Financially Fit by Yahoo! Shopping

  • Fox News’ Alan Colmes Dies at 66 After ‘Brief Illness’

    Fox News contributor and commentator Alan Colmes has died after a brief illness. He was 66.

    People
  • Call Her Hot Mama June! Honey Boo Boo and Pumpkin Talk About Their Mom’s Journey from 460 Lbs. to a Size 4

    Mama June Shannon may just need to change her name to Hot Mama June. After undergoing weight loss surgery, the matriarch of the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo family will reveal her new body on the reality TV screen in WE tv’s new docu-dramedy Mama June: From Not to Hot. But first, her daughters Alana (known better to fans as “Honey Boo Boo”) and Lauryn (AKA “Pumpkin”) stopped by Entertainment Tonight to explain how their mother went from 460 lbs. to a size 4. “She had gastric sleeve back in May of 2015, and then she slowly started losing weight, and the reason she got the gastric sleeve was because she hit a plateau — she couldn’t lose any weight,” Pumpkin explained of her mom’s surgery to make her stomach smaller.

    People
  • California's punishing rain creates rare spectacle

    First the rain, now the drain. California’s punishing rain this month has flooded neighborhoods and triggered evacuations. It has also pushed Lake Berryessa in Napa County way beyond capacity, pouring water into its bathtub-like drain. It’s the first time that’s happened in 11 years, reports CBS News correspondent Mireya Villarreal. “Back in October, we were essentially half-full,” said Roland Sanford, general manager of the Solano County Water Agency. “This is the first time that the lake has been so low, and filled-up and spilled in one year.” What looks calm at the top of the “Morning Glory Spillway” looks like a raging torrent at the bottom. The spillway is located 200 feet from the Monticello

    CBS News q
  • Off-Duty Cop Fires Shot During Scuffle With Boy, 13, Sparking Widespread Outrage

    Video of the confrontation encouraged hundreds to swarm Anaheim, Calif., streets.

    Inside Edition
  • 2007 Oscar Flashback! Beyoncé, Ryan Gosling, Reese Witherspoon, and More (32 photos)

    The 79th Academy Awards took place on Feb. 25, 2007, at the Kodak (now the Dolby) Theatre in Hollywood, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. Martin Scorsese took home his long-awaited Best Director statuette for The Departed — which led the night with four wins, including Best Picture. With this year’s ceremony only days away — Feb. 26  — we thought it would be fun to take a look back at the star-studded red carpet for the 2007 Oscars. Enjoy!

    Yahoo Movies
  • Dont'a Hightower clearly tired of Patriots fans asking him to take hometown discount

    Dont’a Hightower appears to be able to relate to Martellus Bennett’s sentiment on Twitter. Martellus Bennett grew tired of the New England Patriots fans who were insisting he should take less money to stay with the team. Bennett flipped the script on those Twitter users Wednesday to ask them whether they’d take less money in their job. Hightower then chimed in. Both Bennett and Hightower have yet to strike a deal with the Patriots, and could enter free agency without a contract. They could then sign with another team. The Patriots have shown some interest in keeping both players, but New England typically tries to stay within a specific price point, which may not suit either player. The Patriots

    Patriots Wire q
  • Prominent gamer died during live-streamed attempt to play ‘World of Tanks’ for 24 hours

    Twenty-two hours into a 24-hour-long marathon video game session, Twitch streamer Brian Vigneault, 35, got up to take a smoke break. He never returned to his computer. His fans, mainly fellow gamers who watched Vigneault play the online skirmisher “World of Tanks,” wondered if Vigneault had fallen asleep. Although it was around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, falling asleep in the afternoon would not have been completely unexpected. Vigneault, under the online nickname Poshybrid, would play “World of Tanks” for extreme lengths of time to raise donations for charity. When a moderator messaged Vigneault a few hours after his abrupt disappearance, a Virginia Beach detective responded via Vigneault’s computer

    Washington Post q
  • Conservative provocateur James O'Keefe says he plans to leak 'hundreds of hours of tape' in CNN exposé

    Conservative provocateur James O'Keefe said Tuesday that he plans to release "hundreds of hours...

    Business Insider
  • Papa John's stock crashes and it may all be because of the NFL

    Better sales. Better stock price. Not Papa John's.

    The Street q
  • Alan Colmes Dies: Liberal Half Of Fox News’ ‘Hannity & Colmes’ Was 66

    Alan Colmes, the cable news and radio commentator who, as half of Fox News’ early and long-running Hannity & Colmes was the network’s go-to voice for a more liberal viewpoint, is dead following a brief illness at the age of 66. Colmes death was announced on Fox News in a segment narrated by Hannity, who called Colmes “one of the nicest, kindest and most generous people.” Fox News confirmed his death. A statement on Colmes’ website says he is survived by wife Jocelyn Elise…

    Deadline
  • Mama June’s Weight Loss Surgeries Revealed -- How She Went From 460 Pounds to a Size 4

    How Mama June got down from 460 pounds to a reported size 4.

