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  • Kobe: 'I had to accept the fact I don't want to do this anymore'

    The Lakers legend spoke about his forthcoming retirement at length in a must-watch press conference following a dramatic loss to the Indiana Pacers.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Trump cancels event with black pastors after other clergy raise concerns

    By Emily Flitter NEW YORK (Reuters) - Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump has canceled a public event set for Monday where he had planned to announce endorsements from black pastors, after a group of African-American academics and clergy members urged them to reconsider, citing Trump's "racially inaccurate ... rhetoric." Trump sent out word to media outlets last week that he would hold an early afternoon news conference Monday to announce the endorsement of his campaign by "100 African American Evangelical pastors and religious leaders...after a private meeting." He did not reveal the names of the people he expected to meet. On Sunday he tweeted: "Will be meeting on Monday at Trump Tower with a large group of African American Pastors.

  • After uncertainty, new start for Syrian family in Germany

    ZWICKAU, Germany (AP) — Just before dawn, a worker shook the matriarch of the refugee family out of sleep at their asylum center in a depressed German town.

    Associated Press
  • 'The Walking Dead' Mid-Season Finale: The Good, the Bad and Who Should've Died Instead of

    WARNING: We're about to go over the biggest moments from Sunday's mid-season finale of 'The Walking Dead'.

  • Michelle Obama Welcomed the White House Christmas Tree in a Wool Blazer (29 photos)

    Being the first lady comes with a lot of responsibility. And while being a trendsetter certainly pales in comparison to the weight of attempting to curb the childhood obesity problem in the United States or getting kids moving, dressing fashionably is part of the job. A few years into her husband’s presidency, Michelle Obama has already set herself apart from her predecessors, bringing a modern edge — and even J. Crew — to the White House. She’s also a political dresser, conscientiously picking labels to fit with occasions, from wearing a custom Vera Wang gown for a state dinner hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping and Tadashi Shoji when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe came to Washington to Missoni in Italy and Preen in England.  Follow us on Facebook , Instagram , and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.

    Lauren Tuck
  • Screw logic, screw the NFL's rules, this play should be a touchdown

    The Cardinals successfully played pinball and the NFL didn't give them a touchdown because there are 'rules' and that makes me FURIOUS. The official ruling on this play was an incomplete pass and a defensive pass interference on 49ers LB Michael Wilhoite. Cardinals TE Jermaine Gresham reaches over Wilhoite's body to make a catch.

    SB Nation q
  • New German Police Gear Can't Protect Them From Ridicule

    When police in Bavaria, Germany, unveiled their new protective gear last week, some thought the helmets looked like the one worn by Darth Vader in the "Star Wars" films. But other saw a much less ominous similarity -- comparing the new gear to Dark Helmet from Mel Brooks' 1987 parody, "Spaceballs." Neue Schutzkleidung der #Polizei in Bayern....

    Huffington Post q
  • This game company made $71,145 on Black Friday by selling nothing for $5 a pop

    This past Black Friday, the so-called "party game for horrible people" Cards Against Humanity had...

    Business Insider
  • Police: Suspects posing as officers in South Philadelphia

    Authorities are investigating two incidents of a male and female suspect posing as police officers in South Philadelphia.

    WTVD – Raleigh/Durham
  • Amazon shows off new prototype delivery drone

    An Amazon video shows a "hybrid" drone accepting a small package into its fuselage and then ascending like a helicopter before flying more like an airplane.

    CNET q
  • Is Best Buy Making an Offer that Consumers Can’t Refuse?

    Thanksgiving weekend shoppers, especially online shoppers, had their eyes squarely on deals for virtually all kinds of consumer electronics gear. And according to IBM’s Watson Trend website, the most talked ...

    24/7 Wall St. q
  • Boy, 12, Whose Arm Was Severed Then Reattached is Now Back Home

    Seth Apel of Knox, Pennsylvania had his arm severed just below the shoulder while unloading fire wood Nov. 7.

