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  • Kung-Fu Monkey Drop Kicks Some Jerk Who Gave It The Finger

    Don't mess with this monkey. Footage from a security camera is said to show a young man in Shimla, India, giving the finger to one of the area's famously belligerent monkeys. And as you might expect, the monkey is having none of it.It drop kicks the man right in the head, knocking him to the ground. The man, however, appears to be OK after the...

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  • Russell Wilson Responds to Ciara Dating Rumors

    Russell Wilson is ready to admit that there is someone special in his life, but he's remaining tightlipped as to who that special person is. Speaking to ET's Nischelle Turner at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback coyly deflected questions about his supposed relationship with singer Ciara. NEWS: The Best Zingers From Cecily Strong's White House Correspondents' Dinner Speech "There's been a lot of talk about your personal life. Are you dating anyone special?" Nischelle asked the 26-year-old football star. "That's why it's my personal life, I don't talk about it too much," Wilson said, smiling. "But, there is someone in mind. I'll say that." "Does her name begin with a 'C'?" Nischelle asked, looking to get a little more out of the young athlete. "Who knows? I'm not a great speller," Wilson said, laughing. It's clear he's got someone, but he's not ready to confirm much right now. NEWS: The Top 7 Sexiest Super Bowl Studs From Each Team As for his date that night, Wilson brought his grandmother Carolyn, who said she was honored to attend with her grandson. "I just love her to death," Wilson said of his grandma. "Obviously to bring her tonight is something really special to me. I was fortunate enough to bring my mom last year, and this year I get to bring the most genuine woman in the world, that I know, so to have her here is very special." NEWS: 'Luther the Anger Translator' Assists Obama at White House Correspondents' Dinner Check out the video for more from Wilson, who revealed who he was most excited to see at the star-studded event, and his plans for hosting the upcoming Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards.

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  • Hillary Clinton Crashes the Iowa's Faith & Freedom Coalition Summit Without Actually Showing Up

    “She’s like a wave" that is constantly cresting, falling and then forming all over again, said retired nurse Bev Kotzian, of nearby Pleasant Hill, Iowa. Jeff Ortiz, a soft-spoken wind energy company supervisor in a navy jacket and red tie, said, “I just can’t see having a president of the United States I can’t look in the eye and feel they’re telling me the truth.’’ Look for instance, he said, at her explanation for keeping a private e-mail server instead of using a government account. Because voters are more than the sum of their demographics, several volunteered that they actually prefer Elizabeth Warren to Clinton, even though Warren is considered far more progressive.

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  • After Wizards get sweep, Pierce takes jabs at Raptors, Drake

    At age 37, Paul Pierce is having a grand ol' time on this playoff run with the Washington Wizards. So before turning his attention to whoever his team's second-round Eastern Conference opponent will be in a week or more - either No. 1 seed Atlanta or No. 8 Brooklyn - Pierce wanted to relish Washington's sweep of the Toronto Raptors. So within a couple of hours after the Wizards completed the franchise's first 4-0 win in a best-of-seven series by beating Toronto 125-94 on Sunday night, Pierce's Twitter and Facebook accounts were in full troll mode, replete with doctored photos. One showed an image of Pierce sitting on the iconic ''Game of Thrones'' iron-sword seat, under the headline ''King in the North,'' a play off the Raptors' ''We the North'' slogan.

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  • Dog rescued by firefighters from New Jersey blaze that destroyed apartment house (10 photos)

    As flames ripped through his apartment building Melvin Rodriguez was on his knees, in the middle of Main Street in Hackensack, NJ. Standing behind large hoses and yellow police tape, he prayed and cried, unsure of the fate of his black French bulldog, Sebastian. Rodriguez was surrounded by his son Damon,14, friends and relatives who offered hugs as the flames grew and the smoke turned an acrid black. But their anxiety turned to tears of joy as a firefighter wearing an air mask emerged from the doorway of the burning building with the pudgy puppy tucked safely under his right arm. The family rushed down the block as another firefighter handed the soot covered, wet dog to Rodriguez, who again fell to his knees and embraced the frightened dog along with his son. Women with curlers in their hair, watching from a nearby beauty salon, broke into applause. Sebastian just wagged his tiny tail and licked his owners. Two firefighters were injured and 34 residents of 12 apartments were left homeless by the blaze, which started in a ground floor restaurant. (David Handschuh/Yahoo News) Photogr aphs by David Handschuh/Yahoo News Find more news related pictures on our photo galleries page and follow us on Tumblr.

