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Madonna's brother: My sister is 'horrific'

They’ve just reconciled after a bitter feud kept them apart for a decade since he wrote an explosive bestseller about her, but now Madonna’s brother is doing it again.<p>In a fiery new interview, Christopher Ciccone has accused the pop queen of blacklisting him in Hollywood — and says he could have …

Complaints of drinking, abusive behavior dogged USC medical school dean for years

USCfaced a choice five years ago: Keep Dr. Carmen Puliafito at the helm of the Keck School of Medicine or replace him.<p>As dean, Puliafito had brought in star researchers, raised hundreds of millions of dollars and boosted the school's national ranking — all critical steps in USC's plan to become an …

The easy way to remove water stains from wood furniture

No need to go to the hardware store -- you have everything you need to remove water marks.<p>Nothing ruins the luster of wood furniture quite like a watermark.<p>Watermarks -- or water stains -- are often caused by cold glasses, spills, or hot dishes places directly on the wood. Luckily, though, they …

Woodworking

Charlie Gard Case: American Doctor Arrives Examine Terminally Ill Baby

LONDON — The U.S. doctor who told a British court that experimental treatment could help terminally ill baby Charlie Gard has arrived in London to examine the boy.<p>Michio Hirano, a professor of neurology at Columbia University in New York City, arrived at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Monday, …

Medicine

The Juice to be let loose? O.J. Simpson faces parole hearing this week in Nevada

O.J. Simpson is optimistic about his chances of getting paroled Thursday in Nevada, according to one of Simpson’s closest friends.<p>“He says, ‘Tell them we’ll be playing golf again soon,’ " Tom Scotto said Sunday in a phone interview with USA TODAY Sports.<p>If paroled, Simpson, 70, is eligible for …

Crime

After Grisly Killings in Pennsylvania, a Quick Deal to Spare Execution

The police had been investigating the disappearance of four men in Pennsylvania for only a week when prosecutors sprang a deal on their chief suspect: Confess to murder and help the investigation, and avoid the death penalty.<p>Cosmo DiNardo, 20, a college dropout and scion of an affluent family in …

Crime

Seth Meyers ridicules Trumpcare on Late Night

Over the last few months, Seth Meyers has used his <i>Late Night</i> platform to shine a light on issues with the Trump administration, whether it be on the …

Early testimony allowed from 2 witnesses in fugitive case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — He's charged with murder and is looking frail in a wheelchair, but multimillionaire Robert Durst found himself laughing in a Los …

Crime

New peanut allergy prevention guidelines start in infancy

<b>(CNN) —</b> Peanut allergy affects about 2% of the children in the United States, and those numbers appear to be growing.<p>A serious peanut allergy can lead to anaphylaxis and, rarely, even death, which means some parents avoided introducing peanuts to their children.<p>But on Thursday, an expert panel …

Biomedicine

Witness says father not sincere in hot car death case

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A witness testified Wednesday that a Georgia man showed grief after his toddler son died inside a hot SUV, but she didn't think …

Crime

Tale of 'Kidnapped' Montana Woman Calling From Car Trunk Appears to Unravel

Authorities are seriously questioning the incredible story of the Montana woman who was found dead in Washington after having told her husband and police that she'd been kidnapped and was calling them from the trunk of her own car.<p>The body of Rita M. Maze, 47, of Great Falls, Mont., was found …

Crime

Jacob Wetterling's Remains Found 27 Years After Disappearance

Twenty-seven years after his disappearance led to the creation of "Jacob's Law" child protection statutes across the country, the remains of 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling have finally been found, Minnesota authorities said Saturday.<p>Details of where and when Jacob's remains were found weren't …

Crime

Kolkata remembers Mother Teresa on the eve of sainthood

As Pope Francis prepares to declare Mother Teresa a saint just two decades after her death, people touched by her life in the eastern Indian city where she lived and worked for close to 50 years are filled with pride.<p>Born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Skopje, Macedonia, Mother Teresa joined the Loreto …

Mother Teresa

Police probing JonBenet Ramsey murder won’t give up on solving case | Reuters

DENVER (Reuters) - Police investigating the slaying of Colorado child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey declined on Thursday to address the media hype surrounding the 20th anniversary of one of the most sensational unsolved murders in the annals of American crime.<p>Patsy Ramsey looks down as her husband …

Ramsey

Beach Boys' Dennis Wilson Claimed to Have Witnessed Unreported Charles Manson Murder

Bandmate Mike Love writes in his new memoir that Wilson told him in 1969, “I just saw Charlie take his M16 and blow this black cat [guy] in half and …

