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Ticketmaster Gave Fans Refunds After Saturday’s Abbreviated And Awful Kanye Show

Kanye West performed what can only be considered a disastrous show on Saturday night in Sacramento. After a start that was delayed for more than an hour, followed by only a few songs and a rant about Jay-Z and Beyonce, Kanye then left the stage and abandoned a crowd that was confused as to what …

Ticketmaster

This Is No ‘New Cold War’; It’s Far Worse Than That

Here is the reason why we are currently even closer to a civilization-ending nuclear war than was the case during the Cuban Missile Crisis of …

Geopolitics

Iraqi grandmother 'beheaded and cooked' Isis soldiers heads to avenge her family's murder

Wahida Mohamed said Isis killed her two husbands, three brothers and her father.<p>A gun-toting Iraqi housewife has boasted of beheading Islamic State …

President Obama's summer playlist: a proud affirmation of his blackness

From Aloe Blacc’s joyful anthem to Mary J Blige and Method Man’s ballad of love against the odds, the president’s mixtape reminds us why we will miss him<p>Straight out of college, I dated a guy from Washington DC who had just spent a few years working on the redevelopment of public housing projects …

Massacre survivor: Soldier who raised him must face justice

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ramiro Osorio Cristales was 5 years old the day Guatemalan troops dragged his mother and siblings to their deaths in a …

So, There Is a Shark That Can Live for 400 Years

The Greenland shark is the world's new champion of longevity.<p>Scientists just named the longest-living species of vertebrate animal. It's a creature that can live up to 400 years old, almost twice the lifespan as the oldest giant tortoises or bowhead whales, nature's next runners-up. These lords of …

This Is How Long Sex Usually Lasts

We're not saying you've peeked through the blinds to see your neighbors doing the deed, but chances are you've wondered how your stamina stacks up against everyone else. So yes, we're basically asking: Are you the tortoise or the hare?<p>Due to the private nature of sex, it's a hard question to …

Sexuality

Israeli military’s new chief rabbi implied soldiers can rape in war, as government lurches to far-right

<b>Israeli troops deploy during an army operation at West Bank village of Salem, May 30, 2016. (AP/Majdi Mohammed)</b><p>Eyal Karim, who previously suggested rape is justified in war, joins numerous other far-right figures in government<p>Ben Norton<p>July 13, 2016 5:45pm (UTC)<p>The man chosen as the Israeli …

War reporter Marie Colvin was tracked, targeted and killed by Assad’s forces, family says

By Dana Priest<p>Dana Priest<p>Investigative reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>American war correspondent Marie Colvin was deliberately targeted and killed by artillery fire in 2012 at the direction of senior Syrian military officers seeking to silence her reporting on civilian casualties in the besieged city of …

Middle East

Chance the Rapper, Questlove, Blood Orange, More React to Philando Castile and Alton Sterling Shootings

On Wednesday evening, a Minnesota police officer shot and killed Philando Castile, a 32-year old black man, during a traffic stop. Castile was shot as he reached for his wallet. His girlfriend, Lavish Reynolds, was in the car, along with Reynolds' daughter. The aftermath of the incident was …

Christina Grimmie’s Family Breaks Silence on Singer’s Murder

The family of singer Christina Grimmie thanked fans for “the outpouring of love and generosity” in their first statement since the former <i>Voice</i> …

Mom Who Joined Teens' Naked Twister Party Avoids Prison

A Georgia mother will avoid jail time after she joined a party thrown by her teenage daughter and her daughter’s friends, and allowed the teens to …

Julia Phillips, Convicted in Connection with Killing of Former South Carolina Mayor, Dies in Prison

News<p>A woman convicted on accessory charges in the 2010 murder of a South Carolina mayor has died in prison.<p>Julia Phillips, 72, passed away Wednesday of natural causes, according to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts. Phillips was sentenced to life in prison in 2013 in connection with the 2010 death …

Crime

President Obama on Alton Sterling and Philando Castile Shootings: 'All Americans Should Be Deeply Troubled'

President Obama said “all Americans should be deeply troubled” by the recent police shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile in a …

Family Files $10M Suit Against American Airlines After Daughter, 13, Was Allegedly Groped During Flight

A 13-year-old girl’s family has filed a $10 million lawsuit against American Airlines after she was allegedly sexually assaulted on one of their …

