Stocks Dip, Despite Jobs Growth

u.s.

US stocks opened lower Wednesday despite a solid report on private sector job growth as the market awaited other key news.

u.s.

Ebola Outbreak Reaches U.S.

The patient recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas; his illness is a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa.

news

10 Things to Know: Wednesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday.

celebrity

Michael Phelps Arrested for DUI

The most-decorated Olympian of all time now has 22 medals, 2 DUIs. He says he's sorry.

offbeat

20 Terrific Things Guaranteed To Make You Feel Nostalgiac

The future is great and all, but sometimes we get the most joy by looking at the past.

living

Can Salt Water Bring People Back from the Dead?

These doctors think so. 

celebrity

10 Things Every Celebrity Should Do for Better Online Security

No. 2: Who has your log-in information? Assistants, publicists, managers? The less people who have it, the more secure you are. Are you listening, Jennifer Lawrence?

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    funny

    Video - Adorable Twins Apparently No Help Making Breakfast

    These two get style points, though. 

    inspiration

    17 Seniors Proving That The Elderly Have The Most Fun

    Whoever thinks that getting old is boring obviously hasn't used their retirement fund to go on a cruise.

    offbeat

    Forget Ugly Christmas Sweaters, It's Creepy Halloween Sweater Season

    Move over Santa, Sasquatch is the new kid on the block.

    inspiration

    This Couple Took 'Paying it Forward' to a New Level

    Meet the world's most generous tippers and their inspiring rationale. 

    science

    6 Sensational Things You Didn't Know About The Milky Way

    Like raspberries and rum? Well this is the galaxy for you.

    movies

    Netflix, IMAX to Release 'Crouching Tiger 2' on Same Day

    In a deal that could remake the landscape, Netflix has reached a deal with The Weinstein Co. for its first original movie -- a sequel to Ang Lee's 2000 martial arts pic "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" -- set to hit IMAX theaters and the streaming-video service on Aug. 28, 2015.

    world

    Balkans Launch Fight Against Jihadist Recruitment

    Hundreds of men from the Balkans have joined the Islamic State (IS) group -- adding to the waves coming from Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia.

    crime

    Oklahoma Man Charged with Murder in Beheading

    Alton Nolen, 30, could face the death penalty for the deadly attack on Colleen Hufford, 54, at the Vaughan Foods plant in Moore. He also faces two assault charges.

    celebrity

    George Clooney's First Wedding Photos Revealed!

    The first pictures from the World's Most Eligible Bachelor's Italian wedding!

    offbeat

    11 Weird & Wacky Things Sold on eBay

    Haunted dolls, hair of celebrities, and aliens in jars are just a few items you can find for sale on eBay.

    living

    Scientists go to War Against Flossing

    Dentists not amused. 

    funny

    17 Of The Absolute Worst People In The Entire World

    Are humans kind by nature? We're gonna go with no.

    defense

    White House Breach 'Unacceptable'

    The head of the Secret Service took responsibility for security lapses at the White House, saying a recent intrusion by a knife-wielding man was "unacceptable" and would not occur again.

    world

    U.S. Urges Hong Kong Authorities to Show 'Restraint' Amid Protests

    Escalating tensions in Hong Kong also boosted an online petition, calling on President Barack Obama to press China to avoid a "second Tiananmen massacre" in Hong Kong.

    living

    America's 6 Hippest Workspaces for Telecommuters

    Tired of working from your couch in your jammies? Give these spots a shot. 

    sports

    Derek Jeter Has RBI Single in Last At-Bat

    The final hit, Jeter's 3,465th, left him with a .310 career batting average, raising it from 30945 to .30951. And it came at Fenway Park, the same field where Mickey Mantle played his finale exactly 46 years earlier.

    offbeat

    Trump Lampooned over Twitter Gaffe

    The Donald was tricked into posting a picture of notorious British serial killers by a comedian.

    defense

    White House Plays Down Report of Secret Service Woes

    It took the Secret Service days to realize a man shot at the presidential residence in 2011, while President Obama's daughter was at home.

    world

    Hong Kong Protesters Defiant

    The rare scenes -- in which crowds faced down riot police in the international financial hub -- forced protest leaders to warn supporters to "retreat and save their lives" if rubber bullets were fired.

    living

    3 Easy Ways to Stop This Dangerous Food Wasting Habit

    We are wasting over $190/month on wasted food. Here's how to stop.

    funny

    13 People Who Instantly Regretted Their Terrible Choices

    We've all made some questionable decisions in life, but at least we aren't these people.

    living

    Study - Skirt Size is a Breast Cancer Sign

    Scientists are finding a stunning correlation between waist size and cancer risks. 

