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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles React to the Birth of Kate Middleton and Prince William's Third Baby

The royal family has a lot to celebrate this year with multiple weddings on the horizon, but they're kicking it off with the arrival of Kate …

Prince Charles

What Kate Middleton and Prince William Having a Boy Means for the Royal Line to the Throne

The happy news is official: the British royal family has grown by one!<p>Kate Middleton and Prince William had a newborn baby earlier this week, and the …

Prince Harry

Royal baby name: What is the prince likely to be called?

<b>The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to her third child - her second son - and speculation continues about what the baby will be called.</b><p>With Arthur, Albert and Philip among the current bookies' favourites for a boy, it appears the public expect the royal couple to opt for a traditional name, …

Royal Babies

Royal family tree: How the line of succession to the British throne has changed with the new royal baby boy

• Follow the latest royal baby updates on Tuesday here<br>• Royal baby boy: Everything we know so far<p>The new Royal baby boy, born yesterday morning just after 11am, has created history and will slot in as fifth-in-line to the throne.<p>Prince William and his wife Kate's third child means the new line of …

Prince Harry

What will the royal baby be named?

<b>(CNN) —</b> What's in a name? A lot, if you happen to be a member of Britain's royal family.<p>As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on Monday announced the arrival of their son and third child, speculation turned to a possible name.<p>The baby boy was born at St. Mary's Hospital in London at 11 a.m. local …

Royal Babies

No. 6 seed Pelicans make NBA playoff history with first-round sweep of Trail Blazers

When C.J. McCollum made a recent visit on USA TODAY Sports’ NBA A to Z podcast, the fifth-year Portland guard made a valid point about the lack of accountability in sports media.<p>“I don’t like…the fact that everyone’s not always held accountable for predictions that go wrong,” said McCollum, who …

NBA

Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday Combine for 88 as Pelicans Sweep Trail Blazers

Anthony Davis scored 47 points and Jrue Holiday added 41 more as the New Orleans Pelicans completed their first-round NBA playoff sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers 131-123 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on Saturday.<p>Rajon Rondo nearly posted a triple-double by amassing seven points, 16 …

NBA

Anthony Davis Drops Pelicans Playoff Record 47 Points on Trail Blazers

In leading the New Orleans Pelicans to a four-game sweep over the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs on Saturday, Anthony Davis set a franchise postseason record with 47 points.<p>Davis shot 15-of-24 from the field and 15-of-17 from the free-throw line as part …

Basketball

Anthony Davis's Long-Awaited Breakthrough Plunges Portland Into Identity Crisis

Anthony Davis executed a clean sweep on Saturday, shaking off a reputational knock that has followed him for years, rewriting the Pelicans’ playoff …

Basketball

How does Davis and Holiday's 88-point game rank in NBA history?

Wow.<p>The New Orleans Pelicans completed the sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday for their first playoff series victory since 2008 and just …

Basketball

Student wounded in shooting at Florida high school, authorities say

<b>(CNN) —</b> A student was wounded in a shooting Friday morning at a high school in Ocala, Florida, the Marion County Sheriff's Office said. The incident occurred shortly before students were to walk out as part of a national protest against gun violence.<p>The 17-year-old Forest High School student, who …

High School

Women fighting cancer ask, 'why won't Illinois insurers cover egg, embryo freezing?'

At the age of 23, Erin Keith didn’t know if she wanted kids, but the New Lenox woman knew she wanted a choice.<p>So before embarking upon months of chemotherapy to treat Hodgkin lymphoma — treatments that could leave her sterile — she had her eggs frozen. She did it despite being unsure whether her …

Health Care

Southwest gives $5,000 checks to passengers on Flight 1380

<b>(CNN) —</b> Some passengers aboard Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 received a $5,000 check after a deadly engine failure that led to an emergency landing in Philadelphia.<p>The jet's engine failed Tuesday about 20 minutes into its flight from New York City to Dallas. Debris from the engine blew out a …

Airplanes

Father holding his daughter in his lap fatally stabbed while dining at restaurant in California

CAMARILLO, Calif. — A 35-year-old father died from stab wounds he suffered as he held his daughter in his lap at a restaurant in Ventura, police said Friday.<p>The victim was identified as Anthony Mele of Ventura.<p>Ventura police arrested Jamal Jackson, 49, on the night of the attack and have charged …

Crime

At trial, experts debate drug Cosby gave to his accuser

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — It's long been one of the most enduring mysteries of Bill Cosby's sexual assault case: What drug did he give his chief accuser on the night she says he molested her?<p>Cosby has insisted he handed 1 ½ tablets of the over-the-counter cold and allergy medicine Benadryl to Andrea …

