• Cissy Houston Says Bobbi Kristina Has 'Irreversible Brain Damage'

    Cissy Houston gave a health update on the condition of Bobbi Kristina Brown on Monday, and while she says her granddaughter is out of a medically induced coma, she remains "unresponsive." "I have just returned from visiting my granddaughter Bobbi Kristina in the hospital and while she is no longer in a medically induced coma she has a tracheotomy and according to the doctors she has global and irreversible brain damage and remains unresponsive," Cissy, mother to the late Whitney Houston, said in a statement (via Us). "Meeting with the doctors and understanding that she can live in this condition for a lifetime truly saddens me. We can only trust in God for a miracle at this time Keep us in your prayers." VIDEO: Bobby Brown Tells Audience Bobbi Kristina Is 'Awake' Cissy's update comes after Bobby Brown addressed a crowd in Dallas, Texas on Saturday and claimed his daughter was "awake" after being in a medically induced coma for three months. Bobby's lawyer, Christopher Brown, clarified his client's comments to ET on Monday, saying, "Bobbi Kristina's condition has changed since moving from Emory University Hospital and there has been improvement. Doctors have indicated that she will have a long life. However, Bobbi Kristina is presently embarking on a rehabilitation process and the quality of her life will not be known for years to come." PHOTOS: Bobbi Kristina Brown's Life in the Spotlight On Jan. 31, Bobbi Kristina was hospitalized after being found unresponsive and face down in a bathtub by her boyfriend Nick Gordon. Gordon is currently in rehab.

  • A Day In The Life Of A Welfare Recipient, According To GOP Legislation

    How do people who benefit from the government's safety net programs spend their money? If you based your understanding on some of the recent Republican proposals to reform those programs, you might think being on public assistance is a righteous party.However onerous the reality of being on welfare may be, Republicans in the U.S. Congress and...

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  • Exiled Russian lawmaker explains why Putin isn't afraid of Obama

    On March 20, 2014, when Russia's State Duma voted on whether to annex the Ukrainian region of Crimea into Russia, 445 of the Duma's legislators voted yes and one voted no. The "no" was Ilya Ponomarev, a longtime leftist politician and critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Within a few months, Ponomarev was exiled from Russia and stripped of his legislative immunity from prosecution. Though he is still officially a Duma member, he now lives in the US and is attempting to organize a more formal opposition to Putin from outside of the country. We spoke to him in Washington, DC, about the stability of Putin's rule, the Russian elites who help keep him in power, how things might change, and Putin's increasingly tense relationship with Europe and the United States.

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  • Doomed From the Start: Calvin Harris Is Allergic to Taylor Swift's Cats

    If you can't handle me at my cat lady-est, then you don't deserve me at my "Blank Space."

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  • 'DWTS' Fan Favorite Kicks Off Shoe and Gets Eliminated

    It was Spring Break night on Dancing With the Stars and the heat was definitely on. Despite a fun-filled and entertaining quickstep, Patti LaBelle ended up being sent home at the end of the night.

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  • Baltimore on edge after arrestee's fatal spine injury

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's top police officials, mayor and prosecutor sought to calm a "community on edge" Monday while investigating how a man suffered a fatal spine injury while under arrest. Six officers have been suspended, but investigators say they still don't know how it happened.

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  • New Details on How Avengers: Age of Ultron Will Affect Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

    The ABC show will once again be affected by the cinematic universe.

  • Japan's maglev train breaks new world speed record

    Japan's state-of-the-art maglev train clocked a new world speed record Tuesday in a test run near Mount Fuji, smashing through the 600 kilometre (373 miles) per hour mark, as Tokyo races to sell the technology abroad. The seven-car maglev train -- short for "magnetic levitation" -- hit a top speed of 603 kilometres an hour, and managed nearly 11 seconds at over 600kph, operator Central Japan Railway said. The new record came less than a week after the company recorded a top speed of 590 kph, breaking its own 2003 record of 581 kph.

  • Shares of drugmaker Mylan are going wild after getting a buyout proposal

    Shares of Mylan pharmaceuticals spiked by more...

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  • After Mom’s Facebook Plea, Hundreds Show Up to Bullied Girl’s Birthday Party

    It’s the stuff of childhood nightmares: You’re so unpopular at school that no one wants to come to your birthday party. Indeed, after Moretter discovered that her daughter’s 10th birthday party invitation received no RSVPs, she took to Facebook to ask other moms in the suburban Minneapolis community to stop by with their daughters. I’m writing because I have a beautiful daughter named Mackenzie who is turning 10. Because of the disorder, which Mackenzie was diagnosed with when she was one, the little girl’s skull didn’t form completely, and she has some brain damage.

