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Isis admits defeat in Kobani after air strikes force it to retreat

‘We had to withdraw and the rats advanced’, say Islamic State fighters in video statement after US-led attacks drive jihadis from Syrian town<p>Islamic State (Isis) has admitted for the first time that US-led air strikes on Kobani have forced its fighters from the Syrian town.<p>Two fighters from the …

A Convicted Sex Offender Is Reportedly Suing Taylor Swift For $100 Million

Build-a-Human Workshop display Taylor Swift has had a tough week.<p>First, her Instagram account was hacked by a fan of toilet humor. She shrug-laughed off the online hijacking by tweeting, “Cause the hackers gonna hack, hack, hack, hack, hack,” before adding, “PS any hackers saying they have ‘nudes’? …

Taylor Swift

Texas Girl Shot to Death by 3 Police Officers

A 17-year-old girl was fatally shot by three police offers in the lobby of the Longview Police Department, public information officer Kristie Brian …

Texas Department of Public Safety

ISIS threatens Obama, Japanese and Jordanian hostages in new online messages

A new, grisly beheading video from ISIS includes a direct threat against President Obama and is one of at least three new warnings from the terror organization, including pledges to kill Jordanian and Japanese hostages if a hostage held by Jordan is not freed.<p>In a new online video discovered by the …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Japan ISIS hostage crisis: Where things stand

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Japanese government is grappling with an unpredictable hostage crisis whose terms are being dictated by the Islamic extremist group ISIS.<p>The militants appear to have killed one of the two Japanese hostages they have been holding. And they're apparently demanding the release of a …

Islam

Boy's 'Humans of New York' image helps raise more than $1 million

<b>(CNN) —</b> One principal's inspiration has resulted in more than $1 million in donations for what started as an initiative to raise funding for a class trip to Harvard.<p>"Humans of New York" creator Brandon Stanton launched the campaign to benefit Mott Hall Bridges Academy, a middle school in …

CNN
U.S. Border Patrol

Rare Shark That Inspired Sea Monster Myths Is Caught

Frilled sharks are rarely seen denizens of the deep that resemble their dinosaur-era ancestors.<p>With its gaping, tooth-filled mouth and its slender, eel-like body, it’s not hard to see why scientists think the frilled shark may have inspired ancient tales of sea monsters. Looking like something out …

Zoology

How Minecraft Might Look with Microsoft's HoloLens Technology

Hurry up, future.<p>In a video showing off Microsoft's new HoloLens headset, we got a glimpse at what Minecraft could look like in the future -- and …

Augmented Reality

Bill Cosby's TV Son Says Hearing Allegations Is 'Painful'

The actor who played Bill Cosby’s son on <i>The Cosby Show</i> has spoken up amid the controversy surrounding sexual-assault allegations against the comedian.<p>…

Taylor Swift Responds to Viral Video of Delaware Cop Shaking It Off

A Delaware police officer who shook it off to T-Swift in his patrol car has won the singer’s attention.<p>The dash-cam video of Jeff Davis dancing and …

'Nightly Show' host Larry Wilmore: 'I couldn't have started the show at a better worse time'

Soon, Larry Wilmore will be famous-famous. Right now, he’s what he calls “cable famous”: Many people already know him as the “senior black …

Comedy

Watch a trailer for Call of Duty Online, because you may never get to play it

Of course the trailer features Captain America<p>Almost a year ago to the day, Chinese gaming social network Tencent and American video game publisher Activision partnered for the release of the <i>Call of Duty Online</i> beta exclusively in mainland China. A free-to-play version of the Call of Duty …

Cosby greeted warmly by audience in California; sex assault claims brought out 1 protester

Bill Cosby was embraced by fans on Sunday during his first performance in California since allegations of past sexual assaults surfaced.<p>The Modesto Bee reports Cosby was greeted warmly and left with a standing ovation at Turlock Community Theatre. Only one protester showed up to Cosby's comedy tour …

Bill Cosby

A US Veteran Died Trying To Topple An African Dictatorship Last Month

Earlier this month, two Americans were charged with violating the Neutrality Act for their participation in a Dec. 30, 2014, attempted coup that failed to topple the government of Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, one of the most oppressive regimes on earth.<p>The Neutrality Act makes it illegal for …

