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People magazine names John Legend as 2019 Sexiest…

R&B crooner John Legend has been named the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine

For Mate Selection, Birds Sniff Each Other's What…

Songbirds literally sniff out their mates and, according to recent research, there’s one olfactory clue that’s considered especially important.

Juul To Cut 16% Of Its Global Workforce In…

Juul says its $1 billion cost-cutting plan will help it "focus on reducing underage use" and invest in scientific research, among other things.

Why Clinton Wants to Give Meghan Markle a Hug

Hillary Clinton is no stranger to negative media portrayals, and since getting involved with Prince Harry, neither is Meghan Markle. In a BBC interview this week, Clinton said she'd like to offer some encouragement to Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex. "She is an amazing young woman, she has an...

World's largest Starbucks set to open in Chicago

Starbucks in opening its largest venue, 35,000 square feet, on Chicago's Michigan Ave. on Friday. (Nov. 12)

Kanye West To Appear At Joel Osteen's Church

The rapper will visit the pastor's Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, on Sunday, a representative for the church told the Houston Chronicle Tuesday. Osteen will conduct a 15- to 20-minute conversation with West at the 11 a.m. service and West will return for the 7 p.m. service to perform with his choir, according to the representative, Donald Iloff, Jr. "Joel is still putting his questions together, but he will talk about Kanye's journey to his faith," Iloff told the Chronicle.

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MLB checking into report '17 Astros stole signs…

Major League Baseball has expanded its investigation into the Houston Astros after The Athletic website reported the team stole signs during home games in 2017 by using a camera positioned in center field

Yelling At Your Dog Can Have Long-Term Negative…

Yelling At Your Dog Can Have Long-Term Negative Effects, Study Shows . An analysis says using negative commands can result in long-term stress for your pooch. The study can be found in the journal BioRxiv. Besides stress, it adds that a dog's cognitive abilities can be also be affected. For the study, 92 dogs from training facilities in Portugal were put into two groups. One group was trained aggressively and had choke collars used on them. The other went through training in a docile manner with rewards coming in the form of treats. The three-year study saw the dogs go through multiple stress tests. In one, negatively-trained dogs approached bowls of food slower than the other, a sign of pessimism. "Dogs trained using aversive-based methods experienced poorer welfare as compared to companion dogs trained using reward-based methods ..." - Researchers, via study. "Dogs attending schools using aversive-based methods displayed more stress-related behaviors ..." - Researchers, via study. It appears saying "Good Dog" may be more important than previously thought

Laura Dern Thanks Kanye West For 'Cred' With Kids

Appearing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Tuesday, Laura Dern opened up about seeing West wear a long-sleeved top emblazoned with a close-up image of her “Blue Velvet” character, Sandy Williams, over the summer. “This is thanks to the amazing designer Raf Simons, who paid homage to [director] David Lynch and his work,” the “Big Little Lies” and “Marriage Story” actor told DeGeneres. “But what he didn’t know is he actually gave me a tiny bit of cred in my household of teenagers, and I’m really grateful.”

Trump Administration Official Put Her Face on…

In April, Mina Chang was appointed deputy assistant secretary in the State Department's Bureau of Conflict and Stability Operations. But is she qualified for the role? An NBC News investigation finds that Chang not only "embellished her resume," the station says, but went so far as to create a fake...

Severe snow squall disrupts traffic on Interstate…

Traffic on Interstate 68 near Grantsville, Maryland, slows down immensely after being hit by an intense snow squall on Nov. 12.

America's Fattest States Revealed by WalletHub

America's Fattest States Revealed by WalletHub. For their rankings, WalletHub used data from nearly 30 metrics. They also included obesity-related healthcare costs. According to the personal finance website, Mississippi comes in at number one. Second place was West Virginia. Kentucky, Tennessee and Alabama round out the top 5. The rankings come as obesity remains a major problem for the United States. The CDC says over 93 million adults fit the health status from 2015-16. "While U.S. obesity rates have, overall, stayed steady since 2003, the rates are still rising in some groups, and disparities persist." - Harvard University’s School of Public Health, via MSN

Alabama 5th in CFP committee rankings after loss…

Alabama is fifth in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, behind LSU, Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia, which took over the fourth and final playoff spot in the selection committee's second top 25

Vaping-related lung transplant at Detroit hospital

A double lung transplant recipient in Michigan has been identified as a 17-year-old boy whose organs were severely damaged by vaping. (Nov. 12)

Police: Roommate and Her Boyfriend Strangled…

Investigators have pieced together the final moments of the Atlanta student whose body was found last week . Alexis Crawford was choked, strangled with a trash bag, and smothered, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. Authorities say the 21-year-old Clark Atlanta University senior had recently returned from buying alcohol with her roommate,...

