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Khloe Kardashian's Best Friend Just Got Arrested For DUI

Stephanie Marcus | October 8, 2015 | Entertainment
TMZ reports that Khloe Kardashian's best friend Malika Haqq was arrested for DUI after crashing her car on the 101 freeway in Los Angeles early Thursday morning.  Haqq, who stars on E!'s new Kardashian spin-off "Dash Dolls" and regularly appears on "Keeping Up with...

So Why Didn't The World End Yesterday?

David Moye | October 8, 2015 | Weird News
Despite a prediction that yesterday would be the end of the world, the world is still around -- we think. The man who made the apocalyptic prophecy is now explaining what he got wrong.

Neil Patrick Harris Shares Adorable Family Video On Facebook

Julia Brucculieri | October 8, 2015 | Entertainment
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Paul Prudhomme, Famed New Orleans Chef, Dies At 75

Joe Satran | October 8, 2015 | Taste
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Paul Prudhomme, the Cajun who popularized spicy Louisiana cuisine and became one of the first American restaurant chefs to achieve worldwide fame, died Thursday. He was 75. Tiffanie Roppolo, the CFO of Prudhomme's businesses, told The Associated Press that he died early Thursday...

NYPD Officer Used Excessive Force On Ex-Tennis Player James Blake: Review Board

Michael McLaughlin | October 8, 2015 | Sports
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Pluto Has Blue Skies And Red Ice, NASA Says

David Freeman | October 8, 2015 | Science
NASA's New Horizons mission keeps revealing new surprises about Pluto. The latest: The far-flung dwarf planet has blue skies and small patches of water ice on its surface. "Who would have expected a blue sky in the Kuiper Belt?" Alan Stern, the mission's principal investigator, said...

'Game Of Thrones' Casts Melanie Liburd As Another Red Priestess

Stephanie Marcus | October 8, 2015 | Entertainment
Is there room in Westeros for two Red Priestesses?  Spoiler alert for "Game of Thrones" Season 6. Deadline was the first to report that British actress Melanie Liburd has been cast as another Red Priestess on "Game of Thrones," but no word as to whether her character will replace Melisandre (Carice van...

DuPont To Pay $1.6 Million For Contaminating Drinking Water

Jenny Che | October 8, 2015 | Business
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman was awarded $1.6 million Wednesday in the trial of a lawsuit that alleged a chemical from a DuPont Co. plant contaminated drinking water and contributed to her contracting kidney cancer. A jury awarded the damages to 59-year-old Carla...

Kendall Jenner Poses Topless In The Shower For New Photo Shoot

Carly Ledbetter | October 8, 2015 | Entertainment
Supermodel Kendall Jenner is working hard, on and off the runway. During Paris Fashion Week, the 19-year-old apparently posed for a shoot with photographers Mert Alaş and Marcus Piggott. Jenner shared a topless photo from the shower shoot on Instagram with the caption, "washing away my sins":

Ben Carson Says Rupert Murdoch Is No Racist

Igor Bobic | October 8, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Thursday shrugged off a controversial tweet from Rupert Murdoch, in which the executive chairman of News Corporation suggested Barack Obama was not a "real black president." "I know Rupert Murdoch. He's not a racist by any stretch of the...

Cards Against Humanity Offers $500,000 In Scholarships To Women In Tech

Joseph Erbentraut | October 8, 2015 | Impact
For a company geared toward “horrible” people, Cards Against Humanity sure does do some pretty meaningful things. Earlier this year, the popular party game announced it would be selling a science-centric 30-card expansion pack to raise money toward its Science Ambassador Scholarship fund, which will provide full-ride, four-year scholarships to women pursuing undergraduate degrees in STEM fields -- science, technology, engineering or math. The pack, co-authored by "Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal" creator Zach Weinersmith and Bad Astronomy author Phil Plait, has been a hit, drumming up over $500,000 in sales so far and the company is now accepting video applications from those interested in the scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year. According to the scholarship’s website, applications will be evaluated by a board of 50 women who work professionally in the fields of science and engineering. Cards Against Humanity has made previous forays into philanthropy: In 2013, it donated more than $100,000 from the sales of its holiday pack to needy classrooms through DonorsChoose. Last year, it donated $250,000 to the Sunlight Foundation, a nonprofit group that advocates for open government. H/T BoingBoing   Also on...

