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Freed Taliban hostage says captors raped his wife, authorized child's killing

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Canadian man who was freed along with his family after five years in militant captivity in Afghanistan said his captors authorized the killing of one of his children and raped his wife.<p>"The stupidity and the evil of the Haqqani network's kidnapping of a pilgrim and his heavily pregnant …

Afghanistan

Hugh Hefner, visionary editor who created Playboy magazine, dies at 91

By Matt Schudel<p>Matt Schudel<p>Obituary writer<p>Email Bio Follow<p>As much as anyone, Hugh Hefner turned the world on to sex. As the visionary editor who created Playboy magazine out of sheer will and his own fevered dreams, he introduced nudity and sexuality to the cultural mainstream of America and the …

He's Big, He's Blue, And Now, He's Bingeable: 'The Tick' Returns

Say this much for The Tick: He comes with some <i>serious,</i> baked-innerd-cred. Writer Ben Edlund created him back in 1986 to be the mascot of a Massachusetts comic book store.<p>Since then, his bumbling exploits have been chronicled in comic books, video games, a Saturday morning cartoon, and, back in …

Toronto Film Festival 2017: 30 Movies We Can't Wait to See

‘Bodied’<p>Music-video godhead Joseph Kahn – a gent who’s worked with everybody from the Geto Boys to the Backstreet Boys, Taylor Swift to Eminem (one …

How Your Brain Benefits From the Long Labor Day Weekend

An argument for the permanent three-day weekend.<p>Some Americans will head out of town or host epic end-of-summer barbecues this long Labor Day …

Labor Day

Outlander: Everything You Need to Know Before the Season 3 Premiere

A Refresher Course

‘Outlander’ Cast and EP Share 15 Things to Know about Season 3

If you’ve been following our <b>Outlander</b> coverage over the last few weeks, you’ll know that last fall I was fortunate enough to visit the set of …

The Scariest Things in the Stephen King Universe

<i>On Friday, the nation will once more be haunted by the mind of Stephen King, this time in the form of</i> It<i>, a movie about a killer clown who frequents</i> …

Stephen King

What a Foo Believes: The Sweet Life and Rock & Roll Faith of America's Biggest Band

“This is my first day off in weeks,” Dave Grohl says, barefoot in his kitchen in jeans and a biker T-shirt, big goofy Dave Grohl grin on his face. …

Angelina Jolie, Unbroken

LOS ANGELES — Angelina Jolie was sitting barefoot on the porch of her luscious new home, explaining why she wants to save the world, when duty called. Her youngest son, Knox, 9, poked his little blond head around the screen door.<p>“Shiloh needs you,” the boy said quietly, referring to his middle …

Angelina Jolie

As Television Expands, the Emmys Are Becoming a Battlefield

When the dust settles after this year’s Emmys (airing on Sept. 17 on CBS), what will the story be? After two years of dominating the Best Drama …

More Than 1,300 Museums Are Free This Weekend

Travel<p>By Dustin Nelson Published On 09/18/2017<p>@dlukenelson<p>By Dustin Nelson @dlukenelson Published On 09/18/2017<p>Whether you're trying to finally beat …

From Kaepernick sitting to Trump’s fiery comments: NFL’s anthem protests have spurred discussion

“<p>I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with</b> …

How Science Is Unlocking the Secrets of Addiction

Magazine<p>We’re learning more about the craving that fuels self-defeating habits—and how new discoveries can help us kick the habit.<p>Patrick Perotti scoffed when his mother told him about a doctor who uses electromagnetic waves to treat drug addiction. “I thought he was a swindler,” Perotti …

Dopamine

Why Happy People Cheat

A good marriage is no guarantee against infidelity.<p>“Most descriptions of troubled marriages don’t seem to fit my situation,” Priya insists. “Colin and I have a wonderful relationship. Great kids, no financial stresses, careers we love, great friends. He is a phenom at work, fucking handsome, …

Long-form Journalism

Trump Heeds Pelosi Request to Reassure Young Immigrants on Deportation

WASHINGTON — By the time President Trump woke up on Thursday morning, he was feeling upbeat. And as he watched television news reports about his fiscal agreement with Democrats, he felt like telling someone.<p>He picked up the phone and called the two Democratic congressional leaders, Senator Chuck …

DeVos decries ‘failed system’ on campus sexual assault, vows to replace it

By Susan Svrluga and<p>Susan Svrluga<p>Reporter covering higher education for the Grade Point blog<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Nick Anderson<p>Nick Anderson<p>Reporter covering higher education, national education policy and the global education market<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Education Secretary Betsy DeVos vowed Thursday to …

Orlando Pride vs. Seattle Reign FC

Morgan, Fishlock trade late goals as Pride and Reign draw 1-1<p>The Pride would've clinched a playoff berth with a win<p>BY Jacqueline Purdy September 07, …

NWSL

Genetic mutation may explain the origin of ‘vampires’

The legend of blood-sucking vampires could have been based on real people, experts have revealed.<p>The mythical creatures could have actually been …

7 signs your marriage will last

The old adage says, "Happy wife, happy life." It takes two to tango, so if the wife is happy, the hubs must be doing many things right! How do you know if you're in a good relationship or marriage that will last? Here are seven signs that say you are going to stay on happiness island for a good …

Why understanding how a child's brain works at different ages is so important

It’s back-to-school season. Parents mark their youngsters’ height on the wall and marvel at how much they’ve grown – but what’s going on just below …

Northern Lights in Ohio? Sun Storm May Ramp Up Auroras Wednesday Night

People as far south as Ohio and Indiana may be able to see the northern lights tonight (Sept. 6), thanks to a powerful sun storm.<p>On Monday (Sept. 4), …

Alibaba reportedly set to open its first physical mall in China

Alibaba, a pioneer of Chinese e-commerce, is reportedly embarking on its first brick-and-mortar mall.<p>The five-floor center, to be called "More Mall," …

Could a Videogame Strengthen Your Aging Brain?

A sheen is starting to appear on Rocky Blumhagen’s forehead, just below his gray hair. He’s marching in place in a starkly lit room decked out with …

The Life of Princess Diana, in Moments Big and Small

From the outside looking in, the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, appeared equal parts fabulous and tragic. The world watched her grow from a shy 20-year-old school teacher to the People’s Princess, a self-possessed person who endeared herself to her adoptive subjects through elegant style and …

Princess Diana to be remembered at Aids hospital as friends and fans mark 20th anniversasry of her death

The 20th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales will be marked at an Aids hospital she regularly visited today.<p>Diana's sons the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry have already paid tribute to their mother, visiting the floral tributes and pictures of the Princess left at the gates of …

Tony Blair

Crowds gather outside Kensington Palace as the nation pays tribute to Princess Diana

Timelapse video shows crowds gathering outside the gates of Kensington Palace where floral tributes have been laid throughout the day, 20 years after Princess Diana died.

Princess Diana: A Tribute in Pictures

Surrey

Death of Diana: the week that rocked Britain

Events leading up to and beyond the shocking announcement that the Princess of Wales had died in a car crash in Paris<p>Twenty years ago, the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, stunned the world. From the shocking announcement of the news to her funeral procession lined by a million-strong crowd, this …

Diana's Legacy: A Reshaped Monarchy, a More Emotional U.K.

After the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, 20 years ago, London felt like a city on the verge of a revolution. Suddenly everything was up for grabs, even the monarchy itself. For a few crazy weeks, this most enduring of institutions looked as if it might actually implode under the weight of so …

Royal Family