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Australia's highest court will hear Cardinal Pell…

Australia's highest court will hear an appeal from the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing children

This Koala Loves Belly Rubs

This koala lives belly rubs.

Republican Mark Sanford Drops Out Of 2020…

The former South Carolina governor said the impeachment inquiry into President Trump has made policy discussion "impossible right now."

Court Looks Ready to Give Trump Wish on Immigrants

It's a big day for Dreamers—the nickname given to young US immigrants brought here illegally by their parents. The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments on whether the Trump administration can end an Obama-era program that protects the immigrants from deportation and allows them to work legally. No decision...

Anderson .Paak to headline concert series to…

Anderson .Paak has teamed up with Modelo to headline a three-city "Modelo Fighting Chance Concert Series" with all proceeds benefiting the International Rescue Committee. Concerts will take place in San Francisco on Nov. 13, Atlanta on Nov. 15 and New York on Nov. 17. (Nov. 12)

Will Ferrell Will Host 'SNL' For Fifth Time

(CNN) Will Ferrell is joining the Five-Timers Club. The "Saturday Night Live" alum will return to Studio 8H to host the November 23 episode, the NBC show announced on Tuesday. The gig will put Ferrell, who was a cast member from 1995 to 2002, among an elite group of performers who've hosted the show five or more times. Ferrell previously hosted in 2005, 2009, 2012 and 2018. He's returned in cameo appearances a number of times.

Northwestern paper's apology sparks journalism…

Student journalists at Northwestern University tried to apologize amid complaints about coverage of a speech and protests, but now are facing criticism for the apology

Jimmy Carter Experiences ‘No Complicatio…

Jimmy Carter Experiences ‘No Complications’ During Brain Surgery. On Nov. 12, Former President Jimmy Carter underwent surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. . His procedure took place at the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, and occurred with “no complications.”. According to the Carter Center, the pressure was caused by bleeding in his brain, which was likely a result of the two falls he took in October. . Because of Carter’s age, the falls resulted in a subdural hematoma, which is commonly associated with severe head injuries. . A subdural hematoma can cause symptoms that range from headaches and memory loss to seizures and paralysis. . Despite this, Carter has still remained active in recent weeks, attending Sunday school and making public appearances. Carter is currently in the hospital recovering from his surgery and will remain there for “as long as advisable for observation.”

Supreme Court Declines Shielding Gun Maker: Sandy…

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday dealt a blow to the firearms industry, rejecting Remington Arms Co's bid to escape a lawsuit by families of victims aiming to hold the gun maker liable for its marketing of the assault-style rifle used in the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre that killed 20 children and six adults.

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Bloomberg Qualifies for Ballot in 2nd State

Two down, 48 to go. Michael Bloomberg flew to Arkansas on Tuesday and personally filed the necessary paperwork to be a candidate in the state's primary, reports the New York Times . The former New York City mayor has now qualified for two states, having filed the paperwork for Alabama last...

Over 20 inches of snow for some Michigan…

Significant amounts of snow fell within a meandering lake-effect snow band overnight into Tuesday morning across parts of the southwestern Lower Peninsula of Michigan, resulting in up to and over 2 feet in some locations... and that's where AccuWeather's Blake Naftel took in some of the snowy spectacles as people begun to dig out.

Mark Cuban Calls Elizabeth Warren's Wealth Tax…

Mark Cuban Calls Elizabeth Warren's Wealth Tax Plan 'Unrealistic'. The 2020 candidate's strategy sees households worth over $1 billion take on a six percent tax increase for every dollar. The Dallas Mavericks owner is one of a few U.S. billionaires to publicly denounce the policy. In multiple tweets, Cuban said he is fine with paying more taxes, but is not a supporter of Warren's plan. "She is selling shiny objects to divert attention from reality. Haven't we had enough of that from @realDonaldTrump?" - Mark Cuban, via Twitter. The Massachusetts senator has said her wealth tax will help pay for policies such as "Medicare for All.". Cuban doesn't seem convinced, saying Warren is "misleading the public.". "The chances of getting all the necessary line items she needs for M4All approved within 4 years are nearly impossible." - Mark Cuban, via Twitter. He also said it is a way for Warren to keep attention away from her own finances. The Democratic senator's net worth is reportedly around $12 million. "The reality for @ewarren is that this is as much to divert attention from her income and net worth as anything else." - Mark Cuban, via Twitter