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    Amal Clooney Gets Cheeky After Night Out In London - Huffington Post 3 hours ago

        Amal Clooney is an incredibly accomplished human rights attorney who also knows how to let loose.On Saturday, the 37-year-old reportedly threw back a few drinks with husband George Clooney and pals Cindy Crawford and husband Randy Gerber, as well as Matt Damon and his wife Luciana Barroso in London.The A-list group apparently had a lot of fun, as Amal ended up flashing a little more than she likely anticipated as she fell into Damon's car.   (function(){var src_url="https://spshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?playList=519133080&height=&width=100&sid=577&origin=SOLR&responsive=true&ratio=wide&align=center&relatedMode=2&relatedBottomHeight=60&companionPos=&hasCompanion=false&autoStart=false&colorPallet=%23FFEB00&videoControlDisplayColor=%23191919&shuffle=0&isAP=1&pgType=cmsPlugin&pgTypeId=addToPost-top&onVideoDataLoaded=track5min.DL&onTimeUpdate=track5min.TC&onVideoDataLoaded=HPTrack.Vid.DL&onTimeUpdate=HPTrack.Vid.TC";if (typeof(commercial_video) == "object") {src_url += "&siteSection="+commercial_video.site_and_category;if (commercial_video.package) {src_url += "&sponsorship="+commercial_video.package;}}var script = document.createElement("script");script.src = src_url;script.async = true;var placeholder = document.querySelector(".js-fivemin-script");placeholder.parentElement.replaceChild(script, placeholder);})();Also on HuffPost: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

    Kanye West Thinks He Is Discriminated Against For Not Being Gay - Huffington Post 3 hours ago

        Kanye West said he faced discrimination in the fashion industry because he is not gay. The rapper made the comments during a nearly two -hour live interview with SHOWstudio on Tuesday for their "In Camera" series.  "I feel like I got discriminated in fashion for not being gay," he said. "In music, you definitely get discriminated in music if you are gay. It takes amazing talents to break down barriers. Everyone thought that when Frank Ocean dropped that it was going to be bad for his career. I feel like it’s so cliché to speak about him as it relates to this subject, but there are people who broke the ground and he broke the ground. The people that break the stereotypes make history."West continued the conversation of trailblazers in reference to Caitlyn Jenner. Jenner previously credited West with opening Kim Kardashian's mind about her transition. While speaking to SHOWstudio, the "Yeezus" star said he doesn't care what the rest of the world might think."The first thing I thought about was a black radio show host maybe possibly making jokes because the black culture is generally homophobic," he said. "Then it was like, ‘Fuck what people say. Fuck what people think.’ I feel proud to be in a family that has so many people breaking ground for generations to come. I’m still getting acquainted to what’s politically correct [to say]."Click here to listen to the full interview. Also on HuffPost: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

    JoJo Talks Making A Comeback, 'Cribs' And Battling Her Record Label - Huffington Post 3 hours ago