    world

    Japanese Volcano Erupts Without Warning; Dozens Killed

    Rescue workers battling rocketing levels of sulphurous gas found 31 people in "cardiac arrest" near the summit of Mount Ontake.

    funny

    18 People Who Had A Worse Morning Than You Did

    Not a morning person? Don't worry, you're obviously not alone.

    politics

    The Top 10 Most Attractive Republicans Currently In Congress

    Brains, beauty, and fiscal responsibility. Did your conservative crush make the list?

    movies

    Denzel Is No. 1 With a Bullet

    Denzel Washington still has plenty of firepower at the box office as his latest action film "The Equalizer" took in $35 million.

    sports

    Europe Wins Ryder Cup

    Europe added another chapter of Ryder Cup dominance on Sunday behind Rory McIlroy, two big rallies and a rookie who hit the shot of his life to give this week a finish it deserved.

    celebrity

    Ladies, He's Officially Taken

    Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney and Lebanese-British lawyer Amal Alamuddin married in Venice before partying the night away with their A-list friends in one of the most high-profile celebrity weddings in years.

    entertainment

    7 Once-Banned Books To Pick Up This Week

    Everyone stop what you are doing right now, and go read a (banned) book!

    politics

    James Traficant, Convicted Ex-congressman, Dies at 73

    The colorful Ohio politician's conviction for taking bribes and kickbacks made him only the second person to be expelled from Congress since the Civil War. He was also a very unpredictable speaker.

    u.s.

    How to Bring a Nation's Air Travelers to Their Knees

    Airlines were scrambling to accommodate travelers whose flights were canceled after a contract employee allegedly set fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control center where he worked.

    living

    Chelsea Clinton Gives Birth

    The former first daughter gave birth to her first child, daughter Charlotte.

    defense

    Airstrikes hit Syria, Iraq

    The strikes hit seven targets in Syria, including an Islamic State building and two armed vehicles at the border crossing in the besieged Kurdish town of Ain al-Arab.

    crime

    Police: Trooper Ambush Suspect Plotted for Years

    The suspect is on the run and might be treating the dragnet in northeastern Pennsylvania as "a game — a war game, if you will."

    world

    West Africa 'Overwhelmed' by Ebola Epidemic

    President Obama said the world must never allow such a tragedy to happen again.  

    crime

    Worker Beheads Colleague

    An Oklahoma worker who had recently tried to convert colleagues to Islam beheaded one of them in a frenzied knife rampage after being fired from his job

    business

    Economy Grows at Fastest Pace Since 2011

    "The American economy is firing on virtually all cylinders and cruising at a decidedly stronger rate than in recent years," on expert saiys.

    offbeat

    Video - Dad Tells His Unsuspecting Sons He's Won Millions

    It's surprising nobody fainted. 

    history

    Top 7 Most Commonly Mistaken American Presidents

    Americans aren’t always the best at remembering who precisely was or wasn’t a President, but we’re here to help!

    world

    British Muslim Group Battles for Hearts and Minds

    Who Are the Active Change Foundation? Obama has praised its anti-Islamic State stance. But its head is an ex-jihadist.

    movies & tv

    Lights, Camera, Drones!

    The FAA has given Hollywood the all-clear to use drones for film and television production. The skies are getting more crowded.

    defense

    Three 9/11 Firefighters Die of Cancer in One Day

    All three men, who died Monday, had been retired since 2003.

    inspiration

    Mo'ne Davis Donates LLWS Jersey to Hall of Fame

    The pitching star for Philadelphia's Taney Dragons donated her jersey to the baseball Hall of Fame after becoming the first girl to win Little League World Series games.

    offbeat

    15 Next-Level Ways To Step Up Your Beer Pong Game

    We're gonna need more Solo cups...

    politics

    Eric Holder Resigns

    Advisers to Obama and Holder said the attorney general had been planning his departure with the president for some time. Who will replace him?

    tech

    5 Other Smart Phones With A Bending Problem

    A bending issue with the latest iPhones have caused a crisis. Cue "Bendghazi 2014".

    offbeat

    Donkeys Reunited at Polish Zoo after Sex Scandal

    Two amorous donkeys who were separated because of an outcry over their lovemaking have been reunited.

    offbeat

    The $55,000 Potato Salad Party

    An Ohio man who jokingly sought $10 from Kickstarter to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad raised $55,000. The solution? PotatoStock2014.

    living

    4 Reasons Virgin Has Best Vacation Policy on Earth

    Richard Branson apparently treats employees like adults.

