Economy Grew 3.5% in Q3

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The US economy grew at an annual rate of 3.5 percent in the third quarter, much stronger than expected, according to Commerce Department data.

world

Bodies Found in Mexico Where 3 Texans Missing

Mexican officials say four bodies have been found east of the border city of Matamoros, near where three young Americans went missing more than two weeks ago.

news

10 Things to Know: Thursday

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

business

Lenovo Closes Deal to Buy Motorola from Google

Lenovo announced Thursday it has completed its acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google, a move strengthening the Chinese giant's position in the smartphone market.

relationships

American Parents Ground Unruly Daughter...to Siberia

The epic story of Sophia Roberts is either a case of the world's best parents or the worst.

tech

Google Maps Pays $2,250 for Cleavage Snafu

A Montreal woman took the tech giant to court over an embarassing Maps shot and won.

living

9 Easy & Cheap Ways to Keep Eyes Healthy

It's as easy as redirecting the vents in your car. 

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    sports

    It's Official: Giants a Dynasty

    Sparked by Madison Bumgarner's historic pitching performance on only two days' rest, San Francisco won their third World Series in five seasons by beating Kansas City 3-2 in Game 7.

    history

    40 Years Later, the Jungle Still Rumbles

    The epic Rumble in the Jungle in Zaire between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman turns 40 on Thursday, and time has done nothing to diminish its place in boxing history.

    offbeat

    11 Bizarre Booze Flavors That Actually Exist

    Make your wild nights even wilder with these intense adult beverages!

    living

    7 Twisted Pumpkin Carvings To Try This Halloween

    Forget traditional Jack-o-lanterns, these takes on pumpkin decorations will test your creativity and maybe even haunt your trick-or-treater's dreams.

    offbeat

    14 Types Of Coworkers That We All Know (And Hate)

    "Why yes, I have gained weight. Thanks for pointing that out Pam."

    offbeat

    Here is the (Sexy?) Ebola Halloween Costume No One Asked For

    This will literally be the most "viral" costume of the year.

    funny

    'Harry Potter' Can Rap Like You Won't Believe

    "Harry Potter & the Magical Rap" is the newest installment of the Harry Potter series!

    policy

    The End of the Fed QE

    The Federal Reserve decided Wednesday to end its quantitative easing (QE) stimulus program, after six years of pumping money into the economy via asset purchases.

    u.s.

    Hackers Breach White House

    The Washington Post quoted sources as saying hackers believed to be working for the Russian government were believed to be responsible.

    media

    11 Musicians Matched to Fan's SAT Scores - Is Your Music Smart or Dumb?

    A recent study plots how intelligent a musician's fans are. You might want to switch off that Lil' Wayne song. 

    animals

    Sick Tortoise Had Turtle Pendant in its Stomach

    Proving once and for all reptiles do have a sense of irony. 

    arts

    12 Bizarre Cross Stitches That Might Give Grandma a Heart Attack

    They left "Home Sweet Home" in the dust a long time ago.

    living

    7 Simple Foods That Help Battle Stress & Anxiety

    A little avocado goes a long way, but that's just the start...

    business

    ECB: Banks Show Signs of Relaxing Loan Conditions

    Europe's battered financial sector is showing further signs of healing.

    funny

    14 People Who Have Clearly Never Seen An Animal In Their Lives

    You don't have to be a zoologist to know what a raccoon is.

    crime

    Americans' Surprising Top Crime Worry Revealed by Gallup

    According to a just released Gallup survey, Americans worry more about one surprising issue above all others -- far above getting mugged or murdered even.

    offbeat

    17 Situations Speedily Spiraling Out Of Control

    "Well that sure escalated quickly." - All of these people.

    funny

    20 Truly Tragic Moments Comedically Caught On Camera

    It's all fun and games until the cheesecake is on the floor.

    u.s.

