Miriam Banuelos

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Drake's alleged ghostwriter denies he writes Drake's raps, says he owes his career to him in heartfelt letter

That's what hip-hop mogul Drake told his alleged "ghostwriter" Quentin Miller last December when Miller was working in a bakery, and his music career was spinning wheels.<p>Drake was called out by another artist, Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill, earlier this week for supposedly not writing his own raps, …

Teen Gets 7 Years in Prison After Tossing Lit Firework into Friend's Bedroom as a Prank and Killing His Sister

A Southington, Connecticut, man was sentenced to seven years in prison for starting a deadly fire after he tossed a lit firework into a friend’s …

Crime

Just One All-Nighter Can Alter Your Genes, Possibly For Years To Come

So go to bed, now<p>There’s a new reason to go to bed on time: late nights, in addition to a multitude of health effects, may lead to obesity and diabetes.<p>Countless studies have shown the negative effects of sleep loss and sleep deprivation, but a new one from a Swedish team suggests that even one …

Abruptly Warming Climate Triggered Megabeast Revolutions

Around 34,000 years ago, woolly mammoths went extinct from parts of Europe, only to be replaced by… woolly mammoths. The two groups—the disappearing individuals and their substitutes—belonged to the same species. If you looked at their fossils, you probably couldn’t tell them apart. Their genes, …

Selena's sister opens up 20 years after the singer's death

It’s been approximately 20 years since Tejana singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez was murdered at gunpoint by the president of her fan club, but her …

Rats Recognize The Facial Expressions Of Other Rats

And they prefer not to have posters of sad rats around<p>When a rodent feels pain, its face gets all scrunched up. Its ears flatten, its eyes narrow, and its nose and cheeks swell. Is this just a reflexive response that helps the animal cope with the pain? Or does it also help the rodent communicate …

Neurology

Uber driver in Denver accused of burglary attempt at passenger's house

Police say Gerald Montgomery, 51, drove woman to airport and then returned to her home, where he tried to break in but was disturbed by roommate<p>Police arrested a 51-year-old driver for the Uber car service on Wednesday who is accused of trying to burglarize a Denver woman’s home after he dropped …

Crime

Ohio Girl, 10, Dies in House Fire Hours Before Rape Suspect's Trial Begins

A 10-year-old Ohio girl died in a house fire early Monday just hours before a trial she was set to testify in against her accused rapist was supposed to begin, officials said.<p>Robert Seman Jr., 46, was scheduled to be tried in Mahoning County on four counts of gross sexual imposition Monday, but the …

Crime

US outlines how it will cut 28 percent of greenhouse gas emissions by 2025

The United States began to outline today how it will achieve the goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent by the end of 2025. In a submission to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the United States says that it will use executive actions, largely under the Clean Air Act, …

Soldiers could have their bones copied and 3D printed in case of injury

Experts say that soldiers could be scanned before deploying and a 'twin' kept online so that new bones could be 3D printed if they are injured<p>Soldiers could be scanned before they enter the battlefield and a virtual 'twin' kept online so that new bones could be 3D printed when they get injured, …

Medical School

Boyfriend charged after freshman found dead in Pa. university dorm

The boyfriend of a student found dead in a central Pennsylvania university dormitory room has been charged with aggravated assault.<p>Police say 19-year-old Gregorio Orrostieta told them that he shoved Millersville University freshman 18-year-old Karlie Hall, resulting in her falling to the ground and …

Autopsy shows US police shot unarmed black man in back

Autopsy of Ezell Ford reveals LA police shot him in the back at close range<p>An unarmed, mentally ill black man died after being shot by US police at point blank range in the back, an autopsy has shown.<p>A long awaited coroner's report found Ezell Ford, 25, who died on Aug 11, had a "muzzle imprint" in …

Red meat triggers toxic immune reaction which causes cancer, scientists find

Scientists at the University of California discovered that the human body views red meat as a foreign invader and launches an immune response<p>Red meat has been linked to cancer for decades, with research suggesting that eating large amounts of pork, beef or lamb raises the risk of deadly tumours.<p>But …

Meat

Babysitter's Story of Masked Intruders Unravels as She's Charged in Strangulation Death of 5-Year-old

