• Eleanor Roosevelt’s ‘mistress’ died heartbroken and alone

    They called each other “darling,” “dear one” and “heart.” They told each other “je t’aime” and “j’adore,” and wrote more than 3,000 letters to one another. “All day I’ve thought of you . . . Oh! I want to put my arms around you, I ache to hold you close,” the normally reserved Eleanor Roosevelt wrote in March of 1933 to her beloved. No, not her husband, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, but a brilliant, bourbon-drinking, cigarette-smoking Associated Press reporter named Lorena Hickok, or Hick. Their romance is at the center of Susan Quinn’s engrossing double biography, “Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady.” While Quinn is not the first to tell the tale of Eleanor and

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  • Man 'fed up' with with children playing on drive jailed after running over and killing neighbour's son

    A man who ran over and killed his neighbour's five-year-old son after becoming "fed up" with children playing on his driveway has been jailed for two years. David Cowell, 42, killed neighbour Riley Ferguson, while he pulled his car onto the drive he shared with the boy's family in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. Cowell had denied the charge of causing death by careless driving but was convicted by a majority verdict.

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  • Ariel Winter finally explains why she wore that swimsuit on the red carpet

    Modern Family star Ariel Winter has a great track record as a body-positive role model. She is so outspoken about her journey to feeling happy in her own skin and knows how to handle bullies without dimming her shine. That’s why we love this explanation of why she wore a swimsuit, shorts, and heels on the red carpet over the summer. Ariel debuted this look at the Just Jared 4th Annual Summer Bash hosted by Uno in Los Angeles in July. Some fans loved the look and some people hated it, but it definitely got people talking. It’s true, this is a real outfit she rocked on the red carpet! In a recent interview with People about her most controversial outfits, Ariel talked about the look. She said:

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  • Pictures of two Egyptian children engaged to be married trigger outrage — once again

    CAIRO – While celebrating his eldest son's lavish wedding, at which a number of famous singers and belly dancers performed, Nasser Hassan decided to "double the joy," he later recalled. He announced that his son Omar would marry his cousin Gharam. At the wedding, held in a province about 75 miles north of Cairo, the guests didn’t find it strange. Some would later tell Egypt’s Al Watan newspaper that there was “nothing inappropriate,” adding that it was only “an engagement, not a marriage". Omar is 12 years old. His fiancee, Gharam, is 11. Egyptian laws prohibit official registration for marriages for anyone under the age of 18. But the practice remains prevalent. According to UNICEF, 17 percent

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  • Two Children Shot and Killed in Georgia Home Invasion

    A 15-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl were shot to death in a suspected home invasion in Georgia

  • Thousands of California soldiers forced to repay enlistment bonuses a decade after going to war

    Short of troops to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan a decade ago, the California National Guard enticed thousands of soldiers with bonuses of $15,000 or more to reenlist and go to war. Now the Pentagon is demanding the money back. Nearly 10,000 soldiers, many of whom served multiple combat tours, have been ordered to repay large enlistment bonuses — and slapped with interest charges, wage garnishments and tax liens if they refuse — after audits revealed widespread overpayments by the California Guard at the height of the wars last decade. Investigations have determined that lack of oversight allowed for widespread fraud and mismanagement by California Guard officials under pressure to meet enlistment targets.

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  • Professor with Remarkable Track Record Predicts a Trump Election Win

    Saturday on Fox & Friends, Tucker Carlson sat down with a college professor with a remarkable record of predicting election outcomes. Professor Helmut Norpoth, from Stony Brook University in New York State, has correctly predicted the outcomes of the last five presidential elections. This year, he steadfastly believes Donald Trump will win the election. Norpoth said he uses two "models" to make his prediction: One is the "primary" model, where he compares a candidate's strength in their respective primaries. "The candidate who does better in his party's primary beats the other guy who does less well," Norpoth said. Looking at New Hampshire and South Carolina's primaries, Norpoth projected that

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  • Brad Pitt: I’m Not Answering Angelina’s Divorce For the Sake of Our Kids

    Brad Pitt will not file a legal response to Angelina Jolie‘s divorce petition because it would set the stage for a nasty legal battle … and he fears it would cause great psychological damage to their kids.

  • Tiger Woods Takes Manhattan (8 photos)

    Tiger Woods was a busy man this week as he made the rounds in New York City to promote his new brand and celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the Tiger Woods Foundation. Here's a photographic look back at his spin around the Big Apple. 

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  • Deer walks up to hunter and demands head scratches

    Hunter Jordan Maxon from New Richmond, Wisconsin, had a very odd encounter with a very friendly deer.  After setting up a deer stand in a clearing, Maxon looked around to see if any wildlife had wandered into the area before he started hunting. That's when he noticed a buck about 70 yards away.  "I figured I'd wait for him to leave the clearing, however, after five minutes of standing there, he wouldn't leave," Maxon explained on YouTube.  SEE ALSO: Deer fearlessly leaps through house window, becomes viable stuntman Instead of leaving, the buck approaches Maxon, who gently convinces the dear to come a bit closer with noises you'd use to coax a cat or dog.  The deer comes so close that Maxon is

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  • Why Russia and China Fear America's Seawolf-Class Submarines

