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5 takeaways from the third GOP debate

Bush is a bust, Rubio a winner, and Trump a bit player.<p>What a mess. CNBC — a financial network accustomed to grilling CFOs on their price-to-earnings ratios — is not especially practiced at staging presidential debates in front of a national audience, and it really showed at a shaggy and …

Government

‘Ink Master’ winner Scott Marshall dead at 41

Spike TV’s “Ink Master” season four winner Scott Marshall died this weekend in Chicago. He was 41.<p>His wife, Johanna, told TMZ, which first reported the news, that police officers informed her Sunday that Scott died in his sleep, and that preliminary autopsy results show that the cause of death was …

New York City

EMT says he was suspended without pay for trying to save choking girl

A heroic New York EMT who tried in vain last week to save a 7-year-old school girl choking on her lunch said he was suspended because it is against company policy to make a stop without being called.<p>Qwasi Reid, who works for Assist Ambulance, was transporting a nursing home patient last Wednesday …

Crime

NYPD union calls for boycott of Quentin Tarantino films after director's anti-cop protest

The head of the New York Police Department's union has called for a boycott of Quentin Tarantino's films after the director took part in an anti-police protest Saturday, four days after one of New York's Finest was murdered by a suspect he was pursuing.<p>Tarantino, whose oeuvre includes the …

Law Enforcement

2 dead in sword attack at Swedish school, police make 'interesting' find at assailant's home

Police say they’ve made “interesting” finds at the home of a masked man who killed a male student and teacher and injured at least two others in a sword attack at a Swedish school.<p>Police spokesman Thomas Fuxborg said Thursday the 21-year-old unnamed attacker, who carried more than one weapon, …

Extremism

'It works': Yuma's fence, manpower make border nearly impenetrable

When Americans think of a secure border, whether they know it or not, they see Yuma, Ariz., and the 20-foot high steel curtain separating it from Mexico.<p>Beyond the imposing wall is 75 yards of flat, sandy, no man’s land, monitored by cameras and sensors and agents in SUVs. If an illegal immigrant …

Immigration

'Mythbusters' to air final season this winter

Discovery Channel’s longest-running series "Mythbusters" is coming to an end, with its final season to premiere January 9.<p>After 248 episodes, 2950 experiments, 1050 myths, and 900 explosions, hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman will say goodbye to the series this winter, Discovery Channel said in a …

TV

High school quarterback penalized for thanking God

Mexico High School quarterback Dante Turo was raised by his parents to give glory to God – especially on the football field.<p>“When you score touchdowns, when you make big plays, it’s easy to become proud,” Geno, his dad, told me. “It’s easy to take credit for yourself. I didn’t want my son to get …

NFL

Back to the Future Day: What the franchise sneakily got right

Many seismic events have shaken the world in the past 30 years -- the fall of Communism, the rise of the Clintons and Bushes, the invention of the iPhone, the realization that suspenders are a bad look for anyone under the age of 70.<p>One constant, however, has been "Back to the Future." The 1985 …

UberRush Not Yet a FedEx Killer

Uber’s new same-day delivery service puts the company in competition with FedEx and United Parcel Service, but analysts see little direct threat to the parcel giants.<p>By<p>Laura Stevens<p>Laura Stevens<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@laurastevenswsj<p>laurastevens11<p>Google+<p>Laura.Stevens@wsj.com<p>Reports of …

Enterprise Tech

Chipotle’s healthy image under attack

Chipotle Mexican Grill, viewed by millions of loyal customers as a healthier alternative to McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s and other fast-food chains, is suddenly on the defensive, fighting off attacks against its “food with integrity” slogan and the quality of its ingredients.<p>“But the bigger you …

Class Action

CNN/Facebook Democratic debate winners and losers

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The field of Democratic presidential hopefuls faced off in their first debate, hosted by CNN and Facebook, on Tuesday night.<p>For more than two hours, the candidates tried to make their best impressions before a national audience discovering many of them for the first time.<p>Here's …

“Just Googling it” is bad for your brain

Having the world at our fingertips around the clock takes a lot of the pressure off our minds to remember basic facts. But the ability to find answers on search engines like Google is also killing our memories, a recent report (pdf) by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab shows.<p>When asked a question, …

