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Would You Eat a Bowl of Amazon.com Cereal for Breakfast?

Internet retail giant Amazon.com is following the likes of businesses like Costco and Target and planning to broadly expand its lineup of private label products, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal.</i><p>Costco, the Washington-based wholesale retailer, sells name-brand products along with its own …

Hey We Heard You Liked Pizza So We Put Some Pizza on Your Pizza

Just call it Pizzaception. Or wish-made fulfillment of the venerable Little Caesar's "Pizza! Pizza!" prophecy. Either way, this picture of pizza with pizza topping, discussed here on a Reddit thread, is amazing.<p>It's a little like those puzzles where there's a big triangle sliced up into lots of …

"Aloha" Is The World's Most Bewildering Romantic Comedy

It's got a gorgeous setting and a great cast that includes Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, and Rachel McAdams. But here's where Aloha loses its way.<p><i>Say Anything...</i> is a pop culture milestone — John Cusack, standing with the boombox over his head, is one of the '80s most enduring images. <i>Jerry Maguire</i>? …

'San Andreas' expected to top box office

After a slower Memorial Day weekend at the box office,<p>Warner Bros.' "San Andreas" is expected to shake things up.<p>The film, co-produced by Village Roadshow Pictures, will likely open with an estimated $40 million, according to people familiar with pre-release audience surveys. Meanwhile, newcomer …

How Bill Murray Cheered Up Emma Stone on the Set of Aloha

We’re guessing Bill Murray could make anyone feel better.<p><b>Emma Stone’s</b> charms are not lost on <b>Bill Murray</b>. Ever since the two co-starred in 2009’s <i>Zombieland</i>, Murray has extolled the actress’s virtues in the rare interviews that he’s given. “I love that Emma [Stone] . . . Just a doll,” he told <i>Esquire</i>. …

Watch MIT's Robot Cheetah Jump Over Obstacles

Cat-like reflexes<p>Cheetahs are known for their speed, but the robotic Cheetah 2 created by the brilliantly twisted minds at MIT's Biomimetics Robotics Lab has another skill to brag about: its jumping prowess. As shown in a new video, the Cheetah 2 robot has been "trained" to detect and jump over …

Sleep: Caretaker of memories, repairer of prejudice

Learning new stuff takes sleep. Robbed of the restorative balm of slumber, research demonstrates that the human brain will quickly lose its ability to make and hold on to new memories, and learning takes a dive.<p>A new study, however, finds that sleep is also crucial to unlearning stuff that we may …

Mariah Carey calls American Idol stint the worst experience of my life

You know who probably didn’t care <i>one bit</i> that next season’s <i>American Idol</i> will be its last? Mariah Carey. The star singer was a judge during season 12 …

Music

Demi Lovato launches mental health campaign, talks 'positive outlook'

Demi Lovatohelped launch a mental health campaign on Thursday and is asserting that mental illness is "not something anyone should be ashamed of."<p>The "Give Your Heart a Break" singer recently signed on to be the face of Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health, an initiative from the National Alliance …

Lindsay Lohan completes community service: 'Hard work pays off'

Actress Lindsay Lohan completed more than 100 hours of community service and is off probation in connection with a reckless driving conviction two years ago.<p>Just weeks ago the judge said Lohan had fulfilled only nine hours stemming from a 2012 car wreck. She took to social media on Wednesday to …

Ex-trooper: Duggars hid full extent of abuse

A former Arkansas state trooper claims the Duggar family concealed the extent of their son's alleged fondling of underage girls when the patriarch of the family turned to him for help disciplining the teenager more than a decade ago, <i>In Touch</i> reports.<p>The ex-trooper, Joseph Hutchens, is currently …

Crime

Dwyane Wade: Latest News, Rumors and Speculation on Star's Future with Heat

Dwyane Wade has spent his entire NBA career as a member of the Miami Heat. It is widely assumed he will stay there until he retires, but there is growing concern as he reportedly will test free agency this summer.<p>Also complicating matters is a report stating that the star guard and the Los Angeles …

