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  • What You, and Miley Cyrus, Can Do If You Hate Your Engagement Ring

    Miley Cyrus finally revealed why she’s so inconsistent about wearing her engagement ring, even though it appears that her relationship with fiancé Liam Hemsworth is back on: She doesn’t really love the ring itself.

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  • Oregon woman's Subaru stolen and returned with bizarre explanation

    PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- An Oregon woman's car was "accidentally" stolen and later returned with an explanation note and some gas money. Erin Hatzi shared surveillance footage from outside of her home as a woman entered her red Subaru Impreza on Tuesday night before driving off. "We were really confused because it didn't seem like the normal actions of a car thief," Hatzi told KGW. "You wouldn't think they'd sit there in idle in the owner's driveway for two or three minutes." Hatzi and her husband reported the strange theft to police when, just a day later the situation became even more bizarre. Police stopped a woman attempting to return the car outside of Hatzi's home as her husband

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  • The US Air Force has embraced reality — the A-10 is here to stay ‘indefinitely'

    After years of threatening to cut funding to the A-10 program and funnel the money to the newer F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the Air Force seems to have finally faced facts — the A-10 is just too effective to get rid of. Air Force Materiel Command chief Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski recently told AviationWeek that the depot line that maintains and repairs the Air Force's 283 A-10s has been reopened to full capacity. “They have re-geared up, we’ve turned on the depot line, we’re building it back up in capacity and supply chain,” said Pawlikowski. “Our command, anyway, is approaching this as another airplane that we are sustaining indefinitely.” This move echoes the sentiments of many, many people across

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  • How to Wear Your Halloween Costume Long After October 31 (Really!) (32 photos)

    Halloween costumes are a commitment of time and money — two things that we don’t all have an abundance of. However, there is a way to get two birds with one stone out of the upcoming festivities. If you choose the right costume, you can repurpose pieces of it for real-life wear, long after Halloween is over — saving you time and making an investment in your wardrobe. Ahead, we compiled five items that are commonly used in Halloween costumes, and we’ll show you to wear them way beyond October 31. Follow us on Instagram , Facebook and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.

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  • Angry grizzly bear charges couple twice; what they did possibly saved their lives

    John and Lisa Vandenbos were scouting for fishing spots along the Lamar River in Yellowstone National Park on Saturday when they spotted an adult grizzly bear feeding on a partially consumed carcass. The grizzly bear was obviously surprised and was in no mood to share in its bounty, so it immediately charged the couple, coming to within 9 feet, according to Yellowstone National Park spokeswoman Morgan Warthin. Fortunately, the couple from Bozeman, Montana, were prepared and both quickly discharged their bear spray. “The bear initially left,” Warthin wrote. “When attempting to charge the couple again, it ran into the original cloud of bear spray. Upon making contact with the cloud, the bear retreated q
  • How Missing Man's Family Found Him Alive 23 Years Later

    Richard Hoagland told his wife he was going to the hospital in 1993 and never came back.

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  • 'DWTS' judge Carrie Ann Inaba parts ways with her Valley Village home

    Professional dancer and choreographer Carrie Ann Inaba, who is a judge on the competition series Dancing With the Stars,” has executed a move away from the set, selling her home in Valley Village for $1.15 million. Tucked behind tall hedges and gates, the 1940s house is surrounded by lush landscaping and mature trees. The 2,252 square feet of living space has been recently updated and includes hardwood floors, decorative tilework and crown molding. Sets of French doors bring in views of tropical and drought-tolerant gardens. Among the common areas are a formal dining room, an updated kitchen, a breakfast nook and an office/den. There are fireplaces in the living and family room areas. The master

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  • Ex-Secret Service officer behind Clinton tell-all planning defamation suit

    A former Secret Service officer who published an explosive tell-all from his days guarding the Bill and Hillary Clinton White House is planning to file a defamation lawsuit against his detractors, The Post has learned. A lawyer for Gary Byrne, whose book “Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate,” has sent notices to Media Matters for America and David Brock informing them that he intends to file suit. “Officer Byrne will bring legal action against you, in your personal capacity, and against Media Matters,” a lawyer for the former Secret Service officer wrote to Brock, a loyal Clinton ally and the founder

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  • Tomb of Christ opened for the first time in centuries

    Researchers have uncovered the original surface of what is traditionally considered the tomb of Jesus Christ in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. The tomb's surface had been covered by a thick layer of marble, according to an exclusive by National Geographic. "The marble covering of the tomb has been pulled back, and we were surprised by the amount of fill material beneath it," said Fredrik Hiebert, archaeologist-in-residence at the National Geographic Society working at the site.