    Entertainment Tonight
  • How Jesse Jackson Jr. collects $138,400 a year from the federal government

    Records from former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s divorce case show how he has been able to collect hefty benefit checks from the federal government after serving time in prison for looting hundreds of thousands of dollars from his campaign fund. Most of that — about $100,000 — is workers' compensation and tax-free, according to Chicago attorney Barry Schatz, who is representing Jackson in his divorce proceeding. The rest of Jackson's benefits are Social Security Disability Insurance payments, some of which may be taxable, Schatz said. The payments flow to Jackson because he has bipolar disorder and depression — the issues that led to an extended leave from Congress in 2012 — and those conditions have been exacerbated by a "very difficult, contentious divorce" from former Chicago Ald.

    Chicago Tribune q
  • Fit Mom Tammy Hembrow Shares a Photo of Her Loose Belly Skin Post-Baby

    Australian fitness trainer and mom-of-two Tammy Hembrow bounced back to having a flat tummy just weeks after giving birth to her second child, but she recently shared a photo that shows that her stomach isn’t perfect — and she’s totally fine with that. On Saturday, Hembrow posted a mirror selfie on Instagram that shows her holding her baby while wearing a crop top and gray leggings.

    People
  • Bill Gates supposedly has long way to go to catch the real richest man in the world

    Coming in at around $86 billion, Bill Gates has ridden his Microsoft fortune straight to the top of the Forbes list of the world’s richest men. Then again, the business magazine doesn’t take into account ...

    MarketWatch q
  • Ben Simmons, Robert Covington react to Ersan Ilyasova trade

    On Wednesday, the Sixers traded Ersan Ilyasova to the Hawks in exchange for Tiago Splitter and a 2017 second-round pick, as well as the option to swap 2017 second-round selections (see story). "I want to thank Ersan Ilyasova for his positive contributions to this organization both on and off the basketball court," president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo said in a statement. The Sixers took to Instagram to express their appreciation for Ilyasovas leadership.

    CSN Philly q
  • Utah Teens Allegedly Left 14-Year-Old for Dead After Shooting Her in the Head and Robbing Her

    Two Utah teens were charged Tuesday with the attempted murder of a 14-year-old girl who police said was shot in the back of the head, robbed and then left for dead last week. The 16-year-old boys, who were arrested over the weekend, are charged with one count each of first-degree felony attempted aggravated murder and aggravated robbery and four counts each of second-degree felony obstructing justice. The two teen suspects allegedly lured their victim to a dry canal bed in Smithfield, Utah, under the guise of selling her a knife, according to charging documents obtained by PEOPLE.

    People
  • Chef José Andrés Addresses His Lawsuit with President Trump: ‘I Did What I Had to Do’

    For chef José Andrés, becoming embroiled in a legal battle with anyone—let alone the President of the United States—is brand new territory. Andrés found himself at the receiving end of a lawsuit from Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign after he pulled out of a restaurant project in Washington, D.C.’s Trump Hotel. The move was a response to the then-candidate’s controversial remarks about Hispanic immigrants, which the chef claims made it difficult to attract staffers and customers.

    People
  • Off-duty LAPD officer fires weapon during confrontation with teens in Anaheim

    An off-duty Los Angeles police officer fired his weapon outside his Anaheim home during an altercation with two juveniles.

    KABC – Los Angeles
  • This drone video perfectly captures the dread of falling into an abyss

    There's just something about big, deep voids that strike fear in the deepest reaches of the human brain. Black holes and whirlpools are great examples of this, as is the Glory Hole Spillway in Napa, California. A massive hole in Lake Berryessa helps regulate an overflow of water at the lake's dam, and when a recent spat of wet weather caused the spillway to overflow for the first time, one intrepid drone pilot decided to see just how close he could get. The answer: too close. Starting at an altitude of 1,000 feet, drone pilot David B navigated his drone slowly downwards, perfectly in line with the Glory Hole. Everything was going smoothly, and you can even see a different drone checking out the hole prior to David B's attempt, but then things got a little dicey. "When I lowered the drone into the Glory Hole it became unstable and almost crashed into the side," he says. Luckily, he was able to make a last second ascent before the drone actually came in contact with the rushing water. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMLulzPZBC0 The video is awesome, but it's not the only glimpse of the watery abyss that was filmed that day. Local news station Lake Berryessa News was able to capture its own look at the spillway in action, and got mighty close to the danger zone as well. I might have gone with a slightly different choice of musical accompaniment — maybe Waterfalls by TLC — but the video is mighty impressive nonetheless. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxOOnKL265I

    BGR News
  • Honey Boo Boo Talks Mama June's Incredible Transformation Following Weight Loss Surgery

    She said the change in her mother is so dramatic that people may think it's fake.

    Inside Edition