• Maggie Smith Plans to Leave 'Downton Abbey' After Next Season

    "To my knowledge, I must be 110 by now. We're into the late 1920s."

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  • Lumber Liquidators flooring does not meet safety standards: "60 minutes"

    (Reuters) - Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc, a retailer of hardwood flooring in North America, sold flooring containing levels of formaldehyde that were higher than those permitted under California's health and safety standards, according to television news program "60 Minutes". CBS's "60 Minutes" said it tested Lumber Liquidators' flooring in Virginia, Florida, Texas, Illinois and New York for levels of formaldehyde, a known cancer causing chemical. "Out of the 31 samples of Chinese-made laminate flooring, only one was compliant with formaldehyde emissions standards.

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  • Shia LaBeouf and His Braided Rattail DGAF About Your Man Bun

    Shia LaBeouf took to an escalator this weekend on a mission to make one thing clear: He DGAF about many, many things. But most of all, he DGAF about your perfectly unkept man bun and/or dreamy ombre waves. He expressed this sentiment via a single, eight inch braided rattail. Any questions about the tuft were asked to speak to his eyebrow piercing.

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  • Kim Kardashian on the Success of Her Mobile App and Her Social Media Empire

    The first thing most people picture when they think of Kim Kardashian is likely not her business savvy or her new media entertainment empire – but maybe it should be. The 34-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star and social media maven recently sat down with AdWeek to talk about the tech mogul aspects of her omnipresent career. Kim's mobile game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood -- in which players take on the role of an aspiring celebrity trying to gain fame and fortune anyway they can -- ended up earning the game's developer, Glu Mobile, over $74 million last year, and is projected to make $200 million this year. VIDEO: Kim Kardashian: We're Bigger Than 'I Love Lucy'! So what is it about the app that makes it so popular? Kim says it’s all about relatability. "I had just had the baby , and so I was being really choosy about what I was working on. I got a call from the company Glu Mobile to partner up and do a video game," Kim said, explain how she hooked up with Glu Mobile in 2013. "We went back and we came up with this really cute concept that I thought was relatable and very much like me. It had to be something that fit my personality." Since its release, the game has been downloaded over 28 million times, and people have played the app for a combined total of 11 billion minutes -- or 183 million hours. So how much say does Kim really have in the feel and look of the game? According to Kim, she speaks with the game's programmers and developers on a daily basis. NEWS: Kim Kardashian To Earn $200 Million on Video Game "The look of the game was really important to me. I must have pulled thousands of references of all the different ways that characters should have their hair, the outfits and the shoes," Kim told AdWeek. "One time there was a strap wrong on one of the character's shoes—her feet weren't matching. I had to change the programming to fix that. It was important to me that everything is right." Kim also has one of the biggest social media presences, with over 29.5 million Twitter followers and 27.1 million Instagram followers – a milestone she recently passed. Kim posed in a thong as a way of thanking her fans. However, despite her reputation and her world-famous name, Kim claims that she never consciously considered branding herself, and that her popularity on social media is an organic development. "Social media works when you're open, when you're honest and people want to feel like they're getting a little glimpse into your life," Kim said. "It's not that I brand myself like I'm a celebrity. It's just I'm living my life and sharing a part of my life with the world." VIDEO: Watch Kim Kardashian's Sexy, Funny T-Mobile Super Bowl Ad! However, reality stars and gaming apps both have notoriously short shelf-lives. But Kim says she has a plan as to how she's going to keep her game relevant and popular. She believes it's all about providing new content for people to get excited about. "I think that adding my family members and a bunch of cameos will get people excited. I started with adding my mom and now my sisters. Even my pets that I've had either now or in the past are in it." As for her role as a pop culture touchstone, Kim says that she thinks her family's E! reality series still has some life it its bones. "We still have a few more years left in us," Kim said. "We always say when it gets to be really crazy and not fun anymore, we don't want to do it. And we haven't gotten there yet." NEWS: Kim Kardashian Celebrates 27 Million Instagram Followers With a Thong Pic It's a good thing that they haven't gotten to that point, because E! recently renewed the series for three more years, and reportedly agreed to pay the Kardashians an impressive $80 million. It's a sizeable price tag, however Kim is looking to make $85 million just on her mobile game alone -- her share of the profits in her partnership with Glu Mobile -- if the app continues to perform as predicted. AdWeek In January sat down with ET, days before her T-Mobile ad aired during the Super Bowl, and spoke about her selfie obsession and how she decided to team up with the cell provider for the somewhat self-deprecating commercial. Check out the interview in the video below.

  • How Does Samsung's Galaxy S6 Compare to Apple's iPhone 6?

    Samsung's Galaxy S6 is easily the best smartphone the company has made in years, but how does it stack up against Apple's iPhone 6?

    Yahoo Tech
  • NASCAR Atlanta 2015: Dale Earnhardt Jr. finishes 3rd, enthused by new crew chief

    For the second straight race Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished third. When the season began there were questions how Dale Earnhardt Jr. would do without crew chief Steve Letarte, who left to become an NBC Sports analyst. Through two races, the early returns indicate Earnhardt will be just fine with Greg Ives, Letarte's replacement. Earnhardt and Ives teamed to finish third Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the second consecutive week they've finished in that position.