    tech

    This Gizmo Ruins Your Life if You Miss Car Payments

    Lenders are using these devices and consumers are getting fed up. 

    world

    British PM, Iran President Hold 1st Talks Since 1979

    David Cameron is trying to get Hassan Rouhani to join the fight against ISIS.

    markets

    Bass: Unemployment Rate Is 'Rigged', Closer to 11%

    Ouspoken hedge fund manager Kyle Bass explains why America's real unemployment rate is a lot higher than what's actually being reported.

    celebrity

    13 Most Unusual Celebrity Child Names Of All Time

    If you think North West, Paris Hilton, and Blue Ivy Carter have uniquely different names, you ain't seen nothing yet!

    sports

    Stewart Won't Be Charged in Driver's Death

    Prosecutors said the victim, Kevin Ward Jr., was under the influence of marijuana “enough to impair judgment.” And two videos examined by investigators showed “no aberrational driving by Tony Stewart.”

    world

    Extremists Behead French Hostage

    Algerian extremists allied with the Islamic State group have decapitated a French hostage after France ignored their demand to stop airstrikes in Iraq.

    arts

    Da Vinci Masterpiece Is Emerging in All Its Beauty

    "The Adoration of the Magi," an unfinished masterpiece by Leonardo Da Vinci, is 75 percent restored, and looking good.

    funny

    24 Over-The-Top Kids Crying For Literally No Reason

    No parenting book is going to prepare you for the nightmarish screams of a child with the 'wrong color' socks.

    relationships

    Study - Toxic Relationships are Bad for Your Health

    Bad relationships are not just hard on us mentally, but physically. Maybe even more so, experts think.

    offbeat

    8 Obvious Facts (That Are Complete and Utter Lies)

    So it turns out that carrots don't improve your eyesight. Who do we have to thank for this lie? Why, Hitler of course.

    offbeat

    13 Pictures that Prove John Malkovich is a Chameleon

    Some of these are so similar it's eerie. 

    tech

    New iPhones Doing Something Strange in People's Pockets

    The internet is already calling it "Bendgate" and "Bendghazi". Thanks, internet. 

    world

    Arab States Join Fight Against ISIS

    Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Bahrain all launched airstrikes alongside U.S. planes, with Qatar playing a supporting role.

    world

    Al-Qaeda Offshoot Planning 'Major Attacks'

    Heard of Khorasan? It found itself in the crosshairs of the United States as the extremist outfit finalized imminent attacks on Western targets from bases inside Syria.

    u.s.

    U.S. Prison Population Down 1st Time Since 1980

    The decline follows last year's major reforms led by Attorney General Eric Holder.

    offbeat

    Obama Offers Chelsea a Fast Ride

    The president offered heavily pregnant Chelsea Clinton his motorcade, in case she needed to speed through New York City gridlock to give birth.

    tv

    YouTube Is No. 1 Digital Destination for TV Shows. Wait, Really?

    More Internet users say they go to YouTube to watch TV shows than Netflix, Hulu or Amazon.com. How is this possible?

    markets

    Forget the Fear Says Top Analyst, Dow 18,000 Coming

    Longtime stock market bull Thomas Lee is not worried about a market correction.

    living

    Beautiful Brew: Match Beer to Your Favorite Pantone Color

    Picking out a favorite beer is now like picking a shade of paint, just 1,000% more fun.

    crime

    16 Shocking Mugshots That Demand Further Explanation

    At what point during the arrest of an old man wearing a dress do you just begin to question reality?

    markets

    El-Erian: 'Exuberant' Markets Decoupled From Fundamentals

    One of the leading voices on markets recommends taking some money off the table right now. 

    business

    Why are Billionaires Stockpiling More Cash Than Some Nations?

    Their rainy day fund looks like Dominca's GDP. 

    offbeat

    Your State's Favorite Food According to Twitter

    New Yorkers, do you have something you're not telling us?

    politics

    'Grease' Parody Advocates for Weed Legalization

    Sandy and Danny from the classic 'Grease' want to legalize weed! 

    animals

    18 Terrifying Monsters from the Deep Sea

    These aquatic beasts are so horrific that we're all glad they stay deep beneath the ocean, far away from us.

    religion

    Poll: Americans Want More Religious Input in Politics

    Nearly half of all Americans, 49 percent, believe churches and other houses of worship should have a greater influence in politics than they presently do, up six points since 2010.

    funny

    17 Suspiciously Inappropriate Uses Of Quotation Marks

    Some "people" think that it's "fun" to use quotation marks for "emphasis". Don't you just "love" that?

    funny

    18 Extremely Clever People Bringing Statues To Life

    Some statues are just asking to be posed with. Luckily we there are a funny few that rise to the occasion. 