        (function(){var src_url="https://spshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?playList=519131482%2C519132076%2C519131202%2C519113330%2C519082462%2C519058046%2C519058045%2C519050406%2C519047002&height=&width=100&sid=577&origin=undefined&responsive=true&ratio=wide&align=center&relatedMode=2&relatedBottomHeight=60&companionPos=&hasCompanion=false&autoStart=false&colorPallet=%23FFEB00&videoControlDisplayColor=%23191919&shuffle=0&isAP=1&pgType=cmsPlugin&pgTypeId=addToPost-top&onVideoDataLoaded=track5min.DL&onTimeUpdate=track5min.TC&onVideoDataLoaded=HPTrack.Vid.DL&onTimeUpdate=HPTrack.Vid.TC";if (typeof(commercial_video) == "object") {src_url += "&siteSection="+commercial_video.site_and_category;if (commercial_video.package) {src_url += "&sponsorship="+commercial_video.package;}}var script = document.createElement("script");script.src = src_url;script.async = true;var placeholder = document.querySelector(".js-fivemin-script");placeholder.parentElement.replaceChild(script, placeholder);})();At 24, JoJo (full name Joanna Levesque) is already a music industry veteran. She released her first song at 13 years old ("Leave (Get Out)" in 2004), making her the youngest solo artist in history to have a number one single in the U.S. Since then, she released a successful sophomore album (2006's "The High Road") a few EPs and got stuck in a nasty legal battle with her old record label. But with all that behind her, JoJo is back to claim her rightful place in the music business.Back in August, she released what she called a "tringle" -- three singles at once -- giving fans a little taste of what she's been working on for the past few years. She also just announced her North American tour, which kicks off this November.The Huffington Post caught up with JoJo to talk about everything from making a comeback in her mid-20s, to being silenced by her record label and what it was like to be on "Cribs."  How does it feel to be making your “comeback” at only 24? That’s pretty weird. But, it’s also trippy to realize I’ve been doing this -- putting out music -- for half my life. I’ve been recording albums since I was 12, so it’s wild. But I don’t know any other way.How would you describe your sound now vs. when you released your first album? It’s just a natural evolution. When I came into this I wasn’t really thinking, "I want to make a record that is this genre." I just don’t think genres matter. So I went in feeling open-minded. I knew what inspired me, so I just wanted to let that come out and  wanted to try a few things. I’m definitely more connected to what I’m singing, just because life experience lends itself to that. When I was younger, I was always like an old soul and always put passion into things, now it comes from a place of experience.Speaking of your experience and inspirations, you’ve talked a lot about how much you love writing and singing about love -- are there specific people you’re singing about? Yeah. I usually have someone in mind, whether it’s positive or negative [laughs], because that’s helpful to put yourself in that situation and visualize that person. So yeah, I have a few people to draw from.Who would you say are your biggest inspirations as an artist? People who have had long careers and have gone through changes and evolutions, like Janet Jackson, Tina Turner, Cher. Beyoncé will be one of those women that will do this forever, and continues to grow. I love the balance that she has in her personal life and starting a family. That’s what I want to do down the line, but I know I have so many years to put in on my own. Let’s talk about your new music video for “When Love Hurts” -- what was the creative thought process? I wanted to bring the joy of dance and the joy of love. I’m not a great dancer, but I wanted to be surrounded by those who are. And I wanted to bust a couple moves here and there, just to challenge myself, because I like to groove. But I’m no Britney Spears. I know where my strengths lie. I wanted to bring the energy of the record and have the grit mixed with some beautiful elements. We’re in a warehouse, but it’s a bit sleeker in the styling and I just wanted to have a simple representation of the emotion of the song, but also show the light and the joy that can come in love even when it’s sucky at times. Now, most people who’ve read about you know that you were in a longstanding battle with your old record label. What did you take away from that experience? And how has it helped you grow as an artist? I was kind of messed up from it, and I’m still repairing myself from that. But I don’t know if that’s because of the fight with the label or things that happened subsequently because of that, and just the time in between. It was hurtful and confusing. It’s helped me realize that you just have to keep pushing forward and it made me realize that I don’t do this for money and I don’t do this for fame, I do this because I really love it. If I was doing it for those reasons then I’m not doing it right. I love this. It made me realize that I love music more than I hate the industry.Kesha seems to be going through something similar -- can you provide any advice for a fellow singer? I don’t really have advice because I think everybody's situation is different and the way that she feels might be similar to the way I felt. But, I’m sure she’s lawyered up. Have a great lawyer. And just remember your fans. Those are the ones that are going to get you through. They were, and still are, everything to me. They gave me the hope and the confidence to do something that was challenging. Because it’s not fun to spend all your money and go into a lawsuit. It sucks. But I knew that it was worth it. Sometimes it was hard to believe in myself, but they believed in me, so I want her to remember that there are people who love her and believe in her.  