Watch the Chilling First Teaser for A&E;'s JonBenét Ramsey Documentary

"There's no question that the Boulder Police Department believed we were the killers."<p>The world might just be one step closer to finding out what happened to JonBenét Ramsey — and her family one step closer to finally finding peace.<p>With the 20th anniversary of the child beauty queen's death coming …

'Troubled individual:' Mother Teresa no saint to her critics

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Pope Francis canonizes the late Mother Teresa at the Vatican on September 4th, she will officially be recognized as a saint of the Roman Catholic Church.<p>For her followers, the title is a mere formality. They believe the world renowned humanitarian displayed saintly qualities throughout …

Nobel Prize

City, county leaders hold special meeting after girl's death

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The killings of two young Albuquerque girls spurred lawmakers, law enforcement and local officials on Tuesday to hold a …

Crime

Rod Blagojevich Gets No Break In Sentence

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's bid for a reduction in his 14-year sentence for corruption was rejected today by a federal judge in Chicago. U.S. District Judge James Zagel upheld the sentence despite pleas for leniency from the disgraced ex-governor, his wife and two daughters.<p>Judge Zagel, …

Crime

First doctor convicted of FGM death in Egypt only spent three months in jail

The first doctor in Egypt to be convicted of carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM) served just three months of his sentence, despite the case being seen as a landmark in curbing the practice by campaigners and the UN.<p>Sohair al-Bata’a, 13, died at the hands of Raslan Fadl in 2013, although …

Female Genital Mutilation

Lamar Odom Is Sadly Spiraling Out Of Control Again After Yet Another Failed Intervention

Lamar Odom‘s long, painful descent into personal and professional oblivion continues. Earlier this year, it appeared as if things were turning around for the former Laker and two-time NBA champ. He was finally released from the hospital in January after a long recovery from a life-threatening …

News anchor dies in plunge over falls in Gorges State Park

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. — A Georgia morning news anchor plunged approximately 160 feet to her death Thursday after being swept over the top of Rainbow Falls just a day before her 25th birthday, according to authorities.<p>Transylvania County Sheriff David Mahoney confirmed Saturday that Taylor …

Hiking

Mother Of Victim Linked To Long Island Serial Killer Case Found Dead

Shannan Gilbert's mother, Mari Gilbert, was found dead in her New York home Saturday. Another daughter is in custody.<p>A New York woman whose escort daughter mysteriously died in 2010, leading to the discovery of a series of serial murders along a Long Island beach, was herself found dead Saturday, …

Crime

Concern Growing Over Suspicious Disappearance of Colorado Woman Charlene Voight

Charlene Voight Charlene Voight Facebook<p>The past few weeks have been a living nightmare for the family of Charlene Voight.<p>“We’re all just heartbroken, that’s the best way to describe this situation,” Marilyn Voight, Charlene’s younger sister, told Dateline. “We just want my sister back and we want …

Crime

Hawaii Woman Charged With Murdering Her Twin by Driving SUV Off a Cliff

A Hawaii woman has been charged with killing her twin sister by driving an SUV off a 200-ft. cliff in Maui last month.<p>Alexandria Duval, 37, was seen …

Begin Again director John Carney criticizes Keira Knightley's acting

Keira Knightley has been nominated for two Oscars, two BAFTAs, and two Screen Actors Guild awards for her performances in films like <i>Pride & Prejudice</i> …

Swimsuit Model Mayka Kukucova Found Guilty of Murdering Jewelry Tycoon Ex-Boyfriend Andrew Bush

Swimsuit model Mayka Kukucova has been found guilty of murdering British jewelry magnate Andrew Bush, her ex-boyfriend, in a Marbella, Spain …

Crime

Mom sentenced to jail for killing disabled adopted daughter

<b>(CNN) —</b> Despite pleas for leniency from family and friends, an Illinois Circuit Court judge sentenced Bonnie Liltz to four years in prison Wednesday for drugging and killing her disabled 28-year-old daughter in a failed murder-suicide attempt nearly a year ago, according to her defense …

Empathy

‘The Daily Show’ Introduces Viewers To The Rest Of The World’s Various Donald Trumps

We’ve been introduced to some of the other versions of Donald Trump around the globe thanks to John Oliver and some unfavorable comparisons since Trump entered the race. It isn’t like Trump helped these men and women spring into existence overnight, he just helps to power the spotlight that lends …

Jon Stewart Gives His Post-Retirement Take On The Media, Trump, Clinton And Congress

Comedian Jon Stewart made a rare public appearance on Tuesday at the University of Chicago, where he was interviewed by David Axelrod, the director of the university’s institute of politics, and a former senior advisor and chief strategist to President Obama. The interview for Axelrod’s podcast, …

Donald Trump