    'Terror Threat' - US Boosts Security at Government Buildings

    The United States said Tuesday it will boost security at government buildings after threats from Islamist groups and following two attacks last week in Canada that killed two soldiers.

    travel

    This Simple Innovation Could Slash Air Travel Costs

    Prepare to be thrilled...and/or completely terrified. 

    inspiration

    12 Jaw-Dropping Examples of 'Typewriter Art' by a Man with Cerebral Palsy

    Artist Paul Smith was born with cerebral palsy, but that hasn't slowed his artistic quest. 

    living

    Town Fights to End Alcohol Ban and Discovers Something Shocking

    It pays to read the fine print, people. 

    funny

    'Between Two Ferns' With Brad Pitt is Awkwardly Brilliant

    Brad Pitt sits down with Zach Galifianakis for one of the most memorable interviews yet.

    arts

    14 Self-Portraits By Artist on 14 Different Drugs

    Some bizarre and unusual insights are reflected in the results of this artist's creations.

    living

    Clubbing for Kids: NY's Hottest New Trend

    The music's thumping, the dance floor's packed and the bar's bustling. Welcome to one of New York's hottest nightclubs and a new generation of clubbers: six-year-olds.

    policy

    Gender Equality at Work is 80+ Years Off

    If you're waiting for gender equality in the workplace, be prepared to wait a long time, according to a report published by the World Economic Forum (WEF) Tuesday.

    tech

    17 Sassy Smart Phones - Siri Makes People Feel Dumb

    Just because Siri isn't real doesn't mean the pain isn't.

    crime

    One Man Robbed a Gas Station and What Happened Next is a Shock

    You've heard of "buyer's remorse." Here's a unique case of "robber's remorse." 

    funny

    17 Hilariously Horrible Resumes For The 'Do Not Hire' Pile

    Résumés are the perfect opportunity to professionally brag about yourself. Unless you're these people that is...

    offbeat

    6 Insane Menu Items That Put Fried Oreos to Shame

    Over a decade ago, Chicken Charlie paired cookies and deep fryers. Now he has opened a "FryBQ" restaurant and gone even further.  

    funny

    Hilarious! Jim Carrey Spoofs McConaughey Lincoln Ads

    In his third "Saturday Night Live" hosting gig, Jim Carrey took aim at Matthew McConaughey's series of ads for Lincoln's MKC sport utility vehicle, pondering some of life's deeper questions. Check it out!

    crime

    Clown Terror in France

    A wave of panic sparked by evil clowns stalking French towns has spread to the south of France where police on Saturday night arrested 14 teenagers dressed as the pranksters, carrying pistols, knives and baseball bats.

    science

    5 Ways Drones Make the World a Better Place (Without Killing Anyone)

    “People don’t realize how fast things are changing,” one expert says. “You’ve gone from UAVs costing hundreds of thousands of dollars a few years ago to the price of a cellphone and it’s not going to stop there.”

    funny

    The 20 Most Important Photobombs In The History Of Cameras

    The iconic moments in photographic history will likely never be topped.

    celebrity

    Queen Elizabeth II Tweets for the 1st Time

    The Queen of England tweeted for the first time today, and it was historically enchanting.

    funny

    15 People Who Obviously Have No Idea How To Flirt

    If love is a game, then these people are definitely losing.

    living

    Drinking After 60 Actually Helps Fend Off Dementia

    A recent study proves that seniors who booze a little are better off. 

    living

    7 Awesome Rock Bands Led by Children

    These guys and gals give new meaning to the name: Kid Rock.

    humor

    18 Awkward Kid's Costumes Made by Mischievous Adults

    Sometimes clever parents are a little too clever for their own good...

    funny

    14 Flawless Ways To Respond To A Stranger's Text

    Have you been saying "Sorry, you have the wrong number."? If so, you've been doing it wrong.

    sports

    Football Coach's Job Listed on Craigslist, Hilarity Ensues

    ...and he doesn't look very happy, either.

    funny

    This is What Happens When You Give McDonald's to Fancy Foodies and Call It 'Organic'

