• Actor Harrison Ford 'critically injured' in plane crash: reports

    LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- Actor Harrison Ford was seriously injured after his plane crash-landed at a golf course in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Venice on Thursday, various reports said. Two doctors ...

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  • A grocery chain no one talks about is becoming Whole Foods' biggest threat

    Whole Foods and Trader Joe's are often praised...

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  • Kim Zolciak's Waist Is Tinier Than Cinderella's Thanks to Waist Training

    Former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak is the latest celeb to get in on the super-popular waist training trend. The 36-year-old reality star and mother of six took to Instagram on Wednesday to show off her unbelievably tiny waist, which she credits to No Waist Clique. "Soooo you guys finally talked me into trying a waist trainer!" she wrote. "I can't believe how tiny it makes my waist I'm obsessed with @nowaistclique waist trainer and it doesn't show through my clothes!" PHOTOS: Biggest Celebrity Weight Loss Transformations But keep in mind that Zolciak has been open in the past about getting a tummy tuck and breast augmentation after giving birth to twins Kaia Rose and Kane Ren in November 2013. Still, she's one of many stars to recently swear by the corset trend. Kim Kardashian started waist training last August, and her sister Khloe raised eyebrows just last week when she showed off her own colorful Waist Gang Society waist trainer. The super-slim Jessica Alba was an early proponent of the trend, revealing that she wore a double corset for three months to get her famously toned body back after giving birth to her two daughters, Honor, 6, and Haven, 3. "I wore a double corset day and night for three months," Alba told Net-A-Porter magazine in April 2013. "It was sweaty, but worth it. ... It was brutal; it's not for everyone." Though not everyone is a fan. Cinderella star Lily James has come under fire in recent weeks for her tiny waistline in the Disney movie and promotional materials. Critics are crying Photoshop, but the actress claims that it's her natural slim look -- with the aid of a corset of course. "I naturally have a really small waist and then the corset pulls it in and the skirt makes it bigger so I think the perspective makes it look even smaller," James told ET correspondent Jason Dundas at the film's Los Angeles premiere last Sunday. PHOTOS: Kim Zolciak Shows Off Flat Stomach in Incredible Bikini Selfies Watch below:

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  • Photos: Single mom's $1,000-a-month garage home (20 photos)

    Meet Nicole Jones, single and pregnant, living in a one-car garage in Silicon Valley with her 18-month-old daughter. Click here to read more about her on Yahoo Homes. Also on Yahoo Homes: • States where the middle class is shrinking fastest • After the panic: How one New Yorker lives happily in 90 square feet • 'Vandog Traveller' converted a van to a home and roams Europe in it

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  • 'Big Bang Theory' Remembers Leonard Nimoy With Touching Tribute

    Chuck Lorre and the cast and crew of "The Big Bang Theory" paid touching tribute to Leonard Nimoy at the end of Thursday's episode. The show closed with a photo of the late "Star Trek" star accompanied by the caption: "The impact you had on our show and on our lives is everlasting."Nimoy never appeared on "The Big Bang Theory," but he did...

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  • Nuggets’ Wilson Chandler on lack of ‘grownups’ on Denver roster: ‘It’s probably true’

    Pacers' David West made the assertion after Denver fired head coach Brian Shaw.

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  • Coach's adopted toddler builds a life with hoops team

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Joanne Boyle offered a quick prayer before clicking the photo link of a days-old girl in a Senegalese orphanage. Maybe, after so many years of waiting, this would be the child the Virginia women's basketball coach could bring home.

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  • ​The dog no one owned but everyone loved

    Nearly 50 years since Blackie's passing, a grave marker along an Illinois road serves as a reminder of the impact a dog can have

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  • Mexico running out of drug cartel big fish

    One by one, the Mexican government is taking down the country's most notorious drug cartel capos, leaving very few recognizable names on the most wanted list. Big fish with nicknames such as "El Chapo," "La Tuta," "Z-40," "El H" and "El Viceroy" have been captured since President Enrique Pena Nieto took office in December 2012. Zetas drug cartel leader Omar Trevino, alias "Z-42," joined the motley crew of captured capos Wednesday when he was arrested in a wealthy suburb of the northern industrial hub of Monterrey, leaving his gang without a clear successor. His arrest came just five days after the last known leader of the Knights Templar gang, Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, was detained by police in the western state of Michoacan.

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  • Marvel Previews 3/11/15

    See what Marvel has coming out next week.

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  • Which United States Presidents have run the largest budget deficits?