Since “Leave (Get Out)” came out, the industry has changed quite a bit. How has that affected you as an artist? I’m 24, so all my friends are consuming music as they are, which is either legally or illegally, or we’re finding our stuff on SoundCloud. We don’t care about genres. People are doing this independently, there are still major labels, but the landscape has really changed. There are a lot more artists out there, because they’re coming from all different places. There’s just no one way to get to that destination of success, however you perceive it. I don’t really struggle with the way that it’s changed, I’m just like, "Ah, it’s changed, it’s just different." MTV doesn’t really play music videos anymore, there isn’t a "TRL," which was an important thing when I first came out. But if you don’t embrace change, you’re going to be really unhappy. I actually dig change. It’s just something to keep in mind. There are new apps all the time, sometimes it makes me feel like I can’t keep up. I’m like, I need to be Periscoping and I need to be Snapchatting, and can’t I just Instagram?! I think it’s also changed because fans feel very close to you, and of course I feel very close to them. But oftentimes, they expect you to have conversations with them all the time, and they’ll slide up in your DMs and, it’s hard to maintain relationships with a lot of people.That’s a perfect segue into social media, which is a topic I wanted to talk about next. When you came out, you didn’t have Instagram or Twitter, it was before we had Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande who had that advantage of self-promotion through social media. And I know you have social media accounts now, but do you like social media? Is it a good way to promote yourself and your music? I like social media, I really do. I think it’s awesome to be able to talk with people from around the world and keep your finger on the pulse of what’s going on. It’s oftentimes how I see things on the news. I’ll click links, I follow all my favorite sources and so that’s great. I suppose there’s a promotional aspect to it, but I don’t really like to think about it that way. This is what I do, I’m a singer, I’m a performer, so I tweet about that and Instagram about that. But it’s no different from what I’d be doing if I was doing something else. There’s just more people that are following. But Myspace was out when I first came out, so [laughs] that’s how long it’s been since I dropped my first single. I’m going to throw some nostalgia at you now. I’m not sure if you’ll remember this, but you were on a show on MuchMusic (Canadian music channel) a really long time ago -- you were on a special that they did. I remember you were talking about lip-syncing and you said, “If you can’t sing, don’t be a singer.” I just want to know if you still believe in that philosophy. [Jokingly groans in embarrassment] I think that there’s room for everybody. I think that we have our strengths and I think that I was a lot more rugged and raw when I was 14. I don’t say I don’t believe that. Don’t sell something that you’re not, is what I feel. But there’s nothing wrong with stretching yourself and trying to be better. And I have to ask, what was it like being on "Cribs?” Fuck! [laughs] It was so ridiculous. The thing is, we didn’t have a home at that point. My mom and I were living out of suitcases and we were mostly in hotels. So that was actually my uncle’s house, on the Cape. That wasn’t my house. That wasn’t my stuff. When I was sitting on the spinny thing, that was his kids. That’s the truth. I should’ve balled hard, and been like, "Welcome to my crib, look at how luxurious it is," and I should have rented out a place. But no. I just used my uncle's crib. So that was me lying on “Cribs.” [Ed note: We can’t even deal. Are all episodes of “Cribs” a lie? Whoa.]What advice would you give your teenage self? Be nice to your mom, she’s trying as hard as she can. And don’t try to grow up so quickly. When I was 13 and just came out, I wanted to lie about my age and say I was 16. I was embarrassed to be so young. I wanted to be with the cool kids. But now, I wish I’d embraced being a little kid, because then you’re 24 and have to worry about other things.You just announced your tour, so what are you most excited about with getting back on the road and performing? My favorite thing is to connect with people and I love to look into their eyes in the audience and I love meet and greets. I really look forward to that. And to performing this new material, to letting it really sink into my body like my other stuff has. To really live with it and make it my own and just do it over and over again. Also, to go to some cities I haven’t been to in a while. And I love performing stuff from the past 10 years -- the mix tapes, the earlier two albums and the new stuff. I also want to do a couple songs that are going to be on the new album, that people haven’t heard. That’ll be great to get that feedback and natural reaction.What can we expect from the new album? It’s eclectic. I wanted to combine live instruments with programmed stuff. I wanted there to be that blend. I have so much respect for musicians, and that’s never going to go out of style, that’s timeless. So there’s a bit of that, but it feels fresh I think, for me. And it’s about love, in all different ways. From self-love, to not feeling like you really like yourself, all the ups and downs about being in relationships, not being in relationships.Any collaborations we can expect? I don’t know yet. I’m still putting the album together and I have some people in mind that I want for particular songs, but you know, it’s still open. And for the tour, who knows if someone’s going to jump on, but for now, it’s me. (function(){var src_url="https://spshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?playList=519131202%2C519132076%2C519131482%2C519113330%2C519082462%2C519058046%2C519070303%2C519058045%2C519050406%2C519047002&height=&width=100&sid=577&origin=SOLR&responsive=true&ratio=wide&align=center&relatedMode=2&relatedBottomHeight=60&companionPos=&hasCompanion=false&autoStart=false&colorPallet=%23FFEB00&videoControlDisplayColor=%23191919&shuffle=0&isAP=1&pgType=cmsPlugin&pgTypeId=addToPost-top&onVideoDataLoaded=track5min.DL&onTimeUpdate=track5min.TC&onVideoDataLoaded=HPTrack.Vid.DL&onTimeUpdate=HPTrack.Vid.TC";if (typeof(commercial_video) == "object") {src_url += "&siteSection="+commercial_video.site_and_category;if (commercial_video.package) {src_url += "&sponsorship="+commercial_video.package;}}var script = document.createElement("script");script.src = src_url;script.async = true;var placeholder = document.querySelector(".js-fivemin-script");placeholder.parentElement.replaceChild(script, placeholder);})();For more info on JoJo's tour, head over to her site.  Also on HuffPost:  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

