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J.K. Rowling Will Diss Trolls Who Try to Mess with Serena Williams

Score one for strong women everywhere. Yesterday, author and Serena Williams fa, J.K. Rowling delivered the most epic diss to some dumb troll who tried to body shame her girl. Nothing like calling it like you see it.

How billionaire Michael Bloomberg made his fortune

Though his 12-year run as mayor ended in 2013, the billionaire remains as busy as ever, and is spending plenty of money as he goes. After all, he hopes to give away his entire fortune before he dies.<p>From his early days working on Wall Street to his generous philanthropic donations, here's how …

Mexico drug lord Guzman's escape tunnel is a minor engineering masterpiece

The tunnel stretched a mile long, from the jailhouse shower to an empty building in a cornfield, and was deep enough for drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to stand upright as he made his escape.<p>A minor engineering masterpiece, some might say, equipped with ventilation, lighting, oxygen tanks, …

Leaked CIA documents show how to beat airport security like a spy

A Wikileaks gift for both holiday travelers and terrorists<p>WikiLeaks has published a pair of internal CIA documents briefing undercover agents on how to dupe security at airports. The two documents — both classified as "Secret/NOFORN" meaning not to be shared with allied security agencies — give …

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Heat pull away from Nets for 8th straight playoff win

MIAMI -- Strange as it sounds, missing shots worked wonders for the Miami Heat.<p>And after the Brooklyn Nets went nearly 2 minutes -- a basketball …

NFL draft caucus: Who is the most pro-ready prospect in the draft?

USA TODAY Sports asks its panel of experts three questions about the NFL draft's hottest topics.<p><b>1. Will the Texans front office be remembered for who they DID NOT draft with the No. 1 pick instead of the player they select?</b><p>Jim Corbett<b>, USA TODAY Sports:</b><p>The Texans will surely be second guessed if …

Feds Bust Up a Major Mafia Drug Ring in New York and Italy

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Coordinated drug raids in New York and Italy resulted in arrests on both sides of the Atlantic on …

Scandal Finally Casts Fitz and Mellie's Children

Photo: Getty Images<p><i>Scandal</i> has cast Dylan Minnette and Madeline Carroll.<p>The duo have signed on to play US president Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn) and his wife Mellie's (Bellamy Young) children, according to <i>TV Line</i>.<p>Fitz and Mellie's kids will make their first on-screen appearance in episode 15, …

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The 16 Most Interesting Things To Come Out Of Bill Gates' Reddit AMA

Everything from the name of Warren Buffett's plane to what kind of computer he uses. He replied to an "ask me anything" thread for a few hours today.<p>When Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates speaks, people tend to listen — more so these days as he is taking an increasingly …

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Johnny Manziel No. 1; Rams draft a QB

Johnny Manziel has been climbing the draft boards, but Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater could still go in the top 5 -- especially if the Rams decide the Sam Bradford era is over.<p>Let's review what we know about the 2014 NFL Draft.<p>We know that the Houston Texans have the No. 1 overall pick. We …

Newly Excavated 4,600-Year-Old Egyptian Pyramid Threatened by Development

The pyramid is in the news this week after overblown reports about its "discovery."<p>Decades before the great pyramids at Giza took shape, a modest stepped pyramid arose at a site now known as Edfu. Archaeologists from the University of Chicago have been studying the 4,600-year-old stone structure …

Twitter is Opening its Data to the Music Industry

Hot on the heels of a deal with CNN and Dataminr to bring the benefits of its data to journalists, Twitter is focusing on unlocking the potential of its platform for the music industry. The company today announced a partnership with 300 Entertainment, a music industry firm founded by ex-Warner …

Ivee Sleek is a voice assistant that controls your connected home via WiFi

By this point, most of us are accustomed to being able to talk to our laptops and phones to get them to do what we want (some of the time, at least). Now, Ivee Sleek is here to give you the same control over all those WiFi-equipped lightbulbs, thermostats and door locks we've been seeing lately. …

School Shooting Is Another Tragedy For Colorado

A Colorado high school student with an apparent grudge against a teacher wounded a classmate with a shotgun before killing himself, chilling a state that's still trying to make sense of mass shootings at Columbine High School and an Aurora movie theater.<p>Quick-thinking students at Arapahoe High …

It's official: Georges St-Pierre vacating UFC welterweight title

After weeks of speculation and a few days of true uncertainty, UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre today made it official: He’s vacating his …