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Tillerson, in new overture to North Korea, says ready to talk without pre-conditions

Filed under: News, Politics, International<p>WASHINGTON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered on Tuesday to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, backing away from U.S. demands that Pyongyang must first accept that any negotiations would have to be …

North Korea

The 10 biggest breakthrough artists of 2017, from 21 Savage to SZA

This year saw several No. 1 hits from performers most Americans had likely never heard of before 2017 -- including a former stripper and the creators of what would become the most streamed song and most watched YouTube video in history.<p>With the rise of streaming platforms and social media in recent …

Luis Fonsi

National security adviser McMaster rips Russian 'campaigns of subversion'

Filed under: News, Politics, International<p>WASHINGTON — President Trump’s national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, accused Russia on Tuesday of waging “campaigns of subversion” against the United States and its allies. McMaster also announced that Trump would unveil his first formal …

H. R. McMaster

More than 50 US mayors just signed a charter to meet the Paris agreement goals without Trump

Filed under: News, Environment, Science & Tech<p><b>US mayors have pledged to meet the US goals set in the Paris climate agreement, despite President Donald Trump's pledge to pull out.</b>• <b><br>In the Chicago Climate Charter, mayors have pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with the targets set by</b> …

Climate

Kaepernick visits Rikers Island, sparks feud with CO union

Filed under: News, Sports, News<p>Colin Kaepernick walked off the sidelines Tuesday — and onto Rikers Island — for a surprise visit with jail inmates that’s sparked a new battle in the NFL protest movement.<p>Read more...<p>Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Rikers Island

Duchess Kate and Prince William turn heads with rare PDA -- watch the cute moment!

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may have inspired a major change in Duchess Kate and Prince William's relationship.<p>During a visit to BBC Studios last week, Kate strayed from royal tradition as she showed some PDA with William. The 35-year-old royal sweetly put a hand on her husband's knee in the …

Royal Family

Lindsay Lohan actually was never invited to hang out with Paris Hilton and Britney Spears, says Paris

Ah, Hollywood, where so many friendships are simply facades.<p>More than a decade after photos of Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan rocked the tabloids, Hilton is readily acknowledging that one of the ladies wasn't really supposed to be there.<p>First, take a moment to review the photos. Can …

Lindsay Lohan

Dax Shepard reveals why he found working with Netflix so 'liberating'

Dax Shepard has nothing but good things to say about Netflix.<p>The actor's first-ever Netflix project, "El Camino Christmas," was released on Friday, Dec. 8, and he told AOL Entertainment that all the hype around the freedom of making projects for the streaming platform is valid. So valid, in fact, …

Awards

Police: Woman murdered and dismembered her husband, lived with his body for 6 months

An Ohio woman was arrested on Saturday after police discovered the decaying remains of her husband inside three separate containers scattered around the couple's Coventry Township home.<p>Officers with the Summit County Sheriff's Office arrested 49-year-old Marcia Eubank after her adult son alerted …

Crime

Everyone is focused on Roy Moore's alleged sexual misconduct — but experts warn a bigger issue could decide Alabama's election

Filed under: News, Politics, Policy<p><b>Voting rights activists argue that some black and Latino voters "will be unable to vote" in Tuesday's election in Alabama because of strict voter ID laws and other restrictions.</b>• <b><br>They say the 2013 Supreme Court decision that gutted parts of the 1965 Voting Rights</b> …

Rights & Freedoms

Matt Lauer reportedly 'doesn't want a divorce' from wife Annette Roque

Matt Lauer isn't giving up on his marriage.<p>The ousted "Today" anchor is reportedly "fighting to save [his] marriage" to Annette Roque, to whom he's been married for 19 years. The couple, who is still living together in the Hamptons, shares three children -- Jack, 16, Romy, 14, and Thijs, 11.<p>Matt …

Matt Lauer

Brain doctor: President Trump may be suffering from a ‘degenerative brain disorder’

For years -- perhaps even decades, Donald Trump has been known for being brash, outspoken and easily confrontational. Those traits have been criticized by some and applauded by many as part of his frank and no-nonsense approach to his career and life in the White House.<p>But a doctor who specializes …

Donald Trump

Merriam-Webster selects 'feminism' as its 2017 word of the year

Following a year that began with the Women's March on Washington and closed with the #MeToo movement that prompted thousands of women to share their stories of sexual assault and harassment about the world's most powerful men, Merriam-Webster finally announces its word of the year for 2017: …

Misogyny

Holiday Heroes: Christmas With the Christmas Tree Santas

It comes as no surprise that the holidays are an expensive time.<p>From decorations to gifts, travel to food, celebrating the holiday season can be an added pressure for families already struggling to make ends meet. And for many families, buying a Christmas tree can be a costly expense they just …

Christmas

Democrat Doug Jones beats Roy Moore to claim deep-red Alabama Senate seat

Elections

Dwayne Johnson is going to be a dad again: The Rock is 'boundlessly grateful for this blessing'!