    Pentagon calls Afghan hospital strike a mistake, seeks accountability - Reuters 2 hours ago

        WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military took responsibility on Tuesday for a deadly air strike on a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz, calling it a mistake and vowing to hold people accountable.

    German authorities accused of playing down refugee shelter sex crime r... - Reuters 2 hours ago

        BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's police union and women's rights groups accused the authorities on Tuesday of playing down reports of harassment, sexual assault and even rape at refugee shelters because they feared a backlash against asylum seekers.

    Entertainment News
    Kendall Jenner Goes Braless In Sheer Shirt - Huffington Post NEW!

        Throughout her time at Paris Fashion Week, Kendall Jenner has proven that she likes to keep things sheer. The supermodel was seen wearing yet another see-through item of clothing for Shiatzy Chen's runway show on Tuesday. Jenner went braless under a sheer pink shirt with delicate floral designs, paired with a metallic silver skirt and matching, lace-up shoes.   The 19-year-old hasn't been shy about showing off her nipple ring, which she says she got during a "rough time." "Honestly, it hurt, but wasn’t as bad as everyone made it seem, and maybe because everyone hyped it up and I thought it would be really, really bad," she told the New York Post. "Then it wasn’t as bad as I expected."  Also on HuffPost:  For a constant stream of entertainment news and discussion, follow HuffPost Entertainment on Viber. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

    Tamar Braxton On Loving And Letting Go On New Album - Huffington Post NEW!

         Tamar Braxton wants fans to know that there’s more to her than “Dancing With The Stars.” While promoting her newly released album “Calling All Lovers,” Braxton appeared on “The Wendy Williams Show” last Thursday, discussing the subject matter of the album and why she was inspired to address past relationships with the project. “I didn’t just wake up one day and just meet the love of my life. It didn’t happen like that,” she continued. “I kissed old gruesome frogs and all the monsters and stuff. So it was important for me to talk about it. And really honestly Wendy, I didn’t know that there was a lot I needed to let go.” The 38-year-old singer went on to add how much she has matured in recent years -- citing her current relationship with husband Vincent Hubert and accepting negative experiences in past relationships as part of that process. “I feel like I kind of started to grow up in the past few years, and so I feel like it’s about accepting and knowing your past,” she said. “A lot of people may be like, ‘Oh my God, Tamar, we don’t want to hear another song about Vincent Herbert,’ and that’s great, fine and dandy -- I am in love and I’m really happy, but there is a story behind Tamar.”  On the heels of  “Calling All Lovers,” Braxton is also set join Mary J. Blige for a 12-date U.S. tour -- beginning October 30 in Augusta, Georgia, and concluding November 15 in Mashantucket, Connecticut.    Check out more of Tamar Braxton’s interview segment in the clip above. Also on HuffPost   -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

    Watching High-Brow TV May Actually Make You A Better Person - Huffington Post NEW!

