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CNN TV Exclusive: Malaysian PM not declaring passengers dead  8 hours ago

An autonomous underwater vehicle is brought back aboard the Australian ship Ocean Shield after a search mission for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean on Saturday, April 19. Searchers are co...

Holder cancels speech, appearance in OKC amid angry protests  8 hours ago

Attorney General Eric Holder cancelled his appearance before the Oklahoma City Police Department's graduating cadet class Thursday amid angry protests over his scheduled visit. Mr. Holder was scheduled to deliver remarks at the graduation ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time, according to his official itinerary sent out by the Justice ...

Arizona VA boss accused of covering up veterans' deaths linked to previous scandal  10 hours ago

The director of the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system -- where at least 40 U.S. veterans allegedly died while waiting for appointments -- previously oversaw a Washington state VA facility where the number of veteran suicides were undercounted, FoxNews.com has learned.

Vic Gundotra, The Father Of Google+, Is Leaving Google After 8 Years  8 hours ago

 Vic Gundotra, the father of Google+, today announced that he is leaving Google after eight years with the company. It?s unclear where he is going next or who will take over his position at Google. In his announcement, Gundotra says he is ?looking forward to the journey yet to come.? ?I have been incredibly fortunate to work with the amazing people of Google. I don?t? Read More

Netanyahu: Hamas-Fatah deal a ‘blow to peace’  8 hours ago

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Fox News that a new agreement between rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah is a "blow to peace," on the heels of the Israeli government cutting off Mideast peace talks over the announcement.

George Clooney Doesn't Like It When You Call Obama An 'A**hole'  9 hours ago

Actor George Clooney doesn't like it when you hate on his friends -- especially if that friend is President Barack Obama. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Clooney refused to remain at a table with hotel-casino developer Steve Wynn after the latter called Obama an "a**hole" two weeks ago. Norm Clarke reports: Wynn said Clooney ?got drunk? from downing tequila shots and stormed off after delivering an F-bomb. The two-time Oscar winner issued the following statement in an email sent through his publicist: ?There were nine people at that table ... so you can ask them. ... Steve likes to go on rants. ?He called the president an asshole ... that is a fact ... I said the President was my longtime friend and then he said ?your friend is an asshole.? ... At that point I told Steve that HE was an asshole and I wasn?t going to sit at his table while he was being such a jackass. ?And I walked out. There were obviously quite a few more adjectives and adverbs used by both of us. Thos...

Lyft Launches In 24 New Cities, Cuts Fares Another 10%  9 hours ago

 On-demand ride-sharing startup Lyft is expanding aggressively in the U.S., announcing the launch of service in 24 new markets today. Along with the expansion, Lyft company will be offering free rides to new users in all launch markets, while also lowering its fares by another 10 percent in existing markets. Read More

Water becoming more valuable than gold  7 hours ago

Over the past 10 years the S&P 500 Global Water index has outperformed the bellwether gold and energy indices. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) Something that many might take for granted is becoming highly coveted: water. In fact, water h...

Obama's Getting A Chicago High School Named After Him  6 hours ago

President Barack Obama will have a new selective enrollment Chicago public high school named after him, his former chief of staff and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Thursday afternoon. Barack Obama College Preparatory High School, Emanuel says, will be built on the city's Near North Side using $60 million in tax-increment financing funds, the Chicago Sun-Times' Fran Spielman and Lauren Fitzpatrick reported. The school will open in the fall of 2017 with a freshman class of 300 students and will ultimately serve 1,200 students, the mayor said. The school will be located behind Skinner North Classical School on Chicago Park District property and will help meet what CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett described as a high demand for more of the highly competitive selective enrollment schools in the district, according to WBEZ. The district currently has just 10 citywide and many students who qualify for admission are turned away. ?We must seize every opportunity to ensure our students rec...

Cliven Bundy: Are Black People 'Better Off As Slaves' Than 'Under Government Subsidy?'  12 hours ago

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who was involved in a tense standoff with federal rangers in a dispute over grazing rights, didn't hide his racism in an interview with the New York Times published Wednesday. The Bureau of Land Management claims Bundy has let his cattle graze on federal land without paying since 1993, saying he now owes more than $1 million in grazing fees. When federal agents came to confront Bundy about the fees, they were met by an armed militia, a move that has fired up conservatives. Bundy is attempting to use his newfound fame to spread more than just his views on grazing rights, telling the Times he planned to hold a daily news conference. During Saturday's conference, Bunday shared his views on "the Negro": ?I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,? he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, ?and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids ? and there is...

Pineda suspended 10 games for pine tar  6 hours ago

Michael Pineda was suspended 10 games by Major League Baseball Thursday for using pine tar in his start against the Red Sox Wednesday night.

'Jem And The Holograms' Movie Casts Its Leads  6 hours ago

"Jem and the Holograms" the movie is getting closer to theaters as the cast begins to fill out. Aubrey Peeples ("Nashville") will play title Jem, The Hollywood Reporter learned, with Stefanie Scott ("A.N.T. Farm") in the role of Jem's sister, Kimber. Aurora Perrineau of "Pretty Little Liars" and Hayley Kiyoko of "The Fosters" have also been cast as Shana and Aja, respectively. According to THR and behind the scenes photos posted by director Jon M. Chu, the film, which is based on a 1980s toy collection and cartoon, has already started shooting. Children of the '80s remember Jem and her alter-ego Jerrica Benton rocking out, enjoying glamour, glitter and fame. Backed by Hollywood heavyweights Blumhouse Productions and Scooter Braun Productions, "Jem" the movie is billed as a revamp of the classic, focusing on how to be yourself in a social media age. Peeples got to demonstrate her impressive vocals on "Nashville" this season as a bubbly new pop star named Layla. After the news was an...

This Is What Should Have Happened In That 'Game Of Thrones' Rape Scene  5 hours ago

Since the controversial rape scene in the April 20 episode of "Game of Thrones," everyone has chimed in with their thoughts. Fans were enraged by the scene (which didn't occur in the book), the episode director said he viewed it as consensual sex, George R.R. Martin responded on his blog and critics pointed out why it necessitates discussion. The conversations have hardly died down and to add their own take on the matter, one fan wrote a mock script of how the scene should have gone. In the fan fiction script, Cersei stops the rape. "Hold on, let's take a moment and talk this through," she says. What follows is the most unrealistic civil conversation never to exist between two Lannisters, much less anyone in the Seven Kingdoms. It's pretty funny, since this would clearly never happen. But hey, we can all wish that the people of Westeros would show one another a little more respect -- then again, we wouldn't have "Game of Thrones," would we? Read the full mock script: "Game of...

Top 10 Bad Excuses for Not Quitting That Job You Hate  9 hours ago

Martin was desperately unhappy in his last job, but still ended up staying for years. He had many excuses for why. One was money. Not the amount itself, but rather the security that it gave him. He had no savings and some debt which made switching jobs a scary prospect. The second reason was the memory of the good times in the company. It started out great but the problems began when a co-worker quit and Martin got his position. The new job turned out to be a nightmare because of a bad manager and huge organizational problems. For a long time Martin thought things would change and he did his best to solve the problems but instead things only got worse and worse and Martin developed a lot of warning signs. He constantly got sick (flus, back pain and headaches in his case), he was constantly tired, he started to procrastinate and stopped caring much about the quality of his work. After a long time, he found a new job and he told me in an email, that as soon as he quit the old job,...

Climbers pack up as Sherpas say they won't go up Everest  8 hours ago

MUMBAI, India ? Scores of mountaineers were departing Mt. Everest on Thursday after Nepalese officials failed to break an impasse with anguished Sherpa guides who want to halt climbing following last week?s devastating avalanche.

'Bachelorette' creator 'in shock' after contestant's death that puts show in 'bizarre predicament'  8 hours ago

Andi Dorfman, 26, will embark on her own journey to find love when she stars in the tenth edition of "The Bachelorette," which will premiere on May 19, 2014 on ABC.© 2014 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. The Bachelor fra...

For just $119,000, you can tour the world on a Four Seasons jet  11 hours ago

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts will use a private branded jet to take travelers around the world on bespoke tours starting next year, the chain announced Wednesday. The Four Seasons Jet is a Boeing 757 that has been adapted ...

Magnitude 6.7 quake off British Columbia coast  13 hours ago

PORT ALICE, British Columbia (AP) ? The U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center says a magnitude 6.7 quake has been recorded in the Pacific Ocean off the northwest corner of British Columbia's Vancouve...

The 8 biggest mysteries of our planet  12 hours ago

In 1970, geologists were still putting the finishing touches on plate tectonics, the model that explains how the Earth's surface takes shape. More than 40 years later, many riddles still remain when it comes to our planet. Fo...

Luckiest Man On The Planet Wins Lottery 3 Times In 3 Weeks  12 hours ago

Some people really do have all the luck. One such Chicago man beat the odds at winning the lottery not once or even twice, but three times -- and all in less than a month. Christopher Kaelin, a 31-year-old "occasional lottery player," won a total of $276,000 from the same lotto game over a three-week span, according to the Illinois Lottery. "At first we were just 'oh my God.' It was a feel-good moment, we just couldn't believe it," Kaelin told HuffPost describing the reaction to his lotto score earlier in April when he instantly won $25,000 on a scratch-off ticket. "My fiancé and I were so thrilled that I won $25,000, we went out for dinner to celebrate. When we stopped at a gas station afterward, I decided to buy another crossword instant ticket and won $1,000," Kaelin previously told the Illinois Lottery. Kaelin returned a week later to the same newsstand in downtown Chicago where he had purchased the first winning ticket, bought another, and went back to his office. That ti...

FDA proposes e-cigarette regulations  14 hours ago

(CNN) -- The Food and Drug Administration is making another attempt at regulating electronic cigarettes and other tobacco products. On Thursday, the agency proposed rules that call for strict regulation of electronic cigarett...

Cat Café a place for New Yorkers to 'paws' and relax  8 hours ago

The first Cat Café in North America has New Yorkers 'feline' groovy. City-dwellers and tourists alike flocked to the Purina ONE Cat Café in the Bowery on Thursday morning for their chance to spend some quality time with some furry friends.

Pitcher Grant Hockin got life lessons from Hall of Fame kin  10 hours ago

High schools: Ex-Minnesota Twins slugger Harmon Killebrew was a strong influence on his grandson, now a La Verne Damien star.One of the greatest gifts for a teenager is when a grandfather is able to live long enough to offer life lessons that can be cherished forever.

WWE Star 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin Slams Marriage Equality Opponents In Knockout Rant  11 hours ago

World Wrestling Entertainment star "Stone Cold" Steve Austin sure knows how to deliver a knockout defense of marriage equality. Last year on his weekly podcast, "The Steve Austin Show: Unleashed!," the former WWE champ went on an expletive-heavy rant against opponents of same-sex marriage, calling out religious organizations in particular. Although the show originally aired months ago, it began making the rounds on wrestling blogs this week, and it's no surprise why. In the clip, Austin has some very choice words for those standing in the way of equality. "I'm for same-sex marriage," he said. "I don't give a s--t if two guys, two gals, guy-gay, whatever it is ... I believe that any human being in America or any human being in the G-d damn world that wants to be married [should be]. If it's the same sex, then more power to 'em." Austin takes issue with the anti-gay stance of some religious institutions that preach in the name of God. "What also chaps my a-- is that some of these...

Beverly Hills Hotel protest planned over Brunei's anti-gay laws  7 hours ago

Will a call by high-profile members of the fashion industry to boycott hotel properties with ties to Brunei because of that country's anti-gay laws be answered beyond the echo chamber of social media?