terminally ill melanoma patients<p>Immunotherapy is the most exciting development in cancer treatment in years, beginning to take off at a time when much cancer drug research seems …

Immunotherapy

Loretta Sanchez trade gaffe draws party ire

Loretta Sanchez is not having the best campaign roll out.<p>After having a “draft” of her official launch announcement leak and making a “war cry” gesture while describing Native Americans at a California Democratic convention, Sanchez was caught on camera dancing in front of signs blasting Rep. Ami …