  • Kris Bryant turns a double into wacky Little League home run (Video)

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    The Pirates defense allowed Bryant to run around the bases after hitting one off the centerfield wall.

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  • 170-Year-Old Champagne Recovered from the Bottom of the Sea

    Every wine connoisseur knows the value of an aged wine, but few get the opportunity to sample 170-year-old Champagne from the bottom of the sea. A chemical analysis of the ancient libation has revealed a great deal about how this 19th-century wine was produced. "After 170 years of deep-sea aging in close-to-perfect conditions, these sleeping Champagne bottles awoke to tell us a chapter of the story of winemaking," the researchers wrote in the study, published today (April 20) in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In the study, led by Philippe Jeandet, a professor of food biochemistry at the University of Reims, Champagne-Ardenne in France, researchers analyzed the chemical composition of the wine from the shipwreck and compared it to that of modern Champagne.

  • One Thing Successful Retirement Savers Have in Common

    With the markets rebounding, workers with 401(k)s feel more confident about retirement. Everyone else, not so much.

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  • A century on, 103-year-old Armenian recalls rescue from mass killings

    By Margarita Antidze and Hasmik Mkrtchyan YEREVAN (Reuters) - Now 103 years old, Silvard Atajyan remembers vividly when French soldiers saved her, her sister and their parents from the mass killings by Ottoman Turks that 100 years on has stoked tempers once again. First taken to Egypt from territory in what is now Turkey, she eventually made it to the Armenian capital of Yerevan, where she and tens of thousands will this week mark the anniversary of the World War One killings of up to 1.5 million Armenians. The events are overshadowed by renewed debate over whether the killings constitute genocide, as argued by Armenia, many Western scholars and some Western governments. This month Pope Francis also used the word to describe the 1915 massacres.

  • Four tons of elephant tusks seized by customs officials in Thailand (8 photos)

    Thailand seized 4 tons of ivory hidden in bean sacks tracked from Congo in what authorities said was the biggest bust in the country's history, customs officials said Monday. The 739 elephant tusks, bound for Laos, were seized upon arrival at a port in Bangkok on Saturday after the authorities received a tip-off and had tracked the containers from Congo, the Customs Department's director-general Somchai Sujjapongse told reporters. He said that the shipment, labeled as beans, was shipped out of Congo in February and went through Malaysia before reaching the Bangkok port. "We have been following the (shipment) for two months. Intelligence reports said ivory from Africa might be smuggled with other products to go through the Laotian border," Somchai said. Thailand is one of the top destinations for African ivory smuggling in Asia and could face international sanctions soon if it doesn't show progress in combatting the problem. Somchai said authorities believe that had the ivory worth $6 million had reached Laos, it would then have been distributed to buyers in China, Vietnam and Thailand. Poachers have killed tens of thousands of African elephants for their tusks in recent years to meet demand for ivory in Asia. China has imposed a one-year ban on ivory imports amid criticism that its citizens' huge appetite for ivory threatens the existence of Africa's elephants. (AP) Find more news-related pictures in our photo galleries and follow us on Tumblr.

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  • 13 Harsh Truths Only Parents of Kids With Autism Will Understand

    I don’t profess to be an expert on autism, but I am an expert on my boys. Here are 13 observations (and some advice) that dads of kids with autism will understand and everyone needs to know.

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  • A.J. Green on extension: I’m not hurting for money

    One of the AFC North’s top wideouts was a no-show at the start of offseason workouts on Monday because Antonio Brown wants a new deal from the Steelers three years after signing an extension. Things are playing out differently elsewhere in the division. Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green has never signed an extension since being…

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  • Steve Ballmer turned the Lakers' locker room into an 'owner's lounge'

    The Lakers locker room isn't getting much use these days after they failed to make the playoffs yet again. The Staples Center is still busy since the Clippers are alive in the postseason, however, so Steve Ballmer found a way to make use of the extra space.

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  • Will cell towers soon become obsolete?

    Advances in wireless technology could see cell towers become a thing of the past, according to telecommunications experts.

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  • It’s a Miracle— Subaru Is Building a BRZ STI

    Rejoice, friends and enthusiasts everywhere. Subaru, in a plan to expand its STI range stateside, is finally building the BRZ STI sports car that everyone and their mother has been begging for. “The United States is at the highest priority for STI,” STI President Yoshio Hirakawa told Automotive News. “We’d like to create a car