• US jets intercepted Russian bombers off the California and Alaska coasts on July 4

    On July 4th, two pairs of Russian Tupolev Tu-95 bombers approached the US West coast...

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  • Mo Williams agrees to 2-year, $4.3 million deal with the Cavaliers

    Williams will return to Cleveland, where he once was an All-Star. Free agent point guard Mo Williams has reached an agreement to join the Cavaliers on a two-year, $4.3 million deal, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. Williams started the season with the Minnesota Timberwolves last year but ended up finishing in Charlotte, where he was asked to score and averaged 17 points per game.

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  • Why Leona Lewis Isn’t Hiding Behind Her Hair Anymore

    It is an album that rock legend Stevie Nicks encouraged her to finish, telling Lewis that the world needed to hear her voice. Just in time for summer, Lewis just released her empowering new single “Fire Under My Feet.” After a decade in the spotlight, Lewis has been candid about the ups and downs she’s experienced.

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  • Apple Stores will begin selling the first HomeKit-connected thermostat today

    Apple's smart home platform is gaining another member: the Ecobee3 smart thermostat, the first connected thermostat to work with HomeKit. The Ecobee3 goes on sale today through Apple Stores across North America. It costs $249 and is essentially an alternative to Nest's thermostat: it detects a home's temperature and whether anyone is actually around and then adjusts heating and cooling accordingly, with the goal of saving homeowners some money.

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  • This Couple’s Minion-Themed Wedding Shows Despicably Powerful Commitment (5 photos)

    Something borrowed, something yellow? While “Despicable Me” fans wait for the Minions to return to the big screen in the most anticipated movie of the summer, Sam Finan and Bob Thomas decided to start the celebrations early. The couple from Cumbria, England, married Saturday with a Minion-themed wedding that was anything but despicable.

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  • China stocks fall again despite support measures

    Chinese stocks fell on Tuesday, taking little comfort from a slew of support measures unleashed by Beijing in recent days, and unnerved by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's failure to mention the market chaos in a statement on the economy. Before the market opened, Li said in comments posted on a government website that China had the confidence and ability to deal with challenges faced by its economy, but had nothing to say on the three-week plunge that has knocked around 30 percent off Chinese shares since mid-June. The ChiNext growth board (.CHINEXTC), home to some of China's giddiest small-cap valuations, fell 5.1 percent.

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  • Transgender 9-Year-Old Adapts to School Life as a Boy

    The story of transgender 9-year-old Q Daily, of Brooklyn, is powerful, as he just completed his first full year of school — third grade — as a boy.

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  • The Evolution of Harley Quinn

    Harley's coming to the big screen soon but are you familiar with all her different looks over the years?

  • Jeannie Mai Withdraws as Miss USA Co-Host Days After Saying She Wouldn't

    Fashion expert Jeannie Mai has become the latest to distance themselves from the Miss USA pageant in light of Donald Trump's anti-immigration remarks. VIDEO: Co-Host Jeannie Mai's Emotional Reason for Sticking With Miss USA Pageant Just days after Mai sat down exclusively with ET to explain why she was staying on as Miss USA co-host, the 36-year-old announced on Monday via a message posted to Face that she was withdrawing from the show. "Last week I announced my heart-felt decision to support the women of Miss USA by remaining on board as a co-host," Mai wrote. "My focus was strictly on the women involved, who share the same ethics of hard work, commitment and passion for their careers and causes that I do. I have co-hosted for the last five years various Miss Universe events, and I'm grateful for the many women I've met and friends I've made along the way. I feel terrible that the women competing this year have fallen victim to current events. "Let me be clear, I condemn the recent words of Mr. Trump, and find them immensely offensive. At the time I made my decision to remain part of the Miss USA pageant, I was under the impression that Mr. Trump would no longer be involved in the production of the show in any capacity whatsoever. In addition, given Mr. Trump's ongoing antics, including his most recent episode today with the current Miss Universe, it is clear that Mr. Trump's actions have and will continue to distract focus away from the real stars of the show -- the women involved in the pageant. "Therefore, I am respectfully withdrawing from my responsibilities and commitment as co-host of Miss USA. From the beginning, I announced publicly that I was donating my compensation to a worthy charity. Although I will no longer be participating as a co-host, I still want to support the women competing in the pageant. I feel the best way to show that is to lend my support to this year's winner of Miss USA and to make the donation I promised to her platform and charity. NEWS: Miss USA Contestants Speak Out on Staying in the Pageant "Ladies, you worked so hard to get here. I am proud of who you are and wish you the best of luck Sunday evening." Last week, Mai spoke to ET in an exclusive sit-down, saying that she would stay with the pageant despite Trump's controversial comments, because of the hard work the women of the competition put forth and to project a positive message to the country. "I support every single woman that is standing on that stage that understands what it's like to be committed to getting to where they are right now," Mai told ET. "If this one man is going to make these comments it's going to stop you from representing your family and what you believe in? No, not for me at least." Mai's exit follows those of Cheryl Burke and Thomas Roberts, who were slated to co-host the pageant. On Monday, Trump came out in defense of the speech that caused all the backlash in a statement. NEWS: Miss USA Pageant Will Air on REELZ "I don't see how there is any room for misunderstanding or misinterpretation of the statement I made on June 16 during my presidential announcement speech," Trump wrote. "Here is what I said, and yet this statement is deliberately distorted by the media: 'When Mexico (meaning the Mexican Government) sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you (pointing to the audience). They're not sending you (pointing again). They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems to us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people! But I speak to border guards and they tell us what we're getting. And it only makes common sense. They're sending us not the right people. It's coming from more than Mexico. It's coming from all over South and Latin America, and it's coming probably from the Middle East. But we don't know. Because we have no protection and we have no competence, we don't know what's happening. And it's got to stop and it's got to stop fast.'" NEWS: Miss USA Still Looking for a New Host "What can be simpler or more accurately stated?" Trump continued. "The Mexican government is forcing their most unwanted people into the United States ... I have great respect for Mexico and love their people and their peoples' great spirit. The problem is, however, that their leaders are far smarter, more cunning, and better negotiators than ours. To the citizens of the United States, who I will represent far better than anyone else as President, the Mexican government is not our friend...and why should they be when the relationship is totally one sided in their favor on both illegal immigration and trade. I have pointed this out during my speeches and it is something Mexico doesn't want me to say. In actuality, it was only after my significant rise in the polls that Univision, previously my friend, went ballistic. I believe that my examples of bad trade deals for the United States was of even more concern to the Mexican government than my talk of border security." The Miss USA pageant will now air on REELZ channel, after NBC and Univision cut ties with Trump. No replacement co-hosts have been named

