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  • The Spurs Have Quietly Re-Signed Their Entire Team, And It's Terrifying For The Rest Of The NBA

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    The NBA has been an absolute circus since July 1, the day teams can officially begin negotiating with players. News of private pick-up games, Cavs owner Dan Gilbert's private jet flying to South Beach, and two Exotic Auto Transport trucks outside of LeBron James' home have all sent the internet into a total frenzy. New rumors and reports break so frequently that this off-season already feels more dramatic than the entire past season of actual basketball, according to Business Insider. Amid all the chaos, it's been easy to miss the fact that the San Antonio Spurs, your current NBA champions, are bringing back their entire team. Tim Duncan kicked things off, very quietly opting into the final year of his contract at $10.3 million. Next, the Spurs re-signed two key role players, Boris Diaw (three years, $22.5 million) and Patty Mills (three years, $12 million). The rest of the team's core — Parker, Ginobli, Leonard, Green, Splitter — are still under contract.

  • Todd Akin Takes Back Apology Over 'Legitimate Rape' Theory

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Todd Akin and the rest of America agree on one thing: his odds of beating Sen. Claire McCaskill in his 2012 Missouri Senate race would have been better if not for the whole "legitimate rape" incident. In his new book Firing Back: Taking on the Party Bosses and Media Elite to Protect Our Faith and Freedom, Akin defends the "science" behind his comments and lists all the establishment Republicans who did him wrong. What he said in 2012 was that women rarely get pregnant from "legitimate rape" because "the female body has ways of shutting that whole thing down. Find out what his defense of "legitimate rape" comes down to.

  • 22 Things You Should Never Do Again After 50

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Check out No. 4: Karaoke after Jell-O shots. AARP put a list together -- Activities People Over 50 Should Avoid There is just about nothing I could do when I was 16 that I cannot do now … except hang-up calls and the splits.

  • Bartender Returns $200 She Stole 15 Years Ago

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    A woman paid back $200 she stole from a bar 15 years ago while bartending because "it was wrong and I regret it," according to ABC News. When Pamela Hedges, owner of the sports bar Gibb's, found out a letter in her mailbox, she thought it was a credit letter from a bank. But when she opened the envelope, she was stunned to find a $200 check and a handwritten apology from a thief. The note came last Thursday from an ex-employee who worked for Hedges’ bar 15 years ago, asking for forgiveness of a crime. Pamela Hedges, 57, and her husband Gibbs Hedges, 71, owned the bar for 30 years in Beatrice, Neb. While working at the bar, the employee had stolen about $200, the letter stated.

  • Study: Most US Teens Can't Read Their Own Pay Stubs

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Fewer than 30% of U.S. teens understand their paycheck, according to the financial literacy portion of a test administered by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. More than one in six 15-year-olds is unable to make even simple decisions about everyday spending, and only one in 10 can solve complex financial tasks, according to the test.

  • It's official. It's true. Rosie's coming back.

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    ABC told us just the other day it would be “weeks” before anything would be announced about View co-hosts for the fall, but well, as ABC now says, “plans changed," according to USA TODAY. Rosie O’Donnell will reclaim her View throne, taking a seat next to Whoopi Goldberg, the only View co-host set to return to the show in the fall for a new season. And by the way, the latest name thrown out into the View arena? Meghan McCain. Would Rosie approve?

  • Slurp, munch freebies for a week at 7-Eleven

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    A free Slurpee may no longer be enough to make folks stop, so 7-Eleven plans to boost its odds of luring tech-savvy consumers into the store for its 87th birthday celebration, according to USA TODAY. Sure, again this year the chain will give away millions of free 12-ounce Slurpees on its birthday on Friday. But the convenience store giant will expand its freebie celebration into the following week by handing out everything from free ice cream bars to free cookies to free Big Gulps — if you've downloaded its app, USA TODAY reports.

  • Dwyane Wade is the biggest loser of the NBA offseason

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Dwyane Wade needs a hug. Well, not really. Wade is a multi-millionaire who has won 3 NBA rings and is marrying Gabrielle Union. He doesn’t need your pity. That being said, Wade is far and away the biggest loser in this month of NBA free agency, according to USA TODAY Sports. As rumors swirl and contracts get offered, as LeBron James and Chris Bosh evaluate their best options, Wade remains sitting on the sidelines, hoping for the best.

  • Laverne Cox Is The First Transgender Performer To Be Nominated For An Emmy

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Laverne Cox makes history today as the first out transgender individual to be nominated for an Emmy award, according to BuzzFeed. Cox earned a nod for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal Sophia Burset, a trans inmate. "Orange Is the New Black" received a number of nominations, earning an overall Outstanding Comedy nod and nominations for Taylor Schilling, Kate Mulgrew, Uzo Aduba, and Natasha Lyonne.

  • Health benefit to Justin Bieber's hairstyle

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Justin Bieber may have a tumultuous love life and a police record, but the pop star is also doing something right: He’s (inadvertently) helping to prevent skin cancer, according to Yahoo Shine. Bieber’s infamous banged coif from circa 2009 may influence kids to cover up when they're in the sun, according to an observational paper conducted by Bernard Cohen, MD, professor of dermatology and pediatrics, and Crystal Agi, MD, chief resident of dermatology at Johns Hopkins University. That’s because teens who sport prominent bangs have paler skin and almost no freckles on their foreheads, the latter of which is a marker of sun damage that’s linked to an increased risk of melanoma. Of course, the bangs don’t need to be side-swept, a la Bieber, as long as they adequately cover the forehead.

