• Taylor Swift Has a Secret Twin and She's a Japanese McDonald's Model: Watch the Commercial Here!

    One of McDonald's old Japanese commercials has just resurfaced online, and it features a model who looks just like Taylor Swift; watch the commercial here

    Us Weekly
  • Canucks take Game 2, combine for over 100 PIMs in brawl with Flames (Video)

    Canucks take Game 2, combine for over 100 PIMs in brawl with Flames (Video)

    Puck Daddy
  • Grilled: Lexus seeks design edge over premium rivals

    Big may be beautiful, but Toyota Motor Corp's global design chief is betting that edgy is the way to go for the Japanese automaker's premium Lexus brand, specifically its signature 'spindle grille' design.     Tokuo Fukuichi, who is also Lexus' global chief, says the design shock-therapy gives the brand - and conservative Toyota more broadly - the stand-out face it previously lacked.     While some industry rivals and design experts say the jagged-edged, trapezoid grille is downright ugly, 63-year-old Fukuichi stands by the drastic makeover, saying it will give Lexus a "unique" edge over German rivals BMW (BMWG.DE), Audi (VOWG_p.DE) and Mercedes-Benz (DAIGn.DE) particularly in competitive emerging markets such as China, where buyers will pay more for a car that stands out from the crowd. Fukuichi, who was brought back to Toyota from a subsidiary in 2011 and as he was recovering from cancer, says Toyota for too long designed cars by committee – often of several dozen people.

    Reuters
  • Angels' Josh Hamilton lists Newport mansion for sale at $16.5 million

    Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton has put his mansion-estate in Newport Coast on the market for $16.5 million.

    Los Angeles Times q
  • Diplomacy out, blunt talk in as Obama gets tough on GOP

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With a tone of outrage and eye-rolling dismissiveness, President Barack Obama and his White House team are working out their aggressions on Republicans. Well into the final quarter of Obama's presidency the White House approach is, if you can't join 'em, beat 'em.

    Associated Press
  • Sandoval unapologetic for slide after being thrown at

    BOSTON The Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles have something of a history ofsome chippy games in recent seasons and the first meeting of 2015 wasno different in that regard. In the fourth inning, having not given up a hit, Baltimore starterUbaldo Jimenez hit Pablo Sandoval in the right shoulder and wasimmediately ejected by home plate umpire Jordan Baker.

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  • The truth about the mysterious center of the universe

    BI Answers: Where is the center of the universe...

    Business Insider
  • Photos: Real Housewife Ramona Singer's Hamptons mansion for rent (34 photos)

    Ramona Singer of "The Real Housewives of New York City" has listed her mansion in Southampton, N.Y., for rent, asking $55,000 a week or $320,000 for the whole summer. It's the same home where she reportedly caught her husband cheating. Click here to read more about it on Yahoo Homes. Also on Yahoo Homes: • Peek into home of 'Empire's' Lucious Lyon — owned in real life by strip-club mogul (41 photos) • Indianapolis 'pimp house' could be Midwest's tackiest mansion (45 photos) • Here's how Hulk Hogan's ex spent some of that huge divorce settlement (50 photos)

    Yahoo Homes
  • Remote tribe's antibiotic resistance concerns experts

    A remote tribe in the Venezuelan Amazon appears to be resistant to modern antibiotics even though its members have had barely any contact with the outside world, researchers said Friday. The modern era of antibiotics began in the 1940s when penicillin quickly became a popular drug.

    AFP
  • Controversy Over Chocolate Cupcakes Leaves Behind Racially Tinged Taste

    The dark chocolate and ganache cupcakes sold by a bakery along the French Riviera may taste sweet, but an ongoing controversy over the treats is exposing the sour history of race relations in the Gallic nation. Late last month a judge ruled that the “God and Goddess” desserts, which have been sold for the past 15 years by La Belle Epoque, a boulangerie in the town of Grasse, were so racially offensive that the business would have to stop displaying them. As you can see in the photo above, the cupcakes are made to resemble a rotund man and woman, complete with protuding pink lips and genitalia.

    Takepart.com
  • Disney Loses Second Attempt to Beat 'Frozen' Lawsuit

    A lawsuit over the trailer to the smash animated film is causing Disney quite a headache.

    Yahoo Movies
  • Costco Seen Paying Almost Zero to Accept Cards in Citigroup Deal

    Costco Wholesale Corp. has attained a goal that retailers have sought for years: near-zero expenses for credit-card payments. In a deal with Visa Inc. and Citigroup Inc., Costco’s acceptance costs will be about zero, according to people familiar with the arrangement. The arrangement shows the pressure that Costco, the biggest U.S. retailer that accepts just one brand of card, was able to exert on financial firms seeking one of the industry’s most coveted partnerships. AmEx has said Citigroup and Visa won because it wouldn’t agree to the conditions and risks needed to continue its exclusive 16-year relationship with Costco, which is now set to end in March.

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  • New Galaxy S6 update aims to address a major early complaint

    Samsung made some big promises about the Galaxy S6’s battery life but so far we’ve seen several complaints that the device’s battery isn’t living up to the hype. Per AndroidCentral, Samsung has released an update to its Samsung Push app in Google Play that includes “patches for reducing data usage and power consumption.” FROM EARLIER: The impossible has happened: Bing has become relevant For those of you who don’t know, Samsung Push is the app Samsung uses to deliver push notifications to its assorted services such as Samsung Pay, S Health and more. The update is going out to other phones besides the Galaxy S6 such as the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy Note 4, so hopefully it should bring battery life

    BGR News
  • Mortal Kombat X Modder Gets Unplayable Characters Working

    Modder gets Baraka, Rain, and Sindel fully functional in Mortal Kombat X.

