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Taylor Swift's Mom Diagnosed With Cancer

Taylor Swift revealed that her mother, Andrea Finlay, has been diagnosed with cancer.<p>The pop star posted the news on her Tumblr page Thursday, …

Turn Your Kid Into The Next Gloria Steinem With This Illustrated Feminist Primer

If you fear the influence that Bratz dolls, My Little Pony, and Barbie might have on a child’s mind, a new alphabet book, <i>Rad American Women A-Z,</i> offers a beautifully illustrated corrective. Written by Kate Schatz, with papercut portraits by Miriam Klein Stahl, it’s a feminist primer on some of the …

More Americans trust Fox News than the government to tell them the truth about climate change

<b>Clockwise from top left: Megyn Kelly, Neil Cavuto, Shep Smith, Bob Beckel</b><p>Americans are extremely confused about where reliable information on global warming comes from<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>April 3, 2015 4:00pm (UTC)<p>When it comes to getting accurate, reliable information on global climate change, more …

Mainstream Media

Disney Is Making a Live-Action Version of Mulan

After the enormous box-office success of Disney’s live-action fairy tales <i>Maleficent</i> and <i>Cinderella</i> and all the hype surrounding the upcoming <i>Beauty and the Beast</i> remake, it’s no surprise that the studio would continue developing its animated properties for big-budget remakes. But for those of you …

Barack Obama’s kids do not think he’s cool

<b>(The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)</b><p>POTUS’ kids did not go easy on him when they learned he didn’t know what a “group text” was<p>Colin Gorenstein<p>April 3, 2015 1:31pm (UTC)<p>Catching a breath from all that mom dancing, Michelle Obama sat down with Jimmy Fallon Thursday night to give him some sage …

Barack Obama

From swans to pugs, people loved having their pets in portraits

LONDON —The bond between pets and their owners goes back a very long time.<p>As far back as the 16th century, Britain’s notables were opting to have …

This Hilarious Sick Leave Note From a Doctor is Going Viral on Reddit

If you've ever had to stay home from work with a cold or a stomach upset and then had to scramble for a doctor's note, this Reddit post will strike a …

This mother was told to abort her baby with no eyes, has no regrets

<b>This is little Daisy Smith.</b><p>When her mother Danielle Davis was pregnant she was advised to terminate the child as routine scans showed a cyst on her …

Pixar lifts the lid on short animation Lava

Such is the all-conquering nature of Pixar's feature film output that it's easy to forget the studio first gained acclaim (and Oscar recognition) …

Animation

The 7 Most Gloriously Disgusting Ballpark Snacks of 2015

Who needs hamburger buns when you can use two entire funnel cakes?<p>Sunday is Opening Day for the 2015 Major League Baseball season, which means this is the week the public found out what to expect on the only official roster that really matters: The ballpark menu, of course.<p>The New York Mets, the …

New York Mets

Pregnant woman attacked by gang while giving birth

Essex Police say the 22-year-old victim was about to go to hospital when the masked men burst into her home in Basildon, Essex<p>Police are hunting a gang who attacked a woman with baseball bats and a knife while she was giving birth.<p>The 22-year-old victim, who has not been named, was about to go to …

Madame Tussauds' One Direction exhibit has a 'tissue attendant'

Zayn Malik the human may have left One Direction, but his wax figure lives on as part of the band at London’s Madame Tussauds—and the museum even has …

As Women Get More Power, Rightwing Pundits Get More Sexist

Gov. Rick Perry’s political action committee, RickPAC, grabbed headlines this week by hiring Jamie Johnson as senior director. It’s a surprising …

Priest jailed for abusing boy at children's home

A Catholic priest has been jailed for three years for abusing a boy at a children’s home, in the first case to emerge from allegations of a VIP paedophile ring at a guesthouse in south London.<p>Father Tony McSweeney, 68, was arrested in February 2013 at his parish in St George’s, Norwich, where he …

Everyone Is Swooning Over Cara Delevingne In The First "Paper Towns" Trailer

"The way I figure it, everyone gets a miracle — my miracle was Margo Roth Spiegelman."