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  • Dear Son: 8 Relationship Tips From Your Mom

    Instead of locking you in your room with a bag of Doritos and your PS3 until you are 30, I want to share some dating advice with you that I hope you’ll always remember.

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  • Hacker Implants NFC Chip In His Hand To Bypass Security Scans And Exploit Android Phones

    Hackers who want real stealth might want to hack their own body first. An ex-military security specialist tells FORBES an NFC chip in his hand would be a useful tool in any digital criminal's arsenal, showing off an exploit attacking an Android phone. Is evil biohacking about to go mainstream?

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  • Elvis Presley's planes to remain at Graceland

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — It looks like Elvis Presley's airplanes are staying at Graceland after all.

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  • John Legend catches Bill Belichick creeping on Chrissy Teigen

    John Legend is probably used to his wife, Chrissy Teigen, gathering some attention while out and about. Saturday night at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, the attention appeared to be coming from the head coach of the New England Patriots.

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  • Report: Cavaliers F Kevin Love may miss two weeks

    Cavaliers forward Kevin Love, who disclocated his shoulder in Sunday's Game 4 victory over the Celtics, is expected to be out of action for a minimum of two weeks according to a report by Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com.

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  • Nikki Reed: The Vampire-Turned-Director on her Love of Animals, Ian Somerhalder & Strong Women

    Photography by Rene & Radka Styling by Natalie Anne & Giolliosa Fuller  Hair by Mara Roszak Makeup by Mai Quynh  Actress. Writer. Musician. Producer. Soon-to-Be Director. These are all ways todescribe Nikki Reed. Yet the LA-bred multi-hyphenate had altogether different aspirations before stepping into the spotlight after starring in director Catherine Hardwicke’s breakthrough 2003 film,Thirteen. “I wanted to be a vet and take care of animals,” says the 26-year-old. “I didn’t ever think of myself as an actress.” Of course, Reed’s work in Thirteen -- which she co-wrote with Hardwicke, a family friend -- would make her one. The script, written and produced when Reed was indeed in her first year of adolescence, was a raw reflection of her own experiences at that age and it resonated with independent film audiences. Opportunities swiftly emerged, including a supporting role in Hardwicke’s 2005 skateboarder drama Lords of Dogtown , an arc on everyone’s favorite teen soap from the mid-aughts, The O.C ., 3 and a much coveted role as the vampire Rosalie Hale in the Twilight trilogy . Still her love of animals never waned. That’s why Reed paid a visit to California’s State Capitol in early March to testify on behalf of Assembly Bill 147 , also known as the Research Animal Adoption Bill. The initiative will help build relationships between research facilities that experiment on animals and non-profit rescue organizations that want to find those animals homes. Reed’s animal-rights work started a decade ago, when she began fostering pets— dogs, cats, horses, even rats. She was inspired by her mother, who “has been doing this since I was born,” Reed explains. “She basically takes in any and everything that has a heartbeat.” Five years ago, the Los Angeles-based actress built a guest house on her property so that her mother could move in and help care for her multiple fosters. “My mom deserves every bit of credit,” she says. “It’s all her.” But Reed’s natural inclination towards activism isn’t relegated to animals alone. Recently, she partnered with Thrive Market, an online monthly-membership service that offers organic and GMO-free groceries at wholesale prices. (Think Whole Foods options at Costco prices.) And for every membership purchased, one is donated to a low-income family.  “I grew up eating off the dollar menu at every fast food restaurant. When you have a single mother that makes $15,000 a year for her two kids in a major city like Los Angeles, money runs out quickly,” Reed says. “If my mom could have afforded it she would have bought healthy organic vegetables but we didn’t have the money.” While Reed is reticent about discussing romantic relationships, she will admit that Thrive, which has enrolled 650, 000 members since November 2014, is alabor of love shared with fiancé Ian Somerhalde r, who is also deeply involved. Given the amount of time Reed spends trying to save the world -- she’s also an advocate of autism awareness -- it’s hard to understand how she has the time to do the Hollywood thing. Over the past year, she has starred opposite next- big-thing Jake Lacy in the indie sports comedy Intramural, J.K. Simmons and Blythe Danner in Murder of a Cat,  and William Shatner in The Sunday Horse,  / which is set to be released later in 2015 . Reed also made her directorial debut last year with the ESPN documentary Think Normal, which chronicled autistic basketball player Jason McElwain who became an internet sensation after scoring 20 points in the last four minutes of his high school basketball game. (Reed’s younger brother is autistic, which is part of the reason why McElwain’s spoke to her so personally.) “I was very, very inspired by this kid, but more so by his family,” she says. “I wanted to understand how his family contributed to him, and the man that he became. So I made a film about his mother.” Strong women have played a recurring role in Reed’s own life, including her mom and Hardwicke. “I will forever be motivated to not only learn from women, but also be that example for other young women,” she says. To that end, she is building a production company, which she launched with Somerhalder earlier this year. Her first big project wasEnter the Dangerous Mind , a film she co-produced with Jake Hoffman . Reed also starred in the thriller, which was released in theaters this past February. “Not to sound redundant, but I do feel like it’s important for women in particular to focus on having a little more control over the roles that they choose,” she says. “Creating something is oftentimes your best bet. I’m actually currently writing a feature that I’m planning on directing.” While Reed is mum on details about what her first feature, it’s clear she has a good handle on the current course of her  career. “I started in this business when I was only 13, and I’m still very young,” she says. “At this age my primary focus and goal is chasing directors I want to work with and chasing material.” No matter what she chooses as her next project, there’s no doubt Reed will make plenty of time for the admirable work she does beyond the stage and screen. In fact, she had spent the day before  rescuing a group of dogs from animal center in Georgia. "I haven’t slept in three days because I’ve been trying to figure out how to get those guys out before they were all killed,” she says. All in a day’s work for a Hollywood star with a conscience. Related:  For Harry Potter and Twilight Fans, Get Ready for The Haunting of Sunshine Girl 7 Signs Your BFF Is Actually An Emotional Vampire Kate Mara Dishes on 'Fantastic Four,' Her Sudden 'House of Cards' Death, and Competing With Sister Rooney Mara