    What happens when you serve McDonald's food to some experts and pretend it's a new organic meal?

    funny

    21 Times That Churches Had A Divine Sense Of Humor

    Nothing gets people in the pews like a well-crafted joke.

    offbeat

    'Helpful' Senior Citizen Hides 500 Pounds of Porn in a Park

    The good news: He did it for a friend. 

    business

    Nation's 2nd-Biggest Tobacco Company to Ban Smoking

    Beginning in 2015 you can't smoke at work...even in the fitness center. 

    offbeat

    17 Inexplicably Inappropriate Times To Post On Facebook

    "Oh, you're mugging me? Finally something to make a Facebook status about!"

    funny

    18 Embarrassingly Awkward Pregnancy Photo Ideas

    It takes a special kind of parent to embarrass their child before they're even born.

    media

    Taylor Swift Tops the Charts with Nothing

    Seriously, 8 seconds of silence. 

    tech

    25 Years Later, Hoverboards Have (Finally!) Arrived

    Welcome to the future! The mythic gadget from Back to the Future II is finally becoming reality...

    markets

    Icahn Sounds Alarm: 'Quite Concerned' with Market

    The legendary activist investor explains why he is 'quite concerned that something is going to happen' to the stock market.

    offbeat

    11 Adorably Itty Bitty Automobiles You Can Own

    Nubmer five makes a Mini Cooper look like a stretch limo.

    animals

    19 Albino Animals Amaze Even Without Color

    What's more fun? Saying "Albino rhino" or looking at one?

    funny

    The 19 Most Romantic Things That Have Ever Happened

    Hopefully we can all find true love like this one day.

    inspiration

    Amazing Robot Helps Paralyzed Groom Walk The Aisle

    This amazing exoskeleton can help improve the quality of life of millions.

    living

    8 Insanely Edible Frankenstein Food Mash-Ups To Try

    Yep, people are eating hotdog/eclair hybrids. 

    offbeat

    Step Aside Octoberfest, Count Chocula Beer is Here - Cerealiously

    One Colorado brewery is taking beer and cereal to the next level. 

    offbeat

    Oy Vey! Grandparents Hilariously Explaining Yiddish Words (Video)

    All the Yiddish you never knew you needed in your life, explained!

    books

    15 Greatest 'Goosebumps' Stories to Revisit the 90s

    Relive the thrilling terror of your childhood with the Goosebumps book series!

    funny

    17 Surreal 'I Can't Believe You Put That On Facebook' Moments

    There's a time and a place for everything. That place is almost never Facebook.

    animals

    17 Economy-Stricken Animals Joining The Workforce

    Some pets have noticed that the economy is a little ruff, so they've joined the working world to help keep food in the bowl.

    books

    5 Surprisingly Childless Children's Authors We All Loved

    Not to mention the bizarre inheritance story behind the author of Goodnight Moon that led to a shockingly bad outcome...

    living

    Can Starvation Fix Your Broken Immune System?

    72 hours without food does some impressive things to your body. 

    business

    Adventurous Breweries Embracing an Annoying Pest: Fruit Flies

    Can these pesky little insects help make delicious ale? 

    books

    Read a Book, Win Half a Million Bucks

    This puzzle makes the Da Vinci Code look like child's play. 

    funny

    16 People With the Worst Decision-Making Skills Ever

    What were these people thinking?

    offbeat

    19 Vintage Halloween Photos are the Stuff of Nightmares

    Halloweens from the past were a heck of a lot scarier...

    science

    Will This Winter Be A 'Polar Vortex' Redux?

    If you thought last winter was a horror show, with cold blasts from the polar vortex and a lack of California rain, federal forecasters have some news you may want to hear now.

    entertainment

    8 Terrifying True Stories Not For The Faint Of Heart

    Tis the Halloween season, and everyone deserves a good scare!

    science

    3 Individuals Who Have Donated More Toward Ebola Than Entire Countries

    They dwarf contributions from nations like Germany and China. 

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