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As The Gaza Strip Calms Down, The West Bank Heats Up

From the hilly Israeli settlement of Gva'ot, on a peak in the occupied West Bank, you can see nearby hills that are part of a 1,000-acre parcel of land that Israel this week claimed as state land, an announcement that in the wake of the Gaza cease-fire is reigniting political sparks.<p>Palestinians …

EA has learned to laugh at its mistakes — at least, the little ones

Sports games often produce some pretty hilarious glitches, perhaps none more so than the "Tiny Titan" bug in <i>Madden NFL 15</i> that was discovered earlier this week. Now, the game's developers at EA Tiburon are taking it in stride, poking fun at their innocuous mistake with a Madden Ultimate Team …

President of ESPN — the station that popularized TV poker — says e-sports aren’t sports

In 2003, cable-sports network ESPN turned playing cards into a television phenomenon with its comprehensive coverage of the World Series of Poker. In 2014, the president of ESPN voiced his hesitation about e-sports because he doesn’t think they are sports.<p>John Skipper, the big boss over at ESPN, …

Riot Games is resetting the lore of League of Legends

Developer Riot Games is taking The Order of Shadows and the Field of Justice and throwing them out because it wants to completely reboot the lore for League of Legends.<p>The studio responsible for one of the most popular games in the world says that its established storyline is now holding the game …

Review: Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition | IT News Africa – Africa's Technology News Leader

September 5, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming •<p>Gameplay: 95%<p>Graphics: 95%<p>Sound: 90%<p>Storyline: 75%<p>Greatness comes to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox …

Town Agreed to Be Painted Bud Light Blue for $500K

<b>Bud Light's</b> parent company Anheuser-Busch is taking over <b>Crested Butte</b>, Colo. as part of an advertising campaign and residents are annoyed. According to Fox News, Bud Light plans to turn Crested Butte into the fictional "Whatever" town as part of a major national ad campaign. The beer company plans …

Bayonetta 2 is getting the deluxe treatment in Europe

Nintendo of Europe is giving Bayonetta fans something special for the release of the Wii U sequel: the "first print edition" of <i>Bayonetta 2</i> modeled after the game's book of angels, the Hierarchy of Laguna.<p>The limited edition release includes both <i>Bayonetta</i> and <i>Bayonetta 2</i>, like its regular retail …

Report: Social E-Commerce Site Fancy Is Trying To Sell Itself For $1 Billion

The company was reportedly trying to raise at a valuation of $1.2 billion in June, but apparently struggled to drum up enough interest at the high valuation. Bloomberg reports that the status of the talks with eBay is unclear.<p>The company last raised money in September 2013: $7 million from …

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Wisconsin Voters Divided On Whether Job Growth Is Enough

In the hotly contested Wisconsin governor's race, incumbent Republican Scott Walker is touting an economic turnaround. But his Democratic challenger, Mary Burke, argues that the state's recovery is falling flat.<p>Both candidates are acutely aware that attitudes about the economy could sway votes in …

Labor Unions Blamed For Derailing Campaign Transparency Efforts

A California bill that supporters say could have shifted campaign finance into a new era of transparency was instead involuntarily withdrawn last week -- and the activists behind the bill are blaming the labor unions that united against it.<p>Authored by Democratic state Sens. Mark Leno and Jerry Hill …

@edward_enninful gave a heartfelt speech about his friend @iamnaomicampbell at #fashionmediaswards, including his favorite quote of hers from #thelook: "When I'm mentoring you, you'd better take notes."

'Horrible Bosses 2 'Trailer Previews The Worst Movie Kidnapping

Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis and Jason Bateman are back for more crimes gone wrong in "Horrible Bosses 2." In the second trailer, the guys are out for revenge (and a reward) as they switch from killing to kidnapping. Trying to start a business, the three friends wind up scammed by an investor …

IRS Loses Five More Employees’ Emails

'Simpsons' and 'Family Guy' creators draw each other

Unless you’ve been living under a Jebediah Springfield statue, you probably know that the season premiere of <i>Family Guy</i> will transport viewers out of …

The fifth season of “Boardwalk Empire” is the end of an era for HBO

The drama seems paint-by-numbers, a last-ditch attempt to reverse-engineer prestige<p>The final season of "Boardwalk Empire," which debuts Sunday night, represents the end of an era for HBO.<p>The pay-cable network spent years in the creative wilderness, perfectly characterized in 2007 by the fact that …

Best of Late Night TV: Sarah Silverman, Jimmy Kimmel, More Pay Tribute to Joan Rivers

<i>Television lost one of its greatest comedians when Joan Rivers passed away yesterday, and the hosts of late night TV paid tribute to her in the only way they could: by sharing memories, singing Joan's praise, and indulging in some good old fashioned comedy. If you missed out on the post-prime time</i> …

Julie Chen on 'Big Brother' boos: 'No one likes to see a woman making a fool of her husband'

<i>Each week after every eviction, host Julie Chen will answer a few of</i> EW<i>’s burning questions about the latest episode of</i> Big Brother<i>.</i><p><b>ENTERTAINMENT</b> …

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

Good morning! Friday arrived pretty quickly, eh? Let's look at the news.<p><b>Big profile at Fortune of billionaire investor Peter Thiel:</b> "Thiel contends that the amazing advances we have seen in computer science and communications have masked ominously disappointing progress in energy, transportation, …

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Hot mutual fund promised amazing returns based on 'fake history'

So here’s a business strategy you could follow if you wanted to make a lot of money in the mutual fund business: Get a computer, load it with the …

HP Believes This Email Shows Autonomy 'Covered Up' Lack Of Revenue In $11 Billion Deal

HP has produced an email in court that it believes shows executives at Autonomy, a British software company, knew they were representing their revenues fraudulently when HP acquired their business for $11 billion.<p>The email, which comes from federal court documents filed by HP, was sent to Autonomy …

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Thought-Provoking Photos Reveal the Complexities of Life As a Chinese Muslim Woman

For <i>Musilin: Call Her Fatimah</i>, photographer Giulia Marchi traces the experience of modern Chinese Muslim women through 22-year-old Ding Lan, one of …

Gypsy Interiors: A Colorful Look Inside the Homes of Wealthy Roma

The houses of wealthy Roma in Eastern Europe have a distinct architecture. They are memorable because they look extravagant and massive from the …

Review: Removable roof on Porsche 911 Targa 4S offers California-cool factor

Porsche's all-new 911 Targa 4S makes you wonder whether its engineers ever get any time off.<p>You'd think these pocket-protected Poindexters would have been busy enough with the 918 Spyder, one of the fastest and most complicated hybrid supercars in the world.<p>Same for the Macan, easily the …