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Teen, 3-year-old among 5 killed in California head-on crash

RIO VISTA, Calif. (AP) — A 3-year-old child and a teenager were among the five people killed when their small car slammed into an oncoming pickup …

Northern California

You can now try the HTC Vive at a few GameStop and Microsoft stores

It's a glorious time. Both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive have finally shipped to consumers. Virtual reality, more than any other gadget, is something …

Jubilant scenes in court as Myanmar frees scores of jailed students

Judge tells activists arrested more than a year ago over education protest they can go home, after Aung San Suu Kyi’s promise<p>A Burmese court has freed dozens of jailed students after Aung San Suu Kyi pledged to make releasing activists and political prisoners the first priority of her new …

White House Says It Will Cut Ebola Funding To Address Zika

Top officials with the Obama administration said Wednesday that they'll redirect $589 million toward the Zika virus response. Most of that money was to be used to deal with Ebola virus.<p>Almost two months ago, the Obama administration requested $1.9 billion from Congress to respond to the Zika threat.<p>…

Amazon expands same-day Prime delivery in 11 new regions

Amazon has expanded its free same-day delivery service to 11 more metropolitan areas, bringing the total number of US regions served by the Prime feature to 27. Prime customers in Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Nashville, Tucson, among others, will now be able to get free same-day delivery on eligible …

Will The Menéndez Brothers Be Your Next True Crime Obsession? NBC And Dick Wolf Hope So.

With <i>American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson</i> now officially in the books, what tabloid-friendly ’90s murder tale will consume our lives next? Before you exclaim, “THE SLAUGHTER OF CRYSTAL PEPSI!” you might want to see what NBC is teeing up as your potential next obsession.<p>The Peacock …

Manny Pacquiao seeks to end boxing career with a bang, but Timothy Bradley has other ideas

The thought of retirement can be a preoccupation for a boxer who has one fight left. For Manny Pacquiao, there's also the element of pride.<p>Pacquiao, 37, could have opted to end his career after losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr. by decision in May in the richest fight in history.<p>Instead, Pacquiao …

Boxing

5 months later in Flint, high lead levels remain

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's been five months since the state of Michigan relented and switched Flint's drinking water source back to the Great Lakes, after a disastrous trial using the Flint River.<p>Five months, and residents still can't drink what comes out of their taps.<p>And not just out of an abundance of caution.<p>…

Snorkeling

Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Autopsy Results Released

The Fulton County medical examiner’s office reveals the toxic combination that led to the 22-year-old’s death.<p>Eight months after <b>Bobbi Kristina Brown’s</b> death, a Georgia judge has ordered that her autopsy results be unsealed. According to Reuters, the request for the autopsy records was made by an …

YouTube invests in female creators

YouTube announced this morning two programs aimed at funding and highlighting women’s voices across its video network. One sees the company forging a year-long partnership with U.N. to appoint top female creators as the first Change Ambassadors for the organization’s Sustainable Development Action …

Here's How to Help the 106-Year-Old Woman Who Danced With the Obamas

Thousands of people were touched by a video of a 106-year-old woman who visited the White House and danced with the Obamas, and now, they can give …

A rapper's relatable ode to paying off student loans

<b>(CNN) —</b> "I finished paying Sallie Mae back."<p>Those words seem like a pipe dream for millions of Americans buried under student loan debt. But New Orleans rapper Dee-1 turned that dream into a reality by paying off his loans with an advance he received after signing a record deal.<p>"I was like, how …

College & University

Jamie Foxx: black stars – including Will Smith – need to #actbetter to win Oscars

Oscar-winner jokes about boycott and pokes fun at Smith’s cod-Nigerian accent in Concussion at the American black film festival awards<p>Related: Jamie Foxx knocks and Little Mermaids surface – the Dailies podcast<p>Jamie Foxx has reportedly told fellow actors of colour threatening a boycott of the …

Film Festivals

Jay Z Joins, Quits Instagram After Michael Jackson Tribute

While Beyoncé ranks second on Instagram with 44.4 million followers, her husband Jay Z doesn’t even have an account on the photo-sharing network. …

Hurricane Katrina Was a Nightmare for Inmates in New Orleans

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, we revisited the horrific story of the inmates who were stuck in the hellish Orleans Parish Prison.<p>On Saturday, August 27, 2005, two days before Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf coast, Dan Bright was locked inside Orleans Parish Prison (OPP) on what he calls …

New Orleans remembers Katrina 10 years later

NEW ORLEANS — Brass bands blared and people danced on Saturday in the same streets that — 10 years ago today — were buried by a wall of water that ruined homes, drowned residents and brought this city to the brink of annihilation.<p>In the Lower 9th Ward, local and national leaders mingled with clergy …

Kyle-Jean Baptiste dead: Les Miserables actor dies at 21

Broadway actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste died Friday night after falling from a fire escape at his mother’s house. The theater company where the 21-year-old …

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China rejects 'unfair criticism' in UN North Korea report

<b>China has rejected what it termed "unreasonable criticism" from the UN over its response to alleged crimes against humanity in North Korea.</b><p>A UN report on Monday said that the countries must act on evidence that such crimes were being committed.<p>A panel of experts said that China might be aiding and …

CBO: Wage hike will cause job loss

Raising the minimum wage would cost thousands of jobs while simultaneously lifting wages for millions more, according to a new report that instantly inflamed an election-year battle over income inequality.<p>Giving fodder to both Democrats and Republicans, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday …

Remembering Mandela on Flipboard

By Flipboard News Desk | Flipboard News Desk created a magazine on Flipboard. “Remembering Mandela on Flipboard” is available with thousands of other …

Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

Honoring one of the world’s greatest leaders.<p>Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, and the transformational civil rights leader largely responsible for the dismantling of apartheid, died today at the age of 95.<p>Mandela was one of the world’s most celebrated …