The Rock is about to add another pebble to the family!<p>Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and his longtime girlfriend, Lauren Hashian, are expecting their second child, the happy couple revealed on Monday. Just hours after sharing the big news on Instagram, the two stepped out for the premiere of "Jumanji: …

Awards

NBA championship odds: Celtics see chances of Finals win dwindling

The Boston Celtics have more than a 99 percent chance to make this season's NBA playoffs, but their chances of raising another banner are shrinking.<p>Two weeks ago, FiveThirtyEight listed Boston as having an eight percent chance to win the Finals, just barely behind the rival Cleveland Cavaliers. …

Basketball

Prince William names J.K. Rowling royal Companion of Honor

Filed under: Entertainment, Celebrity, Royals<p>J.K. Rowling is now a royal Companion of Honor!<p>The <i>Harry Potter</i> author was granted the prestigious title by Prince William at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, saying she was "deeply honored and proud" to receive the honor, which is limited to 65 people "of …

Royal Family

The best Amazon sweaters under $25

Who knew Amazon was such a gold mine for stylish (and affordable!) sweaters?<p>From cozy turtleneck pullovers to lace-up knits, the e-commerce retailer is chock full of sweaters that won't break the bank. Our favorites? This color block sweatshirt you'll never want to take off or this lace-up pullover …

Clothing

Holiday gift guide 2017: Gifts for her under $50

Finding the perfect gift for all of your favorite ladies doesn't have to break the bank! Whether you need a gift for your sister, best friend, work wife or your annual white elephant exchange, there are a ton of fun and unique gifts out there that are also affordable.<p>From makeup sets to bar cart …

Shopping

2017 wrap up: The most stylish celebrity kids of the year

When you're the child of a twenty two-time Grammy winner, the daughter of a Spice-girl turned fashion designer or born into a Kardashian/Yeezus empire, it's only expected that you'd inherit the fashion gene.<p>Sure, they may not be dressing themselves, but these celebrity tots sure do rule the fashion …

Josh Duhamel

US soldier Charles 'Scooter' Jenkins who deserted to North Korea dies aged 77

Filed under: News, US, Controversy<p>TOKYO (Reuters) - A U.S. soldier who deserted to North Korea more than half a century ago, but who was eventually allowed to leave the secretive state, has died in Japan aged 77.<p>Read more...<p>Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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Trump says the failed New York City bombing shows why Congress needs to pass his immigration agenda

Filed under: News, Politics, White House<p><b>President Donald Trump called for congressional action after Monday's failed New York City terror attack.</b>• <b><br>"Today’s attempted mass murder attack in New York City — the second terror attack in New York in the last two months — once again highlights the urgent</b> …

Robert Mueller

Duchess Kate rocks festive Seraphine coat for visit to London charity event

Duchess Kate is glowing!<p>The pregnant royal attended the Magic Mums Christmas party on Tuesday to celebrate the work of Rugby Portobello Trust, a London charity that aids children and families. Kate, who is expecting baby No. 3, help set up for the party and doled out presents to the young …

Royal Family

Ryan Hansen: Television actor, crime stopper or both?

Ever wonder what kind of madness would ensue if celebrities took crime solving into their own hands?<p>Well, on Youtube Red's new series "Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television," actor Ryan Hansen does just that -- and not without a few snafus.<p>The 8-episode web series follows the misadventures of …

TV

Rita Ora feels connected to the acceptance-themed Open Mic Project

2017 has been quite a busy year for singer-songwriter Rita Ora. From starring in "Fifty Shades Darker," to hosting ABC's "Boy Band" and the MTV EMAs, to doing charitable work with UNICEF and to partnering with brands like Rimmel cosmetics, and most recently ABSOLUT Vodka, Ora has proven she's a …

Couple makes New Year's resolution to lose weight -- and their transformation is epic

One Indiana couple will give you all the inspiration you need to keep your New Year's resolutions.<p>In January 2016, Lexi Reed and her husband Danny weighed 485 pounds and 280 pounds, respectively. This was the heaviest they had ever weighed.<p>In a quest to "get healthy," the couple began hitting the …

Fitness

Designers behind Meghan Markle's engagement ring refuse to create replicas

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement, all we could think about was her ring. Set on a gold band, the cushion diamond from Botswana is sandwiched between two outside diamonds from Princess Diana's personal collection. In including his mother's jewels, it was a way for …

Meghan Markle

Relax this holiday season in warm and cozy pieces

During the holiday season, it can be hard to catch your breath. Between all of the holiday parties, cooking, shopping and decorating, finding a few minutes for yourself can be tough. But no matter if you are running errands or putting your feet up in front of the fireplace, you should be …

Clothing

Kelly Ripa reveals Regis Philbin had a strict 'no talking off-camera' rule

Filed under: Entertainment, TV, TV News<p>Kelly Ripa is opening up about her time working with her former <i>Live with Regis and Kelly</i> co-host, Regis Philbin, and one of her revelations is how Philbin had a “mandate” that the pair didn’t talk off-screen.<p>Read more...<p>Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | …

Kelly Ripa