    Inside Edition
  • Daisy Ridley Says J.J. Abrams Called Her Acting ‘Wooden’ on the Force Awakens Set

    It can't be easy to start off your career in the heart of a multi-billion dollar franchise. In an new interview with Glamour UK (via NME), 23-year-old Ridley revealed director J.J. Abrams criticized her for her "wooden" acting when she first started filming The Force Awakens . "He probably doesn’t remember telling me that my performance was wooden," she said, "This was the first day! And I honestly wanted to die. I thought I was gonna cry, I couldn’t breathe. And there was so many crew there, because obviously all the creatures [had stand-ins], and there were loads of extra crew making sure everyone was safe ’cause it was so hot. It was awful." Things seem to have improved as shooting continued, however, and Ridley said that "My experience has been incredible," both with the rest of the cast and crew, and with Disney's PR team. "I’ve felt supported and respected the whole way through. I’ve not been told not to do anything. My Instagram has not been ... what it’s called when they keep tabs on it? Yeah, it’s not monitored.” This is wonderful news, as Ridley's Instagram is a Great British Bake Off– filled delight. Let's hope she sticks to the advice of her co-star/interview mom Carrie Fischer and remains as candid as ever.

  • America's Most Beautiful Barrier Islands (10 photos)

    by Andrea M. Rotondo Have you visited any of America’s barrier islands? These skinny island chains run parallel to the mainland are most are well worth exploring year-round. The island dunes are often beautifully rugged places that protect our mainland coastline from battering storms and everyday erosion. Since these islands get the brunt of ocean waves and storm systems, they evolve constantly—sometimes even being split in two by particularly devastating hurricanes. Barrier islands protect only 13 percent of the world’s coastlines, and many of those islands are located right here in the United States. If you want to visit some of the globe’s most stunning beaches, head to one of these recommended barrier islands and leave your passport at home. More from Fodor’s: 10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the U.S. Top 15 Beach Destinations for Winter Escapes 9 Best National Parks to Visit in Winter

    Yahoo Travel Contributors
  • Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy’s Wedding was Reportedly a Smoky Affair

    Olivier and Mary-Kate, the said-to-be-married couple. Photo: Getty

    Jihan Forbes
  • He Took Advantage Of A Drunk Girl & Thought His Life Would Just Move On #ShortFilm

    This article He Took Advantage Of A Drunk Girl & Thought His Life Would Just Move On appeared first on Viddsee BUZZ. He thought it was just another job, but he thought wrong. While servicing a client — a drunk girl — this driver tries to take care of her. He thought that his perversity might go unnoticed, but he gets a call from cops who are investigating her sudden disappearance. He panics, but realises that he might just get away […] Watch awesome short films at www.viddsee.com, or download our free iPhone and Android app now!

