• Huge, once-hated fish now seen as weapon against Asian carp

    It's a toothy giant that can grow longer than a horse and heavier than a refrigerator, a fearsome-looking prehistoric fish that plied U.S. waters from the Gulf of Mexico to Illinois until it disappeared from many states a half-century ago. Persecuted by anglers and deprived of places to spawn, the alligator gar — with a head that resembles an alligator and two rows of needlelike teeth — survived primarily in southern states in the tributaries of Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico after being declared extinct in several states farther north. To many, it was a freak, a "trash fish" that threatened sportfish, something to be exterminated.

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  • Trump Says He Wanted to 'Hit a Couple of Speakers So Hard'

    Yesterday, he held events in Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and hosted a short Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Reddit in which he spoke to his most ardent supporters. At the Florida event, he appeared to invite Russia to intervene in U.S. elections by asking the country to retrieve thousands of Hillary Clinton's deleted emails.

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  • Cousin of Slain Baton Rouge Cop Was Arrested for the Massacre

    ADDIS, Louisiana — On Sunday, July 17, Damarcus Alexander stopped at Walmart so his best friend could buy a white shirt for church.  They left Dallas, Texas at 4 a.m. bound for Belle Rose, Louisiana, a small town an hour south of Baton Rouge, so his friend could sing at a church. They entered the Walmart outside of Baton Rouge, they changed into their church clothes, and continued driving. They didn’t know it but someone had just called 911 describing two black men entering the store and changing clothes just after Gavin Long shot six law enforcement officers across the river. One of the three dead was Alexander’s cousin, Montrell Jackson. He was my big cuz,” Alexander said, adding their families

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  • Here's What Krauthammer Thinks Was the 'Most Astonishing' Line of the DNC

    Charles Krauthammer joined Bret Baier tonight to preview Hillary Clinton's big speech at the Democratic National Convention and reveal what he's found to be the "most astonishing" line of the DNC thus far. Krauthammer said that line came in President Obama's speech last night, when he suggested Donald Trump threatens American values in the same ways Islamists or foreign dictators do. "That’s why anyone who threatens our values, whether fascists or communists or jihadists or homegrown demagogues, will always fail in the end," Obama said. Krauthammer acknowledged he's not a big fan of Trump, but he also wouldn't compare the Republican presidential nominee to Hitler, Stalin or bin Laden. "Trump

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  • IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Dated a Guy Who Lived in a Trap House

    I was working at a hotel and in a torrid, heartbreaking (for me, at least) on-and-off relationship with a guy who was, in the words of Hannah Horvath, "someone who treats my heart like monkey meat." It consisted of nothing more than me driving an hour out of my way every weekend to have a ...

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  • Video: Iowa Teacher Sues School District for 'Allowing' Her Relationship With Underage Student

    Apparently there a lot of teams in the audience is there's no. Devious implies. I substitute teacher in Iowa and accused of having sex with a student says it's the school's fault that happen. She could hand the original bill Walt when Millen on facts and turned up behind that select. But that isn't true. As the school's chance some of the blame and should the school be rested. And the case he could make the case either way the Catholic Church hierarchy. Allowed the priest the predatory priests to do their dirty work. And the school's new about. That this was going on apparently that I read anyway and they could have Dunst something that I can I ask that really stupid question. Why didn't she

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  • Bill O’Reilly irretrievably loses it over White House slaves

    PHILADELPHIA — If James Murdoch and Lachlan Murdoch are looking for a moment in which to make a statement about their vision for Fox News, now is it. These two brothers — sons of mogul Rupert Murdoch and two-thirds of the triumvirate at Fox News parent company 21st Century Fox — are widely known to have resented the way that recently resigned Fox News chief Roger Ailes ran the network. Well, it’s been a week since Ailes left, and his offensive style of broadcasting lives on. On Wednesday night, host Bill O’Reilly took to the network’s airwaves to attempt a defense of his comments of last night regarding first lady Michelle Obama’s Monday night speech here at the Democratic National Convention.

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  • You've Never Laughed This Hard About Thigh Gaps Before

    Meet Luisa Omielan and remember her name, because when you're feeling down about your jeans feeling a little snug or inhaling that entire batch of brownies you just baked, you'll want to watch this video over and over again. This London comedian preaching the truth about body image, Beyoncé, and thigh gaps is all too real — you'll totally relate. And the end is the absolute best part! Just note that there's a little language that's NSFW.

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  • Treasure Hunt in New Mexico Turns Deadly

    Authorities identified the remains of one of the thousands of treasure seekers hunting for two million dollars' worth of gold and jewels hidden by 85-year-old millionaire Forrest Fenn.

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  • Trump talks waterboarding, caucus loss, in Iowa

    Donald Trump opened up about his Iowa caucus loss while addressing supporters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Thursday night. He also discussed waterboarding. See his full remarks.

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  • Body-camera video shows fatal police shooting in Ariz.