  • World Cup fan scores modeling contract

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Her team didn’t win, but she did. Good Morning America reports photos of Belgian fan Axelle Despiegelaere cheering on her country during a World Cup match against Russia in Rio on June 22 went viral after they were plastered around the world in newspapers and social media. They apparently caught the attention of a major beauty brand: L’Oreal Professional. On Tuesday, Despiegelaere announced on Facebook that she had signed a contract with the company.

  • Report: Florida State WR Jesus Wilson arrested, suspended for stealing motor scooter

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Defending national champion Florida State could be down a receiver when they face Oklahoma State to open the 2014 football season. As first reported by SB Nation's Tomahawk Nation, FSU wideout Jesus "Bobo" Wilson was reportedly arrested and charged with vehicular theft, according to the Leon County Sheriff's office. The 5-foot-10 Wilson saw limited time as a freshman on the Seminoles' National Championship team a year ago, but has been touted as a breakout candidate for FSU this season. Wilson isn't the first Florida State player connected to theft this year. In April, Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston was cited for shoplifting crab legs from a grocery store. Winston was periodically suspended from the baseball team. Oklahoma State opens the season against FSU in the Cowboys Classic Aug. 30 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

  • Listen to Britney Spears sing without Auto-Tune

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Britney Spears is not known for being a Maria Callas-style vocalist, or even for really singing live at all. But a leaked recording of an unedited vocal from her Britney Jean track "Alien" — which has gone viral over the past few days, and on which the pop star sounds like one of the strangled cats her old X Factor co-star Simon Cowell always complains about — is still pretty shocking, according to Yahoo Music. While the audio certainly is toxic to the ears, the track's producer, electronic veteran William Orbit, has defended Spears, stressing that this is just a warm-up vocal, not an official studio take.

  • 'Walking Dead' shut out of major Emmy categories

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    The 2014 Emmy nominations are in, and while we saw plenty of familiar names in the mix — your Breaking Bads, your Veeps — we also saw a few surprises pop up in the major categories. Plus, some great shows and actors got sadly overlooked as well. Here's a rundown of this year's biggest snubs and surprises, according to Yahoo TV. The Walking Dead: Aside from some People's Choice and Critics' Choice awards love and a Golden Globe nod early in its run, AMC's wildly popular zombie drama has been virtually ignored by the awards shows. And once again, it got shut out of the major Emmy categories. The Governor's saga, Carol's heartbreaking decision in the grove, the powerful backstories, that showdown in the finale... the snub is particularly egregious this year, arguably the series' richest collection of episodes yet.

  • Little Boy's Heartwarming Back-To-School Video Goes Viral

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    In just 41 seconds, this little boy's heartwarming welcome back to school is pulling on the heartstrings of Internet users all over the world, according to Yahoo News. When little Tyler, 4, walked into his pre-kindergarten class for the first time in several days after being out sick with a stomach bug, his dad, Shawn Harris, captured a very special moment on his cell phone camera: the sheer delight and pure excitement of his son's classmates upon his return. "This video proves that racism is taught," Harris, a comedian, posted on his Facebook page of the little boys and girls of all different races hugging and embracing one another. "These little clips may change the way we think about each other as adults."

  • Ellen DeGeneres Ready for 'Next Phase' of Her Career

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Ellen DeGeneres is ready to enter the "next phase" of her career, according to Yahoo News. The comedian and talk show host will launch a lifestyle brand dubbed E.D. “I’m not trying to launch a little boutique situation," she told Women's Wear Daily.

  • Joy Behar Rips Into Elisabeth Hasselbeck for ‘Hate-Filled Remark’ About Rosie O'Donnell

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Good to see that Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck haven't lost any of that old spark. The Wrap reports the former “View” co-host took her former colleague to task during a Wednesday night appearance on CNN for comments Hasselbeck made that morning about Rosie O'Donnell, who is rumored to be returning to the show after being away for seven years. “Here in comes to ‘The View’ the very woman who spit in the face of our military,” Hasselbeck charged, “spit in the face of her own network, and really in the face of a person who stood by her and had civilized debates for the time that she was there, coming back with a bunch of control, ready to regain a seat at the table.”

  • First Washington marijuana customer claims news coverage cost him his job

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    SPOKANE, Wash.— The first man to buy legal, recreational marijuana in Spokane claimed on Wednesday that he lost his job due to the news coverage on Tuesday, says KREM. Michael Kelly Boyer was the first customer to buy marijuana at Green Leaf in North Spokane. However, Boyer’s employer told KREM 2 News on Wednesday that he was still currently employed at Kodiac Security. Boyer claimed that his other employer, Labor Ready, wanted him to take and pass a drug test by Thursday.

  • News 9: Expert warns of dangers in new social media website

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    YouNow.com is a website to watch broadcasters live, chat with them, make new friends and grow your fan-base, says News 9, and it's another social media platform many teens and pre-teens are flocking to. But it can quickly turn sexual by ...

  • Oklahoma: 5,000% increase in earthquakes - Video

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Oklahoma is experiencing an increase in the number of earthquakes and some scientists believe it may be caused by underground injection wells from oil and natural gas production.