    The Seawolf-class submarines were envisioned as the best submarines ever built. Designed to succeed the Los Angeles–class attack submarines and maintain America’s edge in the underwater domain, the class suffered from cost overruns and the collapse of the Soviet Union. While still some of the best submarines ever built, they were built at reduced numbers. In the late 1980s, the U.S. Navy was faced with a crisis. In 1980, the Soviet Union had received information from the Walker family spy ring that the Navy could track its submarines through excessive propeller noise. As a result, the Soviet Union went looking for advanced Western machinery to make better propellers. In 1981, the Japanese company

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  • No -- I Won't Bring You Proof Of My Last Salary

    Dear Liz, I’m disgruntled this morning because I thought my job search was over, and now I’m not so sure. I just got a voice mail message from the HR Manager at the company that is interviewing me for a Project Manager job. I made it through three interviews and I am expecting an offer. Keep in mind that I don’t have a job offer yet! The HR Manager called me to say that she needs me to scan and send her a copy of my W-2 from 2015 “to verify the salary information I provided to the company.” Can you believe it? Watch on Forbes: Are they going to provide proof that all of the promises they made me are going to come true? I’m disgusted. Since when is an employer entitled to written proof of my earnings?

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  • Khloe Kardashian And Tristan Thompson Are Reportedly Getting Married

    UPDATE: According to ESPN, the two are not engaged to be married. “Khloe and Tristan plan on spending at least $1 million on their big day,” the source tells InTouch, “and they plan to invite 400 guests.” Thankfully, that massive amount of people won’t have to travel far, as Khloe and Tristan reportedly want to hold their wedding ceremony in California.

  • Alex Rodriguez nearly laughed when Pete Rose complimented Derek Jeter

    Alex Rodriguez cannot stop his face from making that look when Pete Rose starts complimenting Derek Jeter. Kevin Burkhardt, Alex Rodriguez, Pete Rose, and Frank Thomas have been providing interesting commentary before and after the games, with A-Rod in particular standing out as a guy with deep baseball knowledge and a thoughtful approach. Of course, when you sit A-Rod and his thoughtful approach next to Pete Rose, king of the hot take, you’re bound to get a few strange and uncomfortable moments.

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  • Navy Officer Tells Alaskans: Prepare For War  |  Peak Oil News and Message Boards

    The Daily Star has reported that a former high-ranking Naval official has evidence to suggest Russia is preparing to invade Alaska if war breaks out between the United States and Russia. “We are the verge of being invaded from Alaska all the way down into Canada and eventually the Northwest,” he said. The invasion, according to the Naval official, will begin via submarine incursion near the city of Wasilla, approximately 43 miles northeast of Anchorage. Wasilla is located along the coast of the Knik Arm, a body of water that branches into the Cook Inlet, which flows west into the Gulf of Alaska. “Our feeling in the Navy was that Obama had turned Alaska into a defenseless area that will serve

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  • Trump gains on Clinton, poll shows 'rigged' message resonates

    By Emily Stephenson and Amanda Becker NEWTOWN, Pa./CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gained on his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton among American voters this week, cutting her lead nearly in half, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling released on Friday. The polling data showed Trump's argument that the Nov. 8 election is "rigged" against him has resonated with members of his party. "Remember folks, it's a rigged system," Trump told a Pennsylvania rally on Friday.

  • KFC Sued for $20 Mil -- Your Overflowing Bucket of Chicken is a Finger Lickin' Lie (VIDEO)

    1 10/22/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF KFC ripped off a woman who ordered the bountiful bucket of chicken she saw on TV, but got a measly 8-piece instead ... according to her new lawsuit. The New York woman told us her story ... she went into a KFC and paid 20 bucks for the "Family Fill Up" deal -- expecting an overflowing feast -- but got cheated. She contacted KFC about the false advertising and a rep offered her a coupon for her troubles ... but she told them to eat it. Instead, she wants the restaurant chain to pay her $20 MILLION ... though she admits that number might be a tad high -- for a good reason. A KFC spokesperson tells us ... they've got this one in the bucket.

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  • Ask Amy: Second marriage leads back to first husband

    Dear Amy: I have been married to my second husband for five years. I hold a great deal of animosity toward him, because in the beginning of our relationship, he let his teenage children disrespect me. I became a person I did not recognize nor like. I felt like it was always three against one, and I had to stand up for myself, sometimes being a mean person. He also has medical issues because he doesn’t take care of himself. So now I live with a man who cannot be sexually intimate with me (and is okay with it). He shows me no affection but says that he loves me. I am constantly trying to create intimacy between us, but it is always in vain. I am only 49. A few months ago, my ex-husband started

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  • President Bill Murray: Cubs in 6!

    Bill Murray pretends to be the president; and also predicts the winner of the NLCS.

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  • Bermuda Triangle mystery solved? Experts say 'air bombs' sank ships and brought down planes

    The mystery of Bermuda Triangle may have been solved according to a new documentary. A documentary by the Science Channel showcases new satellite imagery from NASA over coastal Florida, revealing "a series of hexagon-shaped clouds," which meteorologists say can produce 170 mph (273kmph) wind air bombs above the Bermuda Triangle. Steve Miller, a satellite meteorologist from Colorado State University, says that the straight-edged appearance of the clouds is pretty unusual.

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  • Atieva, Now Lucid Motors, Previews a Camaro-Looking Tesla Model S Fighter

    Seriously. Tell us that front end doesn’t look like a fifth-gen Camaro.

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