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Madden NFL 16 cover: Odell Beckham Jr. makes history, beats out Gronk

Odell Beckham Jr. beat out Rob Gronkowski and will be the youngest player featured on the cover of Madden.<p>Odell Beckham Jr.'s one-handed catch …

Indians beat Cardinals behind Kluber's 18 K's

CLEVELAND -- Indians ace Corey Kluber appears to be just fine.<p>On Wednesday, Kluber spun a brilliant and overwhelming performance, striking out a …

Baseball

Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors - Recap

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Down and out just days earlier, the Golden State Warriors suddenly look alive and well again.<p>Stephen Curry turned in an MVP-worthy …

Basketball

Robert Kraft expects NFL apology for DeflateGate

Robert Kraft made a statement on DeflateGate on Monday, saying he expects the league to apologize if it clears the team of wrongdoing.<p>New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft addressed DeflateGate in a press conference on Monday, reiterating his team's innocence first and foremost. But on top of …

NFL

Blizzard Pounds New England With Up to Four Inches of Snow Per Hour

BLIZZARD '15: THE LATEST<p>New England was clobbered on Tuesday by a blizzard every bit as ferocious as forecasters feared — more than 2½ feet of snow, wind as strong as a hurricane and icy waves powerful enough to shake houses.<p>Boston had been socked with 23.3 inches of snow by Tuesday evening — …

The Craziest Places to Stay on Vacation

Sure, you can always book a hotel or an Airbnb rental, but there will come a time when you might want to shack up in a truly unique abode. And for that, we've got you covered.<p>Play Swiss Family Robinson in <b>one of these treehouse hotels</b>.<p>Get the royal treatment at a <b>rentable château or palace</b>.<p>Keep an …

NFL Rumors: Analyzing Nick Foles Trade Buzz, Marcus Mariota Rumblings and More

It would not be NFL draft season without rumblings of some team selling away its soul to land a rookie quarterback.<p>Has the league learned anything from Robert Griffin III?<p>Alas, high demand and limited supply create chaos—or something to that effect. The 2015 draft class is mightily thin with no …

Peru's forests store more CO2 than US emits in a year, research shows

Peru, the host for December’s UN climate change summit, stores nearly seven billion metric tons of carbon stocks, mostly in its Amazon rainforest. That’s more than US annual carbon emissions for 2013 which were calculated at 5.38 billion tons, the new research by the Carnegie Institute for Science …

The 10 Things You Need To Know In Advertising Today

<b>1. Forrester is advising marketers not to use Facebook if they want to build social relationships with their customers.</b> The latest brutal report from the research company (which often criticizes Facebook) says the social platform's declining organic reach means marketers should consider using …

Why Scientists Wear Animal Costumes—It's Not Just for Halloween

From whooping cranes to pandas, people masquerade as animals to get closer to their research subjects.<p><b>It's Halloween year-round for some wildlife researchers, who don costumes to get closer to the animals they're working to save.</b><p>From giant pandas to whooping cranes to even crocodiles, many …

How Bill Gates Thinks

Author Steven Johnson talks to the engineer turned philanthropist about the future, technology, ice, capitalism, and optimism.<p>When interesting people hang out, interesting things tend to happen. So when we found out that Steven Johnson, author of <i>Where Good Ideas Come From</i> and <i>The Ghost Map</i> was going …

Starbucks to deliver coffee to your desk starting in 2015

Want to avoid the morning rush at the local Starbucks?<p>No problem, Chief Executive Howard Schultz said. Starbucks will deliver.<p>Schultz announced that, starting in the second half of 2015, Starbucks will bring its food and drinks directly to customers in select markets.<p>"Imagine the ability to create …

U.S. Consumer Spending Weakest In Eight Months, Savings Jump

The Commerce Department said on Friday consumer spending declined 0.2 percent last month as demand for goods tumbled and<p>services barely rose. Spending had increased by an unrevised 0.5 percent in August.<p>Economists polled by Reuters had expected consumer spending, which accounts for more than …

How computers change the way we learn

Can technology improve the way we learn and think? Google’s head of research argues we're headed into a new era of education.<p>“This discovery of yours will create forgetfulness in the learners' souls, because they will not use their memories,” a concerned commentator once spoke of a new technology. …

The Big Future: Can we build a better brain?