  • Mysterious Sounds Above Earth

    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill graduate student Daniel Bowman designed infrasound microphones that were flown into near-space on a high-altitude balloon flight conducted by NASA and the Louisiana Space Consortium last year. It recorded mysterious hisses and whistles that sound suspiciously like The X-Files’ theme.

  • Mysterious First Teaser For 'Independence Day: Resurgence' Released By Jeff Goldblum

    The first teaser for "Independence Day: Resurgence" is here.Jeff Goldblum shared the 12-second clip on his Facebook page over the 4th of July weekend (fitting). The video, which features a flickering landscape image, contains the ambiguous message, "We're fighting for our right to live. To exist."  We thought we wiped them out. The...

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  • Quarterback De'Andre Johnson dismissed from Florida State

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    Johnson, a freshman quarterback, was dismissed just hours after a video of him punching a woman was released.

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  • Ross: Greece is a Kabuki show, not a tragedy

    Greece's debt drama will play out more like a Japanese Kabuki show than a Greek tragedy, billionaire distressed asset investor Wilbur Ross, told CNBC on Tuesday.

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  • Pregnant drinking common in Ireland, England, Australasia

    Twenty to 80 percent of women questioned in England, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand drank alcohol while pregnant, researchers said Tuesday, flagging a "significant public health concern". "New policy and interventions are required to reduce alcohol prevalence both prior to and during pregnancy," the authors wrote. The World Health Organization (WHO) warns that alcohol use during pregnancy can damage the unborn child for life -- though there is no certainty about the dose at which it becomes dangerous.

  • Watch the New Shelby GT350 Scare Some Unsuspecting Brits

    What happens when you get an all-American Shelby Mustang and put it right in the center of a shopping plaza in London? You’re going to witness some good ol’ American V8 noise, and maybe scare some Brits in the process. Ford did exactly that in their latest promo video for the new Shelby GT350R, even though

  • 7 Tips for Hardscaping Your Yard

    Learn more about hardscaping options and ways to decide on how to proceed with your chosen hardscape design.

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  • Target is quietly opening a new kind of store in cities across America

    The second largest discount retailer in the United States is expanding its new concept store...

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  • Foodie Fourth of July: Gigi Hadid, Stephen Curry, Taylor Swift, and More (23 photos)

    Welcome to this week's July Fourth-themed roundup revealing what your favorite chefs, celebrities , and food world figures have been up to (and digging into). Over the holiday weekend, there were plenty sizzling barbecues, red-white-and-blue cakes, and a wealth of free-flowing booze. How better to celebrate America's birthday? Click through the following slideshow to see what happened in the food-iverse this week. Spot any other fabulous food world happenings? Tweet the photo at @YahooFood with the hashtag #foodiefriday , and we'll take a look! More foodie celeb stories: Foodie Friday: Christina Tosi, Emmy Rossum, Jay-Z, and More Ali Larter Know Her Way Around a Kitchen, No, Really Foodie Friday: Seth Meyers, Kanye West, Zoe Saldana, and More

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  • Report: Jordan grew sick of CP3's 'barking, petty gestures'

    DeAndre Jordan and Chris Pauls rift, though denied by Doc Rivers and Dahntay Jones, has been reported, re-reported and re-re-reported.

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  • Houston mom accused of starving boys, locking them in closet

    A Houston mother is facing multiple charges on allegations of child abuse, and authorities described her 10-year-old son as being so malnourished that he looked "like a prisoner of war who had been starved."

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