    WINSLOW, Ariz. — Body-camera footage released by the city of Winslow on Wednesday shows the seconds leading up to the fatal shooting of a 27-year-old Navajo woman by a Winslow police officer, with the woman advancing toward the officer with a pair of silver scissors in her left hand. The video footage from March 27 shows the encounter between Loreal Tsingine and Officer Austin Shipley. Tsingine's death on Easter Sunday drew an immediate outcry in the city and strained relations between the city and Native Americans. The Navajo Reservation borders Winslow. A shooting investigation was conducted by the Arizona Department of Public Safety, which was reviewed by Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery.

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  • Donald Trump Jr. is convinced Obama lifted this line from his speech

    Back in 2010, President Obama said to a crowd in Cleveland, Ohio: "That is not the America I know." And while Obama may have said it first, Donald Trump Jr. is convinced he's the one that actually came up with the line after it appeared in both men's speeches at their respective party conventions this month. On Thursday, the day after Obama delivered his speech to the Democratic National Convention, Donald Jr. leveled an accusation of plagiarism against Obama for using the phrase, which he'd used last week in his address to the Republican National Convention. In fact, Donald Jr. suggested everyone should be just as angry about this incidence of plagiarism as they were last week about Melania

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  • Did You Catch This Kennedy at the Democratic National Convention? (14 photos)

    ​ Sharing this lineage can be a lot to live up to, but the new generation of Kennedys ​are making names for themselves. ​ From Town & Country

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  • This Doggie Left His Toy Outside and a Red Fox Found it and Went Nuts!

    This poor pup forgot to bring his toy in from the yard. Now, the fox has found it! You might not have thought a fox would want a dog toy. Or maybe you thought a fox wouldn’t have even known what to do with a dog toy, even if he found it. But this fox sure caught on quickly. He’s having a blast! He’s throwing it in the air, pretending it’s a mouse or something to hunt. And he seems blissfully unaware of the toy’s owner a few yards away behind glass. The poor dog is throwing a fit! “That’s my toy,” he is saying, “Give it baaaaack. Mommy, mommy, make him give it baaack!” But the fox doesn’t seem to notice. He’s wayyy to busy having a great time. Foxes and dogs have a lot in common, but it’s important

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  • Beyoncé just posted the most relatable marriage pic of all time

    When Beyoncé decides to release a photo of herself to the world, it tends to look PERFECT — in an either fierce or fabulous…

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  • Cool-headed elephant fights off 14 lionesses in Zambia

    SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK, Zambia, July 27 (UPI) -- An elephant in Zambia demonstrated his ability to keep a cool head under pressure when he escaped being made into a meal by 14 female lions. The video, filmed by Jesse Nash on a tour with Normal Carr Safaris at the Chinzombo Safari Camp in Zambia, shows a group of 14 lionesses descending on a young elephant. The elephant, keeping calm, swats at the lionesses with his trunk while making his way to a nearby body of water. The pachyderm reaches the water, but only a handful of the predators decide to stay on shore while the more daring members of the pride give pursuit in the shallows -- including one lioness riding piggy-back on the elephant's

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  • Reporter who added some swagger to the D.B. Cooper legacy comes clean

     Just two weeks after the FBI finally shut down its active investigation of the 45-year-old D.B. Cooper skyjacking case, James Long has come forward to confess his role. “I got the name wrong,” the former reporter said this week, admitting to a cardinal sin in journalism. But he decided to no longer remain quiet while another reporter who died 15 years ago took the blame for turning hijacker Dan Cooper into D.B. Cooper. Long can laugh about it today, and the other reporter died knowing he’d been credited for a scoop that night. The error didn’t hinder the investigation, since neither D.B. nor Dan Cooper was likely the skyjacker’s real name, authorities figured. But let the record show that it

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  • Here's Exactly How Much You Should Be Exercising If You Sit at a Desk All Day, Says Science

    The perils of sitting all day aren't good. Researchers have shown that remaining stationary for extended periods of time (like at your 9-to-5 desk job) can be detrimental to your health. While exercise is a big part of offsetting the harmful effects of sitting, it was unclear how many gym sessions were needed to help — until now. A new study, published in The Lancet, shows the ideal formula for counteracting the negative effects of a sedentary job. Instead of a fixed number of hours spent exercising, the ratio depends on how much you sit: people who work a typical eight-hour day should spend at least one hour each day moving; if you sit six hours a day, you should spend half an hour exercising.

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  • Watch the Marine's F-35 test its gun pod for the first time

    Last week at the Naval Air Station at Patuxent River, Maryland, US Marines carried out the first successful test of the F-35B's GAU-22 gun pod, Business Insider has confirmed. Business Insider previously reported on the first test of the F-35A's integrated gun, but the gun pod, which will be used on the F-35B and C variants, is an entirely different animal. Instead of the integrated design of the Air Force's F-35A, the Marine Corps' F-35B and the Navy's F-35C will feature a 220 round, 25 mm gun in a modular pod. This means that the Navy and Marine variants, which launch from aircraft carriers or amphibious assault vessels, will have the option of excluding the gun to save weight and increase

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  • Morgan Freeman narrates Hillary Clinton DNC biography video

    A video presented at the DNC presented a closer look at Hillary Clinton's life. The video was narrated by actor Morgan Freeman. Watch the full video here.

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