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Jeb Bush Has Become The GOP Front-runner For 2016 -- So Now What? -

Andrew Hart | February 1, 2015 | Politics
Mitt Romney’s decision to forgo a third try at the White House has settled the question of whether the 2016 GOP presidential field has a front-runner — bestowing a coveted status on former Florida governor Jeb Bush that also raises new challenges and perils.

'Me And Earl And The Dying Girl' Sweeps Sundance Awards

Andrew Hart | February 1, 2015 | Entertainment
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Sundance breakout "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," a quirky, heartfelt story about a pair of high school film lovers who befriend a girl with cancer, won both the U.S. dramatic audience award and the grand jury prize at the 31st Sundance Film Festival...

Seahawks Super Bowl Repeat A Scary Prospect For NFL

Andrew Hart | February 1, 2015 | Sports
PHOENIX (AP) — Here are some scary thoughts for the rest of the NFL: A win Sunday will stamp the Seahawks as one of the best teams of the Super Bowl era. And, given Seattle's makeup and philosophy, the future for the franchise might be brighter than for any other...

Packers' Aaron Rodgers Wins 2nd MVP Award

Andrew Hart | January 31, 2015 | Sports
PHOENIX (AP) — Aaron Rodgers has won his second Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award in somewhat surprisingly easy fashion. Rodgers, who also took the honor in 2011, received 31 votes for the 2014 award from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league. Houston's...

These Twin Sisters Just Turned 90, And They're Still Cracking Each Other Up

Kate Abbey-Lambertz | January 31, 2015 | Fifty
If you're looking for an example of true sisterhood, look no further than this duo -- they've been inseparable for 90 years, and they're still having a ball with each other. Identical twins Helen Baynes and Lucille England celebrate their 90th birthdays Sunday. The two women were...

Obama Said To Seek 19% Global Minimum Tax In Bid For Road Money

Andrew Hart | January 31, 2015 | Politics
President Barack Obama will propose that U.S.-based companies pay a minimum 19 percent tax on their future foreign earnings, capturing profits that are now often beyond the government’s reach.

Football Hall Of Fame Selects Seau, Bettis, Brown, Haley, Shields

AP | February 1, 2015 | Sports
PHOENIX (AP) — One by one, the newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame stepped onto the stage as their names were called. When the eighth man elected Saturday, the late Junior Seau, was announced, his two sons stood with the group. "I wish," 25-year-old Tyler Seau said...

Justin Timberlake Confirms Jessica Biel's Pregnancy With Sweetest Photo Ever

Bill Bradley | January 31, 2015 | Entertainment
Bye, bye, bye to any doubt. Justin Timberlake celebrated his 34th birthday by finally confirming wife Jessica Biel's pregnancy in an Instagram that is almost too adorable for words:

10 Worst States To Grow Old In

Alexander C. Kaufman | January 31, 2015 | Business
This story was originally published on 24/7 Wall St. The U.S. elderly population has grown exponentially in recent decades. The number of Americans 65 and older grew from 35 million in 2000 to 41.4 million in 2011 and to an estimated 44.7 million in 2013. This...

Gorillaz Co-Creator Reportedly Confirms A Return With New Art

Bill Bradley | January 31, 2015 | Entertainment
There's a new reason to be happy and feeling glad. Gorillaz artist Jamie Hewlett has reportedly confirmed the animated band's return. After posting new artwork of band members Noodle and Murdoc, Revolt reports Hewlett responded to a fan's comment asking about the band coming back by...

Carl Djerassi, Creator Of Birth Control Pill, Dead At 91

AP | January 31, 2015 | Science
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died. Djerrasi died of complications of cancer Friday in his San Francisco home, Stanford University spokesman Dan Stober said. He was 91. Djerassi, a professor emeritus of chemistry at Stanford, was most...

Scott Walker Takes Lead In Iowa Poll

Benjamin Hart | January 31, 2015 | Politics
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is the top choice for president in 2016 among Republican voters in Iowa, surging past a crowded field of rivals to take the lead in a Bloomberg/Des Moines Register poll of prospective Republican candidates for president. In the poll, released on Saturday night, Walker...

'Law & Order: SVU' To Air Episode Based On GamerGate

Lily Karlin | January 31, 2015 | Entertainment
"Law & Order: SVU" will air an episode inspired by GamerGate. As first pointed out by The Mary Sue, the show's Feb. 11 installment, “The Intimidation Game,” will explore the dangerous side of being a woman in the gaming community. The episode, according to TV Guide,...

Kendall Jenner Shows Skin In Cut-Out Top, Cozies Up To Ansel Elgort For Photo Shoot

Bill Bradley | January 31, 2015 | Entertainment
Kendall Jenner is one lucky girl! Wearing a black and burgundy beaded cut-out top, red pants, and headphones around her neck, the 19-year-old model and "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star cozied up to "The Fault in Our Stars" and "Divergent" star and regulation hottie Ansel Elgort, looking sharp in...

We Asked 25 Psychics Across The Country To Predict Who Will Win The Super Bowl

Todd Van Luling | January 31, 2015 | Sports
If you believe our country's psychics, the New England Patriots are about to win Super Bowl XLIX.

Brandeis President To Step Down, Take Job At Yale

Tyler Kingkade | January 31, 2015 | College
WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) -- Brandeis University President Frederick Lawrence will step down at the end of the current school year and take a job at Yale. Lawrence made the announcement Friday. He said in a letter to the university community in Waltham, Massachusetts, that he looked forward to returning to...

The Richest County In Each State

Alexander C. Kaufman | January 31, 2015 | Business
In his recent State of the Union address, president Barack Obama asked, “will we accept an economy where only a few of us do spectacularly well? Or will we commit ourselves to an economy that generates rising incomes and chances for everyone who makes the effort?”

Rep. John Conyers Calls For Police Reforms After Cop Who Killed 7-Year-Old Walks

Kate Abbey-Lambertz | January 31, 2015 | Black Voices
Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) has pledged to introduce legislation on police accountability following the dismissal of charges against a Detroit police officer who fatally shot a 7-year-old girl. On Friday, the case was dropped against Officer Joseph Weekley in the 2010 death of Aiyana Stanley-Jones, who was...

Video Of Suge Knight Fatal Hit-And-Run Reviewed By Authorities

Andrew Hart | January 31, 2015 | Entertainment
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sheriff's investigators Saturday were reviewing a video of an incident in which hip-hop music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight hit two men with his pickup truck, killing one, that may help provide clarity on whether Knight was the victim or attacker in his most serious run-in with...

Texas Governor To Declare 'Chris Kyle Day' In Honor Of Famed Sniper

Reuters | January 31, 2015 | Politics
Jan 30 (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Friday he would officially declare Feb. 2 "Chris Kyle Day" in the state, in honor of the late Navy Seal sharpshooter portrayed in the film "American Sniper." The movie, starring Bradley Cooper as Kyle who was killed by a disgruntled...