        If you're looking for a good excuse to curl up and binge-watch "Mad Men" on Netflix, science has your back. Award-winning TV dramas may help increase emotional intelligence, according to a new study.   Researchers from the University of Oklahoma examined people in two separate experiments. For the first test, they instructed participants to make the ultimate choice by watching either a TV drama ("Mad Men" or "The West Wing") or a nonfiction documentary ("How The Universe Works" or a segment from Discovery's Shark Week).  After watching the show, participants then took a common psychological test that measures emotional intelligence. As part of the assessment, the participants observed 36 pairs of eyes and were asked to judge the depth or level of emotion each pair expressed. The process was repeated in the second experiment with new volunteers. This time researchers had participants watch "The Good Wife" or "Lost" for a TV drama or "Nova" or "Through the Wormhole" for a nonfiction program. They also added a control group consisting of volunteers who took the assessment without watching any TV.  The study found that people who watched the fictional dramas performed better on the emotional intelligence test compared to those who watched the documentaries or nothing at all. In other words, the results suggest that watching these sort of narratives may lead to more empathy or a better understanding of others. The findings somewhat mirror previous research conducted on fiction and empathy. A 2013 study found that reading literary fiction may lead to better scores in emotional intelligence. However, the research has been criticized given the literary options were vastly different. As Melissa Dahl at the Science of Us accurately points out, the fiction piece given to participants offered insight into the complexity of humans, while the nonfiction story didn't discuss people at all. The same could almost be said for the recent television study. Dramas are notorious for diving into human nature (who hasn't felt invested in a character while watching a show like "The Good Wife?"), while the documentaries are less provocative when it comes to human emotions (no offense to Shark Week). More information is obviously needed before making a definitive judgment on whether or not these avenues totally transform someone's "EQ" -- but it's certainly a promising start. The research still provides some insight into how character-driven storytelling, even if it's fictional, changes the way we relate to others in real life. In the meantime, if researchers are looking for more volunteers to watch "Mad Men" or some other rousing drama to help gather more data, we'd happily volunteer. You know, for science.  The findings were published in the journal Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts.  Also on HuffPost: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

    Rooney Mara Says She 'Felt Really Bad' About 'Pan' Casting Criticism - Huffington Post NEW!

        Rooney Mara came under fire last year when it was revealed the actress had netted the part of Tiger Lily in the "Peter Pan" remake, "Pan." Many immediately accused the casting choice of promoting whitewashing in Hollywood, as Tiger Lily is a Native American character and Mara is white. Nearly 95,000 people petitioned Warner Bros. to change its casting decision and "stop casting white actors to play people of color." Mara addressed the incident on the red carpet premiere of "Pan" Sunday night, telling People: "It wasn't great, I felt really bad about it," said Mara of the casting criticism. "But I totally sympathize with why people were upset and feel really bad about it." Though the actress says she sympathizes, Mara is now unfortunately linked to a long list of examples of Hollywood whitewashing. Earlier this year, Cameron Crowe's flick "Aloha" was in hot water after Emma Stone, who is white, was cast as Allison Ng, a character who was supposed to be a quarter Hawaiian and a quarter Chinese. Hollywood also has a long history of casting white actors to play Native Americans. The latest example took place in 2013, when Johnny Depp was cast as Tonto in "The Lone Ranger."  But even when casting directors do hire Native Americans for roles, it doesn't mean things always go well. About a dozen Native Americans walked off the set of Adam Sandler's Netflix movie, "The Ridiculous Six," in April 2015. The actors claimed the movie was "disrespectful" and reinforced negative stereotypes.  "Right from the get-go, it didn't feel right. But we let it go," said Loren Anthony, a Navajo actor, to the Associated Press. "Once we found out more about the script, we felt it was totally disrespectful to elders and Native women."   Hollywood still has a long way to go when it comes to casting choices. But maybe next time when there's a role meant for a person of color, the right actors will get the part.    Also on HuffPost:   For a constant stream of entertainment news and discussion, follow HuffPost Entertainment on Viber. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

    How To Look Like Marlon Brando In A T-Shirt - Huffington Post NEW!