Bill Cosby

Carrie Underwood Reveals What Caused the Accident That Left Her With 40 Stitches on Her Face

The country singer has kept a low profile since she had a scary fall in November.<p>After taking a nasty fall that left her with 40 stitches on her face in November, Carrie Underwood is finally ready to talk about what really happened.<p>"I was taking the dogs out and I just, I tripped," she said on The …

Country Music

Kris Jenner Reportedly Forces Tristan To Sign $10 Million Contract After He Cheats: Details Of Their Deal

A wild new report is claiming that Kris Jenner made Tristan Thompson sign a contract requiring him to put $10 million in a trust for his and Khloe …

Celebrity News

Rachel Weisz, 48, Reveals She's Expecting First Child with Husband Daniel Craig

Rachel Weisz and husband Daniel Craig have a “little human” on the way.<p>The couple are expecting their first child together, the actress, 48, told the</i> …

Pregnancy

Tristan Thompson Benched in NBA Playoff Game Amid Khloe Kardashian Cheating Scandal

The Cleveland Cavaliers celebrated a victory Wednesday night, but <b>Tristan Thompson</b>had no hand in it.<p>The 27-year-old basketballer didn't get any time …

Tristan Thompson

Minnesota prosecutor to announce if Prince's death will lead to charges

<b>(CNN) —</b> Carver County Attorney Mark Metz will announce Thursday whether anyone will be charged in connection to Prince's death in April 2016.<p>Prince, whose full name is Prince Rogers Nelson, was found unresponsive in an elevator at Paisley Park, his home and recording studio in Chanhassen, …

Painkillers

Thandie Newton Confirms That She, Too, Will Receive Equal Pay for Westworld Season 3

The Emmy nominee says that after these pay-gap negotiations, she’ll resist doing work that pays her less than her male co-stars again: “Fuck that.”<p><b>Evan Rachel Wood</b> isn’t the only <i>Westworld</i> actress who has finally been promised pay equivalent to her male co-stars. <b>Thandie Newton,</b> who plays …

Hollywood

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Make Rare Appearance Wearing Matching Turtlenecks and Skirts

Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen are notorious for keeping a low-profile. They don’t step out on the red carpet too often, they keep their private lives …

Met Gala

Sorry, Beyhive: You can't livestream Beyoncé's second Coachella performance

<b>(CNN) —</b> Beychella continues this coming weekend, but if you don't have a ticket, you're out of luck.<p>After a history-making set at Coachella last weekend, Beyoncé will once again take the stage this Saturday, but unlike last weekend, this performance will not be livestreamed, a spokesperson for …

Coachella

Workers benefit as US businesses struggle to fill jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. workers are increasingly benefiting as employers struggle to fill millions of open jobs.<p>More people who had given up looking for work are renewing their job hunts, more employees are confident enough to quit to look for other jobs and pay is gradually picking up.<p>U.S. …

Employment

Protect your privacy online with these data-guarding browser extensions

How to fight web trackers.<p>We all know that Facebook and other companies collect data about us. But that's the tip of the iceberg. Web trackers, on everything from shopping sites to social networks, follow your online activities every time you dip a digital toe into the internet. These advertisers …

Privacy

Dating app Grindr exposed user HIV statuses to at least two third-parties [Update]

A popular gay hookup app has come under fire for sharing highly-sensitive user details with third-party companies. Used by more than 3.6 million men daily, Grindr has been handing over its users’ HIV status to at least two other companies, according to a report by <i>BuzzFeed News</i>.<p>The app, which aims …

Grindr

Facebook adds 360 photos and HD videos to Messenger

If you’ve been dying to send your contacts sweet HD videos, then you’ll be happy to learn Facebook is finally improving the quality of pictures and videos you fire off onMessenger. Now you can feel free to bombard your friends with all the 360 photos they can handle.<p>For those of you who want to use …

Apps

First mobile phone call made 45 years ago today

A historic milestone occurred April 3, 1973: the very first call on a mobile phone. It was the phone equivalent of landing on the moon.<p>But that call wasn’t an inspirational message — some equivalent of “a giant leap for mankind.” Nope, Martin Cooper, who headed up Motorola’s team developing the …

Motorola

Woman wounds three at YouTube headquarters in California, then kills herself

SAN BRUNO, Calif. (Reuters) - A woman who had voiced complaints online about YouTube opened fire with a handgun at the tech company's headquarters near San Francisco on Tuesday, wounding three people before shooting herself dead, authorities and media said.<p>It was the latest in a string of mass …

Social Media