Engines

Oregon shooting: Gunman was student in class where he killed 9

<b>Roseburg, Oregon (CNN) —</b> The man who gunned down nine people at an Oregon community college was enrolled in the class where the fatal shootings occurred, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said Friday.<p>At an earlier news conference, Hanlin identified the nine dead, who range in age from 18 to 67:<p>-- …

Oregon

Virginia teacher put on leave for saying N-word during class

An online petition has gathered more than 1,300 signatures on behalf of a popular Virginia high school teacher who was kicked out of the classroom earlier this month for using a racial slur.<p>The petition claims history teacher Lynne Pierce, who is white, did nothing wrong when she uttered the …

High School

Sadie Robertson: Men in my family give boyfriend a 'hard time'

Sadie Roberton, of "Duck Dynasty," wants everyone to "live original." Robertson, 18, is the new face of Wile Blue Denim's spring ad campaign and told PEOPLE that she applauds the company for their message of "encourag[ing] every girl to feel confident in who they are."<p>The reality star says the …

Denim

Donald Trump Announces Huge Tax Reform Plan

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump announced a comprehensive plan to reform and simplify the nation’s tax code Monday that would lower …

Donald Trump

Green Beret discharged for shoving accused Afghan rapist speaks out

EXCLUSIVE: A Green Beret ordered discharged after he and his team leader body-slammed an alleged Afghan child rapist is speaking out against the Army's effort to punish him, as he fights to stay in the service.<p>"Kicking me out of the Army is morally wrong and the entire country knows it," Sgt. 1st …

Crime

How Scott Walker became an asterisk

From presumed front-runner to quitter, Walker’s fall was fast.<p>Before there was Donald Trump or Ben Carson or Carly Fiorina, there was Scott Walker — a defiant outsider who portrayed himself as the regular-guy champion of the GOP’s burn-the-Beltway base.<p>After a promising start last winter, the …

Government

The most annoying tourists you’ll see on vacation

When you’re on vacation, you could look at the historical sites, drink in the gorgeous nature views and gaze upon the marvelous cityscape.<p>But sometimes, the most fun thing to do on a trip is not watching the places — it’s watching the people. Vacation tends to bring out all different types of …

Taj Mahal

Marines expected to ask to keep some combat jobs closed to women

The Marine Corps is expected to ask to keep several front-line combat jobs closed to women, a senior military official told Fox News -- bucking the trend being followed by the other three military services.<p>The official said the Marine Corps would request a waiver to keep women excluded from …

Military

This Is Why Amazon Is Dominating Walmart Now

A few years ago, Walmart was the undisputed ruler of retail. Its $444 billion in revenue in 2012 was 16 times the revenue of Amazon and equal to 3% …

Investing

Kissinger the Freedom Fighter

Henry Kissinger is often condemned as a heartless practitioner of realpolitik. But early in his career, he was strikingly idealistic.<p>Surely no statesman in modern times, and certainly no American secretary of state, has been as revered and then as reviled as Henry Kissinger.<p>At the height of his …

Henry Kissinger

Why does ice cream give you ‘brain freeze’?

Delicious frozen desserts come with a sting in their tail. But why?<p>One of the most mind-numbing types of headache comes from one of the greatest desserts ever invented. By some estimates, as many as one in three people suffer from “ice cream headaches” or “brain freeze,” as the phenomenon is …

Headaches

'Jeopardy' contestant pulls prank on host Alex Trebek

When a "Jeopardy" contestant couldn't come up with the correct answer, she used the opportunity to pull a prank on host Alex Trebek.<p>Contestant Talia Lavin came up with a unique answer when Trebek asked to name the song "from a 1999 animated film about censorship."<p>Fans of the "Saturday Night Live" …

Alex Trebek

'League' star Steve Rannazzisi admits to lying about escaping World Trade Center on 9/11

Steve Rannazzisi, the comedian who stars as Kevin on FXX’s “The League,” has admitted lying about escaping the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.<p>While appearing on “WTF with Marc Maron” in 2009, Rannazzisi, 37, recounted a tale in which he worked as an account manager at Merrill Lynch’s …

World Trade Center