Woman streams aftermath of fatal officer-involved shooting

<b>(CNN) —</b> As Philando Castile's head slumps backward while he lies dying next to her, Diamond Reynolds looks into the camera and explains a Minnesota police officer just shot her fiancé four times.<p>The nation is, by now, accustomed to grainy cell phone videos of officer-involved shootings, but this …

Police Shootings

ISIS tightens grip on Yazidi captives held as sex slaves

The advertisement on the Telegram app is as chilling as it is incongruous: A girl for sale is "Virgin. Beautiful. 12 years old.... Her price has reached $12,500 and she will be sold soon."<p>The posting in Arabic appeared on an encrypted conversation along with ads for kittens, weapons and tactical …

Holidaying couple find human head on Fiji beach as murder case grips island nation

A couple on holiday in Fiji stumbled into a murder case gripping the Pacific island nation when their stroll on an idyllic beach led to the discovery of a human head.<p>It was the latest in a series of gruesome finds that began two weeks ago, when dismembered feet – wrapped and weighed down with rocks …

50 Cent Paid $1,100 Fine for Profanity-Laced Concert in St. Kitts

<b>UPDATE:</b> 50 Cent paid a $1,100 fine after he was arrested in the Caribbean island, St. Kitts, for using explicit language onstage, <i>Billboard</i> reports. A …

British drug smuggler Melissa Reid released from prison in Peru

Twenty-two-year-old photographed with father at Lima airport and thought to be on way back to UK via Amsterdam<p>The British drug smuggler Melissa Reid is on her way back to the UK after spending the last three years in a Peruvian jail.<p>Reid, 22, was photographed with her father, Billy, at Lima airport …

Court throws out $1.8 million judgment against ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle’s estate

By Dan Lamothe<p>Dan Lamothe<p>Reporter covering the Pentagon and the U.S. military<p>Email Bio Follow<p>An appeals court on Monday threw out a $1.8 million judgment against the estate of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle that had been awarded in a lawsuit alleging Kyle had defamed former Minnesota governor Jesse …

Judiciary

Orlando survivors: 'people were screaming and falling, the shots wouldn't stop'

It was Latin Night at Pulse nightclub, always one of the most popular dates on the club’s calendar. Just like any other Saturday night the music was booming as hundreds of young revellers danced into the early hours.<p>So when gunman Omar Mateen entered the club at 2.02am and began firing off rounds …

Orlando shooting follows ISIS call for U.S. Ramadan attacks

<b>(CNN) —</b> The deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11 followed a clarion call by ISIS to its supporters in the United States to launch attacks during Ramadan, the Islamic Holy Month, which started last week.<p>In an audio recording released on May 21, ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammed al Adnani …

Terrorism

First Orlando shooting victims named: 'He was always this amazing person'

The identities of the Orlando massacre victims have begun to emerge, beginning a tally that officials said could take some time to complete.<p>Hundreds of family members and friends gathered in downtown hotels and hospitals waiting to know whether their loved ones were among the living or dead.<p>Orlando …

Orlando police ID man who killed 'Voice' singer Christina Grimmie

<b>Orlando, Florida (CNN) —</b> Florida authorities answered one of the major questions in the shooting death of Christina Grimmie, the 22-year-old singer who made her name on NBC's "The Voice."<p>The man who killed her was Kevin James Loibl, 27, of St. Petersburg, Florida, according to Orlando police.<p>But …

What to Know About ISIS's Role in the Orlando Shooting

ISIS claimed responsibility for the mass shooting attack in an Orlando gay club on Sunday that left at least 50 people dead.<p>“The attack that targeted …

Associated Press News

Oklahoma 'Taser error' ex-officer jailed for four years

<b>A US ex-police officer who killed an unarmed black man after apparently mistakenly using his gun instead of his Taser has been sentenced to four years in prison in the US state of Oklahoma.</b><p>Robert Bates, 74, has been given the maximum sentence recommended by jurors for second-degree manslaughter.<p>He …

Children of man killed by Ohio college police officer each get $218,000 in settlement: report

(Reuters) - The 13 children of a black man killed by a University of Cincinnati police officer during a traffic stop will each receive about $218,000 plus free college tuition under a roughly $5 million settlement, local media reported on Monday.<p>University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing …