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  • Report: Under Armour offers Kevin Durant rich deal

    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Kevin Durant's representation, Roc Nation Sports, informed Nike on Wednesday that he has a deal on the table with Under Armour worth between $265 million and $285 million over 10 years, sources told ESPN.com. The deal includes Under Armour stock and other incentives such a community center built in his mother's name whose exact worth will not be known for some time. Nike will now have the right to match, which is a condition of Durant's current contract with the brand. Durant can still choose Nike if they don't match, but can't legally choose Under Armour if they do. Nike's last offer, sources said, would have given Durant a base and a minimum royalty guarantee that would equal no less than $20 million a year.

  • SeaWorld pulls staff from water in killer whale shows

    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    SeaWorld Entertainment has dropped an appeal of citations it received after the drowning of a trainer who was pulled under by a killer whale, ending any chance of trainers ever again swimming with orcas during shows, according to NBC Miami. The marine park company said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing last week that it wasn't going to pursue the appeal of a court's decision to uphold the citations. Last April, the federal appeals court in Washington said SeaWorld's challenge to the finding was unpersuasive, and that the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission was correct when it found that the SeaWorld park in Orlando had violated a federal workplace safety law, NBC Miami reports.

  • Troubling Report Finds Children Are Getting Killed Once They're Deported From U.S.

    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    As a debate continues to rage in the United States over whether to treat the influx of unaccompanied minors at the border as refugees or to summarily deport them, The Los Angeles Times reports that minors deported to Honduras over the last month are being killed . A morgue director in the city Honduran city of San Pedro Sula told The Los Angeles Times that “at least five, perhaps as many as 10” children killed there since February had been deported from the United States.

  • The World's Largest Swimming Pool Is Paradise

    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    It's not every day that a photo causes an audible reaction, but these pictures of the world's largest swimming pool are most definitely whine-worthy. Yes, we told you about this glorious man-made pool that sits on the grounds of the San Alfonso del Mar Resort in Chile a while back and yes we know it's a schlep to this wonderland, but it's the dog days of summer and we couldn't resist a revisit.

  • Ex-referee Mike Carey asked off Redskins games because of team name

    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Former NFL referee Mike Carey was ahead of this Redskins controversy way before it really became a huge story a few years ago. After the 2005 NFL season, Carey asked the NFL to not work Washington games anymore. According to the Washington Post, Carey found the Redskins' nickname "disrespectful" and requested to someone in the league office who makes the officiating assignments that he not be assigned to their games because of the team name. He asked that the matter be kept private. The league complied, because the last time he worked a Washington game was the season opener in 2006.

  • WATCH: Obama Time-Lapse Shows Just How Much The Presidency Ages You

    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    There's a reason why the question "It's 3. a.m. Who do you want answering the phone?" became a constant refrain of the 2008 election. The presidency is an all-hours, no-holds-barred job, and all that work and all that stress take a pretty significant toll on our leaders, according to The Huffington Post. According to some researchers, it may even accelerate the aging process. "You see it over a term," geriatric physician Ronan Factora told the Washington Post. "It's a good study of chronic stress on a person's overall health."

  • Dallas RB DeMarco Murray has new-found faith in former Bedlam rival Joseph Randle

    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    DeMarco Murray had doubts when he would come out of games last year. The Dallas Cowboys lead running back wasn’t sure if his replacements could successfully carry the load. The former Oklahoma standout no longer has those concerns. What he’s seen throughout the offseason and training camp from backs like Lance Dunbar and former Oklahoma State star Joseph Randle has Murray feeling more comfortable about taking a breather in 2014. “[Dunbar] and Randle are going to have an important role this year and those are guys that not only do I trust, but the coaches trust,” Murray said Wednesday. 

  • Most Americans Use Just Half Their Vacation Days

    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Americans are so busy looking over their shoulders at work, they only take half of their paid time off, according to MarketWatch.com. Employees only use 51% of their eligible paid vacation time and paid time off, according to a recent survey of 2,300 workers who receive paid vacation. The survey was carried out by research firm Harris Interactive for the careers website Glassdoor. What’s more, 61% of Americans work while they’re on vacation, despite complaints from family members; one-in-four report being contacted by a colleague about a work-related matter while taking time off, while one-in-five have been contacted by their boss.

  • Billy Crystal will honor Robin Williams at the Emmy Awards

    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    The tribute to Robin Williams at the 2014 Emmy Awards will come from another comedy legend, according to USA TODAY. Billy Crystal, a longtime friend of Williams who co-starred with him in the 1997 film Fathers’ Day, will lead a tribute to the late comedian at the awards ceremony, Emmy producer Don Mischer told E! News. “We felt we needed to do something powerful and memorable. Billy seemed like the perfect choice,” Mischer said.

  • Vine update to let users import videos

    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Developers at Vine rolled out a new version of the video app for iOS that will allow users to import footage from their camera roll and create their six-second clips, according to USA TODAY. When users are ready to capture a video, they'll see an option on screen to import a video. Users can also mix together several videos instead of importing a single clip. The app is also adding several fresh editing features, including duplicate and mute buttons, as well as the ability to preview clips and undo changes, USA TODAY reports.