  • The best headphones under $100 offer superior sound for less than you’d guess

    Everybody expects more for less these days, and headphones are no exception to the rule. Fortunately, the modern headphone renaissance that has taken place over the last few years has created a veritable explosion of options on the market, creating cut-throat competition between manufacturers, and crowning the consumer as king. There’s no question that a few hundred dollars can easily procure you some cans that will transform your music collection into a revelatory experience. But if you don’t have that kind of scratch, there are still plenty of affordable options that offer a good ride – if you know where to look. To ease your burden, we’ve put together this list of value-packed ‘phones for $100 or less, all of which have our stamp of approval. So close those Amazon review tabs, settle in, and lock down your new headphone compadre. Updated on 11-26-2015 by Will Nicol: We’ve added Plugged Crown, Sennheiser Urbanite On-Ear, and Jays A Jay Five headphones to the list. The Best Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear ($92) The best headphones are rarely the cheapest, but they’re not always the most expensive either. Sennheiser’s Momentum on-ear, for instance, deliver the best sound of any headphone straddling the $100 mark. The minimalist pair of cans hit all the right notes, offering up rich bass tones and excellent instrumental spacing, within an ergonomic design that’s as easy on the eyes as it is on the ears. The integrated cushions provide plenty of comfort, conveniently compensating for the thin, harder layer of padding lining the band, while a pair of dynamic drivers make for a clear, accurate sound signature capable of achieving a claimed frequency range of 16-22,000Hz. We sung their praises when they cost $230 — and now they’re significantly less than half the price. Read our full review here. Buy them now from: amazon b&h The Rest Marshall Major II ($84) Marshall Headphones has a knack for mixing excellent style, and solid performance, all in a package that’s easy on the wallet. The durable Major II are a perfect case-in-point, designed with a malleable headband and foldable earcups for maximum portability. The re-voiced 40mm drivers also deliver solid performance across the entire sound spectrum, namely in regards to their impressive midrange and low-end, with satisfying instrumental separation to match. The gold embellishments and ’70s-era, coiled cable only add some vintage flare to an otherwise modern pair of headphones. Watch our video review here. Buy them now from: Amazon Best Buy B&H Newegg Shure SE112 ($49) The Shure SE112 sound  twice as expensive as they actually are, partly owing to their special dynamic drivers and partly due to the passive noise isolation afforded by their robust silicone ear tips. A strip of soft rubber accompanies a thick layer of plastic comprising each earpiece, and though they’re intended to be worn inverted, they still manage to drown out the noise of the outside world regardless of which configuration you choose. However, the hallmarks of the SE112 remain their incredible sound, which exudes a commendable level of detail within a lucid, expansive soundstage known to excel in terms of both bass and treble. The rock-bottom price and solid construction render them the next best thing to the Sennheiser Momentum. Read our full review here. Buy them now from: Amazon B&H Newegg Grado Prestige Series SR80e ($99) You won’t venture far on your headphone research journey without hearing about Grado cans. This Brooklyn-based family company is renowned for its penchant for retro-styling, quality construction, and excellent performance-to-dollar value. The SR80e offer a prime piece of Grado’s coveted can experience for the dough, but Grado’s open back design is a double edged sword: the style offers an airy, vividly clear sound signature, but the world will hear your tunes, and you’ll hear the world. That means they aren’t great for the bus, or public moments of revery with your Phil Collins Greatest Hits collection. Still a great sound for the cash, though. Buy them now from: Amazon Crutchfield B&H Sennheiser HD 280 Pro ($100) There are plenty of choice selections from the ‘heiser under 100 clams, but for our second choice we went with the HD 280 for their rugged construction, studio-inspired coiled cable, and crystal clear sound that digs up subtle moments from deeper layers of the music. The company says these are built for the studio, and you won’t hear many cans at this price that even attempt that claim. Like the Stealth bomber, they come in black … and black. Buy them now from: Amazon Best Buy B&H Klipsch R6i ($99) Priced right below the $100 waterline, these ‘phones just hit the sweet spot. We’re talking about clear treble response, a punchy midrange, and bass that hits almost too hard, but without quite crossing the line. Color options include black and gold, or white and silver, and they come with an iOS-compatible inline control microphone. The buds themselves are plenty comfy, and the longer we spend with them, the more they seem to earn their keep.  