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  • Increased human protections offered as H5N2 outbreak spreads

    By P.J. Huffstutter and Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Hundreds of farm workers exposed to a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu have been offered antiviral medication as a preventative measure in recent days, U.S. public health officials said. To date, the virulent H5N2 influenza, which has infected turkeys and chickens on Midwestern poultry farms, has not affected humans. Dr. Alicia Fry, a medical officer in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s influenza division, said that while health officials are cautiously optimistic that humans will not be affected, her agency has isolated a pure strain of the H5N2 virus for potential use in a human vaccine, should one be needed. Concerns about human health risk have prompted investigators to ramp up biosecurity measures on infected farms, with some government staff overseeing the culling of birds wearing full protective body suits and ventilators.

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  • Here's a shirtless Darko Milicic singing and giving beer to his tattoos

    Everything seems to be going great for the Serbian 7-footer.

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  • Stephen Hawking says One Direction could be intact in the multiverse

    The great mind has some words of comfort for heartbroken tweens with an interest in theoretical physics.

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  • Strong earthquake and aftershocks shake Nepal (77 photos)

    Sleeping in the streets and shell-shocked, Nepalese cremated the dead and dug through rubble for the missing Sunday, a day after a massive Himalayan earthquake killed more than 2,200 people. Aftershocks tormented them, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu residents running into the streets. The cawing of crows mixed with terrified screams as the worst of the aftershocks — magnitude 6.7 — pummeled the capital city. It came as planeloads of supplies, doctors and relief workers from neighboring countries began arriving in this poor Himalayan nation. No deaths or injuries were reported from the early Sunday afternoon quake, but it took an emotional toll. (AP) See: Photos from the ground: Devastating earthquake hits Nepal Find more news related pictures on our photo galleries page and follow us on Tumblr.

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  • Report: Jets believed to “have an affinity for” Andrus Peat

    With a new head coach (Todd Bowles) and General Manager (Mike Maccagnan) in the fold, and with a host of roster needs, the Jets could go numerous ways with the No. 6 overall pick in Thursday’s draft. However, a few other clubs reportedly think they have an inkling of a prospect New York especially likes.…

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  • Why the US won't have OPEC to kick around in 2016

    U.S. elections have long featured a familiar whipping post. Thanks to the energy boom, however, it's one that may not play a role in 2016.

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  • 10 fascinating facts about President Ulysses Grant

    Today marks the 193rd birthday of Ulysses Grant, who played a unique role in American history. Here is a look at a military leader who later become president in one of the nation’s most troubled decades.

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  • New York TV affiliate says Islanders Game 7 win could force Game 8

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    We expect this type of treatment from Los Angeles area network television affiliates but New York City? Come on guys. It’s not like the Islanders are a novelty.

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  • We asked 4 robo advisers, 4 human advisers for portfolios for the same investor

    MarketWatch rounded up recommendations from four prominent robo advisers and four human ones for a hypothetical 35-year-old investor. Here’s a detailed look at each of the suggested portfolios and how ...

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