Federer, Sharapova take French Open centre stage

Federer, the 2009 Paris champion, bids to record his 64th match-win at Roland Garros when he faces Damir Dzumhur, the only male player from Bosnia/Herzegovina to contest a major.<p>Dzumhur, the 23-year-old world number 88, is one of only two players -- men or women -- from Bosnia to feature at a Grand …

Red Sox lefty Rodriguez wins MLB debut, 5-1 at Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Eduardo Rodriguez went to bed and dreamed about his major league debut after the Boston Red Sox arrived in Texas.<p>The real …

Apple bought a company that hints it's exploring a new form of computing

Augmented reality, or AR, is the concept that allows developers to overlay digital information on top of the real world. Many companies are working on AR including Microsoft with its HoloLens project and Google through its major investment in the secretive startup Magic Leap. AR and virtual reality …

Planned pipeline needs OK from many North Dakota landowners

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — A Texas company that already has obtained shipping commitments from oil companies to build a 1,100-mile pipeline from western …

GameStop rises after 1Q results surpass estimates

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — Video game retailer GameStop said Thursday that strong sales of new games and downloadable content boosted its results in its …

More U.S. Oil Production Enhances U.S. Energy Security

Shale oil development has increased U.S. crude production over by 80% since 2008 and 7% this year alone to around 9.3 million b/d. This growth continues to lower our imported petroleum requirement, long the main energy security issue that we’ve faced. In particular, U.S. oil imports from riskier …

Oil

Get ready for Amazon milk and cereal, as company reportedly plans expansion into food products

According to the report, Amazon has already filed for paperwork to get trademark protection in more than 20 product categories, including milk, coffee, soup, pasta, and water, as well as household products such as razors and cleaners.<p>Amazon has also approached some private-label food companies, …

Avago to buy Broadcom in $37-billion deal

Long before Snapchat or Silicon Beach were ideas, chip maker Broadcom Corp. grew from its roots in a Santa Monica condominium into a 10,000-worker powerhouse in Irvine that helped turn Orange County into a technology hub.<p>Co-founders Henry Samueli and Henry T. Nicholas III became billionaires in the …

Sexual Harassment Allegation Against Bowe Bergdahl Unfounded: Officials

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who's charged with desertion after he left his post in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held captive by the Taliban for five years, has not been accused of sexual harassment, according to Army officials seeking to tamp down "false reports."<p>The officials told NBC News on Thursday …

Amnesty International challenges view Saudi air strikes cause most civilian casualties, but says both sides share responsibility for way conflict is being fought<p>Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen have caused the majority of civilian casualties in the nation’s capital Sana’a by firing …

Middle East

Latest on flooding: Body pulled from Houston Ship Channel

10:45 p.m. (CDT)<p>The U.S. Coast Guard says a body has been recovered from the Houston Ship Channel.<p>Officials say the body was spotted in the water …

Travelers beware! This is how little it takes to get thrown off a plane

THERE ARE AIRPLANE PASSENGERS WHO DESERVE TO GET KICKED OUT.<p>Remember the drunken woman who attacked a crew member with her prosthetic leg on a flight …

Best Burger Restaurants in America

There are few foods more all-American than the hamburger, which is why we consider it our civic duty to bring you the best examples of this national treasure from across the country. While the burger in its simplest form is a ground beef patty between two slices of bread, today's top artisans are …

Neverland, former home of Michael Jackson, on sale for $100M

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Neverland Ranch is up for sale.<p>The California property that once served as Michael Jackson's home and personal fantasyland is …

Hubble spots a high-speed collision in an extragalactic jet

A high-speed, extragalactic jet of high velocity plasma has grown brighter over the last 20 years, and now scientists know why.<p>Using data collected by the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers were able to show that over the last two decades one glowing knot of material in the jet slammed into …

Dwyane Wade, Pat Riley at crossroads

MIAMI -- The fact that Dwyane Wade wants to be respected for what he has accomplished with the Miami Heat, is demanding to be taken care of …