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5 Proven Ways to Boost Your Retirement Income

Why struggle through retirement financially, when a little planning now might make your future years much more comfortable? Here are five effective …

The Latest: Adam Jones gets lengthy applause in Fenway

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones being taunted with racial slurs at Fenway Park (all times local):<p>7:15 p.m.<p>Orioles center fielder Adam Jones got an extended applause from Fenway Park fans as he took his first at-bat on Tuesday night, one day after hearing …

Where’s the party? New Year’s Eve celebrations around the world

From Sydney’s fireworks extravaganza to London’s all-nighter and Rio’s beach party ... Guardian writers on the big bashes and local traditions of New Year’s Eve in cities across the globe<p>New York<p>The best known New Year’s Eve attraction in New York City is at Times Square: it’s the “ball drop”. A …

New cruise ships for 2016

Seven new ships with almost 20,000 more berths and everything from snow rooms, water slides and skydiving simulators to cycling at sea will be available to cruisers in 2016.<p>Viking Sea<p>Viking Cruises’ (vikingcruises.co.uk) first ocean-going ship, Viking Star, won universal acclaim when it launched in …

Cruise Ships

Why tech-savvy Indians are mad at Mark Zuckerberg

Free access to the Internet might sound like a nice holiday gift — especially in developing countries, where billions of people still can’t get on the web.<p>But in India, when Facebook tried to give away limited Internet access through its “Free Basics” app, activists said they didn’t want it. In …

Disney's New Robot Can Climb Walls

Disney Research is developing a new generation of robots as a potential successor to the miniature smartphone-controlled Sphero BB-8 that you can buy …

L.A. accusations against Bill Cosby could figure in Pennsylvania prosecution

One woman was a former Playboy playmate who says she met<p>Bill Cosbyin the Hollywood Hills. Another was a secretary at a Beverly Hills talent agency who says the actor invited her over to his home in the fancy part of town. A third, an aspiring comedy writer, says she was awestruck to see the inside …

Justice

New Year’s Eve Around the World: Pictures

Scotland

The Red Sox Just Added Giancarlo Stanton’s Bat Without Paying for Giancarlo Stanton

The offseason’s longest staring contest finally concluded on Monday with the winter’s most predictable signing coming to fruition. Boston reportedly …

Baseball

Inside Villanova's epic five-year run

VILLANOVA, Pa. -- Jay Wright was surprisingly upbeat on the Thursday morning after Villanova's upset loss to St. John's on Feb. 7.<p>There was a nice …

College Sports

LeBron James to take floor for NBA All-Star Game as the most powerful voice in his profession

His willingness to tackle racial inequality, police shootings and even the president has emboldened other players<p>LOS ANGELES — Nearly two years ago …

Basketball

Danica Patrick wreck in Daytona 500 ends NASCAR racing career prematurely

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Danica Patrick's NASCAR career ended with a crash and a 35th-place finish Sunday in the Daytona 500.<p>Patrick was collected in a …

Motorsport

Austin Dillon wins Daytona 500 in the No. 3 two decades after Dale Earnhardt

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The No. 3 is No. 1 again at Daytona, on a day, in a race and at a place forever linked with the great Dale Earnhardt.<p>Austin …

Motorsport

LeBron James won’t shut up and dribble: ‘I’ve defeated the odds, and I want every kid to know that’

LOS ANGELES — When LeBron James was first made aware of Laura Ingraham’s comments on Fox News earlier this week — including telling James and fellow NBA star Kevin Durant to “shut up and dribble” — he laughed. But that was before he saw the video, and before the meaning behind those comments sank …

Laura Ingraham

Villanova's message in Xavier win? Bet on us in March

CINCINNATI -- The flash of the first half had disappeared.<p>And that's when No. 3 Villanova sent a group text to the field with a resilient second half …

College Basketball

30 Times Rihanna Reminded Us She’s an Icon

On February 20, our modern flask-toting, beauty mogul deity Rihanna turns 30. How time flies! It feels like only yesterday she transformed our …

Rihanna

12 Times Zoë Kravitz was the coolest girl on the red carpet

Daughter to Lenny Kravitz, singer, star of hit series <i>Big Little Lies</i> and our March cover star, we’re kind of obsessed with the babe that is Zoe …

Oscar de la Renta

Meet 'Franchise,' A Basketball Magazine For Aesthetes

The indie publication at the intersection of hoops culture and high design.<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>0<p>The indie publication at the …

Basketball

How The Crazy Lady Gaga, Madonna Feud Started

Lady Gaga and Madonna are two celebrities who have some striking similarities, and are both among the world’s most celebrated pop icons. However, …

Lady Gaga

Elle Fanning: "It's A Great Time To Be A Woman"

ELLE FANNING has grown up on the red carpet - quite literally. Wearing a peach Peter Pan collared dress with yellow trim and with big sister Dakota's …

Fashion

Lupita Nyong'o's Red Carpet Style Proves 1 Thing: She's the Queen of Color!

If there's a star who is unafraid of color, prints, or nontraditional silhouettes, it's Lupita Nyong'o. The gorgeous and talented Mexican-Kenyan actress has worn some of the most interesting and beautiful gowns of recent years on the red carpets for award shows like the Oscars and Golden Globes and …

Women's Fashion

Celine Dion shares heartbreaking details about husband Rene Angelil's death in new interview

It's been two years since Celine Dion's manager husband, Rene Angelil, died following a lengthy cancer battle. But the pain of his passing will never …

Celine Dion

At Sandra Bland's funeral, a mother's call to action

Sandra Bland's mother was the last to speak at her daughter's funeral.<p>Geneva Reed-Veal’s voice didn't break as she addressed the hundreds before her; she didn't shed any tears. She spoke clearly and decisively, determined to raise a call to action with each word.<p>“I'm the mama, and I'm telling you …