Man Accused Of Using Employer's Van In 12 Burglaries, Police Say

David Moye | October 8, 2015 | Crime
SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A man who lost his driver's license while fleeing police used the van from the adult day care center where he worked to commit burglaries of several vehicles in central New Jersey, police said. Jarred Robinson, of Franklin,...

Volkswagen's U.S. Chief Meets Skeptical House Subcommittee

Kate Sheppard | October 8, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- The chief executive of Volkswagen Group of America faced a skeptical House panel on Thursday, despite his promises that the company is doing its best to get to the bottom of an emissions scandal that has rocked the world's biggest automaker. CEO Michael Horn...

The 8 Best Places To Retire

Yagana Shah | October 8, 2015 | Fifty
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Where you retire can determine how vibrant your golden years will be. It turns out that some areas around the globe are better suited than others for older adults looking to stay healthy and active. And where you live can have a profound effect on your health and mortality, according...

6 Common Retirement Regrets

Yagana Shah | October 8, 2015 | Fifty
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Ready for retirement? Whether Americans have a retirement savings plan plays a big role in their opinion about having an affordable retirement, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute's 2015 annual retirement confidence survey. But financial advisors say there are many other factors potential retirees should consider...

Japanese 'Schindler' Honored Decades After World War II

Antonia Blumberg | October 8, 2015 | Religion
TOKYO — As world attention is focused on the plight of migrants fleeing conflicts in Syria and Iraq, a Japanese diplomat who risked everything to save thousands of Jewish refugees during World War II is finally getting his due. Chiune Sugihara was Japan’s vice consul in...

How A Shark Run-In May Have Saved A Man's Life

Hilary Hanson | October 8, 2015 | Weird News
Most people who have violent encounters with sharks aren’t too grateful for the experience. That’s not the case for Eugene Finney, a Massachusetts man, who was on vacation in California in July, and credits his run-in with a shark for saving his life. The medical examination he got after the encounter uncovered a tumor on his kidney. Finney was swimming off Huntington Beach when he felt something crash into his back, he told CBS Boston. “I’d never been hit like that before,” he said. “It was pretty jarring. It kind of gave me an instant whiplash.” Finney had no idea what it was at the time, but it left him “pretty much instantly in pain,” he told local news station WHDH. His daughter noticed his back was covered in blood when he got out of the water. As he was rinsing it off, lifeguards started evacuating the beach after spotting shark fins in the water. The next day a surfer at the same beach was attacked by a great white shark, according to the San Jose Mercury News. Finney was still experiencing severe pain in his upper body back home in Massachusetts days later. He went to a hospital, where doctors determined he had interior bruising caused by blunt-force trauma. But while conducting a CAT scan to help determine the source of Finney’s pain, doctors also noticed a small growth on his kidney. The growth turned out to be stage 1 cancer. Surgeons removed the tumor two weeks ago and say Finney is now completely cancer-free. But this might not have been the case if the shark bump hadn’t prompted him to seek medical attention. “If they hadn’t made this incidental find, I wouldn’t have known until it was too late,” he told the Mercury News. H/T: The Dodo Contact the author of this article at

Ben Carson: I Want To Turn The U.S. Into A Tax Haven

Ben Walsh | October 8, 2015 | Politics
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Ben Carson Supports Reauthorizing The Voting Rights Act

Igor Bobic | October 8, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson supports reauthorizing the Voting Rights Act, the landmark civil rights law whose protections were watered down by the Supreme Court in 2013. In a Thursday interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Carson was asked whether he agreed with his rival, former Florida...

Ben Carson Blames Holocaust On Gun Control

Nick Baumann | October 8, 2015 | Politics
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