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Miami, the great world city, is drowning while the powers that be look away

A drive through the sticky Florida heat into Alton Road in Miami Beach can be an unexpectedly awkward business. Most of the boulevard, which runs north through the heart of the resort's most opulent palm-fringed real estate, has been reduced to a single lane that is hemmed in by bollards, …

Nymphomaniac – first look review

Hang on to your seat back, your Bible, or the hand of a friend. Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac bludgeons the body and tenderises the soul. It is perplexing, preposterous and utterly fascinating; a false bill of goods in that it's a film about sex that is deliberately unsexy and a long, garrulous …

North Korea 'preparing to carry out new nuclear test'

South Korea warns North Korea may be preparing for new nuclear test, as Pyongyang celebrates two years of Kim Jong-un in power<p><b>North Koreans</b> pledged their allegiance to Kim Jong-un on Tuesday, the second anniversary of the death of his father, as South Korea warned Pyongyang could be preparing to …

The Web Cookie Is Dying. Here's The Creepier Technology That Comes Next

It may raise hackles to think that U.S. intelligence officials might be monitoring your telephone and Internet communications, but for most of us it’s only the marketers who are really interested in our everyday online activities. And with many billions of dollars at stake, companies are …

Teen Drunk Driver With 'Affluenza' Is Being Sued For Millions By His Victims

Many of those family members were outraged when 16-year-old Ethan Couch got probation after a psychologist testified he had "affluenza" — meaning he thought he was immune from punishment because he was rich.<p>Couch's family may still be on the hook for millions in related civil litigation, though. …

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Microsoft’s Windows 8 Is The Perfect OS That Nobody Wants

Windows 8 looks perfect. But new updates may revert its design to appease consumers. What is going on?<p>With Windows 8, Microsoft did the unthinkable: The company designed a groundbreaking interface of boxes called Metro that could scale from laptops, to tablets, to phones, to Xboxes–meaning any …

Microsoft loses top engineer to Google

Blaise Agüera y Arcas, a former distinguished engineer at Microsoft, is joining Google. Agüera y Arcas originally joined Microsoft in 2006 after the software giant acquired his Seadragon startup. He was a key software architect who helped develop and build Microsoft’s Bing Maps service and its …

Family Guy Creator Seth MacFarlane Brings Brian the Dog Back to Life

Just in time for the holidays! <b>Seth MacFarlane</b> gifted <i>Family Guy</i> fans a Christmas miracle during the show's holiday special, which aired Sunday, Dec. …

Seth MacFarlane

North West Might Be Hollywood's Cutest Baby

Forgive us for fawning over Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's daughter, North, but she just might be the cutest baby in Hollywood.<p>Kardashian shared another photo of her little girl on Monday (Dec. 16), and it's becoming increasingly clear that the six-month-old has her mother's eyes and her father's …

North Korea 'summons business people from China'

<b>North Korean business people are being recalled from China following the execution of top official, Chang Song-thaek, says a South Korean report.</b><p>Leader Kim Jong-un may be purging associates of Mr Chang, who was in charge of economic ties with China.<p>Mr Kim has been pictured by state media for the …

North Korea

Colorado shooting victim is great student, avid horse lover

The 17-year-old senior in a coma after being shot point-blank at a Colorado high school was described by her family as a “woman of principle” and by a fellow student as “amazing and so sweet.”<p>Claire Esther Davis is a senior at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo.<p>She was wounded Friday when …

Government Watchdog: We Have a Growing Federal Prison 'Crisis'

The Justice Department's Inspector General is out with his year-end review of federal law enforcement efforts. Its language is diplomatic but the message is clear: The feds need to do better, much better, on many fronts.<p>The Justice Department's Office of the Inspector General published Friday its …

A Police Chief Wrote A Letter To Kanye West Asking Him To ‘Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself’

A few days ago, Kanye West told a radio host that “I’m just giving of my body on the stage and putting my life at risk…I think about my family and I’m like, wow, this is like being a police officer or something, in war or something.” Or something.<p>This didn’t sit well with Brimfield, Ohio, police …

Drake Sued for Backing Out of Chicago Shows

<i>Photo by Erez Avissar</i><p>Drake has been sued for allegedly backing out of two Chicago concerts after being paid over $200,000 to perform, TMZ reports. The lawsuit was brought by promoters Status Entertainment, and as <i>SPIN</i> reports, they allege that the rapper refused to perform unless he received "more …

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom: 5 Signs Divorce Was Coming

After months of speculation and rumors, Khloe Kardashian filed for divorce from Lamar Odom on Friday. With the NBA player's alleged drug use and …