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Gay marriage bill passes in Hawaii

The Hawaiian senate passed a bill on Tuesday legalising gay marriage, putting the state a signature away from becoming a same-sex wedding destination.<p>Governor Neil Abercrombie, who called lawmakers to a special session for the bill and has vocally supported gay marriage, said in a statement he will …

Putin trumps Chuck Norris in black belt stakes

<b>Russian President Vladimir Putin has been awarded the highest rank in taekwondo, it is reported.</b><p>While on a visit to South Korea, he received a ninth-degree black belt from Choue Chung-won, president of the World Taekwondo Federation, Russia's ITAR-TASS news agency reports.<p>The Russian president has …

MTV and Major League Baseball team up; David Ortiz to produce show

The<p>World SeriesMVP is now producing forMTV.<p>Fresh off a World Series victory over the<p>St. Louis Cardinals,Boston Red SoxsluggerDavid Ortiz, along withPittsburgh Pirates' centerfielderAndrew McCutchen, will executive-produce a weekly, 30-episode series forMTV2to highlight baseball's stars off the …

Best Pictures from NFL Week 10

America's first next-gen aircraft carrier takes high tech to sea

The world's most-advanced aircraft carrier should be meeting a bottle of champagne today. Head on.<p>The USS Gerald R. Ford will be christened during a ceremony in Newport News, Va., an event that will usher in the next generation of aircraft carriers. The Gerald R. Ford is the first of its class -- …

Military

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

National Geographic Magazine

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Extreme Sports

Red Sox cruise past sloppy Cardinals in Game 1 of World Series

BOSTON -- An easy toss on a sure out that skittered away. A routine popup that somehow dropped between Gold Glovers. And something even more …

Report: NSA Harvests Contact Lists From Email, Facebook

<i>The Washington Post</i> has published new revelations about the National Security Agency's electronic snooping, indicating that the intelligence branch gathers millions of contact lists from personal email accounts and instant messaging around the world.<p>The new information is attributed by <i>The Post</i> to …

25 Super Awkward Moments in Sports

In the YouTube era, every gaffe, accidental curse or clumsy fall is archived on the Internet. There was a time when a sideline reporter could wear an errant ball to the head without being immortalized as a meme, but those days are long over.<p>To celebrate the age when every humiliating moment is …

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11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

Literature

Bell: Tom Brady makes Bill Belichick look like a genius

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Bill Belichick must be living right.<p>With just under three minutes on the clock at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, the New England Patriots coach dismissed the odds, cursed the football gods and pretty much took a torch to the conventional coaching manual.<p>He went for it on …

The Best Pizza In 10 Big Cities Around The US

In celebration of National Pizza Month, the editors at Zagat shared the best pizza joints in 10 big cities around the U.S.<p>From Atlanta to Washington, D.C., here are some epically delicious pies.

David Ortiz's grand slam provides spark as Red Sox even up ALCS

BOSTON -- David Ortiz's line drive sailed just beyond Torii Hunter's reach and into the Boston bullpen, sending the Tigers right fielder flopping …

Ex-Kansas City Chiefs Running Back Larry Johnson Now a Strip Club DJ

Larry Johnson is back in the club, and he’s still making noise.<p>TMZ reports that the former Kansas City Chiefs running back is now performing as a guest DJ for a Miami-area strip club. Johnson, the once-sensational running back for Kansas City, has been seen frequenting the DJ booth at Tootsie’s …

Football (U.S.)

Texans vs. 49ers 2013: Tramaine Brock breaks out for San Fran

San Francisco showed up Sunday night and waxed the lifeless Texans.<p>The San Francisco 49ers hammered the Houston Texans under the bright lights of Candlestick Park, winning 34-3 on Sunday night.<p>San Francisco and Houston entered the game 2-2, despite both being favored by many experts before the …

Tiger Woods, Matt Kuchar perform some terribly dorky Presidents Cup high-5 move

Tiger and Kuch are loving life at the Presidents Cup, but this is not the coolest look.<p>It's no secret that golfers are universally terrible at celebrating, particularly connecting on jubilant high-fives. Tiger Woods, maybe the greatest player ever, is no exception to this rule and has had plenty of …

Where to See the Best Fall Foliage in the U.S. (Photos)

Fall Fun<p>The air is turning crisp and pumpkins are popping up on the shelves. This can only mean one thing: it's time for a road trip. Here are the 13 …

The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their …

Hyperkin Retron 5 combines ten consoles into one on December 10 for $99 (updated)

We love what the Hyperkin Retron 5 brings to the table, namely compatibility with <i>ten</i> classic gaming system cartridges: NES, Famicom, Super NES and Famicom, Sega Master System, Genesis and Mega Drive, and Game Boy original, Color and Advance. The problem is, Hyperkin's played coy about it's price …

Boston Hospitals Share Lessons From Marathon Bombing

Boston hospitals say that overall they did well in their response to the bombings because, as crazy as it sounds, they got lucky on April 15.<p>Dr. Richard Wolfe, chief of emergency medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, says hospitals were fortunate with both the location and timing of the …

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivors Honored At Patriots Game In Moving Pre-Game Ceremony (PHOTOS)

Boston Marathon bombing survivors and wounded military vets walked together during an emotional pre-game ceremony at Thursday night's New England Patriots home opener against the New York Jets.<p>A Chicago-area nonprofit called Operation Warrior Wishes helped organized the event, the Associated Press …

The seven grumpiest faces Tom Brady made against the Jets

Tom Brady threw a series of temper tantrums on Thursday night, because things were hard.<p><b>His receivers dropped four passes.</b><p><b>He completed 50% of his throws.</b><p><b>He had nine first downs.</b><p>In all, Tom was very grumpy with everyone. Here are his grumpiest faces.<p>1. The despondent poet.<p>2. The sad puppy.<p>3. The …

Smoothies and fruit juices are a new risk to health, US scientists warn

Fruit juices and smoothies represent a new risk to our health because of the amount of sugar the apparently healthy drinks contain, warn the US scientists who blew the whistle on corn syrup in soft drinks a decade ago.<p>Barry Popkin and George Bray pointed the finger at high fructose corn syrup in …

David Ortiz (2 HRs, 2,000th career hit) leads Red Sox by Tigers

BOSTON -- One after another, the baseballs cleared the fences at Fenway Park -- a franchise record-tying eight home runs in all for the Boston Red …