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  • LeBron James returning to Cleveland Cavaliers

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    King James is coming home. LeBron James explains to SI's Lee Jenkins why he's returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers after spending four seasons with the Miami Heat. "When I left Cleveland, I was on a mission. I was seeking championships, and we won two. But Miami already knew that feeling. Our city hasn’t had that feeling in a long, long, long time. My goal is still to win as many titles as possible, no question. But what’s most important for me is bringing one trophy back to Northeast Ohio."

  • North Korea Complains to UN About Seth Rogen Movie

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    North Korea has complained to the United Nations about a film starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, accusing the United States of sponsoring terrorism and committing an act of war by allowing production of a movie about a plot to kill its leader, Kim Jong Un, according to Reuters. "The Interview" - due to be released later this year - is about an American television-show host and his producer who land an interview with Kim Jong Un, and are then recruited by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency to assassinate the North Korean leader, according to Internet Movie Database (IMDb). The letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon from North Korea's U.N. Ambassador Ja Song Nam, dated June 27 but made public this week, does not mention the name of the movie but talks about a plot that "involves insulting and assassinating the supreme leadership," Reuters reports.

  • Toker Fired After Legally Smoking Pot Has His Job Back

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    This pot controversy went up in smoke. NBC News reports a Washington state man who was the first person in Spokane to buy legal recreational marijuana this week, and then said he was fired over the resulting media coverage, got his job back Thursday and the company in question called the whole affair a misunderstanding.

  • Here's How Famous Creative People Divided Their Days

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    When aspiring to complete a particular project or task, many of us often look to examples of the greats that have come before us for a little guidance. But what do we do when we discover that great minds don’t think so alike after all?

  • How To Turn Your Bed Into The Ultimate Haven For Sleep

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Even if you do everything else right -- you stay away from caffeine after lunch, you don't let Fido share your bed, you give yourself some time to unwind before expecting to fall straight asleep -- the very thing you rely on most to get your rest might be sabotaging your sleep.

  • Romney in 2016? Mitt's still the man in New Hampshire

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Could the third time be the charm for Mitt Romney? He keeps saying “no,” but another poll indicates he could lap the Republican presidential field in New Hampshire, according to USA TODAY. Nearly four in 10 likely Republican voters in the Granite State say Romney would be their choice for president, according to a new poll for WMUR-TV. Chris Christie and Rand Paul are Romney’s next closest “challengers,” each garnering 7% support. Romney is running out of ways to say he’s not going to seek the White House again. But there is buyer’s remorse when it comes to President Obama: 45% of voters in a recent Quinnipiac Poll say America would be better off if Romney won in 2012.

  • Who needs cookbooks when you've got recipe tattoos?

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Fun activities don’t always go together. Skydiving, for example, doesn’t work well with skeet shooting, and video games don’t really mesh with deep-sea fishing—unless you have some sort of P. Diddy–style shrimping vessel. But there are exceptions. Case in point: Two Italian design students have (finally!) managed to combine two activities that, on the surface, appear ridiculously far removed from one another: cooking and tattoos, according to Reviewed.com.

  • VIDEO: Big guy who can talk like a little girl

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Hey, girl. Actually, the guy in this video is Matt Bittner, actor and sound designer. His friend recorded him between shifts at The Ride, an interactive New York City tour bus, according to Yahoo News. The video was featured on Reddit's front page and garnered more than 4,000 upvotes in just 15 hours. One redditor said, "Man I want to learn how to do this just to totally creep my wife out." Another redditor said, "Now I feel bad for Manti Te'o I would fall for this."

  • 'Fast & Furious 7' finishes filming, thanks fans

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    “There was a time when we didn’t know how we could go on, or even if we should,” the film’s Facebook page explains Eight months after the death of star Paul Walker put the breaks on production, "Fast & Furious 7" has finally finished the reshoots required to adjust the blockbuster after the tragedy, according to The Wrap. The long-running franchise eventually resumed production after re-writes and the decision to use Walker’s brothers, Caleb and Cody, in certain shots to complete the actor’s story line. The film staff released a statement yesterday, thanking fans and letting them know they completed the last shot for the film on Thursday.

  • Obama cuts line at famed barbecue joint

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Some people wait in line for five hours just to get their fix at Austin’s famous Franklin Barbecue. And who can blame them? The establishment is less than 10 years old but has been cited as the nation’s best, according to Yahoo News. Of course, President Obama is not “some people.” After a campaign-style speech in Austin on Thursday afternoon, the commander in chief made a stop by Franklin Barbecue and was quickly ushered to the front of the line. It’s common practice to let a president cut to the front of the line at a dining establishment. After all, the president arguably has the busiest schedule on the planet. Plus, having a president standing in one place only creates headaches for everyone else who is just trying to get some food, Yahoo News reports.

  • 9-year-old turns in parents who've gone to pot

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    A Minnesota couple are waiting to hear if they will face criminal charges after their 9-year-old daughter went to a police station and turned them in for allegedly smoking, growing and selling pot, according to Good Morning America. “She was clearly upset because she didn’t want to turn her parents in. But at the same time, she knew her parents did wrong,” Officer Ryan Beattie told ABC News. The girl entered the Barnesville police station alone on June 8 and told Beattie that her parents had been growing pot and selling it too.