The call was chilling.<p>At 1:20 pm on Thursday, 19-year-old Tiffany Van Alstyne frantically dialed 911. According to police, Van Alstyne, who was …

Crime

Milky Way above Navajo sandstone in Arizona

Those who’ve been there say the drive to White Pocket – a swirling, twisted, multicolored landscape in northern Arizona – is an adventure in its own …

NYPD officer suspended after new video shows brutality

A New York City police officer who appears to punch a black youth during an arrest that was captured on video and widely circulated on the Internet has been suspended from duty, the department said on Friday.<p>The posting of the footage follows weeks of protests across the country over recent cases …

Fashion Photographer Aims to Shatter Stereotypes About Body Image With New Book (NSFW)

Fashion photographer Victoria Janashvili has spent years snapping pics of today's most famous models; now, she's publishing a book of photographs that celebrate all bodies—short, tall, skinny, curvy, and of all ethnicities—starting with models Denise Bidot and Marina Bulatkina.<p>"Even though the …

Sony Pictures CEO claims 'we have not caved'

While President Obama has joined the voices criticizing Sony Pictures for its decision to pull The Interview, its CEO claims he " In an interview with CNN set to air tonight during <i>Anderson Cooper 360</i>, Michael Lynton tells Fareed Zakaria that "We have not caved. We have not given in." In the pieces …

North Korea Pleads Innocent to Hack

Pyongyang officials propose a joint investigation into the Sony hack, but warn America of 'grave consequences' if it refuses.<p>North Korea said on Saturday that U.S. accusations indicating it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander" and warned of "serious consequences" …

Airplane Brawl over Crying Baby Nearly Causes Emergency Landing

Think holiday air travel is bad? The cries of an innocent baby led to a full-scale fight on Air China Flight 433 to Hong Kong on Wednesday.<p>According …

Aviation Safety

Google Just Gave Photographers A Big Reason To Choose Android Over The iPhone

This means users will be able to see what photos look like before the phone's camera processes it and translates it to a JPEG file.<p>The ability to shoot in raw is common on high-end DSLR cameras, but it hasn't really been available for mobile phones until recently.<p>Nokia's Lumia 1520 and 1020, which …

15 Slow Cooker Oatmeals And Healthy Breakfasts To Prep Overnight

A daily ritual of breakfast in bed is a long-shot wish: You might be able to swing it if you've got buckets of money and a crumb catcher built into your sheets.<p>The next-best thing? A healthy breakfast, more elaborate than a bowl of cereal or a sad granola bar, all ready for you as you groggily …

Protests Erupt After Cop in Eric Garner Chokehold Death Not Indicted

Protesters chanted "I can't breathe" after a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer in the death of Eric Garner — a case that was recorded on video and showed the unarmed black man repeatedly gasping as he used the phrase.<p>Demonstrators staged a "die-in" in the main concourse of Grand …

Justice

The 12 Worst Habits for Your Mental Health

Depression is usually brought on by factors beyond our control—the death of a loved one, a job loss, or financial troubles. But the small choices you …

Another Way to Look at the “Boring” Semifinal

So what if the main characters were Javier Mascherano and Ron Vlaar? Netherlands vs. Argentina was made to be appreciated in real time.<p>All right, so …

8 Ways To Tell If You're A Truly Compassionate Person

With so many self-help tools and research aimed at helping us be more joyful, it's pretty obvious that the pursuit of happiness is in vogue -- but what's the best way to get there?<p>The Dalai Lama once said, "If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice …

The Most Beautiful Moment at the World Cup

Cameroon’s Samuel Eto’o says goodbye to Brazil and to a boy<p>This World Cup has been marked by spectacular displays of attacking football and dramatic …

What's Best for Weight Loss: Cardio or Strength Training?

An expert weighs in on how you should spend your gym time<p><b>The question:</b> To lose weight, should I spend my gym time doing more cardio or more strength training?<p><b>The expert:</b> Personal trainer Mike Donavanik, C.S.C.S., C.P.T.<p><b>The answer:</b> It depends what you mean by "lose weight." If you are in an epic …

Exercise

Do These 10 Things in Your Kitchen to Lose Weight

The kitchen is the heart of the home, but it's also the place that can make or break you on the weight-loss front. If you're on a quest to slim down, …