• Trump immediately revokes price break for mortgages

    MAGA comes at you fast—the rate cut was announced just 11 days ago. As President Donald Trump sat signing paperwork with congressional leaders Friday afternoon, his administration sprang into a strangely specific action: They made it harder for Americans to afford their own homes. And the change specifically will impact lending to the poor. Just 11 days after the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) had announced a cut in fee rates for mortgages, Trump’s team revoked the price cut. The small but significant reduction in mortgage insurance premiums had been set to go into effect January 27, but is now “suspended indefinitely,” per an administration letter. Analysts heralded the fee

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  • Hooligans face jail time for their antics in Yellowstone

    In a strong message that serves as warning to those intent on disregarding the rules in national parks, including Yellowstone, a judge sentenced two members of the filmmaking group High on Life SundayFundayz to jail time. A third member who also pled guilty avoided jail but was fined Thursday, just as two others from the group did in November when they appeared before Magistrate Judge Mark Carman and pled guilty. The Canadian group, consisting of five men, ignored warnings and broke laws, and videotaped and photographed its antics, then posted them on Facebook. The group’s most egregious actions came on May 16, 2016 at Yellowstone National Park where four members disregarded warning signs and

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  • The Clinton Foundation Is Dead — But The Case Against Hillary Isn't

    While everyone's been gearing up for President Trump's inauguration, the Clinton Foundation made a major announcement this week that went by with almost no notice: For all intents and purposes, it's closing its doors. In a tax filing, the Clinton Global Initiative said it's firing 22 staffers and closing its offices, a result of the gusher of foreign money that kept the foundation afloat suddenly drying up after Hillary Clinton failed to win the presidency. It proves what we've said all along: The Clinton Foundation was little more than an influence-peddling scheme to enrich the Clintons, and had little if anything to do with "charity," either overseas or in the U.S. That sound you heard starting in November was checkbooks being snapped shut in offices around the world by people who had hoped their donations would buy access to the next president of the United States. There was a strong precedent for it in Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.

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  • Michelle Obama’s Faces Upstaged Everyone at the Inauguration

    Michelle Obama may now be the former first lady, but on the Internet, she’s being celebrated as the reigning shade queen, thanks to her facial expressions on Inauguration Day.

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  • Kansas City College Student Sent Cryptic Text Just Before Disappearance: ‘OMG Just Got Pulled Over Again’

    A 20-year-old Kansas City woman mysteriously vanished early Sunday morning after being pulled over by police after work — and her family is growing increasingly worried and confused. “None of it makes sense,” Toni Anderson’s mother, Liz Anderson, says of her disappearance. Toni left work at the Chrome Club shortly after 4 a.m. to meet up with a friend, Kansas City police tell PEOPLE.

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  • Paris Jackson Goes Braless For Modeling Debut In France

    Paris Jackson has officially step into the spotlight as she made her high-fashion modeling debut in Paris, France.

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  • Are you an AT&T subscriber? Analysts say you may be part of a dying breed

    According to a report by Cowen and Company Equity Research, the Dallas-based carrier is losing more subscribers on a quarterly basis than any other American carrier. AT&T's biggest threat is posed by T-Mobile.

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  • Physicists may have just manipulated 'pure nothingness'

    It's one of those philosophical questions we occasionally ponder: What is nothing? Can nothing be something? If not, then how can something come from nothing? If there's one scientific field on the forefront of such conceptual paradoxes, it's quantum theory. And in quantum theory, nothing actually is something ... sort of. See, according to quantum mechanics, even an empty vacuum is not really empty. It's filled with strange virtual particles that blink in and out of existence in timespans too short to observe. Nothingness, on the quantum level, exists on a level of intuitive absurdity; a kind of existence that is paradoxical but, in some conceptual sense, necessary. Science isn't usually comfortable

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  • MMA Star Mayhem Miller's 'Golden Showers' Take Center Stage In Dom. Violence Case (VIDEO)

    1 1/20/2017 12:40 AM PST Jason "Mayhem" Miller's domestic violence case just took a weird turn -- his lawyer brought up his penchant for "golden showers" and freaky sex acts in open court. The MMA star and ex-MTV host is accused of beating up and stalking an ex-girlfriend in 2013 ... and he appeared in court Thursday in Orange County, CA for day 1 of his trial. During the proceeding, Miller's lawyer explained that his client and the accuser had a pretty twisted sex life complete with threesomes, sex parties, choking and golden showers (peeing on each other). Unclear how Miller's lawyer plans on using this information in the case ... but damn. (Note: the woman in the video is NOT the accuser).

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  • Time to Schein: Swin Cash talks college basketball

    CBS Sports Network analyst Swin Cash joins Adam Schein to discuss the top players in the nation, the dominance of UConn women's basketball, and much more.

