Photos of the week: 10/13 - 10/20

Fallout from the October 4th ambush of U.S. service members in Niger made big headlines this week. On Monday, President Trump was questioned by journalists on why he hadn't responded to the deaths of four U.S. soldiers. On Tuesday, the comments he reportedly made during a phone call with the widow …

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Paris Hilton shares topless photo of herself holding one of her dogs

Paris Hilton is baring it all for her jeans line.<p>The 36-year-old heiress took to Instagram on Thursday to share a topless photo of herself that appears to be from a photo shoot for her eponymous denim line.<p>With her long blonde locks hanging freely down her back, Hilton turns seductively to the …

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Transgender woman convicted of sexually assaulting 10-year-old girl in bathroom

A Wyoming transgender woman was convicted Thursday of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl in the bathroom of a private residence.<p>Michelle Martinez, formerly known as Miguel, was found guilty of first-degree and second-degree sexual abuse of a minor and faces up to 70 years in prison.<p><i>Photo:</i> …


Mariah Carey's ex James Packer finally broke his silence on their split

Australian billionaire James Packer is finally opening up about his infamous relationship with Mariah Carey and their subsequent breakup.<p>In a revealing new interview with The Australian, Packer said that the time of his relationship with the singer was "a low point" in his life and called the …

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You will wonder how you ever lived without this tote bag

In a mass-transit city or wherever you may reside, a tote bag is the hero of handbags. A bag that has tons of room, whether it be for work, a weekend getaway or even just for running errands is a crucial investment. This one in particular has an incredible feature we are obsessed with. How many …


Mom shares horrifying photo of legs after trip to pumpkin patch

A California mother is speaking out to remind autumn revelers across the country of a common danger that may be lurking in pumpkin patches.<p>Jennifer Velasquez, who lives in San Diego, took to Facebook on October 13 to share a horrifying photo of her leg taken in 2015 after she was bitten by a tick …

Jada Pinkett Smith explains why the incredible success of 'Girls Trip' brought her to tears

If you didn't see "Girls Trip" this summer, you missed out on one of the most joyous cinematic experiences of the year. The breakout R-rated comedy of 2017 starring Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Regina Hall and scene-stealing newcomer Tiffany Haddish was a raucous affair that shattered box …


Report: North Korean generals get their American news from 'Morning Joe'

Apparently North Korean generals get their news from one specific American morning news show ... 'Morning Joe.'<p>NBC news correspondent Keir Simmons sat down with the lieutenant colonel and reported on the viewing habits of some of the rogue nation's top commanders.<p>“Be it no doubt that the senior …

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17 easy desserts you can make with leftover Halloween candy

Filed under: Lifestyle, Food, Food Holiday<p>After an evening of trick or treating, your kids will probably have amassed enough candy to last the next ten years. Here, 17 easy recipes to use up all that leftover Halloween loot in the most delicious way.<p>Read more...<p>Permalink | Email this | Linking …


7 quick and easy DIY Halloween costumes for the girl who hates dressing up

While some people start planning their costumes for Halloween a year in advance, there are many people are the "last-minute" type. While there is nothing wrong this, it can often be stressful to come up with fresh ideas. From a chic little devil to a farmer chick, save time and money with these …


Red Carpet Roundup: Nicole Kidman stuns in a crushed velvet dress and Blake Lively masters seven outfit changes in 24 hours

A-list models and Hollywood's most famous movie stars prove that some fashion risks are worth taking.<p>From Cindy Crawford's ruffled one-shoulder midi-dress by Saint Laurent to Nicole Kidman's body-hugging, pink crushed velvet dress, this week our favorite celebs were thinking outside the box when it …

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U.S. wants worldwide ban on laptops in checked bags claiming they pose explosion and fire risk

Filed under: News, World News, Transportation<p>Traveling for business could get a bit more complicated as the FAA presses for a worldwide ban on laptops in checked luggage.<p>Read more...<p>Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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Winston Churchill's grandson calls Trump a 'daft twerp'

Filed under: News, Politics, White House<p>President Trump has been called a lot of names since entering office, but an English lawmaker just used a term that has the potential to become a new nickname.<p>Read more...<p>Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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HIV-positive man allegedly cut tips off condoms to infect dates he met online

A Scottish hairdresser who was accused of deliberately infecting men he met online with HIV appeared in Lewes Crown Court in England this week, according to the Scottish Sun.<p>Prosecutor Caroline Carberry claims Daryll Rowe, who was diagnosed with HIV while living in Brighton in 2015, gave four men …


The best small cities to raise a family

Filed under: Finance, Real Estate, Planning<p>Raising a family in a small city can be an enriching experience. Small cities come without much of the hustle and bustle of larger cities or the sky-high costs of living. Plus, many small cities still offer access to employment opportunities and can offer …

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Is clutter cramping your clarity at work?