  • WATCH: Valet's epic $335,000 fail

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    This might be one of the biggest valet fails in quite some time, as a valet at the five-star Le Meridien hotel in Delhi, India, caused an estimated $335,000 worth of damage by heavily crashing a guest's Lamborghini. The images of the aftermath have been floating around the internet for a few days, but now the closed-circuit TV footage of the incident has surfaced. And what it shows is quite something, according to Yahoo News. The car in question is a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, reportedly owned by a Mumbai businessman. The machine typically retails for around $250,000 here in America, however in places like Asia, import taxes often double the costs -- hence the owner claiming such lofty repair bills. The valet in question was taken to hospital after the crash and treated for minor head injuries, and currently remains on leave. He has worked in the valet business for 10 years, according to a hotel spokeswoman.

  • Why Utah may abandon daylight saving time

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Utah residents said Thursday that officials should reject daylight saving time and join Arizona and Hawaii as the only states that don't adjust their clocks, according to The Associated Press. Speaking at the first public forum on the topic, businessmen, parents and outdoor lovers cited reasons to do away with the practice. The meeting marked the biggest advance for a movement that has sprung forward and fallen back at the state Legislature since 1997. Switching times "makes business more difficult" because it puts Utah out of step with neighboring Arizona for much of the year, said Joe Miller, who works in computer science, the AP reports.

  • Miranda Lambert on Rescuing Dogs

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    It’s no secret that Miranda Lambert loves dogs. But she doesn’t go to the pet store to pick one out or seek out the most prestigious breeds. Instead, the songstress finds dogs that need to be rescued, whether they’re on the side of the road, at the shelter … or at the Sonic drive-thru according to TasteOfCountry.com. Lambert owns six dogs, all of them rescues. “Three are from the shelter,” she tells Huffington Post. “They dump ‘em on the side of the road or they’re just random running around.” “I found one of ‘em at Sonic. Her name’s Delta Dawn,” the singer shares. “Went to get a cherry limeade and came back with a dog. One was literally on the side of the road, starving. They’re precious.” Delta Dawn, a Chihuahua-pug mix, had been living at the drive-in for about a week, and was in poor health, but the singer nursed her back.

  • L'Oreal Severs Ties With Viral World Cup Model After Crass Hunting Photo Emerges

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    L'Oreal has ended its contract with 17-year-old World Cup fan Axelle Despiegelaere, who landed a modeling deal with the world's biggest beauty company after photos of the attractive teen cheering Belgium went viral, according to Business Insider. But fans were outraged after Axelle recently posted a photo of herself to Facebook in which she is holding a rifle, proudly sitting behind what appears to be a dead gazelle she shot while hunting. The caption, in reference to the World Cup match, read: "Hunting is not a matter of life or death. It's much more important than that..this was about 1 year ago...ready to hunt Americans today haha."

  • Vasectomy linked to aggressive prostate cancer

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Men who have a vasectomy may be at increased risk for aggressive prostate cancer, a new study suggests. But the risk is comparatively small, the researchers acknowledged. And several urologists not involved with the study said more research is needed to determine if the study findings are truly accurate. For the study, Harvard researchers analyzed data from more than 49,400 American men who were followed for 24 years, starting in 1986. During that time, 6,023 cases of prostate cancer were diagnosed among the men, including 811 fatal cases.

  • Evidence of H.I.V. Found in a Child Said to Be Cured

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    A child in Mississippi who was thought to have been cured of H.I.V. with aggressive drug treatment immediately after birth is now showing signs of infection with the virus, federal health officials announced Thursday — a serious setback to hopes for a cure for AIDS. The report in March 2013 that the child had apparently been cured raised the possibility that aggressive early treatment might be able to reverse infections in newborns — and perhaps even in newly infected adults. About 2.3 million people around the world were newly infected with H.I.V. in 2012, the last year for which figures were available; 260,000 were infants infected at birth or immediately afterward. Continue reading the main story Related Coverage Early Treatment Is Found to Clear H.I.V. in a 2nd BabyMARCH 5, 2014 Marrow Transplants Fail to Cure Two H.I.V. PatientsDEC. 6, 2013 Baby With H.I.V. Is Reported CuredMARCH 3, 2013 So Thursday’s announcement was especially deflating. During a telephone news conference held by the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Hannah B. Gay, the pediatrician at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson who first put the child on large doses of antiretroviral drugs, said it was “like a punch in the gut.”

  • White House stands by claim that border security is stronger than ever

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    The White House is standing by a statement on its website claiming that border security is at its strongest in history even in the face of a spiraling border crisis in Texas, reports the Washington Examiner. Under the heading “border security” on the White House website's section on President Obama's immigration proposal, the whitehouse.gov website gives the president credit for having "doubled the number of Border Patrol agents," saying "today border security is stronger than it ever has been." The White House says the statement is true despite the estimated 52,000 unattended children who have crossed the southwest border so far this year and the roughly 90,000 expected by fall.

  • Who is Alix Tichelman, and why was she at another high-profile businessman's fatal drug overdose?

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Dead men appear to play a big role in Alix Tichelman's life, says NBC News. Tichelman, 26, was being held on $1.5 million bail by authorities in Santa Cruz County, California, on manslaughter, drug and prostitution charges in the death of Forrest Timothy Hayes, 51, a Google official who died of a heroin overdose on his 50-foot yacht in November. Santa Cruz police said it might not have been the first time Tichelman was there when a high-profile businessman suffered a fatal drug overdose. Detectives said they had discovered another case "with similar circumstances" involving Tichelman "in another state."

  • News 9: Former longtime OKC radio DJ dies Thursday

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    A former Oklahoma City radio DJ has passed away, according to a KXY-FM radio Facebook post, News 9 reports. Dan along with Dave Murray were a staple in Oklahoma City morning radio until the two ended their run together in 2005, and another one of Dan's colleagues at KXY, long-time co-host Patti Garrett, passed away in ...