Read our full review here. Buy them now from: Amazon Best Buy Newegg B&H Audio Technica ATH-M30X ($68) The younger brother of the powerful ATH-M50, these affordable cans from the stalwart brand hold their own just fine. They offer a robust over-ear design that throws down a smooth, natural sound to play back your music collection with a steady hand. The fluid upper register is paired with ample bass response down below, and the ‘phones take on detail with an impressively sensitive touch for the price. I mean, it’s Audio Technica — what else would you expect? Buy them now from: Amazon B&H Best Buy Walmart Sol Republic Shadow Wireless ($100) The promise of wireless functionality always comes with compromises, yet, Sol Republic’s Shadow Wireless keep said compromises to a minimum. The necessary hardware is stowed within a necklace-esque band that conveniently rests about your shoulders, providing the Bluetooth-enabled earphones with up to 8 hours of battery life ( +/-  based on volume level) on a single charge. The fact Sol Republic offers a lifetime supply of eartips for free is also a standout, as is the sound, the latter of which dishes out a healthy serving of bass and finds grounding within a textured midrange and treble devoid of all sibilance, hiss, and strident tendencies. They even feature an integrated microphone and on-board controls, with a solid wireless range to boot. Watch our first look video here. Buy them now from: Amazon Best Buy Sennheiser Urbanite On-Ear ($150) Since 2008, the headphone market has been dominated by Beats, headphones that emphasize style, as much a fashion statement as a piece of equipment. Given how popular the Beats model has become, it was only a matter of time before audiophile brands like Sennheiser got in on the action. The Urbanites are Sennheiser’s attempt at a stylish pair of travel-ready headphones, and measured against the competition, it’s a booming success. The big knock against Beats has always been the sound, with dense bass overpowering the midrange and treble; through the miracles of German engineering, the Urbanites avoid this, packing a muscular bass while maintaining energetic treble. Sennheiser have long been one of the leading brands for audiophiles, and the Urbanite On-Ears carry on their tradition of quality, producing richer sound than Beats at a lower price. Read our full review here. Buy them now from: Amazon Sennheiser Best Buy B&H Marshall Mode EQ ($89) Like the aforementioned Major II, the Mode EQ manage to build upon Marshall’s namesake with equal parts glamour and practicality. They remain easy to grip and comfortable to wear during extended listening periods despite their flimsy plastic build and lack of ambient sound isolation, too, and come outfitted with the familiar Marshall logo at the end for added effect. Moreover, they manage to issue clear, detailed sound with a penchant for lower frequencies. Inline controls for controlling music playback and call functionality also make an appearance, alongside a switch that allows you to boost the bass or bring about a crisper upper register if desired. Neither EQ mode is perfect, but it’s a welcome feature all the same. Read our full review here. Buy them now from: Amazon Best Buy B&H Newegg Plugged Crown Over-Ear ($100) Proving wrong the old adage that you get what you pay for, Plugged’s Crown headphones provide a royal listening experience on a peasant’s budget. Available in stark black or white (both accented with gold on the logo and headband) the Crown are an elegant exercise in minimalism, headphones by way of Saint Laurent Paris. A high fashion appearance is useless if the headphones don’t provide quality sound, however, and the Crown excel in this regard, providing vigorous bass that is sure to please any fans of hip hop or electronic music. On occasion, however, the bass does tend to muscle in on other lighter sections of music, an unfortunate blemish on an otherwise sterling device. If one can move past that, however, the Crown is an exceptional pair of headphones for the cost, with a comfortable yet sturdy frame and scratch-resistant coating that ensures the Crown’s beauty is never tarnish. Read our full review here. Buy them now from: Amazon Plugged Shure SRH145 ($39) Shure knows how to craft a premium pair of headphones, but thankfully, the company’s recent foray into the world of budget-based models is equally as impressive. The Shure SRH145 are as powerful as they are light, basking in a futuristic, Beats-esque design that’s intended to fold down for increased portability. They offer a surprising amount of passive noise isolation as well, which only compliments their comfort level and ability to issue rich sound across the spectrum. The upper register is smooth and balanced, the low end accurate and punchy, allowing for a welcome ride whether you’re listening to Paul Simon or Kendrick Lamar. Read our full review here. Buy them now from: Amazon B&H Jays a-Jays Five ($80) Headphones have always had to compete on two fronts, offering quality sound while also being comfortable to wear for long listening sessions. This is especially true for earbuds, nestled as they are in some of our most delicate organs. Jay’s a-Jays Five (is there a more maddeningly whimsical name around?) strive to minimize the discomfort caused by sticking tiny speakers in one’s ears with a sleek design and supple outer coating. Despite their small, unobtrusive design, they pack a walloping sound, with a good balance of bass, midrange, and treble that ensures pleasurable listening regardless of genre. The only big flaw in the a-Jays is the oddly-sized eartips, which can be difficult to fit in one’s ears securely. Read our full review here. Buy them now from: Amazon Best Buy Newegg

    Digital Trends
  • C-17 military transport plane last one to leave Long Beach Boeing facility

    The last C-17 Globemaster III military transport plane made at Boeing's Long Beach assembly plant departed Sunday afternoon.

    KABC – Los Angeles