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Swiss skier Fabian Bosch "rides" the escalator in crazy fashion, is our new favorite Olympic athlete

Until five minutes ago, I'd never heard of Swiss skier Fabian Bosch. In fact, the only skier I've ever heard of is Lindsey Vonn, mainly because she's Tiger Woods' ex, but she's been out of the sport for years. (** Googles Lindsey Vonn **) Wait, she's still skiing?! And she's in these Olympics?! Go …

Skiing

10 Must-Take Adventures for Outdoor Addicts

Nankoweap Trail, Grand Canyon National Park<p>Grand Canyon National Park's most difficult named trail is Nankoweap Trail that begins from the North Rim …

Hiking

Experts: Shackled children face long road to recovery

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — They are safe for now and, according to authorities, they are relieved.<p>But the 13 children, aged 2 to 29, rescued from what was described as nothing less than a torture chamber will have years of therapy ahead, experts say, as they learn to live in a world that, until a …

Jaguars not alone in noticing the Patriots had just one penalty in AFC championship game

By Des Bieler<p>, Reporter<p>The Patriots’ 24-20 win over the Jaguars in the AFC championship game produced some noteworthy numbers, including Tom Brady’s 138 passing yards, two touchdowns and 136.3 passer rating in the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, some couldn’t help but notice other sets of numbers, …

NFL

I had an Apple Store experience from hell — and it's clear there are larger problems with Apple's retail presence

It all started because I was running late.<p>While rushing up the subway steps one evening, phone in hand, I tripped.<p>My iPhone 6S broke my fall — and I broke my iPhone.<p>Miraculously, the phone was fine. The insides still worked, but the screen was hideously cracked. Jagged scars ran upward from the …

Apple Store

Team Trump Bypassed DHS Analysts to Produce Bogus Terror Report

The Trump administration was clear: ‘An analysis conducted by DHS’ concluded that 73% of terrorists were ‘foreign-born.’ Except DHS analysts had …

Why You Should Check Your Passport's Expiration Date Right Now

Before you book those plane tickets to that exciting new destination, there's one thing you need to do right now: Double check the expiration date on …

U.S. Dept. of State

Oprah for president in 2020? Here’s everything you need to know.

It all got brought back up again, at first, because of a joke.<p>Golden Globes host Seth Meyers stood before Oprah Winfrey, who was set to receive the Cecil B. DeMille award Sunday night and was sitting in the very front of the room. As Meyers opened the awards show, he mentioned his 2011 White House …

Golden Globes

Confederate Monuments Are Coming Down Across the United States. Here’s a List.

Many government officials have called to remove dozens of controversial statues, markers and other monuments from public grounds.

Here Are All the Public Figures Who’ve Been Accused of Sexual Misconduct After Harvey Weinstein

Since the New York <i>Times</i> and <i>The New Yorker</i> first published allegations of sexual harassment and rape against Harvey Weinstein by Rose McGowan, Gwyneth …

From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Tell Their Stories

Multiple women share harrowing accounts of sexual assault and harassment by the film executive.<p><i>This story was first published on newyorker.com on October 10, 2017, at 10:47 A.M. The version below appears in the October 23, 2017, issue.</i><p>1.<p>Since the establishment of the first studios, a century ago, …

Sexual Harassment

How 2017 Became The Greatest Year For Superhero Movies Of All Time

With five weeks left until the New Year, 2017 has been quite a mixed bag for films. Some major box office records were set, while some major brands suffered setbacks. In the superhero genre, there was growing concern about whether a year sporting six comic book inspired releases would cause market …

The Top 10 Television Shows of 2017

It didn’t take any extra effort to produce a top 10 list in which every series has at least one strong female lead character, powerfully examined in …

The 48 Frantic Hours Before CEOs Broke With Trump

<i>Follow @bpolitics for all the latest news, and sign up for our daily Balance of Power newsletter.</i><p>Even before President Donald Trump began speaking at …

Donald Trump

Trump’s lack of discipline leaves new chief of staff frustrated and dismayed

BEDMINSTER, N.J. — As the new White House chief of staff, John F. Kelly routes all calls to and from President Trump through the White House switchboard, where he can sign off on them. He stanches the flow of information reaching the president’s desk. And he requires that all staff members — …

Donald Trump

Trump calls removal of Confederate monuments 'so foolish'