        You know the look -- Marlon Brando, glowering at the camera wearing a T-shirt that seems heat-shrunk to his chest, it fits so well. It's just as iconic of a look today as when it showed up in "A Streetcar Named Desire" in 1951. And it changed the way the "American man" was depicted for decades. Before WWII, the all-around desirable guy was typically depicted as reliable, farm-raised, lanky and hard working. Then soldiers were issued T-shirts and realized how comfortable the undergarment could be, and Brando's Stanley Kowalski took the shirt to a new level by wearing it in "Streetcar" as part of a character the New York Times described as a "loud, lusty, brawling, brutal, amoral Polish" antihero in its review. "He was one of the first for Hollywood to realize that the iconic American male was redefined," Mark-Evan Blackman, an assistant professor of design and menswear specialist at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, told The Huffington Post. "They realized that putting him in an undergarment as an outer piece -- a shirt with jeans -- redefined sexuality, ruggedness, what it meant to be an American male. It redefined the American male as a bad boy. The guy who got the girl was not a schoolteacher and accountant, he was the guy riding around on a motorcycle in a T-shirt." And the reason it looked painted on Brando is because it basically was heat-shrunk on him. Legend has it that because fitted T-shirts weren't available at the time, the wardrobe department washed the shirt several times and backstitched it to his body to get that fit. If you want to tailor a white T-shirt to fit perfectly, we won't judge. It'll cost about $10 to $25 depending on where you go, but luckily, these days you can find a shirt that fits your body type. The T-shirt is the "easiest item to look great in -- if you have worked on your body," Blackman said. "The rule of thumb is the better body you have, the more casual your clothes can be." He added that finding a shirt that accents your best features is a good way to go. If you have big shoulders, find something that accentuates your shoulders. If you have strong arms, find a shirt with shorter sleeves. Blackman encourages you to "Go to the store, bring home 10 different T-shirts all in your size and try them on. You will be shocked and amazed at how different the fit changes." As for Brando's shirt, he wore a classic short-sleeve jersey knit white tee, according to Blackman. "Clearly it had been washed hundreds of times. It looked warn. Clearly it had been fitted to him. How they got it fitted to him, who knows. But it worked. It was a real insouciant approach to fashion. It was as if he gets out of bed and looks this way," Blackman said, noting that we should be reminded of an important lesson: "It was supposed to look casual and off the cuff, but generally when people look that way, it took a lot of work to get there." Also on HuffPost: (function(){var src_url="https://spshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?playList=518977327&height=&width=100&sid=577&origin=SOLR&videoGroupID=155847&relatedNumOfResults=100&responsive=true&ratio=wide&align=center&relatedMode=2&relatedBottomHeight=60&companionPos=&hasCompanion=false&autoStart=false&colorPallet=%23FFEB00&videoControlDisplayColor=%23191919&shuffle=0&isAP=1&pgType=cmsPlugin&pgTypeId=addToPost-top&onVideoDataLoaded=track5min.DL&onTimeUpdate=track5min.TC&onVideoDataLoaded=HPTrack.Vid.DL&onTimeUpdate=HPTrack.Vid.TC";if (typeof(commercial_video) == "object") {src_url += "&siteSection="+commercial_video.site_and_category;if (commercial_video.package) {src_url += "&sponsorship="+commercial_video.package;}}var script = document.createElement("script");script.src = src_url;script.async = true;var placeholder = document.querySelector(".js-fivemin-script");placeholder.parentElement.replaceChild(script, placeholder);})(); -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

    Financial News
    Obama makes pitch to win support for Pacific trade pact - Reuters NEW!

        WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama kicked off a sales pitch on Tuesday for a 12-nation Pacific Rim trade agreement that has sparked concern among some lawmakers and won a lukewarm initial response from business groups.

    Fourteen dead as South Carolina gripped by historic flooding - Reuters 2 hours ago

        (Reuters) - South Carolina grappled with the damage wrought by record rainfall, as the death toll from widespread flooding rose to 14 on Tuesday and residents braced for more evacuations in areas near swollen waterways and dams across the state.

    Pentagon calls Afghan hospital strike a mistake, seeks accountability - Reuters 2 hours ago

        WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military took responsibility on Tuesday for a deadly air strike on a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz, calling it a mistake and vowing to hold people accountable.

    UAW threatens strike at Fiat Chrysler U.S. operations - Reuters 2 hours ago

        DETROIT (Reuters) - United Auto Workers members are planning to strike at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV U.S. manufacturing plants as soon as Wednesday evening, threatening to bring manufacturing to a halt.

    German authorities accused of playing down refugee shelter sex crime r... - Reuters 2 hours ago

        BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's police union and women's rights groups accused the authorities on Tuesday of playing down reports of harassment, sexual assault and even rape at refugee shelters because they feared a backlash against asylum seekers.

    Health News
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        NEW YORK (AP) -- Health officials say more hospitals are encouraging new mothers to breast-feed....

    Inmates help other prisoners face death in hospice program - AP 7 hours ago

        COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- As late-morning sun streams through narrow prison windows, convicted killer Scott Abram stands beside a fellow inmate, speaks quietly to him and starts singing "Amazing Grace." The prisoner appears to smile, but it's difficult to gauge his response. He is dying....

    FDA's new anti-smoking campaign uses hip-hop to target youth - AP 9 hours ago

        WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration will try to harness the sounds, style and attitudes of hip-hop into a multi-million dollar anti-smoking campaign to discourage young African Americans, Hispanics and other groups from using tobacco....

    Gov. Brown signs California right-to-die measure - AP 14 hours ago

        SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- In a rare personal message, California's 77-year-old governor provided insight into his deliberations before deciding to sign a bill allowing terminally ill Californians to legally take their own lives, reflecting on religion and self-determination as he weighed an emotionally fraught choice....

