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Jim Nabors, 'Gomer Pyle' star, dead at 87

Goodbye, Gomer.<p>Jim Nabors, who created one of TV’s beloved comedic characters, Gomer Pyle, died Thursday in Hawaii at the age of 87, his personal assistant, Charisse Gines, confirmed for USA TODAY.<p>The entertainer, who underwent a liver transplant in 1994 after contracting hepatitis B, died …

Trophies

20 Best South Korean Thriller Movies You Should Watch

7. A Dirty Carnival (Yoo Ha, 2006)<p>Byung-doo is a low-level gangster who tries to take care of his few subordinates and his sick mother and smaller …

You Are The Universe

5 Simple and Delicious Gluten-Free Recipes

Ten years ago, if you told a waiter in a restaurant that you didn't eat wheat, you might have encountered raised eyebrows and perplexed silence as a response. But the times, they are-a-changin'. Whether you're gluten intolerant, or just eliminating gluten as a dietary choice - there have never been …

Gluten-Free

Cool off With Cold Ramen: How to Make Hiyashi Chuka at Home

As the weather gets hotter, my desire to light up my oven shrinks by the day. One of my favorite spend-less-time-in-a-hot-kitchen recipes is <i>hiyashi chuka</i>, cold ramen noodles. The idea (and the recipe) is pretty simple: cold ramen noodles are topped with assorted veggies, meat, and other good stuff, …

Boost Your Blend: Unexpected Upgrades for Your Summer Smoothie (SPONSORED)

There’s nothing wrong with strawberries and bananas. In fact, both can be the foundation for amazing smoothies—as long as you don’t stop there. To make the best blended drinks, you have to go beyond the basic formula of fruit plus a liquid. These surprising upgrades can be satisfying while making …

Mother: Son accused in officer killings had drug problem

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Marvin Banks' drug use and drinking had worsened in recent years and he was hearing voices in his head.<p>His mother said she had hoped he would get help. He didn't, and now he is charged with capital murder in the deaths of two police officers in Mississippi. His girlfriend …

SWISH: You’ve Got A Week’s Worth Of New Music To Listen To

Is <b>The Early November</b> a 2000’s emo band? Maybe, but they can still get down. In anticipation of the band’s new record, here’s the latest song, …

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These Two Questions Reveal Whether You're Really In Love With Your Spouse... Apparently

Last week '36 questions that will make you fall in love' went viral.<p>Now, married couples can apparently test whether or not they are still in love by …

Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri

Nigeria's military has repelled a Boko Haram assault on the key city of Maiduguri as violence raged across the country's northeast just two weeks before national elections.<p>Heavily armed gunmen had attacked the southern edge of Maiduguri at roughly 3am local time (02:00 GMT) on Sunday, setting off …

Galaxy Note 4 (left) iPhone 6 Plus (right)

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Mark Ronson on How Fiction Inspired Uptown Special

The songwriter-producer collaborated with author Michael Chabon on his new album.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b> <b>See entries from Steven Pinker, Jonathan Franzen, Amy Tan, Khaled Hosseini, and more.</b><p>On his fourth record, <i>Uptown</i> …

Elon Musk: Tesla can make a few million cars a year by 2025

Electric car company Tesla’s stated long-term goal has been to make 500,000 electric cars a year by 2020, but on Tuesday at the Detroit Auto Show, …

Bridged Living Space / TT Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The two dwellings are connected by a “bridged” living space, providing continuity of the outdoor …

Architecture

The Street Art Community Is Petitioning to Stop Developers From Trademarking "5 Pointz"

In a move that many have found audacious, <b>5 Pointz</b> developers G&M Realty have attempted to trademark the graffiti mecca's name. The street art …

How This Building Covered In Eye-Popping Street Art Explains New Orleans

Can a renegade exhibit bring a happier future to the post-Katrina legacy of blight?<p>Amid the crumbling concrete, smashed sinks, and forgotten baby clothes left by the last residents at the abandoned Woodlands housing complex, DJ’s spin music for the crowd and lines form behind food trucks.<p>It’s a …

New Orleans

Apple eyes way to leave fingerprints in the cloud

Apple has envisioned a technology that would sync your Touch ID data with other mobile devices, as well as point-of-sale systems, via iCloud.<p>Published on Thursday by the US Patent and Trademark Office, a patent filing called "Finger biometric sensor data synchronization via a cloud computing device …

A revolutionarily simple app lets seeing volunteers be eyes for the blind

There are apps for to get wake up calls from strangers, apps for strangers to bring you things, and apps for hugs from strangers. Now a new app from Danish developers Robocat lets strangers volunteer their time in a refreshingly altruistic way.<p>The app—called Be My Eyes—asks people to do exactly as …

49ers promote D-line coach Tomsula to head coach

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jim Tomsula made his modest head coaching start in NFL Europe, then landed as the 49ers' top man nearly a decade later.<p>San Francisco promoted its longtime defensive line coach to head coach Wednesday, going with a familiar face following a national search that took more than …

Google Maps Apps Now Feature Better Restaurant Search

Google just updated its Maps apps for iOS and Android, adding some neat new features to make them more useful when navigating around cities.<p>The Android app now allows you to share directions via the system Share menu. So when you look up a destination, you can tap the menu button to send …

49ers, Raiders underwhelm with head coach picks

For weeks, Bay Area football fans burned up the Internet with wish lists and speculation, exasperation and hope.<p>Both the 49ers and Raiders were looking for a new head coach. And the list of candidates grew long, then short, interesting, then dull, dwindling to a smattering of names before …

Samsung reportedly eyes BlackBerry for a takeover (update: BlackBerry denies it)

BlackBerry's still clawing its way back into mobile relevance, but that's not stopping Samsung from a takeover attempt, according to <i>Reuters</i>. Samsung execs recently met with their BlackBerry counterparts and reportedly offered as much as $7.5 billion for the Canadian firm, sources say. Samsung's …

Google asks Detroit for help to get self-driving cars on the road by 2020

Google has begun talks with major automakers in order to accelerate the goal of bringing self-driving cars to market by 2020. Chris Urmson, the director of Google's self-driving car project, told Reuters that the company has spoken with General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Daimler, and Volkswagen.<p>"For us …

Amar'e Stoudemire on future with Knicks: 'Hard decision for me to make'

New York big man Amar'e Stoudemire isn't sure about his next NBA destination.<p>The $100 million contract that New York Knicks big man Amar'e Stoudemire …