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  • Ex-Teacher Gets $75g In Settlement After Showing Up To Elementary School Field Trip Drunk

    A former elementary school teacher who passed out after showing up drunk to a bowling alley field trip is getting a $75,000 settlement from the Wisconsin city she sued. The ex-teacher, Maria Caya, filed a $5.5 million lawsuit against the city of Janesville last year claiming police improperly released her blood alcohol tests, Fox 6 reported. The city council approved the settlement Monday night. Investigators said her blood alcohol percentage was 0.27 percent on the day of the field trip in June 2013. The legal limit for driving in Wisconsin is 0.08 percent. Another staff member took Caya to the hospital after finding her passed out in the bowling alley bathroom, WKOW reported. As many as eight

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  • How to Tell Your Salaried Employees They Are Now Hourly

    Some of your salaried employees are about to become hourly employees, and there's nothing you can do to stop it. Starting on December 1, 2016, the minimum salary needed to qualify for a salary exemption will jump from $455 a week ($23,660 per year) to $913 per week ($47,476 per year). If you have employees who are currently exempt from overtime who earn less than $47,476 per year, you'll have to change the way they are paid. How should you tell your employees? Some of them won't take it very well. You should have managers sit down, one on one, to deliver the news. But, you'll also want to follow up with written communication. Here is a sample letter to get started. You will need to modify it

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  • How are the kids who were born through experimental infertility treatment?

    More than 15 years ago, 17 babies were born after an experimental infertility treatment that gave them DNA from three people: Mom, Dad and an egg donor. Now researchers have checked up on how the babies are doing as teenagers. The preliminary verdict: The kids are all right. With no sign of unusual health problems and excellent grades in school at ages 13 to 18, these children are “doing well,” said embryologist Jacques Cohen at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey, where the treatment was done. That includes Emma Foster, 17, of Red Bank, New Jersey. “I turned out normal,” Foster said in an interview Tuesday. A cheerleader since age 10, she is now looking at colleges and thinking

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  • The 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Are a Disgrace to Music

    Last week, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced 19 nominees for its class of 2017. Five of these nominees will be inducted into the Hall. I am certain many of the Hall’s members and voters mean well, and I have heard nice things about their museum (which I have not visited). But the Hall, as it exists now, is so deeply flawed that it risks not only having a lack of credibility, but also a lack of validity. In other words, it doesn’t just make mistakes; the mistakes seem to be endemic, built into the fabric of the organization. And you know what? Rock ’n roll deserves better. Rock ’n roll (by which I mean any and all manifestations of music-based expression and art, from King Oliver to Tony

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  • IT HAPPENED TO ME: My Boyfriend Turned Out to Be a Slumlord

    In March of 2016, Malcolm* and I decided to move in together. We’d been dating for just about four months. It was alarmingly fast, but it felt right. We spent just about every waking second together.We met on Tinder and had an instant connection, even though our personalities were a bit mismatched. ...

  • Self-made millionaire: Don't put money in your 401(k)

    Grant Cardone has other ideas about how to get well-positioned for retirement.

  • Fisherman surprised at animal creating huge wake on Upper Klamath Lake; video

    Scott Ross was fishing for rainbow trout on the glassy waters of Upper Klamath Lake in Oregon on Saturday when he spotted in the distance an animal swimming toward him, creating a huge wake. He told the Herald and News that at first he thought it could be an otter. “What caught my attention was how big of a wake it was leaving and how fast it was moving,” Ross told the newspaper. Ross noticed Gerald Holt flying his drone nearby and asked him if he could capture aerial footage of the swimming animal, which was out quite a ways. Holt obliged and sent his drone out over Upper Klamath Lake where he caught up with the animal and began filming. “I was really conscious to stay away from it, not to harm q
  • The new MacBook Pro looks and feels so good it's unreal

    The new MacBook Pro is here — literally available for preorder today — and I’ve just tried it. The best thing I can say about is simple: everything about it looks and feels so good I almost didn’t believe it.We’ll start with the marquee feature, the Touch Bar. What you might not have gathered from the keynote is that it has a matte finish, which makes the buttons on it somehow feel a little more physical. It’s bright, but not so bright that it distracts — it seems to be about on par with the brightness of the backlit keyboard.

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  • Report: Jose Fernandez and friends smelled of alcohol after fatal crash

    Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez and his two friends who died in a boat crash in September smelled of alcohol after divers recovered their bodies, according to the Miami Herald.

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  • ‘Flash mob’ of 150 teens attacks Temple University students, cops in Philly

    It started with an Instagram post. It ended with four arrests, at least eight injuries and a major security ramp-up at Temple University. On Friday evening, dozens of teenagers began to gather outside the Pearl Theater in North Philadelphia, brought together by what police said were calls on social media to meet for a 6:45 p.m. showing of the movie “Ouija: Origin of Evil.” Word spread. By 8 p.m., more than 150 youths had amassed at the intersection near the theater, located at the southern end of Temple’s campus.  Then things turned violent. As the crowd moved down the street, several smaller groups of youths started attacking random pedestrians, many of them university students who were returning

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  • The Real Meaning Behind Snape's First Words in "Harry Potter" Is Absolutely Heartbreaking

    As if dealing with Severus Snape's death and his sad story wasn't tragic enough, a new revelation about the character has come to light – and it's heartbreaking. A serious Harry Potter fan has developed a new theory around Snape's opening line in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. In the film, Snape, played by the late Alan Rickman, asks Harry, 'Tell me, what would I get if I added powdered root of asphodel to an infusion of wormwood?' While the complexity behind the Potions question went completely over our heads, it turns out that it was very important to the story. The fan, who goes by the name tomhiddles, decoded the meaning behind the words and was shocked at what it really meant.

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