How will the future change the human brain? This week's <i>Big Future</i> takes a look at a new wave of neurological techniques that directly alter the brain's electrical patterns, correcting seizures and movement disorders. Some doctors are even experimenting with using it to treat depression. Could the …

Astronomers Spot First Ice Giant Outside Our Solar System

Astronomers have discovered the first "ice giant" outside our solar system--an exoplanet that looks a lot like the icy worlds in our own solar system, Uranus and Neptune.<p>The first-of-its-kind discovery may answer some big questions about how these strange planets formed the way they did--in our …

New Windowless Planes Set to Fly Within a Decade

Over 832 thousand litres of fuel are used and 700 million tonnes of carbon dioxide is released into the environment each year as a result of air …

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YouTube Considering An Ad-Free, Subscription-Based Version

Google’s YouTube online video service might soon provide a way to do away with those increasingly annoying pre-roll ads forever: The network is considering the adoption of a new version, says the Wall Street Journal, that would get rid of ads altogether, and introduce subscription-based billing for …

Asian stocks rise with Wall Street, eyes on Fed

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks swung upward early Wednesday, cheered by a surge in U.S. stocks buoyed by solid earnings, but investors were also waiting …

The World's 6 Creepiest Haunted Hotels

By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller<p>Usually when you need a good scare, you just check out your credit card statement to see how much you spent last month.<p>But if you're really out to prove you have, like the awesome '80s T-shirt line, <i>no fear</i>, well, try sleeping in a haunted hotel. And we don't mean the …

Century-old notebook from Antarctic expedition found - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- Explorer Robert Falcon Scott died in 1912 while crossing Antarctica, but his story lives on in artifacts that continue to be discovered on the frozen continent at the bottom of the world.<p>The most recent find: a century-old photographer's notebook in the ice at one of Scott's expedition …

REPORT: The FBI Has Raided The Home Of Other US Leaker

Now, Yahoo investigative journalist Michael Isikoff is reporting that Greenwald's second leaker is under federal investigation, specifically for passing along information on the US government's terrorist watch list that became the basis for a major story in The Intercept on Aug. 5.<p>Isikoff reports …

ISIL releases new propaganda video of British hostage

The Islamic State released a video featuring hostage and British journalist John Cantlie delivering a report in which he says the militant group has taken control of the contested Syrian city of Kobani.<p>Cantlie, 43, was filmed standing in Kobani saying the insurgents "are mopping up now, street to …

The Most Powerful Militaries In The Middle East [RANKED]

Faced with this tense paradigm, every country in the region is building up its own military.<p>Indeed, four of the five fastest-growing defense markets in 2013 were in the Middle East, led by Oman — up 115% in a year — and Saudi Arabia — up 300% in a decade — according to IHS Jane's.<p>We have analyzed …

The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

<b>1.</b> Sweden just cut interest rates to zero.<p><b>2.</b> Lloyds bank has confirmed its plan to cut 9,000 jobs over the next three years and to close 200 branches.<p><b>3.</b> The world population is growing so fast that not even another world war or a devastating pandemic would reduce the number of people to a …

MJ: Next ring will mean most

In his four seasons as the majority owner of the NBA team in Charlotte, Michael Jordan has endured plenty, including the worst season in NBA history, …

Basketball

NBA Live 15 review: the rebound

NBA Live 15 isn't bad, but it's hard to love<p>Finding a fair standard by which NBA <i>Live 15</i> can be judged is difficult. Holding this game to the standard of <i>NBA 2K15</i> — which left it behind years ago — seems just as unfair as setting for it the low bar of <i>NBA Live 14</i>, which finally succeeded at simply …