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  • Yahoo! celebrates 20th anniversary (35 photos)

    It's been 20 years since two Stanford University electrical engineering students created a small website that would become the tech giant Yahoo! Company founders Jerry Yang and David Filo debuted "Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web" in January 1994. In its first iteration, the site was a directory other pages on the web, organized in a hierarchy. It was not the massive searchable index of online destinations that the Yahoo! search engine is today. The site grew faster than the pair expected. They renamed it Yahoo!, an acronym for, "Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle," and on March 2, 1995 it was incorporated. As we celebrate 20 years of purple and yodeling (the company's iconic audio trademark), here's a look back at key moments in Yahoo!'s history. (Yahoo News) Find more news related pictures on our photo galleries page and follow us on Tumblr.

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  • Why the 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Poster Looks So Familiar

    Breaking down the common themes in Marvel movie posters including lots of mayhem, our heroes looking very serious, and awkward Photoshop

    Yahoo Movies
  • Prices for Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge leaked

    Samsung said many things about its newest devices during its official Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge event on Sunday in Barcelona, but the company conveniently forgot to mention how much the two devices will cost once they launch on April 10th. However, SamMobile, a publication that has provided many details about the handset before it was official, has found out European pricing for the two devices — and yes, you can expect both of them to be quite expensive when purchased for full price. FROM EARLIER: Samsung Galaxy S6 edge hands-on: We finally found the Galaxy we’ve been looking for The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge will be available in three storage versions each, including 32GB, 64GB and 128GB, and,

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  • Netanyahu's Takeover Bid

    The speech that Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, will deliver to Congress on March 3rd aims to scuttle an agreement on nuclear inspections and technology between Iran and the United States. Netanyahu would like to sow a suspicion between these countries so fraught and durable that it will also prevent any possible future...

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  • AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Nabs First Petty’s Garage Mustang GT

    OK, my head’s fairly ready to explode. Forget the Hellcat Challenger, I now want the Highway to Hell Petty’s Garage Mustang GT. What’s that? Why am I calling it the Highway to Hell Petty’s Garage Mustang GT? Because the first one was bought by AC/DC singer Brian Johnson and it’s designed by The King. There’s

  • 'Downton Abbey' Postmortem: Executive Producer Gareth Neame Talks Surprise Proposals, Bitter Mary and Poor Edith

    The executive producer of "Downton Abbey" looks back on Season 5 in the wake of tonight's finale.

    Yahoo TV 56 mins ago
  • SpaceX has successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying two satellites

    The SpaceX team has successfully launched another Falcon 9 rocket. The craft launched as scheduled, at 10:50PM ET, from Cape Canaveral, and is set to make a "soft landing" into the sea after it has carried its payload beyond the Earth's atmosphere. The rocket is unlikely to be recovered. The rocket is carrying two all-electric commercial satellites built by Boeing.

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  • Russia opposition march (22 photos)

    Tens of thousands of Russians marched through central Moscow on Sunday, carrying banners declaring "I am not afraid" and chanting "Russia without Putin" in memory of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov. Families, the old and young walked slowly, with many holding portraits of the opposition politician and former deputy prime minister who was shot dead while walking home from a nearby restaurant on Friday night. (Reuters) Find more news related pictures on our photo galleries page and follow us on Tumblr.

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  • How to beat jet lag, from a CEO with an insane travel schedule

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  • 130 years of facial hair trends, in one chart

    This chart purports to show how facial hair styles in London changed from 1842 to 1972. The data comes from a study that sociologist Dwight Robinson did back in 1976, looking at facial hair trends from 1842 to 1972. His methodology was somewhat unusual — he paged through 130 years of the Illustrated London News and counted all the beards, sideburns, and mustaches he saw. Back in the 1880s, it seems like almost everybody in London had some type of facial hair — and beards were the most common.

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  • Myanmar captures rare white elephant in western jungles

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's forestry department has captured a rare white elephant in the jungles of the country's western Ayeyarwaddy region, an official said Sunday.

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  • Report: Ravens defensive back arrested in North Carolina

    Baltimore Ravens defensive back Victor Hampton has been arrested on charges of driving while impaired following a traffic stop in North Carolina, WSOC-TV is reporting. Two passengers in the car with Hampton are reportedly facing charges as well, one for possession of marijuana and carrying a concealed weapon, the other with carrying a concealed weapon. Hampton went undrafted out of South Carolina and signed with the Cincinnati Bengals last year. If what head coach John Harbaugh said shortly after the end of the season is any indication, Saturday's news will hurt Hampton's chances of making the Ravens roster.

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  • Did a Famous Graffiti Artist Vandalize This Beloved American National Park?

    His works have appeared in museums across the world, but where Paris-based street artist André Saraiva may have displayed his latest handiwork has provoked the ire of many people. Saraiva, better known as André, this week posted an image of a defaced boulder that appears to be inside the Joshua Tree National Park on his now private Instagram account. The artist told Modern Hiker through Instagram that the work was “created with love in a friend’s private backyard.” But using Google Maps Street View and an app that locates a social media post’s likely location, the hiking blog determined that the boulder is indeed located at a trail inside the park. A reader who happened to be visiting the park also sent a photo of the boulder in question, and hiker and blogger Rebecca Sowards-Emmerd said that she recognized the spot from the photo as the trailhead to the Contact Mine, which is inside Joshua Tree National Park.

  • Amgen says a study found its cancer drug more effective than rival drug

    Amgen Inc., the Thousand Oaks biotech giant, said Sunday a new study has found its cancer drug Kyprolis is far more effective in treatment of relapsed multiple myeloma than its chief rival.

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