    GameSpot
  • The Wrangler Nomad is the Jeep You Dream About Building

    Opening up an aftermarket parts catalog, to a four-wheeling fan, is akin to letting a kid loose in a toy store. You must – have – everything. Texas’ Starwood Motors realizes that appeal. They’ve built some of the wildest and most kitted-out Jeeps on the market, and their latest project might just be the custom

    Boldride
  • Five Secrets of the Dodge Challenger

    The much-loved retro-themed Dodge Challenger has been around since 2008 and for true Mopar geeks, there’s not much to stump them with. The 1970 Dodge Challenger wasn’t the first Dodge to carry the Challenger name. In a sad episode that most E-body Challenger fans would like to forget, Dodge badged a four-cylinder Mitsubishi compact as the Challenger for a few model years in the mid-1970s.

    Yahoo Autos
  • Oklahoma City federal building bombing – April 19, 1995 (37 photos)

    On April 19, 1995, a pair of former U.S. Army soldiers parked a rented Ryder truck packed with explosives outside a federal building in Oklahoma City. The blast killed 168 people and injured more than 500 others, and the attack is the worst homegrown terror attack on American soil. The bombing came only two years after the first attack on the World Trade Center. Former U.S. soldier Timothy McVeigh was convicted on 11 counts of murder, conspiracy and using a weapon of mass destruction in the blast, and was later executed. The other ex-soldier, Terry Nichols, was convicted on similar charges and sentenced to life without parole, because the jury deadlocked on the death penalty. The two were motivated by contempt for government, the hatred sharpened by the 1993 federal raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. (AP) Find more news-related pictures in our photo galleries and follow us on Tumblr!

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  • This Cube Does Absolutely Nothing, But It Raised $500,000 on Kickstarter

    The Kilo Cube is all form and no function. Eager supporters have poured $487,241 into a Kickstarter campaign that promises to deliver small cubes of polished metal. The Kilo Cube does nothing but simply look a bit mysterious sitting on your desk. To find out, Jaime Raijman, the Kilo Cube’s 29-year-old creator, suggests putting one on your desk and watching what happens when curious colleagues stop to pick it up.

    Yahoo Makers
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  • Source: ESPN Reporter Britt McHenry Provoked by Towing Company Employee

    There's two sides to every story... and while ESPN's Britt McHenry might not be able to talk about her now viral Easter Sunday towing experience thanks to a week-long suspension, another source is speaking up. McHenry was suspended for a week after surveillance video of her berating a towing company employee went public, but a source tells ET that the women in the video also provoked the Washington D.C.-based sports reporter during the April 5 incident. In the video, McHenry is seen making comments about the woman's weight and other employees' lack of education. "Do you feel good about your job?" she asks at one point. "So I could be a college dropout and do the same thing? Why, 'cause I have a brain and you don't?" PHOTOS: 8 Celeb Feuds That Just Won't Die However, according to a source, the Advanced Towing employee was "rude, dismissive and taunting," and the tape released is "highly edited" to show only McHenry in an unflattering light. For example, her dig to "lose some weight, baby girl" was allegedly a response to the employee telling her to "fix your roots." McHenry did tweet about the incident on April 6, writing in a now-deleted post, "Just got towed after eating dinner at an establishment in Arlington. How corrupt is Advanced Towing?" Advanced Towing Company, LLC currently has an F rating from the Better Business Bureau and there have been 40 complaints to the BBB about the company in the last three years. The company also made negative headlines earlier this month, when an Arlington father said his car -- with his two children inside -- were nearly towed away during a recent trip to a local CVS when an Advanced Towing driver didn't see the children initially. Still, the source says McHenry suggested that she go back to Arlington and offer an apology directly to the employee, Gina Michelle, on April 7, but was advised not to by ESPN, as it be better to not engage. The source also claims Advance Towing has been "shopping the tape around," and even approached ESPN before the video went viral. The towing company responded to that clam in a statement released to ET: Parking enforcement is contentious by nature. At the same time, neither Gina, our lot clerk, nor our company, have any interest in seeing Britt McHenry suspended or terminated as a result of her comments. Ms. McHenry is our neighbor, and, as she said, to paraphrase, made remarks that were out of line.  She is human and errors in judgement can be made in the heat of the moment. Gina is a single mother of 3 children who works a difficult job to provide her family. Gina holds no ill will toward Ms. McHenry. As a small business, we saw no benefit to releasing the video, except to highlight personal attacks employees in jobs like towing, public parking enforcement and others sometimes encounter. The video was not licensed or sold to anyone. For her part, McHenry apologized for her actions on Thursday on Twitter. "In an intense and stressful moment, I allowed my emotions to get the best of me and said some insulting and regrettable things," she tweeted. "As frustrated as I was, I should always choose to be respectful and take the high road. I am so sorry for my actions and will learn from this mistake." In an intense and stressful moment, I allowed my emotions to get the best of me and said some insulting and (cont) http://t.co/Wx37XF2QtM— Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) April 16, 2015 NEWS: ESPN Reporter Britt McHenry Suspended Watch the video below to see Michael Phelps and more top athletes pose naked for ESPN's "Naked" issue.

    ETonline