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  • HUD suspends FHA mortgage insurance rate cut an hour after Trump takes office

    An hour after Donald Trump assumed the presidency Friday, his administration indefinitely suspended a pending rate cut for mortgage insurance required for FHA-backed loans, which are popular with first-time home buyers and those with poor credit. The move by the Department of Housing and Urban Development — one of the first acts of Trump’s administration — reversed a policy announced in the waning days of the Obama presidency that would have trimmed insurance premiums for typical borrowers by hundreds of dollars a year. Some Republicans expressed concern that the rate cut could cost taxpayers if the loans started to go sour and the Federal Housing Administration was unable to cover the losses. The agency needed a $1.7-billion bailout from the U.S. Treasury in 2013 after it expanded its role last decade after the collapse of the subprime mortgage market.

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  • Jaden Smith Stands for Hours as Part of Shia LaBeouf’s Anti-Trump Art Piece

    The 18-year-old appeared in front of the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City. Shia and Jaden can be seen during the stream, standing in front of a camera mounted on a wall. The site will be live 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for all of Donald Trump’s time as president — so at least four years.

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  • Victim Claimes He Asked Target Security for Help Before Brutal Parking Lot Attack

    Security at a Target in Texas is being called into question after a man suffered a fractured skull when he was attacked in the store`s parking lot.

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  • The Obamas Just Made A Major Announcement About Their Plans After The White House

    After next week, President Barack Obama will say goodbye to the White House. For the first time in eight years, Obama won't be a president, but a citizen, just like us. In an interview with 60 Minutes, Obama talked about some of the things he plans on doing with his time now that he's not running the free world. Obama said he'd like to take a vacation, work on his presidential library and set up a foundation. "I’m not going to Wall Street," he said. "The amount of time that I’ll be investing in issues is going to be high. But it’ll be necessarily in a different capacity." The former POTUS also plans on writing another book. It's something Michelle Obama is also planning on doing. The Washington

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  • What it's like to travel on Wow Air, the budget airline that flies from New York to London for $70

    Earlier this month, the Icelandic low-cost carrier Wow Air announced that for a limited time it would offer one-way tickets from the West Coast of the US to Europe, and vice versa, for as low as $69.99 (£57). At the time of writing, some of the airline's best fares from London include $172 (£139.99) to Boston, San Francisco, Miami, New York, and Washington, DC; $185 (£149.99) to Los Angeles and Toronto; $197 (£159.99) to Montreal; and $222 (£179.99) to Pittsburgh. As the sale, available for one-way flights until April 5, is an effort to expand Wow's US customer base, the flights from Europe to the US aren't discounted as heavily. The airline, however, is up-front about its no-frills flights.

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  • ‘The Big Bang Theory’: Johnny Galecki weighs in on sitcom’s future

    The Big Bang Theory‘s future remains up in the air as it enters the back half of season 10 with looming contract negotiations for the cast. “We’re very much talking about right now, and it seems that the writers are very confident and excited that they can write some more after this year, which is an incredible testament to them,” said Galecki when he dropped by Entertainment Weekly Friday to talk about his new movie Rings. Although Galecki is unsure about how much longer he could see himself doing the show, he says the writers’ confidence does help make that decision.

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  • Superman is in shackles, but the world isn’t safe in ‘Injustice 2’

    In the latest trailer for Injustice 2, Brainiac chastises Batman for his failure to protect the world from evil. But at least "Dictator Superman" isn't threatening to slaughter humanity. Registration is now open for the beta on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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  • The Fried Chicken Everyone Is Talking About In Your State (52 photos)

    With help from our friends at Foursquare , we found the best-rated fried chicken spots across America. Did we get your state right? From Delish

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  • Suspected Orlando Cop Killer Goes on Profanity-Laced Rant in Court

    Suspected cop killer Markeith Loyd -- who was caught Tuesday after a nine-day manhunt in Orlando, Florida -- cursed at the judge in a profanity-laced first appearance in court this morning. Loyd, who was wanted for allegedly killing Master Sgt. Debra Clayton of the Orlando Police Department this month, was in court today charged with killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend Sade Dixon in December. Loyd has not yet been charged in connection with Sgt. Clayton’s murder.

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  • Time to Schein: Russell Westbrook is not happy

    Adam Schein discusses the performance of Thunder guard Russell Westbrook.

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  • There were a lot of empty seats in the stands along Trump's parade route

    As President Trump made his way down Pennsylvania Ave. for the traditional inaugural parade, there were a notable number of empty seats in the grandstands along the route. In particular, the stand next to the president's viewing stand was noticeably vacant. The Presidential Inaugural Committee was to distribute tickets for those sections.  The non-ticketed standing areas along the route were less sparse. Whether the ticket holders didn't show or the tickets were not given out, the empty seats made for bad optics, particularly on the television broadcast, and people on Twitter took notice. At least one person said the reason for the stands was that the parade was behind schedule.

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