  • Makeup artist turns her mouth into cartoon characters, and it's the coolest

    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    And we thought mastering liquid eyeliner was an A+ beauty trick. Over in London, Laura Jenkinson is taking things slightly further. The makeup artist has gained a substantial Internet following for her insanely awesome cartoon character drawings — on her mouth, according to USA TODAY.

  • CNN anchor blasted for asking why police aren't using water cannons

    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    In a segment on the use of tear gas in the Ferguson, Mo., protests, CNN International Anchor Rosemary Church asked why police are using this strategy instead of others to disperse crowds, according to USA TODAY. Church went on to ask Tuesday, "Why not perhaps use water cannons, at least it's not something that is going to have the same kind of effect." Images of civil rights protesters being blasted with fire hoses during the 1960s still resonate strongly among the American public. And, the response on Twitter has been overwhelmingly negative toward the anchor.

  • Salmonella Risk Causes Whole Foods, Trader Joe's Peanut And Almond Butter Recall

    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    A possible salmonella contamination has led Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Kroger, and Safeway brands of peanut butter to be recalled by the company that makes them, nSpired Natural Foods, Inc., according to the Food and Drug Administration. BuzzFeed reports there have also been recalls for almond and peanut butters made by Arrowhead Mills and MaraNatha after nSpired Natural Foods said there was four reports of illnesses possibly related to their spreads. The nut butters have been sold in the U.S., as well as Canada, the Dominican Republic, Hong Kong, and the United Arab Emirates.

  • Gov. Rick Perry's mugshot spawns memes

    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry turned himself in for booking at a courthouse in Austin on Tuesday, less than a week after his indictment on two felony counts of abuse of power, according to Yahoo News. And Perry's mug shot, released by the Austin Police Department, quickly inspired a meme, with references to Tyler Perry, the governor's (noticeably absent) hipster glasses and the Maine teen who showed up for his booking photo wearing a T-shirt bearing his mug shot from a previous arrest.

  • Twitter suspends accounts sharing images of journalist's alleged execution

    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Twitter CEO Dick Costolo announced on Wednesday that the company is suspending the accounts of users who post graphic images related to the alleged beheading of James Foley, the American photojournalist kidnapped in Syria nearly two years ago, according to Yahoo News. "We have been and are actively suspending accounts as we discover them related to this graphic imagery," Costolo tweeted. "Thank you." On Tuesday, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria posted a five-minute video of Foley's apparent execution to YouTube, leading to worldwide outrage.

  • Former OSU quarterback Wes Lunt named starter at Illinois

    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Turns out Wes Lunt is a Division I starting quarterback. The former Oklahoma State quarterback was named the starter at Illinois on Wednesday. Lunt transferred from Oklahoma State prior to the 2013-14 season, while battling with Cowboys QBs Clint Chelf and J.W. Walsh. Lunt was named the Illini's starting quarterback by a guy also tied to Oklahoma State football -- former Cowboys defensive coordinator Tim Beckman.

  • Two Car Crash Blocks Westbound I-40 In Midwest City

    BY MATTHEW NUTTLE, NEWS9 | Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Emergency crews are responding to an auto accident on the westbound side of Interstate 40 just west of Air Depot Blvd. in Midwest City, Wednesday afternoon.

  • Teen tells story of illegal journey to U.S.

    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    When 15-year-old William risked his life at the hands of illegal traffickers to make a harrowing journey from his home in El Salvador to the United States eight months ago, he did so because he believed the danger of staying in Central America outweighed the risk of the journey, according to Yahoo News. “You risk your life,” William said about the situation in El Salvador in a recent interview with “Power Players.” “Because of the gangs, you can't live in peace. They want money or they will endanger your family,” he said through his translator. And now, William, who asked that his last name not be used, said he is sharing his story with the hope that Americans will understand the situation facing the tens of thousands of Central American minors, who like himself, have flooded across the border into the United States in recent months to escape poverty and violence.

  • Why Ferguson isn't all over your Facebook feed

    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Over the past few days, Topic A on Twitter has been the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Mike Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri, and the ensuing protests and the police response, according to Yahoo Tech. For much of that time, Topic B has been “Why hasn’t this been Topic A on Facebook?” Sociologist Zeynep Tufekci asked that in a post on Medium. Why, she asked, would one social network apparently ignore the biggest topic on another network?

  • WATCH: 'Breaking Bad' stars reunite for pawn shop parody video

    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    After one too many bottles of wine and some online shopping, Julia Louis-Dreyfus finds herself needing fast cash to pay for an island. Enter “Barely Legal Pawn,” owned by “Breaking Bad” stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, The Wrap reports. In a new video produced by Audi of America, sponsor of the upcoming 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, in the run-up to Monday's ceremony, the three nominees team up for a reality-style spoof which sees Louis-Dreyfus stopping by a sketchy pawn shop owned by Buzz Jackson (Cranston) and Randy Jackson (Paul). She tries to unload her Emmy for Best Supporting Actress for “Seinfeld,” but it's not clear if the Jacksons have any clue what they're looking at.