Africa

Liam Neeson's gun control rant sparks calls for movie boycott

Liam Neeson has made a dangerous new enemy.<p>Gunmaker PARA USA has called for an industry boycott of movies starring the actor after he criticized U.S. gun policy during a press tour for his latest film.<p>In a statement posted on its Facebook page Saturday, PARA said it "regrets" providing firearms for …

Guns

Witness Kenyan Police Use Tear Gas on Protesting Schoolchildren

Students from Langata Primary School hold placards as they protest against a perimeter wall illegally erected by a priva<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Thomas …

Africa
Rang

'RHOBH' star Yolanda Foster reveals lyme disease took away her ability to read and write

Yolanda Foster is a fighter.<p>In a brave and very personal essay on her Bravo blog, the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star, who’s been battling Lyme disease for three years, shared that she’s nearly lost the ability to read, write and even watch television recently.<p>The 51-year-old explained in …

Disease

Hip-Hop Label Boss A$AP Yams Has Died at Age 26

The brains behind Harlem’s critically acclaimed rap collective A$AP Mob, Steve Rodriguez — who was popularly known as A$AP Yams — has died.<p>The …

US-led task force launches 29 air strikes against Isis targets in 24-hour period

Forces continue to attack key objectives, according to statement Isis releases around 350 Yazidis and delivers them to safety<p>The US and its allies conducted 29 airstrikes on Islamic State (Isis) targets in Syria and Iraq in a 24-hour period, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement on …

Here's the luckiest basket you'll ever see in NBA 2K15

Last week, when an NBA basketball player hit this shot — the clock started with 0.2 seconds on it — I said there's no way we'd ever see that kind of thing in a video game. Now I think we've seen a video game shot that won't be seen in real life, courtesy of <i>NBA 2K15</i>'s MyCareer.<p>Plenty of own-goals …

Basketball

NJ mother charged with murder after allegedly setting newborn baby on fire

A New Jersey woman who authorities say put her newborn baby in the middle of a road and set the child on fire was charged Saturday with murder.<p>Burlington County prosecutors said Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier, 22, of Pemberton Township was jailed on $500,000 bail. It wasn't known if she has retained a …

Crime
Canada

Best-selling Christian novel about journey to heaven pulled

A best-selling account of a 6-year-old boy's journey to heaven and back has been pulled after the boy retracted his story.<p>Spokesman Todd Starowitz of Tyndale House, a leading Christian publisher, confirmed Friday that Alex Malarkey's "The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven: A Remarkable Account of …

'Jesus Bandit' Richard Leibman Performs Miracle Escapes To Elude Cops [UPDATE]

<b>Update:</b> Hawaii News Now reports that Kauai police arrested Richard Isaac Leibman on Sunday at Poipu Beach after he allegedly tried to escape by climbing a fence and repeatedly kicked an officer. He was arrested on a $10,000 bench warrant, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer, and will …

Chicago unlikely to follow trend to ban sledding

Six-year-old Arielle Smith glided down "Mount Trashmore" in Evanston on a two-person plastic sled — right past a "no sledding" sign.<p>"The site here says it's at your own risk," Arielle's dad, Danny, said this week. "That's kind of understood when you're going sledding. The focus on safety is …

Eminem Proves He’s The Coolest Guy Ever By Secretly Visiting A Terminally-Ill Teen

17-year old Gage Garmo was told he had less than a week to live due to Osteosarcoma — a bone cancer that has already resulted in a lost leg — so his friends and family started the #GetGageGarmoToMeetEminem campaign on Twitter, in hopes of getting the attention of Gage’s idol.<p>Detroit’s <i>Mojo in the</i> …

Eminem

George R.R. Martin’s Original Manuscript Squashes A Major Fan Theory Into Nothingness

When it comes to <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> and <i>Game of Thrones</i>, book and television fans alike are rife with all kinds of theories. They definitely make for some entertaining possibilities — and even more entertaining arguments — but leave it to George R.R. Martin himself to squash one of the most …

George R.R. Martin

1 Of 9 Lamborghini Veneno Roadsters Delivered In Hong Kong: Video

This over-the-top homage to the child inside many kinds of gearhead is the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster, and it’s one of just nine examples that will …