<b>Bridgewater, New Jersey (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump on Thursday denounced the removal of monuments to Confederate figures as "sad" and "so foolish," days after white supremacists and neo-Nazis took to Charlottesville, Virginia, to violently protest the planned removal of a statue of the …

Rumor of the Day: Here are your first contenders to play Batgirl

Katherine Langford<p>This 21-year-old Australian has only appeared in a handful of independent films, but she made a tremendous and controversial …

Box Office: 'Despicable Me 3' and 'Baby Driver' Rule, 'The House' Crashes

By Seth Kelley<p>LOS ANGELES, July 2 (Variety.com) -- The tiny, yellow, animated blobs have done it again.<p>Illumination and Universal's "Despicable Me 3" is cruising to an easy box office win during a busy holiday weekend. The latest in the franchise is opening to $72.4 million from 4,529 locations -- …

Senate Approves $1 Trillion Spending Bill To Keep Federal Government Open

<b>Updated 2:10 p.m. ET</b><p>The Senate approved the bipartisan $1.1 trillion spending bill that funnels money to nearly every corner of the federal government and keeps it running through the end of the current fiscal year in September. The House approved the measure on Wednesday, and it now goes to …

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It does the opposite of what they say.<p>The American Health Care Act, passed today by the US House of Representatives, is a law that fundamentally does the <i>reverse</i> of what its proponents are promising.<p>Having run a campaign during which he promised to cover everyone, protect Medicaid from cuts, and …

Health Care

Got Asthma? That'll Cost You $4,000 Extra Under the Republican Plan

Diabetes? That's over $5,000.<p>One of the most popular parts of Obamacare is that it guarantees you can't be denied coverage or charged higher premiums simply for having a preexisting medical condition. The philosophy behind this is that people who are already sick might need medical care, and in the …

23 Million Americans Would Be Uninsured If the GOP Health Care Bill Becomes Law

<b>UPDATE, May 24, 2017:</b> On Thursday the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office released a report detailing the impact the Republican health care bill would have if it became law. Much like the score given to the initial version of the American Health Care Act, the CBO's latest assessment does not …

Health Care

Cruz, Rubio eye NH momentum as Dems gird for long fight

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A victorious Ted Cruz and buoyant Marco Rubio emerged from Iowa with compelling claims to the outsider and mainstream mantles …

Government

Does Marvel Not Own the Rights to Make an Incredible Hulk Film?

During Marvel"s announcements about their third phase of films, there was some surprise among fans over the lack of a solo "Incredible Hulk" film. This led some to wonder whether Marvel even had the rights to do a Hulk film.<p>In fact, that's specifically what reader Paul D. wrote to me a while back …

David Bowie Dies at 69 After Battle With Cancer

Singer released new album ‘Blackstar’ on Friday<p>David Bowie, a shape-shifting giant of the music world who defined the glam-rock era and influenced fashion and other arenas, has died after a struggle with cancer. He was 69 years old.<p>The singer’s death was reported in a statement posted to his …

David Bowie

Muslims hailed for protecting Christians during terror attack on Kenyan bus

Passengers donated headscarves to help prevent non-Muslims being targeted after al-Shabaab militants stormed a packed vehicle<p>Muslims helped dress non-Muslim passengers in Islamic garb to prevent extremists from identifying them for slaughter on a bus in northern Kenya, witnesses said.<p>Two people …

Extremism

The 10 highest-grossing movies of all time — there's one movie that beats 'Star Wars'

So it's a good time to look back at what are the highest-grossing movies ever. For this list, we looked at domestic box-office grosses adjusted for inflation to see what old movies would have made in today's dollars, as calculated by Box Office Mojo. So there's no "Avatar" on this list.<p>The original …

Box Office

3 little-known airline rules that could save your butt at the airport

<i>This post originally appeared on Map Happy, which features the best travel hacks, gear and tech to be the best traveler that you can be.</i><p>These three …

Sanders campaign sues DNC after database breach

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Bernie Sanders' campaign on Friday sued the Democratic National Committee in federal court after the party organization withheld the campaign's access to a crucial voter database.<p>The internal warfare exploded after the DNC cut off Sanders from the database and said the Vermont …

RANKED: The 12 best holiday movies ever made

Some of these movies, like the holidays themselves, are very warm. Others are darker than you might expect.<p>We've come up with a list of what to watch while you are spending the holidays with your family, from the classics to a few choice curveballs.<p>These are the 12 best holiday movies to catch up …

Entertainment