Dutch demans inspections of crash site

Dutch forensic experts on Monday were examining bodies from the MH17 plane disaster being held at an east Ukraine train station as Kiev and insurgents wrangled over the fate of the remains. As world leaders deplored the “shambolic” state of the crash site left in the hands of the rebels and accused Russia of supplying […]

McIlroy wins “Open’

Rory McIlroy clutched the treasured piece of silverware, his reward for winning golf’s oldest major championship. Now he’s got his eyes on a new jacket. Something in green, preferably. With a grind-it-out performance on the final day of the British Open, McIlroy checked off another requirement for joining perhaps the most exclusive club in the […]

Former Destiny’s Child member arrested on disorderly conduct charge

Farrah Franklin, whose claim to fame is five months backing up Beyonce in the band Destiny’s Child, was charged with disorderly conduct Sunday. Franklin, 33, spent seven hours in the Horry County, South Carolina, jail Sunday morning after police took her into custody near summertime hotspot Myrtle Beach, according to jail records. She was released […]

Famed actor James Garner dies at 86

James Garner, the understated, wisecracking everyman actor who enjoyed multigenerational success on both the small and big screens, has died. He was 86. Police, who were called to his residence Saturday night in Los Angeles, say he died of natural causes. Garner starred in hit TV series almost 20 years apart — “Maverick” in the […]

Stressed women, saving yourself from sitting: 5 studies you may have missed

Here’s a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body. Remember, correlation is not causation, so if a study finds a connection between two things, it doesn’t mean that one causes the other. 1. Not all vitamins are good for you: Studies show […]

Stevie Wonder blends hits at Montreux for Quincy Jones

U.S. singer Stevie Wonder performs during the Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux Motown legend Stevie Wonder gave a soulful two-hour concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival on Wednesday night, blending his hits with covers of the Beatles and Michael Jackson for an audience that included producer Quincy Jones. The African-American singer and songwriter, wearing lime […]

The Los Angeles Lakers are the big winners in the Carlos Boozer sweepstakes

Carlos Boozer could not clear waivers. The recently-released former Chicago Bulls forward was picked up by the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday afternoon, when it was revealed that the Lakers’ winning bid of $3.25 million (as first reported by Marc Stein of ESPN) was enough to secure the services for the former All-Star. Boozer’s final […]

NBA’s Bill Russell collapses during Tahoe speech

Celtics officials say NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell is doing OK after collapsing during a speaking engagement near Lake Tahoe. Team spokesman Brian Olive says the 80-year-old Russell felt faint after the Thursday morning fall at the Hyatt Regency resort in Incline Village, Nevada, but was planning on returning home to Seattle this evening. […]

What happens to your online accounts when you die?

You’ve probably decided who gets the house or that family heirloom up in the attic when you die. But what about your email account and all those photos stored online? Grieving relatives might want access for sentimental reasons, or to settle financial issues. But do you want your mom reading your exchanges on an online […]

Octomom pleads no contest to welfare fraud

Octomom Nadya Suleman pleaded no contest Monday to a single count of misdemeanor welfare fraud for failing to disclose income she was receiving from videos and personal appearances while collecting more than $26,000 in public assistance funds to care for her 14 children. Suleman was sentenced to 200 hours of community service and two years […]


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