    relationships

    14 Moving Meetings Between Newborns And Their Siblings

    "I really liked you until you started talking" - Every older sibling ever.

    offbeat

    Alaska Reporter Quits on Air to Run Marijuana Business

    KTVA reporter Charlo Greene dropped an F-bomb, quitting in spectacular fashion.

    animals

    19 Of The Cutest, Chubbiest Animals To Ever Waddle The Earth

    The rounder an animal is, the more irresistibly precious it is. I mean, that's just a science.

    offbeat

    Images: Over 500 Batmen Descend on Calgary

    Surprisingly, they are doing it for a great cause. 

    offbeat

    Study - Your Political Enemies Actually Smell Worse

    Turns out that other political party really does stink.

    travel

    11 Stunningly Creepy Images of Chernobyl Tourism

    The original nuclear family vacation. 

    policy

    Climate Change Awareness Protests Hit Wall Street

    Protests continued Monday on Wall Street of financing climate change, a day after tens of thousands rallied around the world for urgent action to stop climate change

    science

    NASA's Mars Spacecraft to Begin Orbit of Red Planet

    After a 10-month journey, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) probe made its final approach to Mars and began circling it.

    movies

    'Maze Runner' Outpaces Liam Neeson

    The science-fiction action film took in $32.5 million and a sequel is in the works. The Liam Neeson crime drama "A Walk Among the Tombstones" only made $13.1 million.

    tech

    5 Ways to Protect Yourself from Data Breaches

    Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information.

    policy

    Skepticism over 'No Boots on Ground' War Plan

    Obama says his plan will defeat Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria without U.S. ground troops. Critics say that's unrealistic and half-hearted.

    u.s.

    Security Breach at White House

    A man sparked an evacuation at the White House after he scaled and jumped over a fence and made it into the building before being captured.

    sports

    NFL Commissioner on the Defensive

    More defiant than contrite at his nationally televised press conference, Roger Goodell made his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL’s handling of players accused of crimes.

    world

    Britain Plans Political Upheaval after Scot Vote

    Prime Minister David Cameron responded Friday to the passion of the failed Scottish breakaway by promising sweeping new powers to the U.K.'s regions.

    markets

    Fleckenstein: The Stock Market Is More Crash-Prone Than Ever

    "I don't think we will get through October without some accident," the noted shortseller said in an interview.

    living

    16 Adults Recreating Heart-Warming Childhood Photos

    We may get bigger as we get older, but we never outgrow the spirit of being kids.

    living

    7 Shockingly Caffeinated Foods Shoppers Can Buy Now

    Waffles with a jolt aren't even the weirdest options. 

    sports

    Li Na, Who Made History for China, Retires from Tennis

    She won the 2011 French Open, became the first player from China to win a Grand Slam singles title, and the 2014 Australian Open.

    crime

    Man Kills 6 Grandchildren in Florida

    He also killed his daughter and himself. The youngest grandchild was just three months old.

    offbeat

    Republican, Democrat Go Mano a Mano in the Wild

    "Rival Survival" finds Senator Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-New Mexico) sweating it out for a week on a desert island with a camera crew in tow. "I can assure you, we were very afraid -- but not naked," Flake said.

    celebrity

    16 Celebrities Who Prove That Time Travel Is Actually Possible

    Is Leonardo DiCaprio, the hearrthrob of teenage girls throughout the 1990s, actually a woman from the 1960's? Lets find out.  

    world

    3 Arrested in Chile Bombing

    Two men and a woman were arrested early Thursday on suspicion of involvement in a recent bombing in a subway station in the Chilean capital.

    humor

    6 Pics Prove Bryan Cranston has Hollywood's Best Sense of Humor

    His recent video for Major League Baseball pretty much settles it. 

    funny

    14 Baby Photo Shoots Gone Horribly, Hilariously Wrong

    Babies are precious bundles of joy. Well...until you get them in front of a camera.

    animals

    18 Adorably Confused Pets Trying To Figure Out The World

    The world can be an overwhelming place for everyone, but these animals especially just can't deal.

    offbeat

    Denver Post Seeks Weed-Smoking Sex-Lover

    People are calling this the "best job post ever."

    arts

    Emotional Social Media Posts Produce Colorful Paint Sculpture

    Social media powered art? Emotional tweets make this sculpture leak colorful paint.

    animals

    6 Historical Figures with Quirky Animal Companions

    "Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh, my!" Find out what odd pets famous people have kept throughout history.

    living

    4 Surprising Facts About New Male Birth Control

    Yes, one of them is a pretty big catch. 

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