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2014-15 NBA Power Rankings: How All 30 Teams Shake Out After Christmas

The gifts have been unwrapped, the stockings unstuffed, the eggnog snogged and the relatives eschewed. Christmas is over, which for much of the sports-consuming public, means the NBA season has only begun.<p>Those of us who've been paying close attention know this isn't true. The 2014-15 campaign …

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Another Screen Shot Of The Upcoming Windows Start Menu Leaks

Another week, another leak. Today we have a new, purported screenshot of the upcoming return of the Start Menu to Windows.<p>I won’t bore you; here it is:<p>For reference, here’s the other screenshot that leaked eight days ago — keep in mind the design similarity and implied customizability of the …

50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World

16 Secrets For Shopping At Target That Will Blow Your Mind

Just in case you needed another reason to shop at Target.

LeBron James Passes Larry Bird for 8th in Career Playoff Scoring

With two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter of the Miami Heat's 99-88 Game 1 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday, LeBron James swished the second of two free throws to move into eighth place on the NBA's all-time postseason scoring list.<p>In doing so, he jumped past legendary Boston Celtics …

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Mindy Kaling kisses and tells on 'Today,' talks image in Vogue

Mindy Kalinghas seen a lot of action on"The Mindy Project,"given her character's very busy love life.<p>The star, writer and producer of the Fox comedy, which was renewed for a third season this month, has smooched countless guest stars as Dr. Mindy Lahiri, a boy-crazy clotheshorse (think: a much more …

32 Surreal Places On Earth That Belong In A Dream. I’ve Never Wanted To Travel So Badly…

Share the post "32 Surreal Places On Earth That Belong In A Dream. I’ve Never Wanted To Travel So Badly…"<p>Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia<p>During the rainy …

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University is digging into Mississippi's past with a long forgotten graveyard

Amid a grove of trees, buried beneath the grass and dirt, Mississippi's past is colliding with its future.<p>Surveyors last month discovered dozens of neat, tight rows of coffins just feet below the ground at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.<p>Sure, there were stories that there …

The 12 Best Games For The PlayStation 4

You’re heading to the store to get a PS4 right now, and need to know which games to get. (Keep your eyes on the road, please!) Or maybe you’re home, …

33 Gooey, Cheesy Super Bowl Party Recipes

From monkey bread to queso, here are 33 addictively cheesy things to serve this Sunday.<p>On no other day do we so recklessly consume thousands of calories in food and beer as we do on Super Bowl Sunday. And while there are plenty of delicious veggie options, not to mention wings a-plenty, let's be …

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A Fascinating Story of Exploding Toads and Clever Crows

In April 2005, a small pond in Hamburg, Germany became the center of a great mystery, rather repulsive in nature. A documentary film made on the …

Phoenix Suns Reportedly Considering Pau Gasol Trade with LA Lakers

If there was ever a team that could finally pry Pau Gasol away from the Los Angeles Lakers, it's the Phoenix Suns.<p>According to ESPN's Marc Stein, that's exactly what they're considering:<p>Gasol has routinely been linked to trade rumors since the 2011 lockout. Most recently, ESPN's Brian Windhorst …

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Teddy Pendergrass dies at 59; quintessential R&B boudoir crooner

Teddy Pendergrass, the soul singer who combined hyper-romantic love songs with a virile, sexy stage presence to become the quintessential R&B boudoir crooner before a 1982 car accident left him paralyzed, died Wednesday in his native Philadelphia. He was 59.<p>Pendergrass, best known for the sandpaper …

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Philip Seymour Hoffman - obituary

Philip Seymour Hoffman was an Academy Award winner considered by many to be the greatest character actor of his age<p><b>Philip Seymour Hoffman</b>, who has died aged 46, was an actor of immense range, whose bulky physique belied a cinematic presence infused with subtlety and grace.<p>In a little over two …

Heroin epidemic plagues N.Y. suburbs

Officials in the Lower Hudson Valley say three deaths this week are suspected to have been caused by overdoses.<p>WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A heroin epidemic claiming the lives of young adults locally and across the nation is continuing despite a crackdown on suppliers and increased efforts to warn users …

Prosecutors say ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez talked in code about case

Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez used "coded messages" to communicate about his murder case in jailhouse phone calls, Massachusetts prosecutors said in a request for access to recordings of his calls.<p>In the calls, Hernandez discussed the murder of Odin Lloyd, including his "belief about …

Concern grows over possibility of a massive power surge

FREDERICK, Md. — Roscoe Bartlett was rattling off the prices of giant bags of rice, wheat and corn, sold cheaply at Sam's Club. The former congressman from rural, western Maryland expressed bewilderment that every American doesn't stockpile such things, considering what he is sure is …

Missouri Executed This Man While His Appeal Was Pending in Court

Herbert Smulls was pronounced dead four minutes before the justices in Washington denied his final stay. Did Missouri officials breach their ethical duties by permitting this to happen?<p>It is 2014, not 1964 or 1914, and yet on Wednesday night a black man in Missouri, a black man convicted by an …

Deadly volcanic eruptions in Indonesia

An Indonesian volcano that has been rumbling for months unleased a major eruption on Saturday, killing at least 14 people, officials have said.<p>Among the dead on Mount Sinabung were a local television journalist and four high-school students and their teacher who were visiting the mountain to see …

Mexico arrests Jalisco New Generation drug lord El Menchito

<b>Mexican security forces say they have arrested one of the leaders of the Jalisco New Generation drug cartel.</b><p>Ruben Oseguera Gonzalez, known as El Menchito, is believed to be the second-in-command in the criminal organisation led by his father.<p>He was arrested in a major operation that involved dozens …

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dead of suspected drug overdose

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of the leading actors of his generation, who won an Academy Award for his title role in the film “Capote,” was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday in what a New York police source described as an apparent drug overdose.<p>Hoffman, 46, was …

Report: The Cavs are a flaming mess

Luol Deng is reportedly disgusted with unprofessionalism, Dion Waiters reportedly kicked out practice.<p>The <i>New York Daily News</i> reports of more strife …

Kaepernick: Sherman 'ridiculous'

Richard Sherman's behavior after the NFC Championship Game didn't sit well with Colin Kaepernick.<p>The normally even-keeled quarterback, speaking with …

19 Adorable Mutts That Are Too Cute to Handle

How do you make a teddy bear that walks around and cuddles you back? By breeding a chow chow with a husky.<p>How about a dog that looks like a miniature …

Michael Schumacher's doctors starting to bring him out of coma

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Michael Schumacher's doctors have started trying to wake up the former Formula One Champion from the medically induced coma he's been in since a skiing accident last month, his manager said Thursday.<p>The 45-year-old Schumacher suffered serious head injuries when he fell and …