Playful Photo Booth Portraits Showcase Adoptable Dogs’ Sweet Personalities

There's no shortage of pets that need a good home, but how do you best show people that their new pal is waiting for them at the shelter? The Humane Society of Utah has an ingenious way of enticing potential owners to adopt homeless dogs. Photographer Guinnevere Shuster captured the pups' colorful …

Photography

We have to save this cute rabbit dog thing before it's too late

Save the ili pika!<p>You see that cute critter? I hope you enjoy that photo. Savor it. That's the first image of an ili pika taken in 20 years. It's estimated only 2,900 Ili pika existed last time the species had its picture taken in the early 1990s. Today, that estimate is around 1,000 living ili …

Cute Animals

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Get Ready to Whistle Along to Hilary Duff's New Single

Hilary Duff recently told TIME that her new single was coming soon, and she’s promptly delivered.<p>The star of TV Land’s upcoming series <i>Younger</i> gave a …

'Miracle baby' who grew outside the womb

A mother whose son grew outside her womb and was delivered in a pioneering British operation has spoken of her joy at giving birth to a "miracle baby".<p>Jayne Jones, 38, saw at a routine ultra-sound scan when she was 27 weeks' pregnant that her baby was growing in her abdomen, on the omentum – the …

Astronauts board space station for 1-year mission

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — Two Russians and an American floated into the International Space Station on Saturday, beginning what is to be a year …

Space Science

College students create line of bracelets to support jailed journalists

University of Maryland journalism students are raising money to launch a line of bracelets emblazoned with the names of journalists imprisoned around the world to raise money for the cause, and awareness of their plight.<p>Under the direction of Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter and …

No murder charge in case of baby cut from Colorado woman's womb

A Colorado woman accused of cutting a 7-month-old fetus out of a stranger's womb after luring her with an online ad for baby clothes will not be charged with murdering the fetus, the Boulder County district attorney's office confirmed to the Los Angeles Times on Thursday.<p>Charges against 34-year-old …

Pancake Beef: Nicki Minaj Shades IHOP on Twitter

They should probably delete that truffle butter joke from this weekend's scheduled tweets.<p>First the Iggy Azalea vs. Papa John's beef, now this?<p>The …

Social Media

Police: 5 teens charged with planning murder

<b>(CNN) —</b> The teenagers would get together before school and at lunch to talk about a group project: the murder of a classmate, said police in Tucson, Arizona.<p>But the plot fell apart when another teenager informed on them, police said.<p>The five students at Flowing Wells High were charged with …

Crime

Bodies of five babies found in house in France

Father of two alerted police after discovering a corpse in a thermal bag in worst case of infanticide in France for five years<p>The bodies of five babies, four in a freezer, have been discovered in a house in southwest <b>France</b>, in what appears to be the country’s worst case of infanticide in recent …

Enjoy eating a Burger King Whopper? Now you can smell like one too

Burger King has announced a burger-scented perfume but is it just an elaborate April Fool's prank?<p>If the greasy, meaty aroma of a Burger King restaurant leaves you salivating whenever you pass one, you might be interested in their latest burger-scented fragrance.<p>Burger King Japan (where else?) will …

Every Female Character In Every Disney/Pixar Animated Movie From The Past Decade Basically Has The Same Face

Remember when the lead animator of “Frozen” complained about how difficult it is to animate female characters? “They have to go through these range …

Lottery winner in California taken to court by store owner, who wants half of the prize | Fox News

Her dream trip to Hawaii is going to have to wait.<p>Eva Reyes, 53, won $1 million after getting lucky with an Emerald 10 scratch-card back in January, but the Milpitas, California, store owner who sold her the ticket is suing her for half the after-tax prize – he claims he loaned her the money for …