    Regional News
    Kentucky education commissioner gets $240,000 salary in 4-year contrac... - Kentucky.com NEW!

        The Kentucky Board of Education on Tuesday approved a four-year contract for new Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt at an annual salary of $240,000.Click to Continue »

    [Audio] Examples of Psychological Treatments that Could be Harmful - WKMS NEW!

        The majority of people who go to see a mental health professional end up saying they feel better afterwards, which is great news, so then does it even matter which techniques are being used if anything will help? This is an argument that pops up in psychology circles where some believe technique doesn't matter and therapists should just do what they feel is right, says Dr. Michael Bordieri of the Murray State Psychology Department. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Dr. Bordieri on why he disagrees with this approach and gives some examples of psychological treatments that have led to harmful results.

    Trails for hiking, biking, riding horses to be highlighted in new plan... - Kentucky.com NEW!

        Lexington Mayor Jim Gray joined Kentucky's governor and the first lady in announcing plans Thursday for a statewide master plan for hiking, biking and horse trails.Click to Continue »

    Fort Campbell soldier shot, killed during training exercise - Kentucky.com NEW!

        A Fort Campbell soldier has been shot and killed during a training exercise.Click to Continue »

    Inside The Message Machine That Could Make Politicians More Persuasive... - WKMS 1 hour ago

        It sounds like a politician's dream: a machine that can tell you exactly what to say to change a voter's mind.Well, that's what a political scientist has come up with — at least, a first tentative step in that direction.Using text from a pro-Obamacare website and testing different combinations of sentences on volunteers, an algorithm created by Northeastern University assistant professor Nick Beauchamp was able to identify optimally persuasive terms that make people more inclined to support the landmark health care law.Sentences including words like "preexisting," "condition," "covera

    Science News
    Preferences for a good end-of-life experience - EurekaAlert NEW!

        A study comparing preferences and willingness to pay for end-of-life treatments between advanced cancer patients and the general population of older adults has shown that patients are willing to pay more for all aspects of a good end-of-life experience compared to what healthy older adults believe they would pay if in a similar situation. The research, led by members from the Lien Centre for Palliative Care (LCPC), was recently accepted for publication.

    Disaster plan developed in case fire reaches nuclear waste - AP NEW!

        ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Beneath the surface of a St. Louis-area landfill lurk two things that should never meet: a slow-burning fire and a cache of Cold War-era nuclear waste, separated by no more than 1,200 feet....

    Knee-deep in spider leg evolution - EurekaAlert 1 hour ago

        Authors Nikola-Michael Prpic et al., in a new study appearing in the advanced online edition of Molecular Biology and Evolution, have identified the driving force behind the evolution of a leg novelty first found in spiders: knees.

    New tools help provide vital demographics, population statistics to po... - EurekaAlert 1 hour ago

        Those looking for data and analytical reports often turn to the American Community Survey (ACS) from the US Census, which provides data such as unemployment, median household income, and housing prices for multi-year periods. Now, using sophisticated statistical methods, University of Missouri researchers have developed a system that improves ACS data, allowing end users to more accurately analyze critical information in predefined geographic areas, making it easier for city, county, state and federal planners to use estimates in policy decisions.

    New Human Ancestor Walked Like Us, Climbed Like an Ape - National Geographic 2 hours ago

        Strong hands and shock-resistant wrists gave the newly discovered ancient human Homo naledi an advantage over ape cousins.

    Sports News
    MLB seeks explanation from DraftKings after disclosure about employee ... - Yahoo Sports NEW!

        Major League Baseball said on Tuesday it was surprised to learn that fantasy sports operator DraftKings, in which it has an equity investment, allowed its employees to participate in contests and has reached out to the company to discuss the matter. A DraftKings employee recently won $350,000 from a $25 entry fee in an American football contest and had other major winnings on rival website FanDuel, the companies confirmed on Monday.

    'The Herd': Peter King raises question on why NFL VP defended official... - FOX Sports NEW!

        The fallout of Monday night's missed call in the Seattle Seahawks' win has had a ripple effect that is widespread across the league.

    NFL Lions coach Caldwell keen to put controversy behind - Yahoo Sports NEW!