    Take a look at which presidents were in office for the largest budget deficits in U.S. history and how the responsibility for the spending is determined.

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  • Photos of the day - March 5, 2015 (29 photos)

    Delta flight 1086 is seen after it slid off the runway upon landing at New York's LaGuardia Airport, a grave digger works as his wife watches, at a cemetery where workers killed by a blast at the Zasyadko coal mine will be buried, in Donetsk, Ukraine, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, center, is depicted between defense attorneys Miriam Conrad, left, and Judy Clarke, right, in a courtroom sketch made during his federal death penalty trial in Boston, Mass., and a Jewish settler dressed as a clown juggles next to children as the Tomb of the Patriarchs is seen in the background, during a parade marking the Jewish holiday of Purim in the West Bank city of Hebron are some of the photos of the day. (Reuters/AP) Find more news-related pictures in our photo galleries and follow us on Tumblr.

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  • The Fed Knows Why Walmart Raised Wages

    This is a very good spot by Dashiell Bennett over at Bloomberg. Some of us have been wondering why it was that Walmart, traditionally a low wage employer, recently decided to hoist entry wages to well above minimum wage. Some argue (and they really are, I'm seeing it here in

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  • The iPad Pro’s display might be unlike anything available on the market

    A plethora of 12.9-inch iPad Pro reports have hit the web in recent days, including reports that Apple has postponed the launch of the device in part because it’s working to fit the larger iPad with a full-sized USB port. That wouldn’t be the only new feature the larger iPad might offer, as Digitimes has learned more details about a different iPad component Apple plans to change — its display. FROM EARLIER: 12.9-inch iPad Pro production reportedly pushed back to September According to the publication’s sources, the company is currently seeking IGZO displays for the 12.9-inch iPad. IGZO, short for indium gallium zinc oxide, could be a very important display technology for the iPad Pro, as such screens can offer improved power efficiency. Improved power efficiency will be

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  • Why Federal Workers Are Better Off Than the Rest of Us

    The federal government is America’s largest employer, with more than 2.1 million workers (and another 1.3 million active duty military personnel). A new Gallup survey finds those federal workers have it pretty good — or better than the rest of the workforce, at least. Gallup found that 44 percent of federal workers are “thriving” financially, compared with 34 percent of all other workers. Another 39 percent of government employees were classified as “struggling” — a rate that, while high, is still three percentage points lower than for non-government workers.

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  • Jones-Drew retires, Woodley released by Raiders

    Two of the Oakland Raiders' big free-agent acquisitions from last season are no longer with the team. Running back Maurice Jones-Drew announced his retirement Thursday and defensive end LaMarr Woodley was released by the team. Jones-Drew and Woodley were two of the biggest symbols of that failed strategy. Jones-Drew was paid $2.5 million last season but only rushed for 96 yards on 43 carries in 12 games.

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  • Portland woman sues restaurant over treatment during solo Valentine's dinner

    By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - A Portland woman is suing a local restaurant owner and business manager for $100,000, saying she was booted out of the establishment on Valentine's Day because of her race and for dining alone, the woman said on Thursday.  Kathleen Hampton, who filed the lawsuit in Multnomah County Circuit Court last week, said she made reservations for two at Enzo’s Caffe Italiano on Valentine's Day in northeast Portland but ended up going alone when her husband was not hungry.  Hampton said she was seated at a table and given a complimentary glass of wine because she had to wait. Hampton also said she believes she was treated rudely because she is African-American.  “I was just in tears. I’ve never had anything like this happen to me before, especially in my community.”  Restaurant owner Enzo Lanzadoro, who is named in the suit along with business manager Nick Lanzadoro, said that is not what happened.  “Whatever she’s saying is totally fabricated and not true at all,” he told Reuters, adding that he established a policy for Valentine’s Day that the restaurant could have no open seats and so she was asked to move to the bar or outside seating.

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  • You Have to See It to Believe It — Lion Shocks Tourists by Opening Car Door on Safari

    Tourists go on safari to get up close and personal with wild animals. But for one family on vacation at a safari park in South Africa, a curious lion got a little too close for comfort.

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  • The mastermind behind the Toronto Tunnel is a hero for our time

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    Has any human ever been as self-actualized as "happy-go-lucky" 22-year-old construction worker Elton McDonald, who explained to the Toronto Sun that building the tunnel was "just something I always wanted to do"?

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    RT @ezraklein: Do we not all secretly fear that we will never amount to more than an associate digger in someone else's tunnel? http://t.co… 2 hrs ago