Filed under: Finance, Careers, Work Life<p>If you're having a hard time focusing on the job, the solution might be simpler than you think. Researchers have long known the negative effects of physical clutter. It makes sense, when you think about it. If you have a messy desk with papers and …


Stars dressing as other stars for Halloween: Heidi Klum, Kylie Jenner and other celebs' flawless costumes

Sometimes the best Halloween inspiration lives just a few blocks away.<p>It's hard to come up with the perfect costume, so in Hollywood, some celebrities have started channeling each other! And we have to say, we love it -- there's something extra funny about seeing one famous face dress up as another.<p>…

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Elizabeth Hurley opens up about her fight to end breast cancer: 'Breast cancer doesn't discriminate'

Elizabeth Hurley is opening up about her decades-long mission to find a cure for breast cancer.<p>The actress has been working with Estee Lauder Companies Breast Cancer Campaign since the early '90s, when she lost her grandmother to the disease, and she's brightening the spotlight on the devastating …


Residents of shrinking US island reject 'climate victim' label

Filed under: News, Environment, Science & Tech<p>TANGIER ISLAND, Md, Oct 20 (Reuters) - This summer, a delegation of Republican climate activists visited Tangier Island, a speck of grassland in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay, to try to convince its 450 residents to take climate change seriously.<p>Read more...<p>…


The best photos from the week in sports: 10/13 - 10/20

No matter your preferred sport, this past week had some excitement for everyone.<p>We're mere days away from Game 1 of the World Series after several dramatic rounds of postseason play. The Los Angeles Dodgers are making their first appearance in the Fall Classic since 1988 thanks to fiery play from …

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Maps show specific impact of a North Korean thermonuclear weapon on major US cities

Filed under: News, US, Crisis<p>Nuclear weapons may be humanity's most terrifying creations, but most people would be hard-pressed to say what, exactly, such an explosion might do to their town or city.<p>New satellite photos reveal the California wildfire's shocking damage from space<br>• Elon Musk wants to …

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Walker & Royce mesh together organs, hip-hop and house music on their new album 'Self Help'

Rising house music stars Walker & Royce could be found at the Dirtybird Campout music festival in early October behind a rustic self-help booth, seeking to give “advice” to any nearby “customers.” The setting recalled Lucy’s infamous psychiatry booth in the Peanuts comic strip, as the pair rarely …

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Federal employee accused of threatening to kidnap, rape and kill girls over the internet

Filed under: News, US, Crime<p>AURORA, Ill. (WGN) -- A federal employee who allegedly threatened to kidnap, rape and kill young girls over the internet could get out of jail while he awaits trial on child porn charges.<p>Read more...<p>Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments


Protester hugs Nazi in viral video: ‘Why do you hate me?’

Filed under: News, US, Controversy<p>On Thursday, a protester in a now-viral video decided to hug a Nazi outside of Richard Spencer’s speech at the University of Florida.<p>Read more...<p>Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments


Senate passes budget blueprint key to Trump tax effort

Filed under: News, Politics, Congress<p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code cleared a critical hurdle on Thursday when the Senate approved a budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year that will pave the way for Republicans to pursue a tax-cut package …

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Mark Cuban reveals 9 tips to getting rich

Mark Cuban has had a remarkable career as a businessman, investor and NBA owner of the Dallas Mavericks.<p>The billionaire recently teamed up with Vanity Fair to release his guide for saving money, getting a better return on your investments and building wealth.<p>"Rich is all relative," the millionaire …


Verizon Reports Flat Q3 Earnings But Modest Gains In Media And FiOS | Deadline

Verizon said its third-quarter results were dinged by hurricanes and flooding across Florida and Texas, but still reported net income of 89 cents in …

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Dying chimpanzee smiles one last time during old friend's visit

An ailing chimpanzee who refused to eat and could barely move somehow found the strength to let out a great big smile for an old human friend who paid her a visit.<p>The touching 2016 footage, which is currently making the rounds again on social media, shows Mama, a terminally ill 59-year-old …


Verizon Meets Earnings Estimates as Sales of $31.7B Top Forecasts

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) posted third-quarter earnings in line with Wall Street expectations on Thursday, Oct. 19.<p>The company reported …


US warship patrols in Korean waters as show of force to Kim Jong Un

Filed under: News, World News, Conflict & Extremism<p>ABOARD USS RONALD REAGAN, Sea of Japan, Oct 19 (Reuters) - The USS Ronald Reagan, a 100,000-ton nuclear powered aircraft carrier, patrolled in waters east of the Korean peninsula on Thursday, in a show of sea and air power designed to warn off …

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