        Head coach Jim Caldwell says his winless Detroit Lions can't afford to dwell on the controversial non-call that cost them a last-gasp chance of victory in Seattle on Monday night. At a Tuesday press conference back home in Detroit, Caldwell was peppered with questions about the play -- on which Seattle's K.J Wright illegally batted a ball fumbled by Detroit's Calvin Johnson out of the end zone but wasn't whistled for a foul. "I don't want it to linger," Caldwell said of his decision to instruct Lions players not to discuss the call.

    Fantasy: Trade value chart - CBS Sports 1 hour ago

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    Technology News
    Alas, All-Day Breakfast Won’t Be Enough to Save McDonald’s - Wired NEW!

        We love Egg McMuffins too. But 21st-century fast food isn't just about what you eat. As Starbucks' success shows, it's about the tech in your pocket. The post Alas, All-Day Breakfast Won’t Be Enough to Save McDonald’s appeared first on WIRED.

    Microsoft’s New Devices Put Windows 10 on Any Screen - Wired NEW!

        Windows 10 finally shows up to take on devices of any size, any screen. The post Microsoft’s New Devices Put Windows 10 on Any Screen appeared first on WIRED.

    iPhone Malware Is Hitting China. Let’s Not Be Next - Wired NEW!

        Apple's wildly popular iOS has earned the title of the world's most secure consumer operating system. But now that title has an asterisk: China. The post iPhone Malware Is Hitting China. Let’s Not Be Next appeared first on WIRED.

    Microsoft’s New Devices Put Windows 10 in New Places - Wired 1 hour ago

        Windows 10 finally shows up to take on devices of any size, any screen. The post Microsoft’s New Devices Put Windows 10 in New Places appeared first on WIRED.

    Head to Head: Surface Book vs. MacBook Pro - Wired 1 hour ago

        The Surface Book is a force to be reckoned with. The post Head to Head: Surface Book vs. MacBook Pro appeared first on WIRED.

    US News
    Police: Partially-clothed intruder found sleeping in home - Yahoo 4 hours ago

        WENTZVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A 53-year-old man has been charged with burglary and harassment after he was found asleep in an empty bedroom of someone else's Missouri home.

    Pet cat survives after being found with arrow through chest - Yahoo 4 hours ago

        KALAMO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a pet cat survived after being found with an arrow through his chest in a rural part of Michigan.

    Bail set for ex-dealer, co-defendant in casino cheating case - Yahoo 4 hours ago

        LAS VEGAS (AP) — An ex-casino dealer and his brother-in-law pleaded not guilty Tuesday to scamming a Las Vegas Strip casino out of more than $1 million with phantom craps bets.

    Amtrak says to suspend national rail service without safety extension:... - Yahoo 4 hours ago

        Amtrak has told U.S. lawmakers that it will suspend service on its national network in mid-December unless Congress extends a Dec. 31 deadline for implementing advanced safety technology, according to an Oct. 5 letter from Amtrak reviewed by Reuters. The letter, addressed to Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune, a South Dakota Republican, says service would be suspended where Amtrak must rely on freight and passenger railroads that will not meet the deadline for operating the technology known as positive train control, or PTC. "A vast majority of our network would be inoperable without an extension," Amtrak President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Boardman said in the letter.

    Publisher promises stickers, changes for textbook that called slaves '... - Yahoo 4 hours ago

        The publisher of a textbook criticized for a glaring error that glossed over the topic of slavery has offered stickers to schools that will cover up a caption describing African slaves as "workers," a spokeswoman said on Tuesday. "We are deeply sorry that the caption was written this way," Chief Executive Officer David Levin said in a memo to employees provided by the company. The caption gained national attention after Roni Dean-Burren, a Houston-area mother and doctoral candidate at the University of Houston, brought it up on social media.

    World News
    Dalai Lama: China more concerned about future Dalai Lamas than I am - CNN 4 hours ago

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    Where in the world? - CNN 4 hours ago

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    2016 Olympics: 27 Games in 27 images - CNN 4 hours ago

        The countdown to Rio 2016 is under way -- the 28th Olympic Games begin on August 5 next year. Here we take a look back at the previous 27.

    Woman using Waze killed on road - CNN 4 hours ago

        The couple followed their GPS, thinking it would lead them to a touristy avenue in Niteroi, a large city across the bay from Rio de Janiero. Instead, it led them to another street -- of the same name, in the same city -- and to the woman's death.